Lagniappe Sports

Special Olympics torch run crosses through Bossier

Airman 1st Class Clayton Wilson leads the way down Texas Street with the Special Olympics torch for the Bossier leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday, May 11, in the morning.

NSU game vs. Louisiana Tech canceled due to fire

Northwestern State's baseball game against Louisiana Tech Wednesday night has been canceled due to a transformer fire behind the right field wall at Brown-Stroud Field.

Blind skydivers put their skills to the test

Sunday was a thrill of a lifetime for twenty students from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The high school students, both blind and visually impaired, jumped from a plane in San Marcos early Sunday morning.

IHRA's Nitro Jam brings speed, power to locals

The IHRA’s Mardi Gras Nitro Jam is back in the Baton Rouge area for the fourth consecutive year. A couple of world record holders will be in action to showcase their speed to the locals. Click on the video for the complete story.

Louisiana Tech moves to Conference USA in 2013

In a news conference on campus on Friday, Louisiana Tech University accepted an invitation to join Conference USA in all sports starting in July 2013.

Celebrations are underway ahead of the Kentucky Derby

Tens of thousands of people are pouring into Kentucky for this weekend's derby. Even though the "most exciting two minutes in sports" doesn't happen until Saturday afternoon, the stands are already full.

EX5 adds healthier option to sports drinks

An athlete’s vision and a scientist’s mind collided in the labs of South Louisiana producing one of the newest sports drink on the market.

Daredevils leap from top of Hawaii highrise

Would you jump off a 37 story building? Five men did just that on Friday the 13th in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Your dinner could help support the Red Stick Roller Derby

Some people like to go to the movies while others get a kick from bar hopping. These women enjoy skating in the every-growing sport that is spreading across the nation, roller derby.

Southeastern honors one of its legendary athletes

A special dedication ceremony will happen today, Thursday, April 19, in Hammond. One of Southeastern’s legendary athletes will be recognized.

Coast to Coast for a Cause

There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races.

Tom Benson sends out letter to Hornet's fans

Dear NOLA Sports Fans,

Will Tom Benson's purchase of the Hornets help rebuild the struggling team?

The New Orleans Hornets have new ownership tonight. This after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced he bought the Hornets franchise earlier today. Benson will reportedly pay $338-million for the team.

Zurich Classic returns for another year in Baton Rouge

For the forth straight year, Baton Rouge will experience the excitement of the PGA tour. The fourth annual Zurich classic Baton Rouge Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held at the University Club starting April 25, 2012.

RAT amateur skate competition adds BR to tour stop

Baton Rouge is starting to get a rep in the world of extreme sports thanks to the efforts by groups such as BREC as well as local businesses and enthusiasts. This weekend another mile stone for will be reached in the Capital City.