Lagniappe Sports

$1.2 million of state money to go to improvements on 25 football fields at Nicholls State

Governor Bobby Jindal announced a $1.2 million investment has been made to revitalize 25 playing fields at Nicholls State University.

Pelicans acquire Tyreke Evans and Jeff Withey In three-team trade

The New Orleans Pelicans acquired guard Tyreke Evans from the Sacramento Kings and center Jeff Withey from the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team trade, it was announced today by General Manager Dell Demps.

BRBVA/Team Automotive Group Sportsplex Announces Hometown Heroes Clinic

BRBVA/Team Automotive Group Sportsplex will host a unique one day hoops experience called Hometown Heroes in Baton Rouge this summer for youth grades 5th and up on Saturday, July 20th..

450 people investing $6,000 needed to reopen historic golf course

A plan is being set in motion to save at The Oaks at Sherwood Golf Course. It will require 450 people to invest $6,000.

Andy Murray could make $20 million a year

Andy Murray is set to win big from sponsorships and endorsement deals after becoming the first British tennis player in 77 years to win the prestigious Wimbledon men's championship.

Dream Date: Lolo Jones agrees to date with college student Bubby Lyles

July 5, 2013 Lyles tells NBC33 News that Lolo Jones' agent has been in contact with him and the parties are "setting something up." July 3, 2013

Courtney wins Baton Rouge hot dog eating contest

Chris Courtney downed 15 hotdogs in ten minutes to take home the 2013 Frankie’s Dawg House Hot Dog Eating Contest.

New Orleans sportscaster Kenny Wilkerson dies from complications caused by long battle with cancer

Longtime New Orleans sportscaster and award-winning journalist Kenneth Wilkerson died Monday in his Pearl River home due to complications from a lingering battle with cancer.

Pelicans unveil court for 2013-14 season

The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled the first ever rebranded New Orleans Arena court design for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Pelicans.com. Attached is an illustration of the new Pelicans court design.

Baton Rouge to host national dancesport championship; first time in Louisiana

The 2013 national dancesport championship competition for the Senior IV age division will be held in Baton Rouge on June 28-29. This will be the first time a national championship event in dancesport has been held in Louisiana.

Tracy leads Boys Division by six strokes at Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs

Zach Tracy of Houston, Texas, leads by six strokes with a two-day total of 6-under-par 140 in the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs.

U.S. star Wambach breaks Hamm's world scoring record

When a 21-year-old Abby Wambach made her debut for the United States on September 9, 2001, Mia Hamm scored twice in a 4-1 win over Germany.

LHSAA sets Prep Classic football schedule

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last week at its annual summer meeting that it will play four additional state championships for a total of nine state football championships in 2013.

Butt pat lands former NFL star Chad Johnson in jail

As an NFL player, Chad Johnson patted a lot of men on the butt when he liked their work, but on Monday, defendant Chad Johnson found out that one Florida courtroom was not the place to play that game.

College student snags job as minor league baseball announcer

A South Texas College Student and Edinburg native is overcoming adversity to be part of a local baseball team.