Lagniappe Sports

NCAA Hall of Champions selects painting from Baton Rouge artist for display

A painting created by Baton Rouge artist Christopher Turner during the Final Four at the New Orleans Superdome is now on display at the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indiana.

Pelican officially new mascot of New Orleans NBA team

New Orleans Hornets Owner Tom Benson announced today that at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, the name of the team will become the New Orleans Pelicans.

Visually impaired students set to show off wrestling,cheering skills

The Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired (LSVI) is hosting an athletic conference of the South Central Association of Schools for the Blind (SCASB) on January 24-26, 2013.

Cycling advocates see minimal impact from Lance Armstrong admission

Lance Armstrong was one of the most popular athletes in the country. Now he is considered a cheater and a fraud in the eyes of millions.

Alicia Keys to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII

Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVII pregame festivities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, the NFL announced today.

Lance Armstrong stripped of Olympic medal

Not only is disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong no longer officially a Tour de France winner -- he's no longer an Olympic medalist either.

Rain clears in time for annual Louisiana Marathon

The recent nasty weather will be out of the way for this weekend when thousands from not only the nation, but across the world, will be in Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Marathon.

How much does the SEC spend on athletes?

College sports are big business, but just how big? A recent study shows just how much money is being spent on college athletes.

Dutchtown's Lacy declares for NFL draft

Monday night’s BCS Championship game MVP Eddie Lacy announced he’ll skip his senior season at Alabama and enter the NFL draft.

LSU Tai Chi has positive effects on Parkinson's research

A large room at the University United Methodist Church fills with gentle music as Tai Chi instructor Zhujun Pan leads a group of older adults in exercises. They walk to the front of the room slowly and then walk carefully backwards.

Hornets head coach thanks fans for winning streak

The New Orleans Hornets are on their longest winning streak of the year. The team's three victories in a row account for one-third of their wins this season.

Former NFl-er Seau had brain disease that comes from hits to head, NIH finds

Star NFL linebacker Junior Seau -- just 43 years old when he took his own life last May -- suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative brain disease that can follow multiple hits to the head, the National Institutes of H

Pickleball picking up in popularity in Louisiana

Are you looking to stick to your health based New Year’s resolution or searching for a new hobby? Pickleball could be just what you need.

Game? What game? There's a pretty woman in the stands!

When you get bored, your eyes wander.

Former NFL players' brains may show marker for cognitive issues

A marker for later cognitive problems may be starting to show up in the brain tissue of former National Football League players.