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Super Bowl Fun Facts

Oh, how the Super Bowl has changed in the last XLVII years.

Former Saint and Super Bowl great discusses new book, the big game, father's struggles and God

As the 49ers and Ravens take the field in New Orleans' Super Dome for Super Bowl XLVII, a man very familiar with that field, Chris Reis, will be watching the game with his family.

A tale of two former NFL players -- and their brains

About a year ago, a former quarterback with the San Diego Chargers and a retired linebacker with the Minnesota Vikings lifted their once-sturdy frames onto a cold examination table.

LSU graduate launches site focused on Louisiana football

When LSU Manship School of Mass Communication master’s student Michael Wunderlich walked into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to cover Super Bowl Media Day, he felt like he was in a dream.

Family and Football: Weiner's understand Harbaugh family emotions

Sunday night the Harbaugh brothers will make history as they will become the first pair of brothers to take the field for a Super Bowl. Locally, in the Baton Rouge area, two head coaches know the emotions when football and family collide.

Super Bowl players with Louisiana connections proud to play in Superdome

Wandering the Superdome turf on Super Bowl Media Day is an interesting spectacle in itself.

Super Bowl players scheduled for autograph appearances in New Orleans

The NFL Experience driven by GMC, pro football's interactive theme park, announced the schedule and names of NFL players participating in public autograph signings during the 2013 event, Jan. 30-Feb. 3 at Ernest N.

Visually impaired students take on southern rivals at wrestling and cheerleading competition

Extraordinary kids here in Louisiana are taking the sports of wrestling and cheerleading to a whole new level, because they're doing it partially or fully blind!

Students with disabilities will gain chance to play on traditional sports teams

Students with disabilities who want to play on traditional sports teams will now have a chance.

Private, public schools to be separated in football postseason

Today the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to change the way the football playoff format is structured.

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.