Lagniappe Sports

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.

NCAA looks at new plan to pay stipends for its athletes

The NCAA says playing college sports is a full time job and is proposing a stipend that would allow colleges to pay more for those who participate.

Young basketball player collapses during game, dies

Jeremy Nelson, 12, became the latest Buford athlete to die while doing what he loved: playing a sport.

Super Bowl ad price hits record $4 million

Advertisers are paying top dollar for Super Bowl commercials this year, with the price of a 30-second spot hitting a record high of at least $4 million.

Big Easy Super Bowl spells big bucks for Baton Rouge

The Super Bowl usually means super bucks for the host city. With the big show taking place in the Big Easy, Baton Rouge leaders are already figuring out how they can cash in on the thousands of tourists flocking to the game.

New Orleans road closures, traffic plan for Super Bowl XLVII

In anticipation of preparations for Super Bowl XLVII, Mayor Landrieu, the City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the New Orleans Police Department unveiled the preliminary

Report: Atlanta Braves may bring back 'screaming Indian' logo

The Atlanta Braves are reportedly bringing back a controversial screaming Indian logo in their new design for batting practice caps, unveiled in a blog post on ESPN.

Score a spot on stage with Beyonce at the Super Bowl

Scoring sideline seats at the Super Bowl would be a dream come true for many football fans out there. So imagine winning a spot on the half-time stage next to mega-star Beyonce. YOU CAN!