Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

Press release from Tulane athletics: The Tulane University football team will send five players to the National Football League for the second consecutive season. Tulane’s list of professional players grew to five after running back Darius Bradwell, wide receiver Jalen McCleskey and offensive lineman Christian Montano each signed free agent contracts with the Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively. The three free … Continue reading Tulane’s Bradwell, McCleskey and Montano ink NFL free agent contracts

Winston signs 1-year deal with Saints

The New Orleans Saints may have found Drew Brees’ successor. At just 26 years of age, the Saints have agreed on a one-year contract worth $1.1 million. The newly-signed Winston, coming off a record-breaking season with the Bucs in which he became the first player in NFL history to join the 30-30 club (33 touchdowns, 30 interceptions), will likely serve as the third-string QB behind … Continue reading Winston signs 1-year deal with Saints

UL softball introduces two new additions for 2021

Louisiana softball coach Gerry Glasco signed a pair of players — one transfer, one high school product — in February and formally introduced them as the newest members of the team on Monday, according to UL’s official athletics website. Jade Gortarez, a grad transfer from Arizona State, will join UL’s infield, while pitcher/first baseman Brinson Rogers signed with the program from Statesboro High, Ga. In … Continue reading UL softball introduces two new additions for 2021

Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Not only is Kevin Dotson’s NFL dream coming true, but the lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan was even selected by his favorite team. The Steelers used the 135th overall pick in the NFL Draft’s fourth round Saturday afternoon to add the University of Louisiana at Lafayette guard to its offensive line depth. The 6’4″/321-pounder became the first non-Combine participant to be drafted and joins fellow teammate … Continue reading Dotson becomes 2nd UL player selected in NFL Draft

Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

Just two Louisiana Tech players were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft this past weekend. Those selections, however, just so happened to come in consecutive picks. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs nabbed safety L’Jarius Sneed with the 138th overall pick in Saturday’s fourth round. One pick later, the Las Vegas Raiders selected cornerback Amik Robertson with the 139th pick. The 6’1″/193-pound Sneed, … Continue reading Pair of La. Tech DBs selected with consecutive picks

UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

He didn’t have long to wait on Day 2. With the seventh pick in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, the Miami Dolphins improved its offensive line with the selection of University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Robert Hunt. Hunt, 23, will help protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Miami’s fifth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round. In 2019, Hunt earned a First Team … Continue reading UL’s Hunt selected in 2nd round

Burrow goes No. 1; 4 more LSU players selected in NFL Draft opening round

Joe Burrow won’t have to go too far. It’s just a short two and a half hour drive from where he went to high school — in The Plains, Ohio — to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. On Thursday night, the Bengals made the LSU quarterback the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. The selection makes the Heisman Trophy winner the third player — … Continue reading Burrow goes No. 1; 4 more LSU players selected in NFL Draft opening round

Tulane’s Olthoff led strong pitching staff prior to season cancellation

Having your season canceled due to a global pandemic is already difficult enough. But to have it end after collecting 15 wins in the team’s first 17 games Prior to the NCAA wiping out the remainder of the spring sports season in March, the Tulane University baseball squad had posted a record of 15-2. The bats were hot, but it was perhaps the pitching trio … Continue reading Tulane’s Olthoff led strong pitching staff prior to season cancellation

UL basketball adds transfer Butts

Longtime University of Louisiana men’s basketball coach Bob Marlin announced the addition of guard Devin Butts, according to UL’s official athletic website. Butts, transferring in from Mississippi State, played in six games, averaging 1.0 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.2 steals per game during his freshman year this past winter. The 6’5″ guard from Macon, Ga. was a two-time All-State player in high school, averaging 28.0 … Continue reading UL basketball adds transfer Butts

Cajun Crown on the line in September

As long as the COVID-19 outbreak doesn’t have anything to say about it, the “Cajun Crown” is set to be handed out in early September. For the first time since 2016, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette vs. McNeese State University rivalry is set to return to open the football season Sept. 5 at Cajun Field. Overall, McNeese State leads the series, putting up a … Continue reading Cajun Crown on the line in September