UL’s O’Boyle named Sun Belt’s Men’s Runner of the Week

Press release from ragincajuns.com: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns cross country runner Damian O’Boyle picked up his first honor of the 2020 season on Thursday when he was named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Runner of the Week, the league office announced. O’Boyle, a native of Galway, Ireland, earned his first victory in a Ragin’ Cajuns uniform after claiming the 4-mile run at the ULM Warhawk Invitational last Friday. … Continue reading UL’s O’Boyle named Sun Belt’s Men’s Runner of the Week

Hurricane forces Mizzou at LSU game to be moved to Missouri

Press release from LSUSports.net: The Missouri at LSU football game scheduled for Saturday night in Baton Rouge has been moved to Columbia, Missouri, due to Hurricane Delta, it was announced Wednesday. The game will kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday on an ESPN platform to be announced. “Due to the pending impact of Hurricane Delta on Louisiana and the surrounding area, it is … Continue reading Hurricane forces Mizzou at LSU game to be moved to Missouri

Saints, Kamara reach agreement on five-year contract extension

Just one day before the 2020 season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a contract extension with running back Alvin Kamara. The agreement, first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is worth $75 million over five years. Kamara, 25, is entering his fourth year in the pros after being selected by New Orleans in the third … Continue reading Saints, Kamara reach agreement on five-year contract extension

SEC establishes new conference-only football start date

Press release from SECsports.com: The Southeastern Conference has established September 26 as the new kickoff for its 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics, as the 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday. The 2020 SEC football season … Continue reading SEC establishes new conference-only football start date

Cane Cutters’ series opener against San Antonio rained out

Unfavorable playing conditions have wiped out the series opener for the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League Tuesday night. The Cane Cutters (1-5) were set to open a three-game home stand against the San Antonio Flying Chanclas (4-2) tonight before the team announced via its official Twitter account that the game had been canceled due to heavy rainfall this afternoon. Due to unfavorable … Continue reading Cane Cutters’ series opener against San Antonio rained out

Former McNeese infielder Peterson entering seventh MLB season

When the 2020 Major League Baseball season gets underway July 24, former McNeese State University standout Jace Peterson will begin his second stint with the San Diego Padres. The 30-year-old Lake Charles native was selected by the Padres with the 58th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, making his major league debut with the club in 2014. After his rookie season in ’14, Peterson … Continue reading Former McNeese infielder Peterson entering seventh MLB season

UL athletics seeking nominations for Ragin’ Cajuns Hall of Fame

University of Louisiana at Lafayette has had an incredible amount of talented student-athletes spend their college careers donning the black and red. The athletics department at UL is now ready to celebrate the newest batch of former standout athletes with the next class of Ragin’ Cajun Athletics Hall of Fame members. As announced via ragincajuns.com, Hall of Fame nominations — which includes student athletes, coaches … Continue reading UL athletics seeking nominations for Ragin’ Cajuns Hall of Fame

LSU’s Gunnarsson named to Academic All-District team

Louisiana State University athletics announced this afternoon, via LSUSports.net, that a member of the women’s track & field team has been honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-District team selection. Lisa Gunnarsson, a junior LSU T&F member, was named to the team by earning a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) as a mechanical engineering major. Earlier this year, she became the second pole vaulter in program … Continue reading LSU’s Gunnarsson named to Academic All-District team

Current & former NFL players react to Brees’ comments on national anthem protest

Ever since the May 25 murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the hands of four police officers, celebrities, athletes, coaches and organizations have been speaking out and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. On Wednesday, Yahoo! Finance editor-at-large Daniel Roberts asked New Orleans Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees a simple question: “what is your responsibility, as … Continue reading Current & former NFL players react to Brees’ comments on national anthem protest