Former McNeese softball star Piancastelli talks Athletes Unlimited, Olympics & more

Erika Piancastelli has been busy since playing her final collegiate game in 2018. The former McNeese State University star catcher completed her collegiate career as a four-time First Team All-Southland Conference selection and still holds a slew of conference records. Born in Italy, Piancastelli moved to California as a child and would later find herself in Lake Charles, La. for college ball. It wasn’t long … Continue reading Former McNeese softball star Piancastelli talks Athletes Unlimited, Olympics & more

Burrow tosses for 316 yards, 3 TD in 35-30 Week 2 loss

Joe Burrow had a “Welcome to the NFL” moment Thursday night. Despite tossing for 316 yards and a trio of touchdowns on 37-of-61 passing, the Cincinnati Bengals fell to 0-2 on the season following a 35-30 loss to the division rival Cleveland Browns. The former LSU star quarterback, in just his second professional start, led the Bengals on scoring drives on each of the team’s … Continue reading Burrow tosses for 316 yards, 3 TD in 35-30 Week 2 loss

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

Saints: Brees set to face Brady for 6th time

When the New Orleans Saints kick off the 2020 NFL season this Sunday, two future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks will take the field across from one another. The 41-year-old Drew Brees, entering his 15th season with the Saints and 20th overall, will be going head-to-head with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady. The 43-year-old Brady is also set to begin his 20th season … Continue reading Saints: Brees set to face Brady for 6th time

Former LSU QB Burrow speaks out against police brutality, stands with Bengals teammates

Louisiana State University’s national championship quarterback Joe Burrow hasn’t even thrown a pass in the National Football League but he is already making his mark at the professional level. The 23-year-old white quarterback, eight months removed from capping one of the all-time best seasons by a college football quarterback by capturing a national title for the Tigers, has been outspoken on social media. The No. … Continue reading Former LSU QB Burrow speaks out against police brutality, stands with Bengals teammates

Lafayette native, LSU product Stevenson in Nationals’ opening day lineup

When the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals took the field in Thursday night’s Major League Baseball season-opener against the New York Yankees, a familiar face was in the starting lineup. Andrew Stevenson, a Lafayette, Louisiana native, made the start in left field and hit eighth in the batting order. In New York’s rain-shortened 4-1 victory, Stevenson went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts. Making … Continue reading Lafayette native, LSU product Stevenson in Nationals’ opening day lineup

MLB Draft Day 2: LSU’s Henry, Cabrera selected in 2nd round

Day 2 of the annual MLB Draft kicked off this evening. With zero LSU Tigers being taken in last night’s first round, it didn’t take long into the night before a Tiger was taken off the board Thursday. The defending champion Washington Nationals selected LSU right-hander Cole Henry with the 55th overall pick. Just seven picks later, Henry’s teammate Daniel Cabrera was nabbed by the … Continue reading MLB Draft Day 2: LSU’s Henry, Cabrera selected in 2nd round

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

Schedule release: Saints set to have 4 prime-time games in 2020

The National Football League isn’t letting the Coronavirus outbreak and global shutdown preventing it from moving forward with the 2020 season. Thursday evening, the league officially unveiled the regular season slate of games for all 32 teams. The New Orleans Saints, coming off a 13-3 season in which they clinched a third consecutive NFC South title, have four prime-time games on tap — three of … Continue reading Schedule release: Saints set to have 4 prime-time games in 2020

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