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Khiry Robinson, Kyle Knox out for Saints’ game against Ravens on Monday night — Saints running back Khiry Robinson will miss his fifth straight game because of a hurt forearm when the Ravens visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night. The 4-6 Saints on Saturday ruled out Robinson and reserve linebacker Kyle Knox (hand) with their injuries after they missed practices Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Nov 22, 2014

ICYMI, #saints scratch Khiry Robinson, Kyle Knox for Monday night game vs. Ravens. More on who's in, out for game |…

LSU’s La’el Collins has seemingly made all the right decisions - and now the NFL is set to choose him — Baton Rouge, /Sports/: On the night Jeremy Hill found trouble in the parking lot of a Baton Rouge bar, La'el Collins just went home. Todd Black remembers it well. The three had eaten at a restaurant a few hours before Hill sucker-punched a man outside of Reggie's Bar. Collins
Nov 22, 2014

#LSU LT La'el Collins helped raise siblings w/father imprisoned. He made right choices, including staying 1 more yr

Nov 22, 2014

RT @DellengerAdv: #LSU LT La'el Collins helped raise siblings w/father imprisoned. He made right choices, including staying 1 more year…

Nov 22, 2014

#LSU LT La'el Collins helped raise siblings w/father imprisoned. He made right choices, including staying 1 more year…

Opening Tip: LSU vs. Old Dominion — GREETINGS FROM PARADISE Opening Tip will be posted about five hours before each game this basketball season. General Info What: LSU (2-0) vs. Old Dominion (2-0) When: 5:30 p.m. Friday Where: UVI Sports and Fitness Center, Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands TV: CBS Sports In-game updates on Twitter: @MicklesAdvocate On deck: Depending on the outcome of...

LSU basketball notes: Old Dominion claims all-Jones coaching matchup — Baton Rouge, /Sports/: CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands - When LSU met Old Dominion in the opening round of the Paradise Jam on Friday night, Tigers coach Johnny Jones saw a familiar face on the opposing team's bench. Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones , who is in his second sea

SEC football capsules — Eastern Kentucky (9-2) at Florida (5-4, 4-4 SEC) WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday. WHERE: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548). TV: SEC Network. SERIES: First meeting. BETTING LINE: N/A. STAT THAT MATTERS: Against nonconference competition in 2014, Florida's defense is allowing only 2.3 yards per play. NOTES: A new era for Florida football will unfold soon enough.

LSU men fall 70-61 to Old Dominion for their first loss — Baton Rouge, /Sports/LSU/: CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands - The LSU basketball team trailed at halftime for the third time in as many games this season in the Tigers' opening game of the Paradise Jam on Friday. But unlike their first two games against Gardner-Webb and Texas Tech

Jonathan Goodwin has no plans to leave the side of agent Ben Dogra, fired by CAA — Like the vast majority of the public, Saints center Jonathan Goodwin isn't sure why the talent and sports agency CAA recently fired his agent, Rakshpal Ben "Ben" Dogra. All the 13-year NFL veteran knew Friday was he had no plans to leave his professional relationship with Dogra.
Nov 21, 2014

#saints C Jonathan Goodwin has no plans to leave the side of agent Ben Dogra, recently fired by CAA |

Gonzales police seeking man in armed assault in bar parking lot — Baton Rouge, /News/: GONZALES - Gonzales police officers continued to search Friday evening for a man seen hitting another man in the head with a pistol in a Gonzales bar parking lot earlier this month. The alleged attacker, Adrian Melo Salas, 24, 309 E. Verna St., Gonzales,

True BR: Tiger Stadium an iconic destination in Baton Rouge (Video) — Baton Rouge, /TrueBR/: Ronnie Haliburton, former LSU player and now Senior Associate Athletic Director in charge of LSU facilities and grounds, shares why he believes Tiger Stadium is an iconic part of Baton Rouge. True BR is a weekly video series that will examine the sights,

Ragin’ Cajuns’ Hunter Stover makes mark as ‘missile kicker’ — Baton Rouge, /Sports/ULLafayette/: LAFAYETTE - Hunter Stover likes to tackle people. He likes racing down the field after the ball is sent end-over-end on the kickoff and putting a lick on the guy dumb enough to try to run it back. Does it matter that he's the guy kicking the ball off?

SU presidential hunt proceeds with qualms — Baton Rouge, /Home/: The group that hopes to find a new leader for the Southern University System is pushing forward with its quick search process, despite concerns that have been voiced by faculty members, alumni and even some members of the search committee itself. The sear
Nov 21, 2014

Southern accidentally left out a nominee in reply to my records request (yesterday's story). Updated info in latest:

Nov 21, 2014

Southern University System's hunt for a new president proceeds with qualms via @theadvocatebr (cc: @HBCUDigest)

Southern panel considering candidates for president — Langston University President Kent Smith also has been nominated to become president of the Southern University System. Smith's nomination wasn't included in records provided to The Advocate this week by mistake. The brief nomination email from Jason Scott notes that Smith is a Louisiana native who has degrees from Southern University.

City Hall Buzz: Library Board wants to give director a raise, but can’t — Baton Rouge, /News/: East Baton Rouge Library Board members say Library Director Spencer Watts deserves a raise. But he's at the top of his position's pay scale, and efforts in the past to increase the range have failed. See the full story here.

Explosion rocks oil platform in Gulf, kills one, injures three — Baton Rouge, /Sports/Outdoors/: NEW ORLEANS - The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is responding to an explosion at the drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that killed one person and injured three others approximately 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans, Chauntra Ri

Rummel - Teurlings Catholic Saturday game time changed to 2 p.m. — Saturday's game between Rummel and Teurlings Catholic will be played at 2 p.m. at Yenni Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., but was moved up five hours because of possible inclement weather. "They are coming from Lafayette, so we felt like it would be better for the fans coming back and forth...

What to know as early voting starts Saturday — Early voting opens Saturday for any of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters seeking to cast their ballots in advance of Louisiana's December runoff. The Dec. 6 election will settle hotly contested congressional races, along with local competitions for mayors, district attorneys, judgeships and school board seats. See your customized sample ballot here.

Vacant jobs eliminated to help balance the state budget — Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announced Friday the elimination of 167 vacant positions as part of a mid-year budget reduction plan that addresses the state's $171 million mid-year deficit. Getting rid of those jobs will save $12.17 million. "None of the positions that were taken were filled," Nichols said.

Legislator asks for early voting extension — Baton Rouge, /News/: A West Monroe legislator is asking the state's top elections official to re-instate the full week of early voting in advance of the Dec. 6 elections. Early voting opens Saturday and ends Nov. 29 for the election which features the U.S. Senate runoff at t

Luke! Luke! Luke! Will Les Miles let the Marine play? — Baton Rouge, /Home/: Luke Boyd isn't like everyone else on the LSU football team. He's 27 years old. He's a walk-on. And he's an active Marine who has spent time in Afghanistan. Read The Advocate's preseason feature on Boyd. As LSU closes its regular season on Thanksgiving ni
Nov 21, 2014

If you missed it this morning, state official petitions Les Miles to let #LSU walk-on WR Luke Boyd play -