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Sources: Texas A&M has contacted LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis

theadvocate.com — Texas A&M has reached out to LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis about its open coordinator position, multiple sources told The Advocate on Sunday. Chavis' intentions are not clear. LSU has offered Chavis a new contract with an extension, but it has not been signed, sources said.
Dec 22, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Playing the what-if game: Tigers would’ve looked mighty different had last year’s early exits stuck around

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /Sports/LSU/: LSU safety Ronald Martin asks himself the question a lot: What if the underclassmen from last season who left early for pro ball would have stayed another year? Imagine it. What if the reliable hands of Jarvis Landry were on the other end of those dropped
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Declining interest leads LSU to look at cutting costs

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /News/: LSU's Law Center is offering an incentive to seven professors if they retire next summer as it looks to cut costs amid a dwindling interest in law schools nationally. The professors, all older than 65 and tenured faculty members, have until Monday to deci

Funding for pre-K revamp uncertain

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /News/: Despite landing a $32 million federal grant this month, child care advocates say they are stumped on how Louisiana will pay for sweeping changes in its early childhood education system. "Money is the biggest issue, and right now, there is no money," said

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Video: Saints disagree with referees ruling not to overturn a Jimmy Graham fumble against the Atlanta Falcons

theadvocate.com — The Saints thought tight end Jimmy Graham caught a touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Referee John Parry upheld officials on-field coall that the play was a catch fumble, which cost the team a key touchdown.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @HuffAdvocate: Video: The #Saints disagree with referee's ruling not to overturn a Jimmy Graham fumble against the Falcons. theadvocate.com/sports/1115329…

Official John Parry: Not enough evidence to overturn Jimmy Graham fumble

blogs.theadvocate.com — Here is official John Parry's explanation for why Jimmy Graham's fourth-quarter fumble was not overturned to a touchdown following a replay: On what Parry saw on the replay: "We spent the full 60 seconds, and we looked at every (replay) angle. We primarily focused on the angle that was - I wouldn't say exactly - but...

Louisiana rice farmers could benefit from normalized Cuba relations

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /News/: The prospect for normalized relations with Cuba could be good news for Louisiana rice farmers, who have fought to reopen what had been a lucrative market before the 1962 embargo and again as recently as a decade ago. "That would be a very big deal for the
Dec 21, 2014

Louisiana rice farmers could benefit from normalized Cuba relations theadvocate.com/news/11138118-…

Family escapes but dog dies in house fire

theadvocate.com — Two people escaped an Erie Street house fire Saturday night, but the family dog fell victim to the blaze. The Baton Rouge Fire Department arrived at 2331 Erie St., about 10:50 p.m. Saturday and found flames engulfing the front of the house, fire department spokesman Mark Miles said Sunday in a news release.

Jefferson Parish Roster (Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic)

blogs.theadvocate.com — The Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic will be played on Monday at 5 p.m. at Tad Gormley Stadium. The game pits Jefferson Parish All Stars vs. Orleans Parish All Stars. Here is the roster for the Jefferson Parish team, coached by John Ehret's Corey Lambert. Jefferson Parish Roster Quarterbacks 8 Andrew Hicks, Belle Chasse 10 Tracy...

Orleans Parish roster (Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic)

blogs.theadvocate.com — The Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic will be played on Monday at 5 p.m. at Tad Gormley Stadium. The game pits Jefferson Parish All Stars vs. Orleans Parish All Stars. Here is the roster for the Orleans Parish team, coached by DeLasalle coach Ryan Manale. JerseyNumber Last Name First Name Position Height Weight School 1...

Star Falcons receiver Julio Jones will be good to go against the Saints: Reports

blogs.theadvocate.com — Julio Jones, the Falcons' star wide receiver, will play at New Orleans on Sunday, according to multiple media reports. Despite missing last week because he was hurt, Jones is second in the NFL in receiving yards (1,428). He is also second on the Falcons in touchdown catches (six), behind only wideout Roddy White (seven).

Welcome to the Superdome

blogs.theadvocate.com — The NFC South title is on the line today. Maybe. Kind of. Possibly. If the Saints drop the Falcons today at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns take care of the Carolina Panthers, then New Orleans would claim the division crown. If the Saints lose, and Carolina wins, then the winner...

Quin Hillyer: Race for governor could bring surprises

theadvocate.com — Unhatched political chickens? Don't count them, of course. Especially in a Louisiana governor's race, like the one about to kick into gear early in 2015. In early spring of 1987, a Tulane law student and former intern in Bob Livingston's congressional office named Bob Eitel produced a thoughtful memo for his friends in Livingston's campaign for governor.
Dec 21, 2014

As @QuinHillyer notes, La. gov races often produce surprises, i.e., Vitter is no shoo-in theadvocate.com/columnists/111…

Fambrough: Redemptorist’s shuttering costs Baton Rouge a meaningful aspect of its sports history

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /Sports/: Who doesn't love a story about the underdog who somehow rises from the ashes like a Phoenix and then soars to new heights? Sadly, that can't be Redemptorist's story any more. The Baton Rouge Diocese's decision to close the 67-year-old school June 30 came

More or less? Jail costs at issue in East Baton Rouge jail proposal

theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, /News/: At any given time, between 400 and 700 East Baton Rouge Parish inmates are housed in jails across the state - some as far-flung as East Carroll Parish in Louisiana's remote northeast corner. It's a less than ideal situation for law enforcement and crimin
Dec 20, 2014

More or less? Jail costs at issue in East Baton Rouge jail proposal theadvocate.com/news/11109900-…

Marchers in Lafayette ‘Lives Matter Rally’ draw cheers, jeers

theadvocate.com — Dense holiday traffic inched along Ambassador Caffery Parkway at Dover Boulevard in Lafayette Saturday afternoon as more than 100 protesters with a "Lives Matter Rally" lay silent upon a grassy patch beside the roadway.
Dec 20, 2014

Marchers in Lafayette ‘Lives Matter Rally’ draw cheers, jeers theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/…

Geismar residents voice concerns about plans for sewage treatment plant

theadvocate.com — GONZALES - The proposed location of the central treatment plant for a future Ascension Parish sewer system has raised concerns among the Geismar residents who would be its neighbors one day. Parish Councilman Travis Turner said Friday that residents in his council district, which includes Geismar and the proposed plant site, are telling him they are opposed to the site and are concerned about odors from the treatment facility.
Dec 20, 2014

Geismar residents voice concerns about plans for sewage treatment plant theadvocate.com/news/weeklies/…

From the ice rinks of north Alabama to Death Valley, LSU fullback Connor Neighbors is all about playing aggressively

theadvocate.com — Somewhere in his apartment, Logan Stokes can find a pile of hockey gear: a puck, stick, helmet with a facemask, shoulder pads, shin guards and gloves. They belong to his roommate, LSU fullback Connor Neighbors, one of the biggest Southern-born hockey fans - and former players - you'll find.
Dec 21, 2014

#LSU FB Connor Neighbors didn't magically become one of CFB's headhunters - he learned it on the ice playing hockey. bit.ly/1DYy1XW