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New Orleans Saints
11:05 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Dramatic Last-Moment Field Goal Seals Saints Victory Over Tampa Bay, 16-14

Garrett Hartley’s game-clinching 27-yard field goal with five seconds left capped a wild Sunday night in Tampa Bay and sent the New Orleans Saints home with a win over the Buccaneers, 16-14.

It took the Saints just over a minute to drive 54 yards back down the field, after Tampa Bay’s own missed field goal, to set Hartley up to make the kick. The team was down by one, thanks to an earlier missed kick, and the points they gave back trying and failing to score a one-yard touchdown with just seconds to go in the first half.

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New Orleans Saints
6:40 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Last-Minute Heroics Help The Saints Top Atlanta, 23-17

Hundreds of newspapers dot the seats after the Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons, 23-17. Each seat in the Superdome had a special edition of the Advocate placed on it before the game.
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons at home in the Superdome Sunday afternoon, in a rollicking game that came down to the wire, as many games between these two rivals often do.

The Falcons offense, taking advantage of an invigorated but still-shaky Saints secondary, marched down the field with time expiring, but rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro tipped Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s fourth-down bullet with less than a minute to play, and Roman Harper intercepted it in the end zone.

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College Football
9:25 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Kansas State Bounces Back To Beat ULL 48-27

Tramaine Thompson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, Ty Zimmerman took an interception 32 yards for another score and Kansas State rebounded from a season-opening loss to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-27 Saturday night.

Thompson also returned a punt 61 yards to the 1-yard line in the third quarter to set up a touchdown by Jake Waters. Zimmerman's interception moments later gave Kansas State touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a span of minutes.

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Sports
4:38 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

Devon Walker smiles with his teammates after the school's home opener in New Orleans. A former team captain, Walker was paralyzed from the waist down during a tackle last September.
Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

When Devon Walker returned to the Tulane University campus last week, he was greeted with kisses in the hallways. Students and faculty applauded him.

One year ago this weekend, in the second game of the football season, Walker, a team captain for Tulane, went in for a tackle and broke his neck. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down.

For months, he recovered far from home in two different hospitals. But now he's back in Louisiana and re-enrolling at Tulane, in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Saints
5:40 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Saints Release 53-Man Roster, Announce Cuts

The New Orleans Saints have released their 53-man roster, making the final cuts to their preseason cadre of players as the team prepares to start the regular season.

There are a couple of surprises, including the release of wide receiver Courtney Roby and defensive end Jay Richardson, but the cast of the team remains largely the same.

The Saints full 2013-14 regular season roster can be found here.

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New Orleans Saints
12:28 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

ICYMI: Saints Drop Final Preseason Game To The Dolphins In Miami, 24-21

After more than a month of training camp and exhibition games, the Saints are finally just about ready for the regular season.

They wrapped up the preseason last night in Miami, and now they’ve got some tough choices to make.

The team must pare its roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening, and the front office will have to show many young and promising players the door.

The race among this year’s crop of talented receivers has been the team’s most entertaining preseason job competition.

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Home And Away
9:24 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Home And Away: Henry's Uptown Bar

Multiple generations of the Henry's family, along with mascot Arabella.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians, as important to us as the Jazz Fest and as essential to the character of the city and the region as Mardi Gras.

We live and die by our Saints, and our church is the Superdome. Well, it is for half the season — for the other half our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, and we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on… and to mourn their inconsistent ineptitude.

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New Orleans Saints
10:17 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Saints Remain Undefeated (In Preseason) With 31-23 Victory Over Houston

The third week of the NFL preseason is generally considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season.

And with that in mind, the Saints’ performance Sunday evening — a 31-23 victory over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium — was mostly positive.

Quarterback Drew Brees made quick work of the Texans’ defense, compiling 104 yards and a touchdown on four completions.

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New Orleans Saints
9:18 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Saints Cruise To Second Preseason Victory

It’s just two games into their preseason schedule, but the New Orleans Saints appear to be in mid-season form.

Saints starters on both sides of the ball played almost the entire first half in a 28-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

With the wide receiver corps still taking shape, quarterback Drew Brees involved several of his wide-outs early and often in the first half game plan.

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New Orleans Saints
7:15 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Legendary Saints Game Announcer Jerry Romig Reflects On His Career

Jerry Romig at his home, holding his Saints Hall of Fame trophy and a copy of the Aug. 16 Baton Rouge Advocate editorial celebrating his career.
Credit Eve Troeh / WWNO

Friday night's pre-season Saints game against the Oakland Raiders was a landmark event.

Not for the players on the field, so much as for the man in the announcing booth.

Jerry Romig has called more than 440 Saints games, in his 44-year history with the team, and this one was his last. Now, his son Mark Romig will take over the job.

Romig is a veteran broadcaster beyond football, having played key roles at WDSU and in the co-founding of New Orleans public television station WLAE.

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