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New Orleans Saints
4:12 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Saints Roar Back From Bye Week With 35-17 Win Over Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills came into the Superdome Sunday with a 3-4 record. It’s a team many commentators were saying is better than their record shows.

But they ran right into a rested and rejuvenated Saints team, who came off the bye week ready to get back on track after a heartbreaking loss to New England the week before.

Drew Brees threw five touchdowns, and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

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Sports
10:49 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later, if you want to find out what actress Alfre Woodard likes to listen to, to relax or get inspired, we will tell you. But first, we want to talk football. This is the time of year when a number of schools are celebrating homecoming, but there was no homecoming football game at Jackson State University in Mississippi this past weekend. That's because a majority of players on the visiting team, Grambling State University, refused to play.

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New Orleans Saints
7:31 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Saints Drop Heartbreaker In New England, 30-27

The New Orleans Saints gave up their first loss of the season to the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., 30-27.

Sunday's loss to the Patriots wasn’t the fault of the Saints' defense.

Rob Ryan’s squad gave the team two chances to win the game in the final minutes. All they needed was a first down and the game would be over. But the Saints’ offense blew both chances to run out the clock, and a rare poor punt by Thomas Morstead gave the Pats good field position.

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New Orleans Saints
5:28 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

New Orleans Saints Still Undefeated, Beat Bears In Chicago 26-18

The New Orleans Saints are undefeated, winning their fifth game in a 26-18 victory over the Bears in Chicago.

The Saints hadn’t won a game at Soldier Field since Oct. 8, 2000. Their last game in Chicago — the 2008 NFC Championship game — ended in a bitter overtime loss.

But this is 2013. The Saints’ lauded offense is firing on all cylinders, and their defense is now seen as one of the top secondaries in the league.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:28 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South

Taylor Mathis traveled to Southeastern college towns collecting stories about tailgating on game day. Taylor was received warmly in Baton Rouge; he ate seven different meats in a single day.
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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It.

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Tropical Storm Karen
11:45 am
Fri October 4, 2013

University Of Louisiana At Lafayette Monitoring Storm

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is planning to continue all normal operations throughout Tropical Storm Karen, the university announced today in a press release posted to its Facebook page. That includes Saturday's home football game against Texas State.

University officials say they are monitoring the storm as it develops, and will post updates if the situation changes to campus notification systems, websites, social media and other outlets.

New Orleans Saints
12:11 am
Tue October 1, 2013

New Orleans Saints Thrash Visiting Miami Dolphins In 38-17 Monday Night Victory

It was another record-setting night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense, as they dispatched the visiting Miami Dolphins 38-17 in the Superdome.

 

The Saints made it look easy, dominating the Miami Dolphins on both sides of the ball in their ninth straight Monday Night Football victory.

Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham combined for four touchdowns, and the Saints’ now-stellar defense forced three interceptions and a fumble out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

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New Orleans Saints
1:22 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

New Orleans City Hall To Close Early For Saints Game

New Orleans City Hall will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in advance of the evening Saints game in the Superdome.

The city says the early closing time is due to an expected increase in traffic that will impact and limit access to city hall for residents. City hall is scheduled to resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins (3-0) is scheduled to kick off at 7:40 p.m.

Latest News
7:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Groundbreaking Set For Ninth Ward Football Facility

Construction is set for a new football field, track and stadium facilities for Carver High School.

New Orleans leaders are gathering Thursday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s been called the Field of Dreams. It’s become another landmark to Hurricane Katrina recovery.

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New Orleans Saints
4:04 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

New Orleans Saints Overcome First Half Woes In 31-7 Win Over Arizona Cardinals

The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.

The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.

It was the only time they would score.

In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.

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