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1:41 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Will More College Football Teams Rebel?

Grambling running back Jestin Kelly (28) searches for running room against Texas Southern in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Grambling, La., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Kita Wright/AP)

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:27 pm

The football players at Grambling State staged a boycott last month that forced the school to forfeit one of its games.

Among the issues the players complained about were poor facilities and long bus trips to games. The school pledged to work on those issues.

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Code Switch
9:02 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Football Player Boycott At Grambling Highlights Budget Woes

A sparse but enthusiastic crowd watches Jackson State during a scrimmage at homecoming. Jackson State filed suit against Grambling State for lost revenue after a boycott by Grambling players prompted Jackson State's homecoming game to be canceled.
Charles Smith AP

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 4:57 pm

If you're not a big college football fan, you may have missed the story of an unprecedented player revolt.

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New Orleans Saints
11:11 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Saints Trample Cowboys In 49-17 Win

 

The New Orleans Saints blew out the visiting Dallas Cowboys Sunday night with an offensive steamroller.

The Saints put up 625 yards of offense, and set the NFL record with 40 first downs in a single game. It’s a stark turnabout from recent weeks, when offensive misfires cost the Saints dearly.

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New Orleans Saints
5:16 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints Drop Game To NY Jets, 26-20

The New Orleans Saints gave up their second loss of the season Sunday afternoon, losing at the Meadowlands to the New York Jets, 26-20.

It was a game punctuated by a weak offensive line, questionable play calling and an inability for Rob Ryan’s defense to adjust to the Jets’ run game.

Ryan is now 0-5 in his NFL career versus his twin brother Rex, the coach of the Jets.

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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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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.

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