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9:30 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Women On The Gridiron: The New Orleans MOJO

The New Orleans MOJO, hosting the Phoenix Phantomz on April 13.
Margaret Broach New Orleans MOJO

The New Orleans Saints pre-season starts August 25 when they take on the Houston Texans. But for football fanatics who just can’t wait that long, don’t fret — there is another team in town.

It is two minutes to game time. The players are amped up, suited up and huddled around their coach for one last pep talk before heading to the field. But this team probably isn’t what usually comes to mind when people think of professional football.

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New Orleans Saints
8:50 am
Fri April 26, 2013

2013 NFL Draft: Saints Take Kenny Vaccaro In First Round

The New Orleans Saints are coming off the worst defensive season of any team in NFL history, and Thursday night’s selection of safety Kenny Vaccaro is intended to be a critical piece in the shake up of their troubled secondary.

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Prep Football
9:51 am
Wed March 6, 2013

High School Leaders at Odds Over Football Playoffs

Louisiana's high schools leaders are clashing over new plans for football playoffs.

A decision by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association will separate traditional public school football playoffs from those held by private, magnet and charter schools.

Public school principals who pushed the separation told lawmakers Tuesday that the other schools have unfair rules that allow them to cherry-pick the kinds of students — and football players — they take.

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Prep Football
2:37 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Public and Selection-Admission High Schools Butt Heads Over Football Playoff Split

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:50 pm

Members of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss the recent vote to split high school football playoffs into two separate divisions; one for public schools and another for select-admission schools, such as private or parochial schools.


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College Football
10:40 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Dameron Named Defensive Coordinator at La. Tech

Louisiana Tech has named Kim Dameron as the team's defensive coordinator.

Coach Skip Holtz said Tuesday Dameron brings 14 years of experience in that role to the Bulldogs' program.

Dameron joins Tech after spending two years at Cornell, serving as safeties coach and defensive coordinator. He also spent three seasons with Ole Miss as safeties coach and saw two of his players drafted by the NFL. Prior to that, he served as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Monroe, Stephen F. Austin, Eastern Illinois and Cincinnati.

Prep Football
1:01 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Long-Time HS Football Coach: 'Playoff Split Changes What LHSAA Is All About'

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 10:04 am

At the end of January, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to separate high school football playoffs into two divisions: one for select admission schools – such as private and parochial schools – and another for non-select public schools. 

Baton Rouge Catholic High School Head Football Coach Dale Weiner is a graduate of Baton Rouge High and has been coaching high school football in Louisiana for 38 years. Although most of his career has been spent at private and parochial schools, he was an assistant coach for two years at a public school.

Weiner said he never conceived the association would take a step like this.

“This kind of came out of left field for me and so, you know, I was a little shocked at the outcome and am disappointed in it," said Weiner.

Weiner says the move essentially changes what LHSAA is all about.


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New Orleans Saints
12:05 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

NFL's Gregg Williams, Who Orchestrated Bounty Program, Is Reinstated

Gregg Williams, then a coach with the New Orleans Saints, in August 2011.
Bill Haber AP

Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 9:16 pm

Less than a year after orchestrating a bounty program in Saint Louis, Gregg Williams will be back in the NFL next season. The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach.

Back in May of last year, Williams was suspended indefinitely for being part of a scheme in which he set up cash rewards for hits that knocked opponents out of games.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:25 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Preview

WWNO's Jacob Mayer has been filing reports all this week leading up to the Super Bowl.

Here he is with his final look, a preview of this Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

The City of New Orleans will host its tenth Super Bowl this evening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Super Bowl XLVII will match the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens.

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WRKF
5:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Les Miles Gets a Raise

 

LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.

The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season.

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Sports
2:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Brain Injuries And The NFL: A Fan's 5 Stages Of Grief

Mark Stahl iStockphoto.com

A few years ago, before "CTE" was as much a part of football conversations as "quarterback rating" or "wild card spot," I had a conversation with some friends about unsettling news stories that linked the sport to brain injury.

As we spoke, an avowed hater of sports piped up. "Football, as it's currently played, is completely indefensible," she said.

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