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New Orleans Saints
8:48 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

WHEW DAT: Saints Eke Out Overtime Win

The Saints managed to eke out their second win of the season in the Superdome on Sunday, besting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime, 37-31.

The Saints have now won 10 straight in the Superdome. It was a less-than-impressive victory, punctuated by Drew Brees interceptions, an inability to capitalize on Tampa Bay penalties — and an overly loud train noise piped in over the Dome PA system that caused an uproar on social media and local talk radio.

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New Orleans Pelicans
9:38 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Ryan Anderson Of The Pelicans Says He Loves NPR, And You'll Love Crescent City Basketball

Pelicans Power Forward Ryan Anderson.
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Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans tells us why he loves the NPR sound, how he has overcome personal and professional tragedy, and why you need to be excited about Crescent City basketball.

What should fans expect this year? Why should they be excited about Pelicans basketball?

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New Orleans Saints
11:50 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Saints Now 1-3 On Season After Loss To Cowboys

A dumpster fire.
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The Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 38-17.

It was a game described by many on social media as a #dumpsterfire.

The 24-0 halftime score was the biggest Saints deficit since the arrival of Sean Payton as head coach in 2006. It took until the 11:14 mark of the third quarter for the Saints to even get on the board.

Shayne Graham missed a 41-yard field goal.

Drew Brees threw an interception.

Jimmy Graham fumbled the ball, only the fourth fumble of his career.

A Morstead punt-fake went nowhere.

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New Orleans Saints
9:03 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Saints Hold Off Vikings In 'Dome-Opener' For 20-9 Win

The New Orleans Saints won their “Dome Opener” Sunday afternoon with a 20-9 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

The Saints have now won 18 straight games at the Superdome, a statistic that belies some still-shaky play on both sides of the ball.

On Sunday the Saints struck quickly, building a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. But they turned over the momentum, allowing three straight Minnesota field goals.

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New Orleans Saints
5:04 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

New Orleans Saints Drop To 0-2, Lose In Cleveland 26-24

The New Orleans Saints suffered another disappointing loss on Sunday, this time in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Browns have bested the Saints in five of their past six matchups. On Sunday the Saints were done in by another late field goal, this time a 29-yarder with three seconds to play in regulation. The final score: 26 to 24.

One highlight: Quarterback Drew Brees passed John Elway, moving into fourth place on the NFL’s all-time list for passing yards.

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Sports
5:39 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

New Orleans Saints And Tulane Green Wave Both Drop Games To Atlanta Teams

Tulane's brand-new Yulman Stadium, seen last week.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

It was a tough weekend for New Orleans football. The Tulane Green Wave and the New Orleans Saints both lost to Atlanta teams.

The Tulane Green Wave debuted their brand-new Uptown stadium on Saturday. It was the first football game played on their campus in nearly 40 years. But they lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 38-21.

On Sunday the Saints headed to the Georgia Dome to play the Falcons. The Saints held the momentum through the first half, and seemed like they were on their way to an easy victory over their division rival.

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Sports
4:12 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

So Many Reasons To Participate In #FalconsHateWeek (But It's All In Good Fun)

The Atlanta Falcons wouldn't allow their logos to be used on the iconic statue of Steve Gleason outside the Superdome, so some enterprising fans take it upon themselves to decorate.
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The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons goes back to the beginning, says Gambit sportswriter Bradley Warshauer.

“Most people, if you ask them why they hate the Falcons, they don’t immediately have an answer. There’s no one thing that jumps to mind for them,” but it’s generally agreed that nearly everyone just hates the Falcons, Warshauer says.

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College Football
9:04 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Tulane Set To Host First Football Game On Campus In Nearly 40 Years

Yulman Stadium is a brand-new 30,000-seat arena on Tulane University's Uptown campus.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Tulane University is preparing to host a football game on its Uptown campus.

In a media walkthrough on Thursday Tulane representatives showed off the nearly-complete Yulman Stadium. It's a $73 million, 30,000-seat open-air arena that is already sold out for the first game this Saturday against Georgia Tech.

Richard Yulman, Tulane board member and major donor, welcomed the media and public to his namesake stadium.

“It’s been a long journey, but it’s now official: the boys are back Uptown," Yulman said. "Roll Wave.”

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WDSU.com
8:14 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright; Appearances Are Up To Mike

Mike VI.
Credit Louisiana State University

While Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot, Mike VI, is a fan favorite, he doesn’t always pounce at the opportunity to make public appearances. According to LSU vets, it’s a decision that’s completely up to him because he’s never sedated nor forced to go into the stadium.

The adult male tiger arrived on LSU’s campus in 2007. Since then, he’s appeared in 32 of the 43 home games and welcomed by roaring fans. 

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New Orleans Saints
12:19 am
Fri August 29, 2014

New Orleans Saints Close Out The 2014 Preseason With A Loss To The Baltimore Ravens

The New Orleans Saints wrapped up the preseason with a 22-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

This was only the second time the Saints had ever faced the Ravens in the preseason. On Aug. 26, 2005 the two teams played the last game in the Superdome before Hurricane Katrina.

As expected, most of the Saints’ stars sat — Drew Brees warmed up before the game and dressed out in full pads, but never made it off the sideline. The fourth preseason game is a chance to evaluate players before the final cuts to make the 53-man regular season roster. Coach Sean Payton:

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