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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.
Credit wallbangers

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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New Orleans Pelicans
12:13 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

New Orleans Pelicans Announce Preseason Schedule

The New Orleans Pelicans announced their preseason schedule this week. The Battlin' Birds (have a better nickname for our Aspirational Aves? Share it in the comments below) will play seven preseason games, including two in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center.

The back-to-back home games — against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 14 and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 16 — will take place during the Saints' bye week.

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Sports
6:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The New Orleans Saints Will Play Their First Home Game Tonight

Are you ready? The Saints are back in the Superdome tonight in a preseason matchup versus the Tennessee Titans.
Credit Paul Broussard

The New Orleans Saints will roll into the Superdome Friday evening for their first home game since December 29.

However, it’s just a preseason game, which is little more than a glorified practice session. There is not much on the line, other than some jockeying at the edges of the roster.

Drew Brees will almost certainly remain out, nursing a strained oblique — which are the muscles on the side of the body — so look for more backup QB competition between Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin.

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Sports
10:56 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Where To Watch The 2014 World Cup In New Orleans

The World Cup is upon us! In the next month 32 different countries will vie to be the soccer champion of the world. Here’s a few things to know.

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Sports
3:20 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

WWNO World Cup Postcard #4: Churra's Brazilian Grill

Brazilian fans watch the World Cup at Churra's Brazilian Grill in Kenner.
Credit Joe Shriner

Our local World Cup coverage continues with a trip to Churra's Brazilian Grill, a restaurant and grocery in Kenner. In addition to offering authentic Brazilian cuisine, Churra's is presenting all 2014 World Cup games on three screens, giving the community a place to cheer on their favorites in the tournament.

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