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6:02 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

From Hornets To Pelicans: Animal Behavior Experts On New Orleans' New NBA Mascot

Hugo had the wiggle, says expert from the Audubon Nature Institute.
Jason Saul WWNO

The Hornets have played their last game under that team name. Next season they become the Pelicans. The change is meant to tie the team more closely to New Orleans, but it also means the team has a whole new brand, and a new feel to it.

WWNO’s Eve Troeh sat down with two animal experts to take a literal approach to the change from Hornets to Pelicans. Carolyn Atherton is assistant curator of birds at Audubon Zoo. Zach Lemann directs programs at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

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WRKF
4:21 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Democrats Win One in Tiger Stadium

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 9:59 am

Democratic lawmakers claimed a small victory Sunday. But it wasn’t on the House floor. It was at the first annual Truce for the Troops Bowl.


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New Orleans Hornets
10:34 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hugo The Hornet's Last Game

Hugo headed into the game from Champions Square, with his Beekeeper attendant. The Beekeeper served as Hugo's assistant during appearances and games.
Jason Saul WWNO

Hugo, the New Orleans Hornets' iconic mascot, worked his last game Sunday evening. The team will become the Pelicans after Wednesday night's contest in Dallas, which means there isn't much room for a giant teal Hornet anymore.

It's the end of a long road for Hugo. Designed by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Muppet creator Jim Henson, Hugo entered the league in 1988, his rookie season coinciding with the inaugural year of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, the team's original home.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Hornets Lose Final Home Game To Mavericks, 107-89

Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams with a fan during a postgame celebration of the season
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 Sunday afternoon in their final home game before becoming the Pelicans. The Mavericks rolled over the Hornets’ defense, shooting 52.3% from the field, and 42.9% from three-point range.

The Hornets lost the lead early in the first quarter as Dallas relentlessly attacked the paint. The Mavs outscored the Bees 18-8 under the rim in the first quarter, and extended their lead to 33-19 before the end of the period.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:52 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Hornets Battle To End But Fall To Clippers, 96-93

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 96-93. The Hornets led by 10 points with 8:31 left in the game, but lost control of the game.

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New Orleans Hornets
7:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Injured Anthony Davis Will Miss Remainder Of Season

New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered during the April 10 game against the Sacramento Kings, the team reported yesterday.

Davis suffered a sprained Medial Collateral Ligament and bone bruise in his left knee after colliding with Sacramento guard Marcus Thornton with 5:45 to play in the game. He underwent an MRI yesterday, which revealed no additional structural damage.

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Traffic
3:12 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Women's Final Four Traffic Advisory

The 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four tourney wraps up tonight, but traffic restrictions around the New Orleans Arena will remain in effect through Wednesday evening.

Dave Dixon Dr. between Magnolia Ave. and Le Rouge Street, and Le Rouge St. between Dave Dixon Dr. and Howard Ave., will remain closed until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, according to the City of New Orleans.

College Basketball
1:44 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive

Head coach Jeff Walz of the Louisville Cardinals talks to his team during a timeout in the game against the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
G. Flume Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 6:34 pm

Tonight, there's a chance for a rare double in NCAA Division I college basketball.

As we reported earlier, if the University of Louisville scores a victory in the women's championship game, it will be only the second school to capture both the men's and women's titles in the same year.

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Baseball
12:52 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Redbirds Peck Zephyrs Apart, 18-2

Jamie Romak pounded three home runs as the Memphis Redbirds defeated the Zephyrs 18-3 on Monday night at Autozone Park in Memphis.

The Redbirds offense racked up 18 hits and five home runs. Romak tied a Memphis franchise record with three home runs in the game, including a solo shot in the third inning, a two run shot in the fifth and a three run blast in the seventh. He went three for five with six runs batted in.

Memphis added two more home runs, a solo shot by Rob Johnson and a three run home run by Chad Huffman.

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College Basketball
1:04 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Louisville Basketball Has A Rare Chance At A Double

In New Orleans on Sunday, the women from Louisville (in red) defeated California to reach the championship game against Connecticut on Tuesday.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Around midnight ET Monday, we should know whether something that's only happened once might happen again.

If the University of Louisville's men win the Division I basketball championship — they play Michigan in a game set to start at 9:23 p.m. ET on CBS TV — then there's a chance that this year both the men's and women's trophies will go to the same school.

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