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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 Pelicans
1:38 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Sign Amundson And Childress, Waive Thomas And Onuaku

The New Orleans Pelicans have released two players and signed two others, the team announced today.

Forward Lou Amundson, who played 18 games with the Hornets last season before moving on to Chicago and Minnesota, returned to New Orleans today. The seven-year vet holds per-game career averages of 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.9 minutes in 327 regular season games. He's also appeared in 29 playoff games with Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana.

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Business
4:45 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

It's A New Orleans Mantra, But Using 'Who Dat' May Cost You

The phrase "Who Dat" is ubiquitous in New Orleans. A Texas-based company says it owns the rights to the phrase, and while homemade signs don't run afoul of its trademark, it says merchandise like T-shirts is another matter.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 5:46 pm

During pro football season, New Orleans becomes " 'Who Dat' Nation." Fans open New Orleans Saints games with the signature chant and use it to rattle the eardrums of opponents during play.

Since the Saints' Super Bowl win in 2010, the phrase has popped up everywhere, from T-shirts to business names. Even people who don't watch football call themselves "Who Dats." But a messy legal question keeps rearing its head here: Who owns "Who Dat"?

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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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Sports
11:22 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Anthony Davis Leads Pelicans In 96-85 Win Over Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis scored 32 points, collected 12 rebounds, blocked six shots and dished out three assists Friday night as the New Orleans Pelicans put away the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in convincing fashion, 96-85.

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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 Pelicans
10:09 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Pick Up First Win This Season, Beat Charlotte Bobcats 105-84

Lance Thomas shoots a free throw attempt in New Orleans' 105-84 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The New Orleans Pelicans picked up their first win of the season Saturday night with a 105-84 drubbing of the Charlotte Bobcats.

In a sharp turnaround from the previous two games this season — which featured Hornets-esque defensive efforts in those losing efforts, especially in the second half — the Pelicans maintained solid defensive rotations and hung on to the big lead they built early.

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New Orleans Pelicans
10:59 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Open Season With 95-90 Loss To Pacers

Pierre the Pelican, the team's brand-new mascot.
Credit New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans came out strong against the visiting Indiana Pacers, opening a revamped New Orleans Arena for their first regular season game and introducing mascot Pierre the Pelican to a social media uproar.

But the team couldn’t ride the excitement through the half. The Pacers, coming off the first of a back-to-back and without injured F/G Danny Granger, crawled their way back from a 16-point second quarter deficit to take the win, 95-90.

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New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Their New Mascot

The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new mascot Wednesday night during the revamped franchise's first home game.

Presenting, Pierre the Pelican.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Pelicans Forward Ryan Anderson Out With Toe Injury

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will be out for 1-3 weeks with a chip fracture in his toe, the team announced before the season-opener Wednesday.

Anderson suffered a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot, the team said. Doctors examined Anderson and discovered the problem after he experienced discomfort during practice.

Anderson averaged 16.16 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.12 assists in 81 games last season.

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