New Orleans has been named a finalist to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, according to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.
The New Orleans Saints organization and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation will partner in making the official bid which, if awarded, would be the city's 11th Super Bowl and coincide with New Orleans' Tri-centennial that year.
The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Rodney Carney, the team announced today.
Carney, a 6'7", 205 lb. forward out of Memphis, was signed at the start of training camp. He's played in 299 career NBA games, with the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.
Carney was drafted 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2006, and has career averages of 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 15.4 minutes per game.
On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is planning to continue all normal operations throughout Tropical Storm Karen, the university announced today in a press release posted to its Facebook page. That includes Saturday's home football game against Texas State.
University officials say they are monitoring the storm as it develops, and will post updates if the situation changes to campus notification systems, websites, social media and other outlets.
New Orleans City Hall will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in advance of the evening Saints game in the Superdome.
The city says the early closing time is due to an expected increase in traffic that will impact and limit access to city hall for residents. City hall is scheduled to resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins (3-0) is scheduled to kick off at 7:40 p.m.
The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.
The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.
It was the only time they would score.
In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.