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Notes from New Orleans
1:02 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Mark Cave Remembers Dave Dixon: The First Who Dat

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Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, the Historic New Orleans Collection started seriously collecting oral histories. By 2009, the Collection moved on to The New Orleans Life Story Project.

Sharon Litwin recently spoke with Mark Cave, the HNOC's oral historian responsible for the project, and heard about his interview with Dave Dixon: the original Mr. Who Dat.

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Red River Radio
10:46 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Gary Borders: College football powerhouses should bankroll their athletes

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 7:37 am

Commentator Gary Borders presents his case as to why it's time for college football players to get on the payroll at their universities. He says college football powerhouses rake in major dividends from their performance on the gridiron, and the players on the field deserve a cut.


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New Orleans Saints
5:40 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Saints Release 53-Man Roster, Announce Cuts

The New Orleans Saints have released their 53-man roster, making the final cuts to their preseason cadre of players as the team prepares to start the regular season.

There are a couple of surprises, including the release of wide receiver Courtney Roby and defensive end Jay Richardson, but the cast of the team remains largely the same.

The Saints full 2013-14 regular season roster can be found here.

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WRKF
8:26 am
Sat August 31, 2013

MONDAY: LSU Stadium Announcer Dan Borne, Author Samuel Friedman

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 10:07 am

Dan Borne, the "Voice of the Valley" at LSU's Tiger Stadium for 28 seasons.

Sports Author Samuel Friedman on his book, "Breaking the Line", about Grambling State University

 

 

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New Orleans Saints
12:28 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

ICYMI: Saints Drop Final Preseason Game To The Dolphins In Miami, 24-21

After more than a month of training camp and exhibition games, the Saints are finally just about ready for the regular season.

They wrapped up the preseason last night in Miami, and now they’ve got some tough choices to make.

The team must pare its roster down to 53 players by Saturday evening, and the front office will have to show many young and promising players the door.

The race among this year’s crop of talented receivers has been the team’s most entertaining preseason job competition.

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Home And Away
9:24 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Home And Away: Henry's Uptown Bar

Multiple generations of the Henry's family, along with mascot Arabella.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians, as important to us as the Jazz Fest and as essential to the character of the city and the region as Mardi Gras.

We live and die by our Saints, and our church is the Superdome. Well, it is for half the season — for the other half our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, and we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on… and to mourn their inconsistent ineptitude.

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New Orleans Saints
10:17 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Saints Remain Undefeated (In Preseason) With 31-23 Victory Over Houston

The third week of the NFL preseason is generally considered a dress rehearsal for the regular season.

And with that in mind, the Saints’ performance Sunday evening — a 31-23 victory over the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium — was mostly positive.

Quarterback Drew Brees made quick work of the Texans’ defense, compiling 104 yards and a touchdown on four completions.

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NolaVie
12:22 am
Mon August 26, 2013

How Do You Become Louisiana Coach Of The Year? Just Add Salt

Pre-Season practice at EJHS
Laine Kaplan-Levenson

Every summer the NFL Foundation and USA Football Youth Summit choose 50 high school coaches of the year, one to represent each state, and they meet to talk about best practices for young players. The 2013 Louisiana coach of the year is Dominic Saltaformaggio, of the East Jefferson Warriors. He’s been with the team for five seasons, but has yet to win a state championship.

Laine Kaplan-Levenson joined the Warriors in pre-season practice to find out why a man waiting for a trophy is still number one. 

Laine Kaplan-Levenson spent a day on the field during pre-season practice with the East Jefferson Warriors.

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Red River Radio
12:52 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Veteran sportswriter Sam King brings 'Tiger Beat' to Shreveport

The Baton Rouge newspaperman who covered LSU football and basketball for 35 years is coming to Shreveport. From Sam King’s beginnings in the mid-50s at the "State-Times" before it merged with "The Advocate," he’d spend night and day hammering out stories. His signature cigar in his mouth. He’s the author of  "Tiger Beat." It’s an illustrated history of LSU’s football and basketball programs through King’s eyes.

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New Orleans Saints
9:18 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Saints Cruise To Second Preseason Victory

It’s just two games into their preseason schedule, but the New Orleans Saints appear to be in mid-season form.

Saints starters on both sides of the ball played almost the entire first half in a 28-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders Friday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

With the wide receiver corps still taking shape, quarterback Drew Brees involved several of his wide-outs early and often in the first half game plan.

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