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Championing Champions Square

Champion’s Square is the next in the long line of local landmarks getting a facelift – on Feb. 24, Rita Benson LeBlanc, an owner and Vice Chairman of the Board of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans and the founder…

Pelicans Make a Leap

Have you heard about the Pelicans from Louisiana who got into a scramble with a bunch of Hawks? They also rumbled with Raptors. Pelicans, our state bird, have taken on a new status lately. For most of the state’s existence,…

The Story of Oliver Marcell

The Thibodaux native was one of the greatest third basemen in baseball history, but you’ve probably never heard of him.

Man vs Bulls

Johnson Bayou cowboy Josh Barentine is riding high after winning the 2012 CBR World Champion Bull Riding title.

A Bright Future for the New Orleans Pelicans?

If hard times build enough character to win championships, then the New Orleans Pelicans should start dusting off a spot to place a National Basketball Association trophy. By the time the former Charlotte Hornets relocated here in 2002, the franchise…

Saints' Colston has knee surgery

New Orleans Saints starting WR Marques Colston had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed Thursday. While Colston hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's regular season finale against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it seems unlikely that he would be…

All Saints Day: 10 Ways The New Orleans Saints Salvage The Season

The Saints appeared to hit rock bottom last week.They were dominated and embarrassed at home against the Cleveland Browns.Brees threw costly interceptions, two to David Bowens for touchdowns.The running game was non-existent.The crowd was dead.The Saints turned it on last…

Bowen wins the name game for Brees and his wife

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he and his wife, Brittany, have agreed on a name for their second son: Bowen Christopher Brees.The reigning Super Bowl MVP announced the name on his Twitter account Wednesday, one day after the baby was born,…

Sean Payton seeing improvement

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says New Orleans' running game must get better and has been improving despite injuries.Although running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas have been injured, Payton says it's hard to blame the club's rushing woes on their absence…

Chat with LSU's 'Mike the Tiger'

Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 7 for the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded…

Where Did the New Orleans Saints High-Scoring Offense Go?

I think it’s pretty clear to everyone that this isn’t the same New Orleans Saints team from last year.  Last year’s Super Bowl champs aired the ball out, held nothing back, and got into shootout after shootout. This year’s version…

Saints re-sign Carney after Hartley misses field goal

(Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints have brought back long-time kicker John Carney after his successor, Garrett Hartley, missed a field goal that would have beaten the Atlanta Falcons last weekend. Carney, 46, was added to the roster of the…

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

I had the privilege (which ultimately turned to misfortune) of going to the Saints game yesterday with my friend Sara. We were positively buzzing with excitement –– all decked out, “Who Dat” ready to pounce out of our mouths at…

Monday Night Matchup, Saints at 49ers

Add “crazy scheduling” to the many reasons it’s so hard for Super Bowl champions to repeat. The Saints opened the season as one of the performers in the Taylor Swift-Dave Matthews Band-Brett Favre Tinsel and Stubble Music Festival two Thursdays…

Preview of Saints vs. 49ers

After a hard-fought victory in their opener, the New Orleans Saints have the chance to make franchise history. The San Francisco 49ers are just looking to avoid their worst start in six years following a deflating loss.The Saints will try…