Jacques Doucet is a sports reporter for WAFB 9News. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2001.
Along with his work at WAFB, Jacques founded a nonprofit 501-C charity called Red Rock & Blue. The organization holds a major charity fundraiser each summer to benefit Louisiana military, consisting of three major events - "The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game," "The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert" and "The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational".
RRB gives primarily to local military charity organizations to benefit those who serve and their families. Such organizations are The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Wounded War Heroes and Support Our War Heroes. RRB donated a total of $100,000 to charity alone over the last two years (2015 & 2016), with more big plans moving forward. We are proud to say it is becoming one of the state's fastest growing charities.
In 2016, over 80 teams participated in the softball/kickball tournament, while multi-platinum bands like Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, LIT, Soul Asylum and Sponge have played the concerts.
The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game is always a great time, with many different sports greats and other well-known personalities participating. Simply put, Red Rock & Blue is a very good thing. For more information, please visit redrockandblue.com.
LSU may have beaten Clemson to win the national championship in New Orleans back on January 13, but for many Tiger fans, the highlight of the season was finally topping the Alabama Crimson Tide a couple of months earlier.
Former Saints wide receiver Lance Moore joined WAFB-TV’s Jacques Doucet for an hour-long Zoom interview to discuss a number of topics, including recent comments by Drew Brees about players kneeling during the national anthem and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stop No. 17 for Sportsline Summer Camp is with the Plaquemine Green Devils on Thursday, July 2, which is a special day for head coach Paul Distefano. The 9Sports team would like to wish Distefano a very happy birthday.
Red, Rock & Blue, a softball tournament to raise tens of thousands of dollars for Louisiana military charities, is happening the weekend of June 26-28. More than 80 teams have registered for the slow-pitch softball tournament.
With its quarterfinal win over Newman, the Dunham School finished last season with the program’s deepest run in 15 years. Many of those pieces have moved on, leading to a 2020 team that, on paper, is young.
While many college football fans are getting excited about Florida A&M joining the SWAC in 2021, a report by the New York Times has cast large doubt on the Rattlers visiting Mumford Stadium on September 12.
Ryan Perrilloux is without a doubt one of the biggest “what ifs” in LSU football history. The East St. John High athlete joined the Tigers in 2005 as one of the most highly sought-after players in the country.
Nearly nine years have passed since LSU’s miserable 21-0 defeat to Alabama in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. But if you listen to Tigers’ former offensive lineman Will Blackwell talk about the defeat, it might as well have happened yesterday.
Brandon Taylor was a standout safety and permanent team captain on the 2011 LSU football team, and boy, does he have some memories to share about that season and the dreadful night that completed his collegiate career.
Tyrann Mathieu is without question one of the most electric players in LSU football history. His former LSU teammate in the secondary, Brandon Taylor, humorously recalled the day LSU offered Mathieu a scholarship and what it was like to be his teammate.
LSU executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and Southern athletic director Roman Banks both spoke with WAFB-TV this week, saying the Tigers and Jaguars finally playing each other in football is great for both the community and the state.
When former LSU basketball forward Ben Simmons has spoken about his single season in Baton Rouge, it doesn’t seem like a period of time he particularly enjoyed but his teammate during that one year, LSU guard Keith Hornsby, says that’s not the case at all.
Former LSU basketball player Keith Hornsby talked about his father, Bruce Hornsby’s song, “The Way It Is” (1986), that was sampled by rapper, 2Pac, in the hit, “Changes” (1998), which is now being played at peaceful protests across the world.