Saints making the most of offseason changes due to Coronavirus

One day after making headlines for describing 2020 as Drew Brees’ “final season," Sean Payton spoke in detail about his veteran quarterback’s status, how Payton is feeling after his Coronavirus diagnosis and the unique offseason unfolding.

  SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Ashlyn Schmidt

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

Payton: This will be Drew Brees’ final season

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

NCAA grants spring-sport athletes year of eligibility lost to coronavirus

QB Max Johnson on being an LSU Tiger: ‘It’s a blessing to be where I am'

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Sean Payton cautions against snakes and diagrams favorite plays

Hagan’s Top 10 Pelicans / Hornets in franchise history

Saints innovating to stay in shape

Report: ESPN targeting Drew Brees for Monday night football booth after retirement

Pelicans’ David Griffin pleased with progress during season pause

ESPN set to re-air 2006 Saints vs Falcons as part of Monday Night Football Classic series

Former LSU 2-sport athlete Orlando McDaniel dies, reportedly from coronavirus

Orlando McDaniel, who played football and ran track at LSU, has died. He was 59. Friends say he died from coronavirus.

LSU QB TJ Finley takes his workouts back to Ponchatoula

Finley is a true freshman with the Tigers

Drew Brees pledges $5 million, 10k meals a day during stay-at-home order

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany are doing their part to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Scotlandville football player dies

Mickey Loomis explains benefit of Brees’ contract value and free agent signings

Saints’ Coach Sean Payton cleared after positive coronavirus test

Report: Safety Vonn Bell signs with the Bengals

CB Janoris Jenkins restructures contract, signs two-year extension with the Saints

‘Everyone stay inside,’ Joe Burrow urges people to self-quarantine to help flatten the curve


Many athletes across south Louisiana had their seasons cut far too short because of the coronavirus.

Saints sign XFL interception leader Deatrick Nichols

Nichols led the XFL in interceptions with three in 2020

  Reports: IOC member believes Summer Olympics will be postponed

A long-time International Olympic Committee member said Monday he believes the 2020 Summer Olympics will be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports.

  IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

The IOC will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic.

LSU prepares for upcoming season after spring football cut short

LSU missed out on 12 allotted practices due to the coronavirus outbreak

Saints agree to terms with WR Emmanuel Sanders on two-year contract

The New Orleans Saints announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders on a two-year contract

Former LSU players explain what they can bring to an NFL team

Several former LSU Tigers are getting ready for the NFL draft this April and will expect their names called early on in the process after an undefeated season.

  Central baseball player finishes shortened season on a high note

Because of the cancellation of spring sports, there’s been a wave on social media of sharing stories and honoring senior prep athletes who didn’t get to finish out their final year at their respective schools.

USA Track joins swimming in pushing for Olympic postponement

“The decision about the games does not lie directly with us,” Lyons said in a conference call with reporters Friday. “It lies with WHO, the Japanese government and the IOC."

Report: WR Emmanuel Sanders is signing with the Saints

Sanders reached agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal worth up to $19 million

Saints agree to terms with Andrus Peat

saints sign Andrus Peat

Florida safety Dakota Mitchell commits to LSU

Mitchell is the fifth member of LSU’s 2021 recruiting class

Tom Brady joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced Friday six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady would be joining their team.

Saints head coach Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus

Payton said he came forward with his coronavirus diagnosis because he wants all people to heed the warnings of government officials, stay inside, and behave responsibly

Saints exercise options on Lattimore & Ramczyk

Saints pick up 5th year options

Source: Eli Apple headed to Raiders

Source: Eli Apple to sign with the Raiders

Source: Malcolm Jenkins returning to Saints

Source: Saints to sign Malcolm Jenkins

  LSU running backs coach Kevin Faulk talks about his new job

Kevin Faulk is still LSU’s all-time leading rusher and now, he’s the Tigers’ running backs coach.

  Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

The Brooklyn Nets say four of their players have tested positive for the new coronavirus.

HBO documentary set to include Will Wade wiretap audio

An upcoming HBO documentary will feature the FBI wiretaps of LSU basketball head coach Will Wade.

MLB teams pledge $30 million to support ballpark employees

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, a day after pushing back opening day to mid-May at the earliest.

AP source: Colts agree to 1-year deal with QB Philip Rivers

Quarterback Philip Rivers has found a new home in Indianapolis.

SEC, ACC cancel sports for remainder of academic year

The ACC has cancelled athletics for the rest of the academic year in response to the coronavirus.

  SEC cancels all sports for remaining 2019-2020 athletic year

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has canceled all sporting events at its member schools, including LSU, for the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic year.

Report: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ready to sign with Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers said they have strong interest in New Orleans Saints free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to a report.

Panthers give Cam Newton permission to seek trade

After nine years with the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton now has the team’s permission to seek a trade.

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots

The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots.

Deal with Drew Brees done; 2 years and $50 million

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with QB Drew Brees, source said.

  EXCLUSIVE: Coach O explains how LSU football is coping with shutdown of spring practice amid coronavirus outbreak

LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers are doing their best to deal with this new reality brought on by the coronavirus.

SU Lab 8th grader finishes third in national NBA 2k20 tournament

Troy Murphy, an eighth-grade gamer at Southern Lab, finished third in the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs.

April NFL draft on schedule, no public events in Las Vegas

NFL Draft events for the public scheduled in Las Vegas next month have been canceled, the league said Monday.

NFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game season

The NFL players on Sunday approved a new labor agreement with the league that features a 17-game regular season.

  LHSAA holds boys’ high school basketball championships with limited attendance

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) made a change to the boys’ high school basketball championships amid the coronavirus health threat and limited attendance.

  2020 LSU softball family gathers for perhaps last time

The 2020 LSU softball family gathered for possibly the final time Saturday, March 14.

‘We’re all in this together,’ Coach O says in COVID-19 PSA

Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron joined state officials in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

MARSH MADNESS: Alexandria, Port Allen and Pleasant Hill win state titles on championship Friday

The LHSAA announced Friday afternoon that Marsh Madness will continue to be played at Burton Coliseum with limited attendance. The Class 5A, 2A and C championships were played in empty arenas, although state champions were crowned.

BRCC suspends sports amid coronavirus emergency

Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) announced Friday, March 13 that it has suspended all regular season games for all sports teams, effective immediately.

Zion Williamson offers to cover salaries of Smoothie King Center workers for 30 days

This comes after the announcement suspension of all NBA games and cancellation of all events with attendance over 250.

  NCAA cancels men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, remaining winter and spring championships

The NCAA has announced the cancellations of ALL remaining winter and spring championships, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

SOURCES: NFL sends memo to teams prohibiting in-person pre-Draft visits

The former LSU football players in the 2020 NFL Draft are among the thousands of athletes now affected by changes being put in place as a result of the coronavirus, according to reports.

  The Masters, NASCAR races postponed due to coronavirus

Augusta National said Friday that next month’s The Masters golf tournament has been postponed.

  Southern cancels ALL winter and spring sports in response to coronavirus

Southern University announced Friday, March 13 that it has suspended ALL games for its winter and sports teams in response to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.

LSU basketball star Skylar Mays says farewell to fans on social media

Senior LSU basketball star Skylar Mays took to social media to say farewell to fans.

  PGA Tour canceled in latest of suspended sporting events

While the NBA and NHL are suspending their seasons, other organizations such as NASCAR are limiting attendance.

  SWAC cancels rest of men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is joining other conferences and has announced the cancellation of its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the coronavirus.

  Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

Several basketball conferences announced cancellations on Thursday amid a coronavirus pandemic.

Southland cancels tournaments, suspends spring sports through March 30

The remainder of the Southland Conference Tournament has been canceled.

  LSU baseball vs. Ole Miss series canceled

LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri met with the media Thursday at Alex Box Stadium to talk about the weekend series versus Ole Miss Series in Oxford, Miss.

Southern University baseball cancels home baseball series due to coronavirus

Officials with Southern University have announced they are canceling the baseball team’s home series against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, amid the mid concerns for COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus.

Pelicans will not play Wednesday after NBA suspends season because of COVID-19

The New Orleans Pelicans game was canceled Wednesday, despite the NBA said the team would play its final game before the league’s suspended season started.

NBA suspends season after player tests positive for virus

NBA suspending season after Wednesday night’s games until further notice because of the coronavirus concerns.

LSU, other SEC schools restricting attendance at all sporting events due to coronavirus

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has announced that attendance at all LSU athletic events and other SEC schools will be restricted to student-athletes, coaches, families, officials, essential personnel, and credentialed media. Fans will not be allowed to attend.

Former LSU great Glenn Dorsey named to 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class

The most decorated defensive football player in LSU history, Glenn Dorsey has been named to the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class.

LSU quarterback Peter Parrish suspended from team

LSU quarterback Peter Parrish has been suspended from the LSU football program according to head coach Ed Orgeron.

LSU basketball’s Skylar Mays, Trendon Watford earn SEC postseason awards

Two LSU basketball players earned postseason awards from the SEC, the collegiate conference announced Tuesday, March 10.

  SWAC Baketball Tournament closed to general public

Southern University will host the 2020 Cricket Wireless SWAC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals.

LSU softball faces South Alabama in Tiger Park

The No. 4 LSU softball team will be back in action Tuesday, March 10 against South Alabama in Tiger Park.

SU Lab 8th grader advances to NBA 2k20 semifinals

An eighth-grade gamer at Southern Lab has advanced to the semifinals of the HSEL Winter Open Playoffs.