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Hankins runs for 3 TDs in UTEP's 31-6 over Warhawks

Sep. 26, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Deion Hankins rushed for three touchdowns and UTEP held Louisiana-Monroe to 7 yards rushing in a 31-6 victory on Saturday. Hankins' first touchdown, a 2-yard run, came on the play following an 82-yard pass from Gavin Hardison to Jacob Cowing. Hankins set up his second TD with a 37-yard...

La-Lafayette edges Georgia Southern on 53-yard field goal

Sep. 26, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette transfer kicker Nate Snyder had missed three of his four collegiate field goal attempts in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ first two games, but head coach Billy Napier didn’t lose confidence. “I watch him every day, and he’s lights...

A Louisiana State Police motorcycle honor guard precedes the hearse carrying the body of Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in West Monroe, La. Hollingsworth, killed in a car crash hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man, was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Trooper quietly buried amid scrutiny over Black man's death

Sep. 25, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper who died in a single-car crash just hours after he was told he would be fired for his role in the death of a Black man was buried with honors Friday at a ceremony that authorities sought to keep secret out of concerns it would attract a mass protest. State...

Louisiana deputy shoots, kills man in gunfire exchange

Sep. 25, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

JENA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was shooting at deputies who had come to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant, Louisiana State Police said Friday. A LaSalle Parish sheriff’s deputy was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire late Thursday...

HBCU president: Student's BB gun suspension should be voided

Sep. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college has asked a Louisiana school superintendent to revoke the punishment of a fourth grader who was suspended from school because his teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual lesson. Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough urged...

Suspect in federal fraud probe found slain in New Orleans

Sep. 25, 2020 4:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man under federal investigation for alleged involvement in a scheme to stage expensive car crashes was shot to death inside a New Orleans apartment, according to his lawyer. Cornelius Garrison, 54, was found dead Tuesday, four days after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Saints need better Brees vs. Rodgers, potent Packers

Sep. 24, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Unless Drew Brees musters his first vintage performance of 2020, the Saints could struggle to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and the recently potent Packers. The first two weeks of this season have seen two of the finest quarterbacks in NFL history on divergent paths. The Packers (2-0) are...

Louisiana running back Elijah Mitchell (15) is surrounded by teammates after he scores the winning touchdown in an overtime play against Georgia State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

No. 19 Cajuns open home slate vs untested Georgia Southern

Sep. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier is about to see what his No. 19 Ragin-Cajuns learned from a nearly stumbling out of the rankings only one week after a landmark victory had earned them some long-coveted national respect. The next test for ULL (2-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) comes at home Saturday against Georgia...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, LSU Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan (15) passes during an NCAA football game against Georgia Southern in Baton Rouge, La. LSU enters Saturday's season opener with Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for high-flying offenses precedes him. (AP Photo/Michael Democker, File)

No. 6 LSU and Miss. St. clash in test of new faces, systems

Sep. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 6 LSU begins its national title defense with a game featuring numerous new faces on both sidelines. The Tigers have Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for...

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Levi Lewis (1) makes a handoff in the first half of his game against Georgia State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

No. 19 La-Lafayette opens home slate vs. Georgia Southern

Sep. 24, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

Georgia Southern (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN2). Line: ULL by 11 1/2. Series record: ULL leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Ragin’ Cajuns aim to remain unbeaten, stay atop the Sun Belt Conference West Division and consolidate their position in...