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Miss Louisiana prepares to compete for Miss America

Dec. 05, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Miss Louisiana, Julia Claire Williams, will soon compete on the national stage for the title of Miss America. “I really am most looking forward to visiting with all of the state title holders,” Williams said. “They’re such kind, strong,...

Harrison scores 25 to lead ULM over Northwestern St. 84-71

Dec. 04, 2021 18:13 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Russell Harrison had a career-high 25 points as ULM got past Northwestern State 84-71 on Saturday. Koreem Ozier had 17 points and seven rebounds for ULM (4-4). Trey Boston added 11 points. Kendal Coleman had 18 points and 10...

Northeast Louisiana colleges take aim at nursing shortage

Dec. 04, 2021 12:50 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two northeast Louisiana colleges are working together to try to combat the statewide nursing shortage that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. KNOE-TV reports that Louisiana Delta Community College and the...

Jones scores 21 to lift ULM over Centenary 104-67

Dec. 01, 2021 23:36 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Andre Jones had 21 points as ULM easily defeated Centenary 104-67 on Wednesday night. Elijah Gonzales had 17 points for ULM (3-4). Koreem Ozier added 16 points. Trey Boston had 14 points. Jalen Behr had 19 points and six rebounds...

Davis carries SMU over ULM 74-67

Nov. 28, 2021 19:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 26 points as SMU defeated Louisiana-Monroe 74-67 on Sunday. Emmanuel Bandoumel added 21 points for the Mustangs. Zhuric Phelps had five steals for SMU (5-3), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Koreem...

Football taught coach to live again after wife's death

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Steven Ensminger Jr. leaned forward in the visitor’s press box. Play sheet at the ready. Eyes transfixed on the field. It’s the first Friday night of high school football season. Ruston High at Neville High. And Ensminger, the new quarterbacks...

No. 23 ULL beats Warhawks to go unbeaten in Sun Belt play

Nov. 27, 2021 20:41 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emani Bailey scored on a 2-yard run to give No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette a double-digit lead in the third quarter, and the Ragin’ Cajuns held off Louisiana-Monroe for a 21-16 victory Saturday. The Ragin’ Cajuns (11-1, 8-0) won their school-record...

No. 23 La.-Lafayette meets ULM riding 10-game winning streak

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (10-1, 7-0 Sun Belt) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (4-7, 2-5), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Louisiana-Lafayette leads 30-25. ...

No. 23 La.-Lafayette tries to keep making history vs ULM

Nov. 26, 2021 16:15 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Don’t tell Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier that Saturday’s game isn’t significant for his No. 23-ranked football squad. The Ragin’ Cajuns (10-1, 7-0) have already clinched the host spot for the Dec. 4 Sun Belt Conference championship...

Fisher says only interest in LSU is win for No. 14 Texas A&M

Nov. 26, 2021 16:09 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It could be a little awkward when Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher leads the Aggies out of the visitor's locker room at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night. Fisher has been widely mentioned as a candidate to fill LSU's coaching vacancy, but has...