Sports

Local finishes 8th in hot dog eating contest

CONEY ISLAND, New York (FOX44) - Baton Rouge native Adrian Morgan went hot dog for hot dog with the best of the best Monday. Morgan finished eighth in the Nathan's World Famous Hot Dog eating contest.

Llorens excited for upcoming athletic season at SU

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - On his first day on the job Dr. Jim Llorens fielded many questions about the status of Southern University. One important issue to the Jaguar nation is how to restore a once dominant athletic program.

LSU finishes in Top 20 in Learfield Sports Director's Cup

Thanks to strong finishes in several spring sports, the LSU Athletic program finished 19th in this year’s final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the sixth straight year that LSU has cracked the top 20 in the Division I Fin

NBA lockout begins

The NBA's collective bargaining agreement expired at 11 p.m. (CST) Thursday and for the first time since the 1998-99 season a lockout is on. The NBA joins the NFL as professional sports currently in a labor dispute.

Detillier, Bulldogs hopefull stadium is ready for kickoff

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Lutcher High School is known for having a good football team and since the 1970's head coach Tim Detillier has been involved.

Former LSU Pitcher Louis Coleman Thriving in MLB After Four-Year College Career

College athletes often will give up their last year of eligibility for a chance to begin their professional careers early. The aura of signing a professional contract and the risk of injury guides the final decision.

LSU Outfielder Mikie Mahtook Earns More All-America Recognition

BATON ROUGE, La - LSU junior outfielder Mikie Mahtook was named a 2011 first-team all-American Thursday by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He was also named to the ABCA first-team all-South Region squad.

Baton Rouge Table Tennis Club welcomes all

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - It's a sport that suited for all ages and nationalities. A quick visit to the Baton Rouge Table Tennis Club will prove that statement to be true.

Southeastern adds Ole Miss transfer Nathan Stanley to roster

Southeastern Louisiana University football coach Mike Lucas announced Wednesday that quarterback Nathan Stanley, formerly of Ole Miss, has transferred to play for the Lions beginning in the 2011 season.

Sporting News has LSU football as preseason No. 1

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - According to Sporting News, LSU is the best team in college football heading into the 2011 season. The Tigers hold the top spot followed by Oklahoma and Alabama.