Stories by Brett Martel

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Louisiana State, Alabama feature punishing backs

BATON ROUGE, La. - In addition to national title implications, the Tigers' clash with seventh-ranked Crimson Tide also will showcase two of the most productive running backs in college football.
By Brett Martel

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Saints are too much for Falcons

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 312 yards and the New Orleans Saints handed the Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the season with a 31-21 win on Thursday night.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Unbeaten Falcons looking to bury rival Saints

NEW ORLEANS - For the first time in a decade, the Atlanta Falcons have an opportunity to relegate their longtime rivals in New Orleans to early-season irrelevance.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Fournette, LSU top South Carolina

BATON ROUGE, La.- Leonard Fournette's least productive game this season was still too much for South Carolina, particularly with the seventh-ranked Tigers improving through the air.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

LSU coach knows weather-affected games all too well

BATON ROUGE, La. - By now, Louisiana State coach Les Miles knows as well as anyone that football isn't entirely weather proof, even if it can be played in rain or snow.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

SEC race appears to be up for grabs

Pick a favorite to win the SEC at your own risk. It’s not just recent upsets, but margins of victory as wide as four touchdowns that have cast uncertainty over how the rest of the league ...
By Brett Martel

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Les Miles open to 'shuffling' personnel to improve LSU pass game

BATON ROUGE, La. - As much confidence as Louisiana State coach Les Miles expresses in the abilities of his receivers, he has apparently decided to see if the threat of lost playing time sharpens ...
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Fournette powers Louisiana State past Auburn

BATON ROUGE, La. — The jarring impact of Louisiana State running back Leonard Fournette's shoulder with crumpling Auburn defensive back Blake Countess blew the top off of sold-out Tiger Stadium.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Resurgent Rose reigns at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic at a tournament-record 22 under.
By Brett Martel

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Leishman has new outlook upon his return

AVONDALE, La. - Marc Leishman fully expects to be rusty this week in the Zurich Classic, not that he's all that concerned.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hinchcliffe takes IndyCar race

AVONDALE, La. - James Hinchcliffe cruised to what may go down as the easiest victory of his IndyCar career Sunday at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
By Brett Martel

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Pelicans halts Hawks' franchise-best winning streak at 19

Pelicans halts Hawks' franchise-best winning streak at 19
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

No. 1 Gamecocks pummel Tigers

BATON ROUGE, La. - A'ja Wilson had 21 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and blocked three shots to help No. 1 South Carolina win its school-record 14th consecutive game, 75-51 over Louisiana State ...
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Jones helps Falcons beat Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones caught seven passes for 107 yards and the Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints 30-14 on Sunday.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Falcons, Saints set to clash with plenty on the line

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have 17 losses between them and neither will finish the regular season with a winning record. And they couldn't care less.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

New Orleans secondary to face stiff challenge against Atlanta

New Orleans defensive backs Terrence Frederick and Pierre Warren are part of a secondary overhaul that got results last Monday night in Chicago, but likely will be tested much more against Atlanta ...
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Panthers pound Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton passed for three touchdowns and the Panthers ended a six-game skid with a 41-10 rout of the Saints on Sunday.
By Brett Martel

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Saban reminds Crimson Tide not to let win over LSU be a distraction

The Crimson Tide must follow up its 20-13 overtime triumph at LSU by beating the Bulldogs, and might also have to beat visiting Auburn in the Iron Bowl.
By Brett Martel

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

LSU hands No. 3 Mississippi first loss

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bo Wallace's pass was intercepted by Ronald Martin in the final seconds, and No. 3 Mississippi lost for the first time this season, 10-7 to 24th-ranked LSU on Saturday night.
By Brett Martel

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Tulane's stadium doesn't interest Georgia Tech

NEW ORLEANS - After four decades in the Superdome, Tulane football is back on campus, a fact that doesn' interest Saturday's opponent, Georgia Tech.
By Brett Martel
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