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The first thing the Tulane football starters are doing to prepare did to prepare for the program’s first bowl game in 11 years is …. not do much at all.
The key Green Wave contributors for this fall have spent most of this practice week resting, doing light drills, lifting and rehabilitating if needed. Ryan Grant, Tulane’s leading receiver, spent most of Friday watching the closed practice in the New Orleans Saints practice facility.
“I didn’t really do much today at all,” Grant said.
What's on TV Friday:
Mid-American Conference championship: Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois, at Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN2
PGA Tour: World Challenge, second round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2 p.m., TGC
European PGA Tour: Hong Kong Open, third round, 11 p.m., TGC
Nedbank Challenge: third round, at Sun City, South Africa, 3 a.m., TGC
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Arizona State at DePaul, 6 p.m., FS1
Kentucky vs. Baylor, at Arlington, Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY
UMass at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m., NBCSN
Denver at Boston, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m., FSNOLA
FIFA World Cup Draw, at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil, 10:30 a.m., ESPN2
USSA: Birds of Prey, at Avon, Colo. (same-day tape), 9 p.m., NBCSN
On the radio:
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 7 p.m., 105.3 FM
Freshman running back Jeryl Brazil is no longer with the LSU football team after the Baton Rouge Police Department issued a felony warrant for his arrest Thursday, sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed. It was Brazil's third brush with the law since joining the program in the summer.
A BRPD arrest warrant said Brazil, 19, is wanted for simple burglary in the theft of $47 from a wallet after he illegally entered an apartment at The Venue at Northgate, 262 W.
Freshman LSU running back Jeryl Brazil is once again in trouble with the law, but this time it is for being connected to a burglary in the Baton Rouge area.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued a warrant for Brazil's arrest. He's wanted for Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling. It's considered a felony
Brazil was suspended indefinitely from the football team after being arrested in October for battery and damaging a woman's apartment.
No. 4 DESTREHAN (12-1) at No. 1 ACADIANA (12-1)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
Last week: Acadiana defeated Barbe, 27-17, in the quarterfinals. Destrehan defeated Dutchtown on the road, 23-7, in the quarterfinals.
Next week: The Acadiana-Destrehan winner faces the winner of the No. 2 Parkway and the No. 14 Covington in the state championship game.
Worth noting: This is a Class 5A semifinals matchup. … Acadiana’s second win over Barbe in the quarterfinals marked the team’s 11th consecutive victory. Acadiana’s ground-and-pound scheme has produced a 35 point-per-game average, while its defense held Barbe’s spread offense – averaging 44 points per game entering the contest – to 17.
In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Leonard Fournette of St. Augustine High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year. Fournette is the second Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year to be chosen from St. Augustine High School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Fournette as Louisiana’s best high school football player.
When Southeastern Louisiana University defeated Sam Houston State in Hammond on Nov. 16, it gave legitimacy to the Lions football program as one of the dominant teams in the Southland Conference. The Lions 34-21 victory against the kingpin Bearkats showed - and in impressive fashion - this team had arrived.
The victory gave Southeastern the Southland championship and first-ever FCS playoff berth.
But look who is showing up for Southeastern's playoff game Saturday, the same Sam Houston State Bearkats.
After Jackson State defeated Southern University, 19-14, in the teams’ regular-season meeting on Sept. 28 in Baton Rouge, Jaguars quarterback Dray Joseph was dejected as he slowly walked toward the dressing room. But Southern outside linebacker Daniel Brown caught up with him, put his arm around him and offered some encouraging words.
“He said, ‘There’s a lot more football games to play,’ ‘’ Joseph said recalling the conversation. “ ‘We could see those guys again.’ ‘’
Brown, a junior from Clark High, called it.
Say hello to Landry-Walker football.
The Charging Buccaneers, one victory away from the newly consolidated school’s first appearance in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Prep Classic, may be the best kept secret of any of the remaining state semifinalists.
Which is OK with the Charging Bucs as they prepare for what they believe is going to be a cataclysmic upheaval in the hierarchy of Class 4A football.
Landry-Walker’s mission is to slay their Algiers rivals and reigning state champions, the Karr Cougars.