June 6, 2013 7:23 PM
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association summer meeting is underway in Baton Rouge this week.
The commission is debating the split over football playoff picks.
In a last minute decision, the LHSAA decided to table the issue until January when this year's football season will be over. Today,... more »
April 4, 2013 8:02 AM
The Ragin' Cajuns Football Spring Game will take place at Cajun Field on April 20, 2013. The start time is 4 p.m. This game is free to the public. There will be tailgating, live music and fun!
For more info visit: www.RaginCajuns.com
October 23, 2012 11:58 PM
It was a tough game for the UL Ragin Cajuns Tuesday night on national television. The Cajuns lost to Arkansas State at home, the game was broadcast on ESPN2. But to build up support for the Cajuns, Coach Hudspeth had asked fans to "white out" Cajun field. And he certainly... more »
September 28, 2012 8:10 PM
A recent graduate from New Iberia Senior High School, killed in a shooting near his college in Arkansas, is remembered for his character on and off the football field. Derek Olivier's former coaches said he was a talented athlete with great potential, someone they had high hopes for.
"Just... more »
August 31, 2012 9:30 AM
Saturday, September 1st UL Lafayette takes on Lamar University. This season opener will renew an old rivalry between the Cardinals and the Cajuns. Kick off begins at 6pm tomorrow night!!
Check out the GMA LIVE videos to find out more info about saftey, music and the new parking system... more »
August 5, 2012 10:01 PM
Saints fans ending their weekend on a high note, with the first game of the preseason. And for the Who Dat Nation, this was a night and a game months in the making.
For true Saints fans, the wait is until football season is almost unbearable. Throw in a... more »
February 10, 2012 7:20 PM
Lafayette Parish parents are filing a lawsuit against a Carencro Youth Football Coach and other entities after a play at a game against a Carencro team left a player injured. Three Carencro players apparently charged at a Broussard player, sending him to the hospital with injuries.
Many parents believe... more »
February 1, 2012 9:29 AM
February 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Leon Moncla Indoor Facility, the Ragin' Cajuns will announce the newest football recruits to the team, plus showcase the New Orleans Bowl trophy and have players there for autographs. Free to RCAF Annual Fund members $15 per person or... more »
January 16, 2012 10:28 AM
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an argument over an NFL playoff game led to the shooting of two men in the parking lot of a restaurant in suburban Atlanta. Gwinnett County Police charged 31-year-old Donald Ray Ayro with assault charges for the shooting of 30-year-old Christopher Middleton and 30-year-old... more »
January 8, 2012 11:58 AM
If you're not in New Orleans for the big game, what's a better way to be a part of it, than to be here at home with good food, drinks, and family.
Game day in Acadiana means big bucks for local groceries and bars, take Rouses Supermarket, in Lafayette.... more »
December 19, 2011 2:10 AM
The Cajuns welcomed home Sunday afternoon as champions and KATC was the only TV station there as they returned home.
Die hard Cajun fans packed the UL Athletic Complex in Lafayette with banners and pom-poms to welcome home the 2011 R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Champions.
... more »
December 16, 2011 11:44 AM
With the New Orleans Bowl Game is just a day away, University of Louisiana fans are starting to head over to the Big Easy. One fan has been cheering on the Ragin Cajun's for over fifty years, he says this game will be the best one yet.
After graduating high... more »
December 13, 2011 2:47 PM
The UL Ragin' Cajuns football team began their journey to the biggest game in decades.
New Orleans bowl bound, the team loaded onto buses at Cox Communications Athletics Complex at 1 P.M. today. Fan lined the street to cheer on the team.
There are only about 100 tickets... more »
November 21, 2011 11:17 PM
It's official, UL will play in this year's New Orleans Bowl on December 17th. The formal invitation was given to the Ragin' Cajuns at a pep rally Monday night.
Just as soon as the announcement was made fans were already making plans to attend the New Orleans Bowl, by... more »
September 21, 2011 12:07 AM
Three Carencro youth football players are suspended for three games over a hit that raised eyebrows with some parents. The hit came at a youth football jamboree in Lafayette over the weekend between the Carencro Area of Youth Sports, Inc. (CAYSI) team and the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association (BYYA) football... more »
September 16, 2011 10:02 AM
Tom Voinche spent the morning at Cajun Field as KATC kicked off celebration for the first home Ragin' Cajun football game of the season!
Coach Mark Hudspeth came out to join in the festivities and cheer on his team as they stomp their way to a victory.
"Well... more »
September 9, 2011 10:07 AM
ESPN agreed with the NFL on an eight-year contract extension that keeps "Monday Night Football" on the sports network through 2021, boosts the amount of programming shown on the already football-saturated family of networks, and brings it to phones and tablets. The contract also includes expanded international rights, 3D distribution... more »
September 8, 2011 11:49 PM
President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday night with a speech on jobs and the economy. But not all lawmakers wanted to attend, and were even upset they had to miss out on another important event: the official start of NFL football.
U.S. Senator David Vitter (R., La.) had... more »
August 26, 2011 11:29 PM
Following the arrest and suspension of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns, many parents and fans are disappointed in these college athletes who were once seen as role models.
And with high school football officially in full swing, KATC wanted to know what the arrests mean for... more »
March 19, 2011 12:21 AM
It was a star studded night Friday in downtown Lafayette for the Ky Cares All-Star Gala. The event kicked off around 7:00 p.m., complete with a red carpet, silent auction, live jazz and mingling with various football stars.
The benefit gala was put on by football player and Eunice... more »
January 24, 2011 9:26 PM
The NFL is coming to Acadiana as part of a special camp for kids in March. Pro-football player Kyries Hebert is heading up the camp as part of his Ky Cares Foundation.
He was born and raised in Eunice, a Ragin Cajun Defensive MVP and an NFL Record Holder.... more »
December 29, 2010 12:36 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Favre will be fined but not suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after the league's investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game hostess. A person familiar with the decision says the league plans... more »
December 6, 2010 7:23 PM
Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action.
"We teach them... more »
December 3, 2010 10:04 PM
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December 2, 2010 5:50 PM
Two Acadiana schools are gearing up for huge football games tomorrow night. One matchup at Westgate, the other at S-T-M.
Some are concerned about parking and bleacher seating because an estimated 8000 people might attend the Lafayette game, but Athletic Director Kim Broussard says not to worry, more bleachers... more »
November 26, 2010 9:31 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins admittedly took a bad angle at the same time one of the cornerbacks slipped. That left Roy Williams wide open and sprinting down the field seemingly about the seal an incredible Thanksgiving comeback for the Dallas Cowboys. "Honestly, it could have been... more »
November 25, 2010 10:02 AM
New Orleans, La- Saints coach Sean Payton says he's optimistic Reggie Bush will be able to finally return to action at Dallas on Thanksgiving. The veteran running back has missed eight games since fracturing his right fibula.
November 25, 2010 9:58 AM
Six NFL teams are in action on Thanksgiving, with Detroit and Dallas as customary hosts. The Lions entertain New England for the first kickoff of the holiday. Detroit is 2-8 and residing in its usual spot in the NFC North basement. The 8-2 Patriots are tied with the Jets for... more »
November 12, 2010 9:52 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »
November 1, 2010 3:43 PM
A case of lying about the age of one Acadiana High School student has made its way to the desk of the LHSAA Executive Director says LHSAA spokeswoman Becky French. She said that Acadiana High self-reported the case to the LHSAA and it is up to the Executive Director to... more »
October 22, 2010 6:58 AM
Don't forget we'll have all the high school football action covered like always tonight with Friday Night Football. Tonight is a special edition. FNF flashback night, you don't won't to miss it! Several special guests are scheduled to appear on the show.
Friday Night Football starts at 10:35pm
October 13, 2010 5:35 PM
A 16-year old high school football player who collapsed and died had an underlying health condition. Dontrel Claiborne collapsed during football practice at Carver Senior High School Tuesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at Tulane Medical Center. Preliminary findings show he had a congenital heart defect. The information was released... more »
October 8, 2010 10:03 AM
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns are set to return to Cajun Field this week as they host No.22 Oklahoma State Tonight in front of a national television audience. The Cajuns and Cowboys kick-off at 8:05 p.m. in a game being broadcast on ESPN2.
Friday night's game is presented in association... more »
September 28, 2010 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Less than two weeks after LSU announced plans to block off 6,000-year-old Indian mounds on football weekends to protect them from traffic, it took down the barricades. University spokesman Herb Vincent says, that ropes and poles around the mounds were removed early Saturday for safety reasons.... more »
September 16, 2010 3:38 PM
Former LSU receiver and Chairman of the Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission, Mickey R. Mangham has passed away. Mangham died this morning at the age of 71. He was a star LSU Fighting Tiger Football player from 1958-1960. Mangham is known catching the pass that secured the national title for the... more »
September 13, 2010 11:57 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »
September 9, 2010 9:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tailgating began about sunrise around the Louisiana Superdome though the New Orleans Saints' season-opening NFL game with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't scheduled to start for more than 12 hours. As the Saints prepared to open the defense of their Super Bowl title, the city was in... more »
September 1, 2010 10:45 PM
Last season, the Gueydan Bears made it to the second round of the 1A playoffs. But the Bears have big shoes to fill with less than 20 players on the roster to start the season. Gueydan will depend on Running Back Trevor DeReoun after Devante Bourque transferred to Crowley. The... more »
August 30, 2010 10:58 PM
Despite finishing 2009 with just two wins, The Beau Chene Gators have reason to be optimistic. The Gators return most of their starters on offense, including Running Back Jacob Carmouche who rushed for over 600 yards last season. Beau Chene defeated Eunice in last Friday's Jamboree 13-12. The Gators open... more »
August 25, 2010 10:52 PM
The Acadiana Wreckin' Rams are poised for great success. After making it to the 5A Quarterfinals last season, the Rams return 16 starters. Acadiana is also receiving national recognition, being ranked 46th nationally by Rivals.com. The Wreckin' Rams are matched against Notre Dame in the opening game of the Lafayette... more »
August 16, 2010 9:50 PM
The Opelousas Tigers are counting on this being the year to turn the program around after only winning two games last season. The Tigers have plenty of experience with 16 starters returning including one of the area's top running backs Quinton Malveaux. Opelousas faces Northwest in the St. Landry Jamboree... more »
August 15, 2010 10:47 PM
The Delcambre Panthers have made it to the 1A Playoffs the last two seasons. As a result, Head Coach Darcy Delcambre is seeing great interest in his program. The Panthers have over 50 players participating on the team this year, a large number by 1A standards. Delcambre has four starters... more »
August 15, 2010 10:41 PM
The Erath Bobcats struggled down the stretch in Head Coach Destin Dieterich's first year. Erath lost the last six games in a row to finish the 2009 season with just three wins. Dieterich says he's made changes in the off season to ensure the Bobcats will be better this season.... more »
August 13, 2010 10:48 PM
After eight years as Head Coach at North Vermilion, Stephen Lotief left to become the Head Coach at Kaplan. Replacing Lotief is Tommy Byler, the son of long time Head Coach at Erath Jacob Byler. Tommy Byler has been an assistant coach in the area for nearly 20 years including... more »
August 12, 2010 10:50 PM
After two successful seasons, Brent Indest left as head coach at Kaplan to take over at Carencro. After eight seasons as head coach at North Vermilion, Stephen Lotief replaces Indest as the Pirates Head Coach. Lotief has Junior Quarterback Kameron Abshire to work with, Abshire has shown great potential. The... more »
August 11, 2010 10:36 PM
The Loreauville Tigers made huge strides in 2009 winning eight games and making it to the playoffs. Now with most of last year's team back Loreauville is poised to have great success in 2010. Loreauville opens the season hosting Welsh September 3rd.
For more on the Loreauville Tigers Click... more »
August 10, 2010 10:47 PM
The New Iberia Yellowjackets feature 30 seniors on the roster. As underclassmen, those seniors have led the Yellowjackets to back-to-back playoff appearance. However pour performances in the post season resulted in two first round losses for NISH. With the experience on their side, this could be a breakthrough year in... more »
July 12, 2010 4:18 PM
MADRID (AP) - Spain erupted with its biggest fiesta in memory Monday when its football team returned to a jubilant nation after winning the World Cup, giving elated Spaniards a break from months of economic gloom and political squabbling as nationalist regions fought for greater autonomy from the central government.... more »
June 7, 2010 7:32 PM
Friends are remembering former UL Lafayette Head Football Coach, Nelson Stokley. He died Saturday at the age of 66. Stokley was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease over three years ago. Friends say, although the disease became more present in his final days, they're focused on remembering the great life he lived.... more »
March 31, 2010 8:32 AM
Watch Veronica White try to kick a football down the field.
February 17, 2010 12:29 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is flying a New Orleans Saints flag outside his Statehouse office after losing a friendly Super Bowl wager with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Daniels' office says in a statement that the flag went on display Tuesday in the Statehouse atrium, where it will... more »
February 11, 2010 1:34 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has sent his Indiana counterpart a New Orleans Saints flag to fly at that state's capitol building, as part of a Super Bowl bet. In a letter sent Wednesday, Jindal told Gov. Mitch Daniels that he looks forward to receiving a... more »
February 4, 2010 1:29 PM
Saints fans throughout Acadiana entered the "Lil Man Big Saints Fan" Superbowl raffle, organized by Senator Troy Hebert.
The winners were announced on GMA Thursday morning: Jodie and Janet Crouch of Lafayette won the pair of tickets.
They entered five times at $10 per entry, which means they... more »
January 25, 2010 12:27 PM
Ecstatic Saints fans continued the celebration after Sunday night's big game by going to Academy Sports.
Acadianians lined up around the block as soon as the game was over to get their NFC Championship gear.
The store in Lafayette sold the t-shirts, hats and other merchandise from 10:00... more »
December 10, 2009 6:42 PM
What are fans saying about Friday night's game?
Not much, they were all with out worddue to excitement over Friday nights game.
Even the kids down the street from Notre Dame High at St. Michael's Elementary showed their support.
"We are supporting them with our prayers and... more »
November 27, 2009 2:46 PM
CYBERSPACE (AP) - Maybe you were too busy stuffing yourself with turkey to hear the news - they have announced who is going to play in the year's Super Bowl. It's not a team - it's a band. The NFL says The Who will be the halftime entertainment at the... more »
November 25, 2009 12:31 PM
LAFAYETTE - With so many chasing great deals on Black Friday, the Ragin' Cajuns have decided to spread the savings into Red Saturday by taking a bite into holiday spending with free admission to young fans under 12 years of age for the Saturday, November 28th football game against Troy... more »
November 3, 2009 12:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Every time Drew Brees and the Saints' potent offense stumbles, New Orleans' resurgent defense is right there to pick up the slack. The Saints intercepted three Matt Ryan passes, with Jabari Greer returning one 48 yards for the club's sixth defensive touchdown this season, and New... more »
November 2, 2009 10:35 AM
You have probably been living under a rock if you don't already know the New Orleans Saints are 6 and 0. You can feel the excitement in the air. If you log on to facebook, chances are you'll see a "who dat?!" post. Will this be the year... Dare we... more »
October 30, 2009 12:48 PM
School officials at Mamou High have announce that the homecoming 2009 parade has been canceled, however, the football game is still scheduled.
October 29, 2009 9:33 AM
PINEVILLE, La. - Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard were greeted by four NFL players in a special visit during pre-deployment training at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, La., Oct. 23.
New Orleans Saints players Mark Brunell, Jonathan Goodwin, Zachary Strief and Jonathan Stinchcomb surprised members of the LANG's... more »
October 27, 2009 4:48 PM
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: A Shreveport television station was forced to choose whether to air the Dallas Cowboys or Saints game this past Sunday. A poll was being conducted to help make this decision. The two teams play at the same time again on November 22.
WHAT DO... more »
October 20, 2009 12:29 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Through the first half of the college football season, Louisiana-Lafayette overcame six first-quarter deficits to win four games, including its two Sun Belt Conference contests. Injuries to two key starters in last week's 30-22 win over Western Kentucky now offer a new set of obstacles for... more »
October 19, 2009 8:08 AM
The Alumni Association hosts the 2009 homecoming kickoff party today (October 19). Everyone is invited to the Alumni Center at 5pm to enjoy free food, drinks, music and to support the Cajuns. UL takes on Florida Atlantic this Saturday (October 24) for homecoming 2009. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.... more »
October 9, 2009 7:06 PM
Tiger fans are grabbing up gator meat ahead of Saturday's LSU-Florida football game. It's a highly anticipated match-up between the two undefeated teams and Bayou Bengals fans are hungry for a win. So this weekend, Tiger fans will literally, eat the enemy. "Gator, fried gator, broiled gator, gator salad," said... more »
October 8, 2009 1:21 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU students are being warned against scalping their tickets to Saturday's football game against top-ranked Florida.
University officials say selling the tickets for above face value violates both state law and LSU's code of conduct. The crime carries up to 90 days in jail... more »
September 7, 2009 8:57 AM
Chick-Fil-A is kicking off the 2009 college football season with a FREE chicken sandwich giveaway.
Today (Monday, September 7th), from 10:30am to 8pm, customers can visit any participating restaurant wearing their favorite sports-related apparel to receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich.
This includes any article of clothing with... more »