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Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 14, 2019

Sixty-five days after the controversial “no-call” that most likely robbed the New Orleans Saints of a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the NFL has taken significant actions to address the issue. It was all thanks to the persistence of Saints’ head coach Sean Payton. Last week, coach Payton led an eight-man com...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 2019

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

State of the Saints

State of the Saints

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Before being traded to the Oakland Raiders, superstar wide receiver and Madden cover athlete Antonio Brown was rumored to be high on the Saints’ radar. After the trade finally went down and rumors ceased, fans are expecting the front office to sign a big name that could take the team to promised land....

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 11, 2019

After dominating Chicago State with 16 runs and Rutgers with seven, the Privateer baseball team went into Sunday’s game at Maestri Field hoping not only to win their fifth game in a row, but also to also sweep the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. The (2-2) Butler Bulldogs were the final opponents of the...

Privateers desert Islanders

Privateers desert Islanders

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 10, 2019

After a week’s worth of rest, the Privateers resumed conference play at the Lakefront Arena hoping to get back to winning ways. Their opponent was the (10-14) Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, who defeated the Privateers with a 76-61 score earlier this season. Despite of that, UNO leads the ...

Homecoming Heartbreak

Homecoming Heartbreak

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The Lakefront Arena was loud and the crowd was electric going into Saturday’s Homecoming matchup against the Nicholls State Colonels. The Privateers entered the game on a four-game winning streak while seniors Ezekiel Charles, Scott Plaisance Jr., Tyren Harrison and Jorge Rosa were honored for the...

Best of the best: Pro Bowl

Best of the best: Pro Bowl

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

February 16, 2019

If rain doesn’t stop first-year starter Patrick Mahomes, then only the Patriots can. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback lead the AFC team to its third consecutive win of 26 - 7 with the help of a fan favorite defensive line that managed to catch an impressive three interceptions and seven sacks. Mo...

SEC Gymnastics Championship coming to New Orleans

SEC Gymnastics Championship coming to New Orleans

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 16, 2019

If you are unaware that gymnastics exists outside of an Olympic year—let alone as an actual collegiate sport—consider yourself part of the majority. Despite its popularity being steadily on the rise over the last few years — no doubt due in large part to pop-culture inspired floor routines going v...

Blow Whistles Not Games

Blow Whistles Not Games

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 16, 2019

Prior to kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was already making headlines on social media. The five-time Pro-Bowler arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a black T-shirt that spoke substantially louder than any fashion statement. His shirt read “blow...

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Joe Bellott, Contributer

January 23, 2019

One play can’t make the difference between winning or losing — says anyone who didn’t make the effort to investigate the situation. John Breech of CBS Sports shared the same frustration all of New Orleans felt. “The Saints got hosed by one of the worst no-calls in NFL history,” he stated. Rams...

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

Stefan Muro, Reporter

January 23, 2019

#ProtectTheShip night at the Lakefront Arena wound up being the perfect theme for the important conference game. Fans were not only rewarded with hashtagged T-shirts, but also a big Privateer victory against defending Southland Conference champions Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA)....

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