Mark Menard Blogs

LSU's Orgeron talks Burrow and Bama at SEC Media Days

Football season is less than two months away, and you can check off another marker on the road to the college game’s opening weekend with SEC Media Days getting underway Monday in Atlanta. LSU was front and center on day 1 with Coach Ed Orgeron spending nearly a half-hour offering up answers to the... Read More

Report: Pelicans offered Cousins two years, $40 million

Contrary to his camp's claim that he received no other offers other than the one-year, $5.3 million contract he agreed to with the Golden State Warriors, Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting that DeMarcus Cousins turned down a two year deal from the Pelicans worth $40 million. If you... Read More

Pelicans pick up former Laker Julius Randle

The Pelicans certainly aren’t sitting on their hands while waiting to learn what DeMarcus Cousins has decided. After signing Gretna-native and former Magic first-rounder Elfrid Payton over the weekend, the Pelicans will sign former Lakers power forward/center Julius Randle to a two-year, $18... Read More

Report: Rondo joining LeBron in L.A.

One of the most important pieces of the Pelicans’ recent playoff run is headed out the door. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that point guard Rajon Rondo will sign a one-year contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The move will pair Rondo with LeBron James, who chose the Lakers over other... Read More

Big brains bolstering burgeoning big break for Burrows?

When new LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger took over the reins from Matt Canada this offseason, there’s no doubt he had a number of things to sort out. The Tigers’ star rusher Derrius Guice and top wideout D.J. Chark have left Baton Rouge for the pros, and replacing their production will... Read More

Saints, Chargers set for joint practices

For the second straight summer, the Saints will spend some of training camp on the west coast. The Black and Gold will team with the Los Angeles Chargers for joint practices ahead of the two teams' preseason tilt on August 25. The workouts will take place August 23 and 24 in Costa Mesa, Ca, at the... Read More

Saints prep for minicamp day 2

Saints minicamp day two gets underway today at the team's facility on Airline Drive. Yesterday's action featured some good work for the team's running backs, as well as the return of a familiar face. The Black and Gold have brought Tim Hightower back into the fold as they prepare for a season-... Read More

Saints TE Watson speaks on new anthem policy

In bringing tight end Benjamin Watson back into the Black and Gold locker room, the Saints didn't only restore a dangerous weapon to the arsenal of quarterback Drew Brees. They also brought one of the NFL's most vocal and thoughtful leaders back to the Big Easy. And no doubt the most contentious... Read More

Buckeye QB Burrow reportedly chooses LSU

Tiger football may have a new starter under center. Breaking: #OhioState transfer QB Joe Burrow has picked LSU, according to highly-placed #UC source. Had narrowed it to LSU and #Bearcats . — Tom Groeschen (@TomGroeschen) May 18, 2018 The 6’3 triggerman has two years of eligibility remaining after... Read More

Pelicans owner Benson thanks fans

Pelicans owner Gayle Benson issued a letter Wednesday thanking fans for their support of the team through the 2017-18 season and playoff run. The letter was released through the Twitter account of Greg Bensel, senior vice president of communications for the Saints and Pelicans. Benson wrote that... Read More