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Ali-Spinks in da Dome (Video)


On Friday (6.03), America and the boxing community lost a great. Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 years-old according to a family spokesperson. Ali was a man who suffered several setbacks, but always pulled himself off the canvas and rose to higher heights—like the City of New Orleans. On September 15, 1978, Ali traveled to NOLA to defeat Leon Spinks and win the WBA Heavyweight belt for the third time.


Diamonds & the Tough

College World Series--How It Works



Yesterday, the seeds and brackets were announced for the 2016 College World Series. We all know that the road to Omaha is long, but it’s also twisting with a hybrid of different tourney formats involved. So, NoDef is offering a quick primer as we prepare to watch five Louisiana teams compete for the big prize.


Play Ball!


Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.


Rob Ryan (Finally) Talks Some Trash About Saints


Just a few years ago, NOLA was awash in love for Rob Ryan. But, the former Saints defensive coordinator quickly went from the hero of Ms. Mae’s to an exiled goat. It appears that the feelings are now mutual. During an interview with “The MMQB”, Ryan finally took some swipes back at the Black n’ Gold.


Mike the Tiger Battling Cancer


LSU looks to have a strong squad ready for the 2016 season, but one of the most beloved Tigers has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Mike the Tiger is battling a rare from of cancer according to school officials.


Miles Markers


Football season is getting closer which means that the soundbites from Les Miles are starting to flow again. This week, the LSU coach hit the airwaves to weigh in on the upcoming seasons and dispense the traditional Les Miles vacation report.


From the Fairgrounds to Churchill Downs

Guide to Louisiana Links at the Kentucky Derby



On Saturday (5.07), 20 horses will make the annual Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. The Swedish hockey player inspired Nyquist is the bettors’ favorite, but there are plenty of horses with more local ties in the Kentucky Derby. The field includes four colts with strong Louisiana heritage. Click on through for your guide to the contenders with NOLA roots. 


D at Last?


The Saints have been a defensive disaster for several years now. On Thursday, the Black n’ Gold management finally looked beyond coaching changes and more pressure on the offense. The team used the No. 12 pick in the NFL draft to snag pass-rushing, 3-technique defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins.


Saints 2016 Schedule


Ready for football yet? The Saints released their 2016 schedule on Thursday (4.14) night— and it’s a tough one. The Black n’ Gold were handed the fourth most difficult schedule (statistically) in the league.


Purple n' Gold on the Greens


If you've been busy festing, you might be missing the Masters. This year LSU has been a huge presence in Augusta. Alumni Smylie Kaufman has been unabashed about his Tiger pride and he’s killing it.


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