Sherian Powe sits on the foot of her black leather sofa and clutches the gold cross dangling around her neck.
With a lump forming in her throat, she peers toward the roughly seven-by-four-foot hallway between the bedrooms in the back portion of her two-story home off Old Spanish Trail in Westlake, Louisiana. The passageway is small, almost nondescript relative to the rest of a house affixed with family photos and a scattering of crucifixes on its walls.
Looney, who was serving as the offensive line coach at Louisiana, suffered a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field on Saturday, according to a news release.
Before Ole Miss and Mississippi State even kicked off, social media ran rampant with speculation Moorhead would be fired from MSU, win or lose, and the school would anoint Louisiana’s Billy Napier as the new coach later in the weekend. The validity of those rumors seems very much in question.
The Bulldogs dropped the first seven-inning game 7-4 to the Ragin’ Cajuns but routed Louisiana 13-2 in the second game.
Scott Prather has covered Louisiana football for ESPN1420 for 14 years.
STARKVILLE — Former Mississippi State walk-on football player Sean Barrette, 22, has been charged with murder in Louisiana according to online records.
Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain were starting to hit parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season.
Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused.
A tornado killed two people as it tore through the northern Louisiana city of Ruston early Thursday, sending trees into houses, ripping roofs off buildings and causing a local public university to cancel classes, officials said.
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are reacting cautiously to a 5-4 Supreme Court vote blocking Louisiana from enforcing new abortion regulations.