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LSU women’s basketball national champ signs on with Harlem Globetrotters

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www.wbrz.com – Sarah Lawrence – 2024-02-08 07:29:15

SUMMARY: Alexis Morris, a member of the LSU women’s basketball team that won the national championship, has signed with the Harlem Globetrotters, making her the seventh current woman on the team, the most in the organization’s history. Morris, who played two seasons at LSU, will join the team for the 2024 Tour and will make her debut on February 9, 2024. She is known for her ball-handling and court vision and was selected in the second round of the 2023 WNBA Draft. Morris is believed to be the first athlete to join the Globetrotters while also entertaining professional offers.

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Edgar L. Chase III, son of famed New Orleans restauranteurs, dies at 74

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www.myarklamiss.com – Raeven Poole – 2024-02-22 12:46:05

SUMMARY: Edgar L. Dooky Chase III, son of renowned restaurant owners Dooky and Leah Chase, has passed away. Surrounded by his family, Edgar died on February 21 with his wife, Alva, by his side. He was described as a beloved patriarch of the Chase family and a passionate advocate for the New Orleans community. The Chase family has requested donations to be made in Edgar’s name to The Edgar “Dooky” Jr. and Leah Chase Family Foundation. The Dooky Chase restaurant, known for its involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, has been a gathering place for influential figures. Funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.

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Garcia takes long road to McNeese – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-22 12:41:20

SUMMARY: Javohn Garcia's basketball journey led him from a prestigious prep program to the University of Massachusetts, then to the College of the Sequoias in California due to grade issues and less playtime. At junior college, he thrived, averaging 20.8 points and earning accolades, which caught the attention of McNeese State's head coach Will Wade. Despite a rocky transition and a leg injury, Garcia has been a consistent performer for McNeese, averaging 10.5 points while playing multiple positions. His 22-point game helped the Cowboys towards their first Southland Conference title since 2011, making his challenging journey worth it.

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Country rapper Jelly Roll coming to Cajundome in September

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-02-22 12:31:16

SUMMARY: The “Beautifully Broken Tour” is coming to the Cajundome in September, featuring special performances by Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay. The rapper-country singer gained fame with his 2022 singles “Need a Favor” and “Son of a Sinner” and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 1 at 10 a.m. at the Cajundome box office and online at Cajundome.com.

Country rapper Jelly Roll will bring the “Beautifully Broken Tour” to the Cajundome on Friday, Sept. 13, joined by special guests Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay.

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