August 18, 2014

PI Podcast Episode #19: The F Word

The Privateer Island Podcast welcomes its first guest, as UNO football advocate Jim Tonglet joins the podcast to talk about the history of the Privateer football movement, where it is headed, and how the goal of NCAA football could be realized with the right leadership despite UNO's budget issues.

To listen, go to our Podcast page or get the direct download here.

August 11, 2014

Matt Derenbecker Found Dead on Tragic Weekend for New Orleans Basketball

Privateer Island is incredibly saddened by the tragic recent events surrounding former Privateers Matt Derenbecker and Cory Dixon. Our thoughts are always with Cory, and with Matt's family and friends. The following is an article I posted over at MidMajorMadness.com

The New Orleans basketball program felt a pair of crushing blows this weekend as two of the most prominent members of the 2013-14 team and their families dealt with a pair of unthinkable tragedies just two days apart.

Former LSU, Dayton, and New Orleans forward Matt Derenbecker was found dead on Sunday in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He was 22 years old.


August 06, 2014

AUDIO: UNO-LSU hoops from 1986

We have previously posted the rare video of UNO's 1986 victory in Baton Rouge.  Now, Privateer Island provides the even rarer radio call of the last 7 1/2 minutes of that game.  Ken Trahan is on the mic.

July 21, 2014

Privateers Add Guard Kevin Brown From ULL

New Orleans' talented, but young, backcourt got an infusion of experience today as graduate-transfer Kevin Brown has committed to play his final season for Coach Sless and the Privateers, according to a report on twitter by Joshua E. Parrott.

Brown appeared in a team-high 35 games (starting 13) for the Cajuns this past season. He averaged 5.5 points in just under 21 minutes per game. His 41 assists ranked third on the team, and his 35 made three-pointers ranked second. In the Cajuns NCAA Tournament loss to Creighton, Brown scored seven points on 3-for-4 shooting in 20 minutes. Against South Alabama on January 16th, he scored a season-high 14 points, making 4-of-5 from behind the arc.

Brown missed most of his sophomore season at ULL after suffering a broken foot. His freshman season was spent across town at Tulane, where he averaged 1.3 points in just over six minutes a game, appearing in 18 games.




July 19, 2014

PI Podcast Episode #18

We're ali-iiiiive!

And we're back with an offseason podcast covering the end of the baseball season and the various goings on in UNO athletics thus far this summer.  Topics include outlooks on baseball and basketball going forward, updates on Privateers in the pros, as well as hoops coach Mark Slessinger's contract extension and the just-announced 2014-15 basketball schedule.

To listen, go to our Podcast page or get the direct download here.