Crescent City Sports to produce Oct. 26 ACU-Nicholls game for CST

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Tim Rebowe

NEW ORLEANS – For the third consecutive year, Crescent City Sports is producing a Southland Conference football telecast for Cox Sports Television.

CST will broadcast live the Crescent City Sports production of the 3 p.m. Oct. 26 matchup between Abilene Christian and ninth-ranked Nicholls from Thibodaux, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. The telecast is presented by Thibodaux Regional Health System.

Additionally, the game will be seen on ESPN+ in non-CST markets.

Nicholls (4-2, 3-0), the only remaining unbeaten in Southland play, moved back into the top 10 of the AFCA FCS coaches poll Monday after its 45-35 victory over Northwestern State at home on Saturday. The Colonels travel to Sam Houston State this week.

Abilene Christian (3-4, 2-3) is coming off an impressive 45-20 victory over Houston Baptist. The Wildcats, whose three conference losses are by a combined 10 points, play host to Stephen F. Austin this week before heading to Thibodaux.

Ken Berthelot and Wayde Keiser will describe the action of the ACU-Nicholls game.

Since its launch in 2002, Cox Sports Television’s reach has grown from humble beginnings to a much larger reach. The Gulf South Sports Leader is now available to more than 4 million viewers. CST is available to video distributors and is a part of Cox Communications, LLC, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the country.

Crescent City Sports, a New Orleans-based sports media company founded in 2017, operates a sports website ( featuring extensive coverage of area sports, Louisiana’s most complete high school football scoreboard and live video streaming of more than 40 high school sports events annually. In cooperation with CST, CCS will also produce up to 10 more events to be televised on the regional sports network.

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Lenny Vangilder

Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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