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Louisiana, the home of champions

April, 30, 2014
Eli ManningAP Photo/Cheryl GerberEli Manning, one of many sports stars to call Louisiana home, has worked with Katrina Krewe to clean up the streets of New Orleans.

On this day in 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state. After acquiring the region from France in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase, the territory became a state exactly nine years later. While Louisiana is known today for its Mardi Gras celebrations, jazz music and Cajun food and culture, it also has produced some of America's most notable athletes. The impressive list of native Louisianians includes two-time NBA MVP Karl Malone, two-time Naismith Trophy winner and WNBA Finals MVP Seimone Augustus (who is celebrating her 30th birthday today as her home state celebrates its 202nd), five-time NFL MVP and one-time Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, three time NCAA basketball champion Kim Mulkey (twice as a coach and once as a player), and four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw.

Seimone Augustus: If shoe fits ...

September, 27, 2013

Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus got a kiss from Diana Taurasi and a win over Phoenix Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The 2011 WNBA finals MVP shares some of her secrets in this edition of “W Wants To Know.”

What’s the one thing you need to consider your day complete? My day would not be complete without Apple Jacks and my vitamins because that’s just part of my morning routine.

What’s one thing you know you’ll never do? Skydive, because I’m not interested in any activity that requires you to sign a form that says “may cause death.”

What song best describes your life? I like chill, relaxing, more mellow music, but I'm not sure what one song would best describe my life.

What is the one thing you really want to do away from the court? Get a 1964 Impala station wagon and take a road trip all around the country. I’m old-school and love classic cars.

What is your biggest weakness? Shoes. I have around 200 pairs of tennis shoes and I usually buy them before I even have an outfit to wear them with.