Tigers Sports News:
LSU game notes vs. Rice
(8-2, 5-2 SEC) plays its final home game of the year on Saturday when
the Tigers host Rice (1-10) at 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The game
will be televised on ESPNU.
Profiles of LSU Baseball Signing Class for 2019 Season
LSU coach Paul Mainieri on Monday released the Tigers’ 2019 roster, including the members of the 16-man incoming signing class
CABRERA NAMED FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN BY NCBWA
outfielder Daniel Cabrera received Freshman All-America recognition
Monday from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
honor marked Cabrera’s second Freshman All-America designation, as he
was named last week to the Collegiate Baseball magazine Freshman
LSU RALLIES FOR 9-5 WIN OVER NORTHWESTERN STATE IN NCAA CORVALLIS REGIONAL
erupted for five runs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday, erasing a
5-4 deficit and posting a 9-5 win over Northwestern State in an NCAA
Corvallis Regional elimination game at Goss Stadium.
Tigers improved to 39-26 this year, while Northwestern State ended its
season with a 38-24 record. LSU advanced to an NCAA Regional
championship round for the seventh straight year with Sunday’s victory.
No. 10 LSU wins pitcher’s duel in Baton Rouge 1-0 over State
was a pitcher’s duel Saturday night in Baton Rouge, as the Mississippi
State Bulldogs (26-11, 2-6 SEC) were just edged out by the 10th-ranked
LSU Tigers (30-7, 6-2 SEC), 1-0.
LSU NO. 4 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
is No. 4 in the 2017 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday,
marking the Tigers’ fourth Top 5 preseason ranking. LSU is No. 2 in the
Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game preseason polls, and the Tigers
are No. 5 in the D1 Baseball preseason ranking.
LSU COACH ED ORGERON - Alabama's Coming to Town
looking forward to see our team today. Today is Tell the Truth Monday.
The truth is we got a great Alabama team coming into town. It's going
to be prime time football. It's why you to come to LSU, why you come to
coach at LSU. We understand the rivalry. I understand it. Our team
understands it. We understand the importance of this football game. But
it's really game four of a new season. That's the way we're going to
LSU 2, UNCW 0 - NCAA BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
his 119th pitch at 1:09 a.m. CT Sunday, SEC Freshman of the Year
Alex Lange earned his 12th strikeout in a complete-game shutout that
put the LSU baseball team in the NCAA Regional final, 2-0, over UNC
COMMENTS FROM LSU COACH LES MILES ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
2014 Signee Profiles
MILES: William Clapp, a 6 foot four, 270 pound, Brother Martin
High School, New Orleans. Louisiana native. Very similar,
consensus four star recruit, comes with an LSU background.
No. 14 Women’s Hoops Drops 63-56 Decision at No. 13 Kentucky
Ky. – Raigyne Moncrief racked up a SEC season’s best 19 points coupled
with a career-high tying nine rebounds, but the No. 14 LSU women’s
basketball team was handed a 63-56 defeat to start the second half of
the SEC season by No. 13 Kentucky Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.
Plaisance Pushes No. 15 Women’s Hoops Past Ole Miss, 66-56
Plaisance racked up a season’s best 23 points and pulled down a
game-leading 10 rebounds to claim her second consecutive double-double
as the No. 15 LSU women’s basketball team fought past Ole Miss with a
Men's Basketball Holds on for First SEC Win, 71-68
Martin pumped in a career-high 18 points off the bench, and the LSU
men’s basketball team ended a two-game losing streak with a 71-68
victory over South Carolina Saturday at Colonial Life Arena.
Defense Propels No. 16 Women’s Hoops Past Tulane, 67-35
trio of DaShawn Harden, Jeanne Kenney and Theresa Plaisance combined
for 43 points, and the No. 16 LSU women’s basketball team also used
suffocating defense en route to a 63-35 victory over Tulane Sunday at
LSU Beats Iowa in the Outback Bowl, 21-14
14th-ranked LSU drove to its school-record fourth-straight 10-win
season, as the Tigers beat Iowa on New Year’s Day, 21-14 in the Outback
BROOKLYN’S FINEST: NO. 15 LSU OUTLASTS MICHIGAN TO WIN BARCLAYS INVITATIONAL, 64-62
N.Y. – Sophomore guard Danielle Ballard converted a go-ahead layup with
20 seconds to play to lift the 15th-ranked LSU women’s basketball team
past Michigan, 64-62, in the championship game of the Barclays
Invitational on Saturday night in the Barclays Center.
LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MOVES UP IN THE POLLS
ROUGE – After opening the season with a pair of wins in the preseason
WNIT, the LSU women’s basketball team moved up one spot in each poll
this week to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 16 in the
USA Today Coaches poll.
Olympian Robinson Completes LSU Track & Field Staff
ROUGE – The LSU Track & Field program is excited to welcome one of
the nation’s rising stars in the coaching ranks as head coach Dennis
Shaver announced Tuesday that two-time Olympian Khadevis Robinson has
been appointed an assistant coach to lead the men’s and women’s middle
distance and distance groups and cross country teams.
LSU's Defense Powers Past Florida, 17-6 in Death Valley
BATON ROUGE - LSU defense reappeared as the Tigers held Florida to 240 yards of total offense and led LSU to a 17-6 victory.
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LSU’S THERESA PLAISANCE, A NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE, NAMED TO WADE TROPHY WATCH LIST
– LSU senior forward Theresa Plaisance is one of 25 players nationally
who were named to the preseason watch list for the Wade Trophy, which
is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Player
of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced.
LSU Surges Past MSU in Second Half, 59-26
felt like our team is coming off the second week where we really had to
put in the work. It becomes a personal commitment and a responsibility
and I felt like
our guys did that. I felt like they came to practice, busted their butts and did what they needed to do to improve."
LSU COACH LES MILES’ PRESS CONFERENCE
MILES: Afternoon, all. You choose to come to LSU to look
forward to playing in a game Between the Hedges, nationally
ranked. Our guys are looking forward to it.
LSU Opens With 37-27 Win Over TCU
An Interview With COACH LES MILES
MILES: Well, I certainly enjoyed the victory. Felt like the TCU team
played extremely well. I can see why some picked them to win their
LSU SCRIMMAGES FOR FINAL TIME; ATTENTION TURNS TO TCU
ROUGE – LSU had its final scrimmage of the preseason as the Tigers went
through a 150-play workout indoors at the Charles McClendon Practice
LSU GOES THROUGH FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF PRESEASON CAMP
ROUGE – LSU held its first scrimmage of the preseason here Wednesday as
the Tigers went through an abbreviated 56-play workout indoors at the
Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
Coach Les Miles Q & A
MILES: Afternoon. I think we're a football team that is
developing, and I like the position that we're in. We've had a
quality week. We went five acclimatization days, and four of
which we split the team and we took what we had really maximum reps, if
LSU WELCOMES 103 PLAYERS TO CAMPUS
ROUGE – LSU welcomed 103 players to campus as the Tigers are set to
open their ninth training camp under head coach Les Miles
LSU BASEBALL EXPERIENCES TD AMERITRADE PARK FOR THE FIRST TIME
Neb. – National Freshman of the Year Alex Bregman stepped onto the
field at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday and had one word to best sum up
his experience -- “awesome.”
LSU PRODUCES THREE FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS IN ONE SEASON FOR FIRST TIME
first baseman Mason Katz was named a first-team all-American by the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), sophomore
pitcher Aaron Nola was named to first-team all-America squads by both
the NCBWA and by Baseball America magazine, and freshman shortstop Alex
Bregman earned first-team all-America accolades from Baseball America.
GAME 1 SUPER REGIONAL – LSU 2, OKLAHOMA 0
LSU Head Coach Paul Maineri
was everything that everyone expected it to be. It was as great of a
pitching duel as you’ll ever see. On one hand you have a guy who was
picked the third pick in the draft in Jonathan Gray and on the other
hand you have Aaron Nola."
LSU Baseball Advances Past Jackson St., 11-7
LSU Head Coach Paul Mainieri
“I don’t know what adjective to use. Maybe one of the more painful wins that we’ve had in our time."
LSU STAGES NINTH-INNING COMEBACK TO DEFEAT ALABAMA, 3-2
Ala. -- Second-ranked LSU used ninth-inning magic to defeat Alabama,
3-2, in an SEC Tournament elimination game Friday at Hoover
Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the
top of the ninth, first baseman Tyler Moore launched a 3-2 pitch into
the right-center field gap, scoring pinch runner Jared Foster and
evening the game at 2-2.
SIX NAMED TO LSU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
ROUGE – Five former LSU standouts and a former LSU coach have been
elected to the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, the school has announced.
LSU Clinched Western Division
clinched the 2013 SEC Western Division title Saturday with a 2-1
victory at Texas A&M. The division title was LSU’s second in a row
and its fourth during coach Paul Mainieri’s seven-season tenure with
NO. 3 LSU DEFEATS NO. 19 FLORIDA, 3-2, IN GAME 1 OF SEC SERIES
ROUGE, La. -- An eighth-inning sacrifice fly by junior catcher Ty
Ross lifted No. 3 LSU (41-6, 17-5 SEC) to a 3-2 victory over No. 19
Florida (25-21, 12-10 SEC) Thursday night in Alex Box Stadium.
ALABAMA SALVAGES SERIES FINALE AGAINST NO. 2 LSU, 4-3, IN 10 INNINGS
Ala. – Kyle Overstreet lined a two-out bloop single into centerfield
scoring the winning run from third as Alabama salvaged the final game
of its three-game series against the second-ranked LSU baseball team,
4-3, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon in Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
TIGERS RECORD 5-3, 10-INNING WIN OVER ARKANSAS
Ark. – Rightfielder Sean McMullen delivered a sacrifice fly in the top
of the 10th inning for the go-ahead run as top-ranked LSU recorded a
5-3 victory over No. 10 Arkansas at Baum Stadium.
Baseball Batters Southeastern La., 13-1
ROUGE, La. -- Second-ranked LSU (6-1) bounced back from its first loss
of the season and defeated Southeastern Louisiana (5-2) by a score of
13-1 Sunday at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU Basketball lost at Kentucky, 75-70
LSU Head Coach Johnny Jones
knew coming in today that it would be a hard-fought contest. I knew,
Kentucky coming off of a setback there at Alabama, coming back at home
today looking for a win. We knew that they would be ready and that they
would play tough and they definitely didn’t disappoint."
Mainieri Elected to ABCA Hall of Fame
by Bill Franques, Sr. Associate SID
ROUGE, La. - LSU coach Paul Mainieri has earned college baseball's
highest honor, as he has been selected for induction into the American
Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
LSU GYMNASTICS UPSETS NO. 3 FLORIDA IN SEC OPENER
ROUGE – It came down to the final performers for each team, and in the
end it was the eighth-ranked LSU gymnastics team that rallied for the
upset win over No. 3 Florida, 196.875-196.575, in front of 4,074 fans
Friday night inside the Maravich Center.
Last-Second Field Goal Gives Clemson Chick-fil-A Bowl
Ga. - The LSU Tigers looked on the verge of a knockout entering the
final five minutes of the third quarter, but couldn't stop the Clemson
Tigers on its three fourth quarter drives, including a late- drive that
resulted in a game-ending 37-yard field goal as time expired that gave
14th-ranked Clemson a 25-24 decision over 8th-ranked LSU Monday night
at the Georgia Dome.
TIGERS PRACTICE AT GEORGIA DOME
– Bowl week is finally here for LSU as the Tigers arrived at the Hilton
in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday in what will be their home for the
next six days.
Women's Basketball Wins Program's 800th Game
MIAMI - Junior forward Theresa Plaisance scored 20 points and blocked a
career-high seven shots and the LSU women's basketball team withstood a
late run from Florida International to win the FIU Thanksgiving
Classic, 76-69, on Sunday afternoon in U.S. Century Bank Arena.
CARLETON LEADS TIGERS TO EXCEPTIONAL SEASON
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lady Tiger senior Laura Carleton has officially
wrapped up the 2012 cross country season as an All-South Central
Regional selection as the all-region teams were announced this week by
the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
No. 6 LSU Wins at No. 18 TEXAS A&M 24-19
HEAD COACH LES MILES
On the game overall...
"I'd like to congratulate Coach Sumlin and the Aggies; they played
awfully hard. You can see when we play here that it is a special place.
It's loud and it's an advantage for the home team."
Gillislee, No. 10 Florida Break Football Streak, 14-6
Les Miles, LSU Head Coach
“I have to give credit to the Florida Gators, they played awfully hard today. Congratulations
to Will Muschamp. I thought they did a good job, a really good job. As for our football team, I
thought we had a good effort, we fought like hell."
LSU Plods Past Towson, 38-22
LSU HEAD COACH LES MILES
"First, you have to give credit to the Towson Tigers. I told our team
that they were a good football team. I insisted that we prepare well.
LSU Defeats Idaho to Remain Undefeated, 63-14
LSU set the NCAA record with its 40th-straight non-conference win in
the regular season; In the process, LSU (3-0) also set a school record
with its 20th-straight home victory, all under head coach Les Miles.
Defense Dominant, Offense Balanced in 41-3 Win
by Todd Politz, Director of Digital Media
BATON ROUGE -- Second-ranked LSU (2-0) held Washington (1-1) to 26
yards rushing and shook off a fumble on the opening kickoff to
thoroughly dominate the Huskies, 41-3, on Saturday night at Tiger
Football Rolls Up 508 Yards in Opening Win, 41-14
by Todd Politz, Director of Digital Media
BATON ROUGE -- LSU running backs Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue
combined for 264 yards rushing while Zach Mettenberger added 192 yards
passing as the Tigers defeated North Texas on Saturday night in Tiger
LSU RANKED NO. 1 IN USA TODAY COACHES POLL
ROUGE – For the first time since 1959, LSU will open a football season
ranked No. 1 in the nation as the Tigers have been placed atop the USA
Today Coaches’ Poll.
LSU returns 15 starters from last year’s
team that captured the Southeastern Conference title and went 13-0
during the regular season before falling in the BCS National
Championship Game. LSU spent 11 straight weeks ranked No. 1 in the
nation a year ago.
MAINIERI TO WELCOME 15 NEW PLAYERS TO BASEBALL SQUAD
LSU Coach Congratulates Pitcher Kevin Gausman on Signing Deal with Orioles
ROUGE, La. -- LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said Friday that
the 15-man class of newcomers enrolling next month provides exactly
what the Tigers need – speed on the bases and in the outfield, power
hitting and additional pitching prowess.
LSU MEN & WOMEN ATHLETIC PROGRAMS EARN FOURTH-PLACE FINISHES IN FINAL CAPITAL ONE CUP STANDINGS
LSU, UCLA Only Schools To Finish In Top Four In Both Men and Women Standings
ROUGE -- After claiming a national championship and three Southeastern
Conference team titles, the LSU men’s and women’s athletic programs
capped a banner year with a pair of fourth-place finishes in the final
2011-12 Capital One Cup standings, it was announced by Capital One
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WINS NCAA PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARD
ROUGE - The LSU women's cross country team received an NCAA Public
Recognition Award Thursday for its exceptional work in the classroom as
part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program.
MOVES INTO REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND WITH 7-1 WIN OVER OREGON STATE
ROUGE -- Kevin Gausman may not have had his best stuff on Saturday
night at Alex Box Stadium, but the sophomore LSU righty got an early
lead and guided the Tigers into the NCAA Regional driver's seat, 7-1.
Collegiate Record Highlights Final Day at NCAA Prelims
Fla. – Defending NCAA champion and Bowerman Award candidate Kimberlyn
Duncan set the track on fire in Saturday’s finale at the NCAA East
Preliminary Rounds as she crushed her own low-altitude collegiate
record in the 200-meter dash to lead 12 semifinal qualifiers on the
final day of competition at Hodges Stadium at the University of North
Takes Game 1 of Super Regional, 6-1
Mo. -- Allison Falcon delivered a 2-for-3 performance and matched a
career-high three RBIs as the LSU softball team knocked off No. 9
national seed Missouri by a 6-1 margin Saturday during the opening game
of the NCAA Columbia Super Regional in-front of 2,253 fans at
TIGERS POST 9-5 WIN OVER TULANE
ROUGE, La. – Shortstop Austin Nola provided the go-ahead run with a
solo homer in the fifth inning Tuesday night, and fourth-ranked LSU
erupted for a six-run sixth inning en route to a 9-5 win over Tulane in
Alex Box Stadium.
HOME RUNS LIFT GEORGIA TO 5-3 WIN OVER LSU
ROUGE, La. – Designated hitter Justin Bryan launched two home runs
Sunday, including a two-run blast in a four-run fourth inning, to lead
Georgia to a 5-3 win over third-ranked LSU in Alex Box Stadium.
23 Softball Stymied by No. 22 Florida State
ROUGE – The No. 23 LSU softball team was unable to connect back-to-back
wins to open its five-game homestand as No. 22 Florida State emerged
with an 8-1 victory Wednesday at Tiger Park.
Ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll
ROUGE, La. – LSU is ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper
poll released Monday. The Tigers (30-7) have won 13 of their last 14
games, including the last six in a row, and are tied for first place in
the SEC standings with No. 2 Kentucky.
LSU CLAIMS 7-1 WIN OVER ALABAMA
ROUGE, La. – LSU sophomore right-hander Ryan Eades limited Alabama to
one run on two hits in 7.1 innings Saturday night to lead the
third-ranked Tigers to a 7-1 victory over the Crimson Tide in Alex Box
BRIEANNA KENNEDY HIGHLIGHTS PERSONAL BESTS AT ARIZONA STATE
Ariz. – Lady Tiger senior Brieanna Kennedy added nearly two feet to her
personal bests in the hammer and discus throws to highlight 14
personal-best performances by the LSU Track & Field teams at
inaugural Arizona State Tri-Meet held Saturday afternoon at Sun Angel
GYMNASTICS TO COMPETE IN SEMIFINAL I AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team learned Monday that the Tigers will
compete in Semifinal I of the NCAA Championships that starts at 11 a.m.
CT on April 20 in Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Ga.
TRACK & FIELD STARS REPEAT AS SEC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
ROUGE – Following a historic weekend for the Tigers and Lady Tigers at
the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, two LSU Track & Field
athletes have received repeat selections as SEC Athletes of the Week as
announced by the Southeastern Conference...
TIGERS EARN TOP 10 FINISHES IN FINAL STANDINGS AT BULLS BAY
S.C. – Senior Sang Yi showed his All-America form once again while
continuing his impressive run with a fourth-straight top-10 finish in
leading the 18th-ranked LSU men’s golf team during Tuesday’s final
round at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate held this week at
Bulls Bay Golf Club.
TRACK TEAMS EARN TOP 3 SPOTS IN OUTDOOR PRESEASON RANKINGS
ROUGE – As many members of the LSU Track & Field program
open the 2012 outdoor season this weekend while hosting the LSU Relays,
both the Tigers and Lady Tigers claimed Top 3 rankings in the outdoor
preseason national Top 25 power ranking released on Thursday afternoon
by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Softball Completes Weekend Sweep of Mississippi State
ROUGE – The LSU softball team rode the right-arm of Rachele Fico as the
junior hurler compiled her seventh shutout of the season during a 4-0
win over Mississippi State Sunday at Tiger Park.
GYMNASTICS ADVANCES TO NO. 8 IN LATEST NATIONAL RANKINGS
ROUGE – After matching the season high in a 196.850-194.900 victory
against West Virginia on March 16, the LSU gymnastics team moved up two
spots to No. 8 in the newest national standings released Monday by
Women's Basketball News Conference Quotes
NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS
HEAD COACH NIKKI CALDWELL
are glad to be here and able to practice today and prepare for another
round of games. We are going against a very good team in Penn State.
They are another team that is guard oriented.
Run Puts Lady Tigers in NCAA Second Round
ROUGE -- After trailing by six with 10 minutes to play, the LSU women's
basketball team went on a 16-2 run to get past San Diego State, 64-56,
in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Sunday
evening at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Third Inning Vaults LSU Softball Past Mississippi State
ROUGE, La. – Dylan Supak provided a 2-for-4 performance, and the
go-ahead two-run single during an eight-run third inning as the LSU
softball turned the tables to pick up a 10-7 victory over Mississippi
State Friday to open a three-game SEC weekend series at Tiger Park.
Diving Qualifies Two for NCAA Championships
ROUGE, La. - The LSU Diving team completed the third day of competition
at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regionals and now will turn its attention to the
men’s and women’s NCAA Championships.
Ninth-Inning Double Lifts No. 13 LSU over Dartmouth
ROUGE, La. - Third baseman Tyler Hanover delivered a game-winning
double in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to propel No. 13 LSU to
a 5-4 victory and a three-game sweep over Dartmouth in Alex Box Stadium.
TIGERS UP TO NO. 2, TIGERS REMAIN NO. 4 IN TRACK POWER RANKINGS
ROUGE – After wrapping up the regular season by playing host to the LSU
Twilight on Friday night, the Lady Tigers have moved up one spot to No.
2 and the Tigers have remained firm at No. 4 in the latest U.S. Track
& Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top 25 power
LADY TIGERS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT, BEAT AUBURN, 57-41 TO MOVE INTO
THIRD-PLACE TIE IN SEC
ROUGE -- LSU All-America candidate LaSondra Barrett recorded her sixth
double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Lady
Tigers claimed their fifth consecutive victory in defeating Auburn,
57-41, in the Pink Game recognizing breast cancer awareness on Sunday
afternoon in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
POST 4-0 VICTORY OVER AIR FORCE TO IMPROVE TO 3-0
ROUGE, La.— Eighth-ranked LSU (3-0) picked up its second shutout of the
new season Sunday, defeating Air Force, 4-0, in Alex Box Stadium.
Wins Tri-Meet at Washington with 196.450
– The 13th-ranked LSU gymnastics team earned the second-highest score
of the season with a 196.450 to capture the tri-meet against No. 23
Washington and Seattle Pacific Friday night in Alaska Airlines Arena.
TRACK STARS DUNCAN, FORBES REPEAT AS SEC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
ROUGE – After being honored by the Southeastern Conference office as
SEC Athletes of the Week a week ago, LSU Track & Field juniors
Kimberlyn Duncan and Damar Forbes were recognized for the second week
in a row following their performance at the Tyson Invitational this
GYMNASTICS EARNS 196.125-195.050 WIN AGAINST KENTUCKY
ROUGE – The 14th-ranked LSU gymnastics team delighted the crowd of
3,976 fans inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as the Tigers
posted a 196.125-195.050 victory over Kentucky Friday night.
RALLIES BACK, SNAPS LOSING STREAK IN WILD OVERTIME FINISH AT EAST
TENNESSEE STATE, 71-68
CITY, Tenn. – Swayze Black’s putback at the buzzer forced overtime and
LaSondra Barrett capped a 20-point night with four game-winning free
throws in the final minute as the LSU women’s basketball team rallied
back from a double-digit deficit to defeat East Tennessee State, 71-68,
on Tuesday night in the MSHA Athletic Center.
SNAPS LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WIN STREAK, HANDS LADY TIGERS FIRST SEC
Fla. – Florida’s Jordan Jones scored 16 points and the Gators benefited
from seven made threes to hand the LSU women’s basketball team its
first Southeastern Conference loss and snap its 10-game winning streak
by a score of 62-58 on Sunday afternoon in the O’Connell Center.
TIGERS SELECTED FOR SENIOR BOWL
ROUGE – Three members of LSU’s 2011 Southeastern Conference
Championship Team have been selected to participate in the 2012 Senior
Bowl in Mobile, Ala., later this month.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM GREETS PATIENTS AT OUR LADY OF THE LAKE
ROUGE – LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell and the Lady
Tigers continue to make an impact in the community as the team lifted
the spirits of several children at the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s
Hospital this week with a surprise visit.
CLAIBORNE AND BROCKERS OPT FOR NFL
ROUGE – Two standout defenders on LSU’s Southeastern Conference
Championship team have opted to forgo their remaining eligibility with
the Tigers as cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Michael
Brockers have declared for the NFL Draft.
KIMBERLYN DUNCAN ON PRESEASON WATCH LIST FOR BOWERMAN AWARD
ROUGE – After attending the presentation ceremony for The Bowerman in
December as one of three finalists following the 2011 season, it came
as no surprise Thursday when Lady Tiger junior sprinter Kimberlyn
Duncan was selected one of 10 athletes with the release of the 2012
women’s preseason watch list by The Bowerman Watch List Committee.
LADY TIGERS WIN 10TH IN A ROW
UNBEATEN IN SEC PLAY WITH 58-48 COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER NO. 24 SOUTH
ROUGE – All-America candidate LaSondra Barrett scored a game-high 14
points and the LSU women’s basketball team compiled a 12-0 second-half
run with suffocating defense to rally past 24th-ranked South Carolina,
58-48, and win its 10th straight game on Thursday night in the Pete
Maravich Assembly Center.
TRACK & FIELD AMONG TOP TEAMS IN 2012 PRESEASON RANKINGS
ROUGE – As the LSU Track & Field teams prepare for the start of
2012 indoor season this weekend, the Tigers and Lady Tigers are ranked
among the top programs in the country once again with a release of the
first Top 25 rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross
GYMNASTICS OPENS 2012 SEASON AT CANCUN CLASSIC
Mexico – LSU gymnastics begins its 38th season overall and 35th under
head coach D-D Breaux when the Tigers face four ranked opponents Friday
in the Cancun Classic held at the Iberostar Hotel.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CLOSES THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
Miss. – Two of the Southeastern Conference’s elite defenses meet as the
LSU women’s basketball team seeks its eighth straight victory and
concludes a three-game road trip at Mississippi State in Humphrey
LADY TIGERS PUT FIVE-GAME WIN STREAK ON THE LINE AT RIVAL LOUISIANA TECH
ROUGE -- The LSU women’s basketball team begins a three-game road trip
and puts its five-game winning streak on the line at 7 p.m. Thursday as
the Lady Tigers battle in-state rival Louisiana Tech in the Thomas
TO HOST ALABAMA AND SOUTH CAROLINA AS SEC UNVEILS 2012 LEAGUE SCHEDULE
ROUGE – Eight home games, including league contests against Alabama and
South Carolina in Tiger Stadium, highlight LSU’s 2012 football
schedule, the Southeastern Conference announced on Wednesday with the
releasing of next year’s slate for all 14 SEC teams.
SOCCER SENIOR ALLYSHA CHAPMAN EARNS NSCAA ALL-REGION HONORS
ROUGE – After earning back-to-back Third-Team All-South Region honors
as a sophomore in 2009 and as a junior in 2010, LSU Soccer senior
Allysha Chapman earned her first career First-Team All-South Region
selection this fall by the National Soccer Coaches Association of
OVER FOR LSU AS TIGERS RETURN TO PRACTICE FOR BCS TITLE GAME
and Alabama will square off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in exactly
two weeks. Monday’s workout was the first of what will be 10 practices
for the Tigers between now and kickoff on Jan. 9. Kickoff between the
nation’s top two ranked teams...
GOLFER CURTIS THOMPSON WINS DIXIE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
SPRINGS, Fla. – Christmas came early for one member of the LSU men’s
golf program as freshman standout Curtis Thompson fired a score of
13-under par 274 in 72 holes to capture the 81st Dixie Amateur
Championship held Dec. 19-22 at the 7,234-yard Heron Bay Golf Club.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WINS FIFTH IN A ROW, DEFEATS GRAMBLING 62-47 IN
ROUGE – Senior forward LaSondra Barrett led a trio of double-figure
scorers with 15 points as the LSU women’s basketball team built a
double-digit halftime lead and withstood a late charge from Grambling
to win its fifth straight game, 62-47, on Thursday afternoon in the
Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
RUN CRIPPLES LAMAR, CARRIES LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO FOURTH STRAIGHT
ROUGE – A 26-0 run beginning midway through the first half proved to be
the spark needed for the LSU women’s basketball team as the Lady Tigers
dominated Lamar and won its fourth consecutive game by a score of 77-35
on Sunday afternoon in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Hoops Dumps UC Irvine, Wins Fourth Straight
ROUGE - Justin Hamilton turned in 14 points to go along with a
career-high 11 rebounds, his first career double-double in an LSU
uniform, as the Tigers posted a 66-59 victory over UC Irvine Thursday
at the Maravich Center.
Leads Lady Tigers Past Alabama St.
ROUGE - Freshman Krystal Forthan scored a career-high 17 points and the
LSU women's basketball team compiled a 20-2 run in the second half to
coast to a 67-35 win over Alabama State on Sunday in the Pete Maravich
Basketball Clamps Down on Boise St
ROUGE - LSU's defense for the third straight game put a clamp on a
higher scoring team and the LSU Tigers walked away with a 64-45 victory
over Boise State Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
MATHIEU WINS BEDNARIK AWARD, MORRIS CLAIBORNE CAPTURES THORPE AWARD AT
ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS
– For the second straight year, LSU is the proud home of college
football’s defensive player of the year and top defensive back as
Tyrann Mathieu won the Chuck Bednarik Award and Morris Claiborne
captured the Jim Thorpe Award on Thursday night at the ESPN College
Football Awards from the Atlantic Boardwalk at Walt Disney World.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS TO ACTION AGAINST ALABAMA STATE ON SUNDAY;
LADY TIGERS TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE, BRING CANNED GOODS
ROUGE – After a 13-day break for academic final exams, the LSU women’s
basketball team returns to action with the first of four games in eight
days at 2 p.m. CT Sunday as the Lady Tigers take on Alabama State in
the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
FROM LSU COACH LES MILES ON BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
On the process of playing in the Championship Game…
good news is that we’ve been in this game before, understand what it
means to play game with a month out and how to divide the time. We’re
prepared. The first place we will start is the first game where we
played them. It might be rendered as different. I think there will be
some similarities and some contrasting styles.”
Sparks No. 1 LSU to 11th SEC Title; BCS
ROUGE -- SEC Championship Game MVP Tyrann Mathieu dazzled the crowd
with a punt return for a touchdown and setup two more scores with his
return and a fumble recovery, as No. 1 LSU buried No. 12 Georgia,
42-10, for its 11th league title and a berth in the BCS National
LSU FOCUSED ON GEORGIA AS SEC TITLE TO BE DECIDED ON SATURDAY
ROUGE – If there was any doubt about what LSU’s mindset is going into
Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Championship Game against Georgia in
Atlanta, head coach Les Miles put that to rest on Wednesday saying his
top-ranked Tigers are focused on one thing and that’s winning the
Football - Les Miles - (Georgia game)
is a very talented team. They had a rough start, but continued to
improve and play well. They’ve won 10 straight since their opening two
losses. The Georgia Tech team, I watched that game, was a very talented
team in itself. Frankly, they were no match for a very quality Georgia
MATHIEU NAMED WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ROUGE – LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has been named the Walter
Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the
Tigers’ 41-17 win over third-ranked Arkansas on Friday.
18 OHIO STATE PULLS AWAY LATE FROM NO. 20 LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL,
Ohio -- Big Ten Conference Preseason Co-Player of the Year Samantha
Prahalis scored a game-high 28 points and buried six threes as No. 18
Ohio State held off a valiant effort from the 20th-ranked LSU women’s
basketball team by a score of 77-68 on Sunday evening in Value City
1 LSU Wins Showdown, SEC West, 41-17
ROUGE -- After facing its largest deficit of the season, No. 1 LSU
shrugged its shoulders then shredded No. 3 Arkansas on Friday at Tiger
Undefeated in the regular season for the first
time since 1958 (10-0), the Tigers improved to 12-0, won the brutal
Southeastern Conference Western Division at 8-0 and will face Georgia
(9-2, 7-1 SEC) in the SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3, in
Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT on CBS.
PUTS FINISHING TOUCHES ON GAME PLAN
have really enjoyed these practices this week,” LSU coach Les Miles
said following Wednesday’s workout. “This team was a little
heavy-legged on Monday, but Tuesday was really good. Today was a very
sharp, crisp Thursday practice on a Wednesday. I look forward to lining
up and playing on Friday. I think we will play well.”
TRACK & FIELD HOLDS ANNUAL PENTATHLON ON THANKSGIVING WEEK
ROUGE – Members of the LSU Track & Field program anticipate
Thanksgiving week each year as it not only marks the conclusion of the
team’s fall training season, but it also features one of the unique
traditions of the program with the annual team pentathlon held at the
Carl Maddox Field House.
20 LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NORTHWESTERN, 44-43
ROUGE – Morgan Jones converted two free throws with 11.8 seconds left
and the 20th-ranked LSU women’s basketball team saw a nine-point
second-half lead slip away in a 44-43 loss to Northwestern on Tuesday
night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
COACH LES MILES - Arkansas Week
Thanksgiving. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Good health,
a quality team and an opportunity to have a meal that represents all
the wonderful things that the Lord has made available to us in a
Thanksgiving. I really want to express my condolences for my team and
our school in recognition of the death of tight end Garrett Uekman. The
loss of him to the Arkansas team and to his family is certainly felt."
Football - Game Notes vs. Arkansas
LSU Hosts No. 3 Arkansas With SEC Title Game Spot On The Line
goes after the school’s first 12-0 start on Friday as the top-ranked
Tigers host No. 3 Arkansas with a berth in the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game on the line.
1 LSU Dominates Ole Miss; Makes History at 11-0
Miss. -- While others in the Top 25 struggled on Saturday, No. 1 LSU
ran for 353 yards and four touchdowns, and scored twice defensively for
its most lopsided win in the 100-game series with Ole Miss, 52-3.
SOCCER DUO RECEIVES 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT ACCOLADES
ROUGE – For the second year in a row, two LSU soccer stars have been
recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America for
their academic achievement as juniors Carlie Banks and Natalie Ieyoub
were selected to the 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District VI Team.
SOCCER’S IEYOUB NAMED TO SEC COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
ROUGE – For her continued leadership in the community service efforts
of the LSU Soccer program, junior midfielder has been selected to the
SEC Community Service Team for the second year in a row as one of 12
representatives on this year’s squad announced by the league office.
PREPARING TO TAKE OLE MISS’ BEST SHOT
ROUGE – You can throw out the records and the rankings when LSU and Ole
Miss get together in football and Saturday will be no exception as the
top-ranked Tigers travel to Oxford to face the 2-8 Rebels.
continued to prepare for Saturday’s contest here Wednesday at the
Charles McClendon Practice Facility as the Tigers go into what will be
Houston Nutt’s final home game with the Rebels expecting to take Ole
Miss’ best shot
CLAIBORNE ONE OF 15 SEMIFINALISTS FOR WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR AWARD
ROUGE – LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne has been named as one of 15
semifinalists for the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the
organization announced on Wednesday.
Claiborne, a sophomore from
Shreveport, is one of just two defenders on the 15-player list. The
only other defensive player on the list of semifinalists is Boston
College linebacker Luke Kuechly.
20 LSU LADY TIGERS HOST NO. 14 GEORGETOWN IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOME
BATON ROUGE – After opening the Nikki Caldwell era with a road win at
Wichita State, an early season match-up of ranked teams will take
centerstage at 7 p.m. Wednesday as the 20th-ranked LSU women’s
basketball team battles No. 14 Georgetown in the 2011-12 home opener in
the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Football - (Ole Miss week)
Miles Press Conference
“It is always a pleasure to be in Tiger Stadium at night. I enjoyed a
Homecoming crowd. I can tell you that our football team walked down
that hill and took part in the traditions of our school, and that is a
tremendous feeling. I can tell you that our guys enjoy it greatly. I
did not think that this was a game that we played with a real emotion
or passion. I felt like we did the things we needed to do to ensure
victory. We started slow as a team, but again I felt like we did the
things we needed to do.”
Maintains Top Spot in National Rankings
BATON ROUGE -- After Les Miles earned his 100th career win on Saturday
at Tiger Stadium, his Tigers remained No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches'
Poll, the AP Top 25 and the Harris Interactive Poll. LSU
received every first-place vote in the polls.
1 LSU 10-0 for First Time Since 1958
Homecoming, LSU head coach Les Miles won his 100th career game
BATON ROUGE -- No. 1 LSU took the better part of a half to put its epic
victory over No. 2 Alabama in the rear-view mirror. After four
second-half touchdowns, the Tigers improved to 10-0 for the first time
since 1958 with a 42-9 victory over Western Kentucky.
SOCCER DRAWS TEXAS A&M IN NCAA FIRST ROUND ON FRIDAY NIGHT
BATON ROUGE – After finishing as the runner-up in the Southeastern
Conference regular-season standings for the third time in four seasons,
the LSU soccer team picked up an at-large berth into the 2011 NCAA
Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament on Monday with a first-round match
against No. 3 seed Texas A&M in College Station on Friday night
at 6:30 p.m. CT.
REID AND MONTGOMERY CLAIM SEC HONORS
BATON ROUGE – A pair of sophomore LSU defenders – safety Eric Reid and
defensive end Sam Montgomery – have been recognized as players of the
week in the Southeastern Conference for their role in the Tigers’ 9-6
overtime win over second-ranked Alabama on Saturday.
Football Sweeps Coaches' Poll After Big Win
BATON ROUGE -- On the day after its 9-6 overtime win at No. 2 Alabama,
the LSU football team remained No. 1 as expected.
No. 1! LSU Wins Epic Matchup at Alabama in OT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After his defense came up with an overtime stop,
placekicker Drew Alleman made a 25-yard field goal to give No. 1 LSU a
hard fought 9-6 victory over No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
It was only fitting that fans would be treated to an extra period in
the epic matchup of the top two teams in the Southeastern Conference --
perhaps in all of college football.
COACH LES MILES
"The open week kind of hit us just right. I felt like the team needed a
little bit of a break and they got fresh. They did a bit of work on
rehabilitation, weight strength development and certainly had some very
fundamental practices. I think the coaches needed a nice weekend. I
watched football all weekend minus a soccer game, and here is how it
went. Friday night I went to high school football. I watched three
prospects: Kragthorpe, Cooper and Miles. It was the University High
Cubs game, I hope this is not an NCAA violation, but I noticed
Kragthorpe to Miles and I feel that this is a good tendency. On
Saturday morning I watched Ben my 13 year old, a dominant youth
football player by all accounts. The U High Cubs and Ben's team are
undefeated. Saturday morning before I saw Ben play, I saw Macy who is
taking place in soccer and is part of an undefeated soccer team. I like
the position of my family as I do my team."
SOCCER TO FACE RIVAL AUBURN IN SEC TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND
BATON ROUGE – The No. 2-seeded LSU soccer team will travel to the
Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., on Wednesday afternoon
where it kicks off the postseason with a match against SEC West rival
and No. 7-seeded Auburn at noon CT at the 2011 SEC Women’s Soccer
Cross Country Heads to Tennessee for SEC Championships
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams enter
the 2011 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships having
each produced top-three finishes in three of four competitions this
The Tigers also own four of the five best SEC individual times over
four miles this season. Cullen Doody, Richard Chautin and Roger Cooke’s
times of 19:40.00, 19:48.41 and 20:13.00 are the three fastest at that
distance in the conference this season respectively. William Wiesler’s
time of 20:36.00 at McNeese is the fifth best time over four miles in
the conference this year.
GUMBO BOWL TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE LSU-ALABAMA GAME IN TUSCALOOSA
John Folse and Rick Tramonto with football legend Bob Baumhower to set
Guinness World Record for largest pot of gumbo, raise funds for
Tuscaloosa tornado victims
Together with Baumhower, the chefs have created a high-profile
charitable event to assist those in communities still suffering and
rebuilding from the tragic losses. On Nov. 5, the day of the
LSU-Alabama football game, the chefs will kick off the first-ever
“LouisiBama Gumbo Bowl” at the University of Alabama, next to
Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tickets are being sold in advance, and may be
purchased at http://gumbobowl2011.ticketbud.com/tornado-relief.
SOCCER EYES FIRST SEC TITLE IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE AT ARKANSAS
BATON ROUGE – Following a historic 1-0 shutout of 11th-ranked Florida
on Sunday, the LSU soccer team will wrap up the 2011 regular season
Friday night in Fayetteville, Ark., as they take on the Arkansas
Razorbacks at 7 p.m. CDT with an eye on a share of its first
Southeastern Conference championship.
1 LSU Blitzes Auburn,
Sets Up Bama Showdown
BATON ROUGE -- In front of the second-largest crowd in Tiger Stadium
history, No. 1 LSU scored three touchdowns in a span of 2:24 early in
the third quarter to double its 21-3 halftime advantage and earn its
biggest victory in the 46-game history with No. 19 Auburn, 45-10.
The announced crowd of 93,098 witnessed another dominating performance
by the home team, as LSU (8-0, 5-0 SEC) was led by starting quarterback
Jarrett Lee who finished 14-of-20 passing for 165 yards and two
touchdowns. Freshman running back Kenny Hilliard added two touchdowns
while wide receiver Rueben Randle caught five passes for 106 yards
including two long touchdowns.
CONTINUES TO PREP FOR AUBURN
BATON ROUGE – Top-ranked LSU continued to prepare for its clash with
Southeastern Conference Western Division rival Auburn as the No.
1-ranked Tigers went indoors for a spirited two hour workout here at
the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
COACH LES MILES - Auburn week
“I just want you to know that we showed up in Knoxville, Tenn. and the
stadium is packed with a great number of our fans and friends. I can
tell you how much fun it is for us as a team to travel and see the
great and loyal LSU following. As we drove in, there was a big throng
of LSU fans. We enjoy representing this institution. The people that
follow us are spectacular. They had the enjoyment of staying to the end
1 in Initial BCS Standings
BATON ROUGE -- LSU remained perfect in 2011 on Saturday and the Tigers
earned the No. 1 ranking in the initial Bowl Championship Series
standings unveiled on Sunday evening on ESPN.
1 LSU Scores Largest-Ever Win Over Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Morris Claiborne's 89-yard interception return
sparked the No. 1-ranked LSU football team to its largest margin of
victory in the 32-game series with Tennessee, 38-7, on Saturday in
The Tigers, who have won four road games and defeated four ranked
opponents this season, led 17-7 at halftime and outgained Tennessee in
the second half, 222-61, while outscoring the Vols 21-0.
COACH LES MILES' - Tennessee week
“I can tell you that Saturday was a joy to our team because of the
great number of fans that packed the stadium. The feel of the stadium
was electric. Our guys just played to it and enjoyed it. It was a nice
and satisfying afternoon. I felt like we played well in the Florida
game, but certainly not perfect. We won in all three phases.”
TWO GOALS LEAD LSU TO 2-0 ROAD SHUTOUT AT KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior midfielder and Natalie Martineau scored both
goals for the Tigers with her first career multi-goal game to lead the
14th-ranked LSU soccer team to a key 2-0 shutout of the Kentucky
Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at the UK Soccer Complex as the squad held
its lead atop the SEC table.
1 LSU Way Too Much for No. 17 Florida, 41-11
BATON ROUGE -- No. 1 LSU ran for two touchdowns, passed for two more
and posted its largest margin over the No. 17 Gators in 40 years,
41-11, on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.
LSU (6-0, 3-0 SEC) beat its fourth ranked opponent -- its first on the
hallowed grounds of Death Valley -- and did it in style. The Tigers
became bowl eligible for the 12th-straight season in front of the
third-largest crowd in stadium history, 93,022.
FUND SET UP TO ASSIST FAMILY OF LSU FOOTBALL PLAYER ALFRED BLUE
BATON ROUGE – The Relief-4-Blue fund has been established to assist the
family of LSU running back Alfred Blue who recently suffered a
devastating loss when a fire destroyed their home and all of their
COACH LES MILES
“I’m glad to be back in Tiger Stadium for two games in a row. We get to
play in front of our fans and friends. The Gold Game is going to be
interesting to see Tiger Stadium in gold. We felt like Saturday, the
early start for the Kentucky game, that the fans were just as full and
just as loud. The blue sky over Tiger Stadium was an enjoyable day. I
want to thank our fan base for being there, making noise and being
SOCCER RIDES STREAKS INTO THIS WEEK’S NATIONAL RANKINGS
BATON ROUGE – The SEC-leading LSU soccer team has parlayed its six-game
winning streak and nine-game unbeaten streak over the last four
weekends into the national rankings this week as the squad is ranked as
high as No. 14 nationally in the latest Soccer America Top 25 released
1 Football Suffocates Kentucky, 35-7
BATON ROUGE -- A Saturday morning kickoff in Tiger Stadium barely
slowed the No. 1 LSU football team, as the Tigers smothered Kentucky's
offense and won, 35-7.
LSU improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
Kentucky fell to 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the SEC.
MEN’S GYMNASTICS SET FOR GRAND REUNION WEEKEND
BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s gymnastics program celebrates its
tremendous history and success with a reunion weekend around campus
starting Friday. The men’s gymnastics program spanned from
1968-1984 in NCAA competition, and the Tigers competed as one of the
top programs in the nation.
Country travels to McNeese Cowboys Stampede
BATON ROUGE – After placing in the top two of their first couple of
competitions this season, including a win for the women in the LSU
Invitational a week ago, the LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams
travel to Lake Charles, La., for the McNeese Cowboys Stampede
SOCCER EARNS TOP 35 RANKING IN NCAA’S FIRST RPI RELEASE OF 2011
BATON ROUGE – As members of the LSU soccer program prepare for another
big weekend in SEC play, the Tigers have been rewarded for competing
against one of the strongest schedules in the country to this point in
the season with a No. 34 national ranking following the release of the
NCAA’s first Ratings Percentage Index of 2011
COACH LES MILES’ PRESS CONFERENCE
“Our football team is looking forward to getting home. It is
interesting to start the season three of four weeks on the road. You
understand the road regiment, what you are supposed to do and how to
play in close quarters. I think we’ve got a real strong team identity."
GYMNASTICS BEGINS FALL PRACTICE FOR 2012 SEASON
BATON ROUGE – The LSU gymnastics team officially opened preparations
for the 2012 season with its first full practice of the fall semester
Tuesday inside the gymnastics practice area in the Carl Maddox Field
NO. 7 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL RECRUITING RANKINGS
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU is No. 7 in the annual Collegiate
Baseball magazine recruiting rankings released on Tuesday, marking the
fourth time in five years the Tigers are in the Top 10 of the survey.
LSU was No. 1 in 2007 and 2010, and No. 3 in 2009.
19 - State 6
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- LSU's suffocating defense allowed only 193 yards
and had 15 tackles for loss, while Drew Alleman kicked four field goals
to give the No. 3-ranked Tigers a 19-6 victory over Mississippi State
on Thursday night.
LSU (3-0, 1-0 SEC) beat Mississippi State (1-2, 0-2 SEC) for the
12th-straight time and the 19th in the past 20 meetings.
LSU outgained Mississippi State, 361-193. Despite committing nine
penalties for 83 yards, the Tigers managed to hold the ball for nearly
WINNER LIFTS LSU SOCCER TO 1-0 SHUTOUT OF McNEESE STATE
BATON ROUGE – Within minutes of coming out of the halftime break,
senior captain Kellie Murphy broke the ice in the 50th minute of play
with her second goal of the season to lead the LSU soccer team to a 1-0
shutout of the McNeese State Cowgirls before 1,094 fans Friday night at
the LSU Soccer Stadium.
OF LSU COACH LES MILES PRESS LUNCHEON BEFORE STATE
“I felt like we made improvement on Saturday. We came out of there in
pretty good shape. We had good balance on offense. I felt like the
defense played with intensity start to finish. We assured our style of
CALLOWAY AWARDED NATIONAL HONOR BY SOCCER AMERICA
BATON ROUGE – After being recognized as the SEC Defensive Player of the
Week on Monday, LSU’s redshirt freshman defender Jodi Calloway added
yet another honor following her MVP performance at the LSU Invitational
last weekend as a member of the Soccer America Women’s National Team of
LOOKING FORWARD TO FACING NORTHWESTERN STATE IN TIGER STADIUM
LSU brings a 1-0 record into the contest
following last week’s 40-27 win over then-No. 3 ranked Oregon.
Northwestern State, coached by former LSU assistant Bradley Dale
Peveto, rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat Delta State,
24-23, in its season-opener last Thursday in Natchitoches.
SOCCER WRAPS UP ROAD SWING WITH 2-1 WIN AT HOUSTON
HOUSTON, Texas – Two Tiger seniors opened their accounts in Tuesday’s
victory as midfielder Taryne Boudreau netted her first goal of the
season in the 10th minute and senior defender Kellie Murphy scored the
game-winner in the 74th minute to put the LSU soccer team back in the
win column with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Cougars at Robertson
MATHIEU PICKS UP NATIONAL AWARD
BATON ROUGE – LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu added to his list of
awards on Wednesday as the sophomore was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive
Back of the Week for his performance in the Tigers’ 40-27 win over
MATHIEU NAMED SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BATON ROUGE – LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been named Southeastern
Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in
the Tigers’ 40-27 win over third-ranked Oregon on Saturday in the
Cowboys Classic, the league office announced on Monday.
TRACK STARS LEAD TRINIDAD IN RELAY FINALS AT WORLD CHAMPS
DAEGU, South Korea – As the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics
came to a close with Sunday’s finale at Daegu Stadium, three LSU track
stars took to the track one final time for the country of Trinidad
& Tobago while running in the finals of the 4x100-meter relay.
MEN’S GOLF RANKED IN PRESEASON TOP 20 IN GOLF WORLD RANKING
BATON ROUGE – After earning a pair of top-25 finishes at the NCAA
Championships in each of the past two seasons, the LSU men’s golf
program will open the 2011-12 season next weekend ranked among the Top
20 teams in the country after picking up the No. 17 national ranking in
the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll released this
RIKER HYLTON QUALIFIES FOR WORLD RELAY FINAL WITH JAMAICA
DAEGU, South Korea – While running the second leg on Jamaica’s
4x400-meter relay team that broke three minutes in Thursday’s
qualifying round at Daegu Stadium, LSU junior Riker Hylton helped lead
his team to a spot in Friday’s relay final at this year’s IAAF World
Championships in Athletics.
COACH LES MILES' WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE - OREGON WEEK
“I can tell you that I have been looking
forward for this day. It marks the beginning of game week. It allows a
football coach, staff and team to focus on the task at hand. I felt
like we had a very good camp. It was a very physical camp. One in which
there was some conditioning. I think our guys are looking forward to
playing another team. Off of the distractions of camp and the issue
that involved a number of our players, I think our guys understand
fully the mistakes that we made. It is a very interesting one when you
describe what can happen, and you do so repeatedly, so that the lesson
can be learned. That being said, I think all of us are looking forward
SOCCER CONTINUES EARLY SEASON ROAD SWING WITH NC STATE MATCH
BATON ROUGE – The LSU soccer team will continue its five-game road
swing to start the 2011 season on Monday afternoon as it makes the trip
to Raleigh, N.C., to square off against the NC State Wolfpack of the
Atlantic Coast Conference as part of a double header at Dail Soccer
“I felt the defense played extremely well against our seconds and the
scout team,” Miles said. “We're running several drills with our offense
against the Oregon scouts with a rapid fire pace. We feel like that has
prepared our defense some. I think how we have practiced and the scout
team has given us similar looks."
SOCCER SCORES FIRST WIN OF 2011 OVER LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE, 3-0
LAFAYETTE, La. – The Tigers erupted for three goals in the second half
by senior Natalie Martineau, junior Carlie Banks and freshman Alex
Arlitt as the LSU soccer team earned its first victory of 2011 with a
decisive 3-0 shutout of Louisiana-Lafayette.
With the win, the Tigers (1-1) remained unbeaten against the Ragin’
Cajuns (1-1) as they improved to 9-0 all-time in matches with their
in-state rivals. That includes an impressive nine shutouts in the
series as the Tigers have outscored the Ragin’ Cajuns by a combined
score of 24-0 during that span.
SOCCER DROPS 3-1 DECISION TO MEMPHIS IN 2011 SEASON OPENER
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Freshman striker Alex Cook led a late offensive surge
by scoring her first career goal as an LSU Tiger, but the LSU soccer
team dropped a 3-1 decision to Memphis in a difficult road test in its
2011 season opener on Friday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
With LSU trailing by a 3-0 margin late in the contest, Cook pulled one
back in the 83rd minute after running onto a centering pass by
sophomore Addie Eggleston and burying a right-footed strike from eight
yards in front of the net for her first career goal in her collegiate
debut for the Tigers.
GOES THROUGH SECOND SCRIMMAGE OF CAMP
“We had an extended go and I thought we had a number of guys that had
big days,” LSU coach Les Miles said following the scrimmage.
“Offensively, I thought we threw it pretty well and did a nice job of
running the football. Defensively, we made some big plays especially
from the line, which I thought did very well."
GOES THROUGH FIRST FULL SCALE SCRIMMAGE OF CAMP
BATON ROUGE – LSU held its first full scale scrimmage of training camp
on Saturday as head coach Les Miles put the Tigers through a 100-play
workout inside at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility.
Saturday’s scrimmage was scripted and worked on all phases of the game.
In addition to the 100 offensive snaps, LSU also went through nearly 30
special teams plays during the workout.
COACH LES MILES
“How wonderful it is to have a job that everyone considers so
important. I appreciate that the members of the media are here. I
recognize that we really share our lives through this time of the year.
You follow our teams and these times are experiences that we share.
Highs are highs and lows are lows for the room. I can tell you we are
excited about the season. I like our team. I will give a quick overview
like I have in the past of my team. We have 16 seniors and 24 freshmen
and sophomore in the two deep."
BATON ROUGE – While the Tigers will feature one of the most talented
back lines in the SEC this fall, they are also blessed with a pair of
All-SEC caliber goalkeepers in senior star Mo Isom and sophomore
standout Megan Kinneman to anchor perhaps the league’s top defensive
unit in 2011.
THROUGH FIRST FULL SQUAD PRACTICE
“Today was the first full team practice and
the tough part is getting enough reps for everybody,” Miles said
following the workout. “It was very similar to the other first full
squad practices that we’ve had around here. It was sloppy, but that’s
part of it. It takes probably five practices to get the speed of the
game where you want it. We’re a ways away from that but hopefully it
will come quick.”
SELECTED TO PLAY IN CAPE COD LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME
BATON ROUGE, La. – Ryan Eades and Mason Katz
of LSU have been selected to play in the 49th annual Cape Cod Baseball
League All-Star Game at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, July 29 at
Fenway Park in Boston.
For the third straight season, the top college baseball players in the
country will be showcasing their talent at Fenway, the most historic
and recognizable ballpark in the world.
ALL-AMERICAN MICHAEL LAURO SETS PERSONAL BEST AT HAMMERAMA
WAKEFIELD, R.I. – LSU junior All-American and Rhode Island native
Michael Lauro enjoyed a triumphant return home this past weekend as he
set a new personal best in the hammer throw to claim the men’s open
hammer throw title as part of Hammerama 2011 held at Curtis Corner
MORRIS CLAIBORNE ON JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne has made another
preseason award watch list as the junior has been named a candidate for
the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes annually to college football’s most
outstanding defensive back.
GOLFERS AUSTIN GUTGSELL, SANG YI HONORED AS ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS FOR
BATON ROUGE – While the LSU men’s golf program
certainly received its share of recognition for an outstanding 2010-11
campaign on the course, juniors Austin Gutgsell and Sang Yi have been
honored for their performance in the classroom as Cleveland Golf/Srixon
All-America Scholars for 2011.
KIMBERLYN DUNCAN, PATRICK PETERSON SWEEP CORBETT AWARDS FOR 2010-11
NEW ORLEANS – LSU football All-American
Patrick Peterson and track and field national champion Kimberlyn Duncan
were honored Thursday by both the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Greater
New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame as this year’s recipients of the
Corbett Award presented annually to the top male and female amateur
athletes in the state of Louisiana.
LSU FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON WATCH LIST FOR BEDNARIK AWARD
BATON ROUGE -- Three LSU football players – cornerback Morris
Claiborne, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and linebacker Ryan Baker – are on
the watch list for the 2011 Bednarik Award, which goes annually to the
nation’s top college defensive player.
The Tigers ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with three
players on the list of 65 that was released by the Maxwell Football
CLAIBORNE ONE OF 87 PLAYERS UNVEILED ON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH
DALLAS -- LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne is up for another postseason
honor as the junior was one of 87 players who were unveiled on the
watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which is awarded annually to
the nation’s best defensive player, the Football Writers Association of
America (FWAA) and Charlotte Touchdown Club announced on Friday.
TABBED PRE-SEASON NO. 3 BY BLUE RIBBON
BATON ROUGE – LSU has been selected as a pre-season top 5 pick by
another national publication as Blue Ribbon Yearbook tabbed the Tigers
as the nation’s No. 3 team heading into the 2011 season.
Oklahoma is ranked first in the Blue Ribbon Top 25. LSU is one of six
Southeastern Conference teams in the poll with Alabama leading the way
at No. 2. LSU is followed by South Carolina No. 10, Arkansas No. 14,
Georgia No. 16, and Mississippi State No. 21.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNING CLASS JUMPS TO NO. 10 IN ESPN.COM RANKINGS;
FIRST TOP 10 CLASS SINCE 2008
BATON ROUGE – One day after the addition of 6-foot-2 forward Sheila
Boykin of Los Angeles, Calif., the LSU women’s basketball team’s
signing class has jumped to No. 10 in the ESPN.com Hoop Gurlz rankings,
giving the program its first top 10 class since 2008.
McCUNE NAMED TO BASEBALL AMERICA FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA SQUAD
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones and pitcher Kurt
McCune were named Tuesday to the 2011 Baseball America magazine
second-team Freshmen all-America squad.
SOCCER ADDS TRANSFER MOLLY BEAR TO BOLSTER DEFENSIVE DEPTH
BATON ROUGE – The LSU soccer team has solidified its depth along the
back line for the 2011 season with the addition of University of
Missouri transfer Molly Bear as the Tigers are sure to feature one of
the premier defensive units in the Southeastern Conference again this
MAHTOOK EARNS MORE ALL-AMERICA RECOGNITION
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior outfielder Mikie Mahtook was named a 2011
first-team all-American Thursday by the American Baseball Coaches
Association. He was also named to the ABCA first-team all-South Region
PITCHES BRILLIANTLY IN TEAM USA WIN OVER JAPAN TUESDAY AFTERNOON
CARY, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate
National Team scored seven runs in the seventh in game one of a
doubleheader Tuesday, downing Japan, 8-2, at the National Training
Coleman Thriving in Big Leagues After Four-Year LSU Career
by Seth Medvin
College athletes often will give up their last year of eligibility for
a chance to begin their professional careers early. The aura of signing
a professional contract and the risk of injury guides the final
decision. However, those athletes that make the leap may lose the
chance to win a national championship and the opportunity to continue
relationships with their teammates. By leaving school early, they may
also miss out on valuable experiences that would enhance their pro
OTT EMBARK UPON PRO CAREERS
ROUGE, La. – Former LSU pitchers Ben Alsup and Matty Ott have been
assigned to minor league teams as they begin their careers in
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES THE SIGNING OF SHEILA BOYKIN, FINALIZES
ROSTER FOR 2011-12 SEASON
BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell has
announced the signing of highly-touted high school prospect Sheila
Boykin, a 6-foot-2 forward from Los Angeles, Calif.
Boykin, who was granted her release from her National Letter of Intent
by UCLA, is rated the No. 27 player in America by ESPN HoopGurlz. The
addition of Boykin now gives the Lady Tigers two of the nation’s top 30
incoming freshmen who are eligible to compete for the 2011-12 season.
FORMER U.S. INDOOR CHAMP JEREMY HICKS WINS OUTDOOR BRONZE IN LONG
EUGENE, Ore. – With his performance during Saturday’s long jump
competition at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field
Championships, former Tiger All-American Jeremy Hicks put himself in
position to compete for Team USA at this summer’s IAAF World
Championships after claiming the bronze medal with his wind-aided jump
of 26 feet, 7 inches for third place.
CALDWELL SURPRISES EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM PRINCIPALS AS
A GUEST SPEAKER
BATON ROUGE – Over 50 principals in the East Baton Rouge Parish School
System gathered for an afternoon retreat at the Waddill Outdoor
Education Center on Thursday, awaiting the arrival of a surprise guest
Little did they know that the speaker who would walk through the door
was new LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell, who addressed
the group and fielded questions for an hour on teamwork, attitude and
her excitement about being a part of the Baton Rouge community.
100-METER PR HIGHLIGHTS DAY 2 ACTION AT USA CHAMPIONSHIPS
EUGENE, Ore. – Lady Tiger senior Kenyanna Wilson missed earning a berth
into the final round of the women’s 100-meter dash by the slimmest of
margins during Friday’s semifinal at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track
& Field Championships, despite setting a new personal record
with a time of 11.19 seconds for the eighth-fastest time in qualifying
at historic Hayward Field.
GREAT WALTER DAVIS QUALIFIES FOR SIXTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
EUGENE, Ore. – For the sixth time in his illustrious career as one of
the world’s leading triple jumpers, LSU great Walter Davis earned the
right to represent the United States at the IAAF World Championships
after taking third place in Thursday’s action at the 2011 USA Outdoor
Track & Field Championships.
SOCCER PROGRAM ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2011 FALL CAMPAIGN
BATON ROUGE – As summer school opens and members of the LSU soccer
program return to campus to continue their preparation for the 2011
fall season, the Tigers were informed on Friday of the 20 teams they
will take on in the fall as they compete for an SEC title and a return
trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Tigers baseball altering its lineup after getting swept by Florida
Baton Rouge -- Mike Lowery, come on down.
That name might not be familiar to LSU baseball fans, but it's the name
Coach Paul Mainieri is calling to help spark his lineup.
After the Tigers (16-4), now No. 11, were swept by No. 1 Florida,
Mainieri mentioned the possibility of toying with the lineup. LSU
stranded 27 runners and hit .259 in three games against the Gators.
New coaches make their marks early
A full week of spring practice for the LSU football team is in the
books, and the influences of the two new coaches are evident.
The Tigers concluded their fifth of 15 spring workouts Saturday with a
120-play "partial practice/scrimmage" in full pads.
LSU coach Les Miles said senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson threw two
touchdown passes, and the special teams unit is working on a new punt
formation inspired by newly hired special teams coordinator Thomas
Tigers 2011 Football Recruiting: Which Recruits Could Start in 2011?
LSU is poised to make a big time SEC and BCS Title run in 2011, as they
return a deep and talented roster of talent, even with the departure of
all-world cornerback Patrick Peterson. Les Miles turned down the option
of heading back "home" to Ann Arbor to stay and finish business in
Baton Rouge this past off-season, and there is a buzz in the Bayou.
Earns All-America Honor at NCAA Swimming
MINNEAPOLIS -- LSU swimmer Hannes Heyl earned his first career
first-team All-America honor with a seventh-place finish in the
100-yard butterfly Friday at the 2011 NCAA Men's Championships in the
University of Minnesota's Aquatic Center.
Heyl, a senior from Grosslehna, Germany, posted a mark of 46.12 seconds
in the final after breaking fellow German Christoph Lubenau's program
record in the prelims with a 45.77 clocking to advance. His effort put
the Tigers on the board in the team standings with 12 points.