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No. 10 LSU wins pitcher’s duel in Baton Rouge 1-0 over State
       
It 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
       
LSU 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
   
"I'm 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 treat it."
 
 
LSU 2, UNCW 0 - NCAA BATON ROUGE REGIONAL
 
With 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 Wilmington.
 
 
COMMENTS FROM LSU COACH LES MILES ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
2014 Signee Profiles
       
COACH 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
       
LEXINGTON, 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
       
Theresa 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 66-56 victory
 
 
Men's Basketball Holds on for First SEC Win, 71-68
       
Jarell 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
       
The 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 Devlin Fieldhouse.
   
   
LSU Beats Iowa in the Outback Bowl, 21-14
       
The 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 Bowl.
 
   
BROOKLYN’S FINEST: NO. 15 LSU OUTLASTS MICHIGAN TO WIN BARCLAYS INVITATIONAL, 64-62
        
BROOKLYN, 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
       
BATON 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
       
BATON 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
       
ATLANTA – 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
Postgame Quotes
 
“I 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
       
COACH 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
       
COACH 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 conference.
 
   
LSU SCRIMMAGES FOR FINAL TIME; ATTENTION TURNS TO TCU
       
BATON ROUGE – LSU had its final scrimmage of the preseason as the Tigers went through a 150-play workout indoors at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
 
 
LSU GOES THROUGH FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF PRESEASON CAMP
       
BATON 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
       
COACH 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 you will.
 
   
LSU WELCOMES 103 PLAYERS TO CAMPUS
       
BATON 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
       
OMAHA, 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
       
Senior 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

Opening Statement
“It 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
Opening statement…
“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
       
HOOVER, Ala. -- Second-ranked LSU used ninth-inning magic to defeat Alabama, 3-2, in an SEC Tournament elimination game Friday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
 
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

        

BATON 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
       
LSU 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 the Tigers.
 
   
NO. 3 LSU DEFEATS NO. 19 FLORIDA, 3-2, IN GAME 1 OF SEC SERIES
 
BATON 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
       
TUSCALOOSA, 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
       
FAYETTEVILLE, 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
       
BATON 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

“We 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
       
BATON 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
       
BATON 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
       
ATLANTA, 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
       
ATLANTA – 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
Postgame Quotes
       
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
       
Opening statement:
“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

Opening Statement...
"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. We did."
 
 
LSU Defeats Idaho to Remain Undefeated, 63-14
Team Quotes
       
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 Stadium.
  
  
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 Stadium, 41-14.
  
  
LSU RANKED NO. 1 IN USA TODAY COACHES POLL
       
BATON 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
       
BATON 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
       
BATON 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 Financial Corporation
   
 
LSU WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WINS NCAA PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARD
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU MOVES INTO REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND WITH 7-1 WIN OVER OREGON STATE
       
ABATON 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.
   
   
Duncan's Collegiate Record Highlights Final Day at NCAA Prelims
       
JACKSONVILLE, 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 Florida.
   
   
LSU Takes Game 1 of Super Regional, 6-1
       
COLUMBIA, 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 University Field.
   
   
FOURTH-RANKED TIGERS POST 9-5 WIN OVER TULANE
       
BATON 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.
 
   
BRYAN’S HOME RUNS LIFT GEORGIA TO 5-3 WIN OVER LSU
       
BATON 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.
   
     
No. 23 Softball Stymied by No. 22 Florida State
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU Ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll
       
BATON 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.
   
   
THIRD-RANKED LSU CLAIMS 7-1 WIN OVER ALABAMA
       
BATON 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 Stadium.
   
   
LSU’S BRIEANNA KENNEDY HIGHLIGHTS PERSONAL BESTS AT ARIZONA STATE
       
TEMPE, 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 the inaugural Arizona State Tri-Meet held Saturday afternoon at Sun Angel Stadium.
   
   
LSU GYMNASTICS TO COMPETE IN SEMIFINAL I AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU TRACK & FIELD STARS REPEAT AS SEC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
       
BATON 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...
   
   
TWO TIGERS EARN TOP 10 FINISHES IN FINAL STANDINGS AT BULLS BAY
       
AWENDAW, 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.
   
   
LSU TRACK TEAMS EARN TOP 3 SPOTS IN OUTDOOR PRESEASON RANKINGS
       
BATON ROUGE – As many members of the LSU Track & Field program prepare to 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.
   
   



LSU Softball Completes Weekend Sweep of Mississippi State
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU GYMNASTICS ADVANCES TO NO. 8 IN LATEST NATIONAL RANKINGS
       
BATON 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 GymInfo.
   
     
LSU Women's Basketball News Conference Quotes
2012 NCAA TOURNAMENT FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS
       
HEAD COACH NIKKI CALDWELL
Opening Statement…
“We 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.
   
   
Late Run Puts Lady Tigers in NCAA Second Round
by Todd Politz
       
BATON 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.
   
   
Eight-Run Third Inning Vaults LSU Softball Past Mississippi State
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU Diving Qualifies Two for NCAA Championships
       
BATON 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.
   
   
Hanover's Ninth-Inning Double Lifts No. 13 LSU over Dartmouth
       
BATON 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.
   
     
LADY TIGERS UP TO NO. 2, TIGERS REMAIN NO. 4 IN TRACK POWER RANKINGS
       
BATON 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 rankings.
   
   
LSU LADY TIGERS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT, BEAT AUBURN, 57-41 TO MOVE INTO THIRD-PLACE TIE IN SEC
       
BATON 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.
   
 
TIGERS POST 4-0 VICTORY OVER AIR FORCE TO IMPROVE TO 3-0
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU Wins Tri-Meet at Washington with 196.450
       
SEATTLE – 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.
   
   
LSU TRACK STARS DUNCAN, FORBES REPEAT AS SEC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
 
BATON 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 past weekend.
   
   
LSU GYMNASTICS EARNS 196.125-195.050 WIN AGAINST KENTUCKY
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU RALLIES BACK, SNAPS LOSING STREAK IN WILD OVERTIME FINISH AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE, 71-68
       
JOHNSON 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.
 

FLORIDA SNAPS LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WIN STREAK, HANDS LADY TIGERS FIRST SEC LOSS, 62-58
       
GAINESVILLE, 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.
 
   
THREE TIGERS SELECTED FOR SENIOR BOWL
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM GREETS PATIENTS AT OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU’S CLAIBORNE AND BROCKERS OPT FOR NFL
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU’S KIMBERLYN DUNCAN ON PRESEASON WATCH LIST FOR BOWERMAN AWARD
       
BATON 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.
 
   
LSU LADY TIGERS WIN 10TH IN A ROW
REMAIN UNBEATEN IN SEC PLAY WITH 58-48 COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER NO. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA
       
BATON 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. 
   
     
LSU TRACK & FIELD AMONG TOP TEAMS IN 2012 PRESEASON RANKINGS
       
BATON ROUGE – As the LSU Track & Field teams prepare for the start of the 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 Country Coaches Association.
   
   
LSU GYMNASTICS OPENS 2012 SEASON AT CANCUN CLASSIC
       
CANCUN, 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.
   
   
LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CLOSES THREE-GAME ROAD TRIP AT MISSISSIPPI STATE
       
STARKVILLE, 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 Coliseum.
   
   
LSU LADY TIGERS PUT FIVE-GAME WIN STREAK ON THE LINE AT RIVAL LOUISIANA TECH
       
BATON 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 Assembly Center.
   
   
LSU TO HOST ALABAMA AND SOUTH CAROLINA AS SEC UNVEILS 2012 LEAGUE SCHEDULE
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU SOCCER SENIOR ALLYSHA CHAPMAN EARNS NSCAA ALL-REGION HONORS
       
BATON 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 America.
   
   
BREAK OVER FOR LSU AS TIGERS RETURN TO PRACTICE FOR BCS TITLE GAME
 
LSU 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...
   
 
LSU GOLFER CURTIS THOMPSON WINS DIXIE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
       
CORAL 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.
 
   
LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WINS FIFTH IN A ROW, DEFEATS GRAMBLING 62-47 IN HOLIDAY MATINEE
       
BATON 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.
   

26-0 RUN CRIPPLES LAMAR, CARRIES LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN, 77-35 
       
BATON 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.
 
   
Men's Hoops Dumps UC Irvine, Wins Fourth Straight
       
BATON 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.
   
   
Forthan Leads Lady Tigers Past Alabama St.
       
BATON 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 Assembly Center.
   
     
Men's Basketball Clamps Down on Boise St
       
BATON 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.

TYRANN MATHIEU WINS BEDNARIK AWARD, MORRIS CLAIBORNE CAPTURES THORPE AWARD AT ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS
       
ORLANDO – 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.
   
   
LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS TO ACTION AGAINST ALABAMA STATE ON SUNDAY; LADY TIGERS TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE, BRING CANNED GOODS
       
BATON 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.
   
   
COMMENTS FROM LSU COACH LES MILES ON BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
       
On the process of playing in the Championship Game…
“The 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.”
 
 
Mathieu Sparks No. 1 LSU to 11th SEC Title; BCS
       
BATON 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 Championship.
   
   
TOP-RANKED LSU FOCUSED ON GEORGIA AS SEC TITLE TO BE DECIDED ON SATURDAY
       
BATON 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 conference title.
   

LSU Football -  Les Miles - (Georgia game)

“Georgia 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 Team. "
   
 
LSU’S MATHIEU NAMED WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
       
BATON 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.
 
   
NO. 18 OHIO STATE PULLS AWAY LATE FROM NO. 20 LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 77-68 
       
COLUMBUS, 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 Arena.
   
   
Perfection
No. 1 LSU Wins Showdown, SEC West, 41-17
       
BATON ROUGE -- After facing its largest deficit of the season, No. 1 LSU shrugged its shoulders then shredded No. 3 Arkansas on Friday at Tiger Stadium, 41-17.

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.

LSU PUTS FINISHING TOUCHES ON GAME PLAN
 
“I 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.”
   
     
LSU TRACK & FIELD HOLDS ANNUAL PENTATHLON ON THANKSGIVING WEEK
       
BATON 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.
   
   
NO. 20 LSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO NORTHWESTERN, 44-43
       
BATON 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.
   
   
LSU COACH LES MILES - Arkansas Week
       
“Happy 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."
   
   
LSU Football - Game Notes vs. Arkansas
Top-Ranked LSU Hosts No. 3 Arkansas With SEC Title Game Spot On The Line
       
LSU 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.
   
     
No. 1 LSU Dominates Ole Miss; Makes History at 11-0
       
OXFORD, 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.
   
   
LSU SOCCER DUO RECEIVES 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT ACCOLADES
       
BATON 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.
 
 
LSU SOCCER’S IEYOUB NAMED TO SEC COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
 
BATON 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.
 
 
LSU PREPARING TO TAKE OLE MISS’ BEST SHOT
       
BATON 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.
LSU 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
   
   
LSU’S CLAIBORNE ONE OF 15 SEMIFINALISTS FOR WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR AWARD
       
BATON 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.
   
     
NO. 20 LSU LADY TIGERS HOST NO. 14 GEORGETOWN IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOME OPENER
       
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.
 
 
LSU Football - (Ole Miss week)
 Les 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.”
 
 
LSU 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.
 
 
No. 1 LSU 10-0 for First Time Since 1958
On 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. 
   
   
LSU 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.
 
 
LSU’S 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.
   
   
LSU 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.
   
   
Still 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.
   
   
#1 vs #2
LSU 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."
   
   
LSU 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 Tournament.
   
   
LSU 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 season.
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.

LOUISI-BAMA GUMBO BOWL TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE LSU-ALABAMA GAME IN TUSCALOOSA
Chefs 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.
   
   
LSU 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.
 
 
No. 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.
 
 
LSU 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.
   
     
LSU 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 too.”
   
   
No. 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.
   
 
No. 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 Neyland Stadium.

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.
   
   
LSU 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.”
   
   
MARTINEAU’S 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. 
   
   
No. 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.
   
   
RELIEF-4-BLUE 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 belongings.
   
     
LSU 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 involved.”
   
   
LSU 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 Tuesday morning.
   
   
No. 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.
     
   
LSU 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.
   
   
Cross 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
     
   
LSU 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
   
   
LSU COACH LES MILES’ PRESS CONFERENCE
       
Opening Statement…
“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."
   
   
LSU 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 House.
   
     
LSU 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.
   
   
LSU 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 38 minutes.
   
   
MURPHY’S 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.

 
 

TRANSCRIPT OF LSU COACH LES MILES PRESS LUNCHEON BEFORE STATE
       
Opening statement…
“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 football.
     
     
LSU’S 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 the Week.
   
     
LSU 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.
 
   
LSU 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 Stadium.
   
   
LSU’s 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 third-ranked Oregon.
     
   
LSU’S 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.
   
   
LSU 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.

     
LSU 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 week.
 
   
LSU’S 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.
 
   
LSU 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 to football."
   
   
LSU 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 Field.


LSU SCRIMMAGES
   
“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."
 

LSU 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.

   
   
LSU SOCCER DROPS 3-1 DECISION TO MEMPHIS IN 2011 SEASON OPENER
Team Notes
       
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.
   
   
LSU 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."



LSU 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. 


LSU COACH LES MILES
PRESS CONFERENCE


“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."
 
 
LSU SOCCER:
THE GOALKEEPERS


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. 
 
 
LSU GOES 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.”


EADES, KATZ 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.



LSU 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 Middle School.
   

   
LSU’S 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.
   
   
LSU GOLFERS AUSTIN GUTGSELL, SANG YI HONORED AS ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS FOR 2011
   
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.

   
   

LSU’S 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.

 
THREE 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 Club.

 
MORRIS CLAIBORNE ONE OF 87 PLAYERS UNVEILED ON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST

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.

 

 

LSU 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.

       
    

LSU 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.

JONES, 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.

 

 

LSU 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 fall.

   

MIKIE 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 squad.


GAUSMAN 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 Complex Stadium

Louis 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 careers.

     

ALSUP, OTT EMBARK UPON PRO CAREERS

BATON ROUGE, La. – Former LSU pitchers Ben Alsup and Matty Ott have been assigned to minor league teams as they begin their careers in professional baseball.

   
LSU 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.
   
   
LSU’S FORMER U.S. INDOOR CHAMP JEREMY HICKS WINS OUTDOOR BRONZE IN LONG JUMP   
   
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.
 
 
NIKKI 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 speaker.

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.
 
 
WILSON’S 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.
 
 
TIGER 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.


LSU 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.
 
 
LSU 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.
nola.com
   
 
Football: 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 McGaughey.
lsureveille.com


LSU 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.
bleacherreport.com
   
   
Heyl 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.
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