WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ LSU Sports LSU Sports en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:04:02 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 LSU pitches second straight shutout, beats Tulane 6-0 http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-pitches-second-straight-shutout-beats-tulane-6-0/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-pitches-second-straight-shutout-beats-tulane-6-0/ LSU Sports Tue, 22 Apr 2014 8:50:25 PM Chris Price LSU pitches second straight shutout, beats Tulane 6-0

BATON ROUGE - The LSU pitching staff threw its second consecutive shutout and Tiger batters combined for 14 hits against Tulane's best pitcher as LSU topped the Green Wave 6-0 Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium. 

Jake Fraley led the way for the Tiger batters, going 3-4 with 3 RBI. 

Paul Mainieri trotted out seven pitchers to combine for the shutout as Zac Person (2-1) earned his second win of the season. 

LSU has thrown 13 shutouts in 2014 and the Tigers have won 11 of their last 13 games. 

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LSU Wrestling founder Dale Ketelsen remembered by loved ones http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-wrestling-founder-dale-ketelsen-remembered-by-loved-ones/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-wrestling-founder-dale-ketelsen-remembered-by-loved-ones/ LSU Sports Mon, 21 Apr 2014 9:42:08 PM Chris Price LSU Wrestling founder Dale Ketelsen remembered by loved ones

BATON ROUGE - Last month, Dale Ketelsen - a trailblazer in Louisiana wrestling and the founder of LSU's wrestling program in the 1960's - passed away in March, but his memory lives on through his family and pupils who said "Coach K" was truly one-of-a-kind.

Below is his obituary:

Dale Glenn Ketelsen, 78, Retired Teacher and Coach, passed away March 22, 2014 at Ollie Steele Burden Manor with his wife by his side.
Dale is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Ballard Ketelsen, 2 sons: Craig (Emily) Ketelsen of Covington, La; Erik (Bonnie) Ketelsen, Atlanta, Ga and one daughter, Penny (Lee) Kelly, Nashville, TN; 5 grandchildren: Katie, Abby, Brian and Michael Ketelsen and Graham Kelly; a Sister in Law, Karen Ketelsen of Osage, Iowa, and numerous neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and a brother. Dale was born in Osage, Iowa where he attended High School, lettering in 4 sports. Upon graduation, he attended Iowa State University as a member of the wrestling team where he was a 2 time All American and won 2nd and 3rd in the NCAA finals of Wrestling. He was a finalist in the Olympic Trials for the 1960 Olympics. After graduation, he joined the US Marine Reserves and returned to ISU as an Asst. Wrestling Coach. In 1961, he took a job as Teacher/Coach at Riverside-Brookfield High School in Suburban Chicago, Ill. While there, he also earned a Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University. In 1968, he was hired to start a Wrestling program at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. He was on the Executive Board of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and a founding member of USA Wrestling. He was the wrestling host for the National Sports Festival in 1985, He was instrumental in promoting wrestling in the High Schools in Louisiana. He was head Wrestling Coach at Belaire High School for 20 years and Assistant Wrestling coach at The St. Paul's School in Covington, La. He was devoted to Faith, Family, Farm and the sport of Wrestling. Among his many honors were induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and being named Master of Wrestling (Man of the Year) for Wrestling USA magazine. He was a long time member and Usher of University United Methodist Church.  


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LSU's Breaux, gymnastics assistants, earn national honors http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-breaux-gymnastics-assistants-earn-national-honors/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-breaux-gymnastics-assistants-earn-national-honors/ LSU Sports Mon, 21 Apr 2014 8:45:45 PM Chris Price LSU's Breaux, gymnastics assistants, earn national honors

BATON ROUGE - Following a banner season for the LSU gymnastics team, the Tigers earned a few more awards as head coach DD Breaux was named the national coach of the year. 

In addition, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women named Jay Clark and Bob Moore, both Tigers assistants, as the co-winners of national assistant of the year.

The coaching staff led LSU to new heights this season, topping the rankings for 3 weeks during the season, scoring a program-best 198.325 at NCAA regionals, and finishing a program-best 3rd at NCAAs.  

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LSU coaching legend remembered through his loved ones http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-coaching-legend-remembered-through-his-loved-ones/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-coaching-legend-remembered-through-his-loved-ones/ LSU Sports Sun, 20 Apr 2014 8:15:53 PM Brian Holland LSU coaching legend remembered through his loved ones

BATON ROUGE - When Dale Ketelson stepped foot in Louisiana, there was no wrestling program at LSU...so he helped build one.

The former Iowa State wrestler and All-American was the first Tiger wrestling coach, and he's remembered through his loved ones and former athletes even after his death last month.

"Right now we're starting a program and if you come there you'll set records there that will never be broken," said Ketelson to one of his first recruits Phil Bode."

The high schooler remembers how he responded to the fiery coach's pitch.

"I piped up and said 'that's not true coach, every record gets broken!'

"He said 'no, you're wrong, not the man who does it the first time.'"

Though there is no wrestling program at LSU today, Coach K's legacy lives on with the coaches across the state impacted by Ketelsen's lessons.

"His legacy is throughout the entire sport of wrestling," said Bode. "I don't think there's a coach in the state of Louisiana that doesn't know coach Ketelsen."

Sports 2's Chris Price has more on the Tiger legend.

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LSU's Courville claims individual championship http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-courville-claims-individual-championship/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-courville-claims-individual-championship/ LSU Sports Sun, 20 Apr 2014 1:32:59 PM Brian Holland LSU's Courville claims individual championship

BIRMINGHAM, Al. - A day after helping LSU achieve its highest finish at the NCAA Gymnastics Team Finals(also known as the "Super Six"), junior Rheagan Courville locked up her second straight vault national championship.

The title was LSU's tenth national championship in school history.

Courville shares the title with Arkansas' Katherine Grable, as both gymnasts posted 9.975 scores at Sunday's NCAA Individual Event Finals.

Head coach DD Breaux says she expects more LSU Tigers to be in contention for more titles throughout Sunday as well.

For updates on the Finals and how the LSU athletes faired, tune in to WBRZ Sports 2 - Your Home for LSU Sports.

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LSU falls to Ole Miss in Game 2, 5-1 http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-falls-to-ole-miss-in-game-2-5-1/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-falls-to-ole-miss-in-game-2-5-1/ LSU Sports Fri, 18 Apr 2014 7:18:01 PM Brian Holland LSU falls to Ole Miss in Game 2, 5-1

OXFORD, Ms. - The magic LSU had in Game One against Ole Miss wasn't present in the second game of the three-game series Saturday night, as the Tigers lost 5-1.

Mississippi starting pitcher, and Madisonville native, pitched seven innings, only allowing one (unearned) run to the Tigers.

LSU starter Jared Poche allowed seven hits and four runs in six innings of work against the Rebels.

In the first inning, catcher Chris Chinea drove a long fly ball to left field, only for Ole Miss' Braxton Lee to snag a would-be-three-run homer.

LSU and Mississippi will play the rubber game Saturday 1pm at Swayze Field.

For more on the Tigers, tune in to WBRZ Sports 2 - Your Home for LSU Sports.

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LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-gymnastics-advances-to-ncaa-super-six-round/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-gymnastics-advances-to-ncaa-super-six-round/ LSU Sports Fri, 18 Apr 2014 3:25:20 PM Brian Holland LSU Gymnastics advances to NCAA 'Super Six' Round

BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The LSU Gymnastics Team didn't score, but didn't need, one of their higher scores to advance after the first day of NCAA competition Friday afternoon.

The Tigers scored a 197.100, behind Oklahoma and Georgia(two teams they have already beaten this year), to advance to the NCAA Super Six round that starts Saturday night.

The final three teams to join in the Super Six will be determined in Friday night's session.

LSU had already tied the nation's highest score in 2014 with a 198.325 in the Baton Rouge Regional two weeks prior.

Junior gymnast Rheagan Courville came within .025 of nabbing the All-Around Title, but fell short of Michigan's Joanna Sampson.

For more on the Tigers, tune in to WBRZ Sports 2 - Your Home for LSU Sports.

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Tiger baseball beats Rebels 4-3 in 13 innings http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-baseball-beats-rebels-4-3-in-13-innings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-baseball-beats-rebels-4-3-in-13-innings/ LSU Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 9:59:22 PM Michael Cauble Tiger baseball beats Rebels 4-3 in 13 innings

The LSU Tiger baseball team survived a long night of intense baseball and stole a game one 4-3 win over Ole Miss in thirteen innings on Thursday night in Oxford, Mississippi.

Junior first baseman Conner Hale finished 3 for 5 and scored three runs to pace the Tigers and plate the winning run in the top of the 13th.

LSU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, improved to 29-9-1 overall and 9-6-1 in the SEC. Ole Miss is 29-9 overall and 9-7 in conference play.

The teams resume the series at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The game will not be televised.

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LSU's busy week continues with visit to St. Jude Hospital http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-busy-week-continues-with-visit-to-st-jude-hospital/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-busy-week-continues-with-visit-to-st-jude-hospital/ LSU Sports Wed, 16 Apr 2014 7:22:23 PM Chris Price LSU's busy week continues with visit to St. Jude Hospital

MEMPHIS, TN - The LSU baseball team continued a busy week as they visited the St. Jude children's research hospital in Memphis as they spend spring break on the road.

The Tigers got off to a good start to their week with a 13-5 win over Southern Mississippi on Tuesday, but the week is far from over: an overnight bus ride to Memphis took the Tigers to stop number two, and they'll be back on the road as they begin a three game series against Ole Miss on Thursday. 

The Tigers are 8-6-1 in the SEC so far, while the Rebels are 9-6 in conference play. 

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Backup QB Flynn back with Packers http://www.wbrz.com/news/backup-qb-flynn-back-with-packers/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/backup-qb-flynn-back-with-packers/ LSU Sports Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:16:31 PM APNewsNow Backup QB Flynn back with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wi. - The Packers have reached a deal to bring back backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who stabilized the position after starter Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season.

Flynn's agent, Bill Johnson, confirmed the two sides had agreed to terms. Details were not announced.

Flynn threw for 1,146 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions in five games in 2013 with Green Bay, including four starts. Flynn helped lead the Packers to two December victories following a five-game winless kid coinciding with Rodgers' injury.

Flynn also spent time with the Raiders and Bills last season before returning to Green Bay, which drafted him in the seventh round in 2008. ESPN and NFL Network first reported Flynn's signing.

The Packers also have Scott Tolzien behind Rodgers and Flynn at quarterback.

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Tiger baseball rolls 13-5 over Southern Miss in Wally Pontiff Classic http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-baseball-rolls-13-5-over-southern-miss-in-wally-pontiff-classic/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tiger-baseball-rolls-13-5-over-southern-miss-in-wally-pontiff-classic/ LSU Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 9:06:42 PM Michael Cauble Tiger baseball rolls 13-5 over Southern Miss in Wally Pontiff Classic

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri may not need to worry about his pitching problems if his team can continue to hit like they did Tuesday night in a 13-5 win over Southern Miss.

The Tigers belted out 15 hits and improved to 28-9-1 on the season as they opened up a four game road swing with the contest against the Golden Eagles in the Wally Pontiff Classic at Zephyr Field.

LSU scored ten runs in the first four innings of the game and were led by centerfielder Andrew Stevenson who finished four for four with two RBI and one run scored.

LSU thirdbaseman Christian Ibarra was 2 for 3 with a career high four RBI.

Reliever Henri Faucheux (3-0), the third of seven LSU pitchers, was credited with the win as he worked 1.1 innings and allowed no runs with no hits.

LSU travels to Oxford, Miss. to face Ole Miss beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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ULL tops baseball poll, LSU in at no.14 http://www.wbrz.com/news/ull-tops-baseball-poll-lsu-in-at-no-14/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ull-tops-baseball-poll-lsu-in-at-no-14/ LSU Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 1:16:10 PM Collegiate Baseball Poll ULL tops baseball poll, LSU in at no.14

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through April 13. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors:

1. Louisiana-Lafayette34-44941
2. Virginia30-64923
3. Cal Poly30-54896
4. Texas29-84887
5. Oregon State27-74855
6. Washington24-7-14838
7. Florida State27-84802
8. Alabama24-114789
9. Louisville27-847511
10. Oregon27-1047312
11. Miami25-1247120
12. Florida23-1346913
13. Mississippi29-946617
14. LSU27-9-146315
15. South Carolina28-74604
16. Vanderbilt27-1045910
17. UC Santa Barbara22-845814
18. Indiana21-1145523
19. Pepperdine27-845224
20. Oklahoma State26-10449-
21. UC Irvine24-11445-
22. Mississippi State22-1544221
23. Seton Hall25-743928
24. Rice26-1243730
25. UNLV25-11435-
26. San Diego25-1043327
27. Arizona State19-1443125
28. Houston26-942816
29. Cal State Fullerton18-1342719
30. Georgia Tech23-14425-

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Clock strikes 3 for LSU softball, helps Tigers beat Georgia http://www.wbrz.com/news/clock-strikes-3-for-lsu-softball-helps-tigers-beat-georgia/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/clock-strikes-3-for-lsu-softball-helps-tigers-beat-georgia/ LSU Sports Sun, 13 Apr 2014 4:38:26 PM Chris Price Clock strikes 3 for LSU softball, helps Tigers beat Georgia

BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team scored 7 runs in the 6th inning, and a drop-dead curfew helped the Tigers hold off Georgia 13-11 on Sunday afternoon.

The bizzare finish was set up before the game by the Bulldogs, who said they would have to stop playing at 3pm.

As stated by the rules, if an inning isn't finished at the drop-dead time, the score reverts to the previous completed inning.

The Bulldogs led after the 5th inning, and after scoring four more in the top of the 6th, LSU looked like they were finished.

The Tigers responded with 7 runs in the bottom of the frame, and with the clock approaching the drop-dead time of 3pm, Beth Torina had her team intentionally give up their third out to make the inning count.

With the win, the Tigers (24-18, 6-9) have won their second-straight series over a ranked opponent.  

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LSU baseball falls to Arkansas in weekend finale http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-falls-to-arkansas-in-weekend-finale/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-falls-to-arkansas-in-weekend-finale/ LSU Sports Sun, 13 Apr 2014 4:29:14 PM Chris Price LSU baseball falls to Arkansas in weekend finale

BATON ROUGE - The Arkansas Razorbacks started with a grand slam in the 1st inning and never looked back as they beat LSU 10-4 on Sunday afternoon. 

In the process, the Razorbacks (22-15, 7-8) also ended a seven-game winning streak for LSU (27-9-1, 8-6-1). 

The Tigers only managed 4 hits on the day, while Arkansas had 8 hits for their 10 runs- Kyle Bouman takes the loss for LSU after giving up four earned runs in the 1st. 

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LSU softball ties Georgia series with 8th inning walk-off http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-softball-ties-georgia-series-with-8th-inning-walk-off/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-softball-ties-georgia-series-with-8th-inning-walk-off/ LSU Sports Sat, 12 Apr 2014 8:48:51 PM Chris Price LSU softball ties Georgia series with 8th inning walk-off

BATON ROUGE - Just two innings away from losing another weekend series, the LSU softball team executed a dramatic comeback with four runs in the 6th inning and a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 8th against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. 

Jacee Blades delivered the game-winning shot for the Tigers (23-18, 5-9) who now have a chance to win their second-straight conference series on Sunday afternoon. 

The Tigers trailed 3-0 after 5 1/2 innings, but Constance Quinn smacked a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game, and then Sandra Simmons scored the go-ahead run off a Bulldogs error later in the inning. 

The Bulldogs responded with a run in the top of the 7th, though, and after two scoreless half, innings, it set the stage for Blades' heroics in the 8th. 

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One-on-one with Jeremy Hill http://www.wbrz.com/news/one-on-one-with-jeremy-hill/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/one-on-one-with-jeremy-hill/ LSU Sports Sat, 12 Apr 2014 4:57:33 PM WBRZ Staff One-on-one with Jeremy Hill

BATON ROUGE - After one of the most productive seasons in LSU history, running back Jeremy Hill is set to enter the NFL draft next month.

Scouts from all 32 NFL teams watched Hill perform at LSU's pro day last Wednesday.

WBRZ's Michael Cauble joined Hill to talk about his performance and whats ahead.

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Laird's walk-off lifts Tigers to series win vs. Arkansas http://www.wbrz.com/news/laird-s-walk-off-lifts-tigers-to-series-win-vs-arkansas/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/laird-s-walk-off-lifts-tigers-to-series-win-vs-arkansas/ LSU Sports Sat, 12 Apr 2014 3:59:46 PM Chris Price Laird's walk-off lifts Tigers to series win vs. Arkansas

BATON ROUGE - LSU outfielder Mark Laird claimed his first walk-off hit in his college career, lifting the Tigers to a 5-4 win over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.

The score was tied at 4 in the bottom of the ninth, and with two runners on base, Laird sliced a single down the left field line, scoring Jake Fraley to give the Tigers their second straight series win.

LSU build a 4-0 lead afer the 4th, but the Razorbacks rallied with 2 runs in the 5th, and single runs in the 6th and 7th to tie the game.  

With runners on for Arkansas in the top of the 9th, Joe Broussard earned a win by closing the door with a strikeout to end the half-inning. 

LSU improves to 27-8-1 on the season, and will look to earn their second straight conference sweep Sunday at 1:00 pm.

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LSU baseball beats Arkansas 5-3 in game one of series http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-beats-arkansas-5-3-in-game-one-of-series/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-beats-arkansas-5-3-in-game-one-of-series/ LSU Sports Fri, 11 Apr 2014 9:19:24 PM Michael Cauble LSU baseball beats Arkansas 5-3 in game one of series

The LSU Tiger baseball team once again rode the arm of Friday night starter Aaron Nola to a game one SEC win 5-3 over the visiting Arkansas Razorbacks.

The junior from Baton Rouge fired seven innings of work allowing two runs and striking out a new career high 13 batters improving to 7-1 on the season.

LSU's offense struck early in the game as Alex Bregman drove in two runs in the bottom of the first with a shot up the middle.

The Tigers would tack on two more runs in the third inning when Sean McMullen launched his fourth home run of the season over the right field fence to make it 4-0 LSU.

Arkansas would drive Nola from the game in the eighth inning and narrow the game with three runs, but LSU closer Joe Broussard retired the final six batters of the game to preserve the victory.

LSU improved to 26-8-1 overall and 7-5-1 in the SEC with its sixth straight win. Arkansas is 21-14 overall and 6-7 in conference play.

Game two of the weekend series starts on Saturday at 12 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN 2.



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Maurepas' own leading LSU at the plate http://www.wbrz.com/news/maurepas-own-leading-lsu-at-the-plate/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/maurepas-own-leading-lsu-at-the-plate/ LSU Sports Fri, 11 Apr 2014 2:22:44 PM Brian Holland Maurepas' own leading LSU at the plate

MAUREPAS - The LSU Tigers are still finding their swing at the plate this season, but catcher Kade Scivicque is helping with that process - leading the team in batting average, hits, and home runs.

What is so special about the junior college transfer?

He's the first man from Maurepas to letter in an LSU varisty sport.

His road wasn't ever easy, though.

"I was told no one would take a look at me because I came from such a small school," said the junior. "It was just motivation for me...If you want to be successful you have to work for it."

Scivicque, no doubt is the talk of Maurepas and surrounding communities on LSU game days, but LSU head coach Paul Mainieri says he's already been one of the biggest surprises this season in the Southeastern Conference.

"I think he's going to be one of the top players in our league before it's all said and done."

For more on the Tigers and Kade Scivicque, tune in to WBRZ's 6pm telecast 'Friday at the Box.'

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LSU players perform for NFL scouts http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-perform-for-nfl-scouts/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-perform-for-nfl-scouts/ LSU Sports Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:44:59 AM Greg Renoud LSU players perform for NFL scouts

BATON ROUGE - LSU football players hoping to get drafted are putting their skills on display for NFL scouts today.

Seventeen players from LSU's 2013 football team will take part, including top prospects QB Zach Mettenburger, WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., RB Jeremy Hill and offensive guard Trai Turner.

You can find a full schedule of LSU's Pro Day events by clicking here.

Sports 2 will have full results and a recap on WBRZ News 2 and 6 and 10.

IMAGE: LSUSports.net

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