WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Top Story Sports Top Story Sports en-us Copyright 2015, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:04:24 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Southern board officially names Banks interim AD http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-board-officially-names-banks-interim-ad/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-board-officially-names-banks-interim-ad/ Top Story Sports Fri, 27 Mar 2015 8:28:54 AM Russell Jones Southern board officially names Banks interim AD

BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Board of Supervisors officially approved moving Jaguars basketball coach Roman Banks to interim athletic director Friday morning.

The vote came after existing AD Dr. William Broussard announced Thursday he had been temporarily reassigned out of his position and into the Southern System President's office.

Broussard did not give a reason for the move, and SU spokesperson Ed Pratt said they anticipate he would return to his athletic director's position by August.

The board went into executive session Friday to deal with Broussard's status after voting Banks as interim AD. Broussard's contract has him with the university until summer 2017.

The full board will vote on the reassignment at the end of their meeting.

Sports 2 will have updates on the situation tonight at 6 p.m.


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LSU readies for Music City Bowl http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-readies-for-music-city-bowl/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-readies-for-music-city-bowl/ Top Story Sports Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:41:53 AM Russell Jones LSU readies for Music City Bowl

NASHVILLE, TN - LSU and Notre Dame continued preparations Monday to face off in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.

City officials welcome the teams to town over the weekend, and presented the teams' head coaches with custom guitars Monday.

LSU will be competing in a school-record 15th straight bowl game when they take on the Fighting Irish Tuesday. The Tigers finished the year with an 8-4 record, while Notre Dame ended 7-5 and were at one point ranked No. 5 in the nation.

The Tigers returned to practice Sunday at Vanderbilt's indoor facility for their last time before the bowl game. LSU is scheduled to walk through LP Field for their usual day-before preps Monday afternoon.

LSU reminded fans attending the game that NFL bag rules will be in effect Tuesday. Nearly all bags will be prohibited except for medically-necessary items, which must be inspected and approved first. Click here for a full list of prohibited and approved bags.

The Music City Bowl is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30 and will be broadcast on ESPN. The last time LSU faced Notre Dame was in the 2007 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Sports 2's Chris Price and Seth Lewis will have updates from Nashville tonight starting at 4 p.m. on WBRZ News 2.

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Tigers move up to No. 8, get fourth night game http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-move-up-to-no-8-get-fourth-night-game/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-move-up-to-no-8-get-fourth-night-game/ Top Story Sports Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:32:27 AM Russell Jones Tigers move up to No. 8, get fourth night game

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers moved up to No. 8 on the NCAA College rankings and the AP Coaches' Poll Monday after their 31-0 rout of UL-Monroe.

USC and Georgia fell out of the top ten teams after both schools suffered losses Friday. Florida State remains in the number one position in both polls.

The Tigers also picked up their fourth-straight night game after the SEC announced its schedule for Sept. 27. LSU will take on New Mexico State at Tiger Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.

The Tigers will first play host to Mississippi State this Friday. Kickoff for that game is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

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Tigers top Vanderbilt, take on Arkansas today http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-top-vanderbilt-take-on-arkansas-today/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-top-vanderbilt-take-on-arkansas-today/ Top Story Sports Wed, 21 May 2014 10:02:31 AM Michael Cauble Tigers top Vanderbilt, take on Arkansas today

HOOVER, Ala. - LSU baseball wins 11-1 in seven innings, invoking the mercy run rule against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the first game of the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala.

LSU has now scored double-digit runs in four of their last five games. Jared Poche pitched seven innings for the Tigers, allowing one run on five hits.

"Jared Poche set the tone today... and it was just one of those days we swung the bats well," said LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri.

The Tigers will play again Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, facing Arkansas.

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Final: Saints 13 - Panthers 17 http://www.wbrz.com/news/final-saints-13-panthers-17/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/final-saints-13-panthers-17/ Top Story Sports Sun, 22 Dec 2013 10:42:03 AM Brian Holland Final: Saints 13 - Panthers 17

CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton led a game-winning, 65-yard drive with :28 remaining to seal a Panthers victory over the Saints 17-13.

The Saints did not only start a new placekicker on the road with the NFC South Division in the balance, New Orleans will also start a rookie left tackle who's never taken an offensive snap in the NFL.

Drew Brees threw for threw for 281 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions on the day.

The Saints held a 13-10 lead with two minutes left in the game but chose to run the ball three straight times to burn Carolina's timeouts.

The strategy didn't produce a first down to seal the game, and Newton found Domenik Hixon in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown pass.

For more, keep it on WBRZ.com and WBRZ at 5:30 & 10pm.


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Florida St., Ohio St. take top two spots in BCS Rankings http://www.wbrz.com/news/florida-st-ohio-st-take-top-two-spots-in-bcs-rankings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/florida-st-ohio-st-take-top-two-spots-in-bcs-rankings/ Top Story Sports Sun, 1 Dec 2013 6:17:43 PM Florida St., Ohio St. take top two spots in BCS Rankings

Florida State and Ohio State are in position to play for the BCS national championship, though Auburn and Missouri are close enough behind in the BCS standings to put pressure on the Buckeyes.

The Seminoles grabbed the top spot in the BCS standings released Sunday after Alabama relinquished it for the first time this season.

The Crimson Tide's wild 34-28 loss at Auburn dropped Alabama to fourth. Ohio State is second and Auburn is third. Missouri is fifth. Auburn and Missouri play in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday in Atlanta. The winner should get a boost in the standings, but it might not be enough to catch the unbeaten Buckeyes.

Ohio State (12-0) faces Michigan State, 10th in the latest standings, in the Big Ten championship game Saturday in Indianapolis.

Rankings are as follows:

1Florida State12-0
2Ohio State12-0
6Oklahoma State10-1
8South Carolina10-2
10Michigan State11-1
11Arizona State10-2
14Northern Illinois12-0
23Fresno State10-1
24Texas A&M8-4
25Texas 8-3

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Tigers take dramatic 31-27 win on late touchdown toss http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-take-dramatic-31-27-win-on-late-touchdown-toss/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-take-dramatic-31-27-win-on-late-touchdown-toss/ Top Story Sports Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:52:52 AM Michael Cauble Tigers take dramatic 31-27 win on late touchdown toss

 BATON ROUGE - Trailing by four points and missing four starters, the LSU offense fired a missile down field on third down from their own 49-yard line for the go-ahead score late against Arkansas.

Backup quarterback Anthony Jennings entered the game when starter Zach Mettenberger went down with a knee injury.

Jennings made the biggest throw of his young career as he found a wide open Travin Dural streaking down the sideline for the go ahead score.

LSU took the lead 31-27 in the final minute and a half, and the LSU defense forced a fumble on Arkansas' final possession to lock up the once-in-doubt victory.

The Tigers improve to 9-3 on the season and now await their bowl fate, which they will learn a week from Sunday.

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Grambling players end boycott http://www.wbrz.com/news/grambling-players-end-boycott/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/grambling-players-end-boycott/ Top Story Sports Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:42:04 AM Grambling players end boycott

GRAMBLING - Grambling players say they are ending their boycott after speaking with former coach Doug Williams, who advised them to, "Go out there and play football."

In a statement Monday, team representative Naquan Smith said players reached out to several people, including Williams, and their ex-coach put them in contact with Baton Rouge businessman Jim Bernhard.

Smith says Bernhard told players he has their "best intentions at heart and that he would ensure we had updated facilities, but we had to agree to being back practicing Monday ... and finish the remainder of our season."

Smith says although the team will play, "We have not forgotten the situation and how we've gotten here."

Players refused to travel to Saturday's game at Jackson State, a forfeit, because of issues with university leaders.

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LSU, Mettenberger arrive in Georgia http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-mettenberger-arrive-in-georgia/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-mettenberger-arrive-in-georgia/ Top Story Sports Fri, 27 Sep 2013 4:46:11 PM Brian Holland LSU, Mettenberger arrive in Georgia

DULUTH, Ga. - The LSU Tigers are set to take on Georgia in a top-10 showdown between the hedges.

For most, it will be a stadium they've never been to, except Zach Mettenberger, who grew up around the program and even spent part of his freshman year at the university.

Sports 2 will have continuing coverage throughout the weekend from Georgia before and after the game.

Sports Director Michael Cauble reports from the LSU team hotel on how Mettenberger is handling his homecoming.

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Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain http://www.wbrz.com/news/parking-lots-shut-down-for-lsu-game-after-heavy-rain/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/parking-lots-shut-down-for-lsu-game-after-heavy-rain/ Top Story Sports Sat, 21 Sep 2013 8:52:12 AM Zach Correa Parking lots shut down for LSU game after heavy rain

BATON ROUGE - Parking woes hit LSU gameday after multiple parking lots shut down due to heavy rain.

The Bernie Moore Track Field and the lot by the Natatorium are closed.  Parking has been redirected to the Old Alex Box outfield and the soccer stadium lot off Skip Bertman Drive.

Parking at the Old Front Nine and the Hayfield Lot have been shut down.  The free parking at the Levee Lot is still available although some spots may not be usable.

Also, Burbank near Nicholson has shut down due to flooding.

Photo courtesy of LSUsports.net

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LSU improves to 3-0 with 45-13 win over Kent St. http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-improves-to-3-0-with-45-13-win-over-kent-st-/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-improves-to-3-0-with-45-13-win-over-kent-st-/ Top Story Sports Sat, 14 Sep 2013 7:26:20 PM Michael Cauble LSU improves to 3-0 with 45-13 win over Kent St.

The LSU Tigers improved to 3-0 on the season dispatching Kent St. with relative ease 45-13 on Saturday night.

The Tigers threw for three scores and rushed for three more as they neared the 600 yard mark on total yardage with just over 300 yards on the ground.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger finished 13 of 18 for 264 yards, three scores and no turnovers for the third straight game.

The Tigers will open SEC play next week against Auburn.

Be sure to watch WBRZ after the game for hilites of the win.

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On to Omaha, Tigers defeat Oklahoma 11-1 http://www.wbrz.com/news/on-to-omaha-tigers-defeat-oklahoma-11-1/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/on-to-omaha-tigers-defeat-oklahoma-11-1/ Top Story Sports Sat, 8 Jun 2013 8:52:32 PM On to Omaha, Tigers defeat Oklahoma 11-1

BATON ROUGE - The Tiger baseball team is headed to the College World Series. 

LSU defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 11-1 in the game 2 of the Baton Rouge Super Regionals. The Tigers offense was led by Jacoby Jones who finished the game 4 for 4 with 2 RBI's.  That night at the plate included a solo home run in the 8th inning to give the Tigers a commanding 5-1 lead. 

LSU then went on to score 6 more runs in the top of the 9th.  They are headed to Omaha for the first time since 2009.  Stay tuned to WBRZ for more on the Tigers run to Omaha.

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Tigers ride arm of Nola to Game 1 Super Regional win http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-ride-arm-of-nola-to-game-1-super-regional-win/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-ride-arm-of-nola-to-game-1-super-regional-win/ Top Story Sports Fri, 7 Jun 2013 6:39:45 PM Michael Cauble Tigers ride arm of Nola to Game 1 Super Regional win

Rarely do things go as planned when it comes to college baseball, but Friday nights expected pitchers duel lived up to the billing.

LSU beat Oklahoma 2-0 in dramatic fashion in game one of the Baton Rouge Super Regional.

LSU pitcher Aaron Nola threw a 2 hitter for the complete game victory, striking out six while walking none.

The Tigers will play for a ticket to Omaha tomorrow evening as they are one win away from clinching the Super Regional.

LSU hitters struggled to get to Oklahoma starting pitcher Jonathan Gray through seven innings, however in the eighth the Tigers chased the third round draft pick after RBI doubles from Tyler Moore and Mark Laird.

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LSU baseball leads 4-1 over UL Lafayette after six innings http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-leads-4-1-over-ul-lafayette-after-six-innings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-leads-4-1-over-ul-lafayette-after-six-innings/ Top Story Sports Sun, 2 Jun 2013 7:16:48 PM Michael Cauble LSU baseball leads 4-1 over UL Lafayette after six innings

LSU baseball scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and lead the ULL Ragin Cajuns 4-1 in the bottom of the frame.

Tiger leftfielder Raph Rhymes delivered the two RBI single to cap the scoring.

Shortstop Alex Bregman knocked an RBI single to start the offense.

In the bottom of the frame,  starting Tiger pitcher Brent Bonvillian gave up a RBI double to Jace Conrad before LSU reliever Nick Rumblelow came in and struck out Tyler Girouard with a runner at third to end the threat.

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Tigers take 1-0 lead over Cajuns in Regional Championship game http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-take-1-0-lead-over-cajuns-in-regional-championship-game/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-take-1-0-lead-over-cajuns-in-regional-championship-game/ Top Story Sports Sun, 2 Jun 2013 6:43:15 PM Michael Cauble Tigers take 1-0 lead over Cajuns in Regional Championship game

The LSU Tiger baseball team took a 1-0 lead over the ULL Ragin Cajuns in the top of the fifth inning after catcher Ty Ross coaxed a four pitch walk with the bases loaded.

LSU was unable to further capitalize on the bases loaded as designated hitter Alex Edwards hit a slow chopper to short, but was called out after a close play at first base.

Moving to the sixth inning, the Tigers lead 1-0 and are up to bat once again with Andrew Stevenson due up at the plate.

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Tigers and Cajuns scoreless through three innings http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-and-cajuns-scoreless-through-three-innings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tigers-and-cajuns-scoreless-through-three-innings/ Top Story Sports Sun, 2 Jun 2013 6:08:21 PM Michael Cauble Tigers and Cajuns scoreless through three innings

The LSU Tiger baseball team is scoreless through three and a half innings of play in their Baton Rouge Regional Championship game against the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Starting pitching for both teams have combined to allow only four hits.

The Tigers best scoring chance just came in the top of the fourth inning when former Parkview Baptist Eagle Alex Edwards hit a ball to deep left field.  The ball was just short of a home run and Edwards strolled in to second with a stand-up double with two outs.  One batter later Andrew Stevenson was hit in the helmet with a pitch.  However with two on and two out Mark Laird struck out swining to end the threat.

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Update: LSU to play neighbors UL-Lafayette for Super Regional bid http://www.wbrz.com/news/update-lsu-to-play-neighbors-ul-lafayette-for-super-regional-bid/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/update-lsu-to-play-neighbors-ul-lafayette-for-super-regional-bid/ Top Story Sports Sun, 2 Jun 2013 2:53:41 PM Brian Holland Update: LSU to play neighbors UL-Lafayette for Super Regional bid


LSU will take the field with Mark Laird back in the line-up for the first time since rolling his ankle at the SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover last week.

Laird will lead off and play right field for the Tigers.  Brent Bonvillian will get the start on the mound for the Tigers, but expect to see a number of pitcher for both teams before the night is over.

ULL will counter with Cody Boutte, the starting pitcher in their earlier game against Sam Houston St..  The left handed pitcher Boutte lasted 2 1/3 innings throwing 29 pitches giving up five hits and three runs against the Bearkats.

BATON ROUGE - LSU had all they could handle Saturday night after falling behind Sam Houston St 5-1 after the first inning, but the Tigers clawed their way back in a four-run eighth inning to win 8-5. The win put LSU in the Baton Rouge Regional Championship game(s).

Meanwhile, UL-Lafayette beat Sam Houston St 7-5 in an elimination game Sunday afternoon for the right to challenge LSU for the regional championship.

The situation for the Tigers is: win Sunday's 7pm game vs the Ragin' Cajuns and they'll advance to the next round, the Super Regional. Lose the first game, and the Tigers would have to play a winner-take-all game vs the Bearkats Monday at 7pm.

For updates on the game, tune in to WBRZ Sunday at 5:30pm & 10pm, and check back in to WBRZ.com, your home for LSU Sports.

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Update: Tiger baseball beats Sam Houston St. 8-5 with big four run 8th inning http://www.wbrz.com/news/update-tiger-baseball-beats-sam-houston-st-8-5-with-big-four-run-8th-inning/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/update-tiger-baseball-beats-sam-houston-st-8-5-with-big-four-run-8th-inning/ Top Story Sports Sat, 1 Jun 2013 8:43:17 PM Michael Cauble Update: Tiger baseball beats Sam Houston St. 8-5 with big four run 8th inning

The LSU Tiger baseball team rallied from a 5-4 deficit to beat Sam Houston St. 8-5 with the help of a big 8th inning four run explosion.

LSU took an 8-5 lead with the help of some Bearkat miscues that would lead to an unearned run, a wild pitch for a run, an RBI single and a RBI walk. 

Tiger pitcher Aaron Nola rebounded from a shaky start in the first inning when his team gave up five unearned runs.  Nola pitched threw the seventh inning turning the ball over to closer Chris Cotton.

The LSU Tigers will now play in the championship game on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m..

Sam Houston St. will play ULL in an earlier elimination game at 2:00 p.m. with the loser going home and the winner advancing to the night game.

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Mason Katz homers to help LSU extend lead over JSU, 8-2 http://www.wbrz.com/news/mason-katz-homers-to-help-lsu-extend-lead-over-jsu-8-2/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/mason-katz-homers-to-help-lsu-extend-lead-over-jsu-8-2/ Top Story Sports Fri, 31 May 2013 2:32:51 PM Mason Katz homers to help LSU extend lead over JSU, 8-2

BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team continues to put up runs in its opening regional game against the Tigers of JSU.

Sean McMullen, who scored on two earlier sacrifice flies, provided one of his own as he drove in Jacoby Jones. Chris Sciambra then had an RBI single which scored Andrew Stevenson.

Mason Katz later cleaned things up with a two-run home run to dead center field. LSU now has an 8-2 lead in the 5th inning.

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LSU's regional opponents to be announced http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-regional-opponents-to-be-announced/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-s-regional-opponents-to-be-announced/ Top Story Sports Mon, 27 May 2013 6:45:23 AM LSU's regional opponents to be announced

BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team will find out at 11 a.m. which teams they will play in the Baton Rouge Regional.

On Sunday, the Tigers claimed the SEC tournament title over top-seeded Vanderbilt.

Pinch-hitter Chris Sciambra's single in the top of the 11th inning scored Jared Foster and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. It was the Tigers' first hit in 6 2-3 innings against Vandy relievers.

It was also announced yesterday that LSU will host the NCAA regional this week at Alex Box Stadium.

More on this beginning on News 2 at Noon.

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