WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2017, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 18 Aug 2017 HH:08:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Coach Orgeron radio show moved to South Stadium Club http://www.wbrz.com/news/coach-orgeron-radio-show-moved-to-south-stadium-club/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/coach-orgeron-radio-show-moved-to-south-stadium-club/ Sports Thu, 17 Aug 2017 4:20:31 PM LSU Sports Communications Coach Orgeron radio show moved to South Stadium Club

Baton Rouge, LA – Due to construction currently taking place at TJ Ribs on South Acadian Thruway, the first three Ed Orgeron Radio Shows will be held in the South Stadium Club at Tiger Stadium.

The 2017 edition of the Ed Orgeron Show presented by Capital One Bank will debut next week on Wednesday, August 23. Shows two and three on August 30 and September 6 will also be held in the South Stadium Club.

The public is invited to attend the three shows being held at Tiger Stadium. Drakes Catering will be on site for the all three shows at the South Stadium Club and will provide a limited menu of food and beverages, including beer and wine, for purchase. Due to space limitations, admission will be capped at 250 people.

Doors to the South Stadium Club open at 5:30 p.m. The venue will remain open until 8:30 p.m. Those fans coming to campus for the Ed Orgeron Show are asked to park in Lot 401 near the Public Safety Building off of South Stadium Road.

The Ed Orgeron Show will return to its normal location at TJ Ribs on South Acadian Thruway on Wednesday, September 13 when the renovation project has been completed.

The Ed Orgeron Show presented by Capital One Bank can be heard across the state of Louisiana on the LSU Sports Radio Network. The show can be heard in the Baton Rouge area on Eagle 98.1 FM and fans around the World can listen free on the internet at www.LSUsports.net/live.

The show will first air each Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT on CST. The Ed Orgeron Show will run for 14 straight weeks during the fall, including the week of the Tigers' open date. The final show of the regular season will be held on Wednesday, November 22.


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LSU basketball announces 2017-18 non-conference schedule http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-basketball-announces-2017-18-non-conference-schedule/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-basketball-announces-2017-18-non-conference-schedule/ Sports Thu, 17 Aug 2017 4:15:40 PM WBRZ Sports LSU basketball announces 2017-18 non-conference schedule

Baton Rouge, LA – A trip to the Maui Invitational and the start of home-and-home series with Houston and Memphis highlight a 12-game non-conference schedule for Coach Wade and the Tigers.

The season will begin on Friday night, November 10, against Alcorn State in a game the night before LSU's SEC football game with Arkansas in Tiger Stadium on November 11. 

“The non-conference schedule will be challenging for us and is filled with teams coming off very good seasons a year ago. That includes five home games against teams that won 20 plus games last year and vied for post-season berths,” said Coach Wade. “We know our opening game with Alcorn, the night before the LSU-Arkansas football game, is one that we want all our fans to be at the Maravich Center to experience what LSU basketball is now about.”

LSU Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

November                          Opponent

Friday 10                              ALCORN STATE

Thursday 16                        SAMFORD

Monday 20                         Michigan (at Maui Jim Maui Invitational)

Tuesday 21                         Notre Dame/Chaminade (at Maui Jim Maui Invitational)

Wednesday 22                  TBA (at Maui Jim Maui Invitational)

Wednesday 29                  UT-MARTIN

 

December                           Opponent

Sunday 10                           UNCW

Wednesday 13                  HOUSTON

Saturday 16                        STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Tuesday 19                         SAM HOUSTON

Friday 22                              NORTH FLORIDA

Thursday 28                        at Memphis

 


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LSU players rave over Myles Brennan http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-rave-over-myles-brennan/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-players-rave-over-myles-brennan/ Sports Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:04:19 PM Mike Gaither LSU players rave over Myles Brennan

Just last week LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said true freshman quarterback Myles Brennan was good enough to start right now, but he didn't want to throw him in the fire just yet.

According to Brennan's teammates, it's Myles who's firing up LSU's depth chart this fall camp.

"He's a good kid man, I don't know him personally but he has a release on him," said Tigers nose tackle Greg Gilmore."

Even some of the veteran guys have taken notice.

"Man he has a pretty ball," admitted John Battle, Tiger senior safety. He's one of the very few freshman that I've seen throw the ball like that."

"The kid can wiz that ball and has great touch honestly," Foster Moreau said.

Meanwhile projected starter Danny Etling isn't concerned about the foot steps come from behind, instead he's sharing his veteran knowledge of life in and out of the huddle with all the young quarterbacks.

"There's a lot of stress that comes with coming in right away and being asked to take first team reps, compete for the job and lead the team under center," Danny Etling said. With that, you have to manage the situation well and have to make sure the pressure doesn't get to you."


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LSU Football reveals 2017 season poster, placard http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-football-reveals-2017-season-poster-placard/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-football-reveals-2017-season-poster-placard/ Sports Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:44:40 PM Josh Jackson LSU Football reveals 2017 season poster, placard

BATON ROUGE - With college football season right around the corner, LSU Athletics has released this season's poster and placards. 

This year's poster features a bird's eye view of a Saturday night in Death Valley with this season's opponents lined across the bottom. 

For those who like to keep score, a similarly styled placard is also available. 

According to LSU Athletic Director Michael Bonnette, both items are available for free on the first floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Aug. 21, all Baton Rouge-area McDonald's location will carry both poster and placard until they run out. 

Those who can't make it out to pick up a poster can order one for $1 plus shipping and handling online at www.LSUsports.net/posters. 


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LSU QB Lindsey Scott Jr. announces transfer http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-qb-lindsey-scott-jr-announces-transfer/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-qb-lindsey-scott-jr-announces-transfer/ Sports Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:38:56 AM WBRZ Staff LSU QB Lindsey Scott Jr. announces transfer

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers took another blow Monday morning as former Zachary standout and LSU backup quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. announced he will transfer from the program. 

Head coach Ed Orgeron confirmed the transfer today. 

Scott was a 3-star recruit coming out of Zachary High School and redshirted last year for the Tigers. 

Scott, the 11th transfer from LSU this off-season, has not said where he will go, but if it's another Division I program, he will have to sit out one season due to NCAA transfer rules. 


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Symbol of Hope: Denham Springs football wants to win for community after flood http://www.wbrz.com/news/symbol-of-hope-denham-springs-football-wants-to-win-for-community-after-flood/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/symbol-of-hope-denham-springs-football-wants-to-win-for-community-after-flood/ Sports Mon, 14 Aug 2017 8:28:31 PM Symbol of Hope: Denham Springs football wants to win for community after flood

Denham Springs, LA - "The biggest thing that we saw was from the aerial, the DS stood out. It was like a symbol of hope almost like we're still going to have football. It just really made me want to give the community something to look forward to."

Senior quarterback Cameron Feucht is always looking forward and looking down field. As a leader in the huddle, he leads his teammates back on to the field that was under water one year ago, showing his classmates, neighbors, friends and family in these stands that football here is back and better than ever.

"And that's the idea, for the football program to be the face of the rebuilding of the community so people can come to a game on Friday night and not have to worry about where am I going to live tomorrow or what am I going to do tomorrow. They can focus on enjoying a football game here at Denham Springs," says Head Coach Bill Conides.

But the Jackets quarterback and the Feucht family is one of those families waiting to see where they'll live next. Now it's in a trailer here off highway 1032, where they hope to soon start building their new home.

But home for Cameron and his teammates, is this field this fall.

"We can use football to help them get away from that and to overcome adversity and how to overcome adversity on a friday night. If you're down 14-0 in the first quarter and you've survived a flood, being down 14-0 isn't a big deal."

"We've been through something real, it's like on Friday nights, you're going to have adversity and have to pick your teammate up when he's on the ground but when you've done that in real life, whenever somebody has lost something and you've gone to help them, you can trust that guy on and off the field," says Feucht.

A field that still stands as a symbol for hope that field that brings young men together.

The Yellow Jackets are just 3 weeks away from their home opener vs. Hammond on September 1st.

A game that was cancelled because of the flood one year ago, so it should be a special Friday night for this team and community to kick off the 2017 season.


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Jaguars rule out Fournette for preseason game vs Bucs http://www.wbrz.com/news/jaguars-rule-out-fournette-for-preseason-game-vs-bucs/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jaguars-rule-out-fournette-for-preseason-game-vs-bucs/ Sports Mon, 14 Aug 2017 1:58:35 PM Jaguars rule out Fournette for preseason game vs Bucs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
  
Coach Doug Marrone ruled out the former LSU Tiger running back on Monday, reiterating that the team is going to be cautious moving forward.
  
Fournette has a "nagging" foot injury that Marrone said has "been kind of growing." The fourth overall pick in the NFL draft attended practice Monday, but wasn't wearing pads and didn't do any work.
  
Marrone says "we're just being smart on it. ... Obviously we'll probably hold those guys out for at least 'til after the game."
Fournette rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars first preseason last week. 

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LSU offense shines in second preseason scrimmage http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offense-shines-in-second-preseason-scrimmage/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offense-shines-in-second-preseason-scrimmage/ Sports Sat, 12 Aug 2017 8:54:29 PM LSU Sports Information LSU offense shines in second preseason scrimmage

Derrius Guice rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Darrel Williams added 76 yards and a pair of TDs as the Tiger offense put together an impressive performance here during LSU’s second “preseason game” of training camp on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

 “We just completed a fantastic preseason game No. 2,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said following the workout. “I thought our guys were highly spirited and prepared. I thought our coaches prepared our guys well and it showed.

 “Our offense dominated most of the day today. I thought they came out with a great physical mindset. Darrel was a dominant player today and Derrius continues to have a fantastic camp.”

 The offense wasted little time in establishing itself as Guice scored on a 60-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage against the No. 1 defense.

 “I thought Matt (Canada) did a tremendous job of calling the game today,” Orgeron said. “We came out very physical on offense and took it to the defense. The defense was reeling for a little while.”

 Senior quarterback Danny Etling connected on 8-of-18 passes for 114 yards and a pair of interceptions, while freshman Myles Brennan completed 4-of-8 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Brennan threw a 60-yard TD pass to Mannie Netherly, while DJ Chark had a 40-yard reception from Etling.

“Danny (Etling) is our starting quarterback right now,” Orgeron said. “Nobody has beaten him out. Myles (Brennan) did practice a couple of snaps with the first team today and did well.”

Orgeron complimented the play of the offensive line, which consisted of KJ Malone at left tackle, Garrett Brumfield at left guard, Lloyd Cushenberry at center, Ed Ingram at right guard and Toby Weathersby at right tackle.

“I thought the offensive line blocked very well,” Orgeron said. “This is the first time that Toby has scrimmaged and gone full speed all camp, and you could tell the difference in our blocking. I was very pleased with the way the offensive line performed today.”

Other offensive standouts on Saturday included running back Nick Brossette, who rushed for 54 yards on 13 carries; Chark with three catches for 52 yards; Derrick Dillon two catches for 52 yards; and Jacoby Stevens with two catches for 37 yards.

 Defensively, Rashard Lawrence had six tackles, including a tackle for a loss, while Glen Logan had four tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry in what was his first scrimmage of camp. Greg Gilmore and K’Lavon Chaisson both had sacks, while Grant Delpit returned an interception for a touchdown.

 The Tigers also spent time during the scrimmage working on all phases of special teams.

 LSU will take Sunday off and then get back to work on Monday as they starting preparing for its third preseason game of training camp, which takes place next Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

Stats

Passing

Danny Etling: 8-of-18, 114 yards, 2 INT

Myles Brennan: 4-of-8, 107 yards, TD

Rushing

Darrel Williams: 16 carries, 76 yards, 2 TDs

Nick Brossette: 13 carries, 54 yards

Derrius Guice: 9 carries, 102 yards, 60-yard TD

Receiving 

D.J. Chark: 3 catches, 52 yards

Derrick Dillon: 2 catches, 52 yards

JaCoby Stevens: 2 catches, 37 yards

Caleb Roddy: 2 catches, 5 yards

Mannie Netherly: 1 catch, 60 yards, TD

Russell Gage: 1 catch, 2 yards

Defense

DT Rashard Lawrence: 6 tackles, 1 TFL

DT Glen Logan: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFLs, 1 forced fumble, 1 quarterback pressure

DT Greg Gilmore: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL

CB Jontre Kirklin: 4 tackles

OLB K’Lavon Chaisson: 4 tackles, 1 sack

ILB Tyler Taylor: 3 tackles

S Grant Delpit: 1 INT TD


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Southern's Demetrio Houston stepping up for Jags' secondary http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-s-demetrio-houston-stepping-up-for-jags-secondary/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/southern-s-demetrio-houston-stepping-up-for-jags-secondary/ Sports Sat, 12 Aug 2017 7:45:34 PM WBRZ Sports Southern's Demetrio Houston stepping up for Jags' secondary

Baton Rouge, LA - "It set the tempo for the rest of the day, we need a big play because the offense last week started faster so we need to jump out have a good start. "

First play of the day an interception for the Jags defense nd believe it or not it wasn't Danny Johnson. Junior Demerio Houston has spent most of camp working with the 2's and 3's but today he got the call up to the first team defense and showed up big with 2 INT's including a pick-6 to end the day.

"I'm just happy to see him have some confidence and make some plays because I really think that is going to raise the level of his talent, we play a lot of defense of back in our secondary and I think they just need to learn how to play the next play and just understand when your name is called. You would not have seen that a year ago," says Head Coach Dawson Odums.

"Today he was just locked in, he knew exactly what he was doing and knew where to be, every time the ball is in the air and try to make a play on it and create a turnover," added cornerback Danny Johnson.

"He's just a quick, ball hungry kid. When you do stuff like that you come out here and you work, he just goes out there when the ball comes to him we expect him to take it, it's dangerous," says defensive end Aaron Tiller.

"It is real comfortable having somebody next to you that can make the same place, I feel like all of our quarterback are capable of making his place but he, today was his day."

"We compete so if I see him doing great I want to be up there with him so he plays at a high-level and I want to be right there with them."


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Saints drop 10th straight preseason game, fall 20-14 to Browns http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-drop-10th-straight-preseason-game-fall-20-14-to-browns/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-drop-10th-straight-preseason-game-fall-20-14-to-browns/ Sports Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:59:55 PM TOM WITHERS Saints drop 10th straight preseason game, fall 20-14 to Browns
CLEVELAND - Myles Garrett showed flashes of dominance in his NFL exhibition debut, and Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a late touchdown pass and the Browns beat New Orleans 20-14 on Thursday night while Saints stars Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson watched.
  
The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, Garrett had a tackle for loss and blazed off the edge to pressure Saints backup QB Garrett Grayson in the first half.
  
The Browns haven't solved their endless QB dilemma, but Garrett appears to be a long-term answer at defensive end.
  
Garrett vowed to "send a message" in his first preseason game as a pro, and he did just that in limited time. On one play, Garrett timed the snap perfectly and pushed past third-string tackle Khalif Barnes to hit Grayson.
  
Kizer completed a 45-yard TD pass to Jordan Payton with 1:52 left as the Browns rallied for their first preseason win in two seasons under coach Hue Jackson.
  
The Saints lost their 10th straight preseason game.
  
As expected, Brees didn't play and neither did Peterson, New Orleans' new addition who signed with the club as a free agent in April after 10 seasons in Minnesota.
  
And while New Orleans can count on the 38-year-old Brees to lead them, the Browns' QB search is still stalled.
  
Brock Osweiler started and struggled during his four series, Cody Kessler didn't do much to help his cause and Kizer shook off a slow start, played the entire second half and went 11 of 18 for 184 yards against second- and third-teamers.
  
Osweiler has been Cleveland's most consistent quarterback in camp, and while he was picked to start the preseason opener, Jackson cautioned that the competition isn't over "by any stretch."
  
Oswelier finished 6 of 14 for 42 yards, but overthrew several passes and had three incompletions inside the Saints 10-yard line.
  
Chase Daniel started at quarterback for Brees and completed 4 of 6 passes for 27 yards.
  
SITTING OUT
  
Saints: Brees warmed up but spent the evening on the sideline wearing a baseball cap. He's expected to play at some point in the preseason as is Peterson, who stayed close to his QB during the first half. Rookie CB Marshon Lattimore, a first-round pick from Ohio State, injured his knee during practice this week and didn't play.
  
Browns: Pro Bowler Joe Thomas got the night off. He was replaced at left tackle by Cam Erving, who is battling Shon Coleman for the starting job on the right side. Erving, who failed miserably at center, was called for a false start and hold on consecutive plays to end Cleveland's first offensive possession.
  
NICE SNAG
  
Saints WR Tommylee Lewis made a diving catch for 32 yards and had 10 for 128 yards. Lewis is battling for a backup job.
  
ROOKIE WATCH:
  
Saints: With Mark Ingram also out, RB Alvin Kamara started. The third-round pick from Tennessee ripped off a 22-yard run and had 35 yards on four carries.
  
Browns: S Jabrill Peppers served as the initial kick returner. He ran back one for 27 yards, returned a punt for 13 and made a fair catch he immediately regretted. RB Matthew Dayes scored the game's first TD on a 1-yard plunge.
  
INJURIES:
  
Saints: QB Ryan Nassib was checked for a head injury in the fourth quarter, but came back for the final drive.
  
Browns: Starting safety Ibraheim Campbell sustained a concussion on the second play from scrimmage.
  
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Myles Brennan impressing in LSU fall camp http://www.wbrz.com/news/myles-brennan-impressing-in-lsu-fall-camp/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/myles-brennan-impressing-in-lsu-fall-camp/ Sports Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:27:52 PM Michael Cauble Myles Brennan impressing in LSU fall camp

Baton Rouge - Freshman quarterback Myles Brennan has been impressive in LSU's fall camp according to head coach Ed Orgeron.

Brennan was complimented Wednesday evening for his throwing skill and was said to be battling with the other quarterbacks on the roster to back-up starter Danny Etling this fall.

"I want to tell you what, it's fun to see, fun to see that ball come out of his hands," Orgeron commented on Brennan's throwing motion following an afternoon practice session.  

However the head coach was quick to point out that he is not rushing the freshman to the field.

"We're going to bring him along, we're not going to throw him into the fire, that's the worse thing we can do, we're going to let them develop, let Lowell Narcisse develop and when they're ready give them a chance, but for now Danny is still our number one quarterback."


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Can Randall Menard be the top target for the Jaguars? http://www.wbrz.com/news/can-randall-menard-be-the-top-target-for-the-jaguars-/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/can-randall-menard-be-the-top-target-for-the-jaguars-/ Sports Wed, 9 Aug 2017 7:18:37 PM WBRZ Sports Can Randall Menard be the top target for the Jaguars?

Baton Rouge, LA - Randall Menard has all of the potential to be the Jags No. 1 target this season, but he's got to prove it here at fall camp.

The 6'3 senior missed camp and the first two games of 2016 because of a hamstring injury, but he says he's back 100% healthy this year.

Coming off a junior campaign of 350 yards receiving, grabbing just 4 touchdowns - he's got much bigger plans for his last season on the bluff.

"What motivates me, is Austin telling me he needs me. My goal this season is to go without dropping balls, 1000 yards receiving and doing whatever to help my team win."

"I'd like to see him be more consistent, we expect him to catch every ball so when he drops one it's like oh here we go again. But I'm looking for consistency, that means you have to be a senior, your focus has to be there," says Head Coach Dawson Odums.

"Concentration, I'm out here with no gloves my hands are sweaty, so it's more you have to concentrate on getting the ball before running. I am a stretch the field deep threat guy. Lenard tillery and Willie quinn were great but next man up," Menard added.

"That's what we are looking for out of the seniors, we have three receivers in that wide receiver corps. We are leaning on those guys to make plays. It helps to have a Randall go thru adversity. The only way out of it is if you challenge yourself, and I think he's doing that now it's about taking the next step in becoming a dominant receiver."

No matter if Menard or another wide receiver emerges as the top target on this team, the Jaguars know they have big numbers to replace and plan on doing it by committee.


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Back-up QB's battle for No. 2 spot at Southern http://www.wbrz.com/news/back-up-qb-s-battle-for-no-2-spot-at-southern/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/back-up-qb-s-battle-for-no-2-spot-at-southern/ Sports Wed, 9 Aug 2017 6:26:31 PM WBRZ Sports Back-up QB's battle for No. 2 spot at Southern

Baton Rouge, LA - The Jaguars have 4-year starter Austin Howard at quarterback, but who's up next on the bluff?

Fighting for the number 2 spot: It's not something we talk about every day but here at camp for the Jags but it's a very important babttle at quarterback.

Austin Howard taking a break for the second half of practices this week to call plays and watch John Lampley and Glendon McDowell take snaps with the first team offense to see who's the quarterback of the future here on the bluff.

"We have to figure out who that two is and it's tough on a freshman but if you want to be that guy you have to get better. It's trial and error. Every one of those guys will do something good and do something bad, but it's whoever out of those guys wants to take the bull by the horns and run with it is going to be the guy that sits in that second seat," says head coach Dawson Odums.

Offensive coordinator Chennis Barry adds, "We know Austin is our guy but we want to get those guys to operate the machine with the first team, the number one o-line, recievers to give them a chance to have success. So we're going to rotate with John Lampley and Glendon McDowell and see what they can do."

"At the end of the day those guys are out there by themselves, I can't coach them all the time but I'm here as long as I can be. They did some things and messed up on some things but it's good they are getting reps," says Austin Howard.

"That was one of our goals coming into camp. We wanted to get those guys reps. We're not asking any of them to be a hero, we're just asking them to manage the offense and take what they give us."

Howard being a 4-year starter makes him irreplaceable, but Coach Odums hopes throwing freshman QBs into the fire during camp could help the Jags maybe find the next Austin Howard on the bluff.

Correction: Glendon McDaniel was incorrectly referred to as Glendon McDowell twice in the video above.  McDaniel is listed as McDowell on the school's website roster for the football team. 


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Former Tiger Sylvia Fowles goes into WNBA record books http://www.wbrz.com/news/former-tiger-sylvia-fowles-goes-into-wnba-record-books/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/former-tiger-sylvia-fowles-goes-into-wnba-record-books/ Sports Tue, 8 Aug 2017 9:06:32 PM Former Tiger Sylvia Fowles goes into WNBA record books
ATLANTA - Sylvia Fowles had 27 points and 13 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 81-72 on Tuesday night.
  
Fowles became the 10th player in WNBA history to reach 2,500 rebounds.
  
Minnesota had a 66-64 lead entering the fourth quarter and held the Dream to just eight points the rest of the way. Elizabeth Williams' basket with 4:09 remaining got Atlanta within five points, but the Dream didn't score again.
  
Seimone Augustus banked in a shot for a 79-72 lead and Fowles hit two free throws with 31.4 seconds left.
  
Maya Moore added 16 points for Minnesota (21-3), which played its second straight game without injured point guard Lindsay Whalen.
  
Williams had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta (10-16).

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Former LSU Tiger Travin Dural trying to make Saints roster http://www.wbrz.com/news/former-lsu-tiger-travin-dural-trying-to-make-saints-roster/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/former-lsu-tiger-travin-dural-trying-to-make-saints-roster/ Sports Tue, 8 Aug 2017 7:14:17 PM Michael Cauble Former LSU Tiger Travin Dural trying to make Saints roster

New Orleans - Former LSU Tiger receiver Travin Dural is making progress in his bid to make the New Orleans Saints first cut.  Dural was a free agent addition to the Saints training camp roster and all summer the Breaux Bridge native has been working to try and solidify a spot on the 53 man roster or practice squad. 

Coming out of LSU, Dural was a long-shot to make the NFL as his slight frame and good speed had some questioning if he was durable to sustain the increased physicality of the league. 

“One of the things he does is run well'" Saints head coach Sean Payton said of Dural. "He has good size for a receiver. He will be one of the guys that we get a good look at this preseason. He has done some good things.”

As with any receiver in the NFL, Dural will have to prove himself not only on offense but as a special teams commodity as well.  Payton added that the upcoming preseason game against Cleveland will be a great chance to get a better feel for Dural's skill set. 

"With the receivers, you hope that there’s a certain skill set that they bring. Are they good on the outside? Are they good with the inside patterns? How do they block? Do they pick it up? Can they play multiple positions, or are we leaving them at one position? I think he has really good size. I think he runs well for his size. I am sure that he’ll have to add strength. There’s a lot of work that he has to do on some of the specifics. Is there a way for him to fit into the kicking game?”

The Saints open their preseason Thursday night in Cleveland against the Browns.


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LSU Baseball releases 2018 schedule http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-releases-2018-schedule/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-baseball-releases-2018-schedule/ Sports Tue, 8 Aug 2017 1:13:53 PM WBRZ Staff LSU Baseball releases 2018 schedule

BATON ROUGE – LSU has released its 2018 baseball schedule, which features 37 home games and early-season matchups versus Notre Dame and Texas in Alex Box Stadium.

The schedule includes a 30-game Southeastern Conference slate, with a weekend home series against SEC West rivals Mississippi State, Alabama and Arkansas. The Tigers will also see their first-ever series versus Hawaii, and several mid-week contests against some of the top teams in Louisiana.

Some of the Friday-Sunday SEC series may be moved to Thursday-Saturday, pending the release of the SEC’s TV schedule in December.

The non-conference schedule features back-to-back home weekends at the start of the season versus Notre Dame (Feb. 16-18) and Texas (Feb. 23-25). The Fighting Irish come to Baton Rouge this season for the Irish’s first visit to Alex Box Stadium since 2012, when they posted a 7-1 victory over the Tigers.

Texas will meet the Tigers in Baton Rouge for the first time since 1999, when the Longhorns won two of three games over LSU in the original Alex Box Stadium. 

Preparation for the 2018 season will be underway this month, as the Tigers start fall semester classes on Monday, August 21, and they will engage in a four-week period of conditioning drills and individual workouts beginning on Monday, August 28.

The regular season begins on Friday, February 16, when the Tigers play host to Notre Dame in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Click HERE to see the full schedule.


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'Chop Wood, Carry Water': Southern's winning motto in 2017 http://www.wbrz.com/news/chop-wood-carry-water-southern-s-winning-motto-in-2017/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chop-wood-carry-water-southern-s-winning-motto-in-2017/ Sports Sun, 6 Aug 2017 5:38:21 PM WBRZ Sports 'Chop Wood, Carry Water': Southern's winning motto in 2017

Baton Rouge, LA - "Chop wood, carry water. Follow the process, Go Jags."

"Chop wood, carry water": Four words you'll hear every day on the field at Southern. It's the title of the book this team is reading together throughout camp that teaches the lessons of falling in love with the process of becoming great.

"Every day we go out there we are working to build something, to build a big team chemistry. We are focusing on going 1-0 everyday. Taking it one day at a time. That's what the book talks about, taking that single play and build it into a whole game," says senior defensive back Danny Johnson.

"I think it was chapter eight or nine. It was Mission vs. Goals. That stood out to me because I've been on a mission since I was a kid. Everything I do I want to be the greatest at, whether it's life or that book just teaches you to be the best person you can be because that made me look at myself as someone else. Not just Aaron Tiller the football player. But Aaron Tiller the man."

Now one hundred young men are answering that same question, learning more about themselves on and off the field and learning how they can help the Jaguars win this fall.

"This book allows you to fall in love with the process in order to become great. That second teamer has to fall in love with being a second teamer, or when he becomes a first teamer, he'll fall back to the second team because he didn't follow the process," says Coach Dawson Odums.

"I tell my teammates behind me all the time, don't push to be the second string, push to be the starter. You have to work. And that's what this book teaches you: work ethic."

"If our players just follow the process and fall in love with it. Man we have a chance to become great."

And Coach Odums is hoping this great read helps his team chop wood and carry towards a SWAC title in 2017.


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2 former LSU women's golfers chosen for Solheim Cup http://www.wbrz.com/news/2-former-lsu-women-s-golfers-chosen-for-solheim-cup/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/2-former-lsu-women-s-golfers-chosen-for-solheim-cup/ Sports Sun, 6 Aug 2017 5:24:12 PM WBRZ Staff 2 former LSU women's golfers chosen for Solheim Cup

BATON ROUGE – Two former All-America stars of the LSU women’s golf program – Austin Ernst and Madelene Sagstrom – were selected as Captain’s Picks for the 2017 Solheim Cup.

The 2017 Solheim Cup is the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup matches, being held Aug. 18–20 at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. The biennial tournament pits professional women's golfers from both the United States and Europe against one another.

Ernst will play for Captain Julie Inkster’s U.S. squad, while Sagstrom was chosen by European Captain Annika Sorenstam.

Ernst was the 2011 NCAA Champion as an LSU freshman and is in her fifth year on the LPGA Tour, while Sagstrom was the 2015 SEC POY as a senior, the 2016 Symetra Tour POY and is in her first year on the LPGA Tour. She won the qualifying school for the Ladies European Tour late last year to earn membership in that tour at the request of Captain Sorenstam to keep her eligible as a possible member of the European team for this event.

More info can be found on the event's website by clicking HERE.


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Saints kicker Morten Andersen inducted into NFL Hall of Fame http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-kicker-morten-andersen-inducted-into-nfl-hall-of-fame/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/saints-kicker-morten-andersen-inducted-into-nfl-hall-of-fame/ Sports Sat, 5 Aug 2017 9:06:57 PM Associated Press Saints kicker Morten Andersen inducted into NFL Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio — Morten Andersen, the NFL's career scoring leader, became just the second kicker inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Andersen played an incredible 25 pro seasons, a league record, mostly for the New Orleans Saints. He also was with the Falcons, Giants, Chiefs and Vikings, playing 382 total games.

The left-footed kicker from Denmark — his selection in February set off celebrations back home, where American football hardly is a sports staple — scored 2,544 points (565 field goals, 849 extra points). He is the all-time scoring leader for both New Orleans and Atlanta and was a five-time All-Pro.

A member of the NFL's 1980s and '90s All-Decade Teams, Andersen retired in 2004 with 40 field goals of 50 yards or longer, then an NFL mark. He joined Jan Stenerud as the only placekickers in the hall, and paid tribute to Stenerud as a trail blazer.

Andersen was presented for induction by his son, Sebastian. A soccer and team handball player back home, Andersen then delivered an often hilarious speech emphasizing how strange the adjustment to kicking a ball that was not round could be.

He also paid homage to his two homes.

"Good evening, Canton, Ohio," he began. "Good morning Denmark.


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LSU offensive lineman Teuhema released from football team, will transfer schools http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offensive-lineman-teuhema-released-from-football-team-will-transfer-schools/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-offensive-lineman-teuhema-released-from-football-team-will-transfer-schools/ Sports Wed, 2 Aug 2017 8:46:33 AM WBRZ staff LSU offensive lineman Teuhema released from football team, will transfer schools

BATON ROUGE – Offensive lineman Maea Teuhema has been released from the LSU football team after he was suspsended Wednesday for a violation of team rules.

LSU made the announcement through a statement released by LSU Athletics Wednesday night. Coach Ed Orgeron said that Teuhema had been granted his release from the LSU football team and will transfer to another school.

Teuhema is a junior from Keller, Texas, and had been on team since 2015.

 


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