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  • Paul Dietzel remembered by coaches, players Play Video

    September 24, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paul Dietzel was the first coach to bring a national title and a Heisman trophy winner to Baton Rouge. In fact, he was the first LSU coach to propose white jerseys, the "Chinese Bandits," and night games in Tiger Stadium. Dietzel would eventually go to... more »
  • Billy Cannon released from hospital after stroke

    February 21, 2013 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU football legend Billy Cannon left the hospital today after treatment for a stroke, according to the university's athletic department. Spokesperson Herb Vincent said Cannon's family told him the former Heisman winner was on his way home. He was rushed to the hospital Tuesday from Angola... more »
  • Billy Cannon to remain in ICU overnight

    February 19, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU football star Billy Cannon will spend the night in ICU and doctors will assess his situation Wednesday after the legend had a stroke Tuesday afternoon. Cannon, who won the Heisman in 1959 and played for the American Football League, was rushed to the ER from Angola,... more »
  • LSU football star Billy Cannon rushed to hospital Play Video

    February 19, 2013 1:55 PM

    ANGOLA - LSU athletics officials confirmed that former Tiger football star and Heisman Award winner Billy Cannon was rushed to the hospital today after suffering a stroke. Cannon, the 15-year director of Angola State Penitentiary's dental program, was rushed by ambulance from the prison according to Angola officials. ... more »
  • Billy Cannon to greet fans before Ole Miss game

    November 15, 2012 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU great Billy Cannon will be on hand to greet fans Saturday morning, November 17, 2012 at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU. In conjunction with LSU's 2:30 p.m. clash with Ole Miss, Cannon will sign autographs at the hotel from 9 to 11... more »
  • LSU's Alexander named to football hall of fame

    May 15, 2012 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Charles Alexander, a two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist who played at LSU from 1975-78, has been named to the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation made the announcement on Tuesday. Alexander will be inducted during ceremonies in New York City in... more »
  • Former LSU legend Billy Cannon relives famous Halloween run from 1959

    October 29, 2009 7:02 PM

    LSU's only Heisman Trophy award winner will be recognized for his famous 89 yard punt return against Ole Miss back in 1959 during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Tulane. The 50th anniversary of Billy Cannon's game winning run was started early in the week when Cannon addressed the... more »

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