June 10, 2013 3:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's higher education leaders and advocates had big goals for the just-ended legislative session. They were asking lawmakers to give up their authority over tuition hikes, to revamp the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS and to stop hitting the campuses with budget cuts. They... more »
May 31, 2013 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community colleges have won their dispute with other higher education leaders over construction spending. The Senate gave final passage Friday to a measure that will let the community and technical college system sidestep the construction budget process for $250 million in projects. The bill heads to... more »
May 28, 2013 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV.
The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television.
If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
May 27, 2013 8:45 AM
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... more »
May 22, 2013 4:26 PM
BATON ROUGE - Attempts to raise tuition at Louisiana's public colleges appear dead for the session, despite concerns about repeated rounds of cuts to schools. Rep. Walt Leger, the number two ranking member of the House, said Wednesday he's shelving his proposal to let the campuses raise tuition according to... more »
May 17, 2013 10:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - Graduation week continues in Baton Rouge this morning with hundreds of students receiving diplomas on the bluff at Southern University.
Southern's commencement ceremonies began at 10:30. The university awarded degrees to 714 graduates this year, and featured Chief Justice Bernice Johnson as its guest speaker. She's... more »
May 14, 2013 1:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana higher education leaders are at odds over a proposal to let the community college system tap into construction dollars outside of the traditional budget process. The community colleges are winning the legislative battle so far. A bill allowing the community college system to sidestep the regular... more »
May 8, 2013 4:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Delgado Community College in New Orleans plans to lay off more than a hundred employees, including dozens of faculty members, while Nunez Community College in Chalmette also is letting go staff. Both moves were approved Wednesday by the schools' governing board and come as the campuses seek... more »
May 1, 2013 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Bowl officials say the date for the 2013 edition of the bowl game has been set for Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. local time. The bowl game currently has agreements to match bowl eligible teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. The Louisiana-Lafayette... more »
April 24, 2013 6:55 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
April 23, 2013 3:35 PM
PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it... more »
April 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
April 9, 2013 5:21 PM
CYPRESS, Texas - Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded. They say he's a student at the school. They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there... more »
April 8, 2013 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is now the top team in college baseball.
Collegiate Baseball's latest poll have the Tigers ranked No. 1, after winning 12 straight games, including 9 consecutive SEC contests.
LSU (30-2, 11-1 SEC) is tied with Vanderbilt for the overall conference lead, and has a... more »
April 3, 2013 5:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - House Speaker Chuck Kleckley says lawmakers need to find a way to control the costs of the state's free college tuition program known as TOPS. Kleckley says colleges need to be able to raise their tuition rates, but he says the state can't afford to continue increasing... more »
April 1, 2013 10:29 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville guard Kevin Ware had successful surgery on his broken right leg last night and is recovering from that horrific injury he suffered in yesterday's NCAA tournament game with Duke.
The accident happened in the first half when he landed awkwardly after trying a three-point shot. Cardinals'... more »
March 28, 2013 3:27 PM
HAMMOND- Southeastern Louisiana University self-reported 137 ineligible players participated in university athletics from 2005 through 2010.
Most of the violations occurred in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons the university said in a news release Thursday.
The infractions have been reported to the NCAA.
"This was a case... more »
March 20, 2013 8:57 AM
COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
March 14, 2013 10:37 AM
UNDATED - If number of ranked teams means anything, the Big East tournament is the one to watch as college basketball conference tournament play picks up today. The Big East has six of the top 25 teams in action at Madison Square Garden including a pair of match-ups of ranked... more »
March 11, 2013 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University discussed ways to increase enrollment and boost graduation rates at The Press Club this afternoon.
Albert Tezeno, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, told reporters the university is working to increase partnerships with high schools and community colleges, a tactic echoed by Southern students.
... more »
March 6, 2013 8:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - This morning, administration leaders from LSU and Baton Rouge Community College will announce a joint program that officials say will benefit incoming students.
The announcement will be made at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on LSU's campus.
No other details about the program have... more »
March 5, 2013 8:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to extend its campus beyond Baton Rouge. On Monday, the university launched LSU Online, a new, completely Web-based, distance-learning initiative. Administrators hope the online program will increase enrollment, generate revenue and build the university's "brand" nationwide. The initial launch offers graduate students a choice... more »
February 18, 2013 11:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College hopes to have a program to train airplane mechanics up and running by the fall, more than two years after originally planned. School leaders say the program would produce federally-certified mechanics and is still being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration. They say... more »
February 13, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced they are slashing the cost of out-of-state tuition in a push to raise enrollment after years of declines.
The university is offering a waiver that would drop the out-of-state fee which tacks on an additional $3,000 to the tuition.
The offer is available... more »
February 8, 2013 9:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - A consultant says LSU will have to create its own path as it undergoes a sweeping reorganization amid declining state aid and questions about jobs and personnel. The LSU Board of Supervisors has voted to consolidate the university's separate institutions under the main campus. Concurrently, the board... more »
February 7, 2013 2:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Josh Davis recorded his 12th double-double of the season as Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Marshall 91-75 Wednesday night in a Conference USA contest. Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds and was supported by 19 points from Ricky Tarrant and 16 from Kendall... more »
February 7, 2013 2:40 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online classes that are reshaping higher education. The American Council on Education says it's recommending degree credit for five courses offered by Coursera, a company based in Palo Alto, Calif., that offers so-called massive open... more »
February 1, 2013 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU men's basketball team, off its biggest win of the season over No. 17 Missouri Wednesday, now tries to take that same intensity on the road Saturday when the Tigers face the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. LSU is 11-7 overall and 2-5 in the league... more »
February 1, 2013 2:48 AM
College and university endowments lost ground slightly during the fiscal year ending last June 30, with investments declining 0.3 percent on average, but the performance of the stock market since then suggests endowments may again be strengthening. Endowments are the assets owned and invested by universities, who typically spend about... more »
January 31, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE- The nation's top organization of college professors is asking LSU to end what it calls a "seeming disregard" for faculty participation in a university reorganization effort. The American Association of University Professors, based in Washington, D.C., says efforts including faculty in discussion have been largely symbolic. The Advocate... more »
January 28, 2013 11:40 AM
HAMMOND - One person was arrested and police are looking for another suspect in connection with the death of a Southeastern Louisiana University graduate student who was shot inside his apartment. Police say narcotics fueled the shooting that left 23-year-old Raphael Garrison dead. Lt. Vincent Giannobile said police found Garrison... more »
January 25, 2013 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE- Fresh off its first win in the Southeastern Conference against Texas A&M, the LSU Tigers play their next game Saturday in Lexington against the Kentucky Wildcats. LSU defeated Texas A&M, 58-54, after rallying from being down 14 points twice in the first half of play at the Pete... more »
January 24, 2013 5:57 PM
HOUSTON - Texas authorities are still seeking a second suspect charged after an argument at a Houston-area community college erupted in gunfire that wounded three people. Court documents released Thursday say the Tuesday shooting happened when two men argued after bumping into each other. One suspect was arrested that day,... more »
January 23, 2013 10:09 AM
HOUSTON - One of the people hospitalized after yesterday's shooting on a Texas community college campus has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's officials say Carlton Berry will be arraigned tomorrow. His condition, and the condition of the other person believed to have... more »
January 23, 2013 6:47 AM
HOUSTON - A 22-year-old man has been charged in the shootings at a Houston-area community college campus that left him and two others wounded. A statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office identifies the suspect as Carlton Berry. Spokesman Alan Bernstein says Berry is charged with aggravated assault but remains... more »
January 22, 2013 1:11 PM
HOUSTON - Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student. Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire. Tello says officers were called to the... more »
January 21, 2013 10:43 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death. A family spokesman says the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy. Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age... more »
January 18, 2013 10:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University has hired alumnus Bryan F. Smith as its anti-hazing administrator. Interim university President Larry Robinson said Friday that Smith's job will be ensuring that initiatives adopted after the hazing death of a band member are implemented. Drum major Robert Champion died in 2011 after... more »
January 16, 2013 6:44 PM
HAZARD, Ky. - A 12-year-old girl allegedly shot by her cousin's ex-boyfriend at an eastern Kentucky College has died of her injuries. Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said Taylor Jade Cornett died shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at University of Kentucky Medical Center. Taylor was shot Tuesday, along with her... more »
January 16, 2013 4:18 PM
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has named Tony Petersen as the football team's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday that Petersen brings 20 years of experience at the NCAA Division I level and a background of wide open offenses to Tech's program. Petersen was the co-offensive... more »
January 16, 2013 4:13 AM
ST. LOUIS - Police say a part-time student walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself.
Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was... more »
January 15, 2013 3:29 PM
ST. LOUIS - Police say a gunman walked into a business school in downtown St. Louis and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The administrator was a man in his 40s who was shot in... more »
January 8, 2013 11:52 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- Alabama's routing of Notre Dame for its second straight national championship has been overshadowed in part by a new breakout star - Katherine Webb, girlfriend of quarterback AJ McCarron and Miss Alabama USA 2012. Webb gained tens of thousands of Twitter followers during and after Monday night's game.... more »
January 8, 2013 10:35 AM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
January 7, 2013 5:42 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. - A man accused of killing seven people at a small California Christian college has been deemed mentally unfit for trial. A judge issued the ruling Monday and ordered defendant One Goh to return to court Jan. 28. Goh is charged with seven counts of murder and three... more »
January 4, 2013 11:24 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU announced today safety Eric Reid will forgo his senior season and instead go out for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Reid was a first-team All-America selection in 2012. He finished third on the team in tackles with 91, and had seven pass breakups, two pass interceptions,... more »
January 4, 2013 10:48 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
January 3, 2013 4:03 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
January 3, 2013 10:38 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. - College football's never-ending bowl schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl. It features two teams that were in the national championship discussion before each suffered a late-season loss. Fifth-ranked Oregon meets No. 7 Kansas State in a meeting of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both... more »
January 2, 2013 4:48 PM
MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »
January 2, 2013 12:11 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An antitrust lawsuit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett against the NCAA argues the organization acted illegally and was motivated by a desire to gain power for its president and weaken the university. The 43-page complaint being filed Wednesday seeks to vacate all of the punishment related... more »
January 2, 2013 11:07 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The lone college football game of the day is the Sugar Bowl pitting fourth-ranked Florida against No. 22 Louisville. The 11-1 Gators are making their 40th bowl appearance after a regular-season loss to Georgia cost them a shot at a national championship. They are seeking their school-record... more »
January 1, 2013 4:07 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after... more »
January 1, 2013 4:05 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a... more »
January 1, 2013 2:54 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Behind huge interceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl on Tuesday and snapped college football's longest postseason losing streak. The Wildcats (10-3) won their first bowl game since 1949, snapping a nine-game losing streak that was tied for the... more »
December 28, 2012 10:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team is in Atlanta prepping for Monday's game against Clemson.
The Dec. 31 matchup between No. 8 LSU and No. 14 Clemson will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. from the Georgia Dome.
The game annually matches teams from the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic... more »
December 28, 2012 10:27 AM
SHREVEPORT - The first of three more college bowls today is the Independence Bowl where Louisiana-Monroe plays Ohio in a matchup of 8-4 teams.
Louisiana-Monroe is playing a postseason game for the first time since moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1994. more »
December 23, 2012 1:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating an armed robbery at Hobby Lobby on College Drive last night.
Police say the suspect walked into the business around 8:35 p.m. wearing a red bandana and a black hooded sweatshirt with light blue sleeves.
After taking an undisclosed amount... more »
December 19, 2012 10:40 AM
UNDATED - Duke is in action tonight for the first time since climbing to the top of the Associated Press men's basketball poll. The Blue Devils carry a season-opening nine-game winning streak into their game against visiting Cornell. No. 11 Cincinnati takes on Xavier for the first time since their... more »
December 17, 2012 1:54 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election, a constitutional formality on President Barack Obama's march to a second term. The rite playing in state capitols involved party luminaries and tireless activists carrying out... more »
December 13, 2012 10:59 AM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he will return for his senior season with the Crimson Tide next year.
McCarron made the announcement in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. The Mobile native says the NFL is a dream, and he thinks another year at... more »
December 12, 2012 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles will meet with the media today to preview the upcoming Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Clemson later this month.
Miles has yet to speak publicly since his team received their invitation to play in the New Years Eve game in Atlanta.... more »
December 7, 2012 4:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board has re-approved its plans to merge the jobs of university system president and flagship campus chancellor. The Board of Supervisors unanimously backed the idea Friday in its second vote on the issue. The latest vote was designed to address concerns from the attorney general's... more »
December 7, 2012 11:51 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has swiftly brought in his 29-year-old protege and a veteran defensive coordinator. Malzahn was flanked Friday morning by new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and 60-year-old former Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson, who will lead Auburn's defense. Lashlee played quarterback for Malzahn at... more »
December 7, 2012 10:38 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones as its next football coach. Jones has a 50-27 record in six seasons as a head coach. He went 27-13 in three seasons at Central Michigan and has gone 23-14 at Cincinnati the last three years. He followed Notre Dame's Brian... more »
December 7, 2012 10:25 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU's governing board is re-voting on its plans to merge the jobs of university system president and flagship campus chancellor. The Board of Supervisors will reconsider the idea Friday. The latest vote is designed to address concerns from the attorney general's office that the October decision was... more »
December 6, 2012 3:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander and cornerback Jalen Collins were each named to the Freshman All-SEC Team as voted on by the league's coaches, the SEC office announced Thursday.
Alexander has played in all 12 games with eight starts at right tackle for the Tigers. He... more »
December 6, 2012 10:31 AM
JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State says defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as interim coach for the Red Wolves as they prepare to play No. 25 Kent State in the GoDaddy.com bowl next month. Thompson takes over for Gus Malzahn, who's leaving Arkansas State for Auburn after one season. Malzahn... more »
December 5, 2012 12:48 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Bret Bielema will earn $3.2 million annually for six years in his new job at Arkansas, which will also pay its new coach's $1 million buyout to Wisconsin. Arkansas on Wednesday released its signed letter of agreement with Bielema, which includes another $700,000 in annual incentives. The... more »
December 4, 2012 4:09 PM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has hired former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as its new head football coach. Auburn announced that it will introduce the former Arkansas State coach in a news conference Tuesday night Malzahn was the Tigers' offensive coordinator during their national championship run in 2010, but spent last... more »
December 3, 2012 5:24 PM
NEW YORK - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Manziel is the favorite to win college football's most famous player of the award when it is presented Saturday night in New York. He would... more »
December 3, 2012 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Tech University may find out who its next president is going to be Tuesday. Les Guice, executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, was named the one remaining finalist by the search committee Thursday. The committee will recommend Guice be... more »
November 30, 2012 11:38 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Casper police chief says three people are dead after an attack at a Wyoming community college. Authorities said in a press conference that the suspect used a sharp-edged weapon, killed two people and committed suicide. One of those killed was a faculty member. Authorities aren't identifying... more »
November 30, 2012 10:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Beach Boys and English rock band Bad Company are headlining a free concert the night before next month's New Orleans Bowl game. It'll be The Beach Boys' second show in New Orleans this year. The "Good Vibrations" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band performed at... more »
November 29, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - An Alabama man got a dressing-down and two years in prison for rubbing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street burger restaurant after the BCS national title game in January. A video of the incident went viral. State District Judge Karen Herman told... more »
November 27, 2012 11:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Tulane University is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014 and East Carolina will be joining as a football-only member.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither... more »
November 27, 2012 11:03 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - No. 5 Florida didn't wait to give coach Will Muschamp a contract extension. The Gators (11-1) gave him one before the season. President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley met in August and agreed to extend Muschamp's contract for a year, through 2017. The Gainesville Sun... more »
November 27, 2012 11:02 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi has been fined $5,000 by the Southeastern Conference after "fans entered the competition area" following the football team's 41-24 victory over No. 25 Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl on Saturday. Fans rushed the field after Ole Miss' victory over the Bulldogs. The win snapped the... more »
November 23, 2012 1:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - With their hopes of a Southwestern Athletic Conference title gone for both Grambling and Southern, Saturday's nationally televised Bayou Classic in the Superdome gives both teams a chance to finish disappointing seasons in a big-game environment. The teams enter the game with the worst combined record in... more »
November 21, 2012 10:31 AM
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi doesn't want to see any cowbells at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during the Egg Bowl on Saturday.
The school sent out a statement saying that cowbells are "strictly prohibited" from the stadium during the annual football game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, citing... more »
November 20, 2012 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Players from Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State and LSU earned the votes from the members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for Player of the Week honors in Louisiana college football. Terrance Broadway, the quarterback for the Cajuns, had a 403 yard offensive night to earn offensive honors while... more »
November 19, 2012 10:43 AM
NEW YORK - Taking advantage of losses by Oregon and Kansas State, Notre Dame and Alabama sit 1-2 in the BCS standings as we approach the end of college football's regular season. The unbeaten Fighting Irish need to beat Southern California on Saturday in Los Angeles to earn their first... more »
November 19, 2012 10:37 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history, is retiring from Division III St. John's University in Minnesota. Gagliardi announced his decision on the team website on Monday. He coached for 64 years, 60 of them at the private school in central Minnesota, and retires with a... more »
November 15, 2012 4:42 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In his Hill Country hometown of Kerrville, Texas, Johnny Football never would have been known by such a specific nickname. Mark Smith, the high school coach of Johnny Manziel, says he could have been Johnny Baseball or Johnny Golf - "he could have been anything he... more »
November 15, 2012 10:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dray Joseph continues to pass his way to the top of the SWAC passing statistics and his torrid pace is not going unnoticed.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference named quarterback Dray Joseph of Southern, linebackers Bill Ross of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Ryan Griffin of Jackson State, defensive... more »
November 15, 2012 8:00 AM
Prospects for new college graduates looking for work, especially those with associate degrees, are expected to increase next year, but not so for people with MBA degrees.
A new annual survey from Michigan State University's College Employment Research Institute finds employers expect a 5 percent increase in hiring of... more »
November 12, 2012 4:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Les Miles says LSU is embracing the notion that it still has a chance, albeit an outside chance, to win the Southeastern Conference. Alabama could have locked up the SEC West's title game by beating Texas A&M last Saturday, but the Crimson Tide was upset by Johnny... more »
November 12, 2012 4:00 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week. Manziel produced 345 total yards and two passing touchdowns to lead the Aggies to an upset of Alabama. Defensive backs D.J. Swearinger of South Carolina and LSU's Craig Loston share league defensive honors.... more »
November 9, 2012 5:49 PM
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Faculty Senate approved a measure to look into issuing anti-plagiarism software to professors and students on campus.
The software would allow professors and students to see if essays and homework were plagiarized before and after it is submitted for a grade.
Some students used... more »
November 8, 2012 12:50 PM
RICHMOND, Va. - Officials say about 40 students at a small all-men's college in Virginia shouted racial slurs, threw bottles and set off fireworks outside the Minority Student Union within hours after President Barack Obama's re-election. Hampden-Sydney College President Chris Howard said in an email to parents Thursday that the... more »