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  • Alleva: Les Miles will continue to be LSU's football coach

    November 28, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a weeks of speculation, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said Saturday night that Les Miles will continue to be the coach of LSU. "I want to make it clear that Les Miles is our football coach and will continue to be our football coach,"... more »
  • Miles gets win in LSU home finale, 19-7 over Texas A&M

    November 28, 2015 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette ran for 159 yards and a touchdown and LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 on Saturday night to give embattled coach Les Miles a victory in what might have been his last game with the Tigers. After the game, the players lifted Miles on their shoulders... more »
  • Future of LSU, Miles the talk of tailgating check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2015 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toby Campbell is stirring up his second dish of the day Friday, but it's empty RV spots and not empty bellies that has the LSU fan worried. Campbell told News 2 he's noticed fewer tailgating fans have turned out for the past few home games after... more »
  • Razorbacks score winning SEC record with 28-3 win over Mizzou

    November 27, 2015 6:24 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Alex Collins ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas secured its first winning record in the Southeastern Conference since 2011 with a 28-3 win over Missouri on Friday. The win is the fifth in the last six games for the Razorbacks (7-5, 5-3 SEC),... more »
  • LSU squashes Les Miles Gridiron Club rumors check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 27, 2015 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU came down hard against rumors that Les Miles made comments Friday about ending his career as coach for the Tigers. The blog Tiger Rag reported that Miles indicated to members of the Gridiron Club during a Friday meeting that he was leaving after the Texas... more »
  • Miles' future at LSU unknown as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

    November 27, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled coach would rather the focus be on his players when LSU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night. Speculation that... more »
  • Romo out for year after 2nd collarbone injury of season

    November 27, 2015 2:02 PM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a small fracture in the same collarbone that previously sidelined him for seven games this year. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said on his radio show Friday that Romo's left collarbone would not... more »
  • Fans offer words of support for Miles at weekly radio show check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 25, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some fans got emotional Wednesday night during the last big call-in radio show of the regular season. A woman got teary as she asked Coach Les Miles to sign her hat and another young fan got choked up asking Miles a question about his offense. Instead... more »
  • November 24, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 24, 2015 8:11 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Travel alert issued for Americans Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Tom Cruise filming in downtown Baton Rouge Out of the chill Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • 3 Doors Down to perform Saturday with LSU's Tiger Band

    November 23, 2015 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform with LSU's Tiger Band during halftime of the football game against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Monday's announcement comes after the LSU Athletic Department announced and canceled two other, similar performances. Those would have featured the... more »
  • November 23, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 2015 Election Results NOPD: 16 injured after gunmen open fire at music video filming LSU drops 3rd straight football game Chilly but clear to mild but moody Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • LSU fans say it's not time to cut ties with Les Miles yet check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 22, 2015 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers championship hopes went to Sunday copes in 3 weeks. Now, the Tigers sit on the outside looking in at the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Despite their lackluster play over the past three weeks, many Tiger fans say its not time for a... more »
  • LSU unranked after Saturday loss to Ole Miss

    November 22, 2015 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After their third straight loss, the LSU Tigers are no longer ranked in the Top 25 of the Associated Press Poll. Saturday’s loss to Ole Miss, marked the first three game losing streak for the Tigers since 1999. The Tigers fell behind early 24-0 before... more »
  • LSU losing streak reaches 3 for the first time under Miles, Tigers fall 38-17 to Ole Miss check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2015 4:29 PM

    OXFORD, MS - With the noise surrounding Les Miles and his tenure at LSU getting louder, the Tigers lost their 3rd straight game for the 1st time since 1999 as LSU lost to Ole Miss 38-17. The Tigers fell behind 24-0 before starting a rally late in the 2nd... more »
  • NFL set to defend $1B concussion settlement amid appeals

    November 19, 2015 7:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- The NFL will ask a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to uphold a potential $1 billion plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. Critics appealing the settlement say it compensates some retirees at the expense of others. The awards could reach several million dollars for... more »
  • Southern's Tiller named SWAC defender of the week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southwestern Athletic Conference named Southern University's Aaron Tiller their defensive player of the week for his performance against Alabama A&M this weekend. Tiller had five tackles, with four coming behind the line of scrimmage. He also picked up three sacks in the Jaguar's 46-7 win... more »
  • Game on: a weekend without rain

    November 13, 2015 7:19 AM

    Calm weather and cooler air will highlight the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will end with a mixture of sun and high clouds. Temperatures will make it into the mid 60s for most, but could potentially stay a little lower if thicker clouds filter out... more »
  • Patchwork of laws poses legal quicksand for fantasy sports

    November 11, 2015 3:13 PM

    SEATTLE - The New York attorney general's decision that daily fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are illegal gambling operations is a blow to the companies, but the industry could have more legal headaches yet to come. The sites have been doing business in a number of states where... more »
  • Ohio State QB Barrett pleads guilty to impaired driving

    November 10, 2015 9:57 AM

    COLUMBUS, OH.- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has pleaded guilty to a count of driving while impaired and been sentenced to a three-day alcohol education program and fined $400. The 20-year-old Barrett apologized Tuesday to his family and Ohio State fans in a brief statement at a hearing in Columbus... more »
  • University of Missouri president resigns over racial tensions

    November 9, 2015 7:01 AM

    COLUMBIA, Mo.- The president of the University of Missouri System says he is resigning amid student criticism of his handling of racial issues. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the... more »
  • Louisiana Tech routs North Texas 56-13

    November 7, 2015 8:53 PM

    RUSTON - Kenneth Dixon ran for a career-best six touchdowns as Louisiana Tech routed North Texas 56-13 on Saturday night. Dixon rushed for 195 yards on 22 carries for the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 Conference USA). Jeff Driskel threw for 296 yards and was intercepted once. Louisiana Tech went up 28-0... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette edges Georgia State 23-21

    November 7, 2015 6:28 PM

    ATLANTA - Stevie Artigue kicked a 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter after a failed Georgia State fake punt and Louisiana-Lafayette took a 23-21 victory on Saturday. Punter Wil Lutz, who missed two field-goal attempts, tried to pass on fourth-and-5 from the Georgia State 24, but the ball was... more »
  • No. 11 Florida holds off Vanderbilt 9-7, clinches SEC East

    November 7, 2015 5:02 PM

    GAINESVILLE - Austin Hardin's 43-yard field goal with 2:22 remaining helped No. 11 Florida beat pesky Vanderbilt 9-7 on Saturday and clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Order restored - barely. The Gators won the Eastern Division for the first time in 2009, and in coach Jim... more »
  • Fournette, Beckham Jr. respond to viral Alabama Banner

    November 7, 2015 3:54 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - The University of Alabama released a statement Saturday regarding the viral photo that showed Alabama fans displaying a banner that said, "Finish what Katrina Started." UA's Vice President of Student Affairs, David Grady, took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to ask the people of Tuscaloosa to welcome visitors... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Traveling Tigers send off check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2015 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tigers are heading to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide, and some faithful LSU fans are going to be right behind them. Friday morning, News 2's Josh Eachus met up with some members of the LSU Alumni Association at The Cook Hotel to find... more »
  • 9-year-old who died after football practice had heart defect

    November 5, 2015 11:41 AM

    POMEROY - A coroner says a 9-year-old Ohio boy who collapsed at a youth football practice died as the result of a heart defect. The Meigs County sheriff's office says Wyatt Barber's death resulted from an abnormal left main coronary artery in his heart. He had no other injuries. A... more »
  • Football helmet sensors have LSU ahead of the game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2015 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers are using a cutting-edge technology to give back to the game of football. More than 20 LSU football players wear the gear during practice and in games on Saturdays. It's a way for athletic trainers to keep an eye on the Tigers. When LSU... more »
  • Patrick Wright preparing to call biggest game of season check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU women's basketball team got ready for their game Wednesday night, the man who has been calling the plays for years has more than basketball on his mind. Patrick Wright is filling in for Jim Hawthorne Saturday night. Hawthorne will miss his first football... more »
  • Fournette's jersey auction begins Saturday

    November 3, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The auction for LSU running back Leonard Fournette's game jersey, that he wore during LSU's win over South Carolina begins Saturday. Fournette announced after the game in October , he would auction the jersey to raise money for South Carolina flood vicitms. Record rainfall prompted flooding... more »
  • Couple married for 50 years, roots for LSU & Alabama

    November 3, 2015 5:30 PM

    GONZALES - A couple married for 50 years has learned to accept their differences, even when it comes to college football. While Eddie Mendel roots for the Tigers, his wife Cathy is a hardcore Crimson Tide fan. "Between Alabama and LSU, that's the only thing we've ever really... more »
  • LSU hypes up for toughest November in SEC

    November 3, 2015 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend the Tigers begin working through the meatiest portion of their conference schedule, and the toughest November slate of any SEC team. In order No. 4 LSU (7-0) faces Alabama (7-1), Arkansas (4-4), Ole Miss (7-2), and Texas A&M (6-2). All except Arkansas are ranked... more »
  • Panthers outlast Colts in OT to stay unbeaten

    November 3, 2015 9:42 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Carolina Panthers remain the NFC's only unbeaten team, but they needed overtime to stay that way. Graham Gano drilled a 52-yard field goal at 9:38 of overtime to give the 7-0 Panthers a 29-26 win over Indianapolis. Both teams traded field goals on their first two possessions... more »
  • 'Voice of the Tigers' Jim Hawthorne to miss Alabama game

    November 2, 2015 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Athletics officials said Jim Hawthorne, the Voice of the Tigers, will miss the first LSU football game of his 35-year career Saturday due to health issues. The university said Hawthorne is still recovering from a successful medical procedure he had late last week. He's expected to... more »
  • Bucs beat Falcons 23-20 in overtime after blowing big lead

    November 1, 2015 5:05 PM

    ATLANTA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bounced back after blowing a 17-point lead, getting a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth in overtime to beat the mistake-prone Atlanta Falcons 23-20 on Sunday. Matt Ryan tied the game for the Falcons (6-2) on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones with... more »
  • 16-year-old LSU superfan Sid Ortis dies after battle with cancer

    October 31, 2015 3:38 PM

    BIRMINGHAM– LSU Tiger nation lost a very special fan to cancer Saturday morning. Sid Ortis, a 16-year-old LSU Tiger fan from Birmingham, Ala. died Saturday morning after battling cancer that had spread across his body. Sid’s mother, Lynn Ortis, broke the news on Facebook writing, “Today around 7:24... more »
  • LSU announces 2016 SEC football schedule

    October 29, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers announced their 2016 slate of Southeastern Conference games Thursday afternoon. All 14 schools in the SEC released their schedules for the upcoming season today. LSU will open SEC play on Sept. 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium. They’ll take off to... more »
  • Return TDs show why long field-goal tries remain risky

    October 29, 2015 5:44 PM

    The improbable finish to the Georgia Tech-Florida State game has turned into a teaching opportunity at practice fields across the country. FSU lined up to try a 56-yard field goal with just seconds left. Instead, the Yellow Jackets returned the miss for a winning touchdown. It provides one... more »
  • LSU, Alabama set for Saturday night kickoff

    October 27, 2015 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The top-10 showdown between LSU and Alabama on Nov. 7 will kick off at 7 p.m. The No. 4 Tigers and the No. 7 Crimson Tide meet in an SEC West showdown with the divisional lead and, possibly, a College Football Playoff spot on the line. LSU is... more »
  • Tigers, Tide to meet in primetime

    October 26, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The annual meeting between SEC Western Division superpowers LSU and Alabama is scheduled to appear in primetime on Nov. 7. The SEC and CBS announced the 7 p.m. kickoff time Monday. It'll be the sixth-straight time the Tigers and Crimson Tide have met under the bright... more »
  • SLU runs past Houston Baptist 22-7

    October 24, 2015 6:26 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kody Sutton rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries and D'Shaie Landor passed for 167 yards and one score as Southeastern Louisiana ran past Houston Baptist 22-7 on Saturday. Southeastern Louisiana (4-3, 3-2 Southland Conference), which totaled 455 yards (288 rushing) while limiting the Huskies to 199... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • Viral video makes football super fan famous around town check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2015 10:27 PM

    ALBANY - Memories made on a football field Thursday night were relived all day Friday. Kyle Stewart, an 8th grader at Albany Middle School, was made an honorary team captain and later, as the team fought for a win, the coach put him in the game and he made... more »
  • High expectations going into LSU vs Florida check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2015 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been an eventful week for No. 6 LSU and No. 8 Florida, and is stacking up to be an even-more eventful weekend. LSU is coming off an unexpected home game after they hosted South Carolina due to flooding in that state. While crowds were much... more »
  • MUST WATCH: Last call in 35 year career is one no one will forget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2015 1:29 AM

    ALBANY - Memories were made on a football field Thursday night. First, a coach calling the last plays of his career. Then, an unexpected player making a touchdown. Kyle Stewart is in a motorized wheelchair. He hasn't missed many of the Albany Middle Hornets football games. Fans... more »
  • Devon Gales hitting rehabilitation efforts hard

    October 15, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Injured Southern Jaguars football player, Devon Gales, continues to exhibit the same kind of grit he brought to the practice and gameday gridiron at The Bluffs, but the new fans he's impressing are hospital officials and staff at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center. Less than a month has... more »
  • In tweet, Old Ball Coach offered job coaching in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Old Ball Coach has an offer on the table for a new job since he abruptly retired from college football Monday. At Dunham High, the football coach said he has a position on his offensive line for Steve Spurrier. When Spurrier announced his retirement, he... more »
  • SI cover compares Fournette to football greats

    October 13, 2015 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports Illustrated featured LSU running back Leonard Fournette on their cover this week, highlighting his efforts to lead LSU to a 5-0 start while also bringing back up a controversial question. "As a sophomore, Fournette now faces the intriguing option of sitting out his junior season... more »
  • Spurrier steps down, takes blame for USC's slide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2015 12:23 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier told reporters Tuesday he is resigning as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks after the team's 0-4 conference start in the SEC. "I'm stepping aside," Spurrier said. "I think it's the best thing for South Carolina football." Spurrier said he felt it... more »
  • Fournette: 'I'm happy' with plans to donate jersey sales proceeds Play Video

    October 12, 2015 11:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - During player interviews Monday night, LSU's Leonard Fournette briefly mentioned his plan to sell his purple jersey worn during Saturday's game and donate the proceeds to charity. "I'm happy," Fournette said of how plans have unfolded. Fournette announced he wanted to auction his jersey in a... more »
  • USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave

    October 12, 2015 5:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave. Athletic director Pat Haden announced his decision Monday in a brief statement. Sarkisian was put on indefinite leave on Sunday after the school determined he wasn't in condition to lead practice.... more »
  • LSU's Pocic, Guice pick up SEC honors

    October 12, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference named LSU center Ethan Pocic and running back Derrius Guice for two player of the week awards after the Tigers' win over South Carolina. The SEC tapped Pocic as Offensive Lineman of the Week, while Guice was named Freshman of the Week. ... more »
  • Couple won't make wedding guests choose between nuptials, LSU game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's common knowledge that football fans or people with friends for football fans plan big events when LSU is out of town or has a bye-week. So, When SEC officials announced Tiger Stadium would be hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend, some people scrambled to... more »
  • Saints' top draft choice Peat ready for likely first start

    October 9, 2015 4:35 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says the club is "looking at" playing first-round draft choice Andrus Peat at left tackle on Sunday in Philadelphia. Terron Armstead normally starts at that spot, but he has not practiced this week after playing through a knee injury in last... more »
  • Special greetings, deals planned to welcome S. Carolina fans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When University of South Carolina fans arrive in Baton Rouge for this weekend's game against LSU, they'll find special greetings prepared to give them a warm Louisiana welcome. The Convention and Visitor's Bureau said Lamar Advertising will use electronic billboards around Baton Rouge to display special... more »
  • Events being shuffled for sudden LSU home game

    October 8, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As goes LSU, so goes much of Baton Rouge. Many different events happening around the campus and the city Saturday either had to cancel their plans or shuffle times around after the university announced they would host the Tigers' game against the University of South Carolina... more »
  • ESPN to carry LSU vs USC on Saturday

    October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff and television times have been finalized for Saturday's game at LSU. LSU said ESPN will televise their game against South Carolina Saturday in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff will air on ESPN. Details: http://t.co/2UxzPV8LPd Tickets: http://t.co/DDOu2XrChx pic.twitter.com/6WtlFtPavz —... more »
  • Slow start to ticket sales for Saturday's LSU, USC game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- General admission tickets for this weekend's LSU football game are on sale to the general public. Saturday's game against South Carolina was originally supposed to be played in Columbia, but was moved to Tiger Stadium due to historic flooding conditions throughout the state of South Carolina. Tickets... more »
  • Golden Band planning to play USC alma mater Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tiger Band is practicing a few different notes to help South Carolina fans feel at home Saturday. Director of Athletic Bands/Director of the "Golden Band from Tigerland" Roy King says he called the band director at USC to get the sheet music to their alma... more »
  • LSU ticket sales going to South Carolina check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said ticket proceeds from Saturday's game against the University of South Carolina will be given to that school, after LSU covers its own expenses for hosting the matchup. The university said tickets for the game this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. will be released in waves,... more »
  • LSU says USC game to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Play Video

    October 7, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and the University of South Carolina said Wednesday they will move this weekend's game to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge due to historic flooding happening in South Carolina. LSU Football posted on Twitter that kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. #LSU vs.... more »

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