September 22, 2014 5:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is promising to monitor the purchase of plane tickets more carefully after an Inspector General's report showed the flagship university wasted $123,000 on unused airfare over the period of two-and-half years.
The school wasn't the only state agency that was targeted in the report. The... more »
September 21, 2014 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU tumbled 10 spots in the coaches poll and 9 in the AP poll after their 34-29 loss to Mississippi State Saturday night.
Mississippi State, previously unranked in both polls, jumped to No. 14 and No. 16 in the AP poll and coaches poll respectively.
... more »
September 20, 2014 8:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - Brandon Harris threw two late touchdown passes to Malachi Dupre but a Hail Mary on the final play fell short, and Mississippi State upset #8 LSU at home 34-29.
Dak Prescott found ways to create, and capitalize, on scoring opportunities as Mississippi State built a 34-16... more »
September 16, 2014 11:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for their SEC opener against Mississippi State, the defensive players say Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott has their full attention and utmost respect.
Prescott is currently 4th in the SEC in yards per game, accounting for 323 yards per game in his... more »
September 16, 2014 11:45 AM
STARKVILLE, MS - Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly. The Bulldogs have lost 14 in a row in the series dating back to 1999 and 21 of 22 since the Southeastern Conference split into two divisions in 1992. The dubious stretch has featured a... more »
September 15, 2014 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - A team from LSU is hoping to break the record for the number of birds they can identify in one day.
The group has been practicing their technique for years, sometimes around Baton Rouge. Glenn Seeholzer and Mike Harvey are LSU graduate students headed to Peru... more »
September 15, 2014 10:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU said Monday, they responded to calls of a large fight on the Parade Grounds as people were tailgating ahead of the ULM game Saturday.
The fight was recorded by a man who appeared to be taking a "selfie" video with the fight in the... more »
September 15, 2014 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers continue to move up in the rankings, but they've got plenty of company from their division as five teams from the SEC West are currently ranked among the top 10 teams in the country.
With Alabama at #3, Auburn at #5, Texas A&M... more »
September 15, 2014 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - An exhibit marking 100 years of the Cooperative Extension Service in Louisiana will open at the LSU Hill Memorial Library on Sept. 22. The exhibit will include historical documents regarding LSU president Thomas Boyd and the establishment of cooperative extension at LSU, photos from early extension agent... more »
September 14, 2014 1:39 PM
South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15. The SEC had eight teams ranked for the third straight week and five teams in the top 10... more »
September 14, 2014 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning in Tigerland after the LSU football game against ULM.
Witnesses tell News 2 that there were football players in the area at the time, but police say they weren't involved with the shooting or injured.
Officials... more »
September 13, 2014 6:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers extended their record of consecutive non-conference wins to 48 in a row, beating Lousiana Monroe 31-0 Saturday night.
LSU freshmen scored three touchdowns on the ground, including a 24 yard touchdown run from Leonard Fournette to make the score 24-0 over ULM in... more »
September 12, 2014 9:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans and the sounds of a game in Tiger Stadium are getting louder, especially with the addition of the new end zone.
About 100,000 people packed the stadium last Saturday. The additional fans and the new sound blew created noise that blew people away. But,... more »
September 12, 2014 4:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation wants your input on how to improve the quality of the Baton Rouge Lakes.
With the quality of the shallow lakes diminishing, the foundation hired a landscape architecture firm to lead a master plan to improve the lakes. The planners will... more »
September 12, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's proposed three-year extension has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The board approved the extension without discussion at its September meeting on Friday. The extension comes without a raise for Alleva, who has been LSU's AD since 2008. It will... more »
September 10, 2014 9:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - If you want to see what it means to start a season, look no further than Derrius Guice.
The Catholic High running back taking the Bears first offensive play of the year 51 yards to the house.
That would only begin the night for this... more »
September 10, 2014 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - A new 3D printer may give an edge to budding businesses on LSU's south campus.
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center in LSU's Innovation Park serves as an incubator for entrepreneurs and small businesses. If you can dream it up and build it on a computer... more »
September 10, 2014 2:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- An arraignment date for LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has been scheduled for Oct. 14. Mills is charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, for allegedly striking a woman in a May incident at his apartment complex. He plans to plead not guilty. Mills' court date is the Tuesday... more »
September 9, 2014 11:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has been in these types of games before and they've lost these types of games before, which is why when Louisiana Monroe comes to Death Valley on Saturday, they will have the Tigers full attention.
While some fans might bemoan a second-straight non power 5... more »
September 9, 2014 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of the two-day Career Expo at the LSU Olinde Career Center designed to connect students of various majors with industry recruiters.
The Expo got underway at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and will run through 3:30... more »
September 9, 2014 11:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU is ranked in the top tier for "Best National Universities" and comes in ranked 63rd overall among public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges.
While LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander said he was pleased with... more »
September 9, 2014 10:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - A former LSU football player has been arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend, then taking her cellphone so she could not call for help. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment late Sunday night after the girlfriend of 25-year-old DeAngelo Peterson reported that he... more »
September 8, 2014 11:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team played 16 freshmen against Sam Houston State, a record under Les Miles' tenure, and it appears there's no turning back from the Tigers' youth movement this season.
Four freshmen scored touchdowns against the Bearkats and while Les Miles called it a "productive... more »
September 8, 2014 4:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - With thousands of cars traveling through LSU, student government wants the university to install more license plate recognition cameras around campus.
The systems would take a picture of every car's license plate when entering and leaving campus. Student Government President Clay Tufts says more cameras would... more »
September 7, 2014 2:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU climbed the rankings ladder after their blowout win over Sam Houston St. Saturday night.
The Tigers move up to No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 9 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Last week, LSU was 12 in both polls.
LSU moved ahead... more »
September 6, 2014 6:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU scored touchdowns on its first 5 offensive possessions, several young players scored their first career touchdowns for LSU, and the LSU Tigers earned their first home win of the season as they beat Sam Houston State Saturday night.
Travin Dural has caught 3 touchdown passes... more »
September 6, 2014 6:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say a girl lied about a battery on campus some time before kickoff of the LSU game.
Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSU police, tells News 2 that the girl accused the man of bumping into her and then grabbing her arm. She later said she... more »
September 5, 2014 10:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fans are ready for two home openers Saturday.
LSU and Southern both host teams at home and at both games parking is expected to be an issue. Officials at both universities advise fans to arrive early and have patience.
So, some people got a jump start.... more »
September 5, 2014 3:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - The work of famed "Blue Dog" artist George Rodrigue will benefit LSU's School of Music. Prior to his 2013 death, Rodrigue designed what he termed "Take Five," a work that features his iconic Blue Dog surrounded by lush vegetation and symbols of the "rich musical heritage of... more »
September 4, 2014 5:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU will implement several changes to game day parking and traffic starting this football season.
Tiger fans will no longer be able to park in the street along Nicholson Drive or Burbank Drive south of Skip Bertman Drive. In addition, a pedestrian buffer zone will be... more »
September 4, 2014 8:38 AM
NEW YORK - Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars." ABC on Thursday announced the 13 contestants for its fall round of the dancing competition. They also include talk-show host Tavis Smiley,... more »
September 4, 2014 8:19 AM
NEW YORK - Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo (3-1) pitched well in his Yankee Stadium debut, but the Boston Red Sox offense struggled in a 5-1 loss.
Plenty of friends and family were on hand to watch Ranuado, who was born in nearby New Jersey. The righty lasted 5... more »
September 1, 2014 1:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - The latest and greatest technology will be at the forefront of the improved experience LSU Tiger fans can expect as the university's efforts to improve overall fan experience gets underway this season.
New HD video screens and LED message boards are among the first improvements game... more »
August 31, 2014 11:12 PM
PORTLAND, OR (AP) - Former LSU Tiger Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final... more »
August 31, 2014 1:22 AM
HOUSTON - The LSU Tigers extended their FBS record winning streak in regular season non-conference games to 46 by rallying to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night.
For much of the first three quarters, a win did not seem like a likely outcome.
The Tigers, according to head... more »
August 30, 2014 11:26 AM
HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in... more »
August 29, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - As expected, LSU head coach will go with his more experienced player - Anthony Jennings - to start at quarterback for the Tigers season-opener against Wisconsin: the only question now is how will Jennings and Brandon Harris share playing time on Saturday against the Badgers?
Jennings... more »
August 29, 2014 3:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- The nightmare drive through the state's capital has begun; starting earlier than usual for many drivers Friday.
State traffic cameras show I-10 is clogged heading over the Mississippi River. Congestion builds near the bridge and is slow, if not stopped in a few areas, to Siegen Lane.... more »
August 29, 2014 9:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - CATS Touchdown Express will roll again for LSU home football games but with several changes due to new gameday traffic rules.
Capital Area Transit System buses will bring Tigers fans to Death Valley from several locations including Hollywood Casino, Hotel Indigo, Florida and I-10 underpass and... more »
August 28, 2014 4:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - With LSU football just two days away, many Tiger fans are packing up and heading to Houston for the matchup this weekend.
Tickets for the game online at StubHub range from $100 for seats in the 600 section to several hundred dollars for field level seating.... more »
August 27, 2014 6:30 PM
THIBODAUX - Deputies arrested a suspect responsible for a bomb threat made at Chabert Medical Center earlier this summer.
Authorities arrested Otrell Renae Every, 24, for calling the threat at the LSU Ochsner joint owned hospital in Terrebonne Parish.
Investigators found the bomb threat call was made from... more »
August 27, 2014 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums.
Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
August 26, 2014 11:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic headaches are an everyday reality for citizens of the Capital City, but tonight's informative event at Chelsea's Café will give an LSU expert a chance to break down the science of why the delays happen and what we can do to make the city move faster.... more »
August 25, 2014 9:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- The attorney for now former LSU alumni president Charlie Roberts likened a deal he is being sued for defaulting payment on to a prostitution agreement.
In court documents filed by Mary Olive Pierson, Pierson argues the agreement at the base of Kay Heath's lawsuit, is compensation for... more »
August 25, 2014 7:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Game week is a welcomed sight for the LSU Tigers, especially when it involves a big game early.
In recent years, LSU defeated North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU in primetime neutral-site openers.
Each of those years resulted in at least ten wins.
It's easy... more »
August 23, 2014 10:50 PM
CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season. The game matched traditional NCAA Football Championship Subdivision powerhouses. Eastern Washington is ranked first and... more »
August 22, 2014 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers have a good track record against mobile quarterbacks...which should come in handy in week one vs Wisconsin.
The Badgers named their starting quarterback Friday with Tanner McEvoy taking the reigns.
While he is 6'6" and 220 pounds, the transfer QB isn't afraid... more »
August 22, 2014 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for man responsible for a vehicle burglary on campus.
Police said someone broke into the victim's vehicle and took a credit card on Aug. 20.
Investigators said the card was later used at an off-campus business.
Anyone with information regarding... more »
August 21, 2014 10:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - An LSU student is preparing for mankind's next giant leap: a 2024 mission to Mars.
Mars One , a privately funded mission, hopes to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. Teams of four will depart every two years, designed to expand the human colony.
Randy... more »
August 21, 2014 7:05 PM
CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year.
Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
August 21, 2014 2:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... more »
August 21, 2014 10:41 AM
MARSHALL, TX - The Marshall school board has voted unanimously to name its high school football field house in honor of hometown sports legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle. Tittle is 87 and lives in Atherton, California. He was born and raised in the East Texas city,... more »
August 20, 2014 11:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - In the finale of the series, Sports 2's Brian Holland takes you behind the scenes and into the LSU equipment room to show you how the Tigers dress out for the big game.
While some teams like to use new, flashy uniforms, LSU leans towards a... more »
August 20, 2014 3:27 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools "have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction."... more »
August 19, 2014 7:07 PM
HAMMOND - The Southeastern football team has its sights set on an FCS championship this year, and their defense could get a big boost as three defensive backs from LSU have joined the team and will play this season.
Derrick Raymond, Micah Eugene and JQ Sandolph have all traded... more »
August 18, 2014 11:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chancellor King Alexander say Louisiana State University is creating a center to go after big federal and commercial contracts for applied technology. They say they expect the Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center to get $30 million in federal research contracts in its... more »
August 17, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Hailing from Texas as one of the best safety recruits in the country, LSU freshman Jamal Adams appears to be in line to continue the Tigers great run of elite defensive backs.
LSU head coach Les Miles has spoken highly of Adams, telling the media that... more »
August 17, 2014 1:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Associated Press came out with their preseason rankings Sunday, and LSU landed at No. 13. That's up one spot from last year's preseason rankings.
LSU's first opponent, Wisconsin, came in at No. 14. The two will start the season by playing each other in Houston... more »
August 16, 2014 11:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Zach Mettenberger was cheered as he stepped in front of a Louisiana crowd on a Louisiana field, but even he didn't expect such a warm ovation as the visiting quarterback when the Tennessee Titans faced the New Orleans Saints on Friday.
Mettenberger, the former LSU star... more »
August 16, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team held its second preseason scrimmage Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium and head coach Les Miles says he's starting to see the progress.
The Tigers ran roughly 120 snaps according to Miles, with the candidates for starting quarterback totalling 20 completions on 45... more »
August 15, 2014 6:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The new SEC Network highlighted its second day of operation Friday night by announcing the 18-game Southeastern Conference men's basketball schedules for the 14-team league, including the list of dates and games for Coach Johnny Jones and his LSU Tigers.
The schedule is highlighted by a... more »
August 15, 2014 3:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has tapped a former congressman who gave him one of his first jobs to be the newest member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Jindal's office announced Thursday that the Republican governor has appointed Jim McCrery, of Shreveport, to the 16-member governing board. McCrery... more »
August 13, 2014 4:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - At 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, the SEC Network will light up screens in Baton Rouge and across the nation as coverage of Southeastern Conference sports adopts a new schedule: 24/7/365.
The Aug. 14 launch comes after lengthy negotiations by TV service providers with intensive collaboration between... more »
August 11, 2014 6:29 AM
PONCHATOULA - Ponchatoula police are investigating the death of former LSU and University of New Orleans basketball player Matt Derenbecker. Police Chief Bry says Derenbecker was found dead Sunday morning in a pool at a friend's house. Layrisson says there appeared to be no foul play. An autopsy will be... more »
August 11, 2014 3:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price says soybean growers are finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops. At Mississippi State University, extension plant pathologist Tom Allen says it makes leaves turn yellow, orange-brown or mottled even though their veins remain green. He says... more »
August 7, 2014 9:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Coach Les Miles seems to be all for sweeping changes in top-tier college athletic conferences.
""I think it's imperative," he said. "I think there's an equity issue."
Thursday, the NCAA board of directors voted to restructure how schools and conferences govern themselves, prompting big changes... more »
August 7, 2014 7:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Justin Reid might have a famous last name, but he's out to create a name for himself during his senior football season at Dutchtown.
Sports 2's Brian Holland brings us the first installment of his series "The Future" and introduces us to the younger brother of... more »
August 7, 2014 7:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - The work of legendary sports illustrator Leroy Neiman is now on display in Baton Rouge.
The "Leroy Neiman: Action!" exhibit opened on August 2nd at the LSU Museum of Art. It features over eighty of his best drawings paintings and prints. Curator Katie Pfohl says Neiman... more »
August 7, 2014 12:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - They're the team behind the LSU football team, but their job is no less important.
The Tigers equipment team spends long days at the office preparing the equipment each team member will use during practice and on gamedays: they're also constantly updating their supplies.
Sports2's... more »
August 6, 2014 6:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- The president of the LSU Alumni Association, Dr. Charlie Roberts, is accused of giving a woman a job so she would maintain a sexual relationship with him, and then paying her monthly checks once she resigned.
According to the suit Kay Heath, a former employee of the... more »
August 5, 2014 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Jorian Baucom signed her National Letter of Intent with the LSU Tigers in February as one of the most feared striker recruits in the country in the Class of 2014, and she has already been recognized among the NCAA's top rookies as one of 11 players nationwide... more »