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  • SEC delivers $100,000 check for LSU employees impacted by flood

    February 24, 2017 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – University officials say the Southeastern Conference has given LSU $100,000 to assist university employees impacted by August’s historic flooding. A statement from the university said the donation was made to the LSU Employee Assistance Fund, which was established by LSU President F. King Alexander in August.... more »
  • TOPS cuts may continue through next year Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Edwards' administration proposed a state budget Thursday that keeps the cuts to the TOPS scholarship program intact. In the proposal, students would only receive 70 percent of their scholarships beginning fall 2017. It's the same amount students are receiving this year after lawmakers cut the program... more »
  • LSU Football announces homecoming, special events plans

    February 22, 2017 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU's game against Troy on Sept. 30 will serve as the 2017 Homecoming contest for the Tigers. Troy will also serve as the “Purple Game” for the Tigers as LSU will wear its purple jerseys for the game against the Trojans. As part of the “Purple... more »
  • Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

    February 21, 2017 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronnie Johnson scored 17 points and Auburn snapped a three-game skid with a 98-75 victory over reeling LSU on Tuesday night. LSU (9-18, 1-14 Southeastern Conference) tied a school record with its 14th straight loss. LSU allowed 90 points for the 10th time this season as coach... more »
  • WATCH: Paratroopers jump into the Box as LSU welcomes military, baseball season Play Video

    February 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team opens its 2017 season on Friday in Alex Box Stadium against Air Force Academy. The Tigers will meet Air Force at 7 p.m. on Friday before taking on Army West Point at 4 p.m. on Saturday. LSU and Air Force will conclude... more »
  • Student body presidents express concern over threats to higher education

    February 16, 2017 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a plea to the governor, the Council of Student Body Presidents expressed their concern over "constant cuts" to higher education. More than 30 student body presidents from Louisiana schools, including Louisiana State University and Southern University, issued a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards and... more »
  • LSU's Etling named vice-chair of SEC leadership council

    February 16, 2017 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Danny Etling has been elected as the vice-chair of the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, the league announced Thursday. Etling joins Kentucky's Greg Hart, who was selected to serve as chair for the group, as the two elected leaders of the football council. Etling... more »
  • Arden Key taking time away from LSU football for 'personal reasons'

    February 15, 2017 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Head coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday that Sophomore linebacker Arden Key has decided to take time away from football for “personal reasons.” “We fully support Arden in his decision and look to welcoming him back home to the Tiger family at the appropriate time,” Orgeron said.... more »
  • Quarterback Brandon Harris is leaving LSU

    February 13, 2017 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Brandon Harris says he is leaving LSU. In a statement shared on Twitter Monday, Harris said LSU head coach Ed Orgeron gave him a full release and he will transfer away from LSU. “I look forward to finishing school and graduating and finding... more »
  • Arkansas rallies to beat LSU 78-70

    February 11, 2017 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dusty Hannahs and Daryl Macon scored 17 points each and Arkansas rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat LSU 78-70 on Saturday night. The Razorbacks (18-7, 7-5 SEC) trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half and took control of the game with... more »
  • LSU softball to open 2017 season at Tiger Classic

    February 10, 2017 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team, ranked number 4, opens the 2017 regular season on Friday afternoon to take part in the Tiger Classic. The Tigers will take on McNeese State, Oklahoma State and Penn State at Tiger Park Friday through Sunday. The team returns with Head... more »
  • LSU baseball voted to win SEC Western Division

    February 9, 2017 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU and Florida baseball teams were voted to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference baseball championship based on the annual league coaches preseason poll released on Thursday. The teams are voted on by the league's 14 head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their... more »
  • LSU's Ed Orgeron introduces new assistant coaches Play Video

    February 9, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron introduced two new assistant coaches joining the program for the 2017 season. At a 10 a.m. press conference, Orgeron introduced new wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph and running backs coach Tommie Robinson. The two men replace Jabbar Juluke and... more »
  • 16 teens charged after 'drinking party' busted in LSU greenhouse

    February 9, 2017 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say 16 teens were issued a misdemeanor summons for criminal trespassing after busting a midnight "drinking party" inside a university greenhouse Saturday. University officials say on Feb. 4, police saw two girls in the X109 Parking Lot around midnight. While questioning the women, two... more »
  • LSU Law Center to host panel on travel ban

    February 6, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Law Center will host a panel discussion on the travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. The ban prohibits citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days, bans all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely... more »
  • Gilder, Williams lead Texas A&M to 85-73 win over LSU

    February 4, 2017 11:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Admon Gilder had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists and Robert Williams scored a season-high 18 to lead Texas A&M to an 85-73 victory against LSU on Saturday. JC Hampton added 15 points, DJ Hogg had 11 and Tyler Davis had 10. After falling behind by... more »
  • 5 times in 5 weeks, more arrests made for trespassing in Tiger Stadium

    February 4, 2017 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – For the fifth time in just as many weeks, someone was arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium. University spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed to WBRZ that five male juveniles were caught in Tiger Stadium around 1:41 p.m. Saturday. The individuals were charged with unauthorized entry into a... more »
  • Man accused of filming inside bathroom at LSU track meet

    February 4, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for allegedly taking unwanted photos and videos of people in a men's restroom Friday. An athlete informed a security officer Friday afternoon that a man wearing all black clothes was taking the unwanted photos in a men's restroom during an LSU Track... more »
  • LSU to begin search for contractors to grow medical marijuana Play Video

    February 3, 2017 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will begin taking offers from contractors to produce marijuana for the state for medical purposes. The marijuana-growing operation is estimated to cost $10 million and will be paid for by the contractor. "We're looking for somebody who will be able to provide the quality... more »
  • Traffic fix coming to LSU area Play Video

    February 2, 2017 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU area will soon see some traffic improvements on West Parker Boulevard towards Burbank Drive. Mike Olsen, construction engineer for the City of Baton Rouge says the area was in need of a change. “ I’ve been out here in the afternoons and its... more »
  • Tigerland apartment destroyed in fire

    January 31, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A unit at the Cambridge Apartments complex in Tigerland was destroyed by a fire Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 1221 Bob Pettit Blvd early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, four surrounding units took damage as well. No injuries were... more »
  • LSU football signees to appear on 25 billboards for National Signing Day

    January 31, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will promote its 2017 football signees on billboards in four states to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. LSU football will have players on 25 billboards in six cities, including eight in the Baton Rouge area and five in New Orleans. LSU football... more »
  • LSU library targeted for demolition in new campus plan

    January 31, 2017 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials are considering a plan to demolish the crumbling and architecturally mismatched Middleton Library in order to return the campus' iconic Quadrangle to its original state by creating a courtyard park. Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors voiced their excitement Friday after receiving a presentation... more »
  • OU students arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium

    January 29, 2017 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say two University of Oklahoma students have been arrested for breaking into Tiger Stadium Sunday afternoon. Around noon Sunday, LSU Police responded to a report of two men trespassing inside the stadium. The two men attempted to run away when officers made contact with... more »
  • AgCenter: Late planting, August floods hurt sweet potatoes

    January 29, 2017 11:59 AM

    MANSURA - The LSU AgCenter says late planting and August floods hurt Louisiana's sweet potato harvest, cutting the yield from 450 bushels an acre in 2015 to 290 bushels per acre last year. Extension Associate Myrl Systrunk told the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association on Jan. 18 in Mansura that the... more »
  • LSU to retire Todd Walker's No. 12 jersey

    January 26, 2017 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will retire the jersey of All-American second baseman Todd Walker at Alex Box Stadium Friday, April 14. The LSU Hall of Fame Committee unanimously approved the retirement of Walker’s jersey in May. Walker, a Bossier City native, is only the 11th LSU athlete or... more »
  • Man arrested for stalking woman on LSU's campus

    January 26, 2017 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for stalking a woman while on LSU's campus. Police arrested 31-year-old Nicholas Xenakis on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 4 p.m. when LSU Police officers were contacted about a man following a woman on campus. The woman stated that... more »
  • LSU's Spring Game set for April 22, practice to start March 11

    January 24, 2017 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will play its annual National L Club Spring Game on Saturday, Apr. 22 in Tiger Stadium. Details about the game and on-campus events leading up the game will be announced at a later time. Additionally, the Tigers return to practice for their first spring... more »
  • LSU ranks fourth in Baseball American preseason poll

    January 23, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team is ranked fourth in the 2017 Baseball America preseason poll. The poll was released on Monday and marks the Tigers' fourth Top 5 preseason ranking. LSU is ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game preseason polls. Additionally, the Tigers are... more »
  • Pounds of marijuana stuffed in YETI cooler seized in drug bust

    January 21, 2017 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man faces felony drug charges after narcotics agents seized three pounds of marijuana stuffed in a YETI cooler at his apartment complex Friday. Arrest records say 20-year-old Brett Labasse was charged with distribution/manufacturing of schedule one drugs. According to the... more »
  • LSU remembers championships in Georgia Dome as venue hosts final game

    January 21, 2017 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host its final football game Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons face-off against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship Game. The LSU Tigers have had some fond memories inside the Georgia Dome, having won four Southeastern Conference titles in... more »
  • LSU football dismisses Travonte Valentine

    January 19, 2017 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron announced Thursday that nose guard Travonte Valentine has been dismissed from the team. According to a statement released Thursday morning, Valentine was dismissed due to violating team rules. “At this point in time, Travonte is no longer part of... more »
  • High water closes roads across Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and other parish officials are urging motorists to use caution when driving across the Baton Rouge area Thursday. “We are urging caution as drivers travel on our highways as there is high water and flooding in some areas,” Broome said. Several... more »
  • Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory

    January 19, 2017 12:22 AM

    AUBURN, Ala. - T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night. Auburn (12-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) lost most of a 15-point second-half lead before regrouping. Auburn, which had lost four of its last five games, had five... more »
  • Second break-in reported at Tiger Stadium this month

    January 17, 2017 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A break-in was reported at Tiger Stadium this weekend, according to LSU officials. LSU officers were dispatched to the stadium in reference to a burglary on Sunday morning. Officials say that unknown individuals gained entry into the stadium between 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics ranked second after two weeks

    January 16, 2017 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With two of the four highest team scores in the country two weeks into the 2017 season, the LSU gymnastics team is No. 2 in the latest RoadToNationals.com rankings released Monday. The Tigers are 2-0 overall after a 197.575 - 197.100 victory over No. 4 Alabama.... more »
  • Coates leads No. 5 South Carolina past LSU, 84-61

    January 15, 2017 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alaina Coates had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 5 South Carolina again overcame the absence of All-American A'ja Wilson, beating LSU 84-61 on Sunday. Coates scored 18 of her points in the first half - eight of those from the free throw line - en... more »
  • Collins scores 24, Alabama beats LSU, 81-66, with late surge

    January 14, 2017 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Corban Collins scored a season-high 24 points against the school where he began his college career and Alabama defeated reeling LSU 81-66 on Saturday. Collins, a post-graduate transfer who spent his freshman season with the Tigers in 2012-13 and played at Morehead State for two seasons, was... more »
  • Malachi Dupre will enter the NFL Draft

    January 13, 2017 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football wide receiver Malachi Dupre officially announced Friday that he was leaving for the NFL draft. Dupre made the announcement by posting a video on Twitter. The video includes a statement where Dupre wished well to the LSU football team. " I want to... more »
  • LSU baseball team ranks second in Perfect Game poll

    January 11, 2017 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU baseball team was ranked second in the 2017 Perfect Game preseason poll released Wednesday. The ranking marks the second No. 2 ranking in the past three weeks. The team is also ranked second in the Collegiate Baseball poll that was announced in late December.... more »
  • LSU allows fewest touchdowns in the nation for 2016 season

    January 10, 2017 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Monday night's CFP national championship game, LSU has overtaken Alabama as the team to allow the fewest touchdowns for the entire 2016 season. Clemson scored five touchdowns in a 35-31 win over Alabama in the championship game, knocking them from the top spot. LSU... more »
  • 20-year-old LSU student killed after struck by train in Tuscaloosa

    January 10, 2017 10:31 AM

    TUSCALOOSA – A 20-year-old LSU student was hit by a train early Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. According to ABC 33 in Birmingham, Katie Keogh was walking with several others on 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa when they tried to beat a Norfolk Southern train. According to the Associated Press, pedestrians... more »
  • LSU's Jamal Adams will enter NFL draft

    January 6, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU football All-American safety Jamal Adams says he is going pro. Adams made the announcement that he was entering the NFL draft at LSU Football operations Friday morning. Adams started all 12 games for LSU’s defense in the 2016 season, earning First Team All American... more »
  • Vandals deface grass at LSU's Tiger Stadium Play Video

    January 4, 2017 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Vandals defaced the turf at Tiger Stadium in an overnight attack that may have lasted as long as 65 minutes. A crime log for LSU Police shows a report of a burglary at the stadium at 11:25 Tuesday night. A published “incident end date/time” stamp seems... more »
  • Report: Pistol's Atlanta jersey to be retired

    January 4, 2017 4:03 PM

    ATLANTA – The city's basketball team will retire the jersey of LSU great “Pistol” Pete Maravich according to reports published Wednesday. Maravich played for the Atlanta Hawks from 1970-74 and wore No. 44. Pistol Pete also played for the New Orleans/Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics. He retired in... more »
  • Championship memorabilia stolen from former LSU player's home

    January 3, 2017 12:21 PM

    SHREVEPORT – A former LSU football player took to social media after being robbed of several items of championship memorabilia in hopes of finding the person responsible. Seth Fruge, a walk-on player of the LSU football team from 2009 to 2013, posted on Facebook Monday night that he had... more »
  • Residents on Burbank stuck in smelly sewage situation Play Video

    January 2, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents living in an apartment complex just south of LSU are suffering through quite the stench. Sewage backed up into some of the apartments off of Burbank Drive, and it's causing the smell. With heavy rainfall the past few days, the problem has gotten... more »
  • Hometown eyes on Derrius Guice for Citrus Bowl breakout Play Video

    December 30, 2016 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Just off LSU’s campus, down Nicholson Drive, sits the Campus Cuts Barber Shop. The autographed photos on the walls is the place where student athletes get their hair styled and sides trimmed. Derrius Guice has been coming there for years. And the barbers are some... more »
  • Craig Victor II dismissed from LSU Basketball team

    December 29, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Craig Victor II was dismissed from the LSU men’s basketball team, according to a statement released by the university Thursday. Head coach Johnny Jones said Victor was dismissed for a violation of team rules. The statement did not say specify which team rules were violated. ... more »
  • LSU Health: $6.4M contract to clean vacant Charity Hospital

    December 24, 2016 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Early next year, crews will begin cleaning out the art deco public hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans tells WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/2hQRQe4 ) that it has awarded a $6.4 million contract to clean Charity Hospital. Spokeswoman Leslie... more »
  • LSU designated among the nation's bicycle-friendly campuses

    December 18, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has been named one of the nation's bicycle-friendly colleges by the League of American Bicyclists. Across the country, 164 colleges and universities have the designation from the five-year-old program. In recent years, LSU has closed off some of the interior parts of its Baton Rouge campus... more »
  • LSU's Fournette says he's sitting out the Citrus Bowl

    December 16, 2016 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette will not play another game at LSU. Fournette addressed the media Friday afternoon at LSU Football Ops. “I wouldn’t want to be at any other school,” Fournette said. “LSU is forever in my heart.” Leonard Fournette: "I wouldn't want to be... more »
  • Report: LSU rated best value for students in the state

    December 16, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU was rated as the best value among universities in Louisiana and the highest rated public university in the state. The university was rated as having the best value for students by SmartAsset , a financial technology company. Additionally, LSU was ranked 65 among Kiplinger's Personal... more »
  • Louisiana colleges spared some cuts for now

    December 15, 2016 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana colleges took a lighter hit to their budgets Thursday than state lawmakers had feared a month earlier. Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget recognized a $312 million mid-year budget cut at the capitol and higher education took a $12 million hit. In November,... more »
  • LSU student shot after finding intruder in Lee Drive apartment

    December 14, 2016 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An LSU student was shot after attempting to confront an intruder in his apartment just a few miles from LSU's campus. The incident happened around 4:00 p.m. at the Place Du Plantier Apartments on Lee Drive. Police say the victim arrived at his apartment and... more »
  • Police presence seen at university apartments after shots fired reported

    December 8, 2016 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police presence was seen at an apartment complex near LSU University on Thursday afternoon following a report that shots were fired. Police responded to University Crescent apartments on Burbank, however according to police, the report of shots fired may have been from a BB gun.... more »
  • LSU's Dave Aranda to get 3-year, $5.5 million contract

    December 7, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda will get a three-year, $5.5 million contract from LSU that also includes him associate head coach. The agreement runs through Mar. 31 2020 and includes a first-year salary of $1.8 million followed by $1.85 million and then $1.9 million. Aranda will... more »
  • LSU halfway through allotted 9,500 tickets to Citrus Bowl

    December 7, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - University officials say LSU has sold 4,200 of its allotted 9,500 tickets to the Citrus Bowl against Louisville. The 20th-ranked Tigers and the 15th-ranked Cardinals meet on Dec. 31. The Advocate reports the flashy matchup between LSU's stiff defense and Louisville's potential Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson... more »
  • LSU Lakes resident threatens to shoot burglars Play Video

    December 6, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Walking down the clean and quiet streets of the Hillsdale neighborhood in Southdowns, one might not expect to see the ominous sign sticking out of Pat Anderson's front lawn. "Robbed again for the fourth time. Unless you want to meet my gun, don't make it a fifth,"... more »
  • LSU to face Louisville in Citrus Bowl Play Video

    December 4, 2016 3:21 PM

    ORLANDO - The LSU Tigers will face No. 13 Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31. Florida Citrus Sports' Chairman Harold Mills made the announcement Sunday afternoon. The game will be the first time LSU will play Louisville. "Looking forward to spending New Year's... more »
  • LSU's '07 BCS crystal football to stay 'where it belongs' after $22,500 purchase

    December 3, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Waterford Crystal football claimed to be awarded to former LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman after the 2007 BCS National Championship was sold for $22,500 at an auction overnight Saturday. ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell tweeted Saturday afternoon that Bertman was selling his trophy through... more »
  • LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White writes letter to LSU fans

    December 2, 2016 6:09 PM

    Dear LSU, As I write this, I'm preparing for my last week of school which means final exams at this awesome place that I now call home. You have no idea what being able to call you home for the past four years has done for my life.... more »
  • LSU, other universities awarded federal funds to study traffic issues

    December 2, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will lead a 'consortium of universities' to establish a regional center to study how new technologies can be used to make transportation systems smarter. LSU official announced that the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, (Tran-SET), will receive $2,470,600 for the current fiscal year. “LSU... more »
  • Stressed LSU students break 'project your grade' website before finals

    December 2, 2016 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officials say students stressing over final exams Friday broke an online feature that allows students to see their final grades. “We had to turn off the ‘project your final grade’ feature as too many inquiries broke Moodle this morning. #CantMakeThisUp,” LSU IT Services shared on... more »
  • Orgeron to collect $675,000 cash for being interim head coach

    December 1, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will pay Ed Orgeron a lump sum of $675,000 for serving as interim head football coach for most of the season. Details of the compensation were revealed in the upcoming LSU Board of Supervisors agenda. The board meets seven times a year. Before being... more »

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