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  • Tony Benford named LSU men's basketball assistant coach

    March 28, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU head men's basketball coach, Will Wade, has named Tony Benford to serve as assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season. Benford comes to LSU after serving as the head coach at the University of North Texas and a career of more than 25 years in NCAA... more »
  • Two arrested after scuffle in LSU Student Union bathroom

    March 26, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men were arrested after an apparent brawl in a bathroom at the LSU Student Union Friday. According to arrest records, an officer was called to the LSU Student Union in reference to criminal damage to property around 7 p.m. The witness told the officer... more »
  • Exotic livestock: Slovakian students learn of gator farming

    March 25, 2017 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students from the Slovak University of Agriculture learned a bit about alligator farming and uses for 'gator hides during an eight-day visit to Louisiana State University. One visiting student, Lukás Sýkora, said he was surprised that an exotic predator could grow on a farm. The LSU AgCenter's... more »
  • Beloved cat with microchip went missing, adopted by another family Play Video

    March 24, 2017 6:49 PM

    ADDIS - A woman is distraught after finding out her missing cat has been adopted. The cat was microchipped but animal control told her it couldn't detect anything. Whitney Prudhomme adopted her two cats seven years ago. They were Christmas presents for her daughter. "They've been in my... more »
  • LSU introduces Will Wade as new men's basketball coach Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officially introduced newly hired men’s basketball coach Will Wade Wednesday afternoon. Wade left VCU to take over the LSU team after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. "Will Wade is a smart, energetic, and skilled individual," LSU athletic... more »
  • LSU abduction suspect identified by hat left in car Play Video

    March 17, 2017 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been charged in connection to a reported abduction near a sorority house on LSU's campus. Police have arrested 20-year-old Frank Herrera Jr. in connection to the incident, which occurred Wednesday. His bond was set at $475,000. Herrera was booked into East... more »
  • LSU students question safety following abduction Play Video

    March 16, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One day after LSU issued an alert that a student had been abducted, few additional details have been released, and some students find that concerning. LSU sent the initial alert to students just before midnight Wednesday. It said LSUPD was investigating a reported abduction by an armed... more »
  • New details: Abducted LSU student left on Government St. Play Video

    March 16, 2017 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU authorities are tight-lipped Thursday about a reported abduction at a "sorority area" late Wednesday night. Beyond the alert sent by the university's emergency alert system, few details are available. LSU Police issued an emergency alert around 11:48 p.m. that said a victim was safe after... more »
  • 21-year-old arrested for macing roommates at Burbank apartment

    March 13, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman has been arrested for spraying her roommates with mace after an argument Sunday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Malia Jones was arrested at her apartment on Burbank Drive. Jones reportedly sprayed her roommates with mace after they got into an... more »
  • LSU bats win big over Wichita State 12-5 Play Video

    March 11, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Behind another strong performance by senior Jared Poche’ and a combined 17 hits from the Tiger hitters, No. 6 LSU (11-4) defeated Wichita State, 12-5, Saturday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Poche’ improved to 4-0 after firing off seven shutout innings and striking... more »
  • Lange leads LSU to 6-1 win over Wichita State

    March 11, 2017 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Junior right-hander Alex Lange tossed eight innings, allowing just two hits, no runs, and no walks with nine strikeouts to deliver a masterful performance on Friday night, as sixth-ranked LSU defeated Wichita State, 6-1, at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU's offense also fired on... more »
  • Game 1 of LSU-Wichita State series delayed due to weather

    March 10, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night's LSU baseball matchup against Witchita State has been postponed due to weather. Heavy rains and lightening in the area has forced officials to delay the game until 9:30 p.m. Getting it from both sides here at the Box. Strong puddling as well... more »
  • As expected, Johnny Jones has been fired Play Video

    March 10, 2017 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As expected, LSU announced it has parted ways with head basketball coach Johnny Jones. The university made the official announcement in a news release around lunchtime Friday. Sources had previously revealed Jones' expected firing earlier this week. Jones being let go was obvious, coming at the... more »
  • Details on Coach O's new, 5-year deal with LSU

    March 9, 2017 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – New LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will earn about $3.5 million according to newly-released documents. Orgeron will earn roughly $800,000 less than fired LSU coach Les Miles. LSU's governing body, the board of supervisors, is expected to rubber-stamp the contract at an upcoming meeting. ... more »
  • Coach Orgeron previews LSU spring practice Play Video

    March 7, 2017 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Coach Ed Orgeron previewed the tigers' upcoming spring practice in a press conference Tuesday. The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11, and Orgeron answered several questions about the tigers heading into Spring. Most of the questions... more »
  • LSU to open spring practice on Mar. 11

    March 6, 2017 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU football team will return to the field for spring practice on Saturday, Mar. 11. Saturday's practice marks the first of 15 workouts for the Tigers under head coach Ed Orgeron. Orgeron will preview LSU's spring practice at 11 a.m. on Tuesday to media members... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics wins SEC Championship Play Video

    March 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 2 LSU defeated No. 3 Florida, 198.150-196.600, to capture the Southeastern Conference Regular Season Title Sunday afternoon at the Pete Maravich Center. The Tigers totaled the third-highest score in school history against the Gators. They improved to 12-1 for the season, extending its streak inside... more »
  • LSU falls 5-4 to No. 10 Texas Tech

    March 5, 2017 6:55 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. – Texas Tech scored a winning runin the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders edged No. 2 LSU, 5-4, at Minute Maid Park. Texas Tech improved to 11-2 with the victory, while the Tigers dropped to 9-3 on the year. LSU... more »
  • Tigers fall 88-76 in regular season finale

    March 4, 2017 8:55 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - LSU fell in the regular season finale Saturday night, 88-76, at Humphrey Coliseum to Mississippi State. Skylar Mays led LSU in scoring with 15 points as all five Tiger starters were in double figures. Mays also led the team in steals with four. Quinndary Weatherspoon... more »
  • Gymnasts take over Baton Rouge this weekend

    March 3, 2017 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Gymnasts took over the city Friday as the annual Purple and Gold Invitational gets underway. Gymnastics teams from across the Gulf Coast are competing at the PMAC and an off-site hotel through Sunday. Almost 300 gymnasts are competing. The event ends Sunday as LSU's Tiger... more »
  • LSU Police investigating dating site sextortion

    March 2, 2017 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are investigating a sextortion incident that happened on Valentine's Day. According to court documents, the incident happened on Feb. 14. A male victim said he was using an online dating site and had agreed to have "webcam sex" with another user. The victim then... more »
  • Norman to miss remainder of 2017 LSU baseball season due to injury

    February 27, 2017 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Doug Norman, LSU baseball pitcher, will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced the news on Monday. Norman's injury happened while he threw a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against Maryland.... more »
  • 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 »

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