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  • UConn partying links twin national title victories Play Video

    April 9, 2014 6:52 AM

    STORRS, CT - Partying on the UConn campus started Monday and regained momentum Tuesday following a second national championship title in less than 24 hours. The women's basketball team beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, capturing a record ninth national title. The victory came a day after... more »
  • Florida St coach Fisher signs new deal

    December 31, 2013 2:45 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher will remain with the program through 2018 after signing a three-year contract extension. The university made the announcement on Tuesday. Texas reportedly had interest in Fisher replacing coach Mack Brown. The top-ranked Seminoles face Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6.... more »
  • Auburn's Malzahn named AP Coach of the Year

    December 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    AUBURN, Al. - Auburn's Gus Malzahn is the Associated Press coach of the year. Malzahn received the honor Monday after directing one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history. He has led the second-ranked Tigers into the national championship game against No. 1 Florida State. They have gone from... more »
  • Football selection group likely by season's end

    September 25, 2013 8:44 PM

    Members of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff that starts next year will likely be chosen before the end of this regular season. BCS executive director Bill Hancock says conference commissioners working on the selection committee have more vetting to do before the panel is set. The panel... more »
  • Paul Dietzel remembered by coaches, players Play Video

    September 24, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Paul Dietzel was the first coach to bring a national title and a Heisman trophy winner to Baton Rouge. In fact, he was the first LSU coach to propose white jerseys, the "Chinese Bandits," and night games in Tiger Stadium. Dietzel would eventually go to... more »
  • National title chase begins

    August 29, 2013 10:46 AM

    UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • SEC expands baseball tournament to 12 teams 5 days

    December 21, 2012 12:41 PM

    HOOVER Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has added two teams and a fifth day to the baseball tournament. Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday that the field will expand to 12 teams in the 14-team league starting in 2013 in Hoover, Ala. The top four seeds will earn a bye in... more »
  • LSU tries to keep title hopes alive

    November 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    UNDATED - LSU's role in the SEC and national championship pictures have faded with two losses this season, but the No. 8 Tigers aren't totally dead yet. Just close to it. LSU tries to keep hope alive when it visits disappointing Arkansas this afternoon. A Tigers win is a must... more »
  • Kentucky wins 8th national championship

    April 3, 2012 8:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky won its eighth national championship in New Orleans Monday, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory Monday night. The Wildcats (38-2) led by as many as 18 points in the first half and were still up 15 with 5:13 to play. Kansas (32-7), a team... more »
  • Entergy building to feature BCS display

    January 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The top of the Entergy Corp. headquarters building is being turned into a continuous message board keeping fans abreast of the BCS National Championship game in New Orleans. The power provider will mount eight high-definition projectors on its 28-story office tower - located about a block from... more »
  • LSU, Alabama fans descend on New Orleans Play Video

    January 5, 2012 7:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rammer jammer. Tiger bait. Roll Tide. Geaux Tigers. The sounds of a healthy college football rivalry are all over New Orleans tonight, after thousands of fans descended on the Big Easy ahead of Monday's BCS National Championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. ... more »
  • List of special events for BCS National Championship

    January 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers are kicking into high gear for the next six days as they prepare for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 9. The team's schedule is filled with practices, media appearances and other special events, such as private team parties and a visit to the... more »
  • Hotels booked solid for BCS in New Orleans Play Video

    December 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you're looking for a hotel room in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship, you're out of luck. Hotels on both ends of the price range are already booked solid for the rematch between LSU and Alabama. Even hotels on the fringe of the Crescent... more »
  • Reserving BCS National Championship tickets Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the BCS National Championship game 41 days away, regardless of what happens this weekend in Atlanta, many LSU fans are shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars just to reserve tickets to the game. The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship committee is offering fans reservations... more »
  • Plenty at stake for SEC's regular-season finales

    November 23, 2011 12:43 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has played significant games every week for the last six seasons. This weekend might be bigger than any of the others. Yes, the league that has won five consecutive national championships and had a regular-season matchup dubbed "The Game of the Century"... more »
  • No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Oklahoma St. linked by Miles

    November 10, 2011 12:58 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - If the national championship game were played today, it would be Les Miles' current team against the one he helped put on the path to the BCS. Miles has already taken LSU to one national championship, and he's leading the pack on the way to another... more »
  • Auburn's Nick Fairley entering NFL draft

    January 14, 2011 12:35 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft. The potential No. 1 overall draft pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school in Mobile. He says he didn't make up his mind until a... more »
  • LSU-Auburn: Last of SEC's unbeatens meet

    October 22, 2010 12:30 PM

    Lucky, plucky or just plain good? Fifth-ranked Auburn and No. 6 LSU are the Southeastern Conference's survivors, winning with gutsy comebacks and playcalling, and even being on the right side of officiating rulings. Neither team has been perfect, but their records remain so at least until after Saturday's... more »
  • LSU-McNeese State preview capsule

    October 14, 2010 12:33 PM

    No. 9 LSU (6-0) vs McNeese State (2-3), 7 p.m. (FSN) Line: N/A Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE LSU is now firmly in the national championship picture heading into the second half of the season and... more »
  • LSU's defense thriving on youth movement

    September 15, 2010 1:27 PM

    Dominant defense won LSU national titles twice in the past decade. That wasn't expected to be the case this season with new starters at seven spots. Yet even as No. 15 LSU's offense struggles to find its rhythm, the Tigers' youthful defense is making big plays to win... more »
  • Two teams with a lot to prove in opening game

    September 3, 2010 1:15 PM

    Boy, talk about two teams with something to prove. For LSU, three years removed from winning a national championship, a prime-time showcase against North Carolina provides a chance to start reclaiming its status as a big hitter in a college football world now dominated by two of its chief... more »
  • College World Series preview

    June 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    South Carolina will look to win the College World Series and national championship Tuesday night in game 2 against UCLA. The win would give the Gamecocks their first mens' national championship ever. Left-handed pitcher Michael Roth will get the start for the Gamecocks in game 2. The sophomore leads... more »
  • Rosenblatt Stadium memories will live on

    June 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    To people in college baseball, Rosenblatt stadium is as much a shrine to the sport as Wrigley Field, Fenway Park or the old Yankee Stadium. Every year since 1950, the Division I championship has culminated with the College World Series at the ballpark atop a hill in Omaha, Neb.... more »
  • Paul Mainieri Day in Ascension Parish

    September 17, 2009 5:09 AM

    Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez declared Thursday, September 17 will be Paul Mainieri Day in honor of LSU’s national championship-winning baseball coach. At tonight's parish council meeting, Coach Mainieri will receive a proclamation from President Martinez and the council. Earlier this year, Mainieri led LSU to a College World Series... more »

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