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  • LSU senior brings Spanish flair to LSU football broadcasts Play Video

    September 29, 2016 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Passion. Energy. Volume. It's what makes watching an LSU game in Spanish an experience unlike any other. Mario Jerez is using his voice and heritage to bring the all-American sport of football to Spanish-speaking homes across south Louisiana. "I grew up here," Jerez explains, "and... more »
  • Lady Gaga to perform in Super Bowl halftime show

    September 29, 2016 9:09 PM

    NEW YORK - It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year in Santa Clara, California.... more »
  • Orgeron makes radio debut as LSU Football Interim Head Coach Play Video

    September 28, 2016 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU football die-hards gathered at T.J. Ribs to hear Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron take to the microphone for the first time on "the Ed Orgeron Show." In his new position, Orgeron joins "Voice of the Tigers" Chris Blair, speaking with fans about the football season and the... more »
  • LSU players react to Miles firing on Twitter Play Video

    September 25, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After 11 years at the helm of LSU Football, LSU dismissed head coach Les Miles Sunday. Both current and former players took to Twitter to react to the news: Derrius Guice tweeted, "We literally have the worst support." That tweet was later deleted. Many players... more »
  • LSU doesn't score in the 4th, loses to Auburn 18-13

    September 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    AUBURN – Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired. Etling rolled to his right and found D.J. Shark on a 15-yard pass, setting off a celebration by LSU... more »
  • LSU hangs on to defeat Bulldogs 23-20

    September 17, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette returned from a bruised left ankle in powerful form, rushing for 147 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 20 LSU withstood a late rally for a 23-20 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. Danny Etling completed 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards in... more »
  • LSU President shares bond with LSU Football season opener site Play Video

    September 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    MADISON - For many Tiger fans, LSU's match against Wisconsin signifies the start of the season. For LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander, it means a lot more. Alexander, a University of Wisconsin graduate, returned to his alma mater this week to watch his team in the first... more »
  • Belgium media reports explosion at sports stadium

    August 25, 2016 9:36 PM

    BRUSSELS - A Belgian newspaper is reporting that an explosion has rocked a sports center in the Belgian town of Chimay, with reports of at least one person dead and two injured. Het Laatse Niews quoted a rescue services spokesman as saying early Friday that the blast happened just after... more »
  • Longtime ESPN broadcaster John Saunders dies at 61

    August 10, 2016 11:37 AM

    Longtime ESPN broadcaster John Saunders has died, the network announced on Wednesday. He was 61. Saunders died Wednesday morning. The cause of Saunders' passing was not immediately released. Saunders, a native of Canada, had worked at ESPN since 1986 and was one of the network’s most visible and respected... more »
  • 18 student-athletes receive degrees from LSU

    August 5, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday morning saw 18 LSU student-athletes receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony inside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Baton Rouge campus. 10 different LSU sports were represented among the graduates which included five football players, five combined members from the men’s... more »
  • Radio host, former LSU basketball player accused of pushing wife into dresser

    July 23, 2016 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a sports radio host and former LSU basketball player pushed his wife into a dresser Saturday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 59-year-old Jordy Hultberg was charged with domestic abuse battery and simple battery Saturday morning. Arrest documents report that... more »
  • Injury could sideline Usain Bolt from 2016 Olympics

    July 1, 2016 10:25 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican officials say Usain Bolt has withdrawn from his country's National Senior Championships, citing an unspecified injury that casts doubt on whether he will appear at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month. The national meet serves as the Olympic trials. Bolt had qualified for the 100-meter... more »
  • LSU's Hawthorne inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

    June 25, 2016 9:50 PM

    NATCHITOCHES – Four people associated with LSU athletics were inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night in Natchitoches. The ceremony, held at the Natchitoches Events Center, is the 57 th Hall of Fame Ceremony for the organization. Jim Hawthorne, “The Voice of the Tigers,” led... more »
  • LHSAA adds baseball, softball and basketball to split playoffs

    June 8, 2016 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a special June meeting, nothing will change regarding the LHSAAsplit playoffs system. LHSAA said 306 principals voted, and 56.5 percent wanted to keep the organization in split playoffs for football, baseball, softball, and basketball. Football was split in January 2013. Earlier this year principals... more »
  • LSU softball defeats Bama, advances in WCWs

    June 4, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU softball will advance in the WCWS after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 6-4 Saturday. LSU’s Sandra Simmons led the way to for the Tigers. She marked two hits, 2 RBIs and a home run. “You can’t expect anything less from an LSU-Alabama matchup. It’s... more »
  • LSU softball advances to 2nd straight Women's College World Series

    May 28, 2016 5:37 PM

    HARRISONBURG, VA - The LSU softball team rallied to take two wins against James Madison on Saturday 2-0 and 3-2, winning the Super Regional and advancing to the Women's College World Series for the 2nd straight year. The Tigers trailed the series 1-0 after losing on Friday but... more »
  • LSU baseball claims 5th seed at SEC Tourney

    May 21, 2016 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU baseball fell to the top-ranked Florida Gators in Game 3, but not before securing the series in a game two win against their SEC opponent. The Tigers claimed the series with a 7-3 victory over Florida in game two. The Gators struck back in game... more »
  • LSU baseball continues win streak with game two win over Tennessee

    May 14, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team continued its winning streak Saturday, topping Tennessee 11-3 in game two of the series. The Tigers have won seven straight games, with five consecutive SEC contests. LSU baseball improved to 35-16 overall and 16-10 in Southeaster Conference play. The Tigers... more »
  • LSU baseball drops series at Ole Miss

    April 30, 2016 11:20 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. – The LSU Tigers were only able to put up 2 runs in Saturday's loss to Ole Miss in Oxford. The Tigers drop to 28-16 overall and 11-10 in the Southeastern Conference. In an interview after the game, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri was clearly frustrated.... more »
  • WATCH: Miles ready as NCAA allows coaches to text recruits Play Video

    April 28, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday marks the first day college coaches can contact high school recruits via texting. In a video posted on Facebook, LSU Coach Les Miles did a series of finger stretches to prepare. The NCAA deregulated electronic communication between coaches and recruits, meaning coaches can now send... more »
  • LSU retires Furniss' 36 Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Eddy Furniss' sweet swing is forever etched in the memories of Tiger fans, and LSU cemented his place in Tigers' lore Friday night by retiring his number 36. That honor has only been bestowed on two other's: Skip Bertman and Ben McDonald. "It's really something... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • Mo Claiborne releases statement over unauthorized sale of LSU championship ring

    March 15, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials released a statement on behalf of former LSU football player Mo Claiborne related to the online sale of his 2011 championship ring. Claiborne, now part of the Dallas Cowboys, said he did not know the ring was for sale. In fact, he said in... more »
  • LSU defeats Cincinnati 12-4; Sweeps opening series of 2016 season

    February 21, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Fifth-ranked LSU blasted four home runs and collected 10 hits Sunday to defeat Cincinnati, 12-4, and sweep the series at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. LSU improved to 3-0, while Cincinnati dropped to 0-3 ton conclude the opening weekend of the 2016 season. ... more »
  • No college sports, a distant reality Play Video

    February 12, 2016 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - University athletics are putting a lot of faith in state leaders to right the state budget gap. The state partially reinstated TOPS Friday , following a big scare to Louisiana students and their parents. Many in-state student athletes rely on TOPS. LSU baseball head Coach Paul... more »
  • Parish wants to boost tourism with youth sports tournaments

    February 8, 2016 11:09 AM

    COLYELL - Livingston Parish officials want to boost tourism by creating regular youth sports tournaments. Parish officials are looking into scheduling tournaments in the parish every weekend during the March through July season. Area director for the Fastpitch America Softball Association Sherry Jacob says she has begun looking into... more »
  • Blakeney's 31 points leads LSU past Miss. St., 88-77

    February 6, 2016 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Antonio Blakeney scored a career-high 31 points, and LSU moved into sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference with an 88-77 victory over struggling Mississippi State on Saturday night. Blakeney, a freshman whose previous single-game high was 22 points, hit 11 of 17 shots, including... more »
  • A Letter from Joe Alleva

    February 4, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Below is a letter from LSU Director of Athletics Joe Alleva addressed to Tiger fans in a Thursday afternoon press release: Dear Tiger Fan, National Signing Day has generated a tremendous amount of energy and excitement within our football program, and I'd like to congratulate... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • LHSAA votes to expand playoff split to other sports Play Video

    January 29, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday, representatives from 346 school districts held a high-stakes vote regarding the future of playoffs for high school athletics in Louisiana. Principals voted 182-120 to not only continue the select/nonselect playoff split adopted in 2013 for high school football, but to also expand it to... more »
  • Local high school, LSU track and field coach "Boots" Garland dies Play Video

    January 11, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU head track and field coach and coach at several Capital Area high schools, Murrell “Boots” Garland died Monday at 82. Garland was an LSU graduate who took the reins of the Tigers track and field team as head coach for the 1982 campaign. He... more »
  • LSU wins at the PMAC Tuesday

    January 5, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU deflated number nine Kentucky at the PMAC Tuesday night. The Tigers' basketball team won 85 to 67 in a back-to-back conference win. LSU beat Vanderbilt on the road January 2nd. "We don't take any wins for granted. It feels great," freshman forward Ben Simmons... more »
  • Heisman hopes tackled; Fournette not a finalist

    December 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette is not a finalist for the Heisman. Instead, the finalists are Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, and Deshaun Watson. The three names were released after 5 p.m. Monday. The winner of the Heisman will be announced Saturday. Henry is a running back from Alabama... more »
  • Jags lose 4 football staffers Wednesday

    December 2, 2015 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Three assistant coaches and a coordinator all departed the Southern University football program Wednesday. The most recent was Chad Germany, a coordinator, who resigned. The other three left after being terminated, sources confirmed to the WBRZ Sports Department. Coaches Lorick Atkinson, Myron Jackson and Chris... more »
  • Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016

    November 24, 2015 8:28 AM

    SYDNEY- Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't... more »
  • East Feliciana schools look into changing student-athlete grade requirements

    November 23, 2015 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Feliciana School Board could have a new grade policy in place for students who want to be involved in extra curricular activities. The school board will be discussing the possibility of adopting the same policy used by the high school athletic association, which would allow... more »
  • USSF recommends ban on headers for players 10 and under

    November 10, 2015 9:53 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- The U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, limits for players between 11 and 13 and having medical professionals rather than coaches make decisions on whether players suspected of concussions can remain in games. As part of an announcement that a... more »
  • LSU insiders liken Fournette report to clickbait

    November 5, 2015 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU insiders are writing off a report about Leonard Fournette's family pushing the envelope of collegiate sports rules with a business venture. Thursday, USA Today published a story about Fournette's parents and an associate putting plans for an online merchandise outlet on hold. According to the... more »
  • Reports: After loss to Tigers, Spurrier retires

    October 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - Fresh off a loss to the LSU Tigers, media outlets are reporting USC will part ways with its coach through Steve Spurrier's retirement. Reports indicate the team was notified following practice Monday evening. USC lost to the Tigers Saturday, 24-45. The Gamecocks were the home... more »
  • College player union leaders still pushing for changes

    October 5, 2015 3:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ramogi Huma and Kain Colter refuse to allow one decision to derail their mission to unionize college athletics. On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state... more »
  • Southern's Devon Gales transferred to rehab hospital

    September 30, 2015 4:39 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - Southern University football player Devon Gales has been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital, Southern said on its sports website Wednesday. Gales, 21, sustained a spinal cord injury during the Saturday, Sept. 26 game against the University of Georgia. Gales was taken off the field following a... more »
  • SU establishes fund for injured player

    September 28, 2015 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Southern University announced a fund for Devon Gales, the Jaguar's wide receiver who suffered a svere spinal injury during Saturday's game against Georgia. The university said it was accepting electronic donations through a website or via mail through the Southern University System Foundation. Money can be sent... more »
  • Southern football player has spinal surgery after injury Play Video

    September 28, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Southern University football player had successful spinal surgery in Georgia after an injury on the field Saturday. Devon Gales remains in a hospital in Athens where he can now move his upper body. Devon was carted off the field after a collision during a kickoff in... more »
  • La. high school football player dies after hit during game Friday

    September 5, 2015 12:20 AM

    WINNSBORO - A high school football player died from injuries sustained at a Friday night football game in Franklin Parish. Sheriff Kevin Cobb identified the victim as 16-year-old Tyrell Cameron. Officials said he died at a hospital after being rushed there from the game. Franklin Parish High School... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board agrees to lower sports GPA requirement

    August 21, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to lower the minimum grade-point average students need to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities from 2.0 to 1.5. The change immediately will allow hundreds of previously excluded teenagers the chance to take part in an array... more »
  • See LSU's practice schedule here

    August 4, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU football team reports to campus Wednesday and practice begins Thursday. Tuesday afternoon, the squad released its practice schedule. It includes three scheduled scrimmages: August 15, August 22 and August 25. "This is always an exciting time of year," coach Les Miles said in... more »
  • Southern's Broussard not to return as athletic director Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Southern University announced Monday that Dr. William Broussard will not return as director of athletics. In March, Southern University temporarily reassigned Broussard to the Southern System Presidents office as assistant to the president for institutional advancement. Monday’s announcement makes that assignment permanent. In the official... more »
  • Former LSU head coach Bill Arnsparger has died

    July 17, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A LSU SEC title-winning coach died this week, WBRZ confirmed. Bill Arnsparger died out-of-state. He hadn't been in Louisiana for quite some time. Arnsparger coached the Tigers to its SEC title in 1986. The '86 championship was the first since 1970. While at LSU, he... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • BR football coaches waiting out referee pay debate Play Video

    July 10, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the upcoming high school football season in limbo, head coaches around the Baton Rouge region are watching closely. Many referees say they won't work without a contract and pay raises. The Louisiana High School Athletic Association said schools can't agree to contracts with the Louisiana... more »
  • La. high school football season in jeopardy Play Video

    July 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The upcoming high school football season in Louisiana could be in jeopardy if referees and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association do not come to terms on a contract agreement. Right now all referees, except in Lake Charles, plan to skip the season if their demands... more »
  • Talks break down over high school referee fees Play Video

    June 23, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana High School Athletics Association said Tuesday talks abruptly broke down Tuesday with the state's sports officials' group over how high school referees were to be paid. LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said they'd been in discussion with the Louisiana High School Officials Association for... more »
  • Alex Bregman announced as finalist for the 2015 USA Golden Spikes Award

    June 2, 2015 2:23 PM

    DURHAM, NC - LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was announced as one of the four finalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. Bregman is joined by outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Arkansas, pitcher Carson Fulmer from Vanderbilt, and a shortstop Dansby Swanson also of Vanderbilt. The four recieved the... more »
  • LSU steals school-record 8 bases, tops Lehigh 10-3

    May 29, 2015 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU set a school record with eight stolen bases, and Kade Scivicque and Chris Sciambra each drove in two runs to defeat Lehigh 10-3 in the first round of the Baton Rouge Regional on Friday night. Alex Bregman, Jared Foster and Andrew Stevenson each had two stolen... more »
  • Money needed for special needs baseball field in Walker Play Video

    April 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    WALKER - A new baseball field is in the works in Walker for special needs children. Mayor Rick Ramsey says the city wants to raise around $300,000 to build a baseball field suitable for mentally and/or physically challenged children in the area. Right now, at least 60 special needs... more »
  • Churches team up for kids Play Video

    April 12, 2015 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Istrouma Baptist Church is heading up an initiative to help kids stay off the streets by playing sports. Sunday, kids had the chance to go to five different locations in the city to choose from a number of free sporting supplies as well as get mentored... more »

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