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  • LSU to revamp concession stands at all athletic venues

    July 25, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans can expect a new experience at concession stands during future LSU sporting events. According to the LSU Athletics Department, the school has partnered with Aramark to provide food and beverage services at all athletic facilities on campus. Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the new partnership... more »
  • Alabama predicted to win 2017 SEC Championship

    July 14, 2017 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU fans might be screaming “fake news” but media attending SEC Media Days this week predicted Alabama to win the 2017 SEC Championship. The selection was revealed in a news release Friday morning. Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division narrowly edging two-time... more »
  • Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon

    June 30, 2017 12:11 PM

    LONDON - Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Stephanie Jones says in... more »
  • LSU prepares to take on Florida in championship series Play Video

    June 25, 2017 9:15 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - LSU will begin a quest for its seventh national championship Monday afternoon when the Tigers face Florida in game one of the College World Series Finals. Monday's game is set for a 6 p.m. start at TD Ameritrade Park. Game two of the best two-of-three championship... more »
  • LSU fans flying high as Tigers advance to CWS finals Play Video

    June 24, 2017 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walk-On’s on Nicholson was a packed house as fans filled the seats and bar area to watch the No. 4 LSU Tigers square off with the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers in the College World Series Semifinals. “Well, yesterday I didn't think we had a chance... more »
  • Former LSU player reminisces on Tigers' first trip to College World Series Play Video

    June 18, 2017 12:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sports bars all around the Baton Rouge area were crowded as fans eagerly awaited LSU's first College World Series match-up Saturday. “It’s crazy to see it all evolve," Michael Papajohn said. While he’s not physically in Omaha, Papajohn can’t help but feel nostalgic and a... more »
  • Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

    June 14, 2017 11:04 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympic was $13.1 billion. At a news conference Wednesday, officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said the cost for only "sports-related venues" was 7.23 billion reals... more »
  • Former Alex Box marshal reminisces on decades of history with the Tigers

    June 10, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before the first pitch of the LSU and Mississippi State regional game, thousands of die-hard baseball fans filled the lots surrounding Alex Box Stadium. Some of those fans, like 76-year-old Joe Civello, have a deep history with LSU’s sports.This is especially true when it comes to... more »
  • Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

    May 29, 2017 5:39 PM

    Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical... more »
  • LSU Softball advances to its third straight Women's College World Series

    May 28, 2017 3:27 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - LSU senior catcher Sahvanna Jaquish drove in four runs and Carley Hoover entered in relief to hold off No. 4-seed Florida Stat, as the LSU Softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series for the third-straight season. The Tigers held on for 6-4 victory agains... more »
  • LSU Softball stays alive with shutout against Florida State

    May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Allie Walljasper threw a complete game, one-hitter to lift 13th-seeded LSU to a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded Florida State and keep the Tigers' dream of advancing to the Women's College World Series alive Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field. With the victory, LSU improved to... more »
  • LSU Baseball vs Missouri rescheduled

    May 23, 2017 10:00 PM

    HOOVER, Ala. - Following a four-hour game 1 and a 1:46 rain delay during game 2 on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference was forced to adjust the LSU Baseball team's opening game Wednesday against Missouri. LSU (39-17), which shared the regular-season title at 21-9 in league play, will face... more »
  • Tulane unveiling $1.1M clinic for former pro athletes

    May 22, 2017 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane Health System has a new $1.1 million clinic for former pro athletes. A news release says its focus is supporting former athletes' health and safety both on and off the field. Former New Orleans Saint Jabari Greer is among people scheduled to speak at Monday's opening... more »
  • LSU Softball defeats McNeese 10-1 after weather delay

    May 21, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 18 LSU Softball exploded for seven runs on seven hits in the top of the fourth inning to propel the Tigers to a 10-1 win against McNeese in six innings in Game 5 of the Baton Rouge Regional Sunday night at Tiger Park. The game... more »
  • Parkview Baptist head baseball coach retiring

    May 19, 2017 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parkview Baptist School's head baseball coach is stepping away from the plate. School officials announced Darron Mitchell is retiring from his role as head baseball coach. Mitchell led the Eagles to six district titles, two state runner up titles in 2012 and 2015, and one... more »
  • LSU Softball to host regional as No. 13 overall seed

    May 14, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU softball team has been selected as the No. 13 overall seed for the 2017 NCAA Softball Championships and will host the Baton Rouge Regional with Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State and Fairfield May 19-21 at Tiger Park. LSU will take on Fairfield at 5:30 p.m. Friday... more »
  • Southern University students recovering following devastating fire Play Video

    May 11, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eleven Southern University international students from India have recieved help from the Baton Rouge community. Five out of the eleven students will be able to graduate after Southern University, the Indian consulate, and the community has helped the students replaced most of the items lost in the... more »
  • 2une In 2 the weekend: local events guide Play Video

    May 11, 2017 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Your 2une In crew has you covered. CRAWFISH MAMBO: COOK-OFF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL New Orleans Saturday – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 IN ADVANCE, $30 DAY OF, KIDS FREE All-you-can-eat crawfish on University of New... more »
  • Mississippi State athlete killed in crash during graduation weekend

    May 8, 2017 4:50 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - A track athlete who had just graduated from college was killed while riding in a small car that was struck by a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle. Multiple news outlets report that 22-year-old Kaelin Kersh of Pearl died in the wreck early Sunday near Starkville. She graduated Friday... more »
  • Report: Saints nearing deal with Adrian Peterson

    April 24, 2017 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sources are reporting that the New Orleans Saints are nearing a deal with former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. According to a report from WWL-TV , the NFL Networks media insider Ian Rapoport says that the Saints and and the 32-year-old former NFL MVP are close... more »
  • LSU spring game forced indoors due to lightning Play Video

    April 22, 2017 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With four minutes left in the first half, the 2017 National L Club Spring Game was abandoned due to lightning near in Tiger Stadium with the Purple leading White, 7-3. The game started in Tiger Stadium earlier Saturday afternoon, but a thunderstorm forced the game to... more »
  • Woman says UMass basketball staff intimidated, imprisoned her

    March 12, 2017 9:43 PM

    AMHERST, Mass. - A woman is alleging in a lawsuit that University of Massachusetts basketball staff members intimidated her in an effort to keep her quiet about potentially damaging information about the team and staff. Ayanna Hickman says Assistant Coach Lou Roe and two other staffers imprisoned her by preventing... more »
  • LSU sweeps Wichita State with 9-2 victory Play Video

    March 12, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers defeated Wichita State, 9-2, to sweep the Shockers in the final non-conference series ahead of Southeastern Conference play Sunday afternoon. Freshman Eric Walker started for the fourth straight week and moved to 2-0 on the season. Walker allowed just three hits and struck out... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Amid reports of firing, LSU parting ways with Johnny Jones is obvious

    March 7, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The obvious decision LSU must make coming out of this week's SEC basketball tournament is to part ways with its head coach, those who cover the sport acknowledge. Multiple newspaper reports cited unnamed sources Tuesday that LSU will fire Johnny Jones after the tournament. LSU plays... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Valet arrested after downtown joyride in guest's $200,000 sports car Play Video

    February 27, 2017 11:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a hotel valet driver accused of taking a guest's expensive sports car on a late-night joyride downtown. Kenneth Smith, 22, posted bond and was released charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm. The incident occurred Feb.... more »
  • Comments made on BR radio got a northwest La. coach removed from his job

    February 17, 2017 11:56 AM

    BOSSIER CITY – A northwest Louisiana football powerhouse removed its football coach Friday over comments made during a radio interview heard in Baton Rouge dealing with college football coaches at the University of Alabama. David Feaster coached at Bossier City's Parkway High until Friday morning. In an interview... more »
  • Ex-NFL receiver Meachem released from jail

    February 16, 2017 8:06 PM

    GRETNA - Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has been released from jail after paying $100,000 in child support and alimony to his ex-wife. The payment represents just a quarter of the nearly $400,000 Meachem owed when he was ordered jailed by state District Judge Adrian Adams on... 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 »
  • Blimp spotted above BR as it makes its way from Texas to New Orleans

    February 8, 2017 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A blimp seen floating above Baton Rouge Wednesday was doing a little show on its way to New Orleans from Houston. The DirecTV blimp has spent the week traveling from Houston and the Super Bowl. It's next scheduled “appearance” is in New Orleans for the NBA... more »
  • 'Hamilton' cast to sing at Super Bowl 51

    January 27, 2017 8:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit "Hamilton: An American Musical," will sing "America the Beautiful" during pregame festivities at Super Bowl 51, the NFL and Fox announced Friday. The performance by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo, who starred as the... 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 »
  • Runners speed to Baton Rouge for Louisiana Marathon Play Video

    January 13, 2017 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of runner from across the globe will line up at the capitol for the Louisiana Marathon. Events kicked off Friday, and runners are already getting pumped up. Kristin Slay has been running for years and says it's easier than it looks. "That's the beauty... 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 »
  • Riverside beats district rival for Division III state title Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Riverside Academy has captured the school's first-ever Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III state football championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St. Charles Catholic. The Riverside Academy Rebels (12-1) got on the scoreboard first Friday inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome when Trey Catoire stripped... more »
  • Southern Lab repeats at Division IV champions Play Video

    December 2, 2016 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defending their state championship from a season ago, the Southern Lab Kittens have defeated Ascension Episcopal 36-9 to capture the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title. The Kittens (12-1) got on the scoreboard in the first quarter Friday when Shannon Forman sacked Ascension Episcopal... 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 »
  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery Friday

    December 1, 2016 11:43 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over. The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night. He's likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Super Bowl is scheduled... more »
  • Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

    November 18, 2016 9:49 AM

    BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. The two companies made the announcement Friday but didn't release financial terms. The deal isn't expected to be finalized until later in 2017 and still requires federal approval. Industry... more »
  • Guice, Fournette help No. 19 LSU run over Arkansas, 38-10

    November 12, 2016 6:01 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - Derrius Guice rushed for a career-high 252 yards and Leonard Fournette added three touchdowns and No. 19 LSU improved to 4-1 under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-10 win over Arkansas on Saturday night. The win ends a two-game losing streak against the Razorbacks for the Tigers... more »
  • Mississippi St upsets No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28

    November 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    STARKVILLE - Nick Fitzgerald ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns, Aeris Williams ran for a career-high 140 yards and Mississippi State used a dominant ground game to upset No. 7 Texas A&M 35-28 on Saturday. It was a stunning win for Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), which was... more »
  • Fans pile onto campus for highly anticipated LSU-Alabama game Play Video

    November 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tailgaters pulled onto campus for most of Friday, unpacking and setting up for the start of the highly anticipated weekend, though ominous weather hangs in the balance. The tune of turning generators is a notable noise for tiger tailgaters, on what's sure to be the biggest... more »
  • Bar owners prepare for huge LSU football weekend Play Video

    November 3, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigerland bars are spending the days before the LSU-Alabama game stocking up, expecting a gigantic turnout. Fred's, argualby one of the most popular stops on a Baton Rouge gameday for students, used the most of their time Thursday to unload cases of alcohol and set up a... more »
  • Harvard suspends men's soccer team over sexual comments

    November 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    BOSTON - Harvard University is suspending its men's soccer team for the rest of the season over sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team. University President Drew Faust said in a statement Thursday night that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their "appalling" comments were... more »
  • LSU-Alabama rivalry apparent across Baton Rouge ahead of gameday Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the LSU Tigers prepare for perhaps the biggest game of the season against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, fans from far and wide are preparing for an exciting Saturday night in Death Valley. Businesses like Zippy's Burritos, Tacos & More are getting in the gameday... more »
  • Fournette rushes for 284 yards in LSU victory

    October 22, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Leonard Fournette broke LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries - scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more - and the 25th-ranked Tigers beat No. 23 Mississippi 38-21 on Saturday night. Fournette finished with 284 yards rushing in his first action since aggravating... more »
  • NCAA penalizes Alcorn State for violations in 11 sports

    October 19, 2016 4:33 PM

    LORMAN, Miss. - The NCAA has placed Alcorn State on probation through 2018 for violations in 11 sports over a four-year period. The NCAA released a report on Wednesday saying that Alcorn State "failed to monitor its progress-toward-degree certification process when it improperly certified 28 student-athletes" in the 11... more »
  • Denham Springs and Live Oak High Schools face off on field they share Play Video

    October 6, 2016 11:31 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two bitter high school rivals faced off on the football field Thursday night, despite spending months in the same campus. LIke any other football game, this one had cheers and jeers. But even fans on opposite sides for reasons to get along. "Live oaks definitely has bragging... more »
  • 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 »

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