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  • LSU offensive lineman arrested, suspended from team

    April 26, 2017 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU offensive lineman Adrian Magee was arrested shortly after the university announced his suspension from the football team Wednesday. Head Coach Ed Orgeron announced Magee had been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Magee was arrested shortly afterward on Wednesday afternoon. According to the warrant,... more »
  • LSU QB Danny Etling undergoes back procedure

    April 24, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU quarterback Danny Etling has reportedly undergone a procedure on his back, according to the university's athletics department. LSU Football Head Coach Ed Orgeron issued a statement on the senior quarterback Monday. “Danny had a minor back procedure this morning and everything came out alright,” Orgeron... more »
  • Quinn's walk-off home run seals LSU win over Tennessee

    April 23, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU senior infielder Constance Quinn broke a scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run in the first at-bat of the frame to earn a 1-0 victory for No. 16 LSU over No. 11 Tennessee Sunday afternoon at Tiger Park. ... more »
  • Kentucky takes down LSU to win SEC series

    April 23, 2017 5:42 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three - game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Floirda... 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 »
  • LSU Gymnastics finishes season as national runner-up

    April 15, 2017 11:42 PM

    ST. LOUIS. – For the second-straight season, the LSU gymnastics team finished runner-up in the NCAA Super Six Finals late Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. No. 2 LSU posted a 198.275 to secure a spot in the program’s sixth Super Six in school history Friday evening at Chaifetz Arena. Oklahoma... more »
  • LSU Beats Ole Miss 3-2 to take game three

    April 15, 2017 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Freshman right-hander Eric Walker fired 6.2 innings Saturday for his fifth win in five decisions, and second baseman Cole Freeman made a stellar defensive play to end the game as eighth-ranked LSU defeated Ole Miss, 3-2, in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The win gave... more »
  • Former LSU QB Brandon Harris commits to UNC

    March 26, 2017 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU Starting Quarterback Brandon Harris has announced he is fully committed to the University of North Carolina. Harris announced the move in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon. "Thank you, to all of those who have kept me in your prayers and continue to do... more »
  • LSU baseball falls to Florida in 8-1 loss

    March 25, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sophomore right-hander Brady Singer fired a complete-game six-hitter Saturday to lead 11th-ranked Florida to an 8-1 win over No. 4 LSU at McKethan Stadium. Florida improved to 16-8 overall and 2-3 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 17-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play. ... more »
  • Weather moves LSU Softball vs. Georgia to Sunday

    March 25, 2017 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to weather and field conditions game two of the SEC series between the No. 12 LSU softball team and No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs has been moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge. Heavy rains on Saturday rendered the... more »
  • LSU offers free mumps vaccines to students, faculty and staff Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Student Health Center will partner with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to provide the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine for all students, faculty and staff starting Wednesday. The vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 22, and Thursday, Mar. 23... 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 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 »
  • Chemical found in coffee machine linked to illnesses at Yale

    March 7, 2017 10:47 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University officials say a laboratory chemical has been detected in a coffee machine suspected to have caused four people at the university's medical school to fall ill. University spokeswoman Karen Peart said Tuesday independent lab tests on a single-service pod-style coffee machine at the medical... 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 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 »
  • SU Lady Jags come up short in 63-59 loss

    March 4, 2017 9:31 PM

    Southern University women’s basketball erased an 11-point fourth quarter deficit before falling to Arkansas-Pine Bluff 63-59 Saturday night in the H.O. Clemmons Arena. Sophomore guard Skylar O’Bear scored 21 points and junior forward Briana Green added 20 points and eight rebounds but it wasn’t enough to prevent SU from... more »
  • Poche carries LSU Baseball to 4-0 win over Baylor

    March 4, 2017 9:01 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The Tigers defeated Baylor 4-0 Saturday after another strong performance from Senior Pitcher Jared Poche. Poche fired seven shutout innings during the win at Minute Maid Park. Right fielder Greg Deichmann put an exclamation point on the afternoon with a solo home run in the sixth... 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 »
  • Police investigating vehicle fire near LSU Play Video

    March 1, 2017 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to a vehicle fire near LSU's campus late Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the vehicle was on fire on River Road at Skip Bertman Drive. It's believed the fire may have been caused by an accident. The Baton Rouge Fire Department has since... more »
  • Last-second free throws lift Georgia past LSU, 82-80

    February 25, 2017 10:43 PM

    ATHENS, Ga. - J.J. Frazier scored 29 points, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining that lifted Georgia to an 82-80 win over Louisiana State on Saturday night, giving the Tigers their school-record 15th consecutive loss. Georgia (17-12, 8-8 Southeastern Conference) led by 17 points in the first half... more »
  • Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

    February 21, 2017 5:27 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against... more »
  • 10 LSU players invited to NFL Combine

    February 13, 2017 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is sending 10 football players to the NFL Combine in late February. LSU and Alabama lead all Southeastern Conference teams for NFL Combine invites, followed by Texas A&M with nine and Arkansas and Florida with eight each. The SEC as a whole will send... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • U.S. Department of Energy grants LSU $1.5 million industrial engineering grant

    January 30, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is one of 27 universities across the country that will receive funding from U.S. Department of Energy in the form of an industrial engineering grant. LSU will receive about $1.5 million over five years. The award will be in the form of cooperative agreements and... more »
  • David Vitter's congressional papers to be housed at Tulane

    January 29, 2017 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter's papers from his tenure in Congress will be preserved at Tulane University. The university's Louisiana Research Collection announced it will house the documents, which include materials Vitter accumulated during his time as both a member of the Senate and of the U.S.... more »
  • Military: Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

    January 15, 2017 12:33 PM

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The spokesman of the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, declared Sunday that the campus was... more »
  • Wanted man arrested after fleeing through Southern dorm hall, flipping officer

    January 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Authorities said a 20-year-old Houma man with multiple warrants through Lafourche Parish was arrested at Southern University after he attempted to flee. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 13 around 2:40 p.m., deputies assisted a local bails bondsman in apprehending the suspect,... more »
  • Truck flips, crashes into power line near Southern University

    January 12, 2017 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A semi-truck has overturned and crashed into a power line near Southern University on Thursday morning. The accident occurred on B.A. Little street, near Southern University's Ag Center. It is unclear if anyone was injured at this time. Truck wreck on B.A. Little... more »
  • Tulane planning to close central Mississippi campus

    January 7, 2017 11:52 AM

    MADISON, Miss. - Tulane University is planning to close its campus in central Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that University President Michael A. Fitts and the dean of continuing studies, Suri Duitch, emailed students Thursday. They said the School of Continuing Studies in the Jackson suburb of Madison will close at... more »
  • Program to aid community college grads to attend Southern

    December 4, 2016 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High-achieving students at Louisiana's community colleges will be eligible for scholarships to move to Southern University's campuses in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for further coursework. The Pathway Scholarship transfer agreement was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards and college system leaders. The program will guarantee admission... more »
  • Ohio State attacker was a student at the school

    November 28, 2016 10:32 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school. Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • Police identify suspect in Thursday shooting on Southern's campus Play Video

    November 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection to a shooting on Southern University's campus Thursday night. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. identified the shooter as 20-year-old Larry McCray of Reserve, La. McCray will be charged with attempted first degree murder. He was taken... more »
  • Tillery, turnovers lift Southern U over Texas Southern 26-10

    November 5, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lenard Tillery rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and Southern University converted two interceptions into scoring drives to beat Texas Southern 26-10 on Saturday. Tillery scored on a 3-yard run and Herbert Edwards scored on a 1-yard run after Treveon Epps picked off a second-quarter pass... more »
  • ULL providing aid to 110 flood-affected students

    November 1, 2016 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A south Louisiana university says its distributing $65,000 to help 110 of its students overcome financial hardships brought on by the August floods. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette made the announcement in a Monday news release. DeWayne Bowie, vice president for Enrollment Management at ULL, says each... more »
  • Tulane gets $11.4M, 5-year grant for new research institute

    October 16, 2016 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Institutes of Health is giving Tulane University $11.4 over the next five years to get more scientists studying ways to help patients with high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and related conditions. Epidemiology professor Jiang He is using the grant to start an institute aimed at... more »
  • La. Tech reaches record enrollment for fall 2016 classes

    September 21, 2016 11:13 AM

    RUSTON, La. - More students have enrolled at Louisiana Tech University this fall than at any time in its history. The university said in a news release Wednesday it had achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012. Louisiana Tech has enrolled 12,694 students for... more »
  • LSU partially open Tuesday, SU reschedules university events

    August 16, 2016 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU will be partially open on Tuesday and Southern University will remain closed until Thursday. LSU will hold a "condensed orientation" on Aug. 17 to replace the originally scheduled Aug. 15 – 16 session. Students planning to live on campus will be allowed to move into... more »
  • LSU Police investigating shooting threat written in school bathroom

    June 14, 2016 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are investigating a shooting threat to the university that was written on the wall in one of the school's bathrooms. The threat was written in a men's bathroom in an unspecified building on LSU's campus and reads: " I'm shooting the school. June 14 library... more »
  • Edwards signs bill to let students use college IDs to vote

    June 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana college students will be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections in 2019. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced this week that the governor signed the proposal into law this week. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to allow college student ID cards for voting

    June 2, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a few years, Louisiana college students would be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections, if the governor agrees to a proposal passed by lawmakers. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls for the higher education system governing... more »
  • Obama to urge graduates to pursue progress in changing world

    May 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tells college graduates that the pace of change in the world is accelerating, not subsiding. He says progress in America has been bumpy and fitful, but members of the Class of 2016 are well-positioned to lead the U.S. toward a brighter future. Obama is delivering... more »
  • Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks

    March 2, 2016 4:33 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - In a state where the flagship university's mascot is a fighting gamecock, some legislators are trying to toughen the penalties for cockfighting, which is illegal in all 50 states. But according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, South Carolina is among nine states where the crime... more »
  • Four candidates for SU Law Center post announced Thursday

    February 25, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The search committee looking to select the next chancellor of the Southern University Law Center will pick from four candidates announced Thursday morning. Three of the four candidates are closely tied to the university already as internal candidates. The other is a state appellate court judge... more »
  • Jags basketball sweeps Braves

    January 30, 2016 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Adrian Rodgers had 20 points and eight rebounds and Southern beat Alcorn State 75-64 on Saturday night to snap the Braves' five-game winning streak. Alcorn State took a 37-35 lead early in the second half but did not score again for four minutes and trailed 44-39. Southern... more »
  • Education leaders meeting with Edwards over funding

    January 20, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and education leaders from around Louisiana met at Governor's Mansion Wednesday to discuss how the ongoing budget crisis will impact colleges and universities. The meeting comes a day after Edwards proposed tax increases and budget changes to help get Louisiana back in... more »
  • Police say Ark. State suspect initially wanted to kill people

    December 11, 2015 5:52 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Police in Arkansas have released an audio tape in which a man tells an emergency dispatcher that he is on the Arkansas State University campus with gasoline, propane and a shotgun with only one shell. Jonesboro police say Brad Bartelt drove his truck onto a campus... more »
  • Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University

    December 10, 2015 2:53 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State University has lifted nearly all of a lockdown that shut down the school after an armed man drove his truck into the middle of campus. The university says the lockdown has been lifted for all parts of the campus except for the east side of... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Suspect arrested in University of Chicago threat

    November 30, 2015 1:34 PM

    CHICAGO - Federal authorities say a suspect is in custody related to a threat at the University of Chicago that led to the school canceling all classes and activities scheduled for Monday on its main campus. Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, says the individual... more »
  • Loyola University president touts $11.5M savings plan

    November 27, 2015 2:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University New Orleans President Rev. Kevin Wildes has announced that he is planning to slice the university's spending by $11.5 million over the next five years. Wildes estimates Loyola would actually need to cut $25 million from its budget over the same period, but he hops... more »
  • Tuition-free online university draws immigrant students

    November 14, 2015 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An online, tuition-free university says it is drawing a growing number of students who live in the United States and about a quarter of them are immigrants in the country illegally. The University of the People says its student population has surged since receiving accreditation last year.... more »
  • Missouri System outlines plan for racial reforms

    November 9, 2015 6:22 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri System plans to enact several initiatives in the next 90 days to address racial turmoil that led to the resignations of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. The university system said in a news release Monday that it will appoint its... more »
  • Chancellor of Missouri's main campus to resign

    November 9, 2015 5:53 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The embattled chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says he's stepping down at the end of the year to take a different position. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's announcement Monday came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, said he was resigning, effective... more »
  • GOP student group apologizes over protest tweet

    November 9, 2015 4:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - A University of Missouri Republican student group is apologizing for a tweet likening students protesting the school's handling of racial issues with Islamic extremism. The Mizzou College Republicans deleted the Monday morning tweet and said in a follow-up tweet that the post was "the opinion of... more »
  • Tulane gets $6.7M to study lasting health effects of Katrina

    November 3, 2015 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane University has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the lasting health, demographic and socio-economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina. The five-year grant will establish the Tulane Center for Studies on Displaced Populations. Tulane says the program's goal will be to gauge... more »
  • Another Mississippi university stops flying state flag

    October 28, 2015 4:13 PM

    JACKSON - Another public university in Mississippi is removing the state flag from campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem that many see as divisive. University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett on Wednesday ordered the state flag removed from campus in Hattiesburg. Bennett says in a statement that... more »
  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

    October 9, 2015 7:26 AM

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University. Police say the shooting began as a fight between two groups. University police chief JT Fowler identified the suspect as 18-year-old Steven Jones. He is believed to be... more »
  • Counseling offered after Delta State shooting

    September 15, 2015 12:53 PM

    GREENVILLE - More than 70 students, faculty and staff are attending counseling sessions at Delta State University after one of the school's professors was accused of fatally shooting a colleague on campus. Dr. Richard Houston, the university's director of counseling, said Tuesday that three large counseling sessions will be... more »
  • Police: DSU shooting suspect is dead

    September 14, 2015 12:05 PM

    CLEVELAND, Miss. - The suspect in two shooting deaths in Mississippi was returning from Arkansas when a license plate reader scanned his plates on a bridge over the Mississippi River. Police began tailed Shannon Lamb's car, but did not try to pull him over. The suspect eventually pulled the... more »

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