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Southern’s Adrian Rodgers, Trelun Banks shoot down Grambling 79-66

GRAMBLING — Southern started its winning streak four weeks ago with a hard-fought 66-61 victory against Grambling. Any notion that the streak might end or that the rematch would be as close as the first meeting was shot down by Jaguars guards Adrian Rodgers and Trelun Banks on Saturday. Rodgers made four 3-pointers in… Continue reading →

LSU’s Mikiah Brisco runs season best in 60 meters

Photo by BRYAN WAYNE/LSU Sports Information -- Mikiah Brisco sprints after receiving the baton from Jada Martin during a semifinal heat in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA track and field championships Thursday in Eugene, Ore. LSU won the semifinal heat in 43.32 seconds, which turned out to be the fourth-fastest time of the day.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sophomore Mikiah Brisco gave the LSU women’s track and field team a sweep of the short sprints when she claimed a win in the 60 meters at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic on Saturday. Brisco, a former Baton Rouge High School star, recorded a season’s-best time of 7.23 seconds to take the… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: ‘First place feels good’ for these LSU Tigers after Saturday’s win over Mississippi State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) flexes from the bench following a three-pointer by teammate Keith Hornsby against Mississippi State, Saturday, February 6, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

The LSU Tigers are alone in first place in the Southeastern Conference. It’s quite an achievement. But don’t expect them to start throwing beads and doubloons out of the windows of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. For Mardi Gras-like revelry, you’ll have to find another address. “Nothing to see here,” LSU coach Johnny… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: New gymnastics facility could be beacon for LSU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The new LSU gymnastics training facility, Saturday, February 6, 2016, during an open house and ribbon cutting in Baton Rouge, La.

D-D Breaux has become famous for her glittering attire, but her happiness at Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for her LSU gymnastics team’s new practice facility outshone anything she could have pulled out of the closet that morning. “I’ve waited my entire life for this moment,” said Breaux, who in her 39th year as LSU’s coach is… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers gear up for No. 18 Kentucky

The LSU women’s basketball team doesn’t have much time to dwell on its shortcomings against No. 11 Mississippi State. Another ranked opponent is waiting right around the corner. The injury-stricken Lady Tigers, losers in seven of their past eight games, will begin the final six-game stretch of Southeastern Conference play when they… Continue reading →

Tigers erase a slow start, stomp Mississippi State 88-77 to take sole possession of first place in the SEC

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) drives past Mississippi State guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11), Saturday, February 6, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La. Blakeney was LSU's top scorer with 31 points.

LSU guard Antonio Blakeney was in a talkative mood Saturday afternoon. Fortunately for the Tigers, Blakeney and fellow guard Keith Hornsby did more scoring than talking. A lot more. Blakeney and Hornsby sparked a first-half scoring barrage that helped their team come back from an early 14-point deficit, and LSU went on to… Continue reading →

Faster than he looks, ‘baller’ Beau Jordan takes hold of left field

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Beau Jordan (24) runs through third base on his way to score in the third inning during the Purple and Gold World Series, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium has a bullpen just inside the left-field fence. Bryce Jordan lingered there into the late hours of April 2, his task to catch LSU’s continuing carousel of relief pitchers in a game tied at 5 after 13 innings. His twin brother, Beau, was making his first conference start just feet away in left field.… Continue reading →

Southern women start the second half of SWAC play with a key game at Grambling

The second half of the Southwestern Athletic Conference basketball season begins Saturday, and the Southern women will jump right back into the championship race. The Jaguars, who haven’t played since a 66-57 victory against Alcorn State a week ago, are 7-2 in conference play (10-8 overall) and tied for second with Alabama State, one game behind Texas… Continue reading →

LSU softball notebook: Solid freshman class primed to make an impact right away; Constance Quinn returns her focus to the diamond

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Senior Bianka Bell fielding questions, Friday, February 5, 2016, during LSU softball's media day in Baton Rouge, La.

With all but one everyday starter returning and most of last year’s rotation back, LSU softball coach Beth Torina understandably has great expectations for her team this season. But that doesn’t mean this season’s crop of freshmen will take a back seat to the veterans. Torina spoke highly of her freshmen Friday… Continue reading →

LSU opens second half of SEC play Saturday against Mississippi State; Tigers try to keep NCAA tournament hopes afloat

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Johnny Jones coaches against Oklahoma, Saturday, January 30, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

In a crazy college basketball season — no one seems to know what’s up and what’s down — the LSU men know one thing: They need to put their best foot forward over the next nine games. Thanks to six nonconference losses, the Tigers know they need to make up some ground in Southeastern Conference play to secure… Continue reading →

Alleged Louisville sex scandal mentioning LSU's Antonio Blakeney leads Cardinals to impose postseason ban

. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations by an escort that… Continue reading →

Offensive lull sinks LSU in blowout loss to Mississippi State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Alexis Hyder (20), center, attempts to keep the ball away from Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan (15), left, and Mississippi State guard Morgan William (2), Thursday, February 4, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU’s offense was efficient enough in the first and and fourth quarters Thursday night. The problem was what happened in between them. After hanging around during the opening period, the Lady Tigers couldn’t keep up with No. 11 Mississippi State in a 71-52 loss in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU (8-15, 2-7 Southeastern) scored only 16… Continue reading →

With Ashleigh Gnat eyeing perfection third straight week, LSU opens tough, five-week SEC slate

LSU's Ashleigh Gnat vaults during the finals of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (Photo/ Hal Yeager)

It began on floor. LSU assistant coach Bob Moore entered the gym to recruit Ashleigh Gnat, who progressed from a round-off double layout to a tuck full-in to a tuck-and-a-half punch front, each tumbling pass a bit harder than the last. Knat sauntered to vault, executing a Yurchenko full, then a Yurchenko one-and-a-half before throwing the Yurchenko… Continue reading →

Signing day 2016: SEC schools battle to the very end

Nigel Warrior, a safety from Peachtree Ridge High School, gestures as he commits to the University of Tennessee during national signing day at the College Football Hall of Fame, Wednesday, Feb, 3, 2016, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  ORG XMIT: GAATJ203

Ole Miss struck first, but Mississippi State got the last laugh. The tug-of-war between Mississippi schools Wednesday was just one of several recruiting battles waged across the Southeastern Conference on national signing day. As the in-state rivals fought over local prospects, the rest of the league’s members attempted to flip recruits from their conference competition. State,… Continue reading →

LSU’s 2016 signing class: Get the inside scoop on all 23 signees

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Ehret linebacker Michael Divinity

Edwin Alexander Defensive tackle 6-foot-2, 310 pounds St. Thomas Aquinas/Hammond Committed: April 18, 2015 247Sports position rank: 8 247Sports composite rating: Four stars AT A GLANCE Committed to LSU in his sophomore season, during which he amassed more than 40 tackles for loss and 15 sacks. He withdrew his commitment… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana goes for needs with signing class

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts

When it comes to Southeastern Louisiana’s signing class, it’s pretty straightforward. The Lions focused on needs in assembling a 28-man class, which features seven mid-year signees and 21 who signed Wednesday. “We went after the areas that were needed, and I’m really excited about some of the kids we got in here,” SLU coach Ron… Continue reading →

Short-handed Lady Tigers brace for No. 11 Miss. State

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON --  LSU's Rina Hill defends Auburn's Janiah McKay during Monday night's game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

After forwards Akilah Bethel and Tatum Neubert suffered injuries during practice Sunday, adding two more names to LSU’s seemingly never-ending list of maladies, coach Nikki Fargas’ husband Justin jokingly posed her a question. “Can y’all not wear helmets?” asked the former NFL running back. Protective headgear might have saved the Lady Tigers from only a… Continue reading →

Two new quarterbacks fill a vacancy on Southern’s 2016 roster

Advocate file photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Southern Lab’s Bladrick Veal is one of two quarterbacks who signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday.

Southern signed two quarterbacks and lost one. The Jaguars chose to bring in multiple quarterbacks in this year’s signing class because former Capitol High quarterback Jarrad Hayes, who got his feet wet as a third-string redshirt freshman last season, has left the program, coach Dawson Odums said. “That left another window to sign a quarterback,” Odums said as… Continue reading →

Southern stays local with a signing class that has Dawson Odums focused not just on next year, but the future

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern coach Dawson Odums speaks to fans and supporters about his recruiting class on Wednesday night in the Smith-Brown Memorial student union.

Southern football coach Dawson Odums said his approach to recruiting has always been the “tank-of-gas” method. That means zeroing in on territory that can be reached in driving that requires a tank of gas or less. On Wednesday, Odums said this year’s class reflected that approach: 13 of his 24 players are from Louisiana. More significantly, though, four… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Les Miles is a hugger, a survivor and the clear winner of this year’s national signing day

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Les Miles addresses the crowd Wednesday during The Gridiron Club Bayou Bash.

Michigan landed the nation’s No. 1 player. Texas made a Texas-sized 11th-hour push, including talking a longtime commitment out of playing in Baton Rouge. Alabama cleaned up, as usual. But let there be no debate: On this 2016 national signing day, there was no bigger winner than LSU coach Les Miles. LSU emerged… Continue reading →

Ben Simmons finding that shooting more means more wins for Tigers

Auburn forward Horace Spencer (0) and Auburn forward Jordon Granger (25) defend a shot by LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

AUBURN, Ala. — Ben Simmons did his homework before Tuesday night’s game against Auburn. After getting off just seven official field-goal attempts in the LSU basketball team’s gut-wrenching loss to top-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, Simmons took the time to do some analytics and discovered seven is his magic number. Actually, eight is a better number for Simmons and… Continue reading →