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LSU forward Jarell Martin named honorable mention on AP All-America team

Associated Press/Gainesville Sun photo by MATT STAMEY -- LSU forward Jarell Martin grabs a rebound against Florida during the second half of Tuesday's game in Gainesville, Fla. Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Tigers defeated Florida 79-61.

. LSU forward Jarell Martin was named an honorable mention pick on The Associated Press’ All-American team announced Monday afternoon. Martin, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, led the Tigers in scoring at 16.9 points per game and ranked second with 9.2 rebounds per game. He ranked third in the Southeastern Conference in… Continue reading →

LSU tennis teams pick up SEC victories

With the sting of Friday’s narrow loss to No. 13 Ole Miss fresh in their minds, the LSU men’s tennis team roared out of the gate on its way to a 6-1 home victory over No. 53 Arkansas on Sunday at Dub Robinson Stadium. The Tigers 15-4, 5-3 SEC came out focused as the they secured the doubles point… Continue reading →

LSU wins Lady Tiger Golf Classic

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU junior Elise Bradley lines up her putt on the eighth hole during the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, Sunday, Mar. 30, 2015, at The University Club in Baton Rouge, La.

With little doubt about who would win the team title heading into the final day of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, or so it seemed, there was only one question left to be answered Sunday at University Club. That was who would claim medalist honors in the three-day event that featured three of the nation’s top 11… Continue reading →

LSU’s Baylee Corbello shuts out Kentucky 2-0 in softball

LEXINGTON, Ky. — After two frustrating days, LSU regrouped Sunday behind Baylee Corbello’s three-hit shutout and Emily Griggs’ three hits to beat Kentucky 2-0 in Southeastern Conference softball. The Tigers (32-3, 6-3) took advantage of four Kentucky errors. Corbello (8-0) struck out eight and walked just two in seven innings. She did not give up an… Continue reading →

With 4-3 victory over Grambling, Southern completes first SWAC sweep since April 2013

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern catcher Jose DeLa Torre watches his hit for a homerun on Sunday.

The Southern baseball team entered its weekend series against Grambling having lost five consecutive games to drop to 3-15 overall and 2-6 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Three games and three victories later, the Jaguars’ season looks like it might be changing course. Coach Roger Cador cautioned afterward that he wants to see the improvement sustained for longer… Continue reading →

LSU baseball notebook: Jake Godfrey struggles; Jake Fraley says injury is ‘nothing serious’

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Jake Fraley (23) grimaces, holding his right hamstring area, as athletic trainer Cory Couture runs to his aid from the dugout in the third inning against Kentucky, Sunday, Mar. 30, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

After an extra-inning contest that included five home runs — including an inside-the-park homer to tie the score in the ninth — it would be easy to forget about the LSU pitcher who was on the mound first Sunday afternoon for LSU’s 12-10 loss to Kentucky in 11 innings. Tigers freshman right-hander Jake Godfrey likely… Continue reading →

Kentucky outlasts top-ranked LSU in back-and-forth 12-10 win to take the series

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Chris Sciambra (5) returns safely to first base on a pickoff attempt against Kentucky, Sunday, Mar. 30, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU shortstop Alex Bregman sat on the ground nearly 300 feet from home plate, the baseball on the slick surface of Alex Box Stadium’s left field, as a Kentucky pinch hitter rounded the bases for an improbable inside-the-park home run. Yep, that summed up the weekend. “It was just weird,” Bregman said, “all around.” With… Continue reading →

Southern baseball team sweeps pair from Grambling

Advocate staff photo by  APRIL BUFFINGTON --  Southern's Stephen Wallace gets congratulated by his teammates for hitting a home run against Grambling at Lee-Hines Field on Saturday, March 28.

Southern right-hander Santos Saldivar said pitching coach Dan Canevari “lit a fire” under him before Saturday’s doubleheader against Grambling. “Coach Canevari told me in front of the whole team that I’m not as good as I think I am because I’m 0-5,” Saldivar said with a smile. “He was just trying to light a fire under my butt… Continue reading →

LSU softball team loses second straight game at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The LSU softball team could be in danger of losing its No. 1 ranking. The Tigers suffered their second straight loss at No. 16 Kentucky on Saturday as the Wildcats rallied for four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to claim a 5-2 victory at John Cropp Stadium. The Tigers… Continue reading →

LSU sophomore Jake Fraley returns to the top of the lineup vs. Kentucky

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU left fielder Jake Fraley (23) hits into center field in the third inning against Kentucky, Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

After four games of experimenting with the top of his lineup, LSU coach Paul Mainieri returned to a proven formula in Saturday’s contest against Kentucky. Designated hitter Chris Sciambra had found a temporary home in the leadoff spot, getting the nod at the top of the lineup last weekend against Arkansas. Sciambra thrived, hitting for a .411 average, including… Continue reading →

LSU, Madelene Sagstrom enjoying lead at LSU Tiger Golf Classic

In a golf cart with a homemade “LSU Mom and Dad” banner tacked behind it, Per Sagstrom and his wife, Lena, relished their journey to Baton Rouge from Enkoping, Sweden. It’s a 9-hour flight from their hometown to New York, followed by an additional flight from New York to New Orleans. They make the trip once a… Continue reading →

Behind eighth-inning outburst, 13-strikeout night from Lange, LSU rolls past Kentucky 7-3 to even series

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU shortstop Alex Bregman (8), starting pitcher Alex Lange (35), and catcher Kade Scivicque (22) meet on the mound against Kentucky, Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Someone on LSU’s baseball team made a comment earlier this week after Mark Laird’s inside-the-park home run in a win at Tulane. “Mark Laird has more home runs than Chris Chinea,” that person cracked. Not anymore. Chinea hit an inside-the-park homer of his own, and LSU got another gem from freshman starter Alex Lange in… Continue reading →

LSU report: Four gymnasts land national honors

LSU gymnasts Rheagan Courville, Ashleigh Gnat, Lloimincia Hall and Jessie Jordan were honored as regular season All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women on Friday. All-Americans were determined by a gymnast’s regional qualifying score in the final GymInfo rankings released Monday. Gymnasts ranked Nos. 1-8 nationally on each event and the all-around received first-team… Continue reading →

LSU softball team loses at Kentucky in series opener

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Cold weather resulted in cold bats as the LSU softball team managed just one run on six hits in falling to the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats 3-1 on Friday evening in the series opener at John Cropp Stadium. LSU (31-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) dropped its second Friday game this year. The… Continue reading →

Southern and Grambling baseball teams look to pull out of their funk

Advocate staff photo by John Oubre -- Southern catcher Jose DeLaTorre chases Grambling's Brandon Kiser back to third base, and throws him out, as he makes an attempt to steal home plate on Saturday at Lee Hines Field.

The baseball series between Southern and Grambling this weekend at Lee-Hines Field could go a long way in determining those teams’ fates for the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. It begins with a doubleheader at noon Saturday. The Tigers (4-18) and the Jaguars (3-15) are tied for fourth in the Western Division with 2-6 league records. Grambling… Continue reading →

In a wild affair, Kentucky beats LSU in 12 innings for series-opening win

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche' (16) pitches against Kentucky, Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Strange hops, bizarre base-running bloopers and nearly a game-winning homer. This game was a wild one. For LSU, it was simply a stunning, sour home loss. Kentucky surprised LSU 5-4 in 12 innings Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, coming back from a two-run deficit in the seventh inning and winning it with a two-run… Continue reading →

After impressive showings at the NFL combine, La’el Collins, Danielle Hunter and Kwon Alexander keep it simple at LSU’s Pro Day

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- 2015 LSU Football Pro Day.LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) is blocked by LSU center Elliott Porter (55).

With a spot in the first round of next month’s NFL draft virtually secured — perhaps a top-15 pick — LSU left tackle La’el Collins didn’t have to show much at the school’s Pro Day on Friday. Neither did defensive end Danielle Hunter or outside linebacker Kwon Alexander for that matter, even though they aren’t projected to… Continue reading →

William Broussard on his new job at Southern: 'I’m not looking to jump ship next week'

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Southern University head men's basketball coach and now newly appointed SU Interim Athletics Director Roman Banks addresses media members during a press conference in the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse Friday afternoon. Banks' appointment to the post of interim athletics director was approved earlier Friday during a Southern University System Board of Supervisors meeting, after it was announced Thursday afternoon that Athletic Director William Broussard will be temporarily reassigned to the Southern University System Office on April 1, and Banks will serve in a dual capacity starting at that time.

A temporary shakeup of the Southern athletic department became official Friday, though the cause of it remained unclear. The Southern Board of Supervisors approved the university’s plan to reassign Athletic Director William Broussard to the Southern System Presidents Office for four months beginning April 1. It also approved men’s basketball coach Roman Banks taking over Broussard’s duties… Continue reading →

Southern names basketball coach Roman Banks as interim athletic director after reassigning Dr. William Broussard for four month period

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Southern University head men's basketball coach and now newly appointed SU Interim Athletics Director Roman Banks addresses media members during a press conference in the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse Friday afternoon. Banks' appointment to the post of interim athletics director was approved earlier Friday during a Southern University System Board of Supervisors meeting, after it was announced Thursday afternoon that Athletic Director William Broussard will be temporarily reassigned to the Southern University System Office on April 1, and Banks will serve in a dual capacity starting at that time.

Southern basketball coach Roman Banks said Friday that his goal as interim athletic director is to continue “the good work” that Dr. William Broussard had done before being reassigned. The university announced Thursday that it was reassigning Broussard, who has been athletic director for three years, to the Southern System President’s Office for four months beginning April 1. Banks was chosen… Continue reading →

Sagstrom-led Lady Tigers open tourney play

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Madelene Sagstrom drives the ball down the course at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic at the University Club on Sunday.  Photo taken on Sunday, March 24, 2013. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/CATHERINE THRELKELD /

Madelene Sagstrom grew up in Sweden about a half hour from where golfing great Annika Sorenstam was born. By the end of the season, Sagstrom may carry the trophy named after Sorenstam back home to their native country. The LSU senior is a finalist for the Annika Award, given annually to the nation’s top college golfer.… Continue reading →