The Final Score Archives

Lady Tigers picked to finish seventh in preseason poll

Louisiana State's Raigyne Moncrief answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference women's basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LSU women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the Southeastern Conference by a select media panel from around the league and the nation. The results of the poll were announced Tuesday as SEC Tipoff ’15, the league’s media days, got underway. Women’s coaches and players took center stage on the first day Tuesday… Continue reading →

Crockett, Southern backs healthier

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Malcolm Crockett (3) is tackled by Alabama A&M's Bryan Brower (32), Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lewis Crews Stadium.

Malcolm Crockett left Pittsburgh and transferred to Southern in search of more playing time. Since arriving in January, he has found the competition at running back to be pretty strong with the Jaguars as well, but things are starting to work out for Crockett and the offense as a whole. Crockett, who… Continue reading →

LSU women’s basketball picked seventh in SEC

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU Women's Basketball coach Nikki Caldwell answers media questions during LSU Basketball Media Day Wednesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The LSU women’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Southeastern Conference this season by a select media panel from around the league and nation. The results of the poll were announced Tuesday as the SEC Tipoff ’15 got underway. The women took center stage Tuesday with the men to follow… Continue reading →

LSU men, women head to SEC media days

The Southeastern Conference begins the countdown to the start of the college basketball season Tuesday and Wednesday with men’s and women’s coaches and players from all 14 schools taking part in SEC Tipoff ’15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two-day SEC basketball media days event was moved from Birmingham, Alabama, this year in part because of… Continue reading →

LSU report: Tigers volleyball team upsets No. 12 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With an 11-match and seven-match Southeastern Conference winning streak on the line, the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats rolled through the first two sets of Sunday’s match, but the LSU volleyball team refused to quit, taking the final three to win 22-25, 15-25, 26-24, 25-9, 16-14 to end Kentucky’s and push LSU’s winning… Continue reading →

Back in the game, Southern’s Dionte McDuffy steps forward as a defensive leader

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern's Rhaheim Ledbetter (20), LeMar Martin (41), Dionte McDuffy (23), and Bryan Anderson (38) celebrate after knocking the ball away from Arkansas Pine Bluff's Isiah Ferguson (14) for an incomplete pass Saturday, Oct. 4, at Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium.

The first seven weeks of Dionte McDuffy’s junior season at Southern were a roller-coaster ride. In Weeks 1 and 2, McDuffy started and contributed on defense as expected, but he was one of several players pulled just before the Northwestern State game in Week 3 because of uncertainty surrounding their academic standing. So he spent three weeks practicing,… Continue reading →

Southeastern surges past Central Arkansas

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern defenders Dereck Robinson, Isiah Corbett,Tupou Aleamotua and Drew Misita swarm Central Arkansas wide receiver Jatavious Wilson in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — In front of one of the largest crowds in school history, the Southeastern Louisiana football team put on a show in its homecoming game against Central Arkansas. The Bears kept it close for the majority of the game, including closing the deficit to three points with only a few minutes to play, but… Continue reading →

Northwestern State stuns Sam Houston

NATCHITOCHES — Zach Adkins threw a pass into the left corner of the end zone and De’Mard Llorens ran under it to give Northwestern State its first lead with 5:48 remaining as the Demons went on to defeat Sam Houston State 31-27 on Saturday. On the ensuing drive the Bearkats, trailing by one, had a… Continue reading →

Xavier wins GCAC men’s and women’s cross country titles

Xavier University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams entered Saturday’s Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships as the eight-time defending champion. They made it nine Saturday at New Orleans City Park, although Edward Waters made a push for both titles. Xavier and Edward Waters had the top two spots in both races. “It’s amazing. It’s… Continue reading →

Southern sees SWAC race take shape

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The Southern Jaguars get pumped up in the tunnel before taking the field prior to kickoff against Arkansas Pine Bluff, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Southern's A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Southern’s open date this weekend gives it a chance to sit back and assess the Southwestern Athletic Conference race. The defending SWAC champion Jaguars (4-3 and 3-1) are in the thick of the West Division race with five games remaining. There are just three games on the SWAC schedule this weekend as three other teams —… Continue reading →

LSU men’s golfers tied for 13th in tourney

ALPHARETTA, Georgia — Junior standout Zach Wright fired an even-par 72 to lead the seventh-ranked LSU men’s golf team in Friday’s opening round at the United States Collegiate Championship at the Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia. With Wright leading the way, the Tigers were tied for 13th place in the team standings after posting a score… Continue reading →

Bayou Madness opens LSU basketball season with a dunk contest and some strong shooting by F. King Alexander

LSU photo by STEVE FRANZ -- LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Caldwell-Fargas and men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones address the crowd Friday at Bayou Madness.

Unlike the scene at Rupp Arena’s Big Blue Madness on Friday night, Drake did not assume a spot in a layup line. There was no sellout crowd. And hardly any barriers existed to prevent fan and player interaction at LSU’s Bayou Madness in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. It’s what David and Nicholas Emmick, a father and… Continue reading →

Nick Brossette among recruits expected to visit LSU on Saturday

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKUniversity High's Matt Lasalle and Reuel Walker celebrate in the end zone with teammate Nick Brossette after Brossette scored the Cubs' second touchdown of the game against Port Allen earlier this month.

A week ago after having eyes for the Irish on the recruiting trail University High running back and LSU commitment Nicholas Brossette will enjoy all the comforts of home this weekend. Brossette, who visited Notre Dame officially last weekend, is part of a large group of unofficial visits scheduled to attend Saturday’s LSU-Kentucky game at Tiger… Continue reading →

Lions seek fast start in SLC showdown

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Northwestern State's Garrett Atzenweiler (31) carries the ball against Southern, Saturday, Sept. 13, at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge.

HAMMOND — It may have sounded a bit harsh to take the brunt of the criticism. When asked about the offense’s propensity for slow starts in four of the team’s past five games, Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett stepped forward with his hand raised high. “That’s my fault,” Bennett said. “Those guys are… Continue reading →

Saturday’s state football capsules

Sam Houston State (3-3, 2-0 SLC) at Northwestern State (3-3, 1-1) WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Harry Turpin Stadium (15,971), Natchitoches TV: SLC Network (Baton Rouge: WBTR, New Orleans: WUPL, Lafayette: KLFY) SERIES: Northwestern State leads 19-17 STAT THAT MATTERS: The Demons gained 6.6 yards per rush and 7 yards per play against Incarnate Word last Saturday. NOTES: Being… Continue reading →

LSU freshman pitcher Jake Latz to sit fall season with elbow injury

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri stands with his son Tommy, left, in front of the dugout before the Tigers' game against Houston on June 2 at Alex Box Stadium.

The injury bug has a taste for LSU’s pitching staff. Freshman left-handed pitcher Jake Latz will be out for the rest of the fall season with a stress reaction in his throwing elbow, coach Paul Mainieri said Friday. Latz threw two innings in his first outing of the fall and began experiencing elbow soreness. Though initial fears were… Continue reading →

Bayou Madness shows off men’s, women’s basketball

The LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will get to show off and visit with their fans Friday night as the second Bayou Madness takes place at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Admission is free. Activities will begin outside at 6:45 p.m. with a pep rally on the south pad of the Maravich Center. Handicap parking for the… Continue reading →

Southern baseball has fresh start

Advocate sttaff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern baseball coach Roger Cador

The Southern baseball team will start its intra-squad Fall World Series on Friday at Lee Hines Field. The Jaguars will play again Saturday and if a winner-take-all finale is necessary it will take place next Friday. It’s the climax of fall baseball practice for a team trying to lay the foundation for a bounce-back from a… Continue reading →

Southern announces date of baseball gala

Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Southern University Baseball Office and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the ninth annual Bringing Back Baseball Gala will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Baton Rouge at the L’Auberge Hotel and Casino. Guests in attendance include former Major League Baseball players Will Clark, David Dellucci, Terry… Continue reading →

Safety Tyler Stoddard brings passion — and plenty of tackles — to the Southeastern secondary

Southeastern Louisiana safety Tyler Stoddard drops Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee in the first quarter Sept. 13, 2014, at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

HAMMOND — Four games into his college career, Southeastern Louisiana’s Tyler Stoddard became a starter at free safety. By year’s end, he was the team leader with 90 tackles, earning first-team all-freshman honors from College Sports Journal. A year later, Stoddard’s production tapered off to 63 tackles — third on the team — not because… Continue reading →