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Live updates Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger at the Princeton-LSU baseball game at Alex Box

Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger provides instant updates and analysis from the Princeton at LSU baseball game at Alex Box Stadium.… Continue reading →

Live updates from Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger at the Southeastern Louisiana at LSU baseball game

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- The LSU baseball team huddles together Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, before their game against Nicholls State at Alex Box Stadium.

Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger provides live tweets and analysis from the Southeastern Louisiana at LSU baseball game at Alex Box Stadium.… Continue reading →

Report: LSU men's basketball team is one of four teams to play in the 2015 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center next season

Advocate file photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Montverde's Ben Simmons, 20, runs past Helen Cox's Marlain Veal, 5, during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic at the Alario Center in Westwego on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

. According to a report on CBSSports.com, LSU, Arizona State, Marquette and North Carolina State are scheduled to play in the 2015 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center In Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 23 and 24. The game matchups have yet to be determined. The games will be a early showcase for new LSU… Continue reading →

LSU baseball pregame: LSU vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU right-hander Doug Norman lost his first career start last week.

. Pregame will be posted a few hours before each game this baseball season. About an hour before first pitch, lineups will be added to the bottom of this post. Return after the game for our postgame blog. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Full-Court Press blog: LSU drops 2 spots in NCAA.com RPI; move up on ESPN.com

LSU guard Keith Hornsby (4) gestures after getting his team out to an early lead over Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. LSU won 73-55. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau)

The LSU men’s basketball team dropped two spots to 54th in the updated NCAA.com RPI that was released Thursday morning. LSU, which was 52nd on Wednesday after a Tuesday night win at Auburn, moved back a little because of movement of other teams around them. However, LSU was up a notch to 49th on the ESPN.com rating percentage index. ESPN.com bracketologist… Continue reading →

LSU catcher Sahvanna Jaquish stays quiet on the diamond and lets her bat make the statements

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU catcher Sahvanna Jaquish speaks during media day earlier this month. Teammates say Jaquish, a sophomore, is known to sing at almost any time -- except while on the diamond.

Don’t talk about Sahvanna Jaquish. She politely makes that request. A catcher one day and third baseman the next, Jaquish is sometimes tasked with quarterbacking the infield behind the plate, calming down one of the four Tiger pitchers who have collectively taken the “Fantastic Four” moniker. “Catchers shouldn’t be talked about too much,” Jaquish said. “They’re really… Continue reading →

Forget RPI: Win over Auburn more significant than numbers for LSU

Associated Press photo by Julie Bennett/AL.com, Julie Bennett -- LSU guard Tim Quarterman pressures Auburn forward Cinmeon Bowers during LSU's 84-61 win Tuesday night in Auburn, Alabama.

AUBURN, Ala. — As it turned out, a convincing road win against Auburn on Tuesday night did little — on the surface anyway — to enhance the LSU men’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament résumé. But a computer-generated rating percentage index, which LSU can’t control, took a back seat anyway to what the Tigers could… Continue reading →

Final two games offer opportunity, danger for Lady Tigers

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard DaShawn Harden shoots for three over Ole Miss players during the Tigers' 70-41 win in January. Harden is averaging 10.2 points per game as LSU visits Ole Miss on Thursday night.

So much opportunity remains out there for the LSU women’s basketball team — and so much danger. LSU can win its last two Southeastern Conference games at Ole Miss on Thursday and at home Sunday against Texas A&M and wind up with the No. 3 seed in next week’s conference tournament, virtually locking up a berth in the… Continue reading →

LSU baseball embarks on busy stretch starting with Southeastern Louisiana game Thursday

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU's Kade Scivicque (22) is ruled safe at second base Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, during their game against Nicholls State at Alex Box Stadium.

Coach Paul Mainieri is ready to test his entire pitching staff. He’ll get the chance over the next few days. LSU’s game against Southeastern Louisiana scheduled for Wednesday was moved to Thursday night, setting up a furious week and a half of baseball. The Tigers will play four games in four days, six games in seven… Continue reading →

Ross Dellenger: How long will Jared Foster remain in LSU baseball lineup; what would an LSU football battling order look like?

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Jared Foster (17) celebrates with teammate Alex Bregman (8) after scoring on a base hit by Mark Laird (9) in the sixth inning, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

. Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

How LSU's pitching rotation will be affected by postponing game vs. Southeastern

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU shortstop Alex Bregman (8) celebrates his leadoff home run in the fourth inning against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 21, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Due to the continued inclement weather forecast for the Baton Rouge area on Wednesday, the LSU-Southeastern Louisiana baseball game has been moved to Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading →

On deck: Southeastern Louisiana at LSU

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU right-hander Doug Norman lost his first career start last week.

Southeastern (5-3) at LSU (6-1) WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: Alex Box Stadium RANKINGS: LSU is ranked as low as No. 8 and has high as No. 2. Southeastern Louisiana is not ranked. STARTING PITCHERS: SLU, Jr. LH Domenick Carlini (0-0, 3.00) vs. LSU, Fr. RH Doug Norman (0-1, 7.71) TV: None. ONLINE STREAMING: Online only at SEC… Continue reading →

Rabalais: It’s cold outside, but Lady Tigers are riding a hot streak

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Beth Torina coaches against Memphis, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

The weather at Tiger Park on Tuesday was chilling. The home team couldn’t be hotter. The LSU softball team returned from the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in posh Palm Springs, California, over the weekend with another sack full of victories, five of them, pushing their record to16-0. It’s the best start in school history. LSU’s ranking… Continue reading →

LSU basketball grabs key win at Auburn behind 15-0 surge in the second half

Associated Press photo by Julie Bennett/AL.com, Julie Bennett -- LSU guard Tim Quarterman pressures Auburn forward Cinmeon Bowers during LSU's 84-61 win Tuesday night in Auburn, Alabama.

AUBURN, Ala. — Bad things are supposed to come in threes. For the LSU men’s basketball team, good things came in threes Tuesday night, at a crucial point in a must-win Southeastern Conference matchup with Auburn. On six trips down the floor early in the second half, LSU scored 15 unanswered points on three… Continue reading →

Southern will start home-opening series against Prairie View on Friday, as weather concerns resurface

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern's Tyler Kirksey follows through on a bases-loaded triple during a 2013 game against Prairie View at Lee-Hines Field. The Jaguars and Panthers will begin a three-game series Friday.

The weather continues to force changes to Southern’s baseball schedule. The Jaguars have had almost as many postponements (two) as games played (three) so far, and they announced Tuesday that the home- and Southwestern Athletic Conference schedule-opening weekend series against Prairie View has been modified. The series will begin with a single game at 1… Continue reading →

LSU women's basketball coach Nikki Caldwell drops the glasses, but it's not a fashion statement

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Joined by players from left, Alliyah Fareo (35), Jenna Deemer (1) and Jasmine Rhodes (10), LSU Lady Tigers head coach Nikki Caldwell reacts after LSU Lady Tigers guard Raigyne Moncrief (11) is fouled by Georgia Bulldogs guard/forward Pachis Roberts (11), giving Moncrief a chance at two free throws, Thursday, Feb. 19, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

. Nikki Caldwell’s bio on LSUSports.net mentions her fashion sense. The LSU women’s basketball coach’s collaboration on her on-court outfits with fellow former Tennessee player Shyra Ely-Gash is well documented. Caldwell in recent years incorporated a thin pair of eye glasses into her look, but the last couple of games they’ve been absent (no jokes about… Continue reading →

LSU freshman Doug Norman gunning for ‘W’ in second career start

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU right-hander Doug Norman lost his first career start last week.

Doug Norman hates losing. So when the Tigers (6-1) suffered their only loss this season season against Nicholls State, with the LSU freshman right-hander on the mound, it stung him. “If my team loses the game, and I’m the pitcher, it tears me up,” Norman said. “As a pitcher, it’s extremely personal because you’re the only position… Continue reading →

Decision on moving LSU-Southeastern Louisiana baseball game to be made Wednesday morning

Advocate Staff Photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- As the sun sets in the western sky, LSU's Chris Chinea leads the Tigers in a pre game chant prior to their game against Arkansas at LSU's Alex Box Stadium on Friday.

LSU will decide Wednesday morning if it will move its baseball game against Southeastern Louisiana, scheduled for Wednesday night, to Thursday, a school spokesman said. The Tigers (6-1) and Lions (5-3) are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alex Box Stadium. Wednesday’s forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain and a high… Continue reading →

LSU football releases many roster changes; check out who redshirted, changed jersey numbers, walked on, more

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field for the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

Tigers face a critical matchup at Auburn

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU Tigers head coach Johnny Jones watches his players compete against Auburn from the bench area, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

The magic number for the LSU men’s basketball team since Johnny Jones became the Tigers’ head coach three years ago, and especially this season, is 70. When LSU’s up-tempo offense has scored at least 70 points under Jones, the Tigers have compiled a 44-15 record, with a 17-1 mark this year. The lone loss… Continue reading →

Alabama State rallies to beat Southern men in final second

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Jaguars forward Keith Davis (4) drives to the goal past Alabama State Hornets center Wendell Lewis (00), Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Jamel Waters swished an 18-foot jumper with 0.5 seconds left to give Alabama State a 56-54 victory against Southern on Monday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The dramatic finish was reminiscent of one that took place when the Hornets beat the Jaguars 63-59 four weeks earlier in Montgomery. The victory enabled ASU (16-7 overall) to… Continue reading →

Free-throw woes can’t derail Southern women, who post their 12th straight win

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars guard Britney Washington (21) gets the layup past Alabama State Lady Hornets guard Tabitha Bradshaw (3), Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

The Southern women could have made things easier on themselves with better foul shooting. The Jaguars barely made 50 percent of their season-high 49 free-throw attempts, but it was more than enough in a 72-58 victory against Alabama State on Monday night in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Southern, which is second in the… Continue reading →

LSU gymnasts up to No. 2, next up No. 5 Crimson Tide

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Rheagan Courville celebrates her performance on the uneven bars against Florida in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

Still riding the wave of Friday night’s huge dual-meet win against defending NCAA co-champion Florida in front of a record crowd, the LSU gymnastics team got another shot of confidence Monday. With only three competitions remaining before the postseason begins, LSU, which was third in the nation going into the matchup with Florida, learned it was second… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Tigers, Lady Tigers need to find the will to survive

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU guard Josh Gray hits the floor during an 81-77 loss to Auburn earlier this month in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU seeks revenge Tuesday night at Auburn.

The LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers are packing their bags this week for a pair of road games that will have a huge impact on their postseason travels. They need to pack a couple of wins for their return trips. Skip the T-shirts and trinkets; and for goodness sake, don’t buy the overpriced bottled… Continue reading →

LSU’s bullpen excels over weekend; Wednesday’s game against Southeastern Louisiana could move to Thursday

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri addresses his infield players during a pitching change, relieving LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche' (16) with Collin Strall (30), Friday, Feb. 20, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Zac Person said before the season that LSU’s relievers would have more defined roles this season than they did a year ago. He didn’t mention that he’d have one of the biggest roles of them all. The Tigers’ hot bats and highly touted freshman starters overshadowed the bullpen’s outing in a three-game series sweep over Boston… Continue reading →

Southern has another baseball matchup with Nicholls State postponed

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Southern coach Roger Cador

Mother Nature doesn’t seem to want Southern and Nicholls State to meet on a baseball diamond. For the second time in a week, a game between the Jaguars and Colonels has been postponed because of bad weather. Southern was scheduled to open the season at Nicholls State on Feb. 17, but that game was postponed until May… Continue reading →

LSU women's basketball team's RPI drops to No. 67 after Thursday's loss at Arkansas

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Joined by players from left, Alliyah Fareo (35), Jenna Deemer (1) and Jasmine Rhodes (10), LSU Lady Tigers head coach Nikki Caldwell reacts after LSU Lady Tigers guard Raigyne Moncrief (11) is fouled by Georgia Bulldogs guard/forward Pachis Roberts (11), giving Moncrief a chance at two free throws, Thursday, Feb. 19, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

. If there was any evidence needed as to how much the LSU Lady Tigers need a win Thursday at Ole Miss after Sunday’s 63-41 blowout loss at Arkansas, the numbers proved it Monday.

LSU’s RPI dropped from No. 63 to No. 67 according to the list released by the NCAA on Monday. The Lady Tigers slipped to… Continue reading →

LSU catcher Kade Scivicque named co-SEC player of the week

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU catcher Kade Scivicque (22) celebrates his second home run of the game with volunteer assistant coach Will Davis (52) as Scivicque rounds third base, Saturday, Feb. 21, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

. LSU senior catcher Kade Scivicque was named Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week, sharing the award with Florida outfielder Buddy Reed. Scivicque batted .545 (6-for-11) as LSU went 3-1 last week. He had one double, two homers, four RBI, five runs, a 1.182 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base percentage.

In LSU’s three-game sweep last… Continue reading →

LSU sophomore infielder Sahvanna Jaquish named SEC softball player of the week

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Memphis infielder Brooke Lee (23) is safe on third as LSU infielder Sahvanna Jaquish (2) catches the ball late, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

. LSU sophomore infielder Sahvanna Jaquish was named the Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week on Monday. Jaquish is the second LSU player to win the award this season. This is the first player of the week award for Jaquish from the league, as she is the first since Allison Falcon received the award… Continue reading →