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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 →

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 →

Rabalais: His resilience on display, Anthony Jennings won’t give up LSU’s starting quarterback job without a fight

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Anthony Jennings

It’s long been the assumption at LSU regarding the quarterback candidacy of one Brandon Harris that it’s only a matter of time. He will eventually burst through the dreaded “potential” barrier and cast Anthony Jennings aside like a deflated New England football. What if it never happens, though? What if Harris turns out to be a paper cowboy,… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles: Anthony Jennings performed 'better on more days,' offense looks sharp in third scrimmage

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU football coach Les Miles says, 'The offense definitely improved' in Saturday scrimmage.

One week after the defense held the upper hand, the offense got even Saturday in the LSU football team’s third scrimmage of the spring. In reaching the two-thirds mark of 15 spring practices allowed, LSU coach Les Miles put his team through a 100-play situational scrimmage — consisting mostly of third-down, red-zone, tight red-zone and two-minute work.… 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 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 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, 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 →

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 →

New Orleans Saints ‘highly interested’ in LSU CB Jalen Collins

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, left, is interviewed by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock on Friday during the school's pro day.

The Saints are taking a look at one of the draft’s fastest climbers. LSU cornerback Jalen Collins spent some time with New Orleans defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff during Friday’s pro day and left with the impression the team has a good amount of interest in him. “They said they’re highly interested,” said Collins, who many believed has… 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 →

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 →

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 cornerback Jalen Collins says the Saints 'said they're highly interested' in him

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) celebrates as he comes off the field after his game-clinching interception with less than two minutes to go, in the game, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, 23-17.

The Saints are taking a look at one of the draft’s fastest climbers. LSU cornerback Jalen Collins spent some time with New Orleans’ defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff at Friday’s pro day and left with the impression that the team has a good amount of interest in him. “They said they’re highly interested,” Collins said. “Talked… Continue reading →

Kenny Hilliard's fast time in the 40-yard dash highlights LSU Pro Day

LSU running back Kenny Hilliard runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  Kenny Hilliard

With only one month remaining until the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off in Chicago, a handful of former LSU players had one final opportunity to showcase their abilities at Pro Day on Friday afternoon. The event proved to be critical for the two former Tigers’ running backs, as both Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee ran the 40-yard dash and participated in… Continue reading →

Change brewing: From “Money” to “Hippo,” LSU’s defense changing under new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU sophomore linebacker Duke Riley fields questions from the media during LSU Football's annual media day at the LSU's Anderson-Feazel Indoor Field, Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Linebacker Duke Riley enjoys his new position on LSU’s defense. After all, who wouldn’t like to be called “Money.” “I like the name to be honest with you,” Riley said Thursday with a smile. The “Money” position is one example of the changes defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is implementing. They’re becoming more clear two-thirds of the way through… 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 →

Greeff posts career best at NCAA championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Frank Greeff set a career-best time in the 200 IM with a mark of 1:45.08 to finish 30th on the first day of NCAA championships. The 400-medley relay team of Logan Rysemus, Silas Dejean, Frank Greeff and Alex Linge finished 20th with a time of 3:10.62. In diving, Daniel… Continue reading →

Live updates: Track the Tigers at LSU Pro Day

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31) buries Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Speedy Noil (2) during the second half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, 23-17.

. Get the latest news and analysis on LSU football players as they chase their dreams making it to the National Football League during the LSU Pro Day on Friday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. Among the players scheduled to participate in the pro day are La'el Collins, Kwon Alexander, D.J. Welter, Terrence Magee, Kenny… Continue reading →