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Frank Wilson 2.0: New Orleans native, Fournette family friend Jabbar Juluke hired as LSU running backs coach

Advocate file photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jabbar Juluke, then the head coach at Edna Karr, yells to his players during the Class 4A state championship game against Neville in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 7, 2012. Juluke, who later spent three years as an assistant at Louisiana Tech, was announced as LSU's new running backs coach Saturday.

Mark Bonis hates to compare coaches – just like he hates to compare players. Everyone has their own individuality, the Brother Martin coach says. Everyone is their own man. But when it comes to Frank Wilson, LSU’s former running backs coach, and his replacement hired Saturday, Jabbar Juluke, Bonis is in a tough spot. The similarities are just… Continue reading →

‘One-stop shop:’ IMG Academy, rapidly becoming a mecca for college football recruiters, is unlike any other high school in the world

Photo provided by IMG Academy

The man’s name was Don Zoloty. That’s really all Paul Henderson knew at the time. The man approached as Paul and his son — 6-foot-7, 300-pound Justin — were leaving a football camp in New Orleans in the spring of 2014. Justin dominated the camp, whipping much older players and impressing, among others, this man named Dan Zoloty.… Continue reading →

LSU reels in four commitments after Saturday’s junior day

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Scotlandville's Torrianto Sims II (21) and Kelvin Joseph (20) celebrate in a game last season.

LSU’s junior day did indeed produce commitments — four of them. Scotlandville defensive back Kelvin Joseph and Landry-Walker defensive back Corione Harris, both currently sophomores in high school, committed to LSU on Saturday. Lutcher dual-threat quarterback Jontre Kirklin and Catholic running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a pair of juniors, also made verbal pledges to the… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: LSU simply wanted this one more, and the Tigers couldn’t ask to be in a better spot for the SEC stretch run

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Johnny Jones coaches against Texas A&M in the second half, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

A knock-your-eyes-out beautiful Saturday afternoon outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center belied the knockout nature of the game being played inside. These were the desperate hours for LSU and Texas A&M. Both teams coming off Southeastern Conference losses — in the case of the Aggies, four of them in a row — while off to the east… Continue reading →

LSU basketball notebook: Free-throw sharpshooting was pivotal against Texas A&M; Ben Simmons goes all 40 minutes without a breather

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Ben Simmons (25) calls out to his teammates as he stands with LSU forward Craig Victor II (32) in the second half, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at LSU's PMAC in Baton Rouge, La.

Less than 72 hours after a dreadful night at the free-throw line in a loss at South Carolina, the LSU men’s basketball team redeemed itself in Saturday’s crucial victory over Texas A&M. On Wednesday night, LSU was just 5-of-14 in the first half and 16-of-28 from the charity stripe for the game in a 94-83 loss that knocked… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers look to fend off revenge-minded Georgia

Ever since the LSU women’s basketball team defeated Georgia on Jan. 24, both clubs have taken opposite trajectories. The Lady Tigers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak, their past two coming against ranked opponents. On the other hand, the Lady Bulldogs have won four straight, securing their past two victories by… Continue reading →

LSU gymnastics team comes up short at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 5 LSU gymnastics team put together a solid 196.800 score Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Tigers lost at No. 11 Georgia in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia (4-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) put up a season-high 197.525 score to come away with the win. LSU (7-2,… Continue reading →

The LSU softball team won’t start 25-0 again: Pacific stuns the Tigers 2-1

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Baylee Corbello (19) pitches against Connecticut in the Tiger Classic, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

There will be no repeat 25-0 start for the LSU softball team this season. Hours after demolishing Connecticut 13-2 — the Tigers’ third mercy-rule victory in their first three games — they were stunned with a 2-1 loss to Pacific on Saturday night at Tiger Park. LSU mustered only five hits and committed three errors, and coach Beth… Continue reading →

LSU softball posts pair of run-rule wins

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU players raise their hands at the end of the singing of the National Anthem during LSU's opening night against Ohio State, Friday, February 12, 2016, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

Last year’s LSU softball team won 21 games via the mercy rule. One day into this season, the Tigers already have two such victories. Behind dominant pitching and a pair of early-inning explosions, LSU snagged two 9-0, run-rule shortened wins against Ohio State and North Florida on Friday night in a packed Tiger Park.… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Softball season couldn’t have started any better for LSU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Carley Hoover (21) pitches in the first inning against Ohio State during LSU's opening night, Friday, February 12, 2016, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

Constance Quinn slid into second base Friday night, a bubble gum bubble leading the way. If the LSU Tigers are feeling the pressure of colossal expectations — or were dismayed by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ budgetary saber rattling — they certainly weren’t showing it. No. 3-ranked LSU started the 2016 softball season… Continue reading →

‘Proven winner’ Jared Poché to start opening night for LSU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Jared Poche warms up in the bullpen with catcher Kade Scivicque before the start of their game against Auburn, Friday, Apr. 10, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium.

In what could be his last season at LSU, Jared Poche’ will throw the Tigers’ first pitch. The Lutcher junior will start the Tigers’ Feb. 19 season opener against Cincinnati, LSU coach Paul Mainieri told The Advocate on Friday following the team’s scrimmage. “It’s his third year, probably going to be his last year at LSU,” Mainieri… Continue reading →

Former Georgia coach Jay Clark where he wants to be at LSU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU junior Jessica Savona speaks with associate head coach Jay Clark after her performance on the floor against Minnesota, Friday, Mar. 6, 2015, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Kinsey Clark scales the uneven bars at the far end of the LSU gymnastics training facility. She reaches the high bar, takes two swings and dismounts with a back tuck, sticking and saluting her dad, Jay, sitting off to the side. Next is a post-practice workout with strength coach Earl Chevalier. Ten-year-old Kinsey joins the 15 Tigers… Continue reading →

Juniors flock to LSU this weekend for ‘Boys From The Boot’

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Les Miles addresses the crowd last week during The Gridiron Club Bayou Bash, which celebrates LSU's incoming recruiting class.

Catholic High running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire wants to feel needed when LSU’s junior day ends Saturday night. Madison Prep defensive end Bryan Jones just wants a scholarship offer. About 40 players are expected at LSU’s junior day event Saturday dubbed “Boys From The Boot,” a day-long, invitation-only affair for Louisiana-only 2017 recruits. These current high school juniors from around… Continue reading →

Pen, pencils out: NCAA football rules proposals would allow coaches to use tablets, replay officials to call targeting

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Deion Jones was called for targeting late in LSU's game against Auburn.

College football coordinators can do away with those oversized, cumbersome laminated playsheets — at least in the press box. The coaches’ booth is indeed evolving. The NCAA football rules committee approved a proposal this week allowing coaches in the press box booth to use tablets, computers and other electronic devices during games and in locker rooms at halftime.… Continue reading →

LSU softball team opens season with busy weekend

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU first baseman Sandra Simmons (3) celebrates her solo home run with head coach Beth Torina in the fourth inning against Auburn, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

The No. 3-ranked LSU softball team opens the season by playing five games this weekend and coach Beth Torina plans to give her lineup card a workout. The Tigers host the five-team Tiger Classic at Tiger Park, playing Ohio State at 5 p.m. Friday followed by a game against North Florida at 7:30 p.m. LSU will play… Continue reading →

Friendly competition has Beth Torina and the LSU softball team eyeing even more success

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU's Bianka Bell

Bianka Bell insists there is no rivalry. Sahvanna Jaquish begs to differ. The pair of LSU softball sluggers claimed the top two spots in the school’s single-season home run column last year, with Bell’s 18 homers edging Jaquish’s total by only one. After Jaquish initially broke the record with 17 in 2014, she and Bell spent all… Continue reading →

‘As good as a crafty lefty comes’: LSU pitcher John Valek III nudges way into weekend discussion

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's John Valek (27) pitches during the Purple and Gold World Series, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

The second of John Valek III’s 42 career starts came with trepidation. The lefty, who dips as low as 66 mph with a breaking ball, ventured to Kentucky with a winless Akron team eight games into a 22-game, season-opening road trip that avoided a frigid Ohio winter. “Man, it was three years ago,” Valek said Wednesday, struggling to recall… Continue reading →

LSU mulls missed opportunities in loss to South Carolina

LSU forward Craig Victor II (32) drives past Mississippi State forward Gavin Ware (20) during an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (Hilary Scheinuk /The Advocate via AP)   MAGS OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT; NO FORNS; LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT (INCLUDING GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT, 225, 10/12, INREGISTER, LBI CUSTOM); MANDATORY CREDIT

It was difficult to pinpoint one thing that cost the LSU a chance to pull out a victory in a road game against a 20-win South Carolina team on Wednesday night. In fact, it was a combination of things that conspired to go wrong at the worst possible time for LSU — in the… Continue reading →

Track and field teams prepare for three events

Members of the LSU track and field program will spread out this weekend as the Tigers and Lady Tigers will headline two-day events at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday while also playing host to the LSU High Performance Meet on Saturday. LSU’s sprinters and… Continue reading →

LSU Baseball Notes: Pitchers Riley Smith, Collin Strall dealing with shoulder soreness

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU right-hander Collin Strall delivers a pitch against Kentucky last March. Strall, who made 22 relief appearances last season, has not pitched with the team since preseason practice began.

Nine days before it opens the 2016 season against Cincinnati, shoulder soreness is stifling the LSU baseball team. Righties Riley Smith and Collin Strall have been sidelined with undiagnosed shoulder problems, Strall for about two weeks and Smith’s troubles coming to coach Paul Mainieri’s attention just 15 minutes before he addressed reporters on Wednesday. A power-throwing… Continue reading →

NCAA will weigh LSU’s nonconference struggles

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The LSU basketball team’s nonconference struggles, when the Tigers were without guard Keith Hornsby and forward Craig Victor, will be considered by the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee when the group meets a month from now to select the 68-team NCAA tournament field. Yet, Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione, chair of the 10-person… Continue reading →