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LSU’s spring-game spotlight falls on quarterbacks Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings again

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Anthony Jennings

Brandon Harris sat quietly in front of an LSU-logoed backdrop Thursday, giving measured, thoughtful answers to media questions in advance of Saturday’s spring game. Voices around him swirled and mixed together with the weight of expectations for him that hung in the air two days before what could be one of the most pivotal days of the… Continue reading →

LSU spring game: Three things to watch

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU freshman wide receiver D.J. Chark catches a pass in a drill during practice at LSU's Charles McClendon Practice Fields, Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Everyone will have their eyes on LSU’s quarterbacks. But here are three more spring game issues worth attention: 1 Wide receiver Not all the passing game woes were Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris’ fault. The young receivers made their share of mistakes in 2014. Improvement is the… Continue reading →

NCAA gymnastics notebook: LSU will have several competitors in Sunday’s individual finals

Florida's Kytra Hunter looks back during her vault attempt at the NCAA women's Gymnastics Championships Friday, April 17, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORT WORTH, Texas — As shocking as LSU’s exit from the team competition was Friday night at the NCAA gymnastics championships, it was not the end of the Tigers’ season. Six LSU gymnasts will compete Sunday in the individual event finals after finishing among the top four and ties among the gymnasts in the evening semifinal session.… Continue reading →

Guard Shanice Norton signs with LSU women’s basketball team

The LSU women’s basketball team added a player in the spring signing period when guard Shanice Norton signed her National Letter of Intent, the school announced Friday. Norton is a 5-foot-8 native of London who spent the past two seasons at the Potter’s House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. She played AAU basketball for the Jacksonville Lady… Continue reading →

LSU report: Women’s tennis team advances to SEC semifinals

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 24 LSU defeated No. 7 Texas A&M 4-3 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament for just the third time. Down 5-2 in the third set with elimination hanging in the balance, LSU sophomore Skylar Holloway reeled off four of five games to push the match to… Continue reading →

LSU Spring game rosters, injured players, times of interest, Travonte Valentine tweets

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU offensive lineman, Garrett Brumfield (78), left, participates in a drill Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

LSU released its spring game rosters earlier Friday. They are below. Here are some nuggets: Quarterbacks Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, running back Darrel Williams and receiver John Diarse will play for both teams – White and Purple – in the spring game. The White Team appears to include most, if not all, of the starters.… Continue reading →

Video: CBS News on LSU’s Lloimincia Hall, not your ‘typical’ gymnast; Says Hall: ‘So what? Let’s have some fun’

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU gymnast Lloimincia Hall photographed in LSU's practice facility Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

As the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship gets set to begin on Friday, all eyes will be on LSU senior Lloimincia Hall. She’s the number one gymnast in the country for floor routine, with seven perfect 10s over her college career. But Hall has achieved success in a way different than most gymnasts, reports CBS News.… Continue reading →

LSU spring game preview and rosters: Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says focus will be on results

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron works with his players during warmups at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Spring football practice has been about improvement for LSU’s quarterbacks, says Cam Cameron. For the Tigers offensive coordinator, Saturday’s spring game will be about results. “It’s a leadership position,” Cameron said Thursday after LSU’s final pre-spring game practice. “Lead your group. Get your group in the end zone. “One thing we’ve done is charted guys ability to get their… Continue reading →

Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis wants the school’s lawsuit against him dismissed

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with defensive coordinator John Chavis before the Sam Houston State game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

More filings were made Wednesday in the messy divorce between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis. Chavis, now in the same position at Texas A&M, wants LSU’s lawsuit against him in Louisiana court dismissed and argues that Texas is the proper venue for the case. The latest filings are mild compared to past… Continue reading →

LSU pitcher Alex Lange bumped up to No. 1 role, has ‘potential’ of a Gausman, Nola, Paul Mainieri says

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, left, and catcher Kade Scivicque, right, meet on the mound with starting pitcher Alex Lange during a March 28 game against Kentucky at Alex Box Stadium. Lange is scheduled to start Friday at Georgia.

Alex Lange received the news Tuesday afternoon. After the freshman right-hander threw a bullpen session to test his right elbow, LSU coach Paul Mainieri informed the Missouri native of his plans: Lange would move up to the Friday night role, pushing sophomore left-hander Jared Poché into the Saturday spot. “(Mainieri) just said, ‘Are you comfortable doing… Continue reading →

LSU All-Americans Lloimincia Hall, Jessie Jordan to finish NCAA careers in their home state of Texas

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU gymnasts Jessie Jordan and Lloimincia Hall photographed in LSU's practice facility Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Early in her LSU gymnastics career, Lloimincia Hall dreamed she would get the opportunity end her career where it started: in her home state of Texas. At the time, Hall figured that was pretty unlikely considering not many Lone Star schools — particularly the biggies like Texas and Texas A&M — don’t sponsor women’s gymnastics. But… Continue reading →

NCAA gymnastics capsules

No. 2 seed Florida National titles (last): 2 (2014, tie) Coach: Rhonda Faehn, 13th year Regional score: 197.475, 1st Top gymnasts: Kytra Hunter, Bridget Sloan, Alex McMurtry Briefly: Featuring two of the nation’s top all-arounders in Hunter and Sloan, the Gators will be going for a third consecutive national title. No. 3 seed Utah National titles (last): 9 (1995)… Continue reading →

LSU golf teams looks to break out at SEC tourney

It’s been 23 years since the LSU women’s golf team last won the Southeastern Conference championship. It’s been 28 years for the LSU men. Both LSU teams have excellent shots to break those droughts as they compete in this week’s conference championships, the women in Birmingham, Alabama, the men in St. Simons Island, Georgia. The Lady… Continue reading →

LSU tennis teams win at SEC tournament

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The No. 25 LSU men’s tennis team used a dominating doubles point and freshman Simon Freund’s first career Southeastern Conference clinch to defeat South Carolina 4-1 in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday in College Station. Meanwhile in Columbia, South Carolina, LSU’s women beat Missouri 4-1 to win… Continue reading →

Mississippi State, Adidas apologize for vulgar jerseys

Mississippi State athletics director Scott Stricklin and Adidas apologized for an obscene phrase on one of the baseball team’s practice jerseys. The Bulldogs have new Adidas baseball practice jerseys that read “Viva Starkvegas” across the front. There are also small dots across the rest of the jerseys that spell different phrases, including one that is an obscene… Continue reading →

Pitcher Kyle Bouman's solid outing backed up by torrid LSU bats; Tigers cruise to 11-2 win over Lamar

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --   LSU's Alex Bregman is congratulated by his teammates on hitting a home run against Lamar in Alex Box Stadium Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Paul Mainieri had an announcement following LSU’s 11-2 trouncing of Lamar on Wednesday night. When the Tigers travel to Athens, Georgia, to battle the Bulldogs this weekend, LSU’s rotation will have a new Friday night starter. Freshman right-hander Alex Lange, who leads the Southeastern Conference with a 1.39 ERA, will take the hill in the series… Continue reading →

Former LSU quarterback Buddy Lee dies

Felix Holmes “Buddy” Lee, who played quarterback for LSU in 1968-70, died in Florida on April 10 after a lengthy illness at the age of 67. Lee was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in nearby Zachary where he played high school football and earned all-district honors in football, basketball and basketball. He graduated from… Continue reading →

LSU softball team crushes McNeese State 13-4 in five innings

LAKE CHARLES — The No. 3 LSU softball team broke out with 13 runs in three innings as the Tigers defeated McNeese State 13-4 in five innings Wednesday night at Cowgirl Diamond. Eight LSU players had at least one hit, and the Tigers (39-5) drew a season-high 10 walks, leading to four runs in the… Continue reading →