BRISTOL, Conn. - LSU senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson will spend Thursday at the ESPN headquarters, appearing on various ESPN shows and platforms throughout the day as part of the network’s “carwash.”
The ESPN “carwash” for Jefferson begins at 9:50 a.m. with an appearance on First Take on ESPN News. Jefferson will also participate in the network’s social and digital media platforms, including an appearance for ESPN Rise Magazine’s website.
After lunch in the ESPN cafeteria and an opportunity to visit with ESPN personalities, Jefferson will conduct an ESPN.com chat at noon, followed by a live interview on the Scott Van Pelt ESPN radio show at 12:45 p.m. The show also will air tape-delayed on ESPNU at 2 p.m. To access the ESPN.com chat, visit http://
Jefferson will join Erin Andrews on College Football Live, followed by a live interview on ESPN SportsCenter at 2:20 p.m. College Football Live airs at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and re-airs at 3 p.m. on ESPNU. SportsCenter is scheduled to air on ESPN but could be shifted to ESPN News because of the network’s golf coverage of the U.S. Open.
DUNCAN NOMINATED FOR HONDA SPORTS AWARD: Lady Tiger national champion Kimberlyn Duncan is one of four women nominated for the 2010-11 Honda Sports Award that will be presented by the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards to this year’s top female athlete in collegiate track and field.
The list of nominees also features Texas A&M sprinter Jessica Beard, Florida State jumper Kim Williams and Villanova distance runner Sheila Reid.
The winner will also receive consideration for the Honda-Broderick Cup, presented annually to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
With Duncan’s nomination, American Honda will donate $1,000 to LSU’s women’s athletic fund.
The university will receive an additional $5,000 if Duncan wins the award.
Duncan was the top individual point scorer at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, earning 20.5 points to lead the Lady Tigers to a third-place team finish.
She ran the fastest time in the world this year in the 200 meters with a a wind-legal personal best of 22.24 seconds, eclipsing the 22.38 run by the three-time defending world champion Allyson Felix.
TIGERS, ULL AMONG TOP 25 IN BOTH POLLS: The LSU softball team is ranked No. 22 in both the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 final softball polls for 2011.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (51-11) is just behind the Tigers, ranked No. 23 by USA Today/NFCA and No. 25 by ESPN.com/USA Softball.
PETERSON, LOUPE EARN GOLFWEEK ALL-AMERICA HONORS: For the second year in a row, seniors Andrew Loupe and John Peterson have been named Golfweek All-Americans. Loupe and Peterson led Tigers to their second-straight appearance at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships.
Peterson, the 2011 NCAA Individual Champion, is a second-team Golfweek All-America selection for the second time, just over a week after being named a PING first-team All-American.
Loupe was named a Golfweek honorable mention All-American for the second straight season.
CAMPBELLSVILLE SIGNS FORMER TIGER FORWARD HARRIS: Former LSU forward Dennis Harris signed Tuesday to play men’s basketball at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, CU coach Keith Adkins said.
Harris, 6-foot-11, 195 pounds, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. He signed with LSU in 2008. In 2009-10, he started in nine games and appeared in 29 games. He scored in double figures four times, with a high of 12 points off the bench in the SEC opener against Alabama.
Jordan Jefferson ESPN “Car Wash” schedule
All times Central, subject to change
9:50 a.m. ? First Take show (airs on ESPN News because of U.S. Open coverage)
10:10 a.m. ? SportsCenter social media
10:20 a.m. ? ESPN Digital media
10:45 a.m. ? ESPN Rise magazine and website appearance on the field
11 a.m. ? Lunch at the ESPN cafeteria
Noon ? ESPN.com chat (www.ESPN.com/sportsnation/chats)
12:45 p.m. ? Scott Van Pelt Show live on ESPN Radio (airs tape delayed at 2 p.m. on ESPNU)
2:20 p.m. ? SportsCenter (live on either ESPN or ESPN News)
2:30 p.m. ? College Football Live (airs on ESPN2 and then re-airs on ESPNU at 3 p.m.)
Two Lady Tiger track and field athletes have won the Honda Sports Award: D’Andre Hill (1995-96) and Keisha Spencer (1999-2000).
Seimone Augustus won the award for women’s basketball in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and Susan Jackson for gymnastics in 2009-10.
LSU has spent 92 of the last 94 weeks ranked in the polls, dating to 2006.
LSU (40-18) finished coach Yvette Girouard’s final season with the program’s 13th NCAA Regional appearance.
LSU returns 15 letter-winners for 2012, led by NFCA third-team All-American Brittany Mack and All-SEC second-team selection Anissa Young.