Dave Aranda strikes you as the kind of cool hand you’d want handling a crisis in a disaster movie.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
On Monday, the United States will experience the first solar eclipse viewable from coast to coast in 99 years. You can see it, but remember not to look directly at it without proper eye protection.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The PGA Tour enters the final week of its 2016-17 regular season with Thursday’s first round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. The four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs begin Aug. 24 with The Northern Trust in Old Westbury, N…
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
August in south Louisiana is supposed to be thick with football practices and humidity and anticipation for the game’s return. That hasn’t changed, but around the LSU campus there’s something buzzing other than the insects and the frogs.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
CANTON, Ohio — Talking to reporters one last time Friday before his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, Morten Andersen couldn’t get through talking about his son Sebastian introducing him at Saturday night’s ceremony without getting choked up.
CANTON, Ohio — A lot of the focus in football these days is on its problems, especially when it comes to player safety.
Friday, August 04, 2017
CANTON, Ohio — It’s called the Nitschke luncheon: A private affair on the eve of the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, it’s just the greatest players of all time and the new class about to join their exclusive, 310-member club.
Friday, August 04, 2017
The tale of LSU’s preseason camp has become a whodunit, with key characters disappearing page after mysterious page.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Although Cut Off, Louisiana, and Copenhagen, Denmark, are separated by 5,000 miles and a few hundred dialects, Bobby Hebert and Morten Andersen’s stories are pretty similar.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
It’s molten hot outside. You could fry the proverbial egg on the sidewalk or, more in keeping with our current context, on top of Donnie Alexander’s helmet.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Golfers don’t win the men’s Corbett Award. In a state flush with professional-caliber athletes in the big three sports, it usually goes to someone bound for the NFL or the NBA, or a player about to embark on a bus ride through the minor leagues wh…
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Change. That has been Ed Orgeron’s watchword since the day he was named LSU's interim head coach 10 months ago.
Even now, nearly three months after she packed away her leotards and glitter, Ashleigh Gnat is still shining a bright light on LSU through her accomplishments.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
After being swept away by Ronald Reagan’s landslide in the 1984 election, Walter Mondale compared notes with fellow presidential runner-up George McGovern.
LSU coach Paul Mainieri met with the media Wednesday at Alex Box Stadium to put a wrap on the 2017 season and look ahead to 2018. Here are some of the highlights:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Marcus Spears turned and watched a blurry video of him from the 2004 BCS national championship game, lurking in space before returning an interception for a touchdown off Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jason White.
Friday, July 14, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It’s a season of change in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and the reason for that change was summed up succinctly Friday by Southern coach Dawson Odums.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
HOOVER, Ala. — When last we left Alabama, in the shadow of the big pirate ship behind the north end zone at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the Crimson Tide was running up the white flag.
HOOVER, Ala. — Are there cracks in the Alabama armor enough for a little hope to shine through for the rest of the Southeastern Conference this season?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
HOOVER, Ala. — This is the story of how Jim McElwain came to SEC media days ... and jumped the shark.
Monday, July 10, 2017
HOOVER, Ala. — Greg Sankey isn’t going from delivering the opening remarks at Southeastern Conference media days to delivering an opening comedy routine for Jay-Z’s new tour.
HOOVER, Ala. — The day he left Ole Miss 10 years ago after being fired as the Rebels head coach, Ed Orgeron knew there were some things he had to change about himself.
HOOVER, Ala. — Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey opened SEC football media days Monday by touching on a number of topics, from instant replay to transfer rules to the expanded power his office has to reschedule weather-disrupted games.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. — LSU lost two baseball games Monday and Tuesday. Two very big games. And swept away with them went the Tigers’ dream of a seventh College World Series championship.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. — You always knew if LSU ever lost in a championship situation in the College World Series, it would seem like agony for a program and its fans, who have never known anything but success.
OMAHA, Neb. — After 25 years as a family doctor in Lutcher, Dr. Jerry Poché was looking to get away from work for just a little while during the College World Series. He wanted, of course, to watch his son Jared pitch his final games for the LSU Tigers.
Monday, June 26, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. — Don’t know if the outlaw Jesse James ever did much work in these parts, but he would have appreciated what a band of desperadoes the LSU Tigers became in Game 1 of the College World Series finals.
OMAHA, Neb. — LSU catcher Michael Papierski got his historic second home run ball back Saturday in an equitable trade with a young fan.
OMAHA, Neb. — Notes on my baseball scorebook while wondering how much longer I have to live here before I can vote in the next election ...
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Everyone else in the world seems to have an opinion, so what do you think about Kramer’s hair?
OMAHA, Neb. — Way back on April 29, when LSU beat Alabama 4-3 in 11 innings, Paul Mainieri said he breathed a sigh of relief knowing his Tigers had made it to 30 wins against 15 losses.