This is what you need to know about new LSU basketball coach Will Wade:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
You’d expect Will Wade’s once-upon-a-time boss, former Clemson coach Oliver Purnell, to speak well of his ex-protégé.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Will Wade is LSU’s new basketball coach. The word “new” has a lot of facets to it when it comes to Mr. Wade, the now former VCU coach who won’t be 35 until late November after the Tigers — his Tigers — have tipped off the coming season. LSU’s bringing in a coach whose initial warranty is still valid, one who will get carded if he orders a glass of wine at dinner.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As Lexie Priessman packed up to head home from the SEC gymnastics championship meet, she grabbed one of those big, round, yellow-and-blue Southeastern Conference logo signs that helped decorate Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The games. The brackets. The takeout food. The lost sleep. The last-second shots that remind you this is the best three weeks in sports, even once your bracket is toast.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Once during a basketball game Ben Jobe was coaching at Southern, a fan sitting behind the Jaguars bench called one of the referees “a blind S.O.B.”
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Johnny Jones is out as LSU’s basketball coach, a sad but inevitable turn of events for a program that now finds itself in need of a major cultural overhaul.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Johnny Jones pulled his SUV up to the back of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, locking it as he headed inside for his latest news conference with a jaunty “honk honk” from the car horn.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
It is only February and it was only an 8-1 victory against winless Hofstra. But one night after watching his bullpen crater against UNO, LSU coach Paul Mainieri had to be encouraged by what he saw Wednesday from his pitching staff.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By the dozens they came to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Tuesday night, the curious, the bored, the people who always slow down and gawk when they see a Tigers crash.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
In their Everest climb of a season, the LSU gymnastics team has seen the summit and knows whose flag is still planted there.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
From the air, the Cimetiere Americain, as the locals call it, spread across 27 tree-lined acres on the dusty outskirts of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia, looks like a football field.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
In the short term, Brandon Harris’ decision Monday to transfer away from LSU after he graduates in May can be construed as a good thing.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Amidst a season that has been the worst of times, storied players from LSU’s basketball past gathered Saturday to remember the best of times.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ed Orgeron’s veneer is all about passion and emotion. If the new LSU coach hasn’t copyrighted the phrase “One heartbeat,” he should get on it quickly to outflank some unscrupulous huckster. (Hey, even I know people who can slap a slogan on a T-shirt.)
Sahvanna Jaquish watched freshman Nicky Dawson impossibly track down one of her practice pop flies and turn it into an out. There was a flash of annoyance, followed by amazement, followed by a deep-seated sense of satisfaction.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The other day, a retired friend was telling me about a sports conversation he was having with a group of other retirees.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Ed Orgeron marched to the podium Wednesday for his first Bayou Bash recruiting party as LSU’s head coach, looking very much like a man who brought home the record catch in the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Every time Kramer Robertson opens his cell phone, the reminder is there — the image of high disappointment in high definition.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The special of the day at Thursday’s LSU men’s basketball media availability was denial, with a side of mounting frustration.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. — In honor of Clemson’s game-winning drive in Monday night’s CFP National Championship Game, a two-minute drill of thoughts on the just-completed college football season:
Monday, January 09, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. — Curse Nick Saban’s name now if it makes you feel better, as his championships and Mercedes-Benz dealerships (he now owns part of two) and bank accounts grow.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. — Remember that scene in “The Naked Gun” when Leslie Nielsen is trying to disperse a crowd watching a fireworks factory explode in the background?
Friday, January 06, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. — Scour the sportsbooks of Las Vegas, scan the horizon for offshore betting accounts or peer into the shadows for a local bookie — Pssst, the password is “Dabo” — and you won’t find a line that has Clemson favored over Alabama in Monda…
Sunday, January 01, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — Like with most people who speak their minds candidly, Booger McFarland often tells people something they don’t want to hear.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Everyone knows what a tumultuous 2016 it’s been for LSU: firings, hirings, the off-again/on-again/gone-to-the-NFL saga of one Leonard Fournette, plus the off-the-field traumas that have impacted so many in our community.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
After we clear away the ribbons and the wrappings and pop some Christmas leftovers in the microwave, here is a hale and hearty holiday list of Christmas wishes for the sporting folk in our midst, and one or two for our sorely tested community afte…
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
It’s become fashionable as these frantic holiday hours tick past to lump the decisions by Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey into the same category.
LSU and Louisville meet in football for the first time, squaring off on the morning of New Year’s Eve in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Here’s a primer on the Cardinals and their school, from Lamar Jackson to Johnny U. to the guy who helped …
Saturday, December 17, 2016
It would have been nice, perhaps even glorious, had Leonard Fournette played in just one more game for LSU.