1. What we learned
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
It was just a glimpse, really, a fleeting snapshot before the lightning began to menace Tiger Stadium and rendered the idea of an outdoor spring game a needless risk — even in a football-mad place like this.
Friday, April 21, 2017
If LSU’s football season is about a love affair between a passionate fan base and their team (you had me at “Call it in the air”), then the spring game is usually mere mild curiosity at first sight.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
ST. LOUIS — Ashleigh Gnat floated off the balance beam and struck that elegant pose she always ends with, her arms unfurling like flower petals.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
ST. LOUIS — In the NCAA championship semifinals Friday night, the LSU Tigers performed like they were in a dream, posting the best score of the day with a brilliant 198.275.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Ask D-D Breaux and she’ll tell you again and again: When it comes to the mounting success of her gymnastics program, many people’s credit is good with her.
Monday, April 10, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — On Wednesday morning at his annual “state of the Masters” news conference, Masters and Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne said this:
Sunday, April 09, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — History repeated in a most ugly way for Jordan Spieth at the par-3 12th hole Sunday at the Masters.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The winner of the 2017 Masters gets a green jacket — and a pretty sizable check to slip into the pocket.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Brian Stuard notched a career achievement by making the cut Friday in his first Masters appearance, but the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans champion left Saturday wanting more.
Friday, April 07, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson made a cranky remark to a reporter after missing the cut Friday that prompted him to issue a video apology.
How do concession prices at the Masters compare to those at LSU’s Alex Box Stadium? It’s not always an apples to apples comparison, but there are some similar items:
Thursday, April 06, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Ernie Els opened last year’s Masters with a ghastly 9, six-putting the first green en route to an 80.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson was supposed to end this Masters slipping his Greek god-like physique into a green jacket.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – World No. 1 and Masters favorite Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the tournament after injuring his back Wednesday afternoon in a fall at his rental house.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — It hasn’t been a stellar season by two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson’s standards, but his caddy, Ted Scott, believes the course and the memories will bring the artist out of his man once again.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former University High golfer Patrick Reed is returning to the field for this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — There’s a permanence about the Masters and Augusta National that’s a major part of their appeal.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Australian golfer Jason Day said Tuesday he remains committed to playing in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans later this month after his mother Adenil's successful lung cancer surgery.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former LSU and current PGA Tour golfer John Peterson has always moved to the beat of his own drummer, so it perhaps was no surprise that he took an unusual approach to reveal to family and friends the gender of his and wife Amanda's…
Monday, April 03, 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The sports world will be consumed by the Masters soon enough, but on Monday the golf world was still consumed by the controversial decision that cost LPGA Tour golfer Lexi Thompson a major championship.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — There’s no Tiger Woods in this year’s Masters, and there are no LSU Tigers, either.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Out of what has been a gloomy stretch of baseball for LSU of late, there has been one bright spot to pierce the darkness:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Now that Will Wade is ensconced in his office as LSU’s new basketball coach, the biggest sports question in Baton Rouge has shifted from:
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.