The LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will get to show off and visit with their fans Friday night as the second Bayou Madness takes place at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Admission is free. Activities will begin outside at 6:45 p.m. with a pep rally on the south pad of the Maravich Center. Handicap parking for the event is located in parking lot 105 next to the Natatorium and tennis practice courts. Shuttle service from this lot will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end an hour after the event concludes.

There will be a kid’s zone outside the Maravich Center with inflatables, face painters and a photo booth for kids of all ages.

On-court activities will start at 7:30 p.m. as both the 2014-15 Tigers and Lady Tigers will be introduced by emcees Derek Ponamsky of Guaranty Broadcasting and Emily Dixon of and Cox Sports TV.

Men’s golf

Team wraps up season at Collegiate Championships: Following back-to-back victories at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and David Toms Intercollegiate in recent weeks, the No. 6-ranked LSU Tigers are ready to wrap up their 2014 fall season this weekend at the ninth-annual United States Collegiate Championship beginning Friday at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.

The three-day, 54-hole championship kicks off with Friday’s first round, followed by the second round on Saturday and the final round on Sunday. Tee times for Friday and Saturday will begin at 8 a.m. while the final round begins at 7:30 a.m. as The Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia will play to a par 72 and 7,017 yards for the weekend.

This year’s U.S. Collegiate Championship will feature one of the strongest fields the Tigers will face during the 2014-15 regular season as nine teams in the 15-team field qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships a season ago, including five programs that advanced to the eight-team match play tournament for the national championship.

In addition, the tournament features five top-10, eight top-25 and 13 top-50 teams in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index released by the publication on Monday morning.


Lady Tigers battle Tennessee for SEC standing: Positioning on the Southeastern Conference table will be on the line Friday night when the LSU Tigers make the trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, to face the homestanding Lady Volunteers with kickoff set for 6:05 p.m. at the Regal Soccer Stadium as the match will be featured live on the SEC Network+ digital platform.

Fans can watch the Tigers (5-8-2, 1-4-1 SEC) and Lady Volunteers (6-7-1, 1-4-1) in action online at or with the Watch ESPN app on all smartphones and tablets.


Two-match swing with Missouri begins Friday: Currently on a three-match winning streak, the LSU volleyball team returns to action on Friday evening, traveling to take on the Missouri Tigers at 6 p.m. inside the Hearnes Center in Columbia on the SEC Network.

The Tigers are currently in their longest conference road stretch of the season which began this past Sunday, and by the time the team returns to the friendly confines of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in two weeks will have taken on Mizzou, Kentucky this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and Ole Miss next Wednesday in Oxford.

Paul Sunderland and Nell Fortner will have the call for the SEC Network telecast on Friday, while LSU will take on the 12th-ranked Wildcats on SEC Network+ this weekend.

After starting the SEC slate with three consecutive losses, LSU has bounced back in a big way to play its best volleyball at possibly the right time in winning three of its last five and six of the last 10 overall to sit at 8-7 on the year and 3-3 in conference play. With just 12 matches remaining in the regular season, the squad is hoping it can continue to trend upward in the league standings.