Bum Phillips was one of the most colorful coaches of all time, stalking NFL sidelines in a 10-gallon hat and a belt buckle the size of Slidell. Once, while coaching the Saints in the early 1980s after a successful stint with the Houston Oilers, Bu…
Notes on a golf scorecard while giving thanks that, unlike Tom Brady, I have never split my pants on a golf course. Boarding a plane, yes, but not on a golf course …
If you’re trying to make plans based on what times LSU’s early season football games are supposed to kick off, you’re going to wait a bit longer.
Coming off of 2019’s national championship, Joe Burrow’s Heisman Trophy and the three day-long informercial for the program that was the NFL draft, the Tigers’ football brand couldn’t be hotter.
So this must be a little glimpse into how 1945 felt, waiting for news of some far-flung capital falling to overwhelming Allied forces.
Two months of near unrelenting gloom and doom because of the coronavirus pandemic are starting to give way to thin shafts of light piercing through the clouds. NASCAR racing resuming this weekend. A pro golf charity foursome teeing it up Sunday fo…
The task for filmmaker Jim Jorden when crafting a documentary on LSU’s historic 2019 season was not how to fill up an hour — but what to leave on the proverbial cutting room floor.
It turned out to be a rushed construction job, but returning LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini said the Tigers have been able to do enough to get the foundation laid for the coming season.
Notes on a golf scorecard while setting a wakeup call for middle of the night Korean baseball (I’ll watch anything live at this point) …
Going into last season, the motivation for the LSU football team was that it was chock full of players and coaches who no one else wanted.
Garrett Nussmeier didn’t commit to play quarterback for LSU as part of the 2020-21 class because he wants to come in and try to be the next Joe Burrow.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey says the league is aiming for an on-time start to the college football season in September.
LSU co-gymnastics head coach Jay Clark says he’s like everyone else during the coronavirus lockdown, trying to get creative in the way he stays busy and mastering the art of videoconferencing.
If anyone wonders whether the loss of a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, first-round draft choices at wide receiver and tailback and the driving force behind the changes in LSU’s record-setting 2019 offense would have the Tigers reverting back …
One of the biggest question marks for LSU heading toward a question-filled 2020 football season is an offensive line that lost four starters from last season’s national championship unit.
The cancelation of this year’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament did not mean a cancelation of funding for charities in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
Landon Jackson could have easily stayed in state or closer to home with scholarship offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
There is a photograph of Marino Casem in The Advocate’s archives, black and white and grainy. By today’s digital standards, it would be quickly discarded.
The final clincher on how great a football team LSU had in 2019 comes not from boastful local pride but the collective antiseptic, analytical eye of the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach texted his quarterback, Pat Mahomes, to gauge his thoughts on who the team should select with their first-round pick.
The lack of live events to wager on because of the coronavirus pandemic has knocked the sports betting industry on its back like an underdog challenger in an MMA fight.
There’s a little alarm clock ringing in Ryan Palmer’s head that tells him he’s supposed to be in New Orleans right now.
The LSU men’s basketball team may be almost completely made over for the 2020-21 season with five signees, two transfers and the uncertain prospect of two Tiger starters testing the NBA waters.
As a group, college athletic directors are not first responders or COVID-19 healthcare workers or grocery store employees bravely facing a constant barrage of customers who have a chance of infecting them. But they are tasked with making huge deci…
When news broke of the NCAA’s decision to cancel spring sports because of coronavirus concerns, the LSU track and field teams were in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the NCAA indoor championships.
Ed Orgeron lost sleep trying to convince K’Lavon Chaisson to come to LSU, showing up at 4 a.m. on his Houston doorstep as Chaisson was about to head to the airport for a recruiting trip to Florida.
The LSU basketball Tigers picked up three signees Wednesday — a pair of four-star prospects and a transfer with a five-star last name.
The PGA Tour is exploring possibilities of returning to competition in June, possibly without fans in attendance at early events, according to a report.
Bayou Classic organizers released a statement Wednesday saying plans for the 2020 Bayou Classic are proceeding as scheduled. Meanwhile, Southern athletic director Roman Banks said he is exploring contingency plans in case the game has to be played…
In the upside-down world of college athletics amid the coronavirus pandemic, a recruiting moratorium isn't putting a stop on big recruiting decisions.
Like the rest of us, Joe Burrow is going through some strange days, cooped up at his parents’ home in Athens, Ohio, amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Like everyone else who follows college football, LSU director of strength and conditioning Tommy Moffitt is waiting to find out if and when the games will go on after the greatest danger passes from the coronavirus pandemic.
LSU senior forward Ayana Mitchell and LSU-Shreveport junior guard DeAuja Thompson were named Louisiana co-players of the year for women’s college basketball, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced Monday.
This was supposed to be Masters week (April 6-12). So, while waiting for the planned rescheduling of the Masters tournament this fall (Nov. 12-15), we’re been re-creating one of the seven sandwiches on the concession stand menu at Augusta National…
This was supposed to be Masters week (April 6-12). So, while we wait for the planned rescheduling of the Masters tournament this fall (Nov. 12-15), we’re recreating one of the seven sandwiches on the concession stand menu at Augusta National Golf …
The program that put together the greatest season in college football history may be on the doorstep of making NFL draft history.