The Mississippi State game. From the beginning of the season, or at least from the time LSU established itself as a player on the national scene, this looked like a potential choking point for an ambitious Tigers team.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Even before the fence-jumping, fine-inducing, “Here, Joe Burrow, put this beer hat on to celebrate beating Georgia … woo hoo!” crowd was finally shooed off the Tiger Stadium field last Saturday, LSU’s starting quarterback was talking about the cha…
Summary: LSU’s emphatic 36-16 victory over Georgia has actually pushed the Tigers’ bowl projections onto a higher plane than where they were when LSU was 5-0 heading to Florida. All 16 projections we polled this week have LSU in one of the three N…
Tiger fans may regard Alabama, Auburn or Texas A&M as a bigger rival, but LSU has played no football foe more often than Mississippi State. Saturday’s game marks the 112th meeting between the Tigers and Bulldogs. They have played every year ex…
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Baton Rouge still needs an aspirin or two to deal with the hangover from the day-long cocktail party that was Saturday’s 36-16 LSU victory over then-No. 2 Georgia.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
LSU coach Ed Orgeron has been named the Dodd Trophy national coach of the week, the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year and Peach Bowl announced Tuesday.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Foster Moreau was talking to some Georgia players Saturday after LSU's 36-16 upset of the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs when he suddenly felt a larger than usual crowd around him.
The cover story of Life magazine, published 52 years ago Sunday, was entitled “Uncontrolled violence of the pros.” On the cover was a picture of the Green Bay Packers' Jimmy Taylor getting wrapped up by Cleveland Browns linebacker Vince Costello, …
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
LSU and Georgia have not met that often compared to the Tigers' other SEC opponents — this will be just the 31st game between the Tigers and Bulldogs. But in that relatively brief span, LSU and Georgia have played some of the greatest games in eit…
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
GRAPEVINE, Texas — The College Football Playoff selection committee meets in a hotel conference room suite here, behind a façade that looks like The Alamo, with a fake geyser erupting a couple of first downs away.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
GRAPEVINE, Texas — When it comes to the College Football Playoff and its relationship with New Orleans, the expectation is that familiarity breeds success. That’s the feeling of CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock 15 months out from the CFP champi…
Monday, October 08, 2018
Before it all unfolded Monday night, all the chills and the tears and the sound of one of sports’ most immense records shattering, a mic’d up Drew Brees gathered his New Orleans Saints teammates around him like he always does for some fervent word…
As the college football season reaches the midway point and begins the quickening gallop to the finish, we begin to have a better sense of how good teams are and where they may be going.
Sunday, October 07, 2018
The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais is a member of the 2018 Associated Press college football poll voting panel. Here is his ballot after Week 7:
Saturday, October 06, 2018
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As day gradually faded to night and shadows marched across the face of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — much more inexorably than LSU and Florida’s offenses did at times, it must be said — the P.A. system blared out Tom Petty’s defia…
Friday, October 05, 2018
For the first month of the college football season there has been no more compelling story than the LSU Tigers.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
LSU fans may think it unfair that their Tigers have to play Florida every season as their cross-divisional opponent. But truth be known, the Tigers and Gators have met every year since 1971, with Florida holding a slim 32-29-3 lead in the series. …
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
A three-year extension for LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas is on the agenda for Thursday’s LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, coming up for the third time after twice being tabled earlier in the summer.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Former All-American defensive tackle Ronnie Estay will represent LSU as part of the SEC Legends Class of 2018, which will be honored at this year’s SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.
With anticipation building that ESPN will bring its “College Game Day” show to Baton Rouge for next Saturday’s LSU-Georgia game, the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” show will give fans a bit of an appetizer.
Monday, October 01, 2018
Virtually the entire nation of everyone not named Orgeron or Tim Brando has to be surprised LSU is 5-0 and ranked No. 5 in the country. Brando, a Fox broadcaster and Louisiana native, was on the Paul Finebaum Show on Monday saying he saw this comi…
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
It rained in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. It’s never supposed to rain in Tiger Stadium on a football Saturday, the myth of myths when it comes to LSU game days.
The poet Thomas Hardy wrote about the “Convergence of the Twain” after the Titanic met the iceberg on that fateful night in 1912.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Wayde Sims loved his school. He loved his hometown. He had, as his coach Will Wade reminded Friday, a Tiger tattoo on one bicep and a 225 tattoo for Baton Rouge’s area code on the other.
There isn't another LSU rivalry filled with more memorable games than the Tigers' series with Ole Miss. Finding five memorable games isn't the problem. The problem is trimming the list.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
It was just this summer when four now-elderly gentlemen sat down to a legendary table and talked about the great old times.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais is a member of the 2018 Associated Press college football poll voting panel. Here is his ballot after Week 4: