LSU was picked to finish 3rd in the SEC West according to the media at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, this morning. Alabama garnered 182 total first place votes. LSU was able to get one. The media also picked Alabama & Georgia to meet in Atlanta for the SEC Championship. Follow past the jump to see how LSU placed on the All SEC teams, led by Freak Johnson, Craig Loston, & Odell Beckham, Jr. on the first teams.no comments
Les Miles is not a stranger to discipline.
Comparing him to Urban Meyer and others is an unfair comparison. While the Aaron Hernandez situation is, and should be, unrelated to his time at Florida, there's a reason why Meyer got his reputation. It was almost a yearly prize being fought over between Florida and Georgia for most off the field arrests in one season. Meyer has been gone from Florida for a couple of years, but the trend continues as the Gators lead the conference in arrests from 2010-12 with 18 (UGA with 14 over the same span). Oh and that lassaiz-faire team down at LSU, who's coach just lets criminals play in his backfield? 5 arrests over the same span, third lowest. Miles gets compared to other high-profile coaches who allow this kind of behavior because LSU is a perennial contender in the conference that has teams that have written the book on cheating and playing the fast-and-loose style with the rules.
Les does not fit this mold. (More past the jump)no comments
The Tigers are off to another hot start on the recruiting trail already with 11 commitments, seven of them 4-stars. If anything, the most astounding news is that only 3 of the 7 4-stars are from Louisiana. With Louisiana putting out an excellent crop for 2014, those uncommitted prospects in state will surely bolster LSU's list down the line. Follow past the jump to learn more about the 4-stars already committed in what could become LSU's greatest class ever.no comments
So things didn't exactly go as planned Sunday night in Omaha. LSU fell 2-1 to the UCLA Bruins thanks to uncharacteristic defensive miscues and an offense that couldn't put a runner in scoring position in the latter innings. Even Aaron Nola wasn't lights out, but he didn't allow an earned run, again. More past the break.no comments
LSU has punched their ticket to the program's 16th College World Series, smothering Omaha 11-1 in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The Tigers rode JaCoby Jone's phenomenal 4-4 at the plate en route to the victory. LSU is beginning to play championship caliber baseball at just the right time.no comments
LSU won the first game of the Super Regional round, defeating Oklahoma 2-0 in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. We were promised a pitcher's duel Friday night with Jonathan Gray from Oklahoma and LSU's own Aaron Nola taking the hill for their respective teams. That could not have been a more apt description of the game. Jonathan Gray showed why he was the third overall pick of the MLB draft pitching magnificently, just not quite and magnificent as Aaron Nola. Read past the jump for more.no comments
Paul Mainieri announced today that Cody Glenn has been reinstated to the baseball team for this weekend's Super Regional against Oklahoma. The team voted unanimously to reinstate him.
This poses an interesting question for the weekend. Obviously LSU will want Aaron Nola to face OU's Jonathan Gray. Who will Mainieri throw against OU's Dillon Overton? Eades was rough in his outing this past weekend, while Glenn, who's outpitched Eades in the past few weeks in this man's opinion, hasn't pitched in two weeks. It will be interesting to see who gets the ball second.no comments
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The Baton Rouge Regional news began on Thursday, with word coming down that LSU's usual third starter, LHP Cody Glenn, was to be suspended for the entire weekend. That would turn out to be just the beginning of a bizarre weekend for LSU but ended on a high note with LSU taking the championship game from ULL 5-1 behind stellar pitching from Brent Bonvillian and Nick Rumbelow, while being led at the plate by none other than Mason Katz and Alex Bregman. Follow past the jump for more on the weekend.no comments
In comments at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, LSU AD Joe Alleva said it's an almost certainty LSU and Wisconsin will play in Houston's Reliant Stadium in 2014 with another date in iconic Lambeau Field sometime in the future after that in 2016, 2017, or 2018. Alleva said the contract is waiting to be signed.
This continues LSU's recent trend of playing neutral site games, such as the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, TX & the Chick-Fil-A Kick-Off game in Atlanta, GA. This also continues a recent national trend of playing these big out of conference neutral site games. It's an easy way for an athletic departmen to make $3-$4 million, which is more than they'd receive for a home game.no comments