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VIDEO: Kevin Hart Works Out with LSU Football Team

by Arthur Vandelay on July 16, 2015

In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Kevin Hart, left, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from the film, "Get Hard." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret) (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret)

Get Hard star Kevin Hart recently spent some time with the LSU Football team at the Louisiana university’s world class facility in Baton Rouge. Alongside the team, he was joined by writer Harry Ratchford, who recently wrote for HBO’s great new show Ballers and BET’s Comicview.

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LSU Will Face Off With TCU in the College World Series

by Jordan McGuire on June 9, 2015

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For the seventeenth time in school history, the LSU Tiger baseball team will partake in the College World Series. The Bayou Bengals will go toe to toe with TCU. The game will take place at 2pm Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Coach Paul Mainieri has coached his Tigers to a 53-10 record and has yet to drop a game in postseason play. The No. 1 ranked Tigers swept a very good Louisiana-Lafayette team over the weekend. In the Baton Rouge Super Regional, LSU beat ULL 4-3 on Saturday then a 6-3 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns on Sunday.

The TCU Horned Frogs won the Big 12 Conference regular season championship with an impressive 49-13 record. They fended off the Texas A&M Aggies Monday night in a 16-inning contest, finally winning 5-4.

The LSU Tigers are currently 6-1 all time against the Horned Frogs from TCU. TCU is making back-to-back trips to Omaha and this marks the second trip in three years for the Tigers.

Noteworthy: This year’s field is made up of 50% SEC teams. The SEC is once again unquestionably the greatest conference in the NCAA.

Also Noteworthy: Shortstop for the LSU Tigers, Alex Bregman, was selected 2nd overall by the Houston Astros in the MLB Draft Monday Night. Get ready to see him continue his tremendous success in America’s game.

Below is a list of the weekend slate at TD Ameritrade Park:

Saturday

Game 1 | Arkansas (40-23) vs. Virginia (37-22), 2 p.m.

Game 2 | Florida (46-19) vs. Miami (49-15), 7 p.m.

Sunday

Game 3 | TCU (49-12) vs. LSU (53-10), 2 p.m.

Game 4 | Cal State Fullerton (39-23) vs. Vanderbilt (47-19), 7 p.m.

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LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette’s Super Regional Matchup

by Jordan McGuire on June 8, 2015

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LSU, the No. 2 team in the land hosts a formidable foe in fellow statesman Louisiana-Lafayette. They’ll go head to head in a Super Regional matchup 7pm Saturday night in Alex Box Stadium. The series will be a best-of-three contest and will be featured on ESPN2 Saturday night.

LSU defeated Lehigh once and UNC Wilmington twice to advance to this coveted Super Regional. Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Houston once and Rice twice to advance to the Super Regional in Baton Rouge. The Ragin’ Cajuns had a colossal feat to accomplish as they faced off against two top twenty teams. Houston came in at No. 13 in the country and Rice was ranked No. 19.

Following their bout on Saturday night, the two will go head-to-head Sunday at either 5pm on ESPNU or 6pm on ESPN2. If necessary, a third game will be played on Monday.

The winner of this all-Louisiana Super Regional will have a chance at the National Crown awaiting them in Omaha, Nebraska. The College World Series will take place June 13-24.

LSU comes into the Super Regional with an astounding record of 51-10 while Louisiana-Lafayette bolsters a record of 42-21.

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Les Miles was in talks with signing Nick Saban protege, defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. Instead, Miles landed Kevin Steele, Alabama’s linebacker coach. Steele had stints with Nebraska, Florida State, the Carolina Panthers and Clemson. His Clemson exit was less than impressive with Steele’s Clemson  defense allowing seventy points against West Virginia. But they say Kevin Steele is a great recruiter and recruiting has continued to keep LSU competitive even as it has struggled.

With the unsettling departure of John Chavis, Miles was in need of an elite defensive coordinator. Chavis had already mentally moved on before the Tigers even faced the underwhelming Fighting Irish from Notre Dame. After mentally departing, Chavis physically moved on directly following Nashville’s Music City Bowl and shipped out to Texas A&M, where he will now face off against his former Tigers.

w_oregon_195LSU is also currently in talks with the passionate Ed Orgeron, who has experience in the SEC coaching at Arkansas, Tennessee and Ole Miss, where he was the head coach. Orgeron will likely become the Tigers defensive line coach, a spot where the Tigers have been one of the most overrated teams in the country. The Bayou Bengals have seen great recruits underperform at the defensive tackle positions and hopefully Orgeron can maximize players at that position.

We will see if these hires by the Mad Hatter will help the Tigers prevail. And lets all hope Ohio State’s Braxton Miller can transfer and play so we won’t have to sit through another season of Baton Rouge Quarterback Mediocrity.

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T-Bob Hebert is a former LSU offensive lineman who now hosts the sports talk radio show Morning Drive with T-Bob Hebert and Kristian Garic on the New Orleans radio station 3WL 1350AM. On the popular website and content aggregator Reddit, he recently did an AMA – or Ask Me Anything – in which users can ask any question directly to celebrities, experts and other noteworthy figures.

Q: What really happened the night before the Nation Championship Game and the day before the game? The fans want the truth.” (via Redditor amosel1)

A: I don’t think your going to like what I have to say, however it is the honest truth. Nothing out of the ordinary happened the night before the game. I understand why it seems like that absolutely cannot be the case. We beat 9 ranked teams, we beat the Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl, and National Champions that year. We won every game by at least 10 points with the exception of Alabama and nine of those came against ranked teams. We set school records for largest margin of victory against multiple SEC opponents. Had we won the National Championship we could have arguably been considered the greatest team of all time. How in the WORLD do you go from this to not even crossing the 50 yard line??? I do not know. Yes, Alabama had the best defense I have ever played against (I think almost two deep played in the NFL) but that is still no excuse for not being able to do anything. There must be a reason… and on the surface there appears to be one. Because we suffered this terrible loss, combined with the drama with my Dad and Les Miles in the press conference after the game, and topped off that myself/Russell Shepard/Jarrett Lee didn’t play a single down in that game rumors started to swirl that there had been drama in the week/night before the game. None of them are true. Me and Jordan never fought. I didn’t stage a revolution to try to get anyone subbed in. I’ve heard a 100 different stories of what supposedly took place. Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. I went into that game fully expecting to play. I knew I wasn’t starting anymore (got pulled the last four games following a personal foul against western kentucky) but in the other games I was still filling in at all the three interior positions as a rotator. The fact that I didn’t play is still one of the most shameful points of my career. Everybody wanted to win the game. The coaches stood to gain nothing by losing and if I didn’t play that means that they flat out didn’t think I could help them win. That bugs the hell out of me because I think I had proven to them that wasn’t the case but that apparently I was wrong. I didn’t get to touch the field during my final college football game and I will never be able to get an opportunity like that back. It will always bug me but thats just life I guess. Losing the National Championship like we did was like watching a life time of work evaporate before my eyes. To work so hard and be so close to achieving literally every goal you had set and then to fail so spectacularly will annoy me for the rest of my life. But, all in all I take positive memories from LSU as I had some amazing and truly unforgettable experiences both at the school and in Tiger Stadium.

Q: What was the feeling once you found out you had to play Bama again in 2011? (via jsney20)

A: At the time we were all in. We took the mindset we didn’t care who we had to play. Looking back it really pisses me off hahaha. It frustrates me to no end that they got back in the National Championship game without even winning their half of the conference. I believe Ok St did enough to get a chance for us to steamroll them xD. But like I said, I will never stop being bugged by it, I am going to be a miserable old man complaining about how those damn Bama punks should have never been allowed back in. At the end of the day however, you don’t really have a leg to stand on because we still had a chance to win the natty we just got our butts kicked.

Q: Where did you stand in the Jordan Jefferson/Jarret Lee debate, and how did you feel about Jarret Lee never getting another meaningful snap after the game of the century? (via SundayFaptism)

A: I think it was a poor decision for him not to continue to play. A mixture of the two could have worked.

There’s more!

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Brooke Waggoner Releases ‘Ink Slinger’

by Jenny Bravo

Last week, New Orleans and LSU-trained singer Brooke Waggoner debuted the first single “Ink Slinger”, from her her forthcoming album Originator. The album is not available until early 2013, but the single is available as a free download from Rolling Stone. The talented artist is scheduled to perform on NPR’s Mountain Stage on November 18, 2012, […]

‘Pitch Perfect’ debuts trailer

by Elizabeth Glauser

Collegiate a capella singing gets a feature film with the Baton Rouge shot comedy Pitch Perfect. Universal debuted the first trailer this week featuring acting, and singing, performances from Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp. The undergrad setting put filming right in the heart of LSU’s campus, so take note of the stately oaks […]

Editor’s Pick: Tigers vs.The Tide Part Two

by Brittney Franklin

LSU and Alabama will rematch tonight in the 2012 BCS National Championship. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide faced off in 2011 with the Tigers edging out a win after three field goals. Hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Superbowl, a venue kicker Drew Alleman is familiar with. He kicked the winning field goal at the 2006 […]

LSU vs. Bama scores twenty million viewers

by Elizabeth Glauser

Saturday’s intense match-up between LSU and Alabama may not have racked up points, but it did rack up viewers. The game became CBS’ most watched regular season college football game in over twenty-two years averaging 20 million viewers. Though Alabama and LSU are only hours from each other, the game drew in a national audience, […]