LSU report: Jack Harbaugh to speak at Football Coaches Clinic

Jack Harbaugh, whose sons Jim and John earlier this month became the first siblings to coach against each other in the Super Bowl, will be the headline speaker at the LSU Football Coaches Clinic on April 11-13.

The clinic also will feature presentations from new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and strength and conditioning coordinator Tommy Moffitt.

Harbaugh led Western Kentucky to the Division I-AA title in 2002 and posted a 116-95-3 combined record at WKU and Western Michigan.

Harbaugh was part of the coaching staff during LSU coach Les Miles’ playing career at Michigan, coaching defensive backs from 1973-79. Harbaugh last coached in 2009, serving as running backs coach at Stanford.

The clinic starts at 2:30 p.m. April 11 with registration and LSU football practice. That night, the coaches will take part in breakout sessions by position with the LSU staff.

The clinic resumes at 8:30 a.m. April 12 with Moffitt’s presentation on LSU’s strength and conditioning program. Harbaugh will address the coaches at 1:15 p.m.

The clinic concludes 1 p.m. April 13 with LSU’s scrimmage in Tiger Stadium.

The fee for the clinic is $50, which includes meals. Coaches should contact Lois Stuckey at (225) 578-1151 or visit www.LSUsports.net.

Women’s basketball

NCAA TICKETS ON SALE: All-session ticket books are on sale for the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament’s first and second rounds, to be held March 24 and 26 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Tickets are available at www.LSUtix.net, at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office on the first floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building or by phone at (225) 578-2184. All-session ticket books for adults are $25 and $15 for children. The price includes a ticket to both first-round contests and the second-round game.

NIKKI CALDWELL SHOW: The final “Nikki Caldwell Show” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at TJ Ribs on Acadian Thruway will feature seniors Bianca Lutley and Adrienne Webb, who play their final regular-season home game Thursday.

Men’s golf

TIED FOR FOURTH IN FLORIDA: With sophomore Curtis Thompson carding a 1-over-par 73, the No. 12 LSU men wrapped up the second day in a four-way tie for fourth at 11-over 587 at the John Hayt Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club.

The Tigers are at 9-over 297 to tie with No. 7 Florida, No. 14 Arkansas and North Texas through 36 holes. North Florida (17-under) leads by 12 shots.

Thompson (even-par) is tied for 12th in the individual standings. LSU’s Myles Lewis and Andrew Presley are tied for 20th at 2-over.

Women’s golf

SECOND ROUND OF SUGAR BOWL INTERCOLLEGIATE CANCELED: Damaging overnight weather in the New Orleans area forced the cancellation of Monday’s second round of the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship. Play will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday with a shotgun start.

Tulane (282) led the field after Sunday’s first round. LSU (291) was eighth.

Gymnastics

LSU NO. 5 IN INITIAL RQS STANDINGS: The LSU gymnastics team checked in at No. 5 with a 196.770 regional qualifying score in the first edition of the RQS rankings, released Monday by GymInfo.

It marks the third straight week LSU moved up in the rankings as the Tigers jumped UCLA to climb into the top five for the second time this season. LSU also was ranked fifth after the first two weeks of the season.

The RQS is based on a team’s six best regular-season meet scores, but three meets must be away from home. To obtain the regional qualifying score, the high score is eliminated, and the remaining five scores are averaged.

The RQS is used to determine a team’s seeding and placement in an NCAA Regional on April 6.

LSU (8-3, 4-2 Southeastern) is No. 1 nationally on floor with a 49.400 RQS, and the Tigers remained No. 2 on vault with a 49.390. LSU is No. 8 on bars at 49.130 and No. 15 on beam at 48.900.