LSU reveals renovated game day locker room to players

Photo provided by LSUSports.net -- Images of the renovated LSU Tiger Stadium locker room.

The nine-month renovation of LSU’s game day locker room in Tiger Stadium was revealed to football team on Friday — the first time the squad has seen the area since last year’s season finale against Arkansas. Since that game, LSU’s game day locker room was completely gutted with the renovation totaling over 8,000-square… Continue reading →

Brianna Holman’s turn to lead in middle for LSU volleyball

When LSU volleyball coach Fran Flory looks out at the Tigers’ middle blocker position on Aug. 29 against No. 14 San Diego, she won’t see a familiar face for the first time in four years. During LSU’s 19-13 campaign last season that included an NCAA tournament run, Flory had two middle blockers on her roster who immediately… Continue reading →

LSU soccer opens season with 2-0 win over Troy

Striker Jorian Baucom found the back of the net just 48 seconds into her collegiate debut and midfielder Natalia Gomez-Junco added her first goal as an LSU Tiger in the 59th minute of the second half to lead the home side to a shutout in the season opener at the LSU Soccer Stadium. The Tigers (1-0) opened… Continue reading →

Les Miles: LSU to kickoff with Trent Domingue or Cameron Gamble

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Coach Les Miles addressed reporters after Friday’s practice, touching on a number of topics, including a new kickoff man, center and defensive tackle signee Travonte Valentine. - LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye will not kick off, Miles said. Delahoussaye is listed as the kickoff man in LSU’s preseason depth chart. Walk-on sophomore Trent Domingue or true freshman Cameron… Continue reading →

LSU’s Quantavius Leslie looking for his shot

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDLSU wide receiver Quantavius Leslie runs drills Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 in the McClendon Practice Facility.

In their team’s last major scrimmage before the spring game in late March, LSU coaches caught a glimpse of what they wanted to see out of wide receiver Quantavius Leslie. That day, Leslie had four receptions for 135 yards with a 65-yard touchdown catch from freshman Brandon Harris to highlight a performance he hoped would make a lasting… Continue reading →

Deion Jones leads LSU’s special teams into 2014

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) sends Iowa's Jordan Cotton (23) somersaulting through the air, as Cotton returns a kickoff  in the first half of the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida Wednesday.  LSU linebacker Tahj Jones (58) is at right.

They call him “Debo.” He walks around the LSU football operations building with a smile, a bag of sunflower seeds and a spit cup. Deion Jones seems harmless. But that’s just a façade. “I’d hate to have to block him,” linebacker D.J. Welter said. Jones, a junior linebacker from New Orleans, has developed a reputation during his first… Continue reading →

SEC wants to increase football fans’ experience

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A view of the south end zone expansion at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance trends with some fans choosing to watch at home on flat-screen TVs.… Continue reading →

2013 finale rallying cry for LSU volleyball team

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU volleyball player Malorie Pardo talks with reporters during LSU volleyball and soccer's media day Tuesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The LSU volleyball season doesn’t start on Aug. 29 against No. 14 San Diego, at least not according to LSU coach Fran Flory. It didn’t kick off on Tuesday’s media day, either. It all began in Seattle, at the Alaska Airlines Arena on Dec. 7, after the Tigers’ loss to No. 3-ranked Washington in the NCAA… Continue reading →

Season-ending 6-game skid motivator for LSU soccer

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU soccer player Alex Arlitt, speaks with the media Tuesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU’s soccer team entered the final three weeks of the 2013 season riding atop the Southeastern Conference standings with an undefated mark through six games and seemingly destined for postseason play. That was until disaster struck. The Tigers (9-9-2) didn’t win another match, suffering five straight conference defeats to close the regular season and were eliminated… Continue reading →

LSU’s Frank Herron looking to be disruptive force

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive ends Deondre Clark  and Frank Herron (97) watch drills during practice earlier this month.

The video shows a 240-pound teenager hustling down the basketball court, leaping into the air and dunking the ball with two hands — backward. Another clip shows the same kid, Frank Herron, on a football field. He bursts off the line of scrimmage, wheels around the offensive line and knocks the… Continue reading →

LSU four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine cleared by NCAA

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Les Miles fields questions from local and statewide media in the Shirley and Bill Lawton Room at the team's football operations facility during LSU Football's annual media day, Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine has been cleared by the NCAA to play at LSU, his high school coach confirmed. Valentine tweeted the news Monday morning. Mike Tunsil, Valentine’s high school coach at Champagnat Catholic - Hialeah, confirmed the news with The Advocate. Valentine will arrive at LSU on Tuesday, Tunsil said. He’ll begin… Continue reading →

Deondre Clark doesn’t regret his decision to come to LSU

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU defensive linemen Deondre Clark and Maquedius Bain take pictures of teammates Jermauria Rasco (59) and Danielle Hunter (94) during the team's media day Aug. 10.

Dorshell Clark realized at an early age just how stubborn her son Deondre could be. Beginning from the time he was born, 19 years ago, Deondre barged into the world nine weeks ahead of schedule, weighing 3 pounds, 7 ounces and with a bleak long-term prognosis. “He’s a fighter,” Dorshell Clark said of the youngest of her five… Continue reading →

Tigers No. 13 in preseason AP top 25

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU coach Les Miles clenches his fist as players, including defensive end Jermauria Rasco, receiver James Wright and quarterback Anthony Jennings celebrate after the Outback Bowl.

LSU is ranked No. 13 in the preseason Associated Press top 25 released Sunday. The Tigers are one of eight Southeastern Conference teams ranked: No.2 Alabama, No. 6 Auburn, No. 9 South Carolina, No. 12 Georgia, No. 18 Ole Miss, No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 24 Missouri. Florida State tops the poll at No. 1, receiving 57 of… Continue reading →

CAMP REPORT: Fournette has ‘long’ run, but how long? Details hazy

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette runs after a catch during preseason drills earlier this month.

The dark shroud over LSU’s quarterback battle has now also been draped over its star freshman running back.

Leonard Fournette, the No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation, had a “long” run during the first full scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday, but it’s unclear the distance. Even the situation is shaky.

“Leonard went a long way,” coach Les Miles said, “and certainly looked… Continue reading →

Miles: Players shine in LSU's first full fall scrimmage

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Freshman wide receiver Trey Quinn runs the ball back in a drill during the first preseason practice for incoming LSU freshmen at LSU's Charles McClendon Practice Fields, Monday, August 4, 2014.

LSU conducted its first full fall scrimmage Saturday in Tiger Stadium. The scrimmage was closed to reporters and the public.Coach Les Miles met with reporters following the event to discuss the 120-play scrimmage: - LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette had a “long” run on a broken play. The coach would not reveal how many total yards… Continue reading →

LSU’s Clifton Garrett looking forward to Tiger Stadium experience

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU linebacker Clifton Garrett (3) participates in a drill during practice at LSU's Charles McClendon practice fields, Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Les Miles roamed the indoor practice facility Wednesday during LSU football media day as reporters fired questions at his players. Then Miles stopped in his tracks. “Hey linebackers, what’s the matter?” Miles asked. “No one wants to talk to you guys today? Don’t worry, just remember, y’all want the postgame interviews.” Freshman linebacker Clifton Garrett… Continue reading →