LSU coach Les Miles gives the team's starting lineup in annual address to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club

LSU coach Les Miles

LSU has yet to release a fall camp starting lineup or depth chart. The school didn’t have one in its fall prospectus handed out at media days and didn’t provide one at the end of spring. In a sense, LSU coach Les Miles provided one Wednesday during his yearly address to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. Based on Miles’ comments, here’s… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles to district attorney: 'I'm on your schedule'; DA suggests charges against players could be dropped

LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ORG XMIT: ALBA122

And Les Miles added some fuel to the fire regarding the arrests during his yearly speech to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club. Miles spoke directly to one of the guests, Moore, at the Rotary Club meeting held in the… Continue reading →

Former LSU outfielder Chris Sciambra to try out for kicker on Nicholls State football team

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU left fielder Chris Sciambra runs to second base on a leadoff double in the first inning Sunday, April 12 at Alex Box Stadium.

LAKE CHARLES — First-year Nicholls State football coach Tim Rebowe is not opposed to taking players that can help him continue to build a program that hasn’t won a game since October 2013 — even baseball players.

As a result, former LSU outfielder Chris Sciambra, who last month completed a four-year career with the Tigers, will compete with three… Continue reading →

Jesuit catcher Trent Forshag to walk on at LSU

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--  Shaw's Kyle Flettrich beats the throw to Jesuit's catcher Trent Forshag last season.

Trent Forshag’s days of playing organized baseball were perhaps coming to a close. The upcoming American Legion Regional Tournament in Arkansas maybe would have been the last games for the catcher and recent Jesuit graduate. But a phone call from LSU baseball coach Paul Manieri to Forshag’s father Brett on Monday changed all that.… Continue reading →

Brendan Suhr, formerly of NBA’s Detroit Pistons, joins LSU basketball staff as associate coach

Associated Press file photo by Kathy Willens -- Brendan Suhr, right, LSU's new associate coach, sits with Isiah Thomas during his days with the New York Knicks.

LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones again chose a coach with vast NBA experience to complete his staff for the 2015-16 season. Jones on Tuesday named former Detroit Pistons assistant coach Brendan Suhr, an assistant on Chuck Daly’s staff when the Pistons won the NBA championship in 1989 and 1990, to be his associate… Continue reading →

St. Amant pitcher Blayne Enlow commits to LSU

St. Amant High pitcher Blayne Enlow was hoping to get an offer from LSU during an unofficial visit. The result was a dream come true. Enlow, a right-hander and a junior-to-be, committed to be part the Tigers’ 2017 signing class Tuesday. “LSU has always been my dream school,” Enlow said. “That’s the team I’ve always… Continue reading →

LSU Twitter Mailbag: Which LSU players are transferring and who will take all in the quarterback battle?

Danny Zardon is transferring to NAIA

Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football team. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question. It’s pretty clear that Zardon left for playing time. Mainieri said he and Zardon had an “honest” conversation… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: LSU coach Paul Mainieri not surprised as ex-Tiger Aaron Nola wows 'em in Philly

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri said Aaron Nola's demeanor on the mound has not changed since his days in Baton Rouge.

In the midst of a hot Philadelphia summer, Aaron Nola is becoming a sizzling sensation. His major league debut last week was a 1-0 loss, but one in which he threw six innings of five-hit, six-strikeout ball. Frustrating, yes, but highly promising. His first major league win came Sunday in Chicago, an 11-5 triumph over the… Continue reading →

Two top reserve infielders, Danny Zardon, Grayson Byrd, transferring from the LSU baseball team

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU second baseman Danny Zardon (27) celebrates his solo home run in the third inning with LSU shortstop Alex Bregman (8), Friday, May 8, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field in Baton Rouge, La.

Paul Mainieri’s rebuilding effort just got a little tougher. Infielders Grayson Byrd and Danny Zardon are transferring, the LSU baseball coach confirmed Monday night. Zardon, a rising junior who never found an everyday role in the lineup, is leaving the Tigers for Nova Southeastern, an NAIA school in Florida where he’ll be eligible immediately. Byrd doesn’t… Continue reading →

‘Mad Hatter’ Les Miles looks good in stripes as he livens up a recent staff meeting

Twitter photo --Les Miles sports a referee uniform in his office.

Leave it to Les Miles to broaden his reputation as “The Mad Hatter” by adding a hat to his collection during the dog days of summer. Friday, Dean Dingman, LSU’s assistant director of football operations, posted a photo on his Twitter account of Miles wearing a black referee’s hat and black and white striped referee’s shirt.… Continue reading →

Sky deals Fowles to Lynx

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Chicago Sky' Sylvia Fowles (34) shoots over Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor during the second half of  Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals in Phoenix. The Chicago Sky have traded center Sylvia Fowles to the Minnesota Lynx as part of a three-team deal. The Sky on Monday, July 27, 2015,  acquired Erika De Souza from Atlanta and also give the Lynx their second-round pick in next year's draft. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen. After sitting out the first half of the year, Fowles was traded to the Lynx on Monday as part of a three-team deal. “Words can’t describe how excited I am to… Continue reading →

LSU women golfers to host NCAA regional

For the first time since 2007, the LSU women’s golf team will host an NCAA postseason regional event to highlight the 2015-16 schedule. LSU will have two new stops on its eight-tournament regular season schedule, which includes both fall (Sept.-Oct.) and spring (Feb.-April) swings before the postseason. The University Club will host a women’s NCAA… Continue reading →

St. James QB Lowell Narcisse commits to Auburn

Advocate staff photo by ROD WALKER -- St. James quarterback Lowell Narcisse is interviewed after announcing his commitment to Auburn on July 27, 2015, in Vacherie. At left is his mother, Stacy Narcisse. At right is his girlfriend, Niya Ross.

VACHERIE — The birthday party was for Lowell Narcisse. But the gift went to Auburn. More than 300 people crammed into the multi-purpose building in Vacherie to celebrate one of the nation’s top quarterback’s 17th birthday, but more importantly, to see where the St. James junior would play his college ball.… Continue reading →

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings goes on Periscope, predicts SEC championship, silent on legal issues

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) passes against Notre Dame in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Late Sunday night, LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings made his first foray onto Periscope, a popular live video streaming app.

In his brief appearance, Jennings offered few insights, other than to say he though the Tigers would have a great season.

“I think we will be tremendous – SEC champions,” Jennings said. “I believe that.”

The Tigers junior took a few questions,… Continue reading →

St. James QB Lowell Narcisse to announce his college commitment Monday: LSU, Alabama, Auburn or Clemson

Lowell Narcisse won’t sign his National Letter of Intent until February 2017. But that isn’t stopping the St. James rising junior quarterback from making his commitment. Narcisse, ranked by many as the top dual-threat quarterback in the country for the Class of 2017, is slated to announce his commitment at 6 p.m. Monday. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder tweeted that… Continue reading →

LSU gets commitment from Da'Monte Coxie of East St. John

Advocate file photo by JOHN OUBRE -- Tara wide receiver Da'Monte Coxie is tackled by Northeast defenders Jonathan Chatman (40) and Quinshaw kelly (7) after catching a pass on Aug. 29 at Olympia Stadium. Coxie, who has since transferred to East St. John, committed to LSU on Saturday.

Da’Monte Coxie fell in love with LSU in fifth grade after watching a game. He then started watching highlights. “And when they played Alabama in the (BCS) championship game, my feelings just got stronger and stronger,” Coxie recalled. So when the chance came for the East St. John senior wide receiver to play for the Tigers,… Continue reading →

Rabalais: With so many young stars, the next year could be epic at LSU

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette looks toward the scoreboard at LP Field during his 89-yard touchdown run against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Fournette's touchdown gave LSU a 28-21 lead, but the Irish rallied for a 31-28 win.

Raid the vacation fund for some season tickets. Wipe those remnant episodes of “The Governor’s Wife” off the DVR. (It’s a good idea no matter what.) And it’s probably a good idea to make room on the wall of your Tiger den for another LSU Advocate sports poster. Suitable for framing, naturally. As the lazy summer days… Continue reading →

LSU's top freshmen and sophomores for 2015-16

Associated Press file photo -- Montverde Academy's Ben Simmons dribbles down the floor against Oak Hill (Va.) Academy in the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament Final at Madison Square Garden on April 4. Simmons, the Gatorade national player of the year, begins his freshman season with LSU this fall.

Many of LSU's best athletes in 2015-16 will be freshmen and sophomores. Here's a quick primer on some young men and women who made headlines before they made it to campus: SAM BURNS Freshman, golfer, Shreveport The consensus world No. 1 junior golfer leaving high school. … Ranked as the world’s… Continue reading →

LSU's new lefty pitcher John Valek immediately eligible as Akron shutting down baseball program

LSU picked up a transfer pitcher who could serve as a potential midweek starter for the Tigers. Lefty John Valek, a Parkland, Florida, native, will join the program after spending the last three seasons as a starter for Akron. He is immediately eligible to play because Akron is shutting down its baseball program. Valek visited the Tigers this week and made his… Continue reading →

Twitter Mailbag returns! We answer questions on LSU's offensive line, defensive tackle, quarterback battle

We spoke to defensive line coach Ed Orgeron about this Tuesday at the LHSAA coaches clinic. Check out the second note in this notebook for what Orgeron said. Basically, he doesn’t seem too concerned, but there’s no denying the fact that LSU is low on DTs. The team has five scholarship defensive tackles: starters Christian LaCouture and Davon Godchaux and… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers hire Thomas-Swinson as women’s basketball assistant coach

After spending last season a coach down, the LSU women’s basketball program got back to full strength Wednesday with the hiring of veteran coach Charlene Thomas-Swinson. Thomas-Swinson comes to LSU with more than 20 years of coaching experience, including stints as a head coach at St. John’s and Tulsa. She also served as an assistant at her… Continue reading →

Q&A with LSU's Frank Wilson: Other teams trying to woo Tiger recruits? Head coaching job in future?

Advocate staff photo by  April Buffington --  LSU's running back Terrence Magee run through drills with coach Frank Wilson during practice on Monday, August 4.

Frank Wilson enters his sixth season as LSU’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. He’s pulled in top 10 signing classes in five of those six years and has tutored running backs like Jeremy Hill, Stevan Ridley and, now, Leonard Fournette. He spoke to The Advocate on Tuesday during the LHSAA coaches clinic for a quick Q&A. Read the story… Continue reading →

LSU fighting to keep, fill out No. 1-ranked recruiting class as major camp looms

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU football coach Les Miles says, 'The offense definitely improved' in Saturday scrimmage.

Les Miles tried to get his son, Manny, to stay in Louisiana, to come to LSU. You don’t need to leave the state, Miles said to Manny, the former U-High quarterback and pitcher now at North Carolina. Yes I do, Manny said to his father. Manny didn’t want to play in… Continue reading →

LSU athletic department transfers $10.05 million to the university’s academic fund, nearly $3 million more than required

The late Huey Long loved LSU and its football team, so chances are he would have embraced the athletic department sharing the wealth with its cash-strapped academic side. The LSU athletic department announced Monday that it will transfer $10.05 million to the university’s academic fund this year, nearly $3 million more than is required by the school’s… Continue reading →

District Attorney Hillar Moore reviewing case involving LSU QB Anthony Jennings; Les Miles anticipates 'positive outcome'

LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ORG XMIT: ALBA123

LSU coach Les Miles is letting the nation know that the Tigers quarterback battle will restart soon — and that it could have included a third quarterback. Suspended quarterback Anthony Jennings will have a “positive” end to his arrest and is set to rejoin the LSU football team soon, Miles said Monday on national… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles: Suspended QB Anthony Jennings to return to Tigers after 'positive' end to arrest

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- LSU coach Les Miles speaks to reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala.

The LSU coach, during his trek around ESPN’s studios Monday, said the Tigers “would’ve loved” to have Miller. He also said that Jennings will return to the team… Continue reading →

LSU athletics to transfer $10 million to university to provide 'vital resources'

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Aerial of LSU showing the track, PMAC, Tiger Stadium and new Alex Box Stadium.

. LSU's athletic department announced Monday that it'll transfer $10 million to the university -- about $3 million more than its required payment. LSU’s main campus receives a guaranteed $7.2 million from its athletics program each year, according to the athletics funds transfer policy approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2012. In a news release,… Continue reading →

Austin Ross climbing through minors the hard way

Photo by Paat Kelly -- The Colorado Springs Sky Sox's Austin Ross has made it to Triple-A after overcoming Tommy John surgery in 2012 and a nerve issue in 2013.

Austin Ross faced a difficult stretch in which it at least crossed his mind to explore his other option. Ross, who pitched on LSU’s College World Series championship team in 2009 and was drafted in the eighth round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010, also was on the All-SEC Academic team three consecutive years, majoring in petroleum engineering. And… Continue reading →

Extra dough for grub: Football players gobble up cost of attendance boost

LSU running back Leonard Fournette speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

HOOVER, Ala. — Texas A&M senior Julien Obioha was asked to move from defensive end to defensive tackle this spring. The New Orleans native, a former Brother Martin standout, gained 20 pounds for the switch and is trying to add more. So he has a pretty good idea of how he’ll spend the new cost… Continue reading →

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Vadal Alexander and Jalen Mills land on media’s All-SEC first team

LSU offensive tackle Vadal Alexander speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

LSU running back Leonard Fournette, offensive tackle Vadal Alexander and safety Jalen Mills led eight Tigers on the preseason All-SEC teams released Friday. Fournette and Alexander landed on the first team offense while Mills was one of the first-team safeties. No other player from LSU is on any of the other two preseason offensive teams.… Continue reading →

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Vadal Alexander and Jalen Mills land on media’s All-SEC first team

LSU offensive tackle Vadal Alexander speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

LSU running back Leonard Fournette, offensive tackle Vadal Alexander and safety Jalen Mills led eight Tigers on the preseason All-SEC teams released Friday. Fournette and Alexander landed on the first team offense while Mills was one of the first-team safeties. No other player from LSU is on any of the other two preseason offensive teams.… Continue reading →

Bill Arnsparger, who helped lead the LSU football revival of the mid-1980s, dies at age 88

Bill Arnsparger, former football coach at LSU

Bill Arnsparger, who came to LSU at a relatively advanced age to reverse the Tigers’ football fortunes in the mid-1980s, died Friday in Athens, Alabama. He was 88. Arnsparger only coached at LSU for three years, but he immediately elevated the Tigers’ standing and was twice named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. He never finished worse… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Bill Arnsparger restored the roar at LSU

Advocate file photo -- Bill Arnsparger waves to the crowd after a victory over Alabama.

When Nick Saban was considering the LSU job in late 1999, he did so without ever having set foot on the campus. But there was someone’s opinion he wanted to hear. So he called LSU senior associate athletic director Verge Ausberry. He wanted Bill Arnsparger’s number. So they talked football, Saban and Arnsparger, two tough-minded, NFL-hardened, defense-oriented… Continue reading →

USA Today columnist ranks Les Miles near bottom of SEC coaches in job security

LSU coach Les Miles speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ORG XMIT: ALBA116

No SEC football coach enters this season on the hot seat, USA Today columnist Dan Wolken opines, but some definitely have more job security than others. LSU’s Les Miles falls on the lower end of that scale, Wolken says, for various reasons, including the fact that the Tigers have lost four in a row… Continue reading →

LSU RB Derrius Guice ‘OK’ after severe dehydration

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- LSU coach Les Miles said Thursday that freshman running back Derrius Guice was released from a hospital Wednesday night, adding 'it would be impossible for me to suggest what happened.'

HOOVER, Ala. - Former Catholic High star and LSU freshman running back Derrius Guice is “OK” after being hospitalized on Wednesday night, coach Les Miles said Thursday. Guice, ranked as high as the No. 2 running back in the 2015 class, has been released from the hospital after doctors ran test on him, Miles said.… Continue reading →