LSU completes 2017 non-conference schedule with Chattanooga, moves Syracuse game

LSU coach Les Miles

LSU has completed its 2017 non-conference schedule with FCS opponent Chattanooga, assistant athletic director Verge Ausberry confirmed to The Advocate on Monday.

Ausberry was uncertain on the date for the game against the Mocs, who have won the Southern Conference the last two season and went 1-1 in the FCS playoffs last year. LSU’s four non-conference opponents for 2017… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Catch your breath, LSU fans — Dylan Moses’ decommitment shouldn’t be a surprise, and he likely still ends up a Tiger

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- University's Dylan Moses forces Brusly's Connor Manola to fumble in September 2013.

What exactly did you expect from Dylan Moses, the highly sought-after University High football star who decommitted Monday from LSU? What did you expect from someone who committed to LSU, at 15, nearly FOUR YEARS before he could sign a national letter of intent? What did you expect from the nation’s No. 1 prospect for 2017, that… Continue reading →

University High's Dylan Moses decommits from LSU: 'This was a very tough decision'

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- All-Metro MVP Dylan Moses

. University High running back and linebacker Dylan Moses, one of the nation’s top 2017 recruits, announced Monday on Twitter that he’s pulling his commitment from LSU. Moses, in a 200-plus word post on Twitter, says the Tigers are still his No. 1 school and that he will make his final commitment decision by signing a National Letter… Continue reading →

LSU offense line coach Jeff Grimes on biggest improvement by his group in off-season

Jeff Grimes enters his second season as LSU’s offensive line coach. The Tigers line is expected to be a strength this year, with three returning starters. Grimes spoke to The Advocate recently for a brief interview as LSU gears up for camp. Practice begins Thursday. Q: What’s the progress of the offensive line over the summer? Grimes: As you know, we can’t do… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU’s passing game struggles aren’t all on Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris — there’s plenty of room for everyone to improve

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron talks with players during LSU's spring game April 18, 2015.

The numbers translate into criticism, multiplying in a loaves and fishes sort of way. Volumes and truckloads and barges full of words about LSU’s quarterbacks, Messrs. Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris. Little of it positive, other than shouts of “Put in Harris!” directed at the Tigers bench. It’s nice to be wanted. And the ire is mostly justified.… Continue reading →

Sources give inside glimpse of LSU quarterback competition: Brandon Harris maturing; Anthony Jennings won't back down

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings

LSU’s quarterback battle between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris was so close last year that even players didn’t know who should be the starter. Most of them just wanted the competition resolved. “Pick somebody,” said one former LSU player who was part of the 2014 team. The massive talent gap fans believe exists… Continue reading →

Paul Byrd suggests son Grayson's transfer from LSU involved relationship with coach Paul Mainieri

Infielder Grayson Byrd’s transfer from LSU surprised just about everyone, including coach Paul Mainieri.

It was an abrupt departure that left swirling questions about a player who was one of LSU’s top reserves last season, a guy many felt would challenge for one of the four open infield spots.

Byrd offered his first public comments on his transfer Friday, emailing… Continue reading →

Rabalais: They won’t face charges, but LSU football trio deserves more than ‘in-house discipline’ from coach Les Miles

LSU coach Les Miles (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

It turned out to be little more than a summertime squall. A little potboiler of an offseason drama that galvanized the attention of the LSU fan base and once again drew into question the discipline (or lack of it) of LSU football players, and whether justice is ever properly served when they are involved. East Baton Rouge… Continue reading →

LSU’s Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain have suspensions lifted after DA doesn’t charge trio

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)

Quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other LSU football players who were arrested last month were reinstated to the team Friday shortly after the district attorney decided against charging them with crimes. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore announced Friday afternoon that the trio would not be charged, putting an end to six weeks of drama surrounding LSU’s starting… Continue reading →

Former LSU DB Rashard Robinson arrested and admitted to being in apartment belonging to QB Anthony Jennings

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans (13) is stopped after the catch by LSU defensive back Rashard Robinson (21) during the second half in LSU's Tiger Stadium. LSU won 34-10.

Former LSU defensive back Rashard Robinson was arrested for unauthorized entry into the apartment of Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings on the same June day that Jennings and two other football players were booked in a separate incident. Records obtained by The Advocate show that Jennings filed a report with LSU Police on June 10 for items he… Continue reading →

LSU basketball team begins workouts for Australian tour

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU Tigers head coach Johnny Jones congratulates his players as they leave the court during a timeout in the Tigers' SEC home opener against Georgia, Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge.

One of the biggest benefits of the LSU men’s basketball team’s upcoming exhibition tour of Australia will begin to kick in Saturday. More than three months before they can start preseason practice for the 2015-16 season, the Tigers will begin 10 days of workouts permitted by the NCAA that will allow coach Johnny Jones to get his… Continue reading →

LSU's new 'We Geaux 25/7' ticket-selling campaign features basketball's Ben Simmons, football's Leonard Fournette

LSU is thrusting its two star athletes into the spotlight more than ever.

The school announced Friday that it’s beginning a new ticket-selling marketing campaign – called “We Geaux 25/7″ – based on the jersey numbers of basketball player Ben Simmons and football player Leonard Fournette. Both standouts were ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the nation –… Continue reading →

Rabalais: At No. 13 in preseason, is LSU football similar to 2003 title team? And why Alabama so high?

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron talks with quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) after a series, during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

First impression of the USA Today coaches’ poll released Thursday, which starts LSU squarely at the tipping point at No. 13: The Tigers draw more respect nationally than they do at home. At home there are concerns aplenty in the wake of an 8-5 season, which ended with a frustrating loss to Notre Dame in the… Continue reading →

Dupre gives Tigers another option

LSU players report for prseason camp Aug. 5, so we’re counting down with a daily series on things to watch: WHO’S INVOLVED: Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural THE SCOOP: Last year, Dural had 20 more catches and 450 more yards than the next LSU… Continue reading →

Austin Bain undergoes surgery

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Kramer Robertson losses control of his catch as he slides while playing against Southeastern in Alex Box Stadium Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

LSU pitcher Austin Bain, now a sophomore, had shoulder surgery and will miss fall practice, while left-hander Jake Latz has showed “encouraging” signs to returning, coach Paul Mainieri said Thursday. In introducing his 2015 signing class, Mainieri announced the news on his pair of significant hurlers. Bain, a Dutchtown graduate, started six games… Continue reading →

District attorney Hillar Moore suggests charges against LSU players may be dropped

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Anthony Jennings, left, may soon be able to resume his competitiong with Brandon Harris, right, for LSU's starting quarterback spot.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore suggested Wednesday that the charges against LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other football players could be dropped and that the case would be decided “fairly soon.” Moore, speaking to reporters at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club meeting, said that if Jennings’ case didn’t involve athletes, it would likely have… Continue reading →

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 (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore suggested the charges against LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other football players could be dropped. 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 →