Latest Ed Orgeron News

LSU coach Ed Orgeron walks on the sidelines against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

LSU's struggles just latest hurdle for resilient Ed Orgeron

Nov. 26, 2020 12:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron forged a career path that led him to the top of his profession by persevering through personal and professional hardships. So it’s little wonder that he continues to project optimism while the Tigers have labored in mediocrity just one season after a...

LSU receiver Racey McMath makes a catch for a touchdown against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

LSU scores late in 4th quarter to upend Arkansas 27-24

Nov. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A targeting penalty in the fourth quarter helped LSU continue its go-ahead drive, scoring with 3:59 left to dispatch Arkansas, 27-24, on Saturday. TJ Finley found Jaray Jenkins for a 13-yard touchdown to put LSU (3-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) ahead by three points. It was the...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama highlight SEC schedule this week

Nov. 19, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are things to watch in Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama. If COVID-19 issues hadn't postponed Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M, that would've been the pick for this slot just as it was for CBS. But the SEC's lone undefeated team hosting Kentucky is now in the...

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman walks the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas welcomes coach, LSU after virus hits both

Nov. 19, 2020 1:57 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman is eager to go after positive COVID-19 tests caused him to miss last week's game at Florida. The first-year coach watched his Razorbacks lose 63-35 to the Gators from his poolhouse in Fayetteville with his dog, Lucy. “It was difficult,”...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The SEC came into this college football season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related issues. While those plans have been severely tested as the pandemic has wreaked havoc, Southeastern Conference officials continue adapting to navigate setbacks in their pursuit of a league title and possible national championship. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

SEC adapting to help league crown champion during pandemic

Nov. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EST

Commissioner Greg Sankey and the Southeastern Conference have their finish line in sight: The league championship game is set for Dec. 19 in Atlanta. The division champs might not be the only SEC teams playing that day. The SEC came into this season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related...

Miami head coach Manny Diaz of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va.(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Miami has 3 games PPD by virus; A&M on pause for 2nd week

Nov. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST

No. 12 Miami had its remaining three games rescheduled Monday because of COVID-19 cases in the program, forcing the Atlantic Coast Conference to shuffle a total of six games over the last month of the season. Georgia Tech at Miami scheduled for Saturday is now tentatively set for Dec. 19, the date of the ACC...

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron walks the sideline during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Orgeron defends response to allegations against LSU players

Nov. 16, 2020 6:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that he has and will continue to take “appropriate action” when he receives allegations of player misconduct such as sexual abuse. The LSU coach, now in his fourth full season, was responding to USA Today investigative article detailing...

Georgia defensive back Eric Stokes (27) returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter of a NCAA college football, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Virus postponements hit SEC, Big Ten; 8 games across FBS

Nov. 11, 2020 5:49 PM EST

The pandemic wrecked more plans across college football on Wednesday, with No. 12 Georgia at Missouri becoming the fourth game postponed in the Southeastern Conference alone and No. 3 Ohio State's visit to Maryland canceled because of a coronavirus outbreak among the Terrapins. “This is certainly a week...

LSU wide receiver Koy Moore (5) catches a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

LSU player alleges police harassment, 3 officers on leave

Nov. 9, 2020 5:31 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An LSU football player's social media post about being harassed by Baton Rouge police has led to three officers being placed on administrative leave, the city's police chief said. Freshman Tigers receiver Koy Moore said he was “violated” by officers who stopped him at...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and quarterback Mac Jones (10) celebrate a touchdown pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Nick Saban: No. 1 ranking 'even more meaningless this year'

Nov. 9, 2020 4:51 PM EST

It's easier than ever for Alabama coach Nick Saban to dismiss a midseason No. 1 ranking. The Crimson Tide (6-0) vaulted to the top after an open date when No. 2 Notre Dame knocked off Clemson, which was playing without quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Even though Alabama's remaining regular season schedule doesn't...