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Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

LSU fans invited to grab a grassy gift ahead of championship

Dec. 2, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SEC championship -- free slabs of Tiger Stadium sod. LSU Athletics announced that fans can claim their grassy gifts on Monday at the bullpen lot at Alex Box Stadium...

Burrow wants big home finale when No. 1 LSU hosts Texas A&M

Nov. 29, 2019 12:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU’s regular season finale against Texas A&M has deep personal meaning for Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. It goes beyond any desire to avenge last year’s seven-overtime, 74-72 loss in College Station. It’s about more than the opportunity for No. 1 LSU...

Louisiana Boy Scouts leader accused of child porn possession

Nov. 27, 2019 5:22 AM EST

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Boy Scout leader has been charged with more than 500 counts of possessing child pornography. A statement from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office said 49-year-old Randy D. Miller was arrested Tuesday following an investigation by state and federal...

No. 1 LSU talks ‘redemption’ vs Texas A&M after OT loss

Nov. 25, 2019 6:04 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron and the No. 1 Tigers do little to disguise their lingering disgust about the way they lost a seven-overtime thriller at Texas A&M one year ago. “We just felt helpless,” Orgeron said Monday while reflecting on the excruciating and exhausting...

No. 1 LSU down Arkansas 56-20, books SEC title game berth

Nov. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coaches called one last play for running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in hopes of getting him his fourth-straight 100-yard game. Perhaps it was only fitting that Edwards-Helaire, who needed just a yard, would break loose for a career-long 89-yard touchdown run. The top-ranked...

Man said he was framed, is found guilty of officer’s murder

Nov. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who took the stand in his own defense Wednesday has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of a Shreveport police officer. Grover Cannon, 31, testified against the advice of his counsel, news outlets reported on the seventh day of the trial. Cannon said he...

No. 1 LSU has sights on ‘Boot,’ SEC West title, vs Arkansas

Nov. 21, 2019 2:22 PM EST

Arkansas (2-8, 0-6 SEC) at No. 1 LSU (10-0, 6-0, No. 1 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: LSU by 43 1/2. Series record: LSU leads 40-22-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? With a victory, LSU would win the SEC Western Division, thereby clinching its sixth trip to the conference title game since that game’s...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Did Louisiana football success boost Edwards? Couldn’t hurt.

Nov. 17, 2019 6:52 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In picking apart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ reelection victory in the red state of Louisiana, analysts talk of cross-party voters, the get-out-the-vote effort in New Orleans and the Donald Trump factor. But in a year when both the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints...