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  • NFL's Marquise Hill found dead

    05/28/2007 1:22:08 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 37 replies · 6,178+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 5-28-2007
    New Orleans - CNN is reporting that New England Patriots player Marquise Hill's body was found in Lake Ponchartrain, where U.S. Coast Guard crews had been searching for him since his disappearance Sunday night. Hill's agent, Albert Elias, said he had been told Hill and a young woman were jetskiing Sunday in the lake when both of them went into the water, which had a strong current. Elias said the woman was able to make it to a pylon and hang on until she was rescued, while Hill was last seen floating away
  • PETA: No live mascot for LSU (Mike VI)

    05/22/2007 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 1,416+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 21, 2007 | James Varney
    In a letter to be faxed to LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe today, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will request the university not pursue a live replacement for Mike V, a royal Bengal tiger and school mascot that died Friday. The move was anticipated by several LSU officials, and the letter does not appear to have much chance of swaying opinion at the school, which appears to stand solidly in favor of replacing Mike with a tiger cub. Dr. David Baker of the LSU Veterinary School, who cared for Mike and was visibly shaken last week by the tiger's...
  • LSU walk-on has seen it all in Iraq

    03/26/2007 9:50:57 PM PDT · by kms61 · 2 replies · 658+ views ^ | march 26, 2007 | Glenn Guilbeau
    BATON ROUGE -- On the four-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war last Tuesday, Joey Stutson was playing football for LSU. It was just a spring practice. And he is a freshman walk-on fullback from Mandeville High with a lot of guys ahead of him and little chance of playing. ADVERTISEMENT But that's better than being working as a machine gunner on a Humvee in Iraq, which is where Stutson was from the fall of 2005 through the summer of 2006 as a specialist in the National Guard. "The last six months I was there we patrolled a...
  • Prehistoric Hurricane Activity Uncovered

    03/20/2007 4:17:55 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 494+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-20-2007 | LSU
    Source: Louisiana State University Date: March 20, 2007 Prehistoric Hurricane Activity Uncovered Science Daily ? Hurricanes Katrina and Rita focused the international spotlight on the vulnerability of the U.S. coastline. Fears that a "super-hurricane" could make a direct hit on a major city and cause even more staggering losses of life, land and economy triggered an outpouring of studies directed at every facet of this ferocious weather phenomenon. Now, an LSU professor takes us one step closer to predicting the future by drilling holes into the past. Kam-biu Liu, George William Barineau III Professor in LSU's Department of Oceanography and...
  • Report: LSU coach resigned over sex allegations

    03/08/2007 6:39:17 PM PST · by Ellesu · 39 replies · 2,451+ views ^ | 03/08/07 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU women's basketball coach Pokey Chatman said Thursday she won't coach in the NCAA tournament, and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported on its Web site the resignation was prompted by the school's discovery of inappropriate conduct between Chatman and one or more players. Assistant coach Bob Starkey, who will take over the team for now, declined to say whether he was aware of any improper conduct. "There's been 20 to 25 things that are just floating out there, and I think she thought if she just stepped away from it she could eliminate that from...

    03/07/2007 4:27:22 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 6 replies · 1,716+ views
    WAFB ^ | 03/06/2007
    LSU head women's basketball coach Pokey Chatman is stepping down, she announced Wednesday. "I have notified the University today that I will step down as Head Coach of the Women's Basketball program in order to allow me to pursue other career opportunities," Chatman said in a written statement. Chatman said she will continue to serve as head coach until LSU's participation in the NCAA tournament is concluded. She added, "I appreciate the opportunities afforded me at LSU and the cooperation of the University in allowing me to pursue other career opportunities." In another written statement, LSU athletic director Skip Bertman...
  • Reports: LSU Quarterback Subject of Federal Probe

    01/10/2007 4:28:36 PM PST · by Ellesu · 39 replies · 1,790+ views ^ | 01/10/07 | wafb
    LSU backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is the subject of a federal criminal investigation, two Louisiana radio stations reported late Wednesday. The reports, on New Orleans radio station WWL and Baton Rouge radio station WJBO, did not give further details on the alleged investigation. Baton Rouge attorney Nathan Fisher has reportedly been hired to represent Fisher. When contacted by WAFB 9NEWS, Fisher declined comment. Word of a possible federal probe against Perriloux has been circulating for several days, mostly on sports-related internet chat sites. For the past several days, LSU officials have denied any knowledge of the investigation. Federal investigators have...
  • Tigermania - No. 4 LSU hammers Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl rout

    01/03/2007 10:21:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 21 replies · 510+ views
    CNN - Sports Illustrated ^ | Jan. 4, 2007 | AP staff
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- JaMarcus Russell thoroughly outplayed Brady Quinn and made a compelling case that the mammoth quarterback's next pass should come in the NFL. As for Notre Dame, it was a familiar meltdown at bowl time. The Sugar Bowl returned to New Orleans with a Cajun-style party put on by No. 4 LSU, which dominated college football's most storied program in a 41-14 rout Wednesday night that had the Superdome rockin'. It also gave the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish a most unwanted spot in the record book. The school of Touchdown Jesus and Knute Rockne now has a more...
  • Pickpockets Hit Notre Dame in New Orleans

    12/29/2006 6:37:08 AM PST · by hoosierboy · 44 replies · 1,011+ views
    wndu ^ | 12/29/06 | Kari Huston
    Just as sports enthusiasts will travel to New Orleans for a big event like the Sugar Bowl, so will criminals. Notre Dame officials refuse to confirm that their football players were pick pocketed after arriving in the city however, they do say they are handling the situation internally. Rachel Thimlar and her friends are just a few of the hundreds of Notre Dame students heading to New Orleans for the game. She says she was concerned when she heard the news. “Pick pocketed makes me a little nervous because I've heard a lot of stories about New Orleans,” Thimlar admits....
  • Campus republicans erect satirical Christmas tree

    12/06/2006 4:27:37 AM PST · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 761+ views ^ | 12/06/06 | Elizabeth Miller
    Exhibit criticizes Democratic Congress: A left-leaning Christmas tree, newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pictured as an angel at the top and presents labeled "minimum wage raises" and "higher taxes" were part of a demonstration by the College Republicans on Tuesday. The demonstration in Free Speech Plaza was hosted by the College Republicans to joke about the newly elected Democratic Congress. "We want to raise awareness of the Republican party," English sophomore Laura Springer said. "There's a tendency of people to forget the policies and reasons they align with a particular party in the first place after a...

    12/02/2006 8:17:13 AM PST · by Ellesu · 14 replies · 612+ views ^ | 12/01/06 | Chad E. Rogers
    Some of the "Fighting Tigers" are fighting mad at Governor Blanco. As noted in the press, there are unofficial reports that LSU Tigers are going to the Rose bowl. After this was announced, Governor Blanco began making phone calls that haven't exactly impressed LSU fans. Several fans have approached THE DEAD PELICAN expressing a mixture of outrage and ridicule, claiming that Blanco is trying to take credit for something that isn't her doing. Other LSU fans haven't forgotten about Blanco's tail gate party for ULL, at the same time that university was playing the LSU tigers. According to a statement...
  • Geaux Tigers and Geaux To Hell Ole Miss

    11/18/2006 9:06:55 AM PST · by catholicfreeper · 7 replies · 569+ views
    Theponderingamerican ^ | 11/18/07 | ponderingamerican
    This is the week of the year I have to hear this crap from my Ole Myth Friends. HODDY TODDY ARE YOU READY??? Hell yes, damn right!!! hoddy toddy gosh almighty who in the hell are we...HEY!!! flim flam, bim bam OLE MISS BY DAMN!!! Good Grief, well Col. Reb is crying up in Ole Miss and he will hopefully be crying tonight. Which reminds me that we need to watch funniest damn YOUTUBE football related thing all year. Who can't want to watch it over and over again. Here is the story behind this internet sensation.I do think the...
  • Study Challenges thinking on the wetlands

    09/23/2006 8:36:01 AM PDT · by UpTurn · 2 replies · 379+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 22, 2006 | Mathew Brown
    Challenging the widely held view that levees and hurricanes are two of the biggest perpetrators in the ongoing demise of Louisiana's coast, researchers from Louisiana State University say the millions of tons of sand and silt swept in by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita prove that major storms actually help wetlands. Their conclusions, reported in today's edition of the journal Science and based on sediment measurements taken after the storms, call into question the entire foundation of Louisiana's sweeping coastal restoration program. That effort has been driven by the assumption that levees along the Mississippi River starved the coast of vital...
  • Physical play dominates SEC slugfest

    09/17/2006 12:20:57 AM PDT · by indcons · 21 replies · 873+ views
    ESPN ^ | Sep. 16, 2006 | Ivan Maisel
    AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 3 Auburn beat No. 6 LSU, 7-3, in a game that set football back 40 years, and that is typed with a song in my heart. If you love physical football, this game was for you. If you love a game between the tackles; if you think passes are for sissies; if you think the spread offense is an Al Qaeda plot, you should have been one of the 87,451 screamers Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Let the rest of the nation razzle and dazzle. The Southeastern Conference has officially survived the Steve Spurrier Era with its...

    09/13/2006 12:40:25 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 20 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | 9/13/06 | ponderingamerican
    LSU and AUBURN FANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA- A CALL TO ARMS As we know ESPN gameday has made the horrid and silly choice to have its College Gameday show at USC this Saturday. This despite the fact that the most important game in the country will be the Auburn/LSU game. I have spoken on this topic in my post It is Official- ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY BLEAUXS . I was looking at this thread on Tiger Rant which talked about signs people should take to the College Gameday site on Saturday. It would be great if the loyal fans of the...
  • Protesters Take On LSU's Confederate-Style Flag

    09/03/2006 12:55:03 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 29 replies · 1,508+ views
    Black COllege ^ | Nov. 2, 2005 | A.J. Griffith
    Some 200 protesters demonstrated before a Louisiana State University football game against the purple-and-gold Confederate-style flags flown during sporting events. "We see those flags as weapons of mass division on this campus and we take the issue very seriously," said Alicia Calvin, LSU chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and one of the protest organizers. "This flag is obscene because African Americans have been terrorized throughout history by it. Anything deemed offensive can be banned from our institution." The protest took place Oct. 22 before an LSU-Auburn University game. Calvin said the flag, displayed...
  • LSU students plan tailgate protests of Confederate flag

    09/03/2006 12:39:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    espn ^ | Sep. 1, 2006
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The flag blends a symbol of the Confederacy with the school colors of Louisiana State University, a combination that provokes anger from blacks and creates headaches for the university. Black students held a string of game-day protests last year -- the largest attracting several hundred participants -- to demand that the school prohibit fans on campus from flying the banner, a Confederate-style flag in the purple and gold of the LSU Fighting Tigers. The protests resulted in a few scuffles and a lot of attention in the news media -- but no ban on the flag....
  • Saban declines offer from Bush Dolphins coach too busy to dine with president

    07/31/2006 1:13:03 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 87 replies · 1,996+ views
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- When the White House called with an invitation to dine with President Bush, Dan Marino took it. But the coach of his former team said no. Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban said Monday that his obligations at training camp took priority over a chance to meet the president. "It was really a tough decision," Saban said. "I feel like my first responsibility is our team. That in no way disrespects the importance of the opportunity I would have loved to have had to spend dinner with the President." The invitation was for dinner with Bush on...
  • Eco-terrorism in Higher Education

    06/30/2006 9:12:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 14 replies · 1,058+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    America’s universities are both the major targets as well as the incubators of a rapidly growing class of criminals—eco-terrorists. “The Department of Justice named them the number one domestic terrorist threat,” Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, told a college-age audience at the Eagle Forum’s annual summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C. “Their direct actions include bombings, stalking of individuals and teaching members how to commit arson.” “They attacked and destroyed a ski lift, an SUV dealership, and an apartment complex.” Four hundred tenants were evacuated from that complex. Sen. Inhofe chairs the U. S. Senate Environment and Public...
  • Laval Resigns Baseball Post; Live Press Conference at 4:30 p.m.(LSU)

    06/04/2006 2:21:28 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 7 replies · 278+ views | 06/04/2006 |
    BATON ROUGE -- Raymond "Smoke" Laval has resigned as head coach of the LSU baseball team, athletic director Skip Bertman announced on Sunday. Bertman will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday to discuss the future of the LSU baseball program. “I have enjoyed serving as the coach of the Tigers for the last five years and will always remember the many players who came through this program during that time,” Laval said. “I feel like we accomplished a lot and achieved some great things in reaching the College World Series twice and competing in four NCAA Tournaments.”...