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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.”...
  • LSU Sorority Girl Joins Army, Heads To Iraq

    CBS) It's a long way from Louisiana to Baghdad, and it's a long way from a sorority house to a little radio station in the Iraqi capital. But, reports co-anchor Harry Smith on The Early Show Thursday, Army Specialist Kristen King has the patter and personality to make soldiers far from home feel like they're listening to the girl next door. She left Louisiana State University and her sorority house to join the Army. Now, after only a month on Armed Forces Radio in the Iraqi capital, King is already one of the troops' favorite disc jockeys.
  • Cheney thanks LSU students, staff for help during Katrina(Commencement entire video available)

    05/19/2006 8:28:12 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 11 replies · 306+ views
    advocate ^ | May 19, 2006 | DOUG SIMPSON
    The victims of Hurricane Katrina remain in the thoughts of Americans and the $85 billion in federal money that's been sent to the Gulf Coast is only the beginning of the help that's on the way, Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday. "We will not forget the great suffering and difficulty" endured by those along the coast, Cheney told Louisiana State University graduates at the school's commencement ceremony. Cheney received several standing ovations from graduates and other spectators inside the school's basketball arena. His 15-minute speech avoided politics and current events, aside from a brief reference to the war in...
  • Changing Stripes? (Blanco, LSU and ULL controversy alert)

    05/18/2006 12:07:21 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 7 replies · 329+ views
    Independent weekly ^ | 5/17/2006 | Steve Clark
    An unexpected bizarre series of recent events has some legislators and LSU supporters fearing that Gov. Kathleen Blanco will try to strengthen the UL System by siphoning schools away from the LSU System. By Steve Clark | 5/17/2006 From the moment Kathleen Blanco was elected in 2003, LSU supporters feared the new governor and her husband, Raymond, would attempt to strengthen the University of Louisiana System — anchored by their hometown UL Lafayette — at the expense of LSU and its 10-campus system. When a bizarre series of events began playing out in recent months, the possibility of an LSU/UL...
  • Baseball to Sport Camo Jersey on Military Appreciation Day (LSU Baseball)

    04/30/2006 7:54:23 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 2 replies · 1,180+ views
    lsusportsnet ^ | 04/28/06 | lsu
    BATON ROUGE -- The LSU baseball squad will wear a special, limited-edition jersey for Sunday's 1 p.m. game versus Arkansas as part of Military Appreciation Day in Alex Box Stadium. The jerseys are black with letters and numbers presented in camouflage colors as a tribute to the men and women of the armed forces. All military personnel will be admitted to Sunday's game for only $4 with their military ID. "We're proud in this small way to be able to show our appreciation to the military," said LSU coach Smoke Laval. "It is an honor to recognize the service of...
  • Tigers not scared of Bruins’ hoops tradition(Geaux)

    04/01/2006 2:04:06 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 7 replies · 263+ views
    msnbc ^ | 4/01/06 | Mark Schlabach
    INDIANAPOLIS - UCLA used to be the most intimidating letters in college basketball. Under legendary coach John Wooden, the Bruins captured 10 national championships in 12 tournaments, won 88 consecutive games, the longest winning streak in NCAA history, and had four undefeated seasons. But since Wooden retired in 1975 after 27 seasons as the Bruins' coach, those four letters haven't meant as much in college basketball. UCLA has won only one national championship in the 31 seasons since Wooden retired, and the 1995 NCAA tournament title was tarnished when coach Jim Harrick was fired less than two years later for...
  • "He Could Have Played Blind"Geaux Tigers"

    04/01/2006 12:12:17 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 14 replies · 770+ views ^ | 4/01/06 |
    "He Could Have Played Blind" ‘The radio was playing and the morning news was on. I was startled to hear that Pete Maravich, the basketball player, had collapsed on a basketball court in Pasadena, just fell over and never got up. I’d seen Maravich play in New Orleans, when the Utah Jazz were the New Orleans Jazz. He was something to see – mop of brown hair, floppy socks – the holy terror of the basketball world – high flyin’ – magician of the court. The night I saw him he dribbled the ball with his head, scored a behind-the-back,...
  • Team on a mission: LSU bringing joy to hurricane-ravaged state

    03/30/2006 5:04:32 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 2 replies · 158+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mar. 30, 2006 | PAUL NEWBERRY INDIANAPOLIS - Glen Davis stood next to the dying man, holding up an IV bag while doctors worked furiously to save his life. "One of his lungs had collapsed," Davis said, his voice barely above a whisper as he recounted that awful day. "He couldn't breathe. You could see him struggling for air." In the days following Hurricane Katrina, Davis and the rest of his LSU teammates came face-to-face with unimaginable pain and incomprehensible suffering. They saw children crying out for mothers and fathers who were swept away by the floodwaters. They saw parents desperately searching for sons and...
  • Lady LSU Tigers beat Stanford 62 to 59 to advance to final four(Geaux Tigers)

    03/27/2006 8:21:31 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 6 replies · 331+ views
    espn ^ | March 27, 2006 | espn
    What a great day to be a Tiger. First time in history that both the men and women are in the final four. In one week we have beaken the Dookies and have marched on to something real. Ah beating the Lady Vols in the final four would be magical. Well next its for the guys to take care of business and beat UCLA. Geaux Gators too and beat Mason
  • LSU Lady Tigers beat De Paul roll to Elite 8(Geaux Tigers)

    03/25/2006 11:26:58 AM PST · by catholicfreeper · 15 replies · 205+ views
    espn ^ | march 25 06 | espn LSU 66 Depaul 56
  • Duke's done: LSU ousts Blue Devils(Geaux Tigers)

    03/23/2006 6:33:52 PM PST · by catholicfreeper · 38 replies · 463+ views
    yahoo ^ | 03/23/06 | yahoo
    1 2 Total (4) LSU 31 31 62 Final (1) Duke 27 27 54
  • Lady Tigers hold off pesky Washington(Both LSU men and Women in Sweet 16-- Nice)

    03/21/2006 12:14:29 AM PST · by catholicfreeper · 2 replies · 136+ views
    advocate ^ | Mar 21, 2006 | WILLIAM WEATHERS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Top-seeded LSU managed to survive a battle of attrition to make its fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance. The Lady Tigers played the majority of the first half without center Sylvia Fowles and lost two other starters to injuries in the second half, but it didn’t matter. Senior All-American Seimone Augustus scored 18 over her game-high 26 points during a decisive second half that sent fifth-ranked LSU to a 70-49 victory Monday over ninth-seeded Washington in the second round of the NCAA tournament before 5,051 at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium. LSU (29-3) advances to face fourth-seeded DePaul on...
  • Players fight after game {Miami - LSU Peach Bowl]

    12/31/2005 10:43:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 1,057+ views
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 12/31/5 | Advocate staff, wire report
    ATLANTA -- Two members of the Miami football team were knocked unconscious Friday night moments after the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Hurricanes coach Larry Coker said. The incident took place after LSU's 40-3 win over Miami. Exactly what happened was hazy moments after the game. However, about a dozen Miami players ran toward the tunnel leading to the LSU dressing room after the game's final play. LSU tackle Andrew Whitworth said the dust-up stemmed from a misunderstanding. Whitworth said LSU wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, a Miami native, was kidding around with a Miami player at the end of the game and...
  • Sonar tests reveal levee shortcomings

    12/01/2005 7:57:22 PM PST · by Imnotalib · 8 replies · 532+ views
    Young, now helping to rebuild three damaged New Orleans canals between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, said design drawings show that steel pilings reinforcing the levees should have been driven to a depth of 17 feet below sea level. That does not appear to have been the case, based on preliminary findings by an investigative team led by Louisiana State University civil engineering professor Ivor van Heerden. Using sonar, his tests have shown sheet pilings at the canal went to only 10 feet below sea level. Steve Spencer, chief engineer for Orleans Parish levees, said his agency did the...
  • USC, Texas still 1-2 in BCS

    11/21/2005 12:45:25 PM PST · by indcons · 577 replies · 7,107+ views
    Sports Network ^ | November 21, 2005 | Sports Network
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Southern California and Texas remain the top two teams in the BCS standings and only an upset in one of the final two weeks will prevent the two storied programs from meeting in the Rose Bowl on January 4 for the national championship. The Trojans (11-0) had a close call this past weekend with a 50-42 victory over a tough Fresno State squad, but they'll have this week off before facing city rival UCLA on December 3. The Longhorns (10-0), meanwhile, had their final bye this past Saturday and will play each of the next...
  • Alabama falls five spots; USC, Texas top BCS

    11/14/2005 2:08:59 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 152 replies · 1,410+ views ^ | 14 November 2004 | APee
    NEW YORK -- Southern California and Texas were at the top of the Bowl Championship Series again Monday -- and history says the only two unbeaten teams left in major college football are a great bet to play for a national title. With two games remaining for each, the Trojans and Longhorns are four victories away from locking up spots in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 for a matchup that has appeared inevitable for months. And it's been rare for teams in the position that USC and Texas are in to slip up this late in the season. In...
  • College Football Saturday - November 12th, 2005 - Live Thread

    11/12/2005 8:39:49 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 34 replies · 629+ views
    ESPN and college football fields around the nation ^ | 12 November 2005 | College Football
    Linked to the ESPN College Football Scoreboard. Should be a great day today for football! There is a nip in the air, the leaves have turned colors (mine are on the ground), and the sun is out and bright!!
  • CFN Expert Picks Week 11

    11/11/2005 3:10:28 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 19 replies · 312+ views
    College Football News ^ | 09 November 2005 | CFN
    Here are the picks of several college football dignitaries along with Clucko the Chicken. Put down two feed dishes, one representing one team and one representing another and whichever dish the chicken goes to first is the team that's going to win. You'll do just as well. (Really, the pick is a coin flip. Don't laugh; Clucko won the 2000 Bowl Pool among 24 entrants.) You can get to the Expert Picks in the above dropdown under Predictions. The pickers: Pete Fiutak - CFN, Rich Cirminiello - CFN, Matthew Zemek - CFN, Mark Risley - CFN, John Harris - CFN,...
  • Constitution protects offensive speech

    11/01/2005 6:38:31 PM PST · by Ellesu · 4 replies · 214+ views ^ | 11/01/05 | R. Glynn Kelly
    Regarding the protest on the LSU campus against the purple-and-gold Confederate flag prior to the Auburn game Saturday night, I wish to go on record as being in total agreement with the protesters that the flag should be banned. Although I rarely see one, it is offensive to some people and therefore should be banned. In fact, the regular Confederate flag should be banned for the same reason. Things that are offensive to certain groups of people should be banned. For example, I find a young man wearing his drawers halfway up to his chest and his pants halfway down...
  • Symbolizing racism: 200 protest purple, gold Rebel flag

    10/28/2005 6:27:38 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 33 replies · 2,378+ views ^ | 10/28/05 | AJ GRIFFITH
    On Oct. 22, approximately 200 protestors – according to witness accounts – at Louisiana State University held a nonviolent demonstration against the university’s leniency towards fans flying purple and gold Confederate flags during sporting events. The protest, which occurred before an LSU and Auburn University football game, attracted the attention of more supporters and some opposing the demonstration. According to Alicia Calvin, LSU chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the flag is displayed by many LSU supporters and has been viewed as a symbol of racial bigotry to the school’s black students. “We see...
  • LSU athletic director apologizes for fans

    09/30/2005 9:59:04 AM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 30 replies · 2,846+ views
    fox sports ^ | 9-29-05 | Associated Press
    LSU athletic director apologizes for fans Story Tools: Print Email Associated Press Posted: 22 hours ago BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU athletic director Skip Bertman has apologized to the Tennessee athletic director for the rowdy behavior of some LSU fans who pelted a Tennessee bus with beer bottles after the Volunteers' Monday night victory over the Tigers. Officials from both schools and LSU police said people threw the bottles at the last of Tennessee's four buses after the convoy came to a stop near the stadium, resulting in three cracked windows. Some fans also rocked the buses, according to...
  • Saints exploring options for home games; LSU the top choice

    09/05/2005 8:35:27 AM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 24 replies · 745+ views
    AP - Yahoo Sports ^ | September 5, 2005
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints understand that the NFL wants to consider every option for the team's home field this season since Hurricane Katrina ruined the Superdome. In turn, the Saints hope the league understands how badly they want to play at LSU's Tiger Stadium. From general manager Mickey Loomis to coach Jim Haslett to star receiver Joe Horn, the entire organization seems to be lobbying to play about 75 miles from New Orleans in Baton Rouge, La. ``If we can uplift anyone, obviously that's worthwhile to us,'' Loomis said Sunday. ``We're representatives of the people of...
  • LSU associate dean booked on child porn

    04/28/2005 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 16 replies · 946+ views ^ | 04/28/05 | BRETT TROXLER
    LSU Police arrested the university's associate dean of students on Wednesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. An investigation was launched after a worker reported finding a printout of three nude boys on the printer in 60-year-old James C. Welles' campus office. "Fortunately for us, she was a good investigator," said Maj. Ricky Adams of LSU Police. "Before she handed the original over to Mr. Welles, she actually photocopied it and we found the original inside his home during our search. Adams said all four of Welles' office computers had numerous amounts of child pornography on them. The...
  • Rebel flag flap at LSU

    04/05/2005 1:03:21 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 836+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 5, 2005
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Black activists are upset by a purple-and-gold version of the Confederate battle flag waved by some Louisiana State University fans at sports events. The modified banner is popular with many LSU students. "It represents two different things that I'm proud of," said sophomore Harper Hollis, referring to Southern heritage and the state's largest university. Isaac Netters, a New Orleans native who is coordinator of black student affairs at LSU, said he noticed the modified flag image as early as 1996, when he was a freshman at the school. He said he isn't angered by it.
  • Controversial Colors: The purple and gold confederate flag invokes concern among some

    03/07/2005 2:04:00 PM PST · by Ellesu · 19 replies · 1,256+ views ^ | 03/07/05 | Jennifer Mayeux
    One University student has decided to take what he calls the controversy over purple and gold-colored Confederate battle flags into his own hands. Brandon Smith, speaker of the Student Senate and former Black Student Union president, said he has struggled for three years with the issue. And though he knows the flag cannot be outlawed because it is protected by the First Amendment, Smith is considering proposing legislation in the Student Senate or forming a campus coalition to oppose it. Smith said the Confederate battle flag — a symbol of battle Confederate troops used more than 100 years ago during...
  • {Female} LSU Student Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Porn

    02/09/2005 7:25:50 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 1,295+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 02-09-05 | Taylor, William
    LSU student pleads guilty to possession of child porn By WILLIAM TAYLOR Advocate staff writer A Russian LSU student admitted Tuesday to spending time at a Catholic hospital downloading images of children engaged in sex. Elizaveta Nikonova, 20, 1128 Verdun Drive, Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson said he would determine her punishment at a later date after a pre-sentencing report is completed. The felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Nikonova was caught in September after...
  • Accused LSU Cross Vandal Defends Actions As "Freedom Of Speech"

    01/28/2005 4:16:31 AM PST · by Ellesu · 43 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 01/27/05
    The accused mastermind behind the vandalism of the LSU anti abortion crosses talks exclusively to WAFB Street Beat reporter Greg Meriwether. You'll remember it was just two days ago that LSU Police arrested five people for vandalizing the anti-abortion display on the LSU Parade Grounds. Of the five arrested, John Morlier got a stiffer charge for destroying the crosses. Morlier defends his actions as "free speech." In an e-mail to 9 News, Morlier calls the crosses "tasteless" and says quote, "By removing from the ground and disassembling the crosses I was voicing a counter point. I know that my actions...
  • Crosses vandalized at LSU (3000 White Pro-Life Crosses destroyed - some burned)

    01/28/2005 1:29:44 PM PST · by · 19 replies · 791+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2005
    From combined dispatches Vandals stole or damaged 3,000 crosses at Louisiana State University that were set up as part of a silent pro-life protest against the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The attack on the crosses this week, put on the LSU Parade Grounds to decry the anniversary of the ruling that declared abortion a constitutional right, prompted special outrage from LSU Students for Life because a campus police officer saw five persons removing some crosses from the public space early Monday morning, but did not immediately report the individuals. "This was not meant for people...
  • LSU Researcher Solves Ancient Astronomy Mystery (Farnese Atlas)

    01/14/2005 2:36:12 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,857+ views
    Innovations Report/LSU ^ | 1-14-2005 | Bradley E. Schaefer/LSU
    Physik Astronomie Louisiana State University 14.01.2005 LSU researcher solves ancient astronomy mystery An ancient mystery may have been solved by LSU Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Bradley E. Schaefer. Schaefer has discovered that the long-lost star catalog of Hipparchus, which dates back to 129 B.C., appears on a Roman statue called the Farnese Atlas. Hipparchus was one of the greatest astronomers of antiquity and his star catalog was the first in the world, as well as the most influential. The catalog was lost early in the Christian era, perhaps in the fire at the great library in Alexandria. The...
  • John Breaux, "Hottest Hire" in D.C., Keeps Pace

    01/12/2005 6:25:01 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 471+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 01-12-05 | Shields, Gerard
    Breaux, 'hottest hire' in D.C., keeps pace By GERARD SHIELDS Advocate Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- In joining the powerful Washington lobbying firm of Patton Boggs, newly retired U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., will become the 106th former Congress member active in the lucrative lobbying field. "John Breaux is just the latest of the revolving door and that revolving door is out of control," said Craig Holman, campaign finance lobbyist for the nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog group, Public Citizen. Breaux follows his former LSU Law School roommate U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-Chackbay, who recently took the job of directing lobbying efforts...
  • The "Dukes of Hazard" Filming Moves to Louisiana State University

    01/08/2005 7:52:58 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 33 replies · 2,747+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 01-08-05 | Troxler, Brett
    The 'Dukes' filming moves to LSU By BRETT TROXLER staff From a report by WBRZ's Tammi Arender It may not be the Bo and Luke Duke you remember from your younger days, but the 2005 version of the Dukes of Hazzard takes to Duke cousins to college. For that reason, the stars and crew of the movie -- set to release this summer -- has moved to the LSU campus. One of the homes on East Lakeshore Drive near the LSU lakes has been transformed into a set for the movie. While most of the movie has been...