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LSU Basketball Adds Grad Transfer Randy Onwuasor
Men's Basketball 08/08/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball head coach Will Wade and the LSU Athletics Department has received the signed letter-of-intent papers from graduate transfer Randy Onwuasor of Southern Utah.

Tamara Ards Completes Track & Field Coaching Staff
Track + Field 08/07/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU Track & Field's coaching staff is now complete ahead of the 2017 fall semester as head coach Dennis Shaver announced Monday afternoon the hiring of 13-year NCAA Division I coaching veteran Tamara Ards as an assistant coach with a focus on working with LSU's sprinters, hurdlers and relays teams.

Tate, Mitchell-Blake Qualify for World Semifinals
Track + Field 08/07/2017

LONDON – LSU Track & Field alums Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Cassandra Tate took their mark at the London Stadium for the first time at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and advanced to semifinals in the men's 200-meter dash and women's 400-meter hurdles, respectively, during Monday's events.

Registration Open for Bump Up the Jam
Volleyball 08/07/2017

Registration for the second annual "Bump Up the Jam", a free student volleyball tournament hosted by the LSU Athletics and the Tiger volleyball team is now open.

Baptiste Places Eighth in World Final
Track + Field 08/06/2017

LONDON, England – Trinidad & Tobago sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste lined up in the women's 100-meter final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for the third time in her professional career Sunday and turned in an eighth-place finish while clocking 11.09 seconds in the final event of the night at the London Stadium.

Two Former LSU Women's Golfers Chosen For Solheim Cup
Women's Golf 08/06/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU women's golf literally doubled its pleasure Sunday as not one, but two former All-America stars of the program – Austin Ernst and Madelene Sagstrom – were selected as Captain's Picks for the 2017 Solheim Cup.

Play LSU Lady Tigers Win In Rome, 76-40, Over All-Stars
Women's Basketball 08/06/2017

ROME, Italy – The LSU women's basketball team opened their exhibition schedule in Italy on a good note Sunday evening with a 76-40 win over an Italian All-Star team.

Baptiste Advances to World Semifinal in London
Track + Field 08/06/2017

LONDON, England – Former Lady Tiger great Kelly-Ann Baptiste opened Saturday's competition at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics with a qualifying performance in the preliminary round of the women's 100-meter dash as she advanced 16th overall to the semifinals to run Sunday at the London Stadium.

Play Football Wraps First Week of Camp with Preseason Game
Football 08/05/2017

BATON ROUGE – As part of the plan to get LSU ready its season-opener against BYU, head coach Ed Orgeron and his coaching staff are treating the four Saturday scrimmages in August like preseason games.

Play Lady Tigers Face Italian All-Star Team Sunday
Women's Basketball 08/05/2017

ROME, Italy – The LSU Lady Tigers will play their first exhibition contest of their foreign trip to Italy Sunday night against an Italian All-Star team.

Athletics Upgrades Indoor Football Turf, Lighting
Football 08/05/2017

BATON ROUGE – Two upgrades to the LSU Indoor Practice Facility were recently completed prior to fall camp. A new 120-yard turf field and LED lights were installed for the 83,000 square foot indoor venue.

Forbes Qualifies for World Long Jump Final
Track + Field 08/04/2017

LONDON, England – LSU's former NCAA Champion long jumper Damar Forbes will compete in the event final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for the second time in his professional career after qualifying 10th overall in Friday's opener at the London Stadium with a series-best of 26 feet, 0 Ό inches.

Schatow and Hiler Added to Volleyball Staff
Volleyball 08/04/2017

BATON ROUGE—Head coach Fran Flory and the LSU volleyball program announced Friday the return of Tania Schatow as the Tigers' volunteer assistant coach and named Blaire Hiler the team's director of volleyball operations.

Twenty-Four Student-Athletes Among Summer Graduates
Athletic Dept. 08/04/2017

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-four LSU student-athletes received their college diploma on Friday as the university held its summer commencement at the Maravich Assembly Center.

Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
Volleyball 08/04/2017

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team was recognized for its effort in the classroom by earning the AVCA Team Academic Award, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced.

Billy Cannon Statue Approved by Hall of Fame Committee
Football 08/03/2017

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has unanimously approved a proposal that a statue honoring football legend Dr. Billy Cannon be erected on campus.

Football No. 12 in Preseason Coaches Poll
Football 08/03/2017

BATON ROUGE -- The LSU football team is ranked No. 12 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, the USA Today announced Thursday. 

Gnat Added to Staff as Graduate Assistant
Gymnastics 08/02/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux announced the addition of 17-time All-American, four-time Southeastern Conference event champion and 2017 NCAA Floor Champion Ashleigh Gnat to the staff as a graduate student assistant for player development.

Soccer Reports for Preseason Training
Soccer 08/01/2017

BATON ROUGE – With the start of the 2017 season just 17 days away, members of the LSU Soccer program reported to campus Tuesday for the start of preseason camp as student-athletes, coaches and support staff will take part in their first training session Wednesday morning at the LSU Soccer Stadium.

University Identifies Possible Mike VII
Athletic Dept. 08/01/2017

David Baker, DVM, Ph.D., LSU's Attending Veterinarian, has identified a tiger at a rescue facility that could become Mike VII. This juvenile, male rescue tiger is currently 9 months old and weighs approximately 160 pounds. The tiger has both Siberian and Bengal characteristics.

Mainieri to Receive Musial Award in November
Baseball 08/01/2017

Paul Mainieri will receive a Musial Award for sportsmanship on November 18 in St. Louis.

Play Fall Preseason Camp Off to a Fast Start
Football 07/31/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU's first day of training camp under head coach Ed Orgeron was anything but slow as the Tigers bounced from drill to drill during the afternoon session here Monday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

Men's Tennis Welcomes Stewart Block
Men's Tennis 07/31/2017

BATON ROUGE—LSU men's tennis co-head coaches Andy Brandi and Chris Brandi announced Monday Stewart Block will be joining the Tigers in August.

Track & Field Trio Earns All-Academic Honors
Track + Field 07/31/2017

BATON ROUGE – Three members of LSU's middle distance group have been recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their outstanding athletic and academic performance while earning USTFCCCA All-Academic honors from the organization for the 2017 collegiate season.

Moore Joins LaCouture as No. 18s in 2017
Football 07/31/2017

BATON ROUGE – LSU will have two No. 18s in 2017 as senior J.D. Moore was presented with the jersey at a team meeting on Sunday night.