LSU to be Featured on SEC Network Takeover
Assistant Communications Director
BATON ROUGE – LSU Athletics will take part in the third annual SEC Network Takeover beginning late Saturday and lasting through Sunday night.
Eleven of the top games and meets from the 2016-17 season will be broadcast live for fans to relive on the TV network. (Note: takeover schedules were created from television inventory available to ESPN and the SEC Network.)
The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools.
11 p.m. (July 29)-1 a.m. (July 30)
May 5, 2011 | LSU Softball vs. Tennessee (SEC Tournament)
The softball team begins the takeover for LSU at 11 p.m. on July 29 with its 6-2 defeat of Tennessee in the quarterfinal of the SEC Tournament. The Tigers were down to the host Volunteers, 2-0, after three innings before head coach Beth Torina’s squad scored six unanswered to take the win and advance to the semifinals.
March 2, 2017 | LSU Women’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss (SEC Tournament)
Nikki Fargas’ squad’s victory over Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament will be showcased at 1 a.m. Chloe Jackson led the way for the Lady Tigers with a double-double. The team moved on to the quarterfinal of the SEC Tournament with the 65-49 win over the Rebels. The win gave Fargas her fourth 20-win season in Baton Rouge.
March 5, 2017 | LSU Gymnastics vs. Florida
Fans will get to watch history at 2:30 a.m. when the LSU gymnastics team captured the first ever SEC regular season championship awarded by the conference. The third-largest crowd packed the PMAC on a Sunday afternoon to watch the Tigers dominate the Gators with a 198.150-196.600 win. Senior Ashleigh Gnat highlighted the night with a perfect 10.0 score on vault for the eighth of her career.
Feb. 18, 2017 | LSU Baseball vs. Army (Game Two)
LSU’s 6-0 victory over Army was a historic day for the program as well as senior Jared Poche’. The victory over Army marked the 2,500th in the school’s history. Poche’ also fired seven no-hit innings for the sixth no-hitter in school history.
Oct. 22, 2016 | LSU Football vs. Ole Miss
Wake up to one of the most dominating wins of the 2016 season at 6 a.m. LSU defeated Ole Miss, 38-21, with Leonard Fournette leading the charge with a school record 284 rushing yards. Fournette needed just eight carries to break the record set by Alley Broussard in 2004.
May 28, 2017 | LSU Softball vs. Florida State (Super Regional G3)
Torina’s team returns to the lineup at 8:30 a.m. for game three of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional. Four-time All-American Sahvanna Jaquish drove in four runs and pitcher Carley Hoover performed masterfully in relief to lead the team to a 6-4 win over Florida State. The victory over the Seminoles earned LSU its sixth appearance in the Women’s College World Series, third in a row and fourth under Torina.
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
May 28, 2017 | LSU Baseball vs. Arkansas (SEC Tournament)
Fans can tune in at 10:30 a.m. to witness freshman right-hander Eric Walker limit the potent Arkansas offense in the championship game of the 2017 SEC Tournament. Walker’s 7.2 innings of one-run baseball led to a 4-3 win over the Razorbacks. The championship marked LSU’s 12th SEC Tournament title and sixth in the past 10 seasons.
November 24, 2016 | LSU Football vs. Texas A&M
After watching Fournette break the single-game rushing record in the morning, return to your TV at 1:30 p.m. to watch Derrius Guice break the five-week old record against Texas A&M. In LSU’s 54-39 victory over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night, Guice rushed for 285 yards. LSU’s offense combined for 622 total yards for the second-most in school history. Combined with quarterback Danny Etling’s 324 yards in the air, LSU had a 300-yard passer and 200-yard rusher for the first time in school history.
March 28, 2017 | LSU Gymnastics at SEC Championships
The second of three championships won by the LSU gymnastics team during the 2017 season will be broadcast at 4:30 p.m. Breaux’s squad posted a score of 198.075 to claim the tournament title and a historic sweep of the SEC championships. Gnat captured three SEC event championships to tie the school record and sophomores Lexie Priessman and McKenna Kelley also took home the league’s top honors on bars and floor respectively.
June 10, 2017 | LSU Baseball vs. Mississippi State (NCAA Super Regional G1)
LSU baseball will make its third appearance on the takeover at 6 p.m. Don’t miss LSU baseball’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Mississippi State in game one of the NCAA Baton Rouge Super Regional. Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth, LSU mounted an offensive threat and finally made it count to capture all of the momentum. The Tigers won game two the following day to advance to Omaha.
December 31, 2016 | Football vs. Louisville (Citrus Bowl)
The day concludes with LSU’s defensive clinic of Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson at 8 p.m. In the Tigers’ 29-9 win over Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Dave Aranda’s defense combined for eight sacks and held Jackson without a touchdown for the first time in 18 games. Game MVP Derrius Guice ran for 138 yards and surpassed 1,300 yards for the season. Linebacker Arden key also set the single-season sacks record with 12.