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January 8, 2012
In the current edition of Sports Illustrated, there is an opinion piece authored by one Dick Friedman, who expounds about his devotion to LSU, his favorite college football team. He has been cheering for the Tigers since wondrous halfback Billy Cannon led the 1958 squad to an undefeated season and the first of the school's three national championships, the last two of which have been won since 2003. Nothing unusual about Friedman's level of devotion, except that this is a guy who lives in New Jersey, and always has. He never attended LSU, saw an LSU game in person or even set foot in Baton Rouge.
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January 3, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
Coach Dick MacPherson liked what he saw of his Syracuse team. So did LSU coach Mike Archer. "The people in the South saw a team from the North come down and play like a team from the South," MacPherson said after Syracuse dominated LSU, the Southeastern Conference co-champion, 23-10, in yesterday's Hall of Fame Bowl at Tampa Stadium. Archer was not in a position to argue. "Syracuse proved they are an outstanding team," Archer said. "We couldn't do anything right. We couldn't kick the ball, snap it, catch it, tackle or block it. "They did nothing we didn't practice last month.
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January 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
VIRGINIA COACH Tony Bennett was no stranger to LSU coach Trent Johnson. The two had faced each other in the Pac-10 and also twice since Johnson took over the Tigers. Bennett wasn't surprised that his 21st-ranked Cavaliers had to scrape out a 57-52 victory over LSU last night in Baton Rouge. "I knew it was going to be a hard-fought game," Bennett said. "You have to play on both ends of the floor against a Trent Johnson team. You have to break them down. It was a typical physical game.
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September 4, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Louisiana State postponed its football game against Troy after Hurricane Gustav damaged Tiger Stadium and battered Baton Rouge far worse than anticipated. The university made the decision yesterday after having a full day to get a handle on damage to the stadium and the community, much of which is expected to be without power into next week. "We would have loved to play the game, but it's not possible and the city of Baton Rouge is in too bad shape to take resources away to play a football game," LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said.
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December 19, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
A month ago, North Carolina wasn't sure freshman Ed Cota was ready to play point guard. Now, the 12th-ranked Tar Heels aren't sure they can do without him. Antawn Jamison had 26 points and 15 rebounds in a 67-48 win over Louisiana State last night in Greensboro, N.C., but North Carolina struggled offensively without the injured Cota running the team. The Tar Heels missed 15 of 16 shots from three-point range, and shot 29 percent in the second half. "When you lose a player in your rotation, it changes things drastically," said Shammond Williams, who switched from his shooting-guard position and played 37 minutes in Cota's place.
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December 3, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
It took big games by April Brown and Marie Ferdinand to give No. 23 Louisiana State its biggest road victory ever. Brown scored 25 points and Ferdinand had 21, both career highs, as the Tigers defeated No. 2 Georgia, 80-74, last night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Georgia (7-1) was the highest-ranked team LSU (5-1) has ever beaten on the road. "This is a big win," said Ferdinand, a 5-9 junior guard. "A lot of people didn't give us any hope of coming into Georgia and winning.
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February 7, 2001 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
When Louisiana State hired Nick Saban away from Michigan State after the 1999 season, with a five-year contract averaging $1.2 million annually, it wasn't just because the Southeastern Conference school liked the way he charted X's and O's. In Saban, the Tigers knew they were getting a premier recruiter. Saban provided an instant return on LSU's substantial investment last season as the Tigers, 3-8 in 1999, their final season under Gerry DiNardo, went 8-4, including an impressive 28-14 Peach Bowl victory over favored Georgia Tech.
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June 6, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Tim Clark singled to spark a three-run fifth inning and added a homer last night as Louisiana State eliminated The Citadel from the College World Series with a 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs. The win gave the second-seeded Tigers (54-18) a rematch against Oklahoma State tomorrow night. LSU - which lost to the Cowboys, 7-1, on Monday - must beat Oklahoma State (55-16) twice to advance to Saturday's national title game. The Citadel, participating in the College World Series for the first time, finished its season 46-14.
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September 27, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Rick Clausen and Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story. Gerald Riggs Jr. pushed into the end zone from a yard out in overtime to give the 10th-ranked Volunteers a 30-27 comeback win last night in the Tigers' long-awaited, hurricane-delayed home opener in Baton Rouge, La. Clausen, an LSU transfer, led the Volunteers (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) back from a 21-point deficit in the second half to send the game to OT at 24-all. Clausen came off the bench when starter Erik Ainge was injured midway through the second quarter with the Vols behind by three touchdowns.
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December 20, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Ralston Turner's clutch long-range shooting and LSU's hustling defense put an end to No. 10 Marquette's unbeaten run. Turner scored 22 points and LSU extended its winning streak to five games while handing visiting Marquette its first loss of the season, 67-59, last night. Turner hit two clutch three-pointers in the final 4 minutes to give the Tigers the lead and added two free throws to make it 60-54 with 1:19 to go. Justin Hamilton then closed out a 13-point performance by making seven free throws in the last 53 seconds to ensure the Tigers (8-3)
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March 25, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
CLEARWATER , Fla. - It's an old joke, an old line: Nobody beats up my brother - except for me. If you're an older brother, you know the phrase by heart. If you're the younger brother, you know that its true meaning has less to do with violence than it has to do with love. Big brothers give it to you straight up. No cream. No sugar. Black. "He's a guy I still look up to, a guy I still learn from," Aaron Nola was saying the other day about big brother, Austin.
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February 25, 2016 | Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
GET A GOOD look at Ben Simmons while you can. Barring an unlikely late-season run or an equally unlikely SEC Tournament title, LSU (16-12, 9-6 SEC) is not going to make the NCAA Tournament. Maybe Simmons can get to Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four, but while the freshman from Australia and almost certain No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft has put up some amazing numbers, his team has no kind of NCAA résumé. The Tigers' nonconference wins were over McNeese State (6-19)
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January 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo has backed out of his commitment from Rutgers and reopened his recruitment, he announced Monday night on Twitter. "The past few weeks praying and sitting down with my family, we have decided that it is in my best interest to decommit from Rutgers University," the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder wrote. It is expected that new Rutgers coach Chris Ash will run a spread attack with a dual-threat QB at the controls. That likely played a part in Russo's decision.
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December 5, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the start of the basketball season, Ben Simmons said he thought of himself as just another college freshman. The Louisiana State star labeled himself in October as simply "Ben from Melbourne, Australia. " But it was evident even then - as a horde of reporters gathered around him at the Southeastern Conference's media day - that Simmons was much more than an import from a faraway land. He is a basketball player with the rarest of skill sets. He is 6-foot-10 with a 7-footer's wingspan.
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November 19, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixers coach Brett Brown's foray into professional basketball came in 1989 in Melbourne, Australia. The sport boomed Down Under in the mid-1980s. It was new and it was cool, Brown said. "It had this street feel. It was urban. It was American," Brown said. "And it had this cool merchandise and funky highlights. The young kids were playing it on the street. There's no snow, so you could play it every day. It had a real American pizzazz. " The country's professional league was stocked with American players, which Brown refers to as "American imports.
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November 5, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - When Riley Pint walked a batter in his first inning at Perfect Game's national showcase in June, there was a rumble of surprise among the hundreds of observing scouts. In the buildup to this gathering of the nation's best high school players, the lanky Kansan had been portrayed as some sort of baseball ideal, one without pitching or personal flaws. His pre-showcase scouting report from Perfect Game, a website that ranks baseball prospects, raved about a fastball that reached 96 m.p.h.
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July 22, 2015
Aaron Nola boarded a bus on Friday morning with the rest of his triple-A Lehigh Valley teammates. He then was told he was needed at the front desk of the team's hotel in Rochester, N.Y. "Why would they want to see me?" Nola said he thought. Waiting there was IronPigs manager Dave Brundage, who told Nola that he was joining the Phillies. Nola arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Monday afternoon. He found his locker sandwiched between Chad Billingsley's and Cole Hamels'. The righthander will make his major-league debut against Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
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March 23, 2015
PITTSBURGH - North Carolina State is exactly the kind of opponent No. 1 seeds get in their second NCAA Tournament game - good enough to overwhelm Duke 2 months ago, 87-75, and bad enough to lose at Boston College, 79-63, on Feb. 28, talented enough to win at Louisville and North Carolina, inconsistent enough to lose to Wofford and Wake Forest. The Wolfpack is more athletic than any team Villanova has played all season. It has two shooters who have combined to make 163 threes.
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March 21, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Villanova has an opponent for Saturday's third-round NCAA East Regional game, and it's not the team that trailed for 19 minutes, 59.9 seconds in the second half. Sophomore forward BeeJay Anya hit an eight-foot hook shot in the lane with one-tenth of a second to play Thursday night to propel eighth seed North Carolina State to an unlikely 66-65 victory over Louisiana State in the second game of a doubleheader at the Consol Energy Center. The Wolfpack (21-13) trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half and by 62-48 with 9:15 to play.
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February 18, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' brain trust arrives in Indianapolis this week for the annual NFL scouting combine, where it will take a close look at potential prospects for the No. 20 overall pick - at least if it cannot or does not move up in the draft to acquire Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Eagles have pressing needs in the secondary, where they must upgrade both cornerback and safety. The depth chart will still likely change after free agency, but NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock believes the Eagles could find that their needs and draft slot align in the first round.
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