LSU wins season opener against SIU-Edwardsville, 94-81

The LSU men’s basketball team opened the 2020 season Thanksgiving evening with a win over SIU-Edwardsville in the Billiken Classic at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.

‘URGENT’ - LHSAA issues new capacity, mask, social distancing mandates at high school games; warns of fines for non-compliance

  LSU offense looks different with true freshman QB

Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban tests positive for COVID-19, will probably miss Iron Bowl

Get Well Soon: Young Bengals fan offers words of encouragement to Joe Burrow

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Episcopal RB Oliver Jack

  ’Our pass rush is better’ - Orgeron notes improvements on defense but points out one particular area that’s still a concern

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‘Thank you, New Orleans’ - Jrue Holiday says goodbye

Former LSU football player, Baton Rouge restaurateur Ruffin Rodrigue dies

Andrus Peat & Deonte Harris miss practice for Saints Wednesday

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

  LSU hopes to slow down Kellen Mond and No. 5 Texas A&M

Lake Charles native Josh Gray traded to Oklahoma City

  LSU CB Jay Ward makes 2 key plays in win over Arkansas

LSU sophomore cornerback Jay Ward had his share of rough moments against Arkansas, being picked on by quarterback Feleipe Franks, but Ward certainly saved his best for last.

Addition of former LSU LB Kwon Alexander appears to pay dividends for Saints

A once struggling New Orleans Saints defense has now become the tough group many expected before the season began. The recent addition of former LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander certainly appears to be paying dividends for the Black and Gold.

  LSU softball plays Purple and Gold World Series

The LSU softball team has been wrapping up its Purple and Gold World Series over the past couple of days. Head coach Beth Torina has a roster of 30 players.

Alabama ranks No. 1 in first 2020 CFP rankings

The Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0) claimed the No. 1 spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020-2021 season that were released on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

LSU P Zach Von Rosenberg named Punter of the Week

Brandon Ingram achieves major payday from the Pelicans

Report: Pelicans Extending Steven Adams Contract

Saints DE Trey Hendrickson racking up sacks in 2020

SEC reschedules some Nov. 28 games after COVID-19 forces postponements

  LSU defends decision to redact names from police report accusing Derrius Guice of sexual misconduct

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

Major League Baseball says the plan is tentative, contingent on the status of public health next summer.

REPORT: Joe Burrow suffers torn ACL, MCL; tweets ‘See ya next year’

Former LSU Tiger and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has injured his knee and was carted off.

  Orgeron talks about Finley’s play, defense against Texas A&M, injured players, & more

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron held his weekly Zoom meeting with sports journalists to recap the win over Arkansas and preview the upcoming game in College Station, Texas, against No. 5 Texas A&M.

LSU gymnastics set for 8-meet, SEC-only schedule

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced Monday, Nov. 23, a conference-only schedule that will feature eight meets as well as the league meet.

LSU DE Andre Anthony named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

LSU senior defensive end Andre Anthony has been named co-SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after the Tigers’ 27-24 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, Nov. 21.

See LSU’s full football schedule; TV schedule updated

LSU will travel to College Station, Texas, on Nov. 28 for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN but the SEC has not yet announced the kickoff times and TV networks for games scheduled on Dec. 5, as those matchups will be made on a six-day selection process.

Alabama men’s basketball program placed on 3-year probation

The probation does not include a loss of scholarships or postseason ban.

  Register for Tyrann Mathieu speaking series to curb violence in Louisiana youth

Tyrann Mathieu is giving back to his home state yet again.

Saints defense dominates in 24-9 win over Falcons

The New Orleans Saints hosted division rival, the Atlanta Falcons, in the Superdome on Sunday, Nov. 22, and came away with their seventh straight win of the season.

Bengals can’t overcome Burrow injury, lose road game at Washington

The Bengals are back home next Sunday to play the New York Giants (3-7).

Swinney voices displeasure, believes FSU used COVID as an ‘excuse’ to cancel

One Clemson backup offensive lineman tested positive for the virus Friday.

Auburn basketball to forego 2020-21 postseason

The decision was made inn light of the ongoing matter that surfaced in fall 2017 regarding former assistant coach Chuck Person

Top four teams remain the same in both polls; Louisiana-Lafayette moves up

No change to the top four teams in either of the major college football polls. Alabama and Notre Dame remain the top two teams in the nation, followed by Ohio State and Clemson. The first college football playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

LHSAA releases 2020 football playoff brackets

The regular season for Louisiana high school football has ended and it is now time for the playoffs, meaning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) unveiling the playoff matchups for the classes and divisions.

Taysom Hill will start against the Falcons

Drew Brees is out with broken ribs and a collapsed lung

Report: Drew Brees has 11 broken ribs

It was originally believed Brees broke five ribs along with his collapsed lung

  LSU outlasts Arkansas, 27-24

LSU traveled to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas in the “Battle for the Golden Boot” and was able to take the giant trophy back to Baton Rouge.

  SPORTSLINE FRIDAY NITE: Week 8 Scoreboard

Some high school football teams in Louisiana will take the field for the final time in 2020 for the eighth game of this shortened regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama overshadows Kentucky effort in 63-3 win

The Alabama Crimson Tide delivered an exceptional win over Kentucky Saturday, after coronavirus and scheduling kept them off the field for almost three weeks.

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, native of Amite, La., breaks SEC receiving TD record

Alabama senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith, a native of Amite, La., set a new SEC record for touchdown receptions Saturday, Nov. 21 against Kentucky.

Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier tests positive for COVID-19

No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Billy Napier has tested positive for COVID-19, the university reported Saturday, Nov. 21. Officials said Napier started to exhibit symptoms Tuesday and self-quarantined.

LSU scores late in 4th quarter to upend Arkansas 27-24

A targeting penalty in the fourth quarter helped LSU continue its go-ahead drive, scoring with 3:59 left

Game between Clemson-Florida State postponed

The decision was made Saturday morning when medical personnel from both teams were not able to agree on moving forward with the game.

REPORT: Pels add Steven Adams as part of Jrue Holiday trade

The New Orleans Pelicans are adding Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a now four-team trade from the original Jrue Holiday and the Milwaukee Bucks deal that occurred earlier in the week.

  LSU students protest, call for action in light of sexual misconduct allegations

LSU students and club leaders marched all the the way from the LSU parade ground to the Pete Maravich assembly center to make a statement right across from Tiger Stadium.

Drew Brees placed on injured reserve

Brees will be out a minimum of three weeks

LSU Arkansas game is still on for Saturday

The LSU vs. Arkansas game scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 is still scheduled to be played according to multiple reports.

Tulane suffers stunning loss against nationally-ranked Tulsa

Tulane surrenders Hail Mary on the final play of regulation

  LSU-Arkansas game in jeopardy due to COVID-19 concerns within Razorback program

With concerns over COVID-19 testing at Arkansas, it could mean LSU misses another game. Results are expected Friday morning from Razorbacks’ head coach Sam Pittman.

  ’Words can’t express how deeply troubling it is’: LSU interim president addresses report that university mishandled sexual misconduct claims

LSU Interim President Tom Galligan issued a letter to the campus Thursday, Nov. 19 addressing a USA Today investigative report published Monday, Nov. 16 claiming, in recent years, the university mishandled several sexual misconduct allegations against students, including several top athletes.

  LSU basketball uses open dialogue to adjust culture within program

LSU head coach Will Wade is preparing for the upcoming season, in part, by reflecting on last year. Wade was very honest on his Zoom call about the open dialogue that took place this offseason between him, his staff, and team leaders.

LSU’s Smart, Watford named to preseason 2021 First-Team All-SEC

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has named two LSU men’s basketball players to its coaches preseason All-SEC first team.

Former LSU G Skylar Mays selected by Atlanta Hawks in second round of 2020 NBA Draft

Former LSU guard Skylar Mays has been selected No. 50 overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2020 NBA Draft. He averaged 16.7 points (tied for 8th in SEC), 5.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists during his senior season.

Pelicans select Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. at No. 13 overall in 2020 NBA Draft

The New Orleans Pelicans started its 2020 NBA Draft by adding lots of speed to the backcourt with the departure of guard Jrue Holiday. With their first pick overall, they selected Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr.

Timberwolves select Georgia G Anthony Edwards with No. 1 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia freshman guard Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Edwards is the 11th straight one-and-done player to be picked first in the draft.

  Orgeron describes call from Pittman; explains where LSU secondary needs to improve

Fresh off a week where it was below the NCAA scholarship player threshold of 53, LSU is now ready to get back to playing football with a trip to Arkansas, whose head coach called the leader of the Tigers earlier this week.

  SPORTSLINE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Madison Prep QB Zeon Chriss

It is the last week for the 2020 Louisiana high school football season and the unveiling of Madison Prep quarterback Zeon Chriss as the ninth Sportsline Player of the Week.

LSU basketball releases full 2020-2021 schedule

LSU has now released its full 2020-2021 basketball schedule. The Tigers will start off the season by playing in the Billiken Classic in St. Louis, Mo.

Shareef O’Neal granted waiver; immediately eligible to play for LSU

Shareef O’Neal, the son of former LSU and NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, has been granted a waiver from the NCAA to immediately play for LSU after his transfer from UCLA.

No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette vs Central Arkansas game canceled due to COVID-19 concerns in Ragin’ Cajun program

No. 24 Louisiana football’s home finale against Central Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 21, has been canceled due to COVID-19 positive tests and contract tracing within the program.

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  LSU defense prepares to try to stop Feleipe Franks

While LSU will head to Arkansas with two true freshmen quarterbacks, the Hogs have a seasoned veteran the Tigers have a long history with. Feleipe Franks committed to then LSU in 2014, then flipped to Florida, and transferred to Arkansas this year.

  LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr. shows great leadership during difficult times for Tigers

At a time when LSU’s football Tigers are facing turmoil on so many fronts, junior wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is a star from Shreveport turned team leader who’s trying to rise above it.

LSU falls 1-0 to No. 8 Texas A&M in SEC quarterfinals

The LSU soccer team’s run in the SEC Tournament ended in the quarterfinals when they fell to No. 8 Texas A&M by a score of 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

  Trio at Liberty Magnet sign letters of intent for colleges

Three student-athletes at Liberty Magnet in Baton Rouge signed letters of intent Tuesday, Nov. 21 to continue to play sports in college.

Arkansas State/ULM football rescheduled to December 5th

The Sun Belt made changes Tuesday to the remainder of the 2020 schedule.

Drew Brees: ‘I’ve got the best medical team in the world...will be back in no time’

Saints QB Drew Brees took to social media Monday to update fans on his condition...sort of.

Pelicans reportedly nearing deal to send Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee

The offseason shuffle of players in the NBA has begun after Oklahoma City traded Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns and now, the New Orleans Pelicans could be getting in on the act before Wednesday night’s draft.

Former LSU WR Justin Jefferson puts up big numbers in Monday Night Football debut

Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson had quite a game for the Minnesota Vikings in his Monday Night Football debut against the Chicago Bears.

LSU basketball inks 3 players for fall signing period

The LSU basketball team got off to a fast start on Wednesday, Nov. 11, receiving and approving letter-of-intent papers for its first two signees of the fall signing period.

  Orgeron expects LSU to have enough players for Arkansas game

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has already had his share of lineup shuffling and backup quarterbacks this season, as his Tigers get ready to get back on the field Saturday in Arkansas. He thinks the Tigers will have the numbers necessary to play.

  LSU hires law firm to review policies after investigative report claims university mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, top athletes

The report claims LSU failed to get proper authorities involved when federal laws and school policies required it.

Brees may be out with injury up to 6 weeks according to doctors but fans are still hopeful for his return

Many Saints fans are upset to learn about Drew Brees' injuries but some are confident he will make a comeback.

Gamecocks DB Jaycee Horn declares for NFL Draft

DB had 2 INT's this season

  LSU looks for return to action against Arkansas

The last time LSU was on the field was that Halloween massacre at Auburn, so after a bye week and then a postponement due to COVID-19, LSU hopes to finally return to action this weekend at Arkansas.

ULM vs. La. Tech game canceled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns in Warhawk football program

The University of Louisiana-Monroe announced its football game against Louisiana Tech that was scheduled to be played on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Shreveport has been canceled because of continuing COVID-19 concerns within the Warhawk program.

Arkansas WR De’Vion Warren will miss remainder of 2020 season

He suffered an ACL injury in the loss to Florida.

REPORT: Brees has multiple rib fractures; collapsed lung

MRI and x-ray results on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees show he suffered multiple rib fractures on both sides of his chest during the last two games.