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LSU jumps three spots in latest AP poll

Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:30
Staff and wire reports BATON ROUGE, La. -- After shutting down Johnny Manziel and the Aggies in a 34-10 win, LSU now finds itself at No. 15 in the Associated Press rankings. A&M dropped 10 spots, the most precipitous fall in the top 25 this week. The two national championship frontrunners -- Alabama and Florida State -- remain unchanged at the top. Baylor, the former No. 3 team, dropped to No. 9 after a loss…
LSU's defense grows up, finally trusts coordinator's plan in win over A&M
Saturday, 23 November 2013 22:00
Related:No. 18 LSU shuts down Manziel, No. 9 Texas A&M in 34-10 winadd to reading list OPINION Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports BATON ROUGE, La. — We forget sometimes that college football players are young. That they’re as likely to listen to, and believe, a coach as they are a parent or a teacher. LSU’s defense is fairly young and hasn’t appeared itself this season, hasn’t been the stout,…
LSU crushes A&M, Manziel in 34-10 win
Saturday, 23 November 2013 19:45
Gallery See all 10 photos » By BRETT MARTEL / AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Terrence Magee piled up rushing yards the old fashioned way. Johnny Manziel couldn't keep up. Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards, LSU's defense pulled the plug on Johnny Football and Texas A&M's video-game offense, and the No. 18 Tigers energized Death Valley with a commanding 34-10 victory Saturday. Zach Mettenberger completed 11-of-20 passes for 193 yards…
No. 18 LSU shuts down Manziel, No. 9 Texas A&M in 34-10 win
Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:45
Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @wwltvsports BATON ROUGE, La. — Johnny Manziel’s reputation heading into Saturday’s Southeastern Conference showdown with LSU was of a player no one could stop. John Chavis , LSU’s defensive coordinator, would like people to reassess that belief. For the second year in a row, Chavis’ defense stymied the much-publicized dual-threat quarterback and LSU shut down Texas A&M’s vaunted offense as the No. 18 Tigers mauled…
Former LSU athletics director, basketball great Joe Dean dies at 83
Sunday, 17 November 2013 11:15
Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News BATON ROUGE - Former LSU athletics director and college basketball hall of famer Joe Dean died Sunday in Baton Rouge, the university announced. He was 83. Dean joined the staff of his alma mater as director of athletics in 1987, serving for 14 years, longer than any person in the history of the school. LSU won 27 national championships and 40 SEC titles during Dean's tenure, according to an LSU…
LSU falls to No. 18 in AP poll
Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:30
Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- LSU has dropped eight spots after the team's 38-17 loss in Tuscaloosa to Alabama. Alabama remains No. 1 in the poll, receiving 56 first-place votes from the media panel. But the other national championship contenders right behind Alabama took advantage of Oregon's loss to Stanford on Thursday night and moved up. Florida State moves to No. 2 in the AP poll, the Seminoles' best ranking since 2000. Florida State got…
Bama wears down, pummels LSU 38-17
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
Gallery See all 17 photos » By JOHN ZENOR / AP Sports Writer TTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- AJ McCarron and T.J. Yeldon did in LSU again. McCarron threw three touchdown passes, Yeldon ran for 133 yards and two scores and No. 1 Alabama overwhelmed the 10th-ranked Tigers 38-17 Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) turned to power football to take control of a game that was tied early in the third quarter.…
Alabama-LSU: Not even Saban downplays magnitude
Friday, 08 November 2013 11:45
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even Nick Saban isn't protesting too loudly that Alabama-LSU is just another game. The stakes are too high, the recent meetings too competitive and the rivalry just too compelling. "It's probably hard for everybody to think that this is just another game," Saban said. For the top-ranked Crimson Tide's laser-focused coach, that amounts to a monumental concession to what Saturday night's meeting with the Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium means for both…
Schedule-makers give Alabama SEC's easiest schedule
Thursday, 07 November 2013 23:30
Doug Mouton / Eyewitness Sports Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @dmoutonwwl TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Over the past five years Alabama has been the best college football program in America. They have three national championships in the past four years, and right now they’re unbeaten and number one. Alabama is on top of the college football world. That is indisputable. It's a fact. What's also a fact is that - for the past two years – the…
Jeremy Hill expects to be better vs. Alabama
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Jeremy Hill prepares for this week's eagerly awaited visit to top-ranked Alabama, the LSU running back is spending considerable time reflecting on his performance in last year's memorable clash — and on how disappointed he was with himself afterward. If LSU hadn't lost a lead in the final minute of a 21-17 setback, Hill might have taken some pride in the trouble he caused the Crimson Tide's normally suffocating…