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Could Grambling football controversy impact Bayou Classic?

Friday, 18 October 2013 22:30
Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @taniadall NEW ORLEANS -- Grambling State University football players are on strike and reportedly will not play on Saturday against Jackson State. The university's football program has been embroiled in a controversy that could impact this year's Bayou Classic in New Orleans. "That's very important to us. That's a rivalry game with Southern, which has been going on for years," said David Warren, president of the…
LSU's receiving duo friends on field; trouble for opposing defenses
Friday, 18 October 2013 06:45
Gallery See all 2 photos » By BRETT MARTEL / AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The depth of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry's friendship can be seen whenever the LSU receivers eat out together. Landry playfully pops a straw through the end of its wrapper and ceremoniously extends it to Beckham. It's the same shtick employed by servers at the famous Camellia Grill, where Landry first ate while visiting with Beckham…
Report: LSU seeks to hike football prices, charge more for big games
Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:45
BATON ROUGE, La. - Ticket prices could be increasing for LSU football games in several way, the school's athletic department announced Thursday. According to the Advocate, the proposal would hike ticket prices by 6 percent from the current season. In addition certain areas of the stadium would see a hike in the Tradition Fund and the school would like to implement 'flexible pricing,' which would allow higher charges for bigger games. “This is the first…
Ballot Breakdown: Missouri soars, SEC sets record
Monday, 14 October 2013 11:30
Gallery See all 7 photos » Breaking down The Associated Press college football poll after Week 7 of the regular season. MOVING IN Auburn moved into the rankings for the first time this season at No. 24, giving SEC fans yet another thing to boast about. The SEC is the first conference to have eight ranked teams during the regular season. The SEC held the record, along with the ACC and Big Ten, of seven…
LSU up to No. 6 in AP poll
Sunday, 13 October 2013 11:15
Associated Press LSU jumped several spots to No. 6 in the latest AP poll after a win over Florida on Saturday. Things weren't shaken up at the top. The top four teams in the country remained at their positions. You can see the full poll below. Rank Team Points Previous Rank 1. Alabama 1495 1 2. Oregon 1438 2 3. Clemson 1352 3 4. Ohio State 1330 4 5. Florida State 1242 6 6. LSU…
No. 10 LSU grinds out 17-6 win over No. 17 Florida
Saturday, 12 October 2013 22:30
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Les Miles insisted LSU's defense would rebound from worrying performances in recent weeks, and it looks as if he knew what he was talking about. Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards and LSU's defense did the rest to give the 10th-ranked Tigers a 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday. LSU, who came in averaging 45.5 points, had a much harder time finding the end zone against a Florida…
Florida expects to slow down potent LSU offense
Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:00
By MARK LONG / AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 17 Florida expects something closer to a shutout than a shootout against 10th-ranked LSU. The Gators have praised Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger and arguably the nation's top receiving tandem, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, all week. But defensive players raised eyebrows and pretty much scoffed at the notion of LSU dropping half a hundred on them Saturday. Florida defensive tackle Darious Cummings…
Mettenberger named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Monday, 07 October 2013 11:50
BATON ROUGE -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger earned Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to the highest point total against an SEC opponent in 16 years. Mettenberger completed 25-of-29 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns. The 25 completions were the most by an LSU quarterback since Rohan Davey had 31 in the 2002 Sugar Bowl. No. 10 LSU scored a 59-26 victory over Mississippi State including a 31-3 advantage…
LSU stays at No. 10 in AP poll
Sunday, 06 October 2013 12:50
Associated Press NEW YORK -- For the fourth straight week, the top five teams in The Associated Press college football poll are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 55 of 60 first-place votes after an easy victory and No. 2 Oregon received the other five after its latest blowout. Clemson is No. 3, followed by Ohio State and Stanford. The Buckeyes and Cardinal were both tested Saturday night and stayed…
LSU beats Mississippi St 59-26
Saturday, 05 October 2013 23:10
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two TDs, and No. 10 LSU pushed past Mississippi State 59-26 on Saturday night. Mettenberger completed 25 of 29 passes in another impressive performance during the senior's breakout season. Beckham was his favorite target -- the two hooked up for nine completions. LSU's Jeremy Hill added 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Tigers…