At first glance, it'simpossible to miss when you look at the LSU basketball team. The Tigers' frontline is big and athletic and, so far anyway, has been a troublesome handful foropponents.
And that was withJarell Martin limited with a bum right ankle.
Now that the 6-foot-9,241-pound freshman phenom is back in action to team with 6-9 Johnny O'Bryant and 6-8 Jordan Mickey on the front line, well, as the coaching cliche'goes, LSU is very impressive as soon as it steps off the bus.
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Two travelers sit on the floor as they waited for a flight at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.
Two storm systems that had been expected to bring ice, snow and high winds to the Northeast on the busiest travel day of the year failed to merge on Wednesday, offering a glimmer of hope to millions hoping to make it home for Thanksgiving.
Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said the systems had missed each meaning little additional snow was likely Wednesday and warmer temperatures than had been predicted.
By its raw and basic nature, football is meant to bephysical. Big, fast bodies colliding in a play-by-play scrape for every inch ofa 100-yard field.
While the words 'tough,' and/or 'toughness'logically apply to every game between the white lines, there are some thatbring out a little more brut.
LSU and Alabama certainly fit that bill.
When the No. 10/12-ranked Tigers (7-2, 3-2 SEC)travel to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday(CBS), the level of toughness figures to be off the charts.
>>working to piece together a terrifying crash that happened over the weekend. two small planes collided in mid-air forcing that group to leap to safety. kevin has the details on this. kevin , good morning.
>>matt, just imagine, falling out of the sky at 120 miles per hour all the while dodging flames and metal debris. well that's what happened to survivors of a plane crash on saturday, 12,000 feet in the air.
>>it was a big screeching and then a boom.
(CNN) -- A weekend midair collision over northern Wisconsin sent one small plane careening into the ground while another limped safely back to the runway.
Fortunately, both planes were carrying skydivers -- meaning that for the 11 people aboard the two aircraft, the collision resulted in nothing more than minor injuries to two of them, firefighters reported.
Two single-engine aircraft carrying skydivers collided 12,000 feet above Superior, Wis., on Saturday evening, sending one plane plummeting to earth in flames – but all nine jumpers and both pilots survived, said one of the jumpers.
The only person injured, except for bumps and bruises, was the pilot of the plane that crashed. He used an emergency chute to escape the falling aircraft but suffered cuts, Mike Robinson, who was aboard that plane, told NBC News.
Pilot error may have been the cause of a near miss between two 747 airliners, as CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
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Five people were killed when two motorcycles collided with an SUV in south-central Pennsylvania near the Maryland line.
Washington Township police said two motorcycles traveling in the same direction collided head-on with the SUV traveling the opposite way Saturday afternoon in Franklin County, killing four people on the motorcycles and one person in the SUV. The scene of the crash is about 70 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
Authorities did not release the victims' names, saying police were still notifying next of kin.
One person is dead and 66 people are injured after a logging truck collided with a train filled with passengers taking in a scenic tour of eastern West Virginia on Friday, emergency officials said.
Twenty-one people were transported by ambulance to the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, W.Va., Jim Wise, director of the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement.
Of the 21, three are in critical condition and 18 are in serious condition, Wise said.
(CNN) -- A logging truck collided with a passenger train Friday afternoon in West Virginia, killing one person and injuring 66 others, a local emergency official said.
At least 12 people suffered serious injuries, said Randolph County emergency management director Jim Wise.