Guess what? LSU baseball is off to its best start since 1997 sweeping UALR over the weekend to run its record to 7-0 on the season. The Tigers opened the 1997 campaign 19-0 and eventually won the national championship – coincidence?
Is LSU's chancellor in hot water? Who knows, but Sue Gunter is on the verge of being elected to the basketball hall of fame.
D-D Breaux's gymnastics squad had a big weekend as the success of women's sports at LSU continues to flourish.
It is all here in this week's edition of Tiger Rag's Where Do We Stand?
Right off the
bat, let's throw a major slap on the back to coach John Brady and the LSU
basketball Tigers. Left for dead after a loss at
To the LSU student section. While the student are always boisterous and vocally support the Tigers, the students got out of hand when in unison they began jeering at Florida guard Matt Walsh. Walsh, the floppy-haired, headband wearing Gator sharp shooter usually takes plenty of abuse when he goes on the road, but the chant "Walsh is gay" was taking it maybe a step too far. Many of the patrons sitting near press row voiced their disapproval of the student's chant. Plus, when Walsh was knocked silly in the closing moments of the game, the jeers coming hisses coming from the students was unacceptable as well.
To Brandon Bass. If this guys isn't the SEC Player of the Year, then this process is
flawed. Bass is arguably the most complete player in the league. Possessing good
ball handling skills for a guy that stand 6-8, 255, Bass has an outstanding jump
shot, can pull up and hit a three-pointer and ranks as one of the league's (and
nation's) top free throw shooter. People will make the argument for Lawrence Roberts due to the fact he averages a double-double, however a Roberts' injury
last week against
To the Tiger baseball team. Although the competition level has been far below par, LSU is off to a 7-0 start, their best since opening the 1997 season 19-0 and look to be the team to beat in the SEC. Plus, major kudos to Nick Stavinoha on Sunday. His second inning, three-run home run was one of the longest these eyes have seen at Alex Box Stadium.
To new LSU chancellor Sean O'Keefe. The Baton Rouge Advocate reported: "New LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe Thursday denied allegations that he wasted money while running NASA and said that he hadn't heard about an alleged federal investigation of his use of space agency resources. LSU System President William Jenkins, who made first contact with O'Keefe during the chancellor search and recommended his hire, said his opinion of O'Keefe has not changed. The Associated Press reported that the General Accountability Office -- Congress's investigative agency -- is conducting a broad-ranging look into O'Keefe's tenure at NASA."
To former LSU coach Sue Gunter. Last week, Gunter, along with former Ole Miss coach Van Chancellor, were nominated as possible inductees to the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Gunter, who retired last season from LSU with 708 wins, is already a member of the Women's College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Matt Deville is the editor of Tiger Rag Magazine. Respond to our stance by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.