Tournament favorites like
On the homefront, Pokey Chatman's Lady Tigers continue plugging away as they have their sites set on the Final Four. Seimone Augustus gets more praise and Temeka Johnson is an assist factory in the Big Dance
Rohan Davey was in town last week and granted Tiger Rag a special sitdown. Smoke Laval's Tigers can't figure out if what they want to do while Yvette Girouard's team knows what it wants to do, but is having trouble doing it.
April Burkholder receives the SEC's top honors but the Tiger Gymnasts come up just short at the conference championships.
It's all here in our latest rant.
And away we go.
Deservedly so, if you receive the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament you
should be awarded the easiest route to the Final Four. However, no one,
including coach Pokey Chatman would have believed the Lady Tigers march to
To Seimone Augustus. Finally the big boys get it right. A year after Augustus received third team all-American honors, she was a unanimous pick for first team honors with her name on all 45 ballots. Temeka Johnson earned second team honors.
To Ryan Patterson and Michael Hollander. These two LSU baseball players are performing at the highest level. Patterson has been on a tear already owning 11 home runs and we are just past the second SEC weekend. Hollander has been a human highlight film at shortstop dazzling the crowds at Alex Box Stadium with a number of web-gem type fielding plays.
To LSU starting
pitching. Lane Mestepey, Clay Dirks and Greg Smith have performed well all
season long. Although Mestepey got roughed up a bit in a 6-4 loss to
With that being
said, Smith saw his chance for a win on Sunday versus
Well, it is hard to
saw thumbs down to Yvette Girouard's softball team. Playing with so many
freshmen at key positions, the Tigers fell to 1-8 in SEC play after getting
swept for the second weekend in a row this time by
To April Burkholder.
Burkholder, who will go down as one of the most decorated athletes in LSU
history, was named the SEC Gymnasts of the Year last weekend at the SEC
While LSU was ranked
No. 1 in the nation going into the SEC Gymnastics Championships, the Tigers fell
short of the elusive conference crown losing to (of all teams) Georgia by .275.
That is too bad for coach D-D Breaux's team that deserved the league crown, but
one has to think that in a sport where you are judged for your score instead of
earning it on your own, it is hard to think the judging was unbiased being that
the championships were held in the state of
To SEC umpire Morris
Hodges. Working home plate for LSU's 6-3 win over
Finally, here's a great big thumbs up to Rohan Davey. Back in town last week to launch his newly formed SIX, Inc., an organization that will promote juvenile literacy, we at Tiger Rag just wanted to say what a great guy he is and wish him and his foundation the best of luck.