From the rumor mill involving the Smoke Laval saga, to Chase Pittman's appearance in the police blotter. LSU basketball coach John Brady was faced with another bout of attrition while Seimone Augustus failed to win LSU's third-ever ESPY award.
The gulf coast was spared by another hurricane (as LSU officials breathed a sigh of relief) as David Toms did the right thing at the British Open. Speaking of golf, LSU hired a new golf coach recently.
Also, Tiger Rag's football preview has been sent to the presses and will be in the mail on Aug. 2.
All of this and more in our latest rant.
To LSU and its
latest construction projects. Dubbed "Construction Summer," LSU currently has
five major construction/renovation projects in the works. With Tiger Stadium's
west upper deck as the headliner of all projects, a major renovation project is
underway within the Pete Maravich Center as well as the construction of Mike the
Tiger's new habitat. The LSU Football Operations Center at the Charles McClendon
Practice Facility is projected to be finished in mid August as well as the
replacement of the east side seats in Tiger Stadium. The tiger habitat,
To LSU football
player Chase Pittman's incarceration after the 6-5, 268-pound defensive end
punched out an unnamed patron at a local
To LSU football coach Les Miles and the way he handled the Pittman situation. Met with the first major discipline issue of his tenure as the Tiger football coach, Miles suspended Pittman indefinitely until the justice system runs its course. Word is Pittman will likely receive minimal punishment and should rejoin the team, but Miles sent a message that misconduct will not be tolerated.
To LSU point guard
Tack Minor. Suspended from school for academic issues, the
To the LSU baseball
To Seimone Augustus. After wrapping up every national player of the year award in the wake of LSU's second straight trip to the NCAA Final Four, Augustus received more accolades being nominated for a pair of ESPYs.
nominated for the "Female Athlete of the Year" as well as the "Female College
Athlete of the Year" award. While few gave her any chance of defeating the likes
of Annika Sorenstam and Maria Sharpova for the "Female Athlete of the Year,"
many thought she was a shoe-in for the collegiate award. However,
To former LSU golfer
and PGA Champion golfer David Toms. After an embarrassing episode at The
Memorial when he "flipped the bird" at a heckling fan, Toms showed true
character in assessing himself a two-stroke penalty after the first round of the
U.S. Open. Toms said he hit a moving ball on the famed