Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • LSU RB Leonard Fournette out of walking boot, running and set to return Thursday, Les Miles says

    The Advocate "LSU running back Leonard Fournette is out of his walking boot, is running and should rejoin the Tigers at practice Thursday, coach Les Miles said Tuesday. Fournette, a Heisman Trophy favorite, suffered a “slight” sprained ankle in practice last Tuesday and missed the past week of practice. The..." August 24

  • Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson transferring to Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU wide receiver Tyron is set to officially transfer to Oklahoma state, according to the sophomore receiver. Johnson was granted a release from LSU on August 11, precluding a transfer to an SEC program, but giving him the freedom to join any other program in the country. Oklahoma State..." August 20

  • Fournette says ankle sprain won't keep him out of opener vs. Wisconsin

    The Score "LSU fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as they'll have their star running back available for the season opener versus Wisconsin. Leonard Fournette said Thursday that his sprained ankle won't cause him to miss any game time, according to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate. Fournette added that he..." August 18

  • Les Miles reveals Leonard Fournette is dealing with an ankle injury

    SEC Country "That’s why it was troubling to hear Tigers coach Les Miles reveal that the likely Heisman Trophy contender has suffered an injury during preseason practice. According to a report from NOLA.com beat reporter Jim Kleinpeter, Miles said on Tuesday that Fournette is in a walking boot after..." August 16

  • Why Alabama and LSU will both make the College Football Playoff in 2016

    Fox Sports "Five years ago, Alabama and LSU hijacked the 2011 college football season, staging not one but two No. 1 vs. 2 games, the latter marking the beginning of the end for the ill-fated BCS. Most of the public outside the Southeast revolted at not just the rematch but seemingly dinosaur..." August 15

  • LSU WR Tyron Johnson to transfer

    SEC Country "The sophomore wide receiver announced his intentions to transfer from the program on Thursday via Twitter. “I would like to thank LSU and the great coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for them at the highest level of college football and I would like to thank my family and fans..." August 11

  • LSU WR Travin Dural Blames Popeyes Chicken for 30lb Weight Gain

    Black Sports Online "LSU Travin Dural seems to be a good guy (once pulled a woman out of a toppled SUV), so I am not going to give him too much of a hard time over his Popeye’s Chicken weight gain. It happens to all of us. Travin Dural’s entree of choice during his convalescence from hamstring surgery last..." August 11

  • Senior LSU LB Corey Thompson suffers leg injury, according to sources

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Times-Picayune learned Wednesday that senior LSU linebacker Corey Thompson suffered a leg injury on Wednesday, which was confirmed by a source in the program. The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder moved to linebacker in the spring to add depth to a thin linebacker corps, after playing as a safety..." August 10

  • Leonard Fournette Street Fight vs. Teammate

    TMZ "LSU running back Leonard Fournette -- a Heisman Trophy favorite -- was involved in a shocking street fight with one of his teammates ... but LSU says it was just innocent horseplay. It all went down Tuesday outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge -- when Fournette squared up against offensive..." August 10

  • Travonte Valentine rejoins LSU football, but faces one more hurdle to play in 2016

    The Advocate "Travonte Valentine has, indeed, rejoined the LSU football team, but he has not met academic requirements to play this season — at least not yet. Valentine, the top-ranked junior college defensive tackle in 2016, has been admitted to school and cleared to practice, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette..." August 10

  • Christian LaCouture, Isaiah Washington out for season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU football players Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington are out for the season, a source close to LSU told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Bot players suffered knee injuries recently. The source said LaCouture, a senior, could possibly return in time for a bowl game but it wasn't a sure..." August 09

  • Tennessee safety JaCoby Stevens re-commits to LSU

    The Advocate "The program they call "DBU" just got a little stronger. Tennessee 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens committed to LSU - again - on Monday during a ceremony at his high school, re-pledging to a team he de-committed from in November. "I'm going home, going back to the boot," Stevens said upon..." August 09

  • Star LSU recruit Andre Anthony taking academic redshirt

    SEC Country "Star LSU recruit and incoming freshman Andre Anthony will not join the team this year and will take an academic redshirt, coach Les Miles told the media Wednesday. Anthony will enroll at LSU and begin classes but will not participate in team activities, rejoining the team in the..." August 03

  • LSU coach Les Miles' son Ben commits to play football at Nebraska

    The Advocate "LSU made a splash by offering a scholarship to Catholic High School fullback Ben Miles, son of Tigers coach Les. Most assumed LSU would be the frontrunner to sign the younger Miles, but he flipped the script others wrote for him by announcing his commitment to Nebraska in a tweet Sunday. He is..." August 01

  • Father of injured LSU kicker says fire saved his son's life

    The Advocate "The fire saved Colby Delahoussaye’s life. Flames that scorched the LSU kicker’s left thigh woke him from an unconscious state, leading to his escape from Saturday night’s fiery car crash, which left two dead. “All he remembers is that the fire was burning his leg and that woke him up,” said..." July 26

  • Kary Vincent Jr., nation's No. 22-ranked prospect, commits to LSU

    ESPN "Kary Vincent Jr., the No. 22-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, is headed to Baton Rouge. The nation's No. 2-ranked cornerback committed to LSU on Sunday, over Ohio State, Texas, Florida State and Texas A&M. Vincent's father, Kary Vincent Sr., played wide receiver at Texas A&M." July 25

  • LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye injured in Wisconsin car crash that killed Nebraska, Michigan State players

    The Advocate "LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye has been released from a Wisconsin hospital after being treated for burns on his legs and receiving stitches following a car crash overnight that took two players’ lives. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in the crash, the..." July 24

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Ex-LSU QB Anthony Jennings transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Jennings hasn’t transferred far from LSU. Louisiana-Lafayette announced Thursday that Jennings has joined the team as a graduate transfer. He’ll be a senior in 2016. “We are excited about Anthony joining our program and competing for the starting quarterback position this fall,” ULL..." July 15

  • Leonard Fournette on why LSU is better than the NFL: 'Everything is free'

    Fox Sports "Entering the 2016 season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is among the favorites to take home the Heisman Trophy. In 2015, he rushed for 1,953 yards as a true sophomore, finding the end zone 22 times. His numbers were obviously eye-popping despite LSU being forced to cancel its game against..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette still feels Nick Chubb's the best running back in the SEC

    Macon Telegraph "A year ago at SEC Media Days, Leonard Fournette called Nick Chubb the best running back in the SEC. After a season in which Fournette, the Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2016 season, ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns, Fournette was asked if he’d reassessed his opinion. “I still..." July 14

  • Police officer rebukes alleged Nick Saban claim of LSU bias

    USA Today "If, as ESPN host Paul Finebaum said Wednesday, Nick Saban insinuated that the Monroe (La.) police officers who arrested two Alabama players last month may have looking through purple and gold lenses, it would make no sense to the department’s public information officer. “I can tell you for a..." July 14

  • LSU “saves the date” for national championship game

    College Spun "Believe it or not, we’re only six months away from the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Crazy, we know. While every team sets its sights on a national championship before the season, only a handful of programs can legitimately attain that goal. LSU is one of those teams this year,..." July 09

  • LSU to require players, coaches to take sexual harassment classes amid rape scandals rocking other programs

    The Advocate "Baylor University, the University of Tennessee, Florida State University — the publicity these schools have received in the past couple of years is not the kind LSU is looking to replicate. These schools and others have been rocked by allegations of sexual assaults involving star student..." July 05

  • Report: Former LSU QB Anthony Jennings likely transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette

    The Comeback "Back in March, it was announced that LSU QB Anthony Jennings would be seeking a transfer. Jennings was the starting QB for LSU in 2014. In 2015, he was overtaken by Brandon Harris and only played in two games. Now he’s seeking another chance and according to multiple reports that will be the..." June 30

  • 4-star WR Jhamon Ausbon commits to LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Tigers continue to roll on the recruiting trail, with the latest addition to the group coming by way of IMG Academy wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon, as announced via Twitter Saturday evening. The physical, 6-feet-2, 215-pounder selected LSU over Texas A&M, following an unofficial visit last..." June 26

  • LSU lifts ban on visiting marching band performances

    Sporting News - NCAAF "LSU is trying to save face. It lifted a controversial policy Wednesday that banned halftime performances from visiting marching bands at Tiger Stadium while the Tiger Band's field time was left untouched. The ban was originally put in place for safety and spatial reasons, but after receiving..." June 16

  • Enrollment for LSU's Anthony suffers setback

    The Advocate "Former Edna Karr defensive end and LSU signee Andre Anthony is not expected to report with other freshmen this week for summer classes, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Thursday. Anthony joins St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Edwin Alexander as players who won’t be moving in over the..." June 04

  • Microbrewery to release officially licensed LSU beer

    SEC Country "In the SEC, tailgating is almost as sacred as the football, and LSU is about to have a new addition to their tailgating scene. The school announced it The local Tin Roof Brewing Company announced Friday that it will be releasing an officially licensed beer of LSU The brewery is accepting ideas..." May 29

  • LSU's Tiger Beloved Mascot Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer

    TMZ "LSU's beloved Siberian-Bengal tiger mascot, Mike VI, has been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer ... and vets believe he only has 2 years to live ... school officials announced. The 10-year-old tiger has been receiving treatment from a team of specialists ever since his caretakers..." May 23

  • Stephen Guidry to LSU: Tigers Land JUCO WR Prospect

    Bleacher Report "The LSU Tigers received a major boost Saturday when they received a commitment from receiver Stephen Guidry. Guidry, 247Sports' top-ranked junior college receiver, announced his decision on Twitter. According to Ross Dellenger of the Advocate, Guidry decided to commit after a visit to..." May 22

  • LSU lands third commit in 24 hours

    247 Sports "Carter committed to the Tigers during his visit for the Bayou Picnic recruiting event on Saturday, giving LSU 10 verbal commitments for the 2017 class. At 6-foot-2 and 255 pounds, Carter has seen action at tight end, fullback and defensive end, and he’s set to join the Tigers as a fullback..." May 22

  • Travonte Valentine cleared for potential return to LSU

    The Advocate "LSU crossed a major hurdle in the re-recruitment of former defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. The school received assurances from the Southeastern Conference this week that Valentine would be eligible for the 2016 season if he did, in fact, rejoin the program, a source told The Advocate on..." May 21

  • OT Austin Deculus, No. 14 overall prospect, commits to LSU

    ESPN "Austin Deculus, the No. 14-ranked prospect in the country, is following his heart. The four-star prospect, who is the No. 4-ranked offensive tackle in the Class of 2017, committed to long-time favorite LSU on Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-6, 323-pound Deculus, a teammate of the No. 1-ranked..." May 21

  • The Case for and Against Leonard Fournette Winning the Heisman Trophy

    Bleacher Report "Is the Heisman Trophy a quarterback-driven award anymore? Maybe not. Alabama running back Derrick Henry took home the hardware last year, and LSU's Leonard Fournette will enter the 2016 season as one of the top contenders to win college football's most prestigious individual award. The..." May 20

  • Leonard Fournette behind Deshaun Watson for top Heisman Trophy candidate

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Another day, another list that Leonard Fournette is on. This time, NFL.com's College Football 24/7 posted a prediction list, "16 for '16: Top Heisman Trophy candidates for 2016." The LSU running back is clearly on the list, but just not at the top spot. The writer, Chase Goodbread, believes..." May 17

  • Miles asks Fournette to lose weight - again

    Gridiron Now "LSU running back Leonard Fournette isn’t perfect, after all: Tigers coach Les Miles said his star needs to lose weight. “I think Leonard was 235 or 233 (pounds) or so during spring,” Miles said Thursday on the “Paul Finebaum Show.” “We want him right around 225. So that his strength and speed..." May 13

  • Leonard Fournette's $10M policies and the unregulated world of player protection

    CBS Sports "Leonard Fournette wasn't comfortable when confronted with his athletic mortality. Did it ever cross his mind -- LSU Tigers 's junior tailback was asked recently -- that his talents are insured by two policies, each worth $10 million? Those policies are believed to make him one of the most..." May 12

  • Four-star Alabama CB explains why he personally dislikes LSU so much

    Fox Sports "LSU and Alabama are two of the biggest rivals in all of football despite the fact that the Crimson Tide have won four national titles since the Tigers' last one. Not only do the two schools duke it out in the SEC year in and year out, but they battle for recruits -- and big recruits at..." May 09

  • Lowell Narcisse to LSU: Tigers Land 4-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Narcisse is the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 108 overall prospect. He's also the fifth-best player in the state of Louisiana. The St. James, Louisiana, native had a junior year to forget. He suffered not..." May 03

  • 'He just started screaming': Myles Brennan's commitment brought LSU's Les Miles to tears

    The Advocate "When Myles Brennan made the short trip to Baton Rouge last weekend with his parents, Owen and Megan, and St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides, he was hopeful but not expectant. The Rockachaws quarterback had visited Oklahoma State earlier in the month to see what the Cowboys were all about but..." April 28

  • LSU TE Dillon Gordon’s college career is over after request denied

    Gridiron Now "LSU tight end Dillon Gordon’s college career is over. Gordon, who missed most of the 2015 season because of injury, announced on Twitter Friday that he is declaring for the NFL draft after the NCAA denied his request for a fifth year of eligibility via medical hardship waiver. After playing..." April 23

  • LSU OC Cam Cameron on prostate cancer: 'I was six months from death'

    Yahoo! Sports "It turns out LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s bout with cancer was more serious than the program let on. In a feature from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Cameron detailed what it was like continuing to coach – sometimes from a hospital bed – while dealing with an “aggressive” form of..." April 16

  • LSU gets commitment from 4-star Texas offensive lineman Edward Ingram

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU picked up a commitment Friday night from 4-star Texas offensive lineman Edward Ingram. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound prospect from Desoto (Texas) held offers from Alabama, Georgia, Houston and Baylor among several others. " April 16

  • Masters’ Contender Promoting Leonard Fournette For Heisman On His Golf Club

    College Spun "Leonard Fournette’s 2016 Heisman Trophy campaign started in Augusta, Ga. The LSU running back is being promoted for the award by former Tiger Smylie Kaufman, the 24-year-old golfer who’s in contention at The Masters heading into the tournament’s final day. Kaufman has “7 For Heisman” and..." April 11

  • Sources: LSU defensive back, sprinter Donte Jackson ruled academically ineligible for spring

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU cornerback Donte Jackson won't be with the football team for the rest of spring practice. Jackson, who was also running track this spring, is academically ineligible according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. The newspaper cited two sources on the report Tuesday afternoon. The report also..." April 06

  • Les Miles making a spring break trip to Cuba

    College Football Talk "President Barack Obama is in Cuba this week, working to strengthen the burgeoning ties between the two nations. And today we learned LSU head coach Les Miles is there too, putting the nations’ new friendship to the test. Former LSU pitcher Mikie Mahtook let the cat out of the bag first,..." March 22

  • Morris Claiborne: unaware LSU title ring was being auctioned on eBay

    College Football Talk "For whatever reason, quite the brouhaha — or hubbub, if you prefer — erupted on social media Monday when an LSU SEC championship ring from the 2011 season belonging to former star cornerback Morris Claiborne showed up on eBay for the low, low price of $100,000. The problem? According to..." March 15

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