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  • LSU's Will Wade speaks to media for first time since suspension; 'difficult couple of months'

    The Advocate "Speaking to reporters in person for the first time since he was suspended in March, LSU basketball coach Will Wade said Tuesday that he hopes to rebuild any lost trust and that he wished he better handled his suspension. "Obviously this has been a difficult couple of months for..." May 28

  • 5-star forward Trendon Watford commits to LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Chalk up another offseason win for LSU basketball, as the Tigers reeled in a big fish in 5-star forward Trendon Watford. Watford announced his commitment to LSU on Monday afternoon (May 20) in a ceremony at his high school in Birmingham, Alabama. Watford chose LSU over..." May 20

  • Video Suggests LSU Coach Will Wade Offered $300,000 Payment For Naz Reid Commitment

    The Big Lead "Will Wade might be in some trouble. LSU’s head coach has been implicated in the latest NCAA corruption trial. This latest blow might be damming. The video that aired in court showed former Arizona assistant Emanuel “Book” Richardson discussing Wade reportedly..." April 30

  • LSU, Will Wade Amend Contract as Part of Reinstatement

    SI "The details of the meeting between LSU and basketball coach Will Wade on April 12 are becoming clear. As part of his reinstatement, the coach made concessions in his contract, according to documents obtained by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger as part of a public records request. Under..." April 26

  • LSU coach Will Wade gave up bonuses, made contract concessions amid reinstatement

    The Advocate "LSU basketball coach Will Wade forfeited performance bonuses for his team’s SEC championship season and agreed to contract changes making it easier for LSU to fire him if the NCAA cites him for serious infractions. Wade signed off on the changes on April 14, the same day..." April 25

  • Miller, Wade won't have to testify in hoops trial

    ESPN "A judge in a federal court ruled Friday that Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not have to testify in next week's federal trial into college basketball corruption. Miller and Wade were subpoenaed by Steven Haney, attorney for former agent-runner Christian..." April 19

  • LSU replaces embattled LSU athletic director Joe Alleva with Scott Woodward from Texas A&M

    CBS Sports "LSU and athletic director Joe Alleva on Wednesday finalized an agreement to have Alleva step down from his AD job and transition into a "special assistant to the president for donor relations" role with the Tigers. "We are grateful to Joe for his years of service and dedication..." April 19

  • Embattled LSU athletic director Joe Alleva expected to step down from position

    The Big Lead "Embattled LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is expected to step down from his positions, according to multiple reporters. The Baton Rouge Business Report was first with the news. Though Alleva is coming off one of LSU’s strongest seasons in years for its football, basketball,..." April 17

  • LSU reinstates coach Wade after NCAA meeting

    ESPN "LSU has reinstated Will Wade as its men's basketball coach, Tigers athletic director Joe Alleva announced Sunday night. Wade was suspended more than a month ago for not meeting with the school and answering questions regarding his relationship with runner-agent Christian..." April 15

  • Will Wade, LSU set first meeting since coach's suspension

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The stalemate between suspended LSU basketball coach Will Wade and university officials is drawing to a close, as the two parties are scheduled to meet on Friday (April 12). “I can confirm there is a meeting scheduled tomorrow with Coach Wade, LSU officials and the NCAA within..." April 11

  • Will Wade tells LSU he should be allowed to coach

    ESPN "LSU coach Will Wade says he should be allowed to coach even if he refuses to sit down to discuss his relationship with convicted middle man Christian Dawkins until after the federal government concludes its investigation into college basketball corruption. "Last week, when the..." March 14

  • Suspended LSU coach Will Wade won't speak with school officials until completion of FBI probe

    CBS Sports "Suspended LSU coach Will Wade's attorney has informed university officials that his client will not speak regarding recent allegations of involvement in nefarious recruitment practices and his relationship with recently convicted Christian Dawkins until the federal government's probe..." March 13

  • LSU's Smart will not play vs. Vanderbilt amid FBI probe

    The Score "LSU freshman guard Javonte Smart reportedly won't play in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt, reports Stadium's Jeff Goodman. No reason was officially provided for Smart's expected absence, but he is believed to be the subject of a reported 2017 phone conversation..." March 09

  • LSU suspends coach Will Wade in light of potential recruiting violations

    Larry Brown Sports "The LSU Tigers have been one of college basketball’s best stories this season, but the school is now being marred by scandal. On Thursday, a Yahoo Sports report revealed that coach Will Wade was caught on tape by the FBI in a phone conversation with would-be agent..." March 08

  • LSU should skip the NCAA tournament and fire Will Wade after FBI wiretap report

    USA Today "When the NCAA tournament begins in two weeks, LSU will be one of roughly a dozen teams for whom the Final Four will seem within reach. The Tigers, who have made just one tournament appearance in the last nine seasons, could even be a No. 1 seed.  But after an explosive report..." March 07

  • LSU coach discussed an 'offer' to a recruit with a key figure in corruption trial on a wiretap, a report says

    CBS Sports "LSU coach Will Wade was reportedly caught on a wiretap obtained by the FBI in 2017 discussing a "hell of an offer" to a prospective recruit with Christian Dawkins, a former aspiring sports agent who this week was sentenced to six months in federal prison for his involvement in..." March 07

  • Sources: Arizona's Sean Miller, LSU's Will Wade notified they will be subpoenaed in federal hoops corruption trial

    Yahoo! Sports "Preliminary notifications have been sent out to representatives of both Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller and LSU basketball coach Will Wade that they will be subpoenaed for the April 22 federal basketball corruption trial, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. These notifications are..." February 25

  • SEC reportedly lobbying for instant replay reform in wake of controversial Kentucky-LSU finish

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After the controversial finish in the LSU-Kentucky game on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference is recommending instant replay in those situations, an SEC spokesman confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Friday afternoon. The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker first reported the..." February 16