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WEEKEND GAMETHREAD: vs Eastern Kentucky (3GMS)

WEEKEND GAMETHREAD: vs Eastern Kentucky (3GMS)

News Tigers Play Host to EKU at The Box - LSUSports.net A.J. Labas, Nick Storz Happy to Return to the Mound for LSU - LSUSports.net Cabrera, Henry Named to Golden Spikes Watch List - LSUSports.net LSU looking for consistency against EKU - Tiger Rag LSU baseball addresses problems before Eastern Kentucky: ‘Fundamentally, we’ve got to get better’ - Advocate Will LSU’s record in midweek games indicate its postseason destination? History says no - Advocate LSU’s “Scrappy” Freshman Catcher Alex Milazzo Making an Impact Six Games Into Collegiate Career -...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2020
GAMETHREAD: BASEBALL @ Nicholls, 6pm, CST/ESPN+ (LOCAL BLACKOUT)

GAMETHREAD: BASEBALL @ Nicholls, 6pm, CST/ESPN+ (LOCAL BLACKOUT)

GREETINGS COMRADES! The Tigers opened their midweek action for 2020 with a comfortable win over Southern, 8-3. There were a few fireworks at the plate with home runs from Gavin Dugas, Saul Garza, and Hayden Travinski. Travinski scored in his first at bat as a pinch hitter in the 8th. Zack Mathis had a good day in his start at SS, going 2-3 with an RBI and playing well in the position. The pitching performed well, with a solid outing from Brandon Kaminer (2 IP, 2R, 1 BB, 2 K), Ma’Khail Hilliard’s first appearance of the season (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K, which was enough to qualify for the...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2020
On Burrow, The Bengals, and Bullshit

On Burrow, The Bengals, and Bullshit

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Joe Burrow will be a Cincinnati Bengal. We should celebrate that. I hate the word media. It’s such an all-encompassing word that it barely even means anything these days. I hear people say, “I can’t stand the media.” So do you hate journalists or your aunt’s Facebook account? Because both can be considered media. I try to avoid the word as much as possible. So when I say the media narrative that Joe Burrow doesn’t want to be a Bengal is bullshit, you know it is a steaming pile of bullshit. ESPN, ProFootballTalk, The Ringer, Fox Sports and many...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2020
LSU Spring Game to be Held at Southern

LSU Spring Game to be Held at Southern

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Program announces dates; Tiger Stadium field won’t be ready for April 18 Spring Game. With LSU completely replacing the field in Tiger Stadium, the university will hold the 2020 spring game on the bluff at Southern University’s A.W. Mumford Stadium on Saturday, April 18. “This is a win for this community overall,” said LSU AD Scott Woodward in a release. “Southern University has a terrific facility and we are grateful to athletic director Roman Banks and Coach Odums for hosting us. We’re excited to play some football on the bluff in the...
And The Valley Shook Feb 19, 2020
Frustrations Continue As LSU Falls To Kentucky, 79-76

Frustrations Continue As LSU Falls To Kentucky, 79-76

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports LSU coach Will Wade said it was just the same script when the Tigers faced Kentucky in the PMAC Tuesday night. And it was. Despite another late surge from the Tigers after falling behind big in the second half, LSU struggled with poor free throw shooting and three-point defense to ultimately fall 79-76 to the Wildcats. The loss is LSU’s fourth in the last five games. “Get Kentucky credit,” Wade said. “(Kentucky coach John Calipari) usually comes in here and runs all his pin downs and all that stuff. We were hoping he was going to run all that...
And The Valley Shook Feb 17, 2020
Newcomers Drive Offense Through LSU Invitational

Newcomers Drive Offense Through LSU Invitational

Taylor Pleasants | Abi Mock/LSUSports.net More newcomers to the LSU lineup stepped up as the Tigers picked up another three wins as part of the LSU Invitational, including one over #13 USL. Sophomore catcher Morgan Cummins was the star of the weekend, going five-for-eight with two home runs and four RBI. Taylor Tidwell also tallied two home runs on the weekend. Freshman shortstop Taylor Pleasants continued her strong debut picking up three more hits and driving in three, including her second home run of the season. Ciarra Briggs posted four hits and an RBI over the four-game stretch. The...
And The Valley Shook Feb 16, 2020
Offseason Thoughts

Offseason Thoughts

Photo by David Purdy/ A few thoughts on LSU’s scheduled opponents for 2020. Now that we’re through signing day and most of the major coaching changes, some of the 2020 picture is starting to shape up. Bill Connelly has his SP+ projections out as well as his returning production list as well. The latter list is not particularly kind to LSU — it is losing a Heisman Trophy quarterback, a 1,200-yard rusher and some 200 catches. But it paints a very interesting picture of the Tigers’ 2020 schedule. And with everything going on...you know, covering LSU in the College Football Playoff...
And The Valley Shook Feb 16, 2020
LSU defense falters again, Tigers lose to Tide 88-82

LSU defense falters again, Tigers lose to Tide 88-82

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Tigers drop its third consecutive road game. LSU’s road woes and poor defense showed up again Saturday afternoon as the Tigers (18-7, 9-3) struggled in Coleman Coliseum and lost its third game in four outings 88-82 to Alabama (14-11, 6-6). LSU used to be automatic away from the PMAC. Over the course of this year and last, LSU had won 12 consecutive road SEC games. Now, however, LSU has lost its last three SEC games away from Baton Rouge. Defense, or lack there of, has been a sore spot for LSU in recent weeks and the trend continued Saturday. Alabama hit...
And The Valley Shook Feb 15, 2020
Basketball goes for season sweep against Alabama

Basketball goes for season sweep against Alabama

John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Tigers head to Alabama as road underdogs.  After avoiding a near-disastrous third straight loss Tuesday night to Missouri, the No. 25 ranked LSU men’s basketball team (18-6, 9-2) travels to Tuscaloosa to play the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-11, 5-6) for the second time this season. The two met in Baton Rouge on January 29 and it was one of LSU’s most complete performances of the year. LSU had a 51-33 lead at halftime and ultimately won by 14. Emmitt Williams and Alabama native Trendon Watford had monster games. Williams led all players with 23 points and...
And The Valley Shook Feb 15, 2020
What Might LSU’s New Defense Look Like?

What Might LSU’s New Defense Look Like?

Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via A glimpse at a potential defensive lineup in advance of spring practice. The Tigers checked in at No. 6 in Bill Connelly’s preseason SP+ projection for 2020, curiously, only 23rd on defense. I suppose that’s about right, given that the Tigers finished 20th last season. Things like the transition to Bo Pelini’s defense don’t really factor in Bill’s numbers, but that’s going to be a major sub-plot this spring. And while I have my concerns about Pelini, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he yields early dividends with a group that...
And The Valley Shook Feb 15, 2020
Baseball Opens Season With 8-1 Win Over Indiana

Baseball Opens Season With 8-1 Win Over Indiana

@LSUbaseball It was a happy Valentine’s Day for LSU baseball fans as the Tigers opened the 2020 season with 8-1 win over Indiana. Cole Henry started on the mound, going four innings for the Tigers, allowing three hits and no runs with eight strikeouts. Coach Paul Mainieri said that Henry set to tone for the Tigers by dominating on the mound. “The way he threw tonight was like a Friday night starter in the SEC has to throw to give you a chance to win,” Mainieri said. Mainieri pulled Henry at 71 pitches, something he decided prior to the game. Henry tried to stop him, but Mainieri...
And The Valley Shook Feb 14, 2020
WEEKEND GAMETHREAD - LSU vs Indiana, News, Pitching Matchups, TV Times

WEEKEND GAMETHREAD - LSU vs Indiana, News, Pitching Matchups, TV Times

News Baseball Schedule Change for This Weekend - LSUsports.net Game 1 Friday Night, Doubleheader on Saturday Tigers Face Indiana in 2020 Opening Weekend - LSUsports.net Daniel Cabrera Happy to Carry on No. 8 Tradition for Tigers - LSUSports.net Nobody Loves Hitting Like Zack Mathis - LSUsports.net Fans’ Guide to 2020 Baseball at The Box - LSUsports.net Cabrera, Beloso Voted 1st-Team Preseason All-SEC - LSUsports.net 2020 Baseball TV/Online Schedule Released - LSUsports.net 2020 LSU Baseball Walk-Out Songs - LSUsports.net 2020 LSU Baseball Walkup Songs, Ranked -...
And The Valley Shook Feb 13, 2020
Baseball Announces Opening Day Lineup

Baseball Announces Opening Day Lineup

Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Tigers order for Friday night is set Earlier Thursday afternoon, LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri announced the Tigers’ starting lineup ahead of its season debut tomorrow night against the Indiana Hoosiers. The lineup is as follows: Daniel Cabrera, CF Cade Doughty, 2B Zack Mathis, 3B Saul Garza, C Cade Beloso, 1B Gavin Dugas, RF Hayden Travinski, DH, Drew Bianco, LF Hal Hughes, SS The batting lineup will change over the course of the weekend. Indiana is throwing junior left-handed pitcher Tommy Sommer and this is the lineup LSU is...
And The Valley Shook Feb 12, 2020
LSU Schedules Season Openers Vs. Florida State for ‘22/23

LSU Schedules Season Openers Vs. Florida State for ‘22/23

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Tigers and Noles will meet at home-ish neutral sites. The good news: LSU and Florida State will meet to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The bad news: neither game will be on campus. The Tigers and Seminoles will exchange close-to-home neutral site openers at the Superdome in New Orleans and Camping World Stadium in Orlando over Labor Day weekend on both days. “Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “To play a traditional power like Florida State is a challenge that excites our...
And The Valley Shook Feb 12, 2020
Tigers Claw Back Late To Beat Mizzou, 82-78

Tigers Claw Back Late To Beat Mizzou, 82-78

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports LSU basketball never makes it easy. The Tigers trailed for all but 21 seconds before heading into the final five minutes against Missouri, but still managed to pull out a 82-78 victory against the other Tigers Tuesday night in the PMAC. LSU trailed by as many as 12 at one point, but still bounced back in the second half to secure a victory after facing back-to-back losses to Vanderbilt and Auburn. “We just needed to find a way to win and that’s what we did,” Wade said. “Missouri’s always a tough matchup for us. They make you play a lot of...

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