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And The Valley Shook 8 hours ago

GAMETHREAD: SEC Tournament Day 1 vs Tennessee

LINEUPS LSU Antoine Duplantis (RF)Jake Fraley (CF)Kramer Robertson (SS)Chris Reid (3B)Bryce Jordan (DH)Jordan Romero (C)Greg Deichmann (1B)Beau Jordan (LF)Cole Freeman (2B) LHP Jake Latz (0-1, 5.40 ERA) TENNESSEE Brodie Leftridge (CF)Chris Hill (RF)Nick Senzel (3B)Vincent Jackson (LF)Jordan Rodgers (1B)Benito Santiago (DH)Tyler Schultz (C)Max Bartlett (SS)Derek Lance (2B) RHP Will Neely (1-3, 4.27 ERA) Live on SEC Network, National radio feed available from SEC Radio Network on Sirius 145/XM 190 and free online in the tunein app.
And The Valley Shook 13 hours ago

Update: Saahdiq Charles commits!

Tigers nab a pledge from talented Mississippi lineman. UPDATE: #GOTHEEM feels great to be a tiger .. pic.twitter.com/nYCOzOEhlQ — $aahdiq™ (@saahdiq) May 24, 2016 On the heels of the very successful Bayou Picnic from over the weekend, LSU is currently on a roll on the recruiting, starting on Friday with Austin Deculus declaring for the good guys. Saturday and Sunday netted a pair of extra commitments. And last night, yet another prospect pulled the trigger on his offer. Four prospect in four days makes for a pretty good run, one strong enough to rocket LSU up from outside...
And The Valley Shook 18 hours ago

2016 SEC Baseball Tournament - Day 1 Open Thread

It's not our traditional open thread for the Tournament because I was unable to go to Hoover this year. I'll post updates in the comments below as I am able, but if anyone feels like picking up the reigns on some play-by-play, by all means go crazy. It used to be that attempting to figure out the TV situation for the tournament was an exercise in pulling your hair out, having to bounce around between ESPN, Fox Sports affiliates, Jefferson Pilot stations, and something called Comcast Sports South. But now, in the GLORIOUS DAYS OF SEC NETWORK, it's almost too easy. Every game is live on SEC...
And The Valley Shook May 23, 2016

Defensive End Aaron Moffit Commits to LSU

The son of LSU's longtime strength & conditioning coach makes it four commitments since Friday for the Class of 2017. Mark it four. LSU has received its fourth commitment for the 2017 recruiting class since Friday, with local product Aaron Moffitt of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge joining the class. The 6-4, 255-pound defensive lineman is the son of LSU's strength & conditioning coach, Tommy Moffitt. He joins Stephen Guidry and Tory Carter as the third attendee to Saturday's Bayou Picnic event to call it a day. The Tigers originally offered Moffitt in February, and beat out Cal,...
And The Valley Shook May 23, 2016

Fashion of the Sideline Stars: Les Miles

Fashion of the Network Stars takes a look at the fashions of Les Miles And the Valley Shook has teamed up with the wonderful folks at Fashion of the Network Stars to present this series called "Fashion of the Sideline Stars". ATVS asked the FNS writers their thoughts on LSU head coach, Les Miles. We'll start with the hat. Les has worn the same hat every game for the past six centuries (or so it feels) and while it's not a bad looking hat, we'd really like to see Les hit us with an off speed pitch every once in a while and change it up. It might be too much of a...
And The Valley Shook May 23, 2016

LSU News Release: Mike VI has Cancer

University mascot does not appear to be in pain; vet staff announces treatment plan Piece of bad news this morning, as LSU released a statement that Mike VI, the university's live tiger mascot, has spindle cell sarcoma, a form of cancer. Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain. Mike's veterinarian, David Baker, DVM, PhD, and his veterinary student caretakers previously noticed swelling on the right side of Mike's face. On Thursday, May 12, Mike was sedated in his night house and then brought to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for a...
And The Valley Shook May 23, 2016

LSU Softball Advances to Super Regional

Tigers top Arizona State in the Sunday finale. A combination of stellar pitching Allie Walljasper and Carley Hoover carried the Tigers to a 2-0 victory over Arizona State, propelling the Tigers to the Super Regional round of the Women’s College World Series. Beth Torina turned to Walljasper to start Sunday’s game. The sophomore logged 5.1 innings of shutout ball, striking out four while surrendering a walk and three hits. Walljasper’s first challenge of the game came in the second with runners on first and second with one out, she recorded two strikeouts to escape the inning. From...
And The Valley Shook May 22, 2016

LSU Baseball Weekend Review: The Right Timing

LSU's juggernaut run through the last part of their schedule clears the biggest obstacle in their path, toppling #1 ranked Florida. For almost three full innings Thursday night, Logan Shore-Alex Lange looked like the ace showdown it was thought to be. Both pitchers had surrendered two hits apiece before the rains came and the game was suspended. In the bottom of the third with one out and Cole Freeman on base with Antoine Duplantis facing a full count, the rain came. After a lengthy delay, the (unpopular) decision was made to pause the game and resume it Saturday at 11 and make game three...
And The Valley Shook May 22, 2016

Baton Rouge Softball Regional Recap: Day Two

LSU and ASU square off in Sunday's finale The Tigers turned to Carley Hoover in their second game of the Baton Rouge Regional and the staff ace delivered as the Tigers advanced to the Championship game. After making a relief appearance in Friday’s game, Hoover logged a complete game with eight strikeouts, surrendering five hits, two walks and one earned run picking up her 20th win of the season. While Hoover was generally effective, she did run into trouble on a few occasions. The most notable came in the fourth, when with the bases loaded and one out, Hoover struck out the next two...
And The Valley Shook May 21, 2016

Receiver Stephen Guidry, Athlete Tory Carter Commit to LSU

The Bayou Picnic lands LSU a stud JUCO receiver and a big fullback/H-back prospect. Big news out of the weekend's Bayou Picnic, with LSU landing commitments from wide receiver Stephen Guidry and athlete Tory Carter. Thanks to the man above and my Grandpa I'm Officially Committed to Louisiana State University pic.twitter.com/XkCEKmR2tE — Stephen Guidry (@KillsGettem) May 21, 2016 Guidry is the No. 1 junior college wide receiver prospect out of Hinds Community College in Mississippi, and a native of nearby Livonia, La. The 6-4, 190-pounder has offers from Alabama, Georgia and...
And The Valley Shook May 21, 2016

GAMETHREAD: GM3 vs #1 Florida, 3:30pm, ESPNU

SEC Scoreboard Arkansas 1 4Mississippi State 5 Box | Recap FINAL 1Florida 4 10LSU 5 Box | Recap FINAL Missouri 1 Kentucky 2 Box | Recap FINAL 7Ole Miss 5 2Texas A&M 11 Box | Recap FINAL 11South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 Box | Recap FINAL Tennessee 5 Georgia 4 Box | Recap FINAL SEC Standings East CONF OVERALL Florida 18-9 43-10 South...
And The Valley Shook May 21, 2016

Link Gumbo: Travonte Valentine back?

Tiger great goes into the New England hall of fame; Trey Quinn headed to Dallas. So one of the biggest news items this list, literally in fact, involved the oft-discussed potential return of the great defensive line legend of the LSU football program of the last two seasons: tackle Travonte Valentine. Ross Dellenger of the Advocate wrote on Thursday that the former 2014 recruit has been cleared by the SEC to return to LSU for the fall from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, if he can successfully complete 13 hours of coursework before the start of the semester. To refresh, Valentine...
And The Valley Shook May 21, 2016

LSU Softball Recap: Baton Rouge Regional, Day One

Tigers, Cowgirls advance to winners bracket. LSU’s offensive firepower was on full display Friday, when it run-ruled LIU-Brooklyn in six inning, with a 10-2  victory in its first game of the Baton Rouge Regional. It was a true team effort with all nine starters reaching base at least once in the victory. Sandra Simmons led-off for the Tigers and led the offensive charge going four-for-four with three runs scored, two doubles and a triple. Joining Simmons in the multi-hit club were Constance Quinn and Bailey Landry with three hits and an RBI each. Other notable performances included...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

GAMETHREAD: GM2 vs. Florida, 6pm, SEC Network

SEC Scoreboard Arkansas 0 4Mississippi State 7 Box | Recap FINAL Auburn 2 12Vanderbilt 5 Box | Recap FINAL 1Florida 10LSU Box | RecapSuspended to 5/21, inclement weather (0-0, t3) Suspended Missouri 9 Kentucky 3 Box | Recap FINAL 7Ole Miss 1 2Texas A&M 6 Box | Recap FINAL 11South Carolina 6 Alabama 4 Box | Recap FINAL Tennessee 8 Georgia 10 Box | Recap FINAL Auburn 3 12Vanderbilt 9 Box | Recapmoved from 5/20, impending weather FINAL ...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

LSU Recruiting: Top Talent to Attend Bayou Picnic

Talented stars descend upon Baton Rouge. While LSU expands its recruiting efforts to include satellite camps, they will still return to their tried and true on campus events where stud talents descend upon Baton Rouge for a little one-on-one time with the coaches and often an opportunity to display their talents against their peers. These events typically yield commitments and this weekend is expected to be no different. Here's a list of expected visitors: Austin DeculusBruce Jordan-SwillingTre' SwillingAdrian EalyCam AkersDylan MosesDevonta SmithChristopher AllenIsaiah BuggsJoe...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

Sneaky Good Podcast Episode 11: We Hate Alabama

It's back. Finally. The stars aligned and Poseur and Paul got off their lazy asses to record. So enjoy it. Or don't. Whatever.
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

And the Valley Drinks Local

Here are a couple newbies in the Baton Rouge scene for American Craft Beer Week. I've always tried to make the tone of these things more about the love of beer and the enjoyment of it versus pure beer snobbery (which sucks), and also because its always fun to highlight good local products. And Baton Rouge picked up their second craft brew outlet recently when Southern Craft Brewing launched a few weeks back. They're a pretty small outlet on Airline Hwy near the Kleinpeter Dairy, but they have two early offerings on tap that you can find at most of the Baton Rouge craft outlets -- Chimes,...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

LSU Softball Regional Preview

The first leg of the WCWS comes through Baton Rouge. The Women’s College World Series has officially begun with LSU the beneficiary of hosting a regional. Things look good for the Tigers entering postseason play, with the team having won 15 of last 16, including a great three game run in the SEC Tournament. That last stretch featured some of the most cohesive softball seen all season with the offense, defense and pitching simultaneously performing at a high level. That must continue for the rest of the postseason, starting this weekend. The Schedule Game schedule for this weekend!...
And The Valley Shook May 20, 2016

Poseur Ranks the World: Avengers Comics

The nerds shall inherit the world! Captain America: Civil War should be the clearing a worldwide gross of over $1 billion any day now, furthering Marvel's cultural dominance. The amazing thing is that Marvel is now able to make billion dollar movies based on comic books that no one actually liked. Civil War is one of the more critically derided comic book storylines of recent times, and until forming the basis of the blockbuster film, it was known more commonly as that book in which Marvel completely assassinated Tony Stark's character. So, it's time for our resident comic book geek to...
And The Valley Shook May 19, 2016

WEEKEND GAMETHREAD: #10 LSU vs #1 Florida

LSU News Advocate - As Florida’s SEC-best staff awaits, LSU dwells on success against elite arms Advocate - ‘Politicking’ pitcher Alex Lange moves to Thursday against Florida Tiger Rag - WEEKEND PREVIEW: LSU SHUFFLES ROTATION AGAIN WITH NO. 1 GATORS COMING TO TOWN Times-Pic - LSU's planned start of Riley Smith vs. Florida epitomizes peaking pitching staff LSUSports - Norman Named to SEC Community Service Team LSUSports - Final Weekend Series at 'The Box' Starts Thursday Pitching Matchups Game 1 - 6:30pm,...