12:10 PM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
10 hours ago
Tigers Top Gaels, 78-74

Tigers Top Gaels, 78-74

Led by Tremont Waters, the Tigers got the win Coming off a disappointing loss, LSU desperately needed to get back in the win column. In their last outing, LSU blew a 15 point lead en-route to dropping a winnable game against Houston. Today, the Tigers were able to hold onto a 15 point second half lead. Saint Mary’s gave LSU all that they could handle in this ballgame. Despite being down for much of the game, the Gaels would not go away. Saint Mary’s was able to shrink the LSU lead to just four points with a minute left to play. But, two Emmitt Williams free throws and a Tremont Waters...
17 hours ago
GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. Saint Mary’s, 10pm, ESPNU

GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. Saint Mary’s, 10pm, ESPNU

The Tigers head to Las Vegas for a neutral site showdown The LSU Tigers (7-3) head to Las Vegas Saturday night to face off with the Saint Mary’s Gaels (7-4) as part of the Neon Hoops Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The Gaels are on a four game winning streak and are 1-2 on neutral courts, the same as the Tigers. Saint Mary’s finished last season with a record of 30-6, led by the incredible big man Jock Landale. They beat Southeastern LA and Washington in the NIT before falling to Utah in overtime, the same team that ended LSU’s season a game prior. By KenPom efficiency...
Dec 13, 2018
2018 ATVS BOWL PICK’EM SPECTACULAR

2018 ATVS BOWL PICK’EM SPECTACULAR

Well here we are, back again for another round of bowl pick’em. No prizes for this round, only the admiration and respect of your fellow degenerates. It’s a simpler, more relaxed game around here, none of those confidence pool shenanigans. Just simple spread picks. We’ll update things here periodically through the bowl season to keep an eye on the standings. As with the pick’em game in the regular season, picks are only due right before kickoff, so you can just pick this weekend’s games now and fill out the rest later. Be aware of the following: The spreads on the entire bowl...
Dec 13, 2018
Grant Delpit A Unanimous All-American

Grant Delpit A Unanimous All-American

LSU safety is in elite company. With the news that LSU safety Grant Delpit was selected to the 2018 AFCA All-American team (along with Devin White and Greedy Williams, with Cole Tracy on the second team), the sophomore has become LSU’s first unanimous All-American selection since Morris Claiborne in 2011. Delpit is now one of just eight players in program history to be a unanimous All-American pick, joining Claiborne, Patrick Peterson, Glenn Dorsey, Nacho Albergamo, Jerry Stoval, Moonie Winston, Billy Cannon and Gaynell Tinsley. Delpit, Williams and White together make 35 total consensus...
Dec 13, 2018
POSTGAME: #24 Houston 82, LSU 76

POSTGAME: #24 Houston 82, LSU 76

Tigers blow a 15 point lead for their third loss After leading by 10 at halftime and as much as 15 in the second half, the LSU Tigers fell to the Houston Cougars Wednesday night in Houston 82-76. LSU’s record falls to 7-3 while the Cougars improve to 9-0 and extend their home winning streak to 22 games. The Tigers have now lost nine straight true road games and will end the calendar year of 2018 without a single true road win. Thirteen seconds into the second half, Naz Reid dropped in a layup to extend LSU’s lead to 47-35. The Tigers would fail to score a single shot from the field for...
Dec 12, 2018
GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. #24 Houston, 8pm, ESPN2

GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. #24 Houston, 8pm, ESPN2

The Tigers take on their first true road game of the season Having made quick work of their previous two opponents, the LSU Tigers (7-2) will take a trip down I-10 to take on the #24 Houston Cougars (8-0). The two teams met at the same time last year in the PMAC, a thrilling 80-77 victory for LSU. This game will be played in the newly christened Fertitta Center, which opened Houston’s home season only eleven days ago in a win over Oregon. This game marks the beginning of the “real” season for LSU, with two ranked teams and a strong Saint Mary’s making up the next three contests....
Dec 12, 2018
And the Valley Drinks: Southern Craft’s Murder Bean

And the Valley Drinks: Southern Craft’s Murder Bean

New brew that’s on the lighter side of the darker side. Southern Craft brewing is the other shop here in Baton Rouge. Still small, but they have some quality offerings — flagships Redstick Rye and Pompous Pelican, in addition to having excellent names, are good, quality spring/summer time beers. Likewise, their newest offering has a pretty excellent name as well: Murder Bean. Untappd lists it as a coffee stout, but it’s much more of a dark ale with coffee flavor mixed in. If you’re a fan of the flavor of darker beers, but can’t handle the heft of a stout or a porter, this is a...
Dec 12, 2018
Reviewing LSU’s Legendary 2014 Signing Class: Hits, Misses and The Rest

Reviewing LSU’s Legendary 2014 Signing Class: Hits, Misses and The Rest

Taking a look back at LSU’s class from 2014. As we approach another signing day and LSU ramps up bowl prep, let’s take a quick look back at the 2014 signing class. We shall bid farewell to the final members of the class after the Fiesta Bowl. Hop in your time machine and go back to 2014 to do a quick refresh on the 2014 signing class, which, at the time, many believed may be the best LSU signing class of all time. Here’s a quick table: HITS Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams, Garrett Brumfield, Davon Godchaux, Will Clapp, Darrel Williams, John Battle, DJ Chark, Russell Gage Fournette:...
Dec 11, 2018
Hoops Gets Ready for the Real Season

Hoops Gets Ready for the Real Season

The big games start now We’re not used to having a relevant basketball team around these parts, but believe it or not, LSU is playing two critical games this week that will matter come Selection Sunday. I know you’re currently trying to learn all of the high school football players in America in anticipation of Signing Day, but there’s actual LSU sports to watch. LSU plays Houston tomorrow night in their gym, and then travels to Vegas to play St. Mary’s in the Neon Hoops Showcase. Houston is undefeated in eight games and currently ranked 24th in the AP poll. St. Mary’s is just...
Dec 11, 2018
Tigers Rack Up All-American Honors

Tigers Rack Up All-American Honors

White, Delpit, Tracy all near-consensus collections. Devin White, Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams were named to the Football Writers Association All-American teams today, with Delpit and Williams making the first team while White was named to the second unit. While White finishing behind Josh Allen, Devin Bush and Ben Burr-Kiven may seem odd, LSU’s first ever Butkus Award winner has three other first-team selections via the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and the Walter Camp Foundation. Delpit, likewise, was a first-team pick for the AP, SI and Walter Camp. Williams was a Walter...
Dec 10, 2018
Recruiting: Q&A with Sam Spiegelman

Recruiting: Q&A with Sam Spiegelman

LSU recruiting insider gives us some scoop on LSU’s 2019 class as we reach the final stretch before the December signing period. If you’re a true recruiting junkie, you’re probably aware that there’s a new site in town, with Tiger Details, the newest LSU affiliate site on the Rivals.com network. Sam Spiegelman, formerly of SEC Country, is working with longtime recruiting analyst James “Jimmy Details” Smith to add some more angles to the LSU recruiting scene. Sam, who also gave us a few contributions last summer, was good enough to give us some time and answer some questions. 1....
Dec 9, 2018
POSTGAME: LSU 91, Incarnate Word 50

POSTGAME: LSU 91, Incarnate Word 50

Tigers cruise to a victory in a glorified practice The LSU Tigers extended their home winning streak to 13 games Sunday afternoon with an easy 91-50 victory over the Incarnate Word Cardinals. The Tigers improve their record to 7-2 after two blowout wins in the PMAC over a nine day period. Four Tigers finished with double digit points, led by a freshman duo 16 point effort by both Naz Reid and Ja’Vonte Smart. Reid struggled with a few turnovers but ultimately turned in a very solid 22 minutes, adding 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals to his stat line. Smart showed increasing maturity as...
Dec 9, 2018
GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. Incarnate Word, 1pm, SEC Network

GAMETHREAD: Basketball vs. Incarnate Word, 1pm, SEC Network

Tigers wrap up finals week with an easy test The 6-2 LSU Tigers look to extend their home winning streak to 13 games Sunday afternoon when they take on the 5-5 Incarnate Word Cardinals in the PMAC. The Cardinals hail from San Antonio, TX and represent the Southland Conference, where they finished in 12th place last season with a paltry 7-21 (2-16) record. Incarnate Word is 5-5 on the season, albeit only one of their wins came against a Division I opponent, an overtime victory over North Dakota State. By KenPom efficiency ratings, the Cardinals rank 300th in offense, and 353rd in defense...
Dec 7, 2018
2018 ATVS Pick’em FINAL RESULTS

2018 ATVS Pick’em FINAL RESULTS

And so we come to the end of another year of the pick’em. It was a mostly chalky Champ Weekend, though I did get to prove my amazing powers of prognostication one last time, picking Fresno’s straight up upset of Boise. Buffalo face-planting in the MAC Championship was our last Bad Beat of the season. Your Fearless Leader ends the season with a 91-98 record. Shameful, but not completely embarrassing. As per the rules of this pick’em, laid down by our forefathers many moons ago on a Chimes napkin, Army-Navy is only in play if a tiebreaker round is needed and we will...
Dec 7, 2018
Pay Attention to These Recruits For Early Signing Day 2019

Pay Attention to These Recruits For Early Signing Day 2019

Crootin’! By nature of being so close to season finales and bowl selection, early signing day doesn’t quite generate the same fan momentum as the standard first Wednesday in February did in its hey day. Yet, as we saw last year, it’s arguably the more important date and most teams lock up their classes then and leave a handful of spots for truly elite recruits/graduate transfers/oh shit we just need a warm body guys. As such, these are the recruits to keep your eye on in the final two weeks before signing day on December 19th. Current Commits! Some notes here. Dreshun Miller: He...