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LSU basketball ranked in preseason AP poll

The LSU men’s basketball team is ranked in the 2019-2020 preseason Associated Press poll.

Parents of Wayde Sims organize butterfly release for 1-year anniversary of shooting

  LSU QB Joe Burrow receives support from biggest fans; impresses some outside of football

  Wade, Mays recap LSU basketball’s Spain trip and preview start of practice

Shaquille O’Neal to DJ at Fred’s in Tigerland

The story behind a hug and the legacy of the #Forever44 movement

Former LSU basketball player Josh Gray, now with Pelicans, recognized as official La. ambassador

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LSU basketball rolls past Valencia in second game of Spain tour

LSU loses close one to Dominican Republic in Spain opener

Will Wade: LSU men’s basketball practice facility in ‘desperate need of upgrades’

Will Wade: LSU men’s basketball facility in “desperate need of upgrades”

Tigers to face Longhorns in Big 12/SEC Basketball Challenge

Pelicans sign former LSU guard Josh Gray to two-way contract

Former LSU forward Naz Reid signs 4-year contract with Timberwolves

Former LSU forward Naz Reid has signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team reported Wednesday.

REPORT: Former LSU basketball star Ben Simmons signs max contract extension with 76ers

According to multiple reports, former LSU basketball star Ben Simmons has agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension with the Philadelphia 76ers.

REPORT: Father of former LSU guard Tremont Waters found dead in motel; investigation underway

The father of former LSU point guard Tremont Waters was found dead in a motel room Thursday, according to an Associated Press report.

CBS Sports ranks LSU at No. 4 in ‘Best of College Sports’ poll

LSU is ranked as the No. 4 overall sports program for 2018-2019, according to CBS Sports.

Former LSU F Naz Reid looks impressive in limited NBA Summer League play

Former LSU F Kavell Bigby-Williams notches second straight double-double in Pelicans loss to Wizards

Former LSU guard Tremont Waters makes NBA Summer League debut

Kevin Nickelberry joins LSU basketball staff

LSU forward Naz Reid goes undrafted; reportedly signs two-way contract with Timberwolves

LSU point guard Tremont Waters taken by Celtics at No. 51 overall in 2019 NBA Draft

Walker High basketball star Jalen Cook commits to LSU

Jalen Cook is the latest to commit to Will Wade's basketball team.

Bond reduced for man accused of shooting, killing LSU basketball star Wayde Sims

On Monday, June 10, a judge reduced bond for the man accused of shooting and killing LSU basketball player, Wayde Sims, back in September of 2018.

LSU basketball will head to the Jersey Mikes Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay

The LSU basketball team will be among one of the eight teams to play in the 2019 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic, November 22 and 24 in Montego Bay.

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #17: Saints, Pelicans and LSU

The Pelicans are in the spotlight thanks to their lottery luck and hiring GM Trajan Langon while the Saints are about to be on display in the first week of organized team activities. Up in Baton Rouge, LSU’s football program had a scare with the temporary transfer portal entry of Kelvin Joseph

Trendon Watford commits to Will Wade and the Tigers

Watford is the No. 4 ranked power forward and 17th overall prospect in the nation according to 247 Sports.

‘I’m back,’ LSU guard Ja’Vonte Smart announces return to Tigers

Just over a month after declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, LSU freshman guard Ja’Vonte Smart has decided to play college basketball a little longer.

LSU set to face La. Tech in exhibition basketball game to benefit tornado recovery efforts

LSU and Louisiana Tech will face each other in an exhibition basketball game to benefit tornado recovery efforts in Ruston, the two programs announced Friday.

AP: ‘Recruiting middleman’ in LSU scandal, another man convicted in college basketball corruption trial

Christian Dawkins, an aspiring sports business manager at the center of a wiretap scandal involving LSU basketball head coach Will Wade, and another man have been convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

  Scott Woodward showcases Louisiana roots, commitment to excellence in introduction

LSU’s newest hire, athletic director Scott Woodward, spoke for over a half an hour in his introductory press conference and touched on many subjects. Before posing alongside his family with the football program’s vaunted “Win!” bar, he emphasized his roots in Louisiana and at LSU as well as his comm

Will Wade will NOT testify in federal trial

A federal judge ruled Friday that LSU head coach Will Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller will not have to testify in the upcoming college basketball bribery trial in New York, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #9 - Saints Schedule Release & LSU Athletic Direction Change

The Saints are at the halfway point of their offseason and fans can now look forward to the beginning of the regular season as the NFL announced the schedule for all teams across the league. Meanwhile, LSU athletics is undergoing change at the top as athletic director Joe Alleva stepped down Wednesd

Alleva steps down as athletic director; will transition into new role at LSU

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva has resigned from his current position and is transitioning to a new role as special assistant to the president for donor relations, LSU confirmed Wednesday, April 17.

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #8 - Saints Schedule Preview, Wilson’s Big Contract, Wade’s Reinstatement & Pelicans Hire Griffin

It may be the offseason but there is plenty to talk about in South Louisiana when it comes to the Saints, Peilcans and LSU Men’s Basketball. On this episode of Overtime, the crew provides an in-depth preview of the Saints’ schedule, which will be released Wednesday night. They go on to discuss Russe

LSU students excited for Will Wade’s return, want answers from president and athletic director

After the hashtags and the public outcry, LSU fans are celebrating about the news of Will Wade’s reinstatement as head basketball coach.

Will Wade reinstated as LSU head basketball coach

Will Wade has been reinstated as head coach for LSU’s basketball team after being suspended indefinitely for declining to meet with school officials regarding his involvement in an FBI investigation.

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

LSU freshman forward Emmitt Williams declares for the NBA Draft

LSU freshman forward Emmitt Williams added his name Thursday to the list of Tiger players who are declaring for the NBA Draft.

LSU’s Javonte Smart entering NBA Draft

Smart averaged 11.1 points per game for the Tigers this season, along with 81 assists and 44 steals.

LSU junior guard Skylar Mays to enter 2019 NBA Draft

LSU junior guard announced via his Instagram account that he will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft. “I am now announcing my decision to declare for the NBA draft,” Mays said in his post.

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters declares for NBA Draft

LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters has decided to declare for the NBA Draft.

SI REPORT: LSU, head coach Will Wade ‘working toward meeting’

According to a Sports Illustrated report, LSU and suspended basketball head coach Will Wade are "working toward a meeting," SI credited to multiple sources.

Naz Reid declaring for NBA Draft, makes announcement via social media

LSU forward and Freshman All-American Naz Reid has announced he is entering the NBA Draft.

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #5 - LSU Basketball Review & Football Preview

LSU’s baseball team is picking up steam but before all attention turns to Alex Box Stadium, FOX 8 took time to look back on the basketball team’s NCAA Tournament run and ahead to this Saturday’s Spring Game. On this episode of Overtime, Sean Fazende, Chris Hagan and Garland Gillen come together to

Report: LSU’s Benford may join Texas A&M staff

Texas A&M has hired former Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams to replace Billy Kennedy. One of Williams’ new assistant coaches may be LSU’s interim coach Tony Benford, according to basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

After upsets, Final Four has a different look

The Final Four is set with some unexpected names in the mix.

LSU falls to Michigan St. in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

LSU’s “sweet” run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end with a loss to Michigan State Friday night in Washington, DC.

  LSU’s Tremont Waters in the spotlight in battle of top point guards

LSU's Tremont Waters and Michigan State's Cassius Winston will square off in a battle of the nation's best point guards.

LSU makes final preparations before facing Michigan State

The LSU basketball team spent Thursday morning preparing for Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Michigan State.

  LSU remains undaunted against basketball heavyweights like Michigan State

It’s the Tigers against the Spartans, and with that comes the coaching battle of LSU’s Tony Benford and Michigan State’s future-hall-of-famer Tom Izzo. History says it’s a mismatch, but the purple and gold say that doesn’t matter.

  Youthful Tigers boasting experience late in season

When you’re breaking down the match-up, you can’t pass up the difference in experience between Michigan State and LSU. The Spartans are NCAA tournament regulars and feature a lineup with several juniors and seniors in the mix. 0

  LSU basketball enjoying their march to Minnesota

The Tigers are about as weathered and battle-tested as a team so young can be. With obstacles ranging from the death of a teammate to their head coach being suspended, playing their 35th game could start to feel more like work than fun.

FOX 8 Overtime Podcast #3 - LSU ready for Michigan State in D.C.

On the third episode of the FOX 8 Overtime podcast, Chris Hagan phones in from Washington, D.C. where he is covering LSU basketball’s preparations for a Sweet Sixteen showdown against Michigan State.

Tigers, Spartans looking to punch ticket to Elite 8

There will not be a lack of athleticism on the court Friday night when No. 3 LSU faces No. 2 Michigan State with a berth to the Elite 8 on the line.

  LSU basketball confident as they prepare for Michigan State

LSU has confidence in all of their play-makers to upset Michigan State.

  LSU arrives in Washington, DC to face Michigan St. in Sweet 16

Tony Benford and the LSU basketball Tigers loaded the buses for Washington, DC Wednesday afternoon and arrived there in the evening.

  LSU basketball heads to Sweet 16 on last-second layup by Waters

LSU is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament after beating Maryland.

  Tremont Waters becomes a legend at LSU with game-winning shot

LSU is going to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006

Guard Tremont Waters is the Tigers coach on the court

Waters is a sophomore at LSU

The questions about Will Wade won’t stop even with the Tigers advancing in the NCAA Tournament

LSU vs. Maryland, Saturday 11:10 a.m. tip

Tigers, Terps fight for trip to the Sweet 16

No. 3 seed LSU is one win away from earning a spot in the Sweet 16 after surviving a late rally by No. 14 seed Yale, 79-74, Thursday in the East Regional.

No. 3 LSU basketball survives against No. 14 Yale to advance in NCAA Tournament

No. 3 LSU survived a late rally by No. 14 Yale to move on to the next round of the NCAA Tournament.

  LSU players relieved to get first NCAA Tournament win under their belts

LSU looked to be making the NCAA Tournament look easy as they strolled out to a 9-0 lead in the early going against Yale and eventually led by 14 at the break and as much as 18 in the second half

  LSU guard Javonte Smart ‘kept the faith’ during his suspension

Smart is cleared to play the entire NCAA Tournament

  Yale is no stranger to pulling double-digit seed upsets

Yale beat Baylor as a 12-seed in 2016

  Interim coach Tony Benford ‘focusing on the kids’ with LSU-Yale matchup looming

LSU vs. Yale, Thursday at 11:40 a.m.

  LSU ‘pushing through adversity’ during NCAA Tournament

Last time LSU was in the NCAA Tournament came in 2015

Coach Benford says ‘it is time to hit the reset button’ with NCAA Tournament

LSU vs. Yale, Thursday at 11:40 a.m.

LSU head coach Will Wade staying in-touch with coaches during suspension

LSU vs. Yale, Thursday at 11:40 a.m.

Tiger basketball drops out of top 10

LSU is ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 basketball polls after a heartbreaking loss to Florida in the SEC Tournament.

No. 10 LSU baseball sweeps Kentucky

No. 10 LSU completed a weekend sweep of Kentucky with another win Sunday at Alex Box Stadium.

  LSU earns the 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament, plays Yale on Thursday

LSU last made the NCAA Tournament in 2015

  No. 1 LSU basketball upset by No. 8 Florida SEC Tournament

It’s one-and-done for the No. 1 seed LSU Tigers after they were upset by No. 8 seed Florida in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

After tough week for LSU, Tiger fans still upset, but remain optimistic

The upset in Nashville is just salt in the wound for LSU fans.

LSU’s Javonte Smart cleared for SEC tournament play

LSU has cleared freshman Javonte Smart for today’s game against the University of Florida

  Wayde Sims to be honored with SEC Legend award at halftime of LSU-Florida game

Wayde's parents, Wayne and Fay will represent their late son in accepting the award.

  No. 1 seed LSU set to face No. 8 seed Florida in SEC Tournament

No. 1 seed LSU now knows it will face No. 8 seed Florida after the Gators beat No. 9 seed Arkansas, 66-50, in the SEC Tournament Thursday.

Florida ends skid, beats Arkansas 66-50 in SEC Tournament

Florida snaps 3-game skid, boosts postseason profile by beating Arkansas 66-50 in SEC Tournament

Will Wade asks LSU to lift his suspension; LSU legal counsel releases new statement

Wade was suspended by LSU athletic director Joe Alleva on Friday, Mar. 8.