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2009-06-19 20:25:46

Home runs by Blake Dean, Tyler Hanover and Ryan Schimpf powered LSU into the finals of the College World Series Friday with a 14-5 blasting of Arkansas. The game was delayed at the start for 2 ½ hours by rain, after which the Tigers pounded out 16 hits and scored in six different innings. Anthony Ranaudo got the win by working six shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out five. LSU will take on either Texas or Arizona State for the NCAA championship in a...

2009-06-17 23:34:33

Andrew Darr doubled home Jarrod McKinney with one out in the 12th inning Wednesday, giving Arkansas a dramatic 4-3 college playoffs win over Virginia. The Cavaliers were eliminated from the College World Series and Arkansas set up a meeting with unbeaten LSU on Friday. Arkansas needs to defeat LSU twice to reach the best-of-three championship series while LSU needs just one victory over the Razorbacks to advance. Arkansas appeared headed for elimination before Brett Eibner's two-run, two-out...

2009-06-15 22:36:21

Louis Coleman allowed one run in six innings Monday and Louisiana State routed Arkansas 9-1 in an elimination game in Bracket 1 of the College World Series. Coleman scattered six hits and three walks while striking out seven for LSU in the second game Monday. LSU's Mikie Mahtook had a three-run homer in the first inning. Arkansas starter Brett Eibner gave up four runs on five hits and two walks in less than two innings. In Monday's earlier CWS elimination game, Keith Werman had two RBI and...

2009-06-12 14:37:54

LSU's WAVCIS, or Wave-Current-Surge Information System for Coastal Louisiana, has a few new tricks up its sleeve in preparation for the 2009 hurricane season.Drawing from a pool of scientific talent at the university, across the nation and Europe, WAVCIS now offers graphic, easy-to-understand model outputs projecting wave height, current depths and tracks, salinity ratios and water temperature measurements that not only provide state-of-the-art guidance to emergency management officials, but...

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2009-05-20 13:45:47

Just as a changing radio landscape has made it tough for Foghat to get much airplay these days, so it is for birdsongs according to new research published in The American Naturalist. Behavioral ecologist Elizabeth Derryberry (Louisiana State University) has found that the songs of white-crowned sparrows change over time in response to changing habitats. The research sheds light on the factors that drive the evolution of mating signals in birds. Derryberry says she first noticed that sparrows...

2009-05-11 10:34:00

LSU BIOS program joins the Digital Arts Alliance BATON ROUGE, La., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pearson Foundation today announced plans to support, for the second year in a row, Louisiana State University's (LSU) Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) program with scholarships and digital arts equipment. The 2009 class of Pearson Foundation Digital Arts Fellows will use video cameras to document their experiences and pass them along to future program participants. Films from the...

2009-04-15 15:00:34

A Dallas-based auction house plans to sell the lone remaining college jersey of former basketball star Pete Maravich. The event to be conducted in public and online next Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24. Other items will be professional team jerseys worn by Maravich when played in the 1970s with Atlanta, the New Orleans Jazz and Boston, and the ball he shot he scored a record 1,138 points in the 1967-68 season. Pre-sale estimates say $50,000 might be paid for the Hawks jersey. The head of...

2009-03-07 18:46:51

The Auburn Tigers, led by Korvotney Barber with 16 points and 17 rebounds, surprised 11th-ranked LSU Saturday with a 69-53 victory. Rasheem Barrett added 12 points and nine rebounds for Auburn (21-10, 10-6 SEC), which has won eight of its last nine games. Marcus Thornton had 23 points to lead LSU (25-6, 13-3), which had already clinched the SEC regular-season title. LSU has lost its last two games after a 10-game winning streak.

2009-02-24 23:23:40

Marcus Thornton scored 32 points Tuesday, powering No. 18 LSU to an 81-75 win over Florida and at least a share of the SEC regular-season title. Garrett Temple added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (24-4, 12-1 SEC), who improved to 19-1 on their home floor this season. LSU has also won 12 straight over SEC opponents. Walter Hodge had 16 points to lead for Florida (21-7, 8-5). Alex Tyus added 15 points for the Gators.

2009-02-21 21:55:49

Marcus Thornton scored 25 points Saturday to lead the 24th-ranked LSU Tigers to a 79-72 victory over the Auburn Tigers. LSU (23-4, 11-1 SEC) won its eighth straight game and improved its home record to 18-1 this season. Bo Spencer and Tasmin Mitchell each scored 14 points and Chris Johnson and Garrett Temple each had 12 points for Louisiana State, which made 20-of-21 free throws in the second half. Auburn (17-10, 6-6), which had a four-game winning streak prior to Saturday, was led by...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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