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LSU’s win over Syracuse was not comforting to many fans, but the poll pundits were split on the performance. (They clearly do not  understand the frustration that is Les Miles.) The 4-0 Tigers jumped up in the rankings issued by the coaches and dropped in the AP rankings.


Today in NOLA: 9.6.14


It’s time to let your judgment go as Shotgun Cinema screens Stop Making Sense tonight. Tulane inaugurates a new stadium and ignites regional rivalries with a home game against Georgia Tech. Plus, Ty Segall performs in the French Quarter, Little Freddie King plays on Frenchmen, and two top-quality local theatre productions continue their opening weekend. Have a rockin’ Saturday night:


Today in NOLA: 9.2.14


New Orleans has a new home for college football: Tulane celebrates the official opening of Yulman Stadium today. The team play their first game in their new home this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Get a taste of the history of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants at the Louisiana State Museum, tonight and Thursday only. And it’s time to space out: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner saxes it up at Siberia tonight. Click through for more events and free punk rock tonight:


LSU's Les Miles Talkin' 2014 Tigers


Whether it has the green light or not, college football is ready to return. This week, SEC coaches and luminaries gathered in Hoover, Alabama, to address the press in the annual Media Days circus. Shortly after, players will begin practice, and then actual games. As LSU Head Coach Les Miles describes it, “we’re getting ready for getting ready." On Wednesday (7-16), the Mad Hatter took to the podium and noted that this week is “1200 credentials and a lot of chaos.” 


Cox Cable Adds SEC Network


The SEC Network found one taker in its long search for cable suitors, and it will make LSU fans in New Orleans happy. Cox Communications announced Wednesday that it will make the new ESPN channel available in all of its markets, including the Crescent City.


La'el Collins, 4 Other Juniors to Stay at LSU


Just like last year, LSU football players are leaving for the NFL before their senior season on both sides of the ball, assuring once again that the Tigers will have to reload if they want to maintain their success next season. Amid the trickle of news about players leaving, however, the university decided to spotlight some of those who are staying on Tuesday.


LSU Freshmen Connect to Snatch Boot from Arkansas, 31-27


by Chris Rinaldi

When Travin Dural crossed the goal line with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter, the LSU football team breathed a sigh of relief, welcoming a new era with a dramatic victory. In Friday's regular season finale at Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals saw Odell Beckham Jr., two offensive lineman and senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger go down, only to overcome the injuries and a six-point fourth quarter defecit on the arm and legs of freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings. 


LSU, Arkansas Set to Battle for the Golden Boot on Senior Day


The Mad Hatter may have already taken the last bite of Thanksgiving dinner, but on Friday he'll be hoping for another helping of what his LSU Tigers served to Texas A&M last week. On senior day in Tiger Stadium, the Bayou Bengals will look to close out their regular season campaign with a win over Arkansas in the annual Battle for the Golden Boot (1:30 p.m., CBS).


LSU Runs Over Manziel, Texas A&M, 34-10


by Chris Rinaldi

The LSU football team was able to stifle Johnny Manziel and salvage the 2013 season Saturday with an impressive 34-10 victory over Texas A&M at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers faced the possibility of falling to 7-4, but a young defense that has been inept all year shined alongside the Bayou Bengals' offense, for the team's most impressive, complete game of the year.


LSU Looks to Keep Hammering Against Ole Miss


Before November's Crimson Tide, LSU must take a Rebel stand. Last week's win grind-it-out win over Florida has the Fighting Tigers football team back in the conversation about championships and, as ever, looking forward to the showdown with Alabama. But first, the sixth-ranked Bayou Bengals head to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford to battle 3-3 Ole Miss (6 p.m., ESPN2) and a spread offense that necessitated late-game heroics in 2012.


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