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The Louisiana-Bred Band Talks Southern Sounds



It’s unfortunately easy for the Baton Rouge music scene to be overshadowed by the rich musical history of New Orleans. Though the Crescent City is the birthplace for many of the country's most legendary performers, the Boot's capitol is seriously gaining ground for its artistic outputs. One local band is making it their mission the bridge the gap between these two cities, while thinking ahead for eventual word domination. 


LSU Snags Top-4 Seed in NCAA Baseball Championship


The Boot will be represented in the Division I Baseball Championship this summer, as LSU was given the fourth seed in the NCAA’s summer classic. The LSU Tigers sailed into the fourth spot with a 43-17 ranking. The seeding guarantees that LSU will have home field advantage should they advance to the super-regionals — provided they win at the regional games this week. 


Governor John Bel Edwards to Deliver LSU Commencement Address


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is scheduled to deliver this year’s keynote address at Louisiana State University’s 292nd Commencement Ceremony on May 12. In the official announcement on Tuesday, LSU President F. King Alexander said, “Gov. Edwards has a long history of service to Louisiana, and we look forward to hearing the message he delivers to our graduates as they embark on the next stage of their lives.” 


Play Ball!


Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.


Mike the Tiger Battling Cancer


LSU looks to have a strong squad ready for the 2016 season, but one of the most beloved Tigers has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Mike the Tiger is battling a rare from of cancer according to school officials.


Miles Markers


Football season is getting closer which means that the soundbites from Les Miles are starting to flow again. This week, the LSU coach hit the airwaves to weigh in on the upcoming seasons and dispense the traditional Les Miles vacation report.


Purple n' Gold on the Greens


If you've been busy festing, you might be missing the Masters. This year LSU has been a huge presence in Augusta. Alumni Smylie Kaufman has been unabashed about his Tiger pride and he’s killing it.


Hart Attacks (Video)


LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.


Tigers' Time: LSU's Big Signing Day


LSU had a monster Signing Day on Wednesday (2.03). Rummel's Kristian Fulton, as well as IMG's Savion Smith and DrakeDavis have been dominating headlines for months, but from top to bottom, the 2016 class is a best. In fact, the Tigers placed in the top three of nearly every ranking of recruiting classes. (Unfortunately, so did Alabama). 


Tiger TV


LSU baseball takes the mound in about a month and there will be plenty of opportunity to watch the Purple n’ Gold. For the second year running, all 56 of the team’s regular season games will be televised. (The post-season will, of course, also be televised, but that run has been short for the Tigers in the past two years).


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


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