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Mayor Mitch Stumps For Hillary (Video)

Mayor Mitch took a break from local politics to dip his toes into the national pool this weekend. Landrieu headed to South Carolina where he stumped for Hillary Clinton on Saturday (2.20) and Sunday (2.21).

Southern Hospitality

Tigers Welcome USC to their Den

After the Federal Flood, LSU had to cancel their opener against North Texas and move their Week Two home game against Arizona State University to Tempe. The Tigers did not forgot the experience. After flooding ravaged South Carolina, USC announced that the Gamecocks will have to play a “home game” in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10.10). LSU responded by rolling out the purple carpet.

Flooding May Move USC Game to Tiger Stadium

New Orleanians know a few things about flooding and football teams in diaspora. So, there is little pleasure to be had in the most recent news about LSU’s Saturday (9.10) matchup against the University of South Carolina (USC). The State is reporting that USC may move the SEC showdown to Baton Rouge on account of the devastation in Columbia.

Mayors React to Charleston Church Shooting

Following the tragic shootings of nine people at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, New Orleans is offering her condolences. On Thursday (6.18), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former mayor, now Urban League President, Marc Morial issued statements on the attack.

Livin' On A Prayer: Jindal Gets Pious in Carolina

Bobby Jindal has not made an official declaration of his run for the White House, but he sure like traveling to key election states. On Saturday (6.13), da Gov’ spoke at a massive prayer rally in South Carolina.

New Faces, Playoff Atmosphere for Saints in Rematch with Panthers

The equation for the New Orleans Saints is simple on Sunday: win the game, and win the division. However, the task of winning that game on the road and beating a division rival with a record that matches their own is much more difficult. With a new kicker and left tackle loaded up, the Black and Gold head to Charlotte for a return date with the Carolina Panthers that could decide the NFC South (Noon, FOX).

LSU Football Looks to Rebound Against Furman Paladins

Homecoming weekend at LSU won't be as triumphant as expected, but the Fighting Tigers football team will have to pick themselves up and soldier on after last week's loss at Ole Miss and prepare for a tough November schedule that includes two of their top SEC West rivals. The next part of the Bayou Bengals' season starts Saturday night against the Furman Paladins (6 p.m., Tiger Vision pay-per-view).

LSU in Review

Breaking Down the Bayou Bengals' 2012 Campaign

With the 2012 college football season officially in the books, LSU football beat writer Chris Rinaldi tries to make sense of the Tigers' 10-3 season.

LSU Regains Their Roar, Beats South Carolina 23-21

by Chris Rinaldi

LSU went back to the basics on Saturday, and charged back into the National Championship picture. The Tigers defeated the No. 3 ranked Gamecocks 23-21 in front of a raucous crowd at Tiger Stadium. Les Miles' team staged an impressive ground attack led by freshman Jeremy Hill, who ensured a LSU win with a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. 

LSU's Mike the Tiger in Battle for Mascot Supremacy

At Tiger Stadium this Saturday, the Tigers and Gamecocks will be represented by large young men in helmets and pads. But this week, the two mascots get to be themselves in a heated battle taking place right here on the Internet. LSU and Les Miles' own Tiger Son Mike the Tiger is going to head to head with Cocky, the stuffed South Carolina likeness, in this week's edition of the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

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