Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:05 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:05:31 GMT
CBS Sports announced Wednesday that the LSU - Arkansas football game will be played Friday, November 29th in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and can be seen on WAFB-TV.Alabama and TexasMore >>
Kickoff in Tiger Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and can be seen on WAFB-TV.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-05-15 19:26:09 GMT
TCUannounced Wednesday has suspended star defensive end Devote Fields for two games of the season including the opener against the LSU Tigers.LSU plays TCU August 31st in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington,More >>
TCU announced Wednesday that star defensive end Devote Fields has been suspended for two games this season, including the opener against LSU.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-04-27 03:55:03 GMT
Sam Montgomery has been draftedHometown: Greenwood, S.C.College: LSUPosition:Defensive LinemanHeight: 6'5Weight: 260LSU Career Highlights: 104 total tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks2012 Ted HendricksMore >>
Sam Montgomery has been drafted by Houston Texans as the 33rd pick of the third round.More >>
Friday, April 26 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-04-27 03:49:36 GMT
Bennie Logan has been draftedHometown: Coushatta, LA (Red River High School) College: LSUPosition: Defensive LinemanHeight: 6'3Weight: 305LSU Career Highlights: 107 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.0More >>
Bennie Logan has been drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 5th pick in the third round.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Young girls would sit in a circle all day staring just to hear his Australian accent. He may get more interview requests than any punter in the history of football. He ran like a 5-star running back for what should've been a 52-yard touchdown last season.
LSU sophomore All-American Brad Wing is without a doubt a "rock star" of college football, who likewise has more than 23,000 followers on Twitter. But that doesn't mean he can park anywhere he wants on campus.
"I actually got a ticket the other day," laughs Wing, "Which I'm not too happy with."
Which is the exact feeling LSU fans had for referees that afternoon of October 8th, when Wing turned the corner on the Florida Gators and sprinted into the end zone for a beautiful sabotage score. But he slightly raised his arms for a brief moment, looking a bit like a soaring bird at roughly the 8-yard line as he glanced back at the chasing Gators. The officials hit Wing with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty and took the score off the board.
So how many Tiger fanatics have told Wing he got a raw deal?
"Almost every one," he continues to chuckle, "I don't think anyone thought it was fair. But the referees did. And it won't happen again."
Indeed, the 6'3, 184 pound Wing is on scholarship to punt and he obviously does that extremely well. Last season he averaged a booming 44.4 yards per punt, including a pivotal 73-yard bomb in that heart-stopping 9-6 overtime win at Alabama November 5. Wing was also huge in the SEC Championship win over Georgia, averaging 50.4 on eight boots. He placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line during the season, including 13 inside the 10.
But like most of the Tigers, Wing didn't save his best performance for last. His effort against Alabama in the BCS Championship loss certainly is motivator for the 2012 season, even though he averaged 45.7 yards per punt in that 21-0 defeat.
"I think I shanked like three of them," Wing admits, "People say, ‘hey it was only three.' But for me, that's three too many. I wasn't happy."
Of the 59 punts he had a season ago, Wing says he wasn't happy with "10-15 of them". He adds that better consistency is the biggest area he hopes to improve the most.
"I don't think about pressure on my shoulders. I want to go out and improve upon what I did last year. If I improve on last year, all the accolades and things will follow. I'm just really concerned with taking care of business and getting this team to Miami."
And #38, a number now shared by another Australian native punter, true freshman Jamie Keehn, knows he has a very strong ally backing him up.
"I know if I can punt it to the 1-yard line, no one is going to take it 99-yards on Coach Chavis' defense."
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >>
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >>
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >>
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >>
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >>
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >>