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  • Joe Alleva stepping down as LSU's athletic director

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is stepping down from that position and will have a new role within the athletic department.The school announced Wednesday that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's athletic director until a successor is announced.Alleva has been LSU's athletic director since April 2008."We have made lifelong friends and memories in Louisiana," Alleva said ...

  • Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term."We have a very long and successful history together with Klutch Sports," Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Wednesday, referring to the agency, led by Rich Paul, that re...

  • AP sources: Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM Griffin

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin New Orleans' new executive vice president of basketball operations, three people familiar with the situation said Friday.The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made.Griffin will take over for former Pelicans general manger Dell Demps, who was fired in the...

  • LSU reinstates Wade after meeting over recruiting questions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has decided to reinstate recently suspended basketball coach Will Wade, athletic director Joe Alleva announced Sunday night.The move came two days after a Wade met with LSU and NCAA officials, during which Alleva said the second-year Tigers coach "answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing in connection with recently reported allegations of irregularities in college basketball recruiting."LSU was having one of the better seasons in program histor...

  • LSU, Wade set first meeting since coach's suspension

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson says LSU and suspended basketball coach Will Wade have set a meeting for Friday that will include NCAA compliance officials.The meeting will mark the first meaningful face-to-face communication between all parties since LSU suspended Wade for initially refusing to meet with school officials on March 8.LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson says "university officials have made clear their expecta...

  • Top recruit Stingley stands out at LSU spring game

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As LSU freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. ran in stride with receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., he twisted his torso toward the middle of the field and raised his hands to snatch Joe Burrow's deep pass, reminding the starting quarterback of the risk that comes with challenging the Tigers' highest-profile recruit.Stingley's interception during LSU's spring game on Saturday highlighted a performance that left little doubt about his potential to build u...

  • AP Source: Pelicans begin interviews for GM post

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans began interviewing candidates to become the club's new general manager on Thursday, a person familiar with the process said.The list of candidates includes current Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, as well as former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, Golden State assistant GM Larry Harris, Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Trajan Langon, Houston Rockets assistant GM Gersson Rosas and interim Washington president of basket...

  • LSU's Naz Reid announces intention to enter NBA draft

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman forward Naz Reid has announced his intention to leave school after one season and enter this summer's NBA draft.Reid, who posted his announcement on a verified social media account on Wednesday, averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season.The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Reid is a versatile front-court player with 3-point shooting range.In his written announcement, Reid thanks the LSU community for a "truly incredible season" and sa...

  • Rugby Football takes on Raceland

    There’s a little known secret here in Lafourche Parish, and that’s the Bayou Hurricanes Rugby Football Club.The Bayou Hurricanes started with Gregg Dinicola back in 2014. Gregg wanted to teach young kids of the area this unique sport. Over the last five seasons the club has been very successful.In 2016 the Bayou Hurricanes won the State Championships beating some of the best schools and clubs in Louisiana.

  • LSU plunges into uncertainty after NCAA Tournament exit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — LSU players were able to push aside thoughts about suspended coach Will Wade and the program's scandal because they were still alive in the NCAA Tournament.Now that their season is over, questions abound on Wade's status and the potential exits of key players to the NBA Draft. Third-seeded LSU was eliminated in the Sweet 16 on Friday night in an 80-63 loss to second-seeded Michigan State, and soon more ramifications from an FBI corruption investigation could be fe...

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