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LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger named semifinalist for Davey O'Brien Award

– After delivering one of the best seasons by a quarterback in LSU history, senior Zach Mettenberger has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, which is presented annually to college foo

LSU football advances in polls during bye week

While on its first bye week of the 2013 season, the LSU football team advanced one spot in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll released on Sunday morning.

Boston Red Sox parade reclaims marathon finish line

Six months ago, the finish line of the Boston Marathon was a scene of smoke, blood and death.

LSU DB arrested on battery charges

Another LSU football player is in trouble with the law. Redshirt Freshman Defensive Back Kavarha Holmes was arrested and charged with simple battery on October 22.

Southeastern offers fan bus trip for Saturday's game at McNeese

Southeastern Louisiana Athletics has a limited amount of tickets remaining on the fan bus headed to Lake Charles on Saturday for the 7 p.m. showdown for the Southland lead between the No. 25 Lions and No. 4/7 McNeese State.

World Series ticket at Fenway Park goes for $12,092

A front-row seat to potentially witness history Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston won't come cheap -- and neither will the tickets for standing-room-only.

Jags hoping to end first quarter woes

Southern head football coach Dawson Odums knows his team is fortunate. “We are blessed to be at the top. But we have to take care of business,” he said.

Pelicans to host Indiana Pacers in season opener on October 30

As a new era in New Orleans basketball begins, the New Orleans Pelicans will host the Indiana Pacers in their first regular-season game of the 2013-14 season on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

NJ Governor gets Shaq-sized endorsement

Shaq publicly announced he’s supporting New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie. The former LSU and NBA star is featured in a new ad for Christie’s re-election campaign.

International touch could help Tiger basketball teams in 2013-14

Both Nikki Caldwell and Johnny Jones enter the new college basketball season with a handful of key returning players that should pave the way in terms of leadership.

Serena Williams rebuffs Li Na's challenge to finish 2013 in style

An exhausted but elated Serena Williams was left celebrating her 11th title of the season to round off 2013 by claiming the WTA Championships in Istanbul Sunday.

Track stars Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams one step closer to Winter Olympics

It's a good bet that Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams won't be wearing singlets for this Olympics. But it's also safe to assume that -- once again -- they'd be plenty fast.

Wallace is first African-American to win NASCAR national race in 50 years

It's one win for Darrell Wallace Jr., but what will it mean for other African-American race car drivers -- present and future?

Concussion concerns may lead to fewer boys playing football

As more people learn about how football's hard hits to the head can lead to brain trauma, fewer parents may be willing to let their kids out on the field.

LSU announces Homecoming activities for entire weekend

The following events related to LSU Homecoming will take place today through Sunday, Oct. 27: