LSU basketball coach regrets not meeting with LSU officials

Basketball 05/28/19, 17:53

LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade acknowledged making "some mistakes" when he refused to speak with school officials in March regarding a leaked FBI wiretap transcript that raised questions about whether he committed recruiting violations.Wade spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since March 7, the day before he was ...

Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Sports 04/25/19, 10:31

LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors.Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his contract includes a $50,000 bonus for winning ...

New LSU AD Woodward initially supportive of embattled Wade

Basketball 04/23/19, 18:41

New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade — unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider."I have not met with Will," Woodward said during his formal ...

LSU reinstates Wade after meeting over recruiting questions

Basketball 04/14/19, 19:46

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says the university is reinstating recently suspended basketball coach Will WadeAlleva says that during a meeting Friday with LSU and NCAA officials, Wade "answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing in connection with recently reported allegations of irregularities in college basketball recruiting."Alleva says "Wade's explanations ...

LSU guard Mays announces intent to enter NBA draft

Basketball 04/05/19, 17:34

LSU junior guard Skyler Mays says he is planning to leave the Tigers and enter this summer's NBA draft.Mays becomes the third starter from the Southeastern Conference regular-season champions to announce plans to leave the team before eligibility is up, joining sophomore point guard Tremont Waters and freshman forward Naz ...

LSU plunges into uncertainty after NCAA Tournament exit

Basketball 03/29/19, 22:10

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 ...

LSU’s Benford focused on the moment and players’ experience

Sports 03/27/19, 03:00

When LSU interim coach Tony Benford played for Texas Tech in the 1980s, his coach saw him as a physically imposing, two-way guard who possessed an unassailable work ethic, an unshakeable psyche and a knack for hitting game-winning shots.Former Red Raiders coach Gerald Myers sees many of Benford's traits as ...

Florida hits 3 with second left to upset No. 9 LSU 76-73

Sports 03/15/19, 14:27

Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer with a second left, and Florida rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to upset ninth-ranked LSU 76-73 Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals.The SEC regular-season champs had one last chance as Will Reese threw the ball deep to Naz Reid, who ...

LSU clears guard Javonte Smart to play in SEC Tournament

Sports 03/15/19, 11:58

LSU guard Javonte Smart will play for in the Southeastern Conference Tournament after missing the Tigers' regular-season finale because his name surfaced in reports of a wiretapped phone call that resulted in coach Will Wade's suspension.School officials say Smart has fully cooperated in a "joint inquiry" with LSU and the ...

LSU says Wade still suspended; coach seeks to resume duties

Basketball 03/14/19, 12:11

LSU says Will Wade won't resume his duties as men's basketball coach unless he speaks to university officials about the reports of an FBI wire-tap that resulted in his suspension.The statement from the school Thursday comes amid reports that Wade wants to resume his duties as the ninth-ranked Tigers prepare ...

NCAA committee convenes with extra attention for LSU

Basketball 03/13/19, 15:09

The NCAA Tournament selection committee has convened, and one of the trickiest teams to evaluate this week will be LSU.The ninth-ranked Tigers, who won the SEC regular season title for the first time in 10 years, will surely be in the mix for a seed as high as No. 2 ...

Tough SEC Tournament might lead to drama-filled competition

Sports 03/12/19, 14:46

While a tougher Southeastern Conference Tournament field might lead to drama-filled games, the annual question of whether anyone can knock off Kentucky still looms.The tournament is back in Music City after a year away with the Wildcats looking for a fifth straight SEC tournament title and 32nd all-time. A No. ...

Amid protest and cheers, LSU beats Vandy to claim SEC title

Sports 03/09/19, 22:36

Tremont Waters had 14 points and eight assists and LSU won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title with an 80-59 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night in the Tigers' first game without suspended head coach Will Wade.Darius Days scored a season-high 15 points and Marshall Graves had a season-high 12 — ...

No. 10 LSU holds out Smart after Wade suspension, Reid rests

Basketball 03/09/19, 20:11

No. 10 LSU is holding Javonte Smart out of Saturday's season finale against Vanderbilt because the freshman guard was mentioned in a wiretapped phone call about recruiting that resulted in coach Will Wade's suspension.LSU also has decided to rest starting forward Naz Reid after No. 5 Tennessee's loss earlier in ...

LSU suspends head men’s basketball coach Will Wade

Sports 03/08/19, 20:57

What could go down as LSU's most successful basketball season in about four decades has been tarnished by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid concerns about whether his recruiting tactics violated NCAA rules.LSU Chancellor F. King Alexander and athletic director Joe Alleva announced Friday that they suspended Wade indefinitely ...

LSU’s Wade mum on Yahoo report about wire-tapped call

Sports 03/07/19, 18:54

LSU coach Will Wade is declining comment on a Yahoo report detailing a phone conversation recorded by the FBI in which Wade discusses his efforts to lure a recruit to the Tigers.The report says the FBI recording is of a conversation with Christian Dawkins, who is one of several people ...

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims shot to death

Basketball 09/28/18, 08:43

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot early Friday near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge.Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m., Baton Rouge police said in a news release.He was taken to a hospital and died from his wounds, Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. ...

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