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The LSU Tigers make their 11th appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals, after eliminating the UNC-W Seahawks 2-zip. Starting pitcher Jared Poche, who’s struggled as of late, with a combined ERA of 9.00 in his last 3 starts, changed things up! Poche worked 8 2/3 innings, struck out a career high eight batters. Andrew Stevenson helped the offense AND defense for the Tigers. Second inning, Stevenson on second, Chris Chinea double to send him home. Moments later, Jake Fraley blooped a single to left to send home Chinea, making it 2-0. Remember when I said Andrew Stevenson helped out with the defense? Fourth inning, he had a Sportscenter Top 10 worthy leaping catch in center, stopping a threat from the Seahawks. LSU now moves onto the Super Regionals against the ULL Ragin Cajuns, who defeated Rice yesterday afternoon, 5-2. The Tigers caught a break, allowing them to get an extra day to rest. Super Regional play now beings on Saturday, instead of Friday in Baton Rouge. Of course, all games are on 1130 The Tiger!


We’ve seen quite a few good quarterbacks come from Northwest Louisiana. Rivals.com also sees that. Yesterday, the recruiting website ranked Calvary senior, Ole Miss commit, Shea Patterson, the No. 1 quarterback in the nation.


Tonight, the Texas Rangers host the Chicago White Sox in Arlington at 7:05. The Astros host the Orioles at 7:10 in Houston.


UAB Football is back for 2016! Watts, who originally disbanded the three programs based largely on a reported lack of financial solvency, said recent changes in private support through individuals and the business community made the reinstatement possible. An estimated $27 million has been raised through the UAB Football Foundation, the city of Birmingham and the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association.


Independence Bowl officials announce Monday that 40th rendition of the game will be played on a Saturday for the second straight year! The game will kick off on Saturday, December 26th at 4:45 p.m.! This is the game’s first 4:45 kickoff time since 2008. To get your tickets for the game, visit independencebowl.org

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