Lsu Tigers

26 May 19
National Post

HOOVER, Ala. — Ty Duvall drove in four runs and Ethan Paul three, powering Vanderbilt into the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game with a 13-4 victory over LSU on Saturday. The top-seeded Commodores (48-10), chasing their third SEC Tournament title and first since 2007, face defending champion Mississippi on Sunday. The Rebels defeated Georgia 5-3 […]

26 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Ty Duvall drove in four runs and Ethan Paul three, powering Vanderbilt into the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game with a 13-4 victory over LSU on Saturday. The top-seeded Commodores (48-10), chasing their third SEC Tournament title and first since 2007, face defending champion Mississippi on Sunday. The Rebels defeated Georgia […]

26 May 19
WGNO

Minnesota beats the Tigers 3-0 in game two of their NCAA Super Regional series.

26 May 19
Twin Cities
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(John Autey / Pioneer Press) The Minnesota Softball team celebrates their 3-0 victory over LSU in an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel talks with the team before the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel talks with the team before the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel gathers her team up for a quick strategy talk in the bottom seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota catcher Emma Burns (5) gets high-fives after scoring the Gophers 3 run of the game against LSU in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota runner MaKenna Partain (3) leaps into the air after scoring the Gophers third run of the game in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota catcher Emma Burns (5) beats the tag from LSU catcher Michaela SchlattmanÊ (1) as she scores the Gophers third run of the game in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller (10) points at Minnesota catcher Emma Burns (5) after scoring on Burns RBI single in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller (10) shouts after scoring on a Minnesota catcher Emma Burns (5) RBI single in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller (10) slides in under the attempted tag from LSU catcher Morgan Cummins (26) in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller (10) gets the Gophers fired up as he lead off the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU with a single at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller (10) flatness the ball as she gets things going for the Gophers in the in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game against LSU at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota pitcher Amber Fiser (13) smiles as she walks back to the dugout after striking out an LSU hitter to end the sixth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota pitcher Amber Fiser (13) looks for the sign from catcher Emma Burns (5) in the sixth inning against LSU in an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota pitcher Amber Fiser (13) fires the ball towards an LSU hitter in the sixth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota infielder Hope Brandner (9) slides under the tag from LSU infielder Shemiah Sanchez (23) on her double against in the sixth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota catcher Anne Miller (11) cheers on her teammates as the Gophers take on LSU in the sixth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota infielder Allie Arneson (16) leaps in the air after rounding first on her solo homer against LSU in the fifth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota infielder Allie Arneson (16) watches her ball as it heads past fences against LSU in the fifth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota outfielder Maddie Houlihan (20) reaches second on a bobbled toss from LSU infielder Shemiah Sanchez (23), left, in the fourth inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota outfielder Ali Lindner (67) stretches as she steps into the batters boxs against LSU in the third inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Minnesota outfielder Ali Lindner (67) catches a deep fly ball from an LSU hitter in the second inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) The Minnesota Softball team sings the Minnesota Rouser after the Gophers beat LSU, 3-0 in an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) in the seventh inning of an NCAA Softball Championship Super Regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Minnesota beat LSU, 3-0. (John Autey / Pioneer Press) Back in the fall, during one of the first practices of the season, Gophers softball coach Jamie Trachsel sat her players down along the backstop and turned up the volume. “Dream On” by Aerosmith blasted out of the stadium’s speakers, and Minnesota’s coach threw out the loftiest goals, such as reaching the Women’s College World Series. “Why not you guys?” Trachsel asked her team. “Dream big. Why can’t you do that?” MaKenna Partain’s eyes welled up as the song played. “Because it’s just a cool thing to dream about,” Partain said. It’s another thing to live it, as the Gophers proved Saturday. The seventh-seeded Gophers were on the cusp of program history, protecting a 3-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, with 1,288 fans — mostly Gophers faithful — roaring in the background. Minnesota ace Amber Fiser induced a ground ball that skipped toward Partain. She admitted to briefly freaking out, the weight of history prevalent in her mind in the game’s waning moments, before calmly picking up the ball and tossing it to first baseman Hope Brandner to record the final out, clinching Minnesota’s first Super Regional victory — a two-game sweep of 10th-seeded LSU — and, with it, the program’s first NCAA Women’s College World Series appearance. The Gophers advanced to a College World Series in 1976 and1978 when it was an event run by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. This is Minnesota’s first World Series berth since the NCAA event started in 1982. The dream is now reality. Players sprinted toward Fiser in the circle, slowing only to hoist their gloves high into the air before piling on top of their pitching ace. The final destination for the journey that started at the backstop last fall is Oklahoma City. Very few, if any, saw that coming. The Gophers softball program has been one of the Big Ten’s best for years. On an annual basis, Minnesota has put itself in a good position to achieve postseason success, only to have its run thwarted by snub or heartbreak. Even when the Gophers earned the No. 1 ranking in the country two years ago, winning 54 games before the NCAA tournament, they were relegated to a regional in Alabama, and promptly bounced there. Always the underdog, as Fiser noted Saturday. Maybe that was as good as it was meant to get for a program such as Minnesota. Maybe competing for conference titles and merely reaching NCAA regional play was all to which a northern program should aspire. Maybe not. The Gophers rewrote the narrative Saturday, closing out LSU (43-19) without much drama. Minnesota (46-12) required the minimum of five games to breeze through the postseason to reach next week’s World Series. It did so with an ace in Fiser who trumped fatigue and logic by pitching a three-hit shutout Saturday, a day after tossing a career-high 147 pitches in a 5-3 win over the Tigers. LSU, a Southeastern Conference power, collectively dubbed Fiser one of the best pitchers in the land after the game. It did so with a top four in the batting order that can go toe-to-toe with any top four in the country. And it did so with a total team effort. Even with that top four, it was the Gophers’ bottom part off the order that scored all three runs Saturday. It was Allie Arneson who got things going, blasting a home run over the fence in left-center to make it 1-0 Gophers in the fifth. Minnesota tacked on two more runs in the seventh to make Fiser’s final frame a little less stressful. Few would’ve guessed this team would reach these heights. After slugging catcher Kendyl Lindaman transferred to Florida and star center fielder Ellee Jensen went down with an injury early in the season, Minnesota was without five of its top seven hitters from a season ago. “So many people said you can’t do it. We didn’t have this, we lost this, we lost that,” Trachsel said. “Who are these kids? They don’t have the experience.” Partain said the Gophers’ developed a “prove-you-wrong” type of mentality. No one was going to tell them they couldn’t do something. The doubters now have no choice but to believe. “We came together instead of pulling apart,” Trachsel said. “I think when you keep overachieving, you just keep winning and proving people wrong, it’s a great compliment.” “Dream big, why not us?” has been a rallying cry of sorts for the Gophers this season. They had it printed out on a sign. But not until Saturday, while sitting at the postgame press table, did Trachsel share the message’s origin. As she did, Partain again started to cry. “It actually just came to my mind that we’re actually going to the Women’s College World Series,” Partain said, “and it’s pretty awesome.” During her postgame television interview with ESPN, Trachsel was asked, amid all the celebration and hoopla, what she was thinking in that very moment. “Minnesota,” she said, “is a place you can chase your dreams.”
25 May 19
LSU Football Report

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter joined vikings.com’s Mike Wobschall after OTA No. 3 on Thursday to look back on the first week of the team being back on the practice field, honing his craft by focusing on the small details of rushing the passer, the depth on the defensive line, and more.  

25 May 19
USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers have been dousing themselves with Victoria’s Secret perfume to keep mosquitoes away, and it smells good, too

25 May 19
News Directory

Haylee EldridgeCommunications Student Assistant MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – No 10thThe soft soft LSU team dropped to No. 12 Minnesota, 5-3 in one game of Super Minnesota Regional in Minneapolis. The Tigers fall to 43-18 on the year, and the Gophers improve to 45-12. After two surprises without scoring, LSU scored the first one in the top […]

25 May 19
The Starkville Daily News Bulldog Beat

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com   There is no hiding the fact that Mississippi State’s run in this year’s Southeastern Conference Tournament wasn’t pretty. The Bulldogs’ bats were often silent. While MSU did top LSU in the longest-ever tournament game on Wednesday, the Tigers bounced back to run-rule State 12-2 and eliminate the Bulldogs on Friday. […]

25 May 19
LSU Football Report

LSU has been hot on the recruiting front and they capped it off with five-star, Rakim Jarrett who goes to school just forty minutes from my doorstep. He’s quick, with great route running, and strong hands, but he is only adding to the snowball that keeps growing into the 2020 class. I usually don’t worry […]

25 May 19
From The Recamier

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor (died 735), the Optional Memorial of Saint Gregory VII, Pope (died 1085), and the Optional Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin (died 1607). And among those who follow The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in whatever form (radio show, book, movie, what have you), […]

25 May 19
GIFT REGISTER

Are you in need of comfortable pants that you can wear while cheering on your favorite team? Then you’ll love the Nike Men’s Ncaa Therma-Fit pants. These pants have been designed with the true fan in mind. They are done in team colors and also boast the team logo on the right leg as well the team name on the left hip. These pants feature heat-retaining Therma-fit fabric technology to help keep you warm on chilly days and an elastic waist for comfort.

25 May 19
GIFT REGISTER

Work out and look like the pros in the Nike Ncaa Men’s Hybrid shorts. Shoot some hoops while showing off your team colors and logo in a unique graphic.

25 May 19
Touchdown Wire

The Associated Press has given an NFL Comeback Player of the Year award since 1963, and the combined Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers have done so since 1972, with the PFWA coming on board in 1992. The award has been given to players who have overcome everything from jail time (Michael Vick, 2010) to Hodgkin’s […]

25 May 19
LSU Football Report

The LSU Tigers return seven starters on offense, eight on defense and landed a top-five recruiting class. But it may be the new $400,000-per-year assistant who makes the biggest impact. Coach Ed Orgeron hired Joe Brady away from the New Orleans Saints to serve as LSU’s passing game coordinator.  

25 May 19
LSU Football Report

LSU returns 16 starters from a team that won 10 games a year ago. But the annual heavyweight fight between Alabama and LSU will take place in Tuscaloosa this year, where the Tigers have not come within two touchdowns of beating the Tide since the 2011 season.