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Link Gumbo 12/29/10



Huge win last night for the Lady Tigers. Taylor Turnbow hit the game winner in the final seconds to beat the undefeated and #8 ranked UCLA, 55-53.  The Ladies are now on a 6 game winning streak since their loss at UConn and are hitting their stride at just the right time, as #5 Tennessee comes to the PMAC this Sunday for the SEC opener.

The Men looked much better against hapless Southern on Monday night, gaining a nice lead early and smothering SU defensively to a 62-41 win. They hit the road tonight for a game at Rice that will be on CBS College Sports at 7pm.

LSU is now expecting a ruling on Stevan Ridley from the NCAA on or by next Tuesday Jan 4. His reps in practice have been cut back, but Les Miles seems confident he will be cleared to play. In any case his backup committee of Richard Murphy, Michael Ford, and Alfred Blue are up for the challenge of replacing the SEC carries leader and a large chunk of our offense. Miles' post practice press conference from Monday is after the break.

On a field that didn't look like the beaches of Normandy, WVU showed why they hired away the Okie St. OC as a hapless offensive performance combined with an unexpectedly weak defense led to a 23-7 win for NC State to begin the Bill Stewart farewell tour. Our other big non-conf opponent UNC faces Tenn. in the Music City bowl on Thursday.

Small bit of recruiting news as P Dalton Botts commits to Miami. He was recruited mostly as a backup plan in case Brad "WING IT" Wing's eligibility problems weren't resolved, but since they were, Botts would likely be stuck as a career backup.

George Rice, an LSU All-American OT in 1965, died on Dec. 26 at his home in Sealy, Texas at the age of 66.