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Link Gumbo 4/23/10


Susan Jackson, National Champion, image via


National Champions, whatever the sport, always get top billing in my book. Susan Jackson's 39.625 was the top All-Around mark in the 1st day of the NCAA Championships, which makes her the first Tiger to win the national individual title. Unfortunately, a few missteps on the beam proved enough to end the Tigers Season (in a very close meet, the difference between 1st place UCLA and 6th place LSU was 0.850) Though the team will not advance to the Super Six, Susan Jackson, Summer Hubbard, and Ashley Lee (all 1st team All-Americans) will all continue competition tonight for the individual event championships in vault, bars, and beam.

SEC Champions also get top billing. Volleyball beat Florida to win the SEC Beach Volleyball championship.

Confirming yesterday's rumor, Men's Basketball assistant coach Kieth Richard was introduced as the new head coach at his alma mater ULM.

Doc Saturday is filling his off-season with "absurdly premature assessments" of seemingly every college football team. LSU is today's topic.

Softball fell for the trap against McNeese, snapping a 25-game home winning streak and a 13-game home midweek streak going back to last year. They are on the road this weekend for a series at Kentucky.

LSU Day, the University's 150th birthday party, has been postponed to the fall due to the impending crappy weather. continues it's profiles of this years Hall of Fame Inductees, now featuring legendary equipment manager Jeff Boss, national champion coach Paul Dietzel, and the coach who made women's basketball into the big time sport it is today Sue Gunter.

Pretty good game tonight against a school who seems to not like us much at all. More to follow...