The pandemic continues. Governor Edwards has extended the shelter-at-home order to the end of April. LSU has canceled Spring graduation ceremonies.
On Monday, the NCAA voted to grant an extra year of eligibility to all spring-sport athletes and relax certain roster restrictions so that spring sport senior mays return next year for another season. The grant does not include winter sports like basketball. D1Baseball.com has a great breakdown of what this means for baseball next year.
Right before MLB suspended operations, Kramer Robertson got a call up to spring training with the Cardinals.
Our man Delly at SI has a report of the chaos faced by international athletes trying to return home from the states after all NCAA action was stopped.
The SEC is relaxing restrictions on virtual instruction for sports teams, allowing coaches to give online classes and film study to players in all sports. The SEC has also canceled their Spring Meetings in Destin FL that were planned for the last week of May.
Track coach Dennis Shaver was named the 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor National Coach of the Year. Shaver had both Women’s and Men’s LSU’s Indoor teams ranked #1 in the country heading into the NCAA championships that were eventually canceled.
The Athletic has a great profile of early enrollee LSU QB Max Johnson, who would be at spring practice right now if not for *waves arms indiscriminately*
SEC Network is still trying to fill time, but are not doing anything to help my depression by only airing games from this year and bringing back the F-baum. I would, however, recommend you DVR the SEC Inside marathon they are running on Tuesday, April 7.
Some sad news in the Louisiana football family as Bobby Hebert Sr, father of the Cajun Cannon and grandad to T-Bob, died Saturday after recently testing positive for coronavirus.
This is my namesake Bobby Hebert Sr— T-Bob Hebert (@TBob53) March 28, 2020
He is the wisest, kindest, and most tactful person I have ever known
He passed this morning and I love him and I will miss him
He loved LSU to his core and instilled that love in me
“Jolie l’lait d’vivre” pic.twitter.com/g484pHIyYz
With all that’s going on, and all the sports not going on, many on the LSU beat have been reassigned or furloughed. Jacques Doucet at WAFB has been doing a pretty great job of finding good subjects for the nightly news in Baton Rouge. Here are a few highlights.
You can't workout at the gym. You're losing your mind. What should you do?— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) March 21, 2020
Who better to ask than @LSUfootball strength and conditioning coach @TommyMoffitt? @WAFB9Sports @WAFB @JeffBraud pic.twitter.com/N5zpTF1GYW
"I hate Ole Miss."#LSU Tommy Moffitt shares his thoughts on the Rebels.— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) March 28, 2020
"It's a big game to me. But I know that for some guys, it's just not a big game for them. And you can't be like that." pic.twitter.com/G3UIpUUELC
"Anywhere I go, I'm going to work my butt off no matter what."@LSUfootball Stephen Sullivan was training on the levee this afternoon, hoping for an NFL opportunity in the coming months.— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) March 24, 2020
Sullivan is not only a national champ, but also graduated from #LSU in August of 2019. pic.twitter.com/pbo8hYRgKw
"As much as I've been doubted, I want to show that, when I get the opportunity, I'm going to ride with it."#LSU @breidenfehoko4 was working out on an apartment balcony Thursday afternoon, hoping to earn an NFL opportunity in the coming months. @WAFB9Sports @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/xDXUxhi5or— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) March 26, 2020
SATURDAY BBQ WITH THE WARRIOR! pic.twitter.com/f6fRyO98xn— ViliTheWarrior (@ViliWarrior) March 28, 2020
An unsealed deposition from a lawsuit against Kansas by fired coach David Beaty have reveled some questionable actions and offensive statements by KU AD Jeff Long during the process that led to the hire of Les Miles.
Here are a few of the thing LSU is doing to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
.@LSU_Chemistry's Attres Tagge and Vickie Thornton spearheaded a collection of 30,400 nitrile gloves, 1,200 disposable aprons, 600 disposable shoe covers, 50 disposable lab coats, 100 disposable lab pants and other PPE to donate to local hospitals. pic.twitter.com/QkoJTsekhw— LSU (@LSU) March 27, 2020
#LSU brings the entirety of its knowledge and broad research capabilities to bear on #COVID19 #coronavirus. Here are some of our experts who are working to find solutions to this crisis: https://t.co/o4xPIMLD6s pic.twitter.com/jWShWnwSpM— LSU Research (@LSUResearch) March 26, 2020
#LSU researchers and hospital leaders created a new #coronavirus test lab and got federal approval in a week.— LSU Research (@LSUResearch) March 27, 2020
Samples that need quick turnaround now go to LSU—including those from nursing homes and first-responders. @LSU @LSUVetMed @lsusciencehttps://t.co/hoX0s9vEaz pic.twitter.com/1Tr8jpCOyU
#LSU DeepDrug team uses #ArtificialIntelligence to discover new treatments for #coronavirus #COVID19— LSU Research (@LSUResearch) March 30, 2020
“We could lower the mortality rate; people would still get infected, but survive.”https://t.co/C5ScTKh3Br@LSU @lsuscience @LSUEngineering @LSUCCT pic.twitter.com/Ei3OjP26to
BE senior Meagan Moore is working with @LSUphysastro Wayne Newhauser, ER physician Tom Fox, and others to create face masks, ventilators, and face shields for nurses and doctors treating COVID-19 patients at LSU Health in New Orleans. #IAmAnLSUEngineerhttps://t.co/YfsZrVUC4W pic.twitter.com/H4Ea1sbI1M— LSU Engineering (@LSUEngineering) March 30, 2020
Thank you to Bogey, one of our blood donor dogs, and his owner who is one of our veterinary technicians! Our canine blood donors are pets that belong to our faculty, staff, and students. We give them a treat after - think of it as a human's cookies and juice. pic.twitter.com/lyJWaw7ZQH— LSU Veterinary Med (@LSUVetMed) March 25, 2020
Missed it because *waves arms at everything*— PodKATT (@valleyshook) March 26, 2020
Tuesday would have been the 17th annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Classic against Tulane, and the first one to be held on campus at LSU. #WP31 pic.twitter.com/GcaShZ3jH1