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Junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) passes the ball during the second half against Mississippi State on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 37-17.

UNION

Career Services to fill old bookstore Center scheduled to open fall 2013 Ben Wallace Senior Contributing Writer

On the first play of the drive, Mettenberger hit sophomore receiver Jarvis Landry for 15 yards. On the next play, he completed a 36-yarder to junior receiver James Wright. Following an incompletion, Mettenberger laid out a perfect pass to junior running back Spencer Ware

Separated by a brisk ten-minute walk, LSU Career Service’s two sometimes-hard-to-find locations will soon move into one centralized venue in the heart of campus. The Olinde Career Center, scheduled to open in fall 2013, will occupy most of the former bookstore on the Student Union’s first and second floors, merging the physically divided organization into one building for the first time in its more than 25-year existence. Currently, Career Services operates out of two locations: the first floor of Patrick F. Taylor Hall and the basement of Coates Hall. “Students have described the Coates Hall location as a

EXPECTATIONS, see page 10

UNION, see page 10

Metting Expectations Offense leads Tigers past Bulldogs

James Moran Sports Contributor

LSU coach Les Miles showed confidence in junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger, and he rewarded his coach with a strong performance in the No. 9 Tigers’ 37-17 victory against No. 22 Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Mettenberger completed 19of-30 passes for 273 yards with two touchdowns and perhaps most importantly, no turnovers. “You’re seeing the coaches have more confidence in us,” Mettenberger said. “They are mixing it up, more run/pass and being more balanced. Guys are making plays, having confidence and having fun out there.”

The biggest display of Miles’ new-found confidence came in the last minute of the first half. After State kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 13-10, LSU got the ball at its own 29-yard line. Miles said LSU had been working on the two-minute drill in practice all week. He decided to let the offense go to work.

HOMECOMING

Newly crowned king, queen see themselves as regular students

Jacy Baggett Contributing Writer

The football field was flooded Saturday night with some of the University’s most spirited students clad in purple and gold suits, patiently awaiting the announcement of who will carry the legacy of homecoming king and queen. Taylor Cox, 22-year-old Student Government president, and Kendall Knobloch, 21-year-old member of Chi Omega sorority, both wore shocked expressions when

they were crowned the University’s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen during the halftime show at Saturday night’s football game. Cox, a mass communication senior, said he didn’t realize he had won until the reigning king approached him and said congratulations. “Actually I couldn’t hear anything on the field. I didn’t know I won until Zachary Corbin came up to me and said ‘Congratulations,’” Cox said. Knobloch, a finance senior, said

she doesn’t remember much from the crowning moment. “It all happened so fast. The first real thing I remember is going to hug my friends,” Knobloch said. Knobloch said she is waiting to watch a video that her friend filmed of the night to remember the details. Cox and Knobloch both said it was a night they would remember for the rest of their lives. Despite the crowns that now sit atop their heads, the recently named HOMECOMING, see page 10

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2012 LSU homecoming king Taylor Cox and queen Kendall Knobloch pose together Saturday in Tiger Stadium.


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INTERNATIONAL Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances in the United States VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Catholic teaching holds that homosexuals should be respected and treated with dignity but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” The Vatican also opposes same-sex marriage, insisting on the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman as the foundation for society. Palestinian, U.S. presidents discuss UN initiative regarding member status RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A spokesman for the Palestinian president says the Palestinians will proceed with asking the U.N. General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state, despite a personal call from President Barack Obama to abandon the bid. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said President Mahmoud Abbas had a long phone conversation with Obama Sunday evening. He said Obama “expresses his opposition to this step,” but Abbas replied he would carry on.

Nation & World

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Brad Weber of Eden Prairie holds up a sign thanking people for voting no as opponents of an effort to define marriage as between a man and a woman rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol.

Customs authorities seize more than $4 million of ivory in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Customs authorities in Dubai have seized ivory worth as much as 15 million dirhams ($4.1 million) from more than 100 poached elephants. The UAE’s state news agency WAM reported Sunday that authorities at the Jebel Ali Port seized the ivory hidden in a shipment of green beans. They said it came from an unnamed African country but did not say where it was headed.

Monday, November 12, 2012

NATIONAL

STATE/LOCAL

Deadly blast devastates Indianapolis neighborhood, two dead in explosion

Southern board member wants Grambling State Univ. in SU system

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighborhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles away. Aerial photographs of the oncetidy neighborhood of one- and twostory homes showed at least two had been reduced to blackened pits of debris. Other homes had sections gutted by fire or holes in their roofs or exterior walls. Judge returns to bench after suspension regarding video beating

(AP) — Southern University board member Tony Clayton says Louisiana could save a lot of money by folding Grambling State University into the Southern University system. He tells The Advocate he will propose the plan at the board meeting Nov. 23, one day after the annual Bayou Classic football game in New Orleans between Grambling and Southern.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge shown in a video beating his teenage daughter in 2004 will return to the bench this week after the Texas Supreme Court lifted his suspension. The justices reinstated Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams on Tuesday, a year after they suspended him with pay when a video of him beating his daughter became an Internet sensation. Adams is scheduled to preside over cases on the regular court docket Wednesday in Rockport.

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This aerial photo shows the two homes that were leveled and the numerous neighboring homes that were damaged from a massive explosion Sunday in Indianapolis.

150,000 still without power as anger rises with utility company NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information. At least 150,000 people in New York and New Jersey remained without power Sunday, including tens of thousands of homes and businesses that were too damaged to receive power at all. More than 8 million lost power during the storm, and some during a later nor’easter. The lack of power restoration for a relative few in the densely populated region at the heart of the storm reinforced Sandy’s fractured effect on the area.

Video voyeurism, sexual battery pretrial hearing resumes Tuesday LAKE CHARLES (AP) — A pretrial hearing will resume Tuesday afternoon in Lake Charles for a gynecologist charged with video voyeurism and sexual battery. The question is whether prosecutors can use evidence found in Dr. Peter LaFuria’s truck. Police had a warrant to search his office and vehicles on the premises. Detective Patty Bailey testified Friday that the truck was searched at LaFuria’s house, and detectives found evidence that led them to ask for a warrant to search his house. She testified that she believed the warrant to search his medical practice included a search of his vehicle.

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COMMEMORATION

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Ceremony for military service celebrates alumni veterans Family members discuss recognition Shannon Roberts Contributing Writer

The University honored military alumni and all service members Saturday in conjunction with Veterans Day. During a 9 a.m. ceremony on the Parade Ground, 12 alumni, both alive and deceased, were inducted into the Hall of Honor for Military Alumni. Clifton Lee received the honor for his late grandfather, U.S. Army Major General Joseph Alsop Redding. Redding served in the Mexican Border War with generals “Black Jack” Pershing, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Patton. He later served in World War I and was gassed in France. Redding received a Purple Heart for the incident, Lee said. “He’s a wonderful man and deserves this very much,” Lee said. He said he started “crying like a baby” when he received the phone call about his grandfather being honored. “It was long overdue,” Lee said. Redding was a baseball fan and would often check Lee out of school to take him to LSU baseball games under the pretense of going to a doctor’s appointment. “’Til the day she died, my mother never realized that he had done that,” Lee said. “He’d literally be sneaking me in one end of the parking lot when she’d be pulling in the other to come pick us up.” Lee said Redding was a “fine man” and a great representative of America. Jeanne McNeil went to the ceremony with her family to celebrate her father-in-law’s induction. She said she was honored for her father-in-law, John McNeil. “It’s been a wonderful experience and very inspiring and patriotic,” she said. McNeil said the inductees and their families were treated to a reunion, a luncheon, a breakfast, a meal in the PMAC and a presentation of the honorees before the Mississippi State game Saturday night. She said John was nominated last year by a Cadets of the Ole War Skule friend, but he did not receive the award last November. She said nominees must fill out an application and be a member of Cadets of the Ole War Skule. McNeil said nominees can sometimes wait for two or three years before being inducted, but for John, it only took a year. She said John will be 91 in March, so her family was excited that his waiting process was short. Retired U.S. Air Force Major Mac Wallace was among the veteran alumni who were inducted into

Honorees inducted into Hall of Honor for Military Alumni: •

Kirby Allen

John McNeil

Donald Bulloch

William Meyers

Edward Capron Jr.

John Pugh Jr.

Franklin Foil

the late Joseph Redding

Stephen Harmon Jr.

the late Stanley Shaw

the late Leon LeSueur

Mac Wallace

the Hall of Honor. “It’s a great honor, a very humbling honor, but a very great honor,” Wallace said. “I’m proud of this country and proud of what I can be as a part of it.” While he was in school, Wallace said he was a part of the ROTC. “I’m delighted that as a country we can honor our veterans,” he said. During the ceremony, a portion of the Tiger Band played the National Anthem while a jet flew over the stadium. In another part of the ceremony, two cannons were fired as part of the 21-Gun Salute. After the cannons had finished firing, thick smoke clouded the Parade Ground and the military trumpet song “Taps” was played. Before the game Saturday

evening, the honorees were brought out to the center of the football field and introduced to the stadium, McNeil said. She said many fans came to congratulate the veterans after the introduction. “It was very emotional. It was a very proud moment for our family,” McNeil said.

Tune in to 91.1 FM at 4:20 and 5:20 p.m. to hear more about the celebration.

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Twelve LSU alumni [top] were inducted Saturday morning into LSU’s military Hall of Honor in a ceremony [bottom] on the Parade Ground. A military parade was held in honor of the inductees.

View a video of the event at lsureveille.com. Contact Shannon Roberts at sroberts@lsureveille.com

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EXPANSION

Monday, November 12, 2012

TAILGATING

Land donated for LSU ICC embraces football culture clinic development Alyson Gaharan

Contributing Writer

The Associated Press Real estate developer and philanthropist Herbert Brown has donated more land for LSU’s North Baton Rouge clinic development. The 1.5-acre tract is next to the clinic and is bounded by McClelland Drive, Glen Oaks Drive, Laca Street and Maplewood Drive. It was recently appraised at about $135,000. The Advocate reports Brown previously donated a former Kmart property on 5439 Airline Highway to LSU. LSU built a new $18 million medical clinic on the front part of the lot. The clinic opened in 2009. The donation was made in memory of his son, H. Graham Brown, who died at age 15. “I try to do things in his memory and honor,” said Brown, an Opelousas native who lives in Clearwater, Fla. “My wife, Diane, and I want to do all we can for humanity, for children and for schools. We’re just trying to dedicate our lives to helping other people.” Brown, 89, is the former chairman of the Checkers

restaurant chain and the developer of furniture stores, pharmacies and Kmarts throughout the Southeast. “This generous donation will be used to help ensure continued, quality health care services for patients in the north Baton Rouge area,” said LSU interim President and Chancellor William Jenkins. LSU System director of facilities planning Danny Mahaffey said the land would most likely be used for future expansion and parking for clinic patients and administrative staff. “The additional land will be critical to accommodating the large numbers of patients who will seek care at the clinic and the new urgent care center next door currently under construction,” Mahaffey said. Future construction plans for the property include a $3.6 million, 7,500-square-foot addition that will house a radiology suite.

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As a group of University students threw around a football, grilled burgers and made score predictions at a tailgate on the Parade Ground on Saturday, many would never suspect some of them had only been living in the United States for a few months.   The students, brought together by the second-ever tailgate hosted by the International Cultural Center, represented numerous places around the world, including India, South Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Germany, Romania and Iran. Kenny Zhao, a mechanical engineering junior from China, said tailgating is a purely American experience because American football is something only played in this country. International students get to experience a quintessential part of American culture while tailgating, Zhao said. President of the International Student Association Ruoxi Chen, a graduate student in plant pathology, moved to Baton Rouge four years ago from China and said the tailgate encourages friendship among people of all cultures. Chen said the ICC tailgate is a fun event and he wants it to continue bringing domestic and international students together. “People are so in love with this sport,” Chen said. “It’s a culture by itself.” Thabiso Musapelo, a chemistry Ph.D. candidate from South Africa, said they expected 140 to 150 people to stop by. “Estimating how many people

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The International Cultural Center holds a tailgate Saturday for international students.

will come is the biggest challenge,” Musapelo said. Cesar Silva, who is earning his master’s degree in music, moved from Brazil to Baton Rouge three months ago. Silva said he is more familiar with the soccer traditions from back home, and that even the Alabama game last weekend was more civil than a typical soccer game in his hometown.  In Brazil, the crowds are so rowdy that the street is divided into lanes for the home team and their opponent to keep them from fighting, Silva said. “It’s peaceful here,” Silva said. “It’s a nice culture. People really enjoy themselves cooking, eating and playing games. I like all of it together.” Recent graduate Martin Loew moved to the United States from

Germany a few years ago and said although he was familiar with “barbecues in the garden,” tailgating was a whole new experience. Loew stayed close to the grill during the tailgate and cooked chicken, burgers and sausage for the group. “I got a Cajun creole cookbook to learn how to cook,” he said. Although the group has traditional tailgate snacks like jambalaya and burgers, the ICC tailgate has foods from other cultures, too — such as a German cheese tray for dessert. Local Chinese and Indian restaurants often donate food to the tailgate, Chen said.

Contact Alyson Gaharan at agaharan@lsureveille.com


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TECHNOLOGY

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Scheduling waits occur during times of high demand

Updates to system may fix problem Olivia McClure Contributing Writer

For many University students, scheduling next semester’s classes means hitting ‘refresh’ again and again to access the schedule request feature on myLSU. University IT communications and planning officer Sheri Thompson said in an email to The Daily Reveille that students are placed in priority groups that determine what day they can begin scheduling. According to the University registrar’s course registration calendar, the last group became eligible to schedule on Friday. The first group that scheduled on Oct. 21 was the largest, with about 11,000 students, Thompson said. The registrar’s registration calendar states that the group includes “graduate students, graduating seniors and other selected students.” In the past, PAWS would crash on the first day of scheduling because the system could not handle so many people trying to access it at the same time, Thompson said. PAWS was replaced in May with myLSU, which faced a similar problem this semester, she said.

How long did it take you to schedule for the spring 2013 semester? “myLSU is hosted (like many of our resources are), and the vendor is making adjustments to handle the mass use of myLSU, which happens the first day of registration and then the first day of classes when drop/add is in the works,” Thompson wrote. ITS officials do not think myLSU will be overwhelmed in the future, Thompson said. But even once logged into myLSU, students may not be able to access the schedule request page. “Our system cannot handle thousands of people trying to add classes simultaneously,” Thompson wrote. Thompson said to help manage the flood of users, ITS workers monitor the schedule request system and only permit several hundred students at a time to access the feature. “If scheduling starts at 5 p.m. and thousands of people at 5:01 p.m. try to log on through multiple devices, they are really only exacerbating the situation,” Thompson

NEW BOOKSTORE OFFICIALLY OPEN

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Interim System President and Chancellor William “Bill” Jenkins and Paul Maloney, vice president of campus stores for Barnes & Noble College, cut the ribbon Saturday for the ceremonial opening of the new bookstore.

‘Five minutes. I guess I got lucky.’ Kelsey Pierce

Dorthy Ray

chemistry sophomore

anthropology sophomore

wrote. “It has taken them, in many cases, until 5:30 p.m. to get in.” Thompson said scheduling slowdowns now only occur during the first hour that the first priority group schedules. She also

‘It was the shortest time this year. Probably took 10, 15 minutes.’

said ITS will need to replace the schedule request system in the coming years. The registrar’s registration calendar states that all continuing students must schedule by

David DuBois philosophy senior

‘I kept trying for a few hours and then several hours later, it worked.’

Tuesday, or they must pay a $75 late registration fee. Contact Olivia McClure at omcclure@lsureveille.com


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BUSINESS

Monday, November 12, 2012

Entrepreneurship Week offers networking with alumni BREW kicks off tonight with forum Luke Jones Contributing Writer

For many students, the chance to speak with globally successful entrepreneurs is rare, especially when these businessmen and women were once in their shoes. Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW, “is a weeklong series of events designed to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the Baton Rouge area. Entrepreneurs in the region and state are encouraged to come

University Briefs LSU Museum of Art to host antique toy exhibit through January The LSU Museum of Art will display “Trains, Planes and Automobiles,” an exhibit of vintage and antique toys, according to a University Relations news release. The exhibit will open Nov. 24 and run until January 2013. It will showcase toys from the 1930s to today, the release said. In addition to the display, the Manship Theatre will host a showing of “The Polar Express” on Dec. 20. The museum and the theater are both located in the Shaw Center for the Arts downtown. LSU Libraries to showcase Louisiana flowers in exhibit until February LSU Libraries’ Special Collections will sponsor an exhibition called “Late Bloomers: Fall Flowers from Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana” in December, according to a University Relations news release. The exhibit, which will run from Dec. 3 to Feb. 16, 2013, in Hill Memorial Library, will showcase several of Stones’ watercolor drawings of Louisiana plants, the release said. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, except for home game days. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_news

together to work, learn, play, teach and show off,” according to the event’s website. This year, BREW is bringing in a series of successful former alumni who all belong to an organization called the LSU 100. “The LSU 100 showcases the entrepreneurial success of former LSU students representing various fields and professions, including technology, oil and gas, insurance, healthcare, design, construction, manufacturing and public relations,” according to the organization’s website. “By engaging the honorees with the LSU community, students and alumni network with and learn from one another to create a legacy of entrepreneurship at LSU.”

These rising stars have achieved “global success, but they walked the same hallways and sat in the same desks that these students have,” said Jarett Rodriguez, associate director for the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. The week kicks off at 5:30 p.m. today at the E.J. Ourso College of Business’ Business Education Complex. The event will include a conversation with the LSU 100 in an open, Q&A-style forum. Current students can actively participate in discussion with the speakers as well as network professionally with other participants. “This is a good opportunity — a good way to learn,” said

business junior Meredith Murphy. “You see what LSU students have done, and [it] helps you find out what you want to do.” In addition to the event Monday, another notable entrepreneur will appear from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Jason Lucash, former participant on the television program “Shark Tank” and founder of OrigAudio, will answer a variety of students’ questions concerning the entrepreneurial scene. “These won’t be boring presentations,” Rodriguez said. “We want engaging people for the students.” Former committee member for BREW Manuel Valencia, stressed the importance of the event for students.

“I feel it is important for undergrad business and MBA students to participate in events like this because of the opportunities for networking and personal development,” Valencia said. Although the event involves professionals and entrepreneurs, students of all majors are welcome. However, business casual attire is suggested when attending the networking events. “Entrepreneurs are the reason that the economy thrives,” Rodriguez said. “Students are improving the economy one paycheck at a time.” Contact Luke Jones at ljones@lsureveille.com

WEATHER

Sandy’s wrath stirs painful Katrina memories Stacey Plaisance The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chaos wrought by Superstorm Sandy, the homes tossed from foundations and landmarks buried beneath seawater, delivered a gut-wrenching dose of déjà vu for survivors of Hurricane Katrina like Joe and Gloria Robert. Their own home flooded beneath 7 feet of salty water when the levees broke after Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and they know all too well what their countrymen to the north will face: years of debris removal, cleanup, rebuilding, haggling with insurance companies, paying mortgages on homes left unlivable. And they knew they had to help. “When you watch things like this, you relive all the memories, all the heartache,” said Joe Robert, his voice cracking with emotion. He said the images of Sandy victims rummaging through what could be salvaged of their toppled and flood-ravaged homes were

painful reminders of his own loss. “I don’t have any pictures of my daughter when she was little.” Seven years after Katrina destroyed neighborhoods, killed more than 1,800 people and caused some $108 billion in damage, many of its victims are reaching into their wallets and cupboards to try to bring relief to the Atlantic Coast. Church groups, nonprofits, City Hall and individuals in New Orleans and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have begun sending care packages, donating money and staging volunteers for the clean-up and recovery efforts. Robert is working with the Episcopal organization that helped him rebuild his home, St. Paul’s Homecoming Center, which was established after Katrina to help residents as they returned to the city. The center has expanded its mission to include victims of not just Hurricane Isaac, which struck Louisiana in August, but also East Coast victims of Sandy. The group has launched an “Adopt-a-Family” program where

Ivan Neville performs Nov. 5 with his band, Dumpstaphunk, at the Highline Ballroom in New York. The event was planned by the voter advocacy group HeadCount to encourage voter turnout, but when Superstorm Sandy hit, the concert turned into something more. JOE RUSSO /

The Associated Press

donations can be made to families in either region to help them as the holiday season approaches. The organization is also helping to ferry volunteers from the Gulf Coast to neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey. “I hurt for them because they don’t know what they’re in for with recovery,” said Connie Uddo,

executive director of the Homecoming Center whose New Orleans home flooded in 2005. “The event is one thing, but the recovery is another. It’s long, and it’s hard.” Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_news


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CULTURE

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Native American students preserve tribe culture

Students to host campus powwow Wilborn Nobles III Senior Contributing Writer

Three Baylor University students visited campus last Wednesday determined to experience one must-do activity — rolling down the Indian Mounds. “We’re visiting LSU, and we’re told we had to roll down the hill,” said Kevin Cochran, referring to the University’s Indian Mounds. “How much trouble would we get into for jumping the fencing and rolling down the hill?” But when they walked up to the fenced-off mounds and asked about rolling down the hill, they received a lesson on Native American culture. “They gated this off because the Indian Mounds are actually older than the pyramids in Giza,” said Skye Byrd, vice president of the Native Student Association. She is a digital arts junior and a Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana member. “But the rolling down them is corroding them [so now] they’re not even a quarter of the size they used to be.” Journalism freshman and Oglala Lakota Tribe member Jaclyn Wagers assured the visitors that no one would get in trouble for sliding down them, but the group discussed how the mounds were one of the last sacred landmarks in Native American culture for more than an hour before parting ways. “I feel like people wouldn’t roll down it if they knew [the history]. ... There are other hills to roll down,” Cochran said. Informing others about the significance of the mounds is just one of the ways members of the Native American Student Association, NASA, bring more awareness of their culture to the University. “Our goal right now is just

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Jaclyn Wagers, mass communication freshman, shows off her Oglala Lakota College jacket on Wednesday afternoon near the Indian Mounds.

basically bringing awareness of Native Americans, and then next we’ll be able to bring awareness to the issues to Native Americans and their tribes,” Byrd said. Native Americans make up the lowest minority demographic at the University, accounting for 0.4 percent of the student population. Byrd said most students do not consider enrollment at the University as a big deal, but she emphasized how important it was to her tribe.

“It’s two hours away, and that doesn’t seem far at all, but usually people go to school 30 to 45 minutes away down the road at a junior college or at McNeese or they don’t go at all,” Byrd said. Although Byrd has attended integrated schools before, she said she felt isolated at the University until recently. “It was pretty much this year I came to realize that I got used to being at LSU, and I got used to being away from my tribe,” she said.

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Many Native American Orleans, received a Master’s deyouths in Byrd’s tribe are leaving gree from the University. “I think that’s pretty sad their traditions, a part of her identity she holds onto dearly. that they don’t get the same “When we have children, at opportunities as everyone else,” four months old we shave their Wagers said, explaining how heads, and I’ve noticed that a lot obtaining a college education in of them have stopped shaving the Oglala Lakota Tribe was seen their heads and a lot of them have as a financially challenging acstopped wanting complishment. their children to Wager said ‘My house smells like dance in powshe misses her sweet grass whereas mom wows and a mabecause jority of them other people’s houses she was able to don’t understand embrace and unsmell like candles.’ their language derstand her culanymore,” Byrd ture through her Jaclyn Wagers mother. Because said. Oglala Lakota Tribe member she only visits her By age 15, tribe once a year, Byrd was possibly the only one out of the 10 Wagers discusses her traditions children her age who understood with NASA members who either Koasati, the language spoken by relate to her culture or desire to learn more about it. the Coushatta people. “My whole living room is “It’s really sad because once our parents are gone, that’s it,” filled with beadwork and artByrd said, “We’re not going to work,” she said, “My house have anyone speaking to us or smells like sweet grass whereas speaking to our children or any- other people’s houses smell like thing.” candles.” Byrd balances school with NASA will share its culture her efforts to preserve the lan- with the University with a powguage and traditions of her tribe. wow performance Wednesday in She continues tradition by Free Speech Plaza. visiting her tribe on holidays and weekends to travel and perform powwows. Byrd was excited to meet Wagers, who also continues her traditions through practices like powwow performances. Born in Missouri and raised in New Orleans, Wagers’ mother, noted for being the first in her Contact Wilborn Nobles III at family to graduate college after wnobles@lsureveille.com attending the University of New


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TAILGATING

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Canine companions take over campus ‘TAIL’gates

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iger fans supported their team Saturday along with their canine companions. The Daily Reveille had the opportunity to capture some photos of dogs garbed in tiger gear.

photos by MORGAN SEARLES and CONNOR TARTER / The Daily Reveille

[Left] An LSU fan walks about campus with her dog before a Tiger football game. [Middle] An LSU fan’s dog sports a festive hair dye pattern on campus before a Tiger football game. [Right] A dog pauses for a quick picture on campus.

MORTAR BOARD ANNOUNCES THE LSU TOP 10 FRESHMEN OF 2011-2012!

October 28, 2012, the Blazer Chapter of Mortar Board at Louisiana State University honored its Top Ten Freshmen of the 2011-2012 school year. Recipients were chosen based on their extent of scholarship, leadership, and service their freshman year. Certificates were presented by Mortar Board’s President, Lyndsey Naquin and Vice President of Leadership, Kelly Franklin. TOP 10 FRESHMEN AT LSU 2011-2012: Adetutu Abimbola Kaity Addison Kristian Black Ryan Bolotte Carlyn Franckiewicz Matthew Landry Tommy LeBeau Alex Mendoza Hannah Suffern Alexandra Thrower Congratulations to all recipients! To learn more about Mortar Board, “like” us on Facebook or email mortarboard@lsu.edu.

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NATION

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Congress wants answers on Petraeus, Broadwell affair The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry. “We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee. The FBI was investigating harassing emails sent by Petraeus’ biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell to a second woman. That probe of Broadwell’s emails revealed the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. Staffers for Petraeus said Kelley and her husband were regular guests at events he held at Central Command headquarters. A U.S. official said the coalition countries represented at Central Command gave Kelley an appreciation certificate on which she was referred to as an “honorary ambassador” to the coalition, but she has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, said Kelley is known to drop the “honorary” part and refer to herself as an ambassador. The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general’s private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, says Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and wife, Holly. Attempts to reach Kelley were not immediately successful. Broadwell did not return phone calls or emails. Petraeus resigned while

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Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell on July 13, 2011. An FBI probe revealed Petraeus had an affair with Broadwell, his biographer.

lawmakers still had questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Lawmakers said it’s possible that Petraeus will still be asked to appear on Capitol Hill to testify about what he knew about the U.S. response to that incident. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the circumstances of the FBI probe smacked of a cover-up by the White House. “It seems this (the investigation) has been going on for several months and, yet, now it appears that they’re saying that the FBI didn’t realize until Election Day that General Petraeus was involved. It just doesn’t add up,”

said King, R-N.Y. Petraeus, 60, quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. He and Holly have been married 38 years and have two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant. Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons. Broadwell has not responded to multiple emails and phone messages. Attempts to reach Kelley were not immediately successful. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at news@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_news

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who made a diving catch on a wheel route into the end zone for a touchdown. The Tigers took just 35 seconds to march 71 yards in four plays for the score. “We worked on it and kept on it,” Miles said. “I think we are getting better. The time and effort that is being spent there is paying dividends and is fruitful.” Mettenberger and the Tigers came out of the gate attacking through the air against a Mississippi State defense that was torched for more than a combined 500 passing yards by Alabama and Texas A&M the past two weeks. Early on, he led back-to-back 12-play drives, but both stalled in the red zone and ended with short field goals from senior Drew Alleman. Trailing 7-6 in the second quarter, LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow recovered a fumble and set the offense up with a first down at the State 21-yard line. Facing a third down and 8, Mettenberger dropped back and zipped a ball over the head of Bulldog safety Nickoe Whitley into the hands of Landry for a 19-yard touchdown to give LSU the lead. “Receivers are running great routes, offensive line is protecting me and I’m putting the ball where it needs to be,” Mettenberger said. “If we keep executing like that, we

HOMECOMING, from page 1

royals spend their days much like the average college student. Cox said he makes going to class a priority every day. After class, he spends time in the SG office attending meetings and making sure his job as SG president is carried out. “Ninety-nine percent of the time you can find me eating or at a coffee shop,” Cox said. But Cox balances his eating habits by running the lakes two or three times per week. He said he can be found studying and drinking

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should be good to go for the rest of the year.” Landry has emerged as Mettenberger’s go-to receiver in the last two games. After hauling in a career-high eight passes against Alabama, Landry set career highs with nine catches and 109 yards against Mississippi State. He caught eight of the passes in the first half. “I feel really good about the win,” Landry said. “I don’t dwell on individual or personal things. I’d rather focus on team values. I tip my hat to the offense, defense and special teams for the things that they

have done.” Mettenberger finished the first half 12-of-18 for 174 yards with the two touchdown passes. “We are very confident,” Landry said. “A lot of the guys on offense feel like we got that swag back. That’s something we really want to embrace, let it carry over from the Alabama game and show the world that we can be an efficient and effective offense.”

Contact James Moran at jmoran@lsureveille.com

dungeon, and employees have expressed a tremendous need for improved facilities,” said Career Services Director Mary Feduccia. For years, architects have fine-tuned designs for the career center. Now that the bookstore has moved across the street, construction will begin shortly after the contracting bids go out in early February, Feduccia said. “The Union is considered the living room of campus,” she said. “Right now there are more than 15,000 visitors in the Union every day — virtually every one of those [visitors] will be seeing the career center.” Most of the student and employment services, as well as administrative offices, will move into the first floor, and at least 20 interview rooms, a smart classroom and several conference rooms will fill in the second floor space. Apparel design and merchandising students will draft plans for a more dynamic “Dress For Success” display than the current one located in Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Feduccia said. Student fees did not rise to fund the $8.6 million project, and Career Services has almost fulfilled its $3.35 million funding obligation, mostly thanks to the Olinde family who

coffee at Highland Coffees during the evenings. Cox said when he is not doing school- or SG-related activities, he tries to go home as much as possible to see his younger brother, grandparents and friends from high school. Much like Cox’s routine, Knobloch said she shares the same priorities — school, exercise, work and family. Her daily routine involves waking up early, working out, going to class, going to work and serving as a council member in her sorority. Knobloch said her identical twin

sister, who attends Southern Methodist University in Dallas, was able to see her win homecoming queen Saturday night. Having her sister there was the “icing on the cake,” she said. “Splitting up for college was like going though a divorce,” Knobloch said about their relationship. However, both sisters will be working in Dallas after graduation. Knobloch said she is excited about living in the same city as her sister again. Cox said he plans to keep his options open after graduation. “At the end of the day, I will get

my master’s even if I take a year or two off from school. I don’t want my education to end with my undergraduate degree,” Cox said. He said the past weekend has been one of the most cherished experiences he has had at LSU, comparable to serving the University as SG president and an ambassador. “Over the past seven semesters at LSU, I have had so many incredible experiences and opportunities to meet other students who have positively impacted my life. … I will forever and always be a LSU Tiger,”

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Junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) carries the ball in the first half of LSU’s 37-17 win Saturday against Mississippi State.

contributed $1.5 million. The remaining funds will come out of the Student Union’s budget, including additional funding for several retail stores, as well as relocating Campus Federal and moving the third floor computer lab to the first floor for improved student access, said Kurt Caillouet, facilities director for Auxiliary Services. In a separate project, the Union’s southwest plaza, located across the street from Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex, will receive crescent-shaped brick walls with built-in benches and some landscaping work, said Dennis Mitchell, landscape design manager for Facility Services. Merritt McDonald Construction, Inc. placed the low bid of $57,000 for the project. Landscaping and construction should begin in about a month and finish up by the end of the spring semester, Mitchell said.

View renderings of the future Olinde Career Center at lsureveille.com Contact Ben Wallace at bwallace@lsureveille.com Cox said. Knobloch said her friends and family helped make Saturday special. “My last experience in Tiger Stadium as a student was something I’ll never forget,” she said. Knobloch said she encourages freshmen to make big decisions and step outside their comfort zones, like she did. She said that can help make a large school seem a lot smaller. Contact Jacy Baggett at jbaggett@lsureveille.com


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Getting Defensive

Tigers’ defense becomes finishers

Turnovers, Loston’s pick-six seal victory for Tigers on Saturday

MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist

Trey Labat Sports Contributor

Multiple members of No. 8 LSU’s defense said the unit got its swagger back against Mississippi State, using turnovers to fuel a 37-17 victory. LSU’s defense gave up 351 yards, but clamped down in key situations to hold Mississippi State to only 17 points. “We don’t want to give up too many yards, too many points, but this is Southeastern Conference football,” said junior linebacker Lamin Barrow. “So you know we might bend a little bit but you never want to break and let them in the end zone.” LSU forced two turnovers — one fumble and one interception — and also forced the Bulldogs to turn over the ball after going for it on fourth down. The Tigers have forced 11 turnovers in the past four games. “Forcing turnovers is tradition here,” said junior linebacker Kevin Minter. “We work on it every day in practice.” The first turnover came on a second quarter fumble by Mississippi State freshman running back Derrick Milton. Milton bobbled a pitch by junior quarterback Tyler Russell while under pressure from junior defensive end Barkevious Mingo. “It was kind of a lucky play because he bobbled it,” Mingo said. “Then it bounced right up to me and bounced off of me.” Barrow recovered the ball and returned the it to the Mississippi State 21yard line. The recovery set LSU’s offense DEFENSE, see page 19

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LSU junior safety Craig Loston (6) intercepts a pass from MSU junior quarterback Tyler Russell during the Tigers’ 37-17 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

It’s a script the LSU defense knew all too well. Keeping the opponent out of the end zone in the fourth quarter had been a problem for it all season. What do LSU’s tussles against Alabama, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Florida and Towson all have in common? The Tigers allowed a fourth quarter touchdown in every one of those games. Towson punched it in twice in the final period when it visited Tiger Stadium Sept. 29. Call it a lack of focus or a fatigue issue. Whatever it was, it needed to be fixed. Allowing Alabama to march down the field in 43 seconds with relative ease to stun the Tiger Stadium faithful did not sit well with the members of the LSU defense. Maybe it was exactly the spark they needed to realize the fourth quarter should be a period they dominate. “I think ’Bama just struck a match,” said LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery after the Tigers 37-17 win. “Once we lit [it], now we just want to keep it going and get back to those old times how we used to be last year.” During the 2011 regular season, LSU gave up a fourth quarter touchdown in only three of its thirteen games. The punishment for opposing offenses didn’t stop until the LSU defense decided it was over. Saturday Night in Death FIGHTERS see page 19

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Tigers down Gauchos 77-63 Chandler Rome Sports Writer

It wasn’t always pretty and it had its share of dramatic tension, but the Johnny Jones era at LSU is off to a promising start. The former LSU point guard and assistant coach watched as his team used a late first half run to put away the young UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in a 77-63 win Friday night in the PMAC. Sophomore forward Johnny O’Bryant III dominated the opening minutes, bullying his

way over the undersized Gaucho post players. He poured in 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds before hobbling off the court with a strained calf. “The way that he played away from the basket and as explosive as he was, I thought he was on a tear,” Jones said, “[He] jumped up [and was] making plays, and he’s very capable of knocking down shots.” O’Bryant did not return to action after the injury, and missed practice Sunday. He is listed as day-to-day.

Down a leader on and off the court, the perimeter play stepped up for the Tigers (1-0). Sophomore point guard Anthony Hickey, senior transfer Charles Carmouche and freshman Malik Morgan combined for 32 points and five treys. Hickey, who was suspended for last Monday’s exhibition win against Arkansas-Monticello, chipped in six assists and seven steals while terrorizing the Gaucho wings all night. BASKETBALL, see page 15

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LSU senior forward Eddie Ludwig (13) drives toward the net on Friday in the Tigers’ 77-63 victory over the University of California, Santa Barbara in the PMAC.


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VOLLEYBALL

Monday, November 12, 2012

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Tigers have another Lady Tigers squeak out victory up-and-down weekend Tyler Nunez

Sports Contributor

Freshman Leak exploits Georgia Alex Cassara Sports Writer

This weekend provided the perfect summation of the LSU volleyball team’s season. It was another up-and-down go for the Tigers (12-14, 8-9 Southeastern Conference), as they defeated Georgia (13-13, 7-9 SEC) Friday, 3-1, on the back of true freshman right outside hitter Cati Leak before getting swept two days later by Missouri (18-9, 9-7 SEC). They’ve now gone 1-1 over the week seven times. “I couldn’t tell you really AUSTIN BENNETT/ The Daily Reveille why we didn’t show up to play,” said sophomore outside hitter Sophomore outside hitter Helen Boyle (8) spikes the ball on Nov. 4 during the Helen Boyle. The Tigers opened Friday’s Tigers’ 3-2 victory against Ole Miss. match exploiting Leak’s side of the court, which worked in her campus in Columbia, Boyle had statistical favor on a career-best 50 friends and family members scale; her 16 kills and .484 hit- watching. They chose Sunday to ting percentage was the best of wear purple, rather than Mizzou her few months as a Tiger. black, to go along with their gold. Leak also contributed 12 “It was new,” Boyle said of digs, along with five blocks, the familiar crowd. “I don’t usuwhich made for Leak’s first ally have them to play in front of, double-double since the season’s but it was interesting.” opening weekend. LSU notched a .103 hit“The defense ... gave [sopho- ting percentage with three team more setter] Malblocks and Mis‘It wasn’t the best. It souri orie [Pardo] posiearned tion to put us in marks of .374 and was a little shaky in 11.5, respectively. one-on-one situations, so definite- the beginning, but we Sunday’s statisly credit to them,” script was all didn’t play our best tical Leak said. flipped compared The team to Friday, when game.’ had been playthe Tigers outHelen Boyle ing together like played Georgia to sophomore outside hitter that recently, a .242 percentage with Sunday’s and 19 blocks. loss snapping its longest win“It wasn’t the best,” Boyle ning streak of the season at three said of her six-kill, four-error hitgames. Boyle said the team’s ting performance. “It was a little mentality was different on Sun- shaky at the beginning, but we all day but couldn’t put her finger on didn’t play our best game.” why that was. The Tigers will go on their “The disappointing thing final road trip of the year next I wish I could answer for them, weekend when they play at Floreven more than myself, is how ida and Tennessee before closing we play like we played on Friday out the regular season against Arand then turn around and not play kansas on Nov. 21 at the PMAC. with ... composure today,” said LSU coach Fran Flory. Whatever the mentality of the collective team, Leak said her Missouri-bred teammate was exContact Alex Cassara at cited to play to her home crowd. acassara@lsureveille.com; Hailing from Eureka, Mo., Twitter: @cassaraTDR about 115 miles west of Mizzou’s PURVEYOR OF FINE SANDWICHES, SOUPS, AND SALADS

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In a coaching matchup that pitted LSU’s Nikki Caldwell against former teammate Jody Adams, the Lady Tigers picked up a 72-70 victory against Wichita State in their season opener on Sunday. The game went back and forth, but despite only shooting 40 percent from the field to the Shockers’ (0-1) 48.1 percent, LSU (1-0) was able to get to the free-throw line 30 times and force 25 turnovers to sneak its way past Wichita State. LSU relied heavily on the experience of its upperclassmen, as junior guard Jeanne Kenney and senior guards Bianca Lutley and Adrienne Webb combined for 49 points. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first eight points and controlling much of the first half. But the Shockers gave LSU a scare, cutting its lead to one before halftime, and using an early secondhalf rally to take the upper hand. “I felt like coach Adams really had her team ready to come in here and win,” Caldwell said. “I thought they played extremely hard and came up with those hustle plays that can change the pace of a game.” Wichita State’s success can be heavily contributed to its bench players, who accounted for 35 points. The two squads traded punches for a good portion of the second half before Webb hit a three-point shot to put the Tigers up 65-61 with 2:28 left to play and give them the final edge. “I was wide open for that shot, and I knew I could hit it, so I decided

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LSU freshman guard Danielle Ballard (32) tries to steal the ball away from Wichita State senior guard Jasmine Jones (1) Sunday during the Tigers’ 72-70 victory.

to take it,” Webb said. Webb finished the game with 17 points. LSU junior forward Theresa Plaisance tallied a career-high 15 rebounds, a number not reached by a Lady Tiger since Kristen Morris picked up 16 against Green Bay in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Caldwell was pleased with the performance, but she joked that Plaisance gave herself some help, saying “They all were [off] her shots.” Lutley came out strong, scoring six of LSU’s first eight points. She went on to show her versatility on offense tallying a game-leading 19 points. All three of LSU’s freshmen saw their first action with varying results. LSU freshman guard Danielle Ballard saw the most playing time with 25 minutes, and though she was the cause of six turnovers,

she showed an upside by putting up nine points and accounting for three steals. “Danielle Ballard brought a very steady pace for us,” Caldwell said. “...You could see that she had a little toughness in her as the game went on, and I felt very comfortable playing her with our veteran squad.” Lady Tiger freshman forward Derreyal “Tank” Youngblood struggled in her premiere performance, picking up four fouls in four minutes of playing time. Caldwell said despite Youngblood’s struggles, she showed a positive side, primarily on defense. LSU freshman guard Anne Pederson went 1-3, earning two points in 12 minutes in the first half.

Contact Tyler Nunez at tnunez@lsureveille.com


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Monday, November 12, 2012

CROSS COUNTRY

FOOTBALL

Teams fail to make nationals

This week’s AP and BCS Polls

Spencer Hutchinson Sports Contributor

AP Rank/Team/Record/ Last BCS Rank/Team/ Last Week’s AP Week’s BCS 1. Oregon

10-0

2. Kansas State

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1. Kansas State

2

10-0

3
 2. Oregon 3

3. Notre Dame

10-0

4


3. Notre Dame

4

4. Alabama

9-1

1


4. Alabama

1

5. Georgia

9-1

5


5. Georgia

5

6. Ohio State

10-0

5


6. Florida

6

7. Florida

9-1

7


7. LSU

7

8. LSU

8-2

9

8. Texas A&M

15

9. Texas A&M

8-2

15


9. South Carolina 8

10. Florida State 9-1

8


10. Florida State 10

11. Clemson

9-1

10


11. Clemson

13

12. South Carolina 8-2

12


12. Oklahoma

12

13. Oklahoma

7-2

14


13. Stanford

14

14. Stanford

8-2

16


14. Nebraska

16

15. Oregon State 7-2

13


15. Texas

17

16. Nebraska

8-2

18


16. Oregon State 11

17. UCLA

8-2

17


17. UCLA

18

18. Texas

8-2

19


18. USC

19

19. Louisiana Tech 9-1

19


19. Louisville

9

20. Louisville

9-1

11


20. Louisiana Tech 20

21. USC

7-3

21


21. Michigan

NR

22. Rutgers

8-1

24


22. Rutgers

23

23. Michigan

7-3

NR


23. Texas Tech

22

24. Texas Tech

7-3

25


24. Oklahoma St. NR

25. Kent State

9-1

NR

25. Washington

NR

The LSU men’s and women’s cross country teams each ended their seasons Friday at the NCAA South Central Regional meet in Fayetteville, Ark., finishing in 18th and 8th place respectively. Both teams failed to place in the top-2 automatic qualifying spots for the NCAA Championships next week. LSU coach Mark Elliott hoped the Lady Tigers would finish in the top-3 teams, but after junior Natoya Goule was forced to withdraw from the race with back issues, the Lady Tigers stood little chance to meet his goal, Elliott said. Senior Laura Carleton, the Lady Tigers’ top performer all season, was

hoping to continue her season by qualifying as an individual runner for next week’s NCAA Championships. But Carleton was unable to land one of the qualifying positions, finishing in 20th place. Overall, the women had one of the best seasons in his tenure, Elliott said. “We had a decent shot at making it to nationals as a team, and Laura had a great shot, but it just didn’t work out,” Elliott said. The men were led by sophomore Phillip Primeaux with an 82nd place finish. Friday was Primeaux’s first finish as the Tigers’ top runner, setting a personal best time of 33:31.29 in the 10k race. Senior Roger Cooke, who had

finished as the Tigers’ top finisher in every other race this season, was the Tigers’ second finisher, posting a 94th place finish. Elliott said Primeaux’s performance is a sign of things to come with the youth of the Tigers’ team. Cooke is the lone graduating senior on the team, and Elliott said he hopes to have a more experienced team returning next season. “When all is said and done, the guys had a decent season considering what we came to the table with,” Elliott said. “Hopefully next year they will continue to get better and we can pull better results as we go along.” Contact Spencer Hutchinson at shutchinson@lsureveille.com


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NFL

Monday, November 12, 2012

Saints end Falcons’ unbeaten run with 31-27 victory Brett Martel The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Of all the teams to end the Atlanta Falcons' unbeaten run, it had to be their resurgent rivals the New Orleans Saints in a game filled with drama until the end. Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback Jabari Greer made a diving, touchdown-saving pass breakup on a late fourth-down play, and New Orleans held on to hand the Falcons their first loss, 31-27 on Sunday. Graham and his Atlanta counterpart, veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez, were both superb in a game that showcased all the intensity and momentum changes one would expect from one of the NFL's most passionate and longstanding rivalries. Gonzalez finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores for Atlanta (8-1), and in the process became the first tight end to catch 100 touchdown passes. Brees threw for 298 yards and three TDs as the Saints (4-5) won for the fourth time in five games, keeping alive hope of getting back into the wild-card race after an 0-4 start. It was also New Orleans' 11th win in 13 games against Atlanta since Brees joined the Saints in 2006. Matt Ryan was 34 of 52 for 411 yards and three touchdowns with one interception, and the game was there for him to win when his 9-yard pass to Harry Douglas gave Atlanta a second-and-goal at the 1. But Ryan could not connect on a second-down pass for Gonzalez, the Saints stuffed Michael Turner for a 1-yard loss on third down, and then Greer broke up Ryan's pass over the middle for White. After three conservative run calls from their 2, the Saints still had to punt the ball back to Atlanta with about 40 seconds left. But the Falcons' hopes were extinguished soon after when Gonzalez could not handle a fourth-down throw in

tight coverage along the sideline. Although the Saints' defense came in allowing a league-worst 176.5 yards rushing per game, it held Atlanta to 46 yards on the ground. By contrast, New Orleans rushed for 148 yards, highlighted by Chris Ivory's career-long 56yard scoring run that gave the Saints a spark after Atlanta had raced to a 10-0 lead. Ivory used a hesitation move to get to the corner past Asante Samuel, broke a tackle by Thomas DeCoud, kept his balance, cut back and then stiff-armed Dunta Robinson before trotting into the end zone. The Saints led by as much as 28-17 on Brees' scoring strike to Marques Colston. Colston's TD was the 55th of his career, tying Deuce McAllister for first in that category in Saints history. The touchdown capped an 81-yard drive that started with rookie Corey White's interception and was highlighted by Lance Moore's diving one-handed catch for a 29-yard gain to the Atlanta 32.

The Falcons chipped away, pulling to 28-27 on Gonzalez's second TD and Matt Bryant's short field goal after New Orleans' second red zone stand of the game. New Orleans then briefly interrupted Atlanta's momentum when Graham's 46-yard catch set up Garrett Hartley's 31-yard field goal to make it 31-27. Atlanta went 80 yards in seven plays on its first drive of the game, highlighted by White's 49-yard reception to the New Orleans 1. That set up an easy TD toss to eligible offensive tackle Mike Johnson. Brees then underthrew Colston on an apparent miscommunication and Samuel made a diving interception and returned it to the Saints 12. However, Samuel taunted fans afterward, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that moved the Falcons back to the 27. The Saints forced a field goal that made it 10-0. New Orleans vaulted into the lead with touchdowns on two straight possessions, the first on Ivory's long run and the second on Brees' first TD connection with

BILL HABER / The Associated Press

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) is tripped by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson in the second half of their matchup Sunday.

How athletes manage and the

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Graham from 29 yards. The Falcons pulled back in front on Gonzalez's 1-yard TD catch, capping a drive on which Atlanta converted three times on third down — all on Gonzalez catches. Then Graham, who like Gonzalez is a big tight end with a basketball background, helped New Orleans go back in front before

halftime, making three catches for 47 yards, the last a 14-yard TD to make it 21-17 at halftime.

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Monday, November 12, 2012 BASKETBALL, from page 11 “If one person goes down, everyone else has to step up,” Hickey said. “We struggled a little bit when [O’Bryant] went down on the offensive and defensive rebounds, but we all came together as a team.” Trailing by as much as seven in the first half, LSU used an 112 run over the last four minutes of the first half, punctuated by a Morgan tip-in over two defenders, to bring a 41-32 lead into the break. The lead would stretch to as many as 21 in the second half as the Tigers found their stroke from the outside and converted 23 Gaucho turnovers into fast break buckets. “I think we caught on to how [UCSB] was running their offense,” Carmouche said. “We started jumping the passing lanes and running the break. We are pretty good when we are running the break.” Jones praised his players’ effort in his first game leading his alma mater and said the entire experience evoked memories of days past. “[I was] just really filled with emotions from playing days and just going full-circle to remember my mom and dad being at games here as a freshman,” Jones said. “I’m so glad we were able to get it behind us.”

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No. 7 Florida scores twice late to beat ULL Mark Long The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida players jumped around on the sideline, then rushed the field in celebration. It was more like a collective sigh of relief. The seventh-ranked Gators staved off the biggest upset in school history Saturday, but couldn’t get the help needed to win the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division. Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining, capping the comeback and giving Florida a 27-20 victory against Louisiana-Lafayette. “I’m speechless,” said Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, who blocked the kick. “I’ve never seen a game end like that. We overcome adversity. That’s what we do.” The Gators (9-1) needed Auburn to upset Georgia later in the day, but the Bulldogs won 38-0 and clinched a spot in the league title game. No one, though, was thinking about that game late in this one. Florida did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious trouble when quarterback Jeff Driskel left the game with a sprained right ankle. The Ragin’ Cajuns (5-4) led 17-13 in the third quarter after Alonzo Harris’ 2-yard run and a blocked punt for a touchdown on the ensuing drive. Brett Baer’s

22-yard field goal — a huge stand for Florida’s defense — made it 20-13 early in the fourth. But Florida backup Jacoby Brissett rallied the Gators. After a shaky start that included two sacks and a near interception in his first four throws, Brissett found tight end Jordan Reed down the middle for a 39-yard gain and then hit Quinton Dunbar for 3-yard score with 1:42 remaining. “It’s difficult to come in during the middle of a series for a quarterback,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said. “I think he did a fantastic job.” ULL was content to run out the clock and play for overtime. Purifoy had other thoughts. One of Florida’s fastest players, Purifoy sprinted off the edge and got his right hand on Baer’s punt as the final few seconds ticked off the clock. Jenkins picked up the deflection and went untouched the other way. Florida players and coaches erupted on the sideline, knowing the significance of the situation. “Anytime you see the seventh-ranked team in the country storm the field like they won the Super Bowl to beat you, you know you’re doing some good things,” ULL coach Mark Hudspeth said. But players questioned Hudspeth’s late-game decisions. With the game tied at 20 and 1:40 remaining, the Rajin’ Cajuns ran three times before the fateful punt. “There is a lot of pain in the

locker room because we knew that we had that game in our hands and we let it slip away,” ULL receiver Bradley Brown said. “The thing that we didn’t understand was why we didn’t go for it with a minute and 40 seconds left on the clock because we are a twominute team.” The Gators were coming off eight consecutive games against SEC foes and were supposed to get a break against a middle-ofthe-pack team from the Sun Belt Conference. Louisiana-Lafayette was a 27-point underdog, was paid $950,000 to be Florida’s homecoming opponent and hadn’t beaten a ranked team in 16 years. That didn’t matter at Florida Field, where the Ragin’ Cajuns played smart and waited for the Gators to self-destruct. Florida was flagged 10 times for 79 yards, including two costly ones on ULL’s lone touchdown drive. Lerentee McCray was penalized for being off side on a third-down play that likely would have forced a punt, and Purifoy was called pass interference on another third-down pass. “As a player you’ve got to look in the mirror and realize you’ve got to be smarter than that,” Muschamp said. Those came on the heels on Clay Burton’s dropped pass in the end zone early in the third. Reed got the ball on an end around and floated it to the sideline, but Burton couldn’t haul it in, and Florida settled for a field goal and a 13-3 lead.

The lead seemed safe considering it was about how Florida has played all season. The Gators had 158 yards and nine first downs at halftime, and most of those came on a late drive just before the break. Driskel found Trey Burton all alone for a 2-yard score with 7 seconds left, capping an 85-yard drive. Driskel completed 13 of 16 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. He added 76 yards rushing and was sacked three times. Brissett was 6 of 8 passing for 64 yards, with a TD. He was sacked twice. “That’s what you dream about, no matter who it’s against,” Brissett said. “I had to make sure when I got my chance that I didn’t make a fool of myself. I came out and did what I had to do.” Mike Gillislee had with 45 yards rushing, his fifth consecutive game of less than 80. The Gators finished with 311 yards against the 89th-ranked defense in the county, a unit that allowed 65 points against Oklahoma State in September. But this game will be remembered for Purifoy’s block and Jenkins’ return. “To win the game in that fashion certainly is credited to our character and our kids,” Muschamp said.

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Grand New Party Post-election GOP needs introspection, moderation BUT HE MEANS WELL GORDON BRILLON Columnist That was fun, wasn’t it? It was another tedious election cycle with lots of nasty words thrown around, and now we’re back where we started. The president and Senate are Democratic; the House is Republican. So for the next four years, I’m prepared for more of the same – slow but steady economic recovery, constant bickering between the two sides and a whole lot of people telling us everything is much more grave and important than it seems. As a liberal, I’m optimistic that the President may be less restrained with his own liberal ideas now that he doesn’t have to worry about re-election. But what interests me is the position the Republican Party finds itself in. Governor Mitt Romney won the nomination by appealing to hardcore conservatives and came damn close to the presidency by pandering to moderates. Being so blatantly inauthentic is never a good thing for a candidate, but Romney’s strategy highlights the catch-22 Republicans now face on a national scale: They have grown increasingly reliant on the far-right base since the Reagan years, but that base is now shrinking as a demographic. This problem came to a head this election season, and it will have to be addressed sooner rather than later if the party doesn’t want to go

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the way of the Whigs and Know Nothings. The Republicans’ dedication to winning the far-right crystallized this year in the form of the national dialogue — if you can call it that — about abortion and exemptions in cases of rape and incest. Candidate after candidate was mocked by the media and ostracized by his or her own party after offering comments ranging from “controversial and possibly offensive” to “someone should probably lock this guy up.” Representative Todd Akin of

Missouri and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock were just two of the Republican luminaries who lost in traditionally red states because of their backwards views on a particularly emotional topic. Republicans need to understand that the majority of Americans no longer agree with their more extreme views, and that trend is just going to get stronger. As it stands, Republicans depend heavily on white, male and older voters. This itself is not a problem. The Republican problem is that the policies used to attract these voters are repellent to voters in

other demographics. Taking hardline stances on immigration and welfare may appease the base, but it resulted in 80 percent of minority voters choosing President Obama. This trend is only going to snowball from here. Pew Research Center projects that over the next few decades, nearly all population growth will come from immigration and the children of immigrants. By 2050, it predicts whites will be a minority. If the Republican Party hasn’t adjusted by then, well, they’re up

from being underrepresented, it just makes a few counties in Ohio and Florida incredibly important. Literally the entire nation comes down to the votes of citizens representing less than 0.01 percent of the total population.” - john

worthless. This new mathematical model developed in 2008 will be used by Democrats well into the future, unless someone stops them. Mrs clinton is getting ready, and after her Beau Biden.” - nycnikato

more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps. There would no longer be a handful of ‘battleground’ states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 80% of the states that now are just ‘spectators’ and ignored after the conventions. When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes‚Äì enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC. The presidential election

“You’re on the right track but it is actually much, much worse than that. From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, as the percentage of the white vote decreases over time, and as long as the Democrats can provide a candidate who appeals to these new emerging majorities, the entire electoral college becomes

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diversity creek without a token black friend. So what can Republicans do? I’d say the ideological basis of the party is economics. Most Republicans agree with some form of a supply-side model and have a general distaste for welfare programs. I don’t agree with them, but to moderate or liberal eyes, Republican economics are much less hateful than their stances on, say, birth control or immigration. Representative Paul Ryan, despite being a black hole of charisma, was relatively popular because of his idealism and competence when it came to economic issues. Republicans need more politicians like him – savvy, able-minded candidates who aren’t going to scare away voters with thinly-veiled bigotry. I have a hunch Jon Huntsman, the former ambassador to China, will have a large role to play in future Republican plans. After the results came in, Bill O’Reilly melted down on Fox News. “Obama wins because this is not a traditional America anymore. The white establishment is the minority,” he said. And he was right. America is changing, and if the Republican Party can’t keep up, it will be left behind. Gordon Brillon is a 19-year-old Mass Communication sophomore from Lincoln, R.I. Contact Gordon Brillon at gbrillon@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_gbrillon system that we have today was not designed, anticipated, or favored by the Founding Fathers but, instead, is the product of decades of evolutionary change precipitated by the emergence of political parties and enactment by 48 states of winner-take-all laws, not mentioned, much less endorsed, in the Constitution.” - kohler Contact The Daily Reveille’s opinion staff at opinion@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_opinion

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Republicans need to change platform to succeed Drop: Tea Party associations — but don’t forget the frustrations that generated it. Increasingly unpopular tax cuts on wealthy Americans. Plans to change Medicare to a voucher program. Moral legislation, such as positions on same-sex marriage and contraception. The War on Drugs.

Adopt: The DREAM Act, which allows illegal aliens who immigrated as minors to gain citizenship through a high school diploma and five years’ residence. A secularized platform. Libertarian sentiments to take advantage of their growing voting bloc. More moderate candidates, such as former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / The Associated Press

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks Wednesday about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress at the Capitol in Washington. Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution, but only under what he calls “the right conditions.”

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PETA organization filled with hypocrisy, terror Tactics display PETA’s true face THE DAMN HAMM TAYLOR HAMMONS Columnist You might have noticed an inflatable barn outside the Student Union last week. Meet PETA, otherwise known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – but you can just call them People for Extortion, Terror and Abuse. I’m sure you’re familiar with PETA’s Disney-like hopes of a cruelty-free world, but I’m here to introduce you to an organization the United States Department of Agriculture classifies as a terrorist threat. PETA is now the largest animal rights organization in the world. They focus on areas where “animals suffer the most intensely,” which, according to peta.org, are “on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories and in the entertainment industry.” Their goal is complete animal liberation, so saving human lives with medicine that was developed

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using animal research is a big nono – unless you’re a member. Mary Beth Sweetland, PETA’s senior vice president, is a diabetic, and each day she must inject herself with insulin that was developed through animal testing using dogs.

There’s nothing hypocritical about that, right? “I don’t see myself as a hypocrite,” Sweetland said in Glamour magazine. “I need my life to fight for the rights of animals.” I’m willing to bet she plays Angry Birds, too.

While PETA does not condone violence, its tax returns tell a different story. And because it’s a taxexempt organization, their returns are public record. Rodney Coronado, proud animal rights arsonist and influential member of the Animal Liberation Front, received more than $70,000 from PETA in 1995 – the same year Coronado admitted in court to the arson of the Michigan State University research laboratory and spent 57 months in federal prison. In the government sentencing memorandum, the U.S. attorney wrote that there was evidence Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of PETA, was connected to the crime. In a 2002 speech, Coronado admitted to commiting six other arsons. He might be most famous, though, for his thorough illustration to American University students in 2003 on how to build a firebomb using only household items. Coronado isn’t the only lunatic PETA endorses to recruit the naïve. Gary Yourofsky, one of PETA’s national lecturers, has been arrested more than a dozen times for animal rights crimes, but he says it was for “random acts of kindness.” He also champions the ALF with a tattoo on his arm. The FBI

classifies the ALF as America’s most dangerous domestic terrorist organization. However, PETA keeps its stance as a non-violent organization — apparently, the more it grows, the more disillusioned its supporters are. And protesting outside of animal shelters is common among the PETA community. Better hold tight for this one. “Since 1998, a total of 27,751 pets have died at the hands of PETA workers,” according to consumerfreedom.com. “A 2010 inspection of 290 PETA animal custody records performed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services discovered that PETA killed 84 percent of the animals it took control of within only 24 hours.” The inspection also revealed the condition of the organization’s animal shelter was below the standards established by the organization itself. Great organizations that fight for animal rights exist in nonviolent, non-hypocritical ways by not burning down a restaurant just because they don’t like the menu. PETA is not one of them. Contact Taylor Hammons at thammons@lsureveille.com; Twitter: @TDR_thammons


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Valley looked a lot like last season. The Tigers built a 30-17 lead late in the third quarter when junior fullback J.C. Copeland bulldozed into the end zone from a yard out. It should have been the moment when I sat back and watched LSU power to victory. Instead, I couldn’t help think in the back of my mind about how well the opposition has driven the ball against LSU in the final 15 minutes of games. Thankfully, Montgomery, junior defensive end Barkevious Mingo and junior safety Craig Loston made me forget all about a Mississippi State comeback. LSU’s defense gave up 164 fourth-quarter yards. It wasn’t a perfect performance. It made plays when it needed to. Bend but not break has never looked so good. Both visits inside the twenty for the Bulldogs didn’t turn out how they expected. Mississippi State’s first redzone attempt resulted in quarterback Tyler Russell being thrown to the turf by Montgomery on third down and Mingo did the same on fourth. The Bulldogs didn’t have anything to show for a once-promising 10-play, 67-yard drive. Once Mississippi State started throwing heavily, it played right into the hands of two of the best pass-rushers in the country. “We mixed up a little bit of the stunts and let [Mingo and Montgomery] do what they do,” junior linebacker Kevin Minter said.

page 19 interceptions on the season have come during that time. up for a touchdown drive to take “He’s definitely been showthe lead, a lead LSU didn’t give ing up to play the past couple of up for the rest of the game. weeks, laying the wood down “We needed a little spark. like we like to see,” said junior I wouldn’t say safety Eric Reid. we were back on ‘So you know we might “He got the pickour heels, but we so I’m kind bend a little, but you six hadn’t found our of jealous of him, rhythm yet,” Bar- never want to break.’ but I’ll try and get row said. “Once one some day.” we did we just The pickLamin Barrow kept clicking and six was the first junior linebacker kept rolling.” touchdown the The interception by junior defense has scored since week safety Craig Loston was the big- three against Idaho. With two gest play of Loston’s career as he games left to go the unit has took the ball 100-yards to seal already matched its defensive the victory for the Tigers in the touchdown total from all of last fourth quarter. year. “That was just a huge play,” After last week’s let down Barrow said. “It felt really good against Alabama on the final for the defense to put a statement drive, LSU’s defense was able on the win like that … it’s a great to put a statement on the Missisconfidence boost for the defense sippie State game by effectively to finish strong.” ending the contest on the interIn a game in which LSU ception. was attempting to redeem its “Two-minute defense is season after the crushing loss to something the coaching staff reAlabama, Loston got a little re- ally stressed this week,” Barrow demption of his own after miss- said. “We had a few nice plays, ing chunks of the previous two but the [Loston] interception reseasons due to injury. ally sealed the victory for us.” “Craig was one of the best players in the nation [in high school],” Barrow said. “It’s good to see a guy who works so hard finally see the fruits of his labor, I couldn’t be happier for him.” Loston’s play has improved throughout the season. He has Contact Trey Labat at recorded 24 tackles over the tlabat@lsureveille.com past four games, and both of his

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LSU freshman cornerback Jalen Collins (32) and teammate junior linebacker Kevin Minter bring down MSU senior wide receiver Chris Smith (8) on Saturday.

“There’s a reason why they’re the top defensive ends in the country.” Then Loston put the nail in the coffin by picking off Russell at the goal line on the Bulldogs’ last redzone trip and running it back 100 yards into the end zone to put the game away for good. Who cares if there are only two games left on the Tigers’ 2012 slate? Discovering a defensive identity now is better than not finding one at all. Montgomery, Mingo and the rest of the defense have bought into the old adage — it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. “Just to put a cap on something to end it feels great as

a team,” Montgomery said. “It means you’re coming full circle now. We used to be fighters, and now we’re finishers.” No national championship aspirations, no problem. The fourth quarter alone shows me LSU wants to finish the season strong. And that’s all you can ask for. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma.

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