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Tyler Nunez LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill was arrested and charged with simple battery early Saturday morning after an incident at Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland. Hill, 20, is already on probation after pleading guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Several media outlets have reported that if convicted, Hill would be in violation of his probation. According to reports, a witness made a video recording of the incident on his mobile phone and shared it with the police. The video reportedly shows a man who appears to be Hill and another unidentiﬁed suspect striking the victim multiple times and knocking him to the ground. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Saturday that LSU coach Les Miles was in New York for the NFL Draft and was unavailable for comment. Hill was LSU’s leading rusher in 2012 with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman. Former LSU cornerback Tharold Simon also ran into trouble recently when he was arrested Thursday night and charged with public intimidation, resisting arrest and unnecessary noise in his hometown of Eunice. Simon’s vehicle was reportedly blocking a street when a police ofﬁcer asked him to move it. Simon reportedly told the ofﬁcer, “I own Eunice” and said, “I’m going to buy these projects, and you are going to be mine.” Simon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, has disputed police accounts and said the police overreacted. Despite the arrest, Simon was selected in the ﬁfth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, with the Seattle Seahawks taking him with the 138th overall pick.
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First weekend of Jazz Fest draws diverse artists, crowds KACE IN POINT KACI YODER Entertainment Writer With sensational performances, greasy food and a lot of history, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicked off this weekend. In its 43rd year, Jazz Fest is older than at least half the people who pack its grounds, but it offers “les bon temps” for every kind of person imaginable. This weekend proved in living color that the festival has evolved into much more than a showcase of New Orleans culture. Under the sound of music, countless different accents and languages ﬁlled the air. Londoners rubbing sunscreen on each others’ backs, Minnesotans who don’t know how to pronounce “boudin,” Brazilians trading stories in Portuguese — all of them turned up to get a taste of Louisiana. Like the thousands of out-oftown attendees, many of the acts came down from all over the country to celebrate Louisiana heritage. Indie favorites like Seattle’s Band of Horses and Chicago’s Andrew Bird may have seemed out of place,
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Gary Clark Jr. [top], John Mayer [middle] and Band of Horses [bottom left] play Friday, and a dancer [bottom right] performs the Apache Rainbow Dance as part of the Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
but both acts drew inspiration from New Orleans. Bird’s violin called back to the zydeco bands that took the Fais Do-Do Stage before him, while Band of Horses brought its folk game down to the swamp. The biggest headliners got in on the action, too. John Mayer closed out Friday under cloudy
skies with a relaxed set that still packed enough blues to make the great New Orleans blues-guitarists of history proud. Performing with JAZZ, see page 19
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Danos ‘confident’ decision will reverse Alyson Gaharan Staff Writer
Board of Supervisors Chairman Hank Danos said in a statement Friday he is conﬁdent Judge Janice Clark’s ruling that the Board must “immediately produce” the names of the people considered for the University presidency will be overturned following the Board’s appeal. Clark ordered the Board to produce the names of more than 30 candidates considered by the Presidential Search Committee shortly after the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and The Advocate’s ﬁrst hearing Thursday. “LSU is disappointed in the ruling but conﬁdent the decision will be reversed on appeal,” Danos said in the statement. “The ruling orders LSU to do something that is not possible — to produce records not in LSU’s custody or control.” Danos insisted the Board conducted the presidential search “in accordance with a 2006 statute that requires public disclosure when a candidate becomes an actual ‘applicant.’” “In addition, some press reports that the judge ruled the search was conducted illegally are ﬂatly wrong,” Danos said in the statement. “The judge ruled that certain information must be disclosed, not that the search was conducted illegally.” The Daily Reveille Editor in Chief Andrea Gallo, who also ﬁled suit against the University, said Clark’s ruling strengthens her case, which will be heard Tuesday by Judge Timothy Kelley. “What happened Thursday with The Times-Picayune and COURT, see page 19
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INTERNATIONAL Advocates of liberation theology: Francis can fix church ‘in ruins’ BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A new pope from Latin America known for ministering to the poor in his country’s slums is raising the hopes of advocates of liberation theology, whose leftist social activism had alarmed previous pontiffs. Prominent liberation theologian Leonardo Boff said Pope Francis has what it takes to ﬁx a church “in ruins” and shares his movement’s commitment to building a church for the world’s poor. “With this pope, a Jesuit and a pope from the Third World, we can breathe happiness,” Boff said. Iraq suspends Al-Jazeera and nine TV channels for escalating tension BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities suspended the operating licenses of pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. The move signaled the Shiite-led government’s mounting worries over deteriorating security amid Sunni unrest and clashes that have left more than 180 people dead. The suspensions, which took effect immediately, appeared to target mainly Sunni channels known for criticizing Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik’s government.
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Liberation theologist Leonardo Boff, of Brazil, speaks Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Boff says Pope Francis has what it takes to fix a church “in ruins.”
Dutch cyberattack suspect had ‘bunker’ and van in northeast Spain MADRID (AP) — A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, ofﬁcials said Sunday. The suspect traveled in Spain using his van “as a mobile computing ofﬁce, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies,” an Interior Ministry statement said. Agents arrested him Thursday in the city of Granollers.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now ﬁnds himself on the wrong side of the border — and the wrong side of a proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system that would grant legal status to millions of people. Gonzalez was deported to Tijuana, Mexico, from Santa Barbara in December, one of nearly 2 million removals from the United States since Barack Obama was ﬁrst elected president.
COVINGTON (AP) — Covington turned out to help clean up a Catholic school where vandals spraypainted and daubed grafﬁti. Brother Ray Bulliard, president and principal of St. Paul’s School, told The Times-Picayune the cafeteria, chapel, baseball stadium, Founder’s Circle, main building and religious statues were painted Friday night. Bulliard says much of the grafﬁti was anti-Christian, antiSemitic, pro-satanic and obscene. Covington police say that with help from about 60 residents, all the grafﬁti had been removed by 2 p.m. Saturday.
Bombing shifts Massachusetts Senate race before primaries BOSTON (AP) — Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren’t excited about the looming special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry. But in the days after bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon’s crowded streets, politics were all but forgotten as authorities launched an unprecedented manhunt and a region grappled with terror. “There are things that are more important than campaigning, and that horriﬁc event was clearly one of them,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey.
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A new front for gun background checks: a winning ballot initiative OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters. While advocates generally prefer that new gun laws be passed through the legislative process, especially at the national level, they are also concerned about how much sway the National Riﬂe Association has with lawmakers.
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Students who eat breakfast on campus can now hit snooze one more time thanks to the new Tapingo app released by LSU Dining. The app, which has had a soft opening over the past two weeks, allows students to order food from Jamba Juice, Papa John’s and soon Einstein Bros Bagels via their iPhone or Android device. Instead of waiting in line to order, pay and wait for the food to be prepared, the app allows students to order with Tiger Cash or Paw Points on their way to the location and have their order waiting for them when they arrive. The Tapingo app is used by universities around the country, and Resident District Manager of Chartwells David Heidke said it was worth testing out at LSU. The free app allows students to look through all the available locations on campus and their complete menus. If a student is having trouble finding a location, a map feature may help guide them. A feedback feature is also available so that they students can send an email with their concerns. Director of Retail Development for Auxiliary Services Stephen Barr said the app is ideal for students on a tight schedule.
“Say you’re coming out of your class in the Quad. By the time you walk to the Union your order is ready,” Barr said. Geology freshman Catherine Hudson agreed that Tapingo would work well if she was on a tight schedule. “If I had to go to a meeting or a class then I would definitely use it,” she said. Physics freshman Kevin Brown said the new app would beat out calling Papa John’s to have a particular pizza made and also help expedite his smoothie cravings. “I could see how it would be useful because [Jamba Juice] takes the longest out of anything in the Union,” Brown said. Barr said he would like to kick Tapingo off full speed in the fall semester. He is currently working to get an idea of how the flow of the app works in an effort to “get all the bugs and all the kinks out.” “I order my oatmeal every morning just to make sure it works,” he said. Barr said students will possibly be able to use credit cards on the app next fall, and there is potential for more dining options.
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Three juveniles were arrested Saturday night for armed robbery after taking a student’s phone and wallet near the Greek Amphitheatre, according to LSU Police Department Spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde. The victim called LSUPD around 10 p.m. and said three people approached him with a gun, took his wallet and phone and fled toward State Street, Lalonde said. LSUPD was able to locate the two 15-year-olds and one 16-yearold on Highland Road near Grant Street, Lalonde said. LSUPD sent out an emergency text message and email after the report and followed it up after the suspects were arrested. The suspects were booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center, Lalonde said. screenshot of TAPINGO
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University alumni that run or lead successful and growing businesses were recognized at the Third Annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses Awards Luncheon on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. Businesses submitted financial information to Postlethwaite & Netterville, an independent accounting firm for the LSU 100 that compiled the data and ranked the businesses based on growth from 2009 to 2011, said director of the LSU 100 and Director of Development at the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Lisa O’Beirne. Cordina New Orleans Cocktails, a New Orleans-based company that sells pre-mixed cocktails in retail stores, took the No. 1 spot on the list this year, said co-founder of Cordina Craig Cordes. The LSU 100 is hosted by the University Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, and it celebrates the success of the businesses in the spirit of entrepreneurship at the University, O’Beirne said. According to O’Beirne, businesses that participate in the LSU 100 vary from engineering backgrounds to art and design. “This is arguably the largest non-athletic event that impacts every college on campus,” she said. Aside from recognizing the alumni-run businesses, O’Beirne said the LSU 100 also allows students and future entrepreneurs to learn from the successes of the participants. Cordes said when he entered his business into the LSU 100 he thought a top 60 finish was attainable but didn’t expect to get first. “It was actually pretty humbling — there were a lot of big names on [the list],” he said. Cordes said running a business isn’t like your typical 9-to-5 desk job, and every day has a new issue that needs to be resolved. It’s that reason that made winning first place in the LSU 100 validate all the hard work and effort he has put in over the years, he said. Cordes said he will participate in the LSU 100 again next year and expects Cordina to perform well. Cordina recently began shipping products internationally, and Cordes said he expects the business to continue to grow at a fast rate as a result. O’Beirne said businesses will be able to register for the next LSU 100 beginning Oct. 1, 2014, and the top 100 will be revealed that same month. Contact Jonathan Olivier at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Calder Randolph [top] holds chicks on his arm, while two girls [bottom] look at a spider Saturday during AgMagic, an interactive and educational tour for school groups, at the John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum.
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Festival International artists highlight diverse culture
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[Top left] The 2013 Festival International de Louisiane in Downtown Lafayette began Wednesday and ended Sunday. The festival began in 1986 to celebrate the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana. Nora Patterson of Royal Teeth [top middle], Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole [top right] and Québécois musician Sunny Duval [bottom right] perform, and Shabazz plays the djembe drum [bottom left] Saturday at the festival.
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Mississippi man charged in suspicious letters case Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The arrest of a 41-year-old Mississippi martial arts instructor in a case of poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others capped a week in which investigators initially zeroed in on a rival of James Everett Dutschke, then decided they had the wrong man. Federal authorities arrested Dutschke early Saturday at his home in Tupelo. He was charged with “knowingly developing, producing, stockpiling, transferring, acquiring, retaining and possessing a biological agent, toxin and delivery system, for use as a weapon, to wit: ricin.” U.S. attorney Felicia Adams and Daniel McMullen, the FBI agent in charge in Mississippi, made the announcement in a news release. Dutschke is expected to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Oxford. Authorities said the hunt for a suspect revealed tie after small-town tie between the two men being investigated and the 80-year-old county judge who, along with Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, was among the targets of the letters. Dutschke’s house, business and vehicles in Tupelo were searched earlier in the week, often by crews in hazardous materials suits. He also had come under surveillance. Dutschke’s attorney, Lori Nail Basham, said she had no comment. Earlier this week she said that Dutschke was cooperating fully with investigators and Dutschke has insisted he had nothing to do with the letters. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. Dutschke already had legal problems. Earlier this month, he pleaded not guilty in state court to two child molestation charges involving three girls younger than 16. He also was appealing a conviction on a different charge of indecent exposure. He told The Associated Press earlier this week that his lawyer told him not to comment on those cases. The letters, which tests showed were tainted with ricin, were sent April 8 to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland. Wicker spokesman Ryan Taylor said because the investigation was ongoing, the senator couldn’t comment.
Charges in the case had initially been filed against a 45-yearold Elvis impersonator, Paul Kevin Curtis, and then dropped. Curtis was arrested on April 17 at his Corinth, Miss., home, but the charges were dropped six days later. Curtis, who says he was framed, was released from jail. The focus then turned to Dutschke, who has ties to the former suspect, the judge and the senator. Earlier in the week, as investigators searched his primary residence in Tupelo, Dutschke told AP: “I don’t know how much more of this I can take.” “I’m a patriotic American. I don’t have any grudges against anybody. ... I did not send the letters,” Dutschke said. Curtis’ attorney, Christi McCoy, said Saturday: “We are relieved but also saddened. This crime is nothing short of diabolical. I have seen a lot of meanness in the past two decades, but this stops me in my tracks.” Some of the language in the letters was similar to posts on Curtis’ Facebook page, and they were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.” Curtis’ signoff online was often similar. Dutschke and Curtis were acquainted. Curtis said they had talked about possibly publishing a book on a conspiracy that Curtis insists he has uncovered to sell body parts on a black market. But he said they later had a feud. Curtis’ attorneys have said they believe their client was set up. An FBI agent testified that no evidence of ricin was found in searches of Curtis’ home. Curtis attorney Hal Neilson said the defense gave authorities a list of people who may have had a reason to hurt Curtis and Dutschke came up. Judge Holland also is a common link between the two men and both know Wicker. Holland was the presiding judge in a 2004 case in which Curtis was accused of assaulting a Tupelo attorney a year earlier. Holland sentenced him to six months in the county jail. He served only part of the sentence, according to his brother. And Holland’s family has had political skirmishes with Dutschke. Her son, Steve Holland, a Democratic state representative, said he thinks his mother’s only other encounter with Dutschke was at a rally in the town of Verona in 2007, when Dutschke ran as a Republican against Steve Holland.
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Holland said his mother confronted Dutschke after he made a derogatory speech about the Holland family. She demanded that he apologize, which Holland says he did. On Saturday, Steve Holland said he can’t say for certain that Dutschke is the person who sent the letter to his mother but added, “I feel confident the FBI knows what they are doing.” Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @TDR_news
Everett Dutschke stands in the street near his home Tuesday in Tupelo, Miss., and waits for the FBI to arrive and search his home in connection with the sending of poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and others. THOMAS WELLS / The Associated Press
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Friday performances at the 43rd annual News Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival included John Mayer ; Big Chief David Montana , who performed with Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra; and Band of Horses . The festival continued to roll through the weekend with performances by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk , Zena Moses and Rue Fiya , Andrew Bird , Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers  and Magary Lord of Bahia-Brazil  on Saturday at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
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City-parish gets involved in projects Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez Staff Writer
This weekend Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s office partnered with a nonprofit to improve neighborhoods and the lives of several Baton Rouge citizens during National Rebuild Weekend. The city-parish teamed up Friday with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, a nonprofit organization that builds and improves homes of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. The team donated about $3,000 in part of the Community Development Block Grant for construction supplies. The supplies went toward remodeling Baton Rouge resident Karilyn Morris’ home. Julie Baxter, board member for Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge, said the project began in 2004 and conducts about 20 different projects throughout the year for low-income senior citizens and veterans. Baxter said the organization aims to not only improve homes but also neighborhoods that are meaningful to Baton Rouge citizens. “These are the neighborhoods that help us keep up with our city,” Baxter said. “Neighborhoods that people really value.” Coordinator for this weekend’s projects Chris Andrews stated in a news release that Morris has always lived in the same house in her neighborhood, but lately deteriorating conditions have made the house difficult to live in. “Ms. Morris is a lovely and active 62-year-old, and she’s lived in this home all her life. She inherited it from her family,” Andrews said in the release. Morris’ leaky roof was leading to other problems as well, Andrews said. Baxter said students should be encouraged to participate because often volunteers from all over the city come to help out and discover areas they have never been to before and help a direct need in the community. “It is great for morale building for companies and organizations. We have really made a difference to these people,” Baxter said. The group does not always stick with residential homes; Baxter said it also helped the Youth Runaway Home and the women’s shelter. Contact Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez at email@example.com
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LSU prof. helps NFL athletes transition Seminar covers personal branding Tyler Nunez Sports Writer
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Former LSU safety Eric Reid (left), the first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, smiles Friday as he stands next to head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) during a news conference at the team’s training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Eight other Tigers were taken in the NFL Draft to set the LSU record for most players selected in an NFL Draft.
LSU-record nine players selected in 2013 NFL Draft Tyler Nunez Sports Writer
The LSU football team expanded its footprint on the NFL this weekend as nine Tigers were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, breaking the program’s 65-yearold record for most selections in a single draft.
Defensive end Barkevious get to work,” Mingo said in a news Mingo was the release. “The past Which LSU player ﬁrst Tiger selected week has been Thursday night drafted this year will have one to remember, when he was cho- the most NFL success? especially having sen by the Cleve- Vote at lsureveille.com. my family here. I land Browns with would like to thank the sixth overall pick in the draft. all of the LSU Tiger fans who “I am focused on the next chapter in my [life] and ready to NFL DRAFT, see page 15
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According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under ﬁnancial stress because of joblessness or divorce within just two years of retirement, and an estimated 60 percent of NBA players are “broke” within ﬁve years of retirement. These statistics have been disputed since their inception, but regardless of the precision of these percentages, the number of professional athletes facing economic distress is undoubtedly signiﬁcant. LSU marketing professor Thomas Karam has developed a program to help former NFL players transition into their lives after football in hopes they might avoid becoming a part of these statistics. “The Program on Personal Branding” is a three-day seminar in which a dozen former NFL players are invited to participate in workshops where they learn management skills, how to build their brand and how to conduct a job interview. TRANSITION, see page 15
Gamecocks shut out Tigers LSU loses first series of the season Chandler Rome Sports Writer
On the back of sophomore Aaron Nola’s third-straight complete game victory Friday, the No. 2 LSU baseball team carried a swagger with it as it had all season – ready to pounce on a vulnerable No. 15 South Carolina ball club that has mostly been an enigma throughout Southeastern Conference play. Between then and now, the swagger was lost in the fold as the Tigers (39-6, 16-5 SEC) dropped
the ﬁnal two games of the series, culminating in a lifeless 4-0 loss on Sunday that handed the Tigers their ﬁrst series loss of the season. For LSU freshman shortstop Alex Bregman, the disappearance was evident, and he offered no excuses after an 0-for-4 day on Sunday dipped his batting average below .400. “We didn’t come out with ﬁre,” Bregman said. “It’s the SEC; we should have. I think we need to come out with more cockiness and readiness to play.” After an emotional roller coaster Saturday night that saw LSU coach Paul Mainieri ejected for only the second time in his Tiger career after arguing a balk called in the ninth inning en route
to a 4-2 loss, LSU once again fell behind early Sunday as junior starter Kurt McCune endured a rocky ﬁrst inning. Gamecock third baseman Christian Vergason, the second batter of the game, launched a triple just past a diving Jared Foster and was chased in by South Carolina ﬁrst baseman LB Dantzler’s double down the ﬁrst base line two batters later. McCune’s struggles were just beginning as Max Schrock and Grayson Greiner followed with consecutive singles, plating Dantzler before McCune put out the ﬁre with a groundout. “He didn’t get his curveball BASEBALL, see page 15
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LSU senior first baseman Mason Katz (8) hits the ball Sunday during The Tigers’ 4-0 loss to South Carolina in Alex Box Stadium. Katz credited the loss to the Tigers’ poor approach at the plate.
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LSU sweeps defending national champion Alabama Tigers clinch share of SEC West title
been able to achieve once in 2013 — in a dramatic fashion Saturday, staving off a deficit three times before junior Jacee Blades’ goahead, RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning pushed sophoMike Gegenheimer more center fielder A.J. Andrews Sports Contributor across the plate. More than 7,000 people Blades’ game-winning RBI shuffled in and out of Tiger came only an inning after she Park this weekend to see the made a dangerous diving catch LSU softball team accomplish over the left-field wall in the a feat it hasn’t performed since fourth inning. 2007: Clinching a Southeastern “It was really, I think, just Conference Westmeant to be toern Division title. day,” said LSU ‘In practice we got in The No. 12 coach Beth ToTigers swept trouble because Coach rina. “Our kids defending na- pointed out that we had played hard, tional champion and sometimes No. 4 Alabama, an empty bench of SEC you play hard thus guaranteeing you get the West trophies. She put and at least a share of breaks, and I the division title all the papers down and think that’s what with the Crimson to us said this is all Alabama. happened Tide. today.” “In practice … We decided we were S e n i o r we got in trouble pitcher Rachele going to win this.’ because Coach Fico threw what pointed out that will be her final Simone Heyward we had an empty SEC, regularjunior right fielder bench of SEC season start in West trophies,” Baton Rouge on said junior right fielder Simone Saturday in the Tigers’ Senior Heyward. “She put all the papers Day. down and said this is all AlaFico recorded the final gamebama. … We decided we were clinching out via strikeout, thus going to win this.” moving one strikeout away from The Tigers completed the tying former Tiger All-Amerisweep — something they’ve only can Emily Turner for third on
LSU’s all-time career strikeout list. “I bleed purple and gold now, and I never really understood what this place was about until I got down here,” Fico said. “LSU, it sucks you up and turns you into a Tiger for life. I get it now. I get why this place is so special now.” The close win for the Tigers was right on par with the rest of the weekend against Alabama, which is now 0-8 in the new Tiger Park. LSU won all three games this weekend by one run each, with Thursday’s series opener going to extra innings before it was decided. “It is really difficult to beat a team three times,” Fico said. “This conference is so talented from top to bottom. Anyone can beat anyone on any day. … We say Sundays are about heart and grit and determination. It comes down to who wants it more.” The Tigers will transition into a midweek game against in-state opponent Northwestern State on Tuesday before heading into the final weekend of regularseason play when they travel to Georgia. RICHARD REDMANN / The Daily Reveille
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LSU senior pitcher Rachele Fico (37) throws to first base Saturday during the Tigers’ 4-3 victory against Alabama at Tiger Park.
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The winners and losers of 2013 NFL Draft MIC’D UP MICAH BEDARD Sports Columnist Conquering the NFL Draft isn’t as easy as it sounds. Teams have to be aggressive in order to get the players they want. Sitting back and waiting for the prospects on the top of your draft board to fall into your lap simply won’t work. Some franchises were able to execute their draft plan and make smart decisions to find value in the later rounds. Other organizations made picks that left their fans booing and scratching their heads. Here are my winners and losers of the 2013 NFL Draft: WINNERS Arizona Cardinals Arizona’s first selection, North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper, will provide stability on the offensive line for the next decade. But the real value for Arizona came in the second and third rounds. LSU linebacker Kevin Minter should have been a first rounder, but fell to the Cardinals with the No. 45 pick. Arizona also took a big risk selecting ex-Tiger Tyrann Mathieu in the third round. But in this case, the risk is worth the reward. There’s no denying Mathieu’s talent, and he’ll
get to be mentored on and off the field by former Tiger Patrick Peterson. Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor and Texas A&M wide out Ryan Swope were steals in the later rounds. San Diego Chargers The Chargers probably had the best first three picks of the 32 NFL teams. I’ve watched Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker pound defensive linemen into the ground for a while in the Southeastern Conference. He’ll do the same for quite some time at the next level. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was a second rounder, so he won’t have the same pressure he would have felt if he went in the first. The Chargers just have to hope Te’o has put his girlfriend hoax behind him. San Diego’s third round selection, Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen, will finally get to display his immense talent with a gunslinger like Phillip Rivers throwing him the ball. San Francisco 49ers It’s almost unfair how solid the 49ers draft was. San Fran traded up to get LSU safety Eric Reid, who will be given the opportunity to start from day one. Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine, the 49ers’ secondround pick, has injury concerns, but when healthy, he is a handful
coming off the edge. South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore got scooped up in the fourth round by the 49ers, which was the best possible scenario coming off the gruesome knee injury he suffered last season. Lattimore will get all the time he needs to rehab and won’t be rushed back since the 49ers already have Frank Gore and LaMichael James. LOSERS New York Jets I’m convinced the Jets don’t want to be the best team in the NFL — they want to be the most entertaining one. As if New York didn’t have enough drama in the quarterback department, adding West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith to the mix will only make matters worse. Here’s a spoiler, Jets fans: He’s not that good. Alabama cornerback Dee Miliner was a solid addition with the ninth overall selection, but the Jets reached for Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson at pick No. 13. Defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd and Star Lotulelei were still on the board and will be better pros than Richardson. Dallas Cowboys Dallas passed on numerous players who could have made the Cowboys immediately better. Their first two selections didn’t make
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Jonathan Cooper, from North Carolina, stands Thursday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected seventh overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
much sense. The Cowboys took Wisconsin center Travis Frederick with their first round selection, but he probably would have been there in round two. During the second round, “America’s Team” took another gamble on San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar. It was an odd choice because the Cowboys already have perennial Pro Bowler Jason Witten at that position. Dallas didn’t have a horrible draft, but none of the players
selected will make an immediate impact. Owner Jerry Jones needs to hand over his general manager duties to someone who’s qualified to fulfill them. Micah Bedard is a 22-year-old history senior from Houma.
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TRACK AND FIELD
Monday, April 29, 2013
Lady Tigers break fourth outdoor LSU record of season Bria Turner Sports Contributor
The LSU women’s track and field team broke the school record in the 4x800 relay during the 119th Penn Relays at Penn State this weekend. The team of sophomore Samantha Levin, junior Natoya Goule, junior Nikita Tracey and senior Charlene Lipsey finished third with a time of 8 minutes, 19.43 seconds. “I was shocked when our time came up. It was totally unexpected,” Lipsey said in a news release. “Not everybody on our team runs the 800 meters, so we were just trying to do our best. … We just didn’t know what to expect.” LSU senior Damar Forbes won the long jump with a
season-best jump of 25 feet and 11 inches. Forbes said winning the event meant a lot because it was his last time competing for LSU, but also said performing well in the jump is important for the remainder of the season. “We’ve been working on my technique a lot these last few weeks,” Forbes said. “My technique is so much better now, even when I was jumping my best marks. I know I’ll be jumping my best at SECs and NCAAs.” The Lady Tigers won the sprint medley relay with a team of senior Latoya McDermott, senior Kimberlyn Duncan, Tracey and Goule. LSU coach Dennis Shaver said he was satisfied with the results and the team’s continued improvement. “I was pleased by the way we
ran the sprint relays.” Shaver said. “We still have some things to clean up, but we continue to improve each chance we have to run.” With the victory in the sprint relays, LSU has now won at least one Championship of America relay title in 23-straight seasons at the Relays. “Twenty-three years is quite a long time of sustained success here at Penn, and we’re very proud of that,” Shaver said. Tigers sophomore Rodney Brown won the college division of the shot put and finished second in the discus. Brown is now ranked No. 2 in the NCAA in the discus. Freshman Fitzroy Dunkley finished third in the high jump. The 4x100 team of McDermott, Duncan, junior Takeia Pinckney and junior Toshika Sylvester
Saints sign Tulane’s Griffin Team signs 13 undrafted players The Associated Press
METAIRIE (AP) — Former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin and ex-Louisiana-Monroe tight end Keavon Milton are among 13 undrafted free agents who have agreed to sign rookie contracts
with the New Orleans Saints. The team said Sunday that four linebackers are among rookie free agents who will join the club’s five draft choices and other tryout players in the rookie minicamp May 10-12. They are Nebraska’s Eric Martin, North Carolina’s Kevin Reddick, Central Florida’s Rayford Shipman and Stanford’s Chase Thomas. The other undrafted players joining the club are defensive end
Glenn Foster of Illinois, tight end Josh Hill of Idaho State, running back Shawne Alston of West Virginia, cornerbacks Ryan Lacy of Utah and Rod Sweeting of Georgia Tech, center Elliot Mealer of Michigan and guard Tim Lelito of Grand Valley State. Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @TDR_sports
finished third. The track and field teams have two weeks off until the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships on May 9. Shaver said now that the regular season meets are over, the focus is shifted for his athletes. “We’re looking forward to the next two weeks of preparation as we get ready for the most
important part of our season,” he said. “We came here and did some good things as a team, but I know our athletes are most focused on what is to come in the championship season. That’s what our program is most known for.” Contact Bria Turner at email@example.com
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Conley coming through for Grizzlies in playoffs Grizzlies guard racking up stats
two games as the Grizzlies evened up this series at 2-all with Game 5 on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. With his play the past two The Associated Press games, Conley became just the eighth player since the 1992 postMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The season to hand out at least 23 asLos Angeles Clippers are focusing sists with no more than two turnmuch more of their attention on overs over a two-game span in the Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, same playoffs. and he has only himself to blame. Rajon Rondo had 27 assists Conley is having a bit of a with two turnovers for Boston last coming out party in this first-round year. Paul did it twice with New series, scoring a Orleans in 2008 ‘They feed off his postseason-best 28 with 23 assists and points in Game 2, energy. I try to contain one followed by a performance he 28 assists and two followed by hand- him as much as possible, turnovers. Jason ing out 10 assists but Mike is one of those Kidd had 25 aswith three steals sists and two turnand no turnovers, guys year in and year overs for Phoenix which hadn’t been 2001, while out just keeps getting in done in the NBA Mark Jackson had better, and he’s playoffs since 28 assists and two John Stockton in turnovers in 1998 a handful.’ 2001. with 24 assists He topped that and two in 1999. Chris Paul in Game 4, setting Muggsy Bogues Los Angeles Clippers guard a Grizzlies’ posthad 23 assists and season record Saturday with 13 as- two turnovers for Charlotte in 1993 sists, 15 points and two turnovers. and Terry Porter had 25 and two Clippers guard Chris Paul says turnovers for Portland in 1992 acConley is approaching elite point cording to STATS. guard status in the NBA. Conley insists he’s just trying “The team goes as he goes,” to match up against Paul and do the Paul said. “I think that’s what best he can. their team realizes. When he plays “I have to match him ... in orwell, they play well. They feed off der for us to win,” Conley said. his energy. I try to contain him as The six-year veteran has blosmuch as possible, but Mike is one somed for the Grizzlies since Memof those guys year in and year out phis traded away leading scorer just keeps getting better, and he’s a Rudy Gay on Jan. 30 to Toronto. handful.” Since the All-Star break, Conley Paul said that before Con- averaged 17.6 points in March and ley handed out 23 assists over 17 points in April as he scored 20
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (left) moves against Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (right) during the Grizzlies’ 94-82 win against the Clippers.
or more points in 10 of the final 17 having so many guys on our team games of the regular season. He to scheme against,” Conley said. also led the NBA with 174 steals “It’s something new for me, so this season, breaking his own team hopefully I’ll adjust.” record by 30. Not that Conley is complain“He’s played well in the regu- ing. He was the No. 4 overall lar season,” Memdraft selection out phis coach Lionel ‘It’s good to have a little of Ohio State in Hollins said Sunbit of respect around 2007, and the Grizday. “And I think zlies rewarded him after the first game here, but I’m just trying with a five-year, the people coming to get better as the days $40 million extenout and biting him sion in November go on.’ in the back again. 2010. But you just have “It’s good to Mike Conley to go out and play have a little bit Memphis Grizzlies point guard and compete.” of respect around Conley has his teammates’ here, but I’m just trying to get betconfidence. ter as the days go on,” Conley said. “We expect Mike to make the Conley is a speedy guard, and right play pretty much every time,” his ability to dart through the lane center Marc Gasol said. for easy layups or quick passes Conley has performed well to Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol enough in this series that the Clip- have hurt the Clippers. Los Angepers have made defensive adjust- les coach Vinny Del Negro said ments trying to corral the 6-foot-1 they have to be able to control guard. Conley a little bit. “I’ve got to get used to them “If he plays on the perimeter, playing that way, certain ways and that’s better for us,” Del Negro being schemed because I haven’t said. “But he’s capable of making had to deal with that in my career shots as well. We got to pick our
spots with him, and we know how important he is to kind of running their team.” Conley didn’t let going 1 of 9 from the floor in Game 3’s 94-82 win distract him. Not only did he hit his four free throw attempts, he also grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots playing more than 37 minutes. In Game 4, Conley had seven of his assists by halftime. He also hit two of his three 3-pointers. The Grizzlies haven’t had a last-second shot yet in this series. Critics have wondered who would take that shot, but Paul has an idea who will have the ball. “There was once upon a time if the game was on the line, you knew it was going to Rudy or Zach for the game-winner,” Paul said. “Now they go to Mike, and rightfully so. I think that shows how much confidence they have in him.” Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports staff at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @TDR_sports
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Monday, April 29, 2013
Big Ten going to Celtics beat Knicks, 97-90 East-West divisions
Conference ditches division names
had things that were extremely important and things on our wish list. I wanted us to play Michigan State and Ohio State every year and for the Michigan-Ohio State The Associated Press game to be the last one ever year. I’m pleased we’re going to be PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — No able to do those three things. But more “Legends.” And no more it’s not a perfect setup because “Leaders.” no school got everything they The Big Ten is giving them wanted.” the boot and following a more East division teams will host conventional route for its divi- five conference games during sion names. even-numbered years starting The conference is going with in 2016, with West teams host“East” and “West” instead and ing five in odd-numbered seaswitching to a nine-game sched- sons. Under that format, teams uling format after presidents and will be guaranteed to play each chancellors approved the moves other at least once every four Sunday. years, and in a statement, NeThe new division alignments braska chancellor Harvey Perlwill begin in 2014 when Rutgers man called that “an important and Maryland join the confer- feature.” ence, meaning “Legends” and He also praised the changes, “Leaders” will be saying they are ‘Geography seems to “the best option” a thing of the past. That will probaand “will serve us be a logical way to bly come as good well.” news for fans who determine the divisions, Brandon said have criticized and it should allow for a 10-game forthose names ever mat was “careeasier travel for since the league fully considered unveiled them in to even out the our fans.’ 2010. To many, home-and-away they were conproblem,” but that Bo Pelini fusing and didn’t would have hinNebraska football coach help identify dered non-conferwhere teams play, but that won’t ence scheduling. be an issue any more. “If you take away another Besides the new division non-conference game, it would alignment, teams will go from have a detrimental impact fiplaying eight conference games nancially for everybody in the to nine in 2016. conference, and we would’ve “Big Ten directors of ath- taken the biggest hit because letics concluded four months we have the largest stadium,” he of study and deliberation with said. unanimous approval of a future Nebraska coach Bo Pelini football structure that preserved praised the division alignment rivalries and created divisions and the nine-game format. based on their primary principle “Geography seems to be a of East/West geography,” com- logical way to determine the dimissioner Jim Delany said in a visions, and it should allow for statement. “The directors of ath- easier travel for our fans,” he said letics also relied on the results in a statement. “The nine-game of a fan survey commissioned conference schedule will help by BTN last December to ar- improve the strength of schedules rive at their recommendation, across the board in the Big Ten, which is consistent with the pub- and I think everyone anticipates lic sentiment expressed in the strength of schedule being a key poll.” component for choosing teams Indiana, Maryland, Michi- to participate in the new playoff gan, Michigan State, Ohio system.” State, Penn State and Rutgers Delany said athletic directors will be in the East division. met in person or talked on conThe West will consist of Illi- ference calls six times from Denois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebras- cember to March to discuss the ka, Northwestern, Purdue and changes. Wisconsin. “The level of cooperation Schools will play six divi- and collaboration was reflecsion games plus two against tive of what we’ve come to teams from the other division in expect from this group of ad2014 and 2015. In 2016, they’ll ministrators who have worked play three cross-division games. extremely well together on a Indiana and Purdue will meet number of complex matters over on an annual basis. But Michigan the past several years,” he said. athletic director Dave Brandon “We are all looking forward to said each school had to make ushering in this new era of Big compromises. Ten football.” “Fourteen athletic directors came to the table with different objectives and our goal was Contact The Daily Reveille’s sports to compromise to the point that staff at email@example.com; we could move together with Twitter: @TDR_sports one plan,” he said. “Each of us
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (left) makes a move Sunday against Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (right). The Knicks defeated the Celtics 97-90 in overtime.
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BOSTON (AP) — Jason Terry scored Boston’s last nine points and the Celtics weathered a strong comeback by the New York Knicks, avoiding a sweep with a 97-90 overtime win Sunday. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points as they forced a fifth game in the series, but it was Terry who provided the finishing touches. In Game 3, he had been elbowed by J.R. Smith, and the NBA suspended the Knicks guard for Sunday’s game. New York had tied the game 84-84 after trailing by 20 points early in the third quarter. It was 88-all before the Celtics regained control and took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Terry. Carmelo Anthony, who led the Knicks
with 36 points, hit a short jumper, but Terry connected on a 15-footer with 50 seconds remaining for a 93-90 lead. After Anthony missed a 3-pointer with 21 seconds to go, Terry was fouled and sank both free throws. He added a layup to close out the game. But the Celtics still have a huge deficit in trying to become the first team to win after trailing a series 3-0. Game 5 is Wednesday night in New York, where the Knicks can win their first playoff series in 13 years. Jeff Green scored 26 points for the Celtics and Terry finished with 18. The Celtics showed renewed energy early after being held below 80 points in each of the first three games. They led 54-35 at halftime and 59-39 three minutes into the third quarter before their recent secondhalf woes returned. In previous first halves, they scored just 25
points in Game 1 and 23 in Game 2. On Sunday, they were outscored 30-14 in the third quarter and led just 68-65 heading into the fourth. Boston held a 65-51 lead when Anthony went to the bench with 3:35 remaining. The Knicks outscored the Celtics 14-3 the rest of the way behind 11 points from Felton and a 3-pointer from Iman Shumpert. Felton finished with 16 points in the quarter and 27 in the game. The Knicks played the first half as if they had taken shooting lessons from the Celtics. New York hit just 28.9 percent of its shots (11 for 38) after Boston made only 39.5 percent of its attempts in the first three games. The Celtics found their range from the start and connected on 51.3 percent (20 for 39).
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Monday, April 29, 2013 NFL DRAFT, from page 9 cheered me on the last three years.” Safety Eric Reid joined Mingo in the opening round when the San Francisco 49ers traded up to select him with the 18th pick in the draft. Reid’s selection marked the seventh-straight draft in which an LSU defensive back has been selected. “It’s a privilege to go to an organization as well-respected as San Francisco,” Reid said. “It’s definitely a dream come true. ... When I think of the 49ers, I think of great players. I have followed them for a long time.” Linebacker Kevin Minter became the third-highest drafted linebacker in LSU history last Friday when he was selected in the second round by the Arizona Cardinals. Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu will join Minter in Arizona as the Cardinals’ third round pick. The 2011 Heisman finalist, who was dismissed from the LSU football team in August for a violation of team rules, spent much of his time before the draft working out with a multitude of teams. “I was filled with joy,” Mathieu said. “It’s been a long road. I am proud to be a member of the Arizona Cardinals. To join Patrick [Peterson] and Larry Fitzgerald, I am looking forward to it. I am happy someone believed in me. You have to have faith through the ups and the downs.” Defensive tackle Bennie Logan was selected two picks prior to Mathieu at the No. 67 spot by the Philadelphia Eagles, and defensive end Sam Montgomery rounded out Friday night for LSU when he was selected by the Houston Texans with the 95th overall pick in the Draft. Three more Tigers found new homes Saturday. The Seattle Seahawks grabbed cornerback Tharold Simon and running back
TRANSITION, from page 9
Rather than focusing on money management, the program is designed to teach these players how to fix their personal brand by looking at what they could have done to better leverage it during their time in the NFL. “These athletes had so much star power and credibility when you played in the league, and they messed it up,” Karam said. “They just didn’t leverage [their brand] when they were in the league. They didn’t do the autograph they should have done. They didn’t give a speech they could have given. ... They didn’t do the simple things that they wish they would have done, but they didn’t.” Karam said after the former athletes learn what they could have done in the past to avoid their current problems, they can move forward with a better understanding of how they should build their brand in the future. Karam chose to work with former athletes because younger, active players do not typically see the value in personal branding. “Their world is fast and exciting,” Karam said. “They don’t
page 15 at the first pitch,” Bonvillain said. “If I threw a ball, I tried to think over, and he didn’t keep the ball about what I did and make that addown in the zone,” Mainieri said. justment on the mound.” Katz’s double off Wynkoop “That’s the stuff that he’s been doto open the seventh breathed some ing and I thought he’d do today.” After surrendering a five- life into an otherwise mute crowd pitch walk to nine-hole hitter Tan- of 6,380 who sensed a Tiger threat ner English to open the second, may finally be brewing. However, as he did all afterMcCune allowed a single to Graham Saiko before Vergason plated noon, Wynkoop buckled down to English with a sacrifice fly to shal- induce a groundout and two poplow right field, putting the Game- outs to end his afternoon on a high note. cocks up 3-0. LSU was then tasked with McCune’s afternoon ended facing southpaw almost an inning ‘We didn’t come out Adam Westmolater, allowing six hits and three runs with fire. It’s the SEC; reland out of the Gamecock bullthrough just twoand-two-thirds in- we should have. I think pen. The Tigers nings. we need to come out began to gain momentum in The three-run with more cockiness the eighth inning lead would suffice for freshman and readiness to play.’ as center fielder Mark Laird roped Gamecock starter a single and FosJack Wynkoop, Alex Bregman ter drew a walk to who befuddled LSU freshman shortstop send Bregman to the Tigers through seven shutout innings while al- the plate as the tying run. And, in a basic summation of lowing only five hits. Tiger senior first baseman both Saturday and Sunday, BregMason Katz, who finished 1-for-4 man knocked a flyout weakly to with a double, credited Wynkoop center, stranding the fifth and sixth but also shoveled some of the Tiger runners of the afternoon. South Carolina tacked on an blame to the Tigers’ approach at insurance run in the ninth after juthe plate. “He was missing up pitches, nior closer Joey Bourgeois walked throwing strikes,” Katz said. “We English and Vergason sent a sacrihad some feeble swings. We took fice fly off Tiger senior Chris Cotsome bad swings when we were ton to produce the final 4-0 score. “Fair and simple, they just ahead in the count a good few outplayed us this weekend,” times.” In relief of McCune, Tiger Mainieri said. senior Brent Bonvillain pitched masterfully through four innings, allowing only one Gamecock hit Contact Chandler Rome at while striking out two as he kept email@example.com; the Tigers within striking distance. Twitter: @Rome_TDR “We know they love swinging
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Former LSU safety Eric Reid and his daughter, LeiLani, hold up his new jersey Friday after being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Spencer Ware with their fifth and sixth round picks, respectively, and defensive end Lavar Edwards was selected in the fifth round by the Tennessee Titans. Edwards was the only LSU senior to be selected in this year’s draft. In addition to LSU’s nine draft picks, several notable Tigers signed free agent contracts late Saturday. Running back Michael Ford and center P.J. Lonergan
joined the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Russell Shepard and punter Brad Wing were signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, and offensive tackle Chris Faulk joined Mingo in Cleveland.
see it. If you spend your time trying to get them, nothing is going to happen. I always saw the former players. They are forgotten the day they’re cut, and it didn’t feel good to be loved one day and forgotten the next.” Karam spent years tweaking and pitching this program before LSU finally bought into the idea. “That’s a lot of failure,” Karam said. “Probably three times a month I would try to sell it. ... It took 11 years to convince LSU to do it, which I guess means I’m a bad salesman.” It may have taken a while, but Karam’s dedication to this program is finally starting to pay off. It has been so successful in its first two years that LSU football coach Les Miles requested a similar program dedicated to LSU athletes. This would give LSU athletes the opportunity to hit the ground running and possibly avoid financial distress in the future. “Even if they don’t go to the league, transitioning from an LSU athlete to just an everyday kid is a drop,” Karam said. “It is just like transitioning from the NFL. What you want to do while you are an LSU athlete is
leverage the LSU brand.” The program is currently limited to football players, but Karam intends to expand it to allow athletes from all sports. “We could easily open it up to all sports,” Karam said. “But I have discovered that you have to make sure you’re good at it. It is like a specialty shop; you want to be good before you can expand.” The early success of the program has led other schools to show interest in emulating the program after seeing the importance of the service it provides. Karam was happy to find these schools looking to jump on board, and said he developed the seminar so it could be copied and reach as many athletes as possible. “We are not here to transform their lives,” Karam said. “We just want them to leave with a little something. ... Hopefully they leave with material and a better understanding of how they can continue on with their lives.”
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Facebook Graph Search by far the creepiest Facebook feature
POLIVIN’ THE LIFE JOHN POLIVKA Columnist Mark Zuckerberg is definitely one of those guys. He’s one of those guys who says when the going gets good, it’s got to get better. In a column I wrote earlier this month on networking, I highlighted him as a prominent college dropout who portrayed an excellent knack for solving problems before the masses even realized the problem. But what if guys like this can’t help but keep their hands dipped into these projects for too long, developing and progressing a problem solved long ago? Changing their brainchild so much it becomes an annoyance in itself? Networking, Mark. Staying connected with friends through pictures, videos and messages. That’s all we wanted. In reality, even that is sometimes too much, as Facebook has become the primary study distraction and the greatest functioning time waster of all time. With the likes of Instagram, Twitter and Vine, all I want to do on Facebook is stare at the screen and scroll. But the multibillion-dollar corporation cannot possibly remain stagnant during the rat race with the fastest-paced evolution that is the world’s technology sector. So Zuckerberg has added every ounce of demographic and personal customization of every user to the point that we now have a search engine that will really make you scratch your head. The “Graph Search,” as it is called, opens the floodgates to virtually any type of search you wish to run on your friends. Who likes “The Walking Dead”? Found it. What pictures has said friend liked as a Facebook user? Yes, here, view all of them. Photos before 1990 featuring my friends in Seattle with dogs? Sure, you should want and be able to see this. The beta testing has not been implemented across the Facebook grid for every user just yet, but if you find yourself yearning to step up your creeping game or gawk at the
endless possibilities, you can join the “waiting list.” This is where the lines get muddled and hazy for me. As of now, I can choose whether I want access to this unique search engine. But I still have virtually no control over what users can search about me or my friends, regardless of if I am using the search engine. What if I (and I do) think it is creepy that all of this stockpiled and buried information can now be brought back to life? God forbid I liked a Saints photo at any point in my life, and now someone sees this and believes me to harbor the same irrational beliefs as the Black and Gold’s finest. I’m sure somewhere along the lines, deep in the terms and conditions agreement, I’m bound to this fate. But the fact remains. The beta graph search is the ultimate stalking paradise, and it’s a bit much. And Mark, not all of us are for it. John Polivka is a 21-year-old creative writing junior from Houston. Contact John Polivka at firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @jpolivka_91
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My unique road to the most rewarding career path BWALLY’S WORLD BEN WALLACE Columnist This is what I should have done every day for the past four years instead of coming to school: Wake up, eat some sprinkled donuts, set a $50 bill on the front porch and cry a little bit as I watch it slowly drift away. That way, at least my tuition and fees expenses could have made some lucky fellow relatively wealthy on a daily basis, instead of providing me with a degree in the most worthless profession of all, newspaper reporting. Yep. It’s the worst. Newspaper reporter ranked dead last on a list published by CareerCast of the 200 Best and Worst Jobs in 2013, behind the likes of taxi drivers, trash collectors, the mouse at Chuck E. Cheese and circus freaks. But that wasn’t my real concern. I love my work. The first thing I thought when I saw the list was, “What the heck is an actuary?” Besides, obviously, someone who has the best job in the world (No. 1 on the list). “Actuaries put a dollar value on risk,” said Lawrence Smolinsky, the director of the actuarial science concentration in the mathematics department. Oooohhhhh. I get it. They tell my insurance provider that my premiums should cost more when I go bungee jumping in Costa Rica or if I consume the Heart Attack Grill’s Triple Bypass Burger more than once in 10 lifetimes. Smolinsky said actuaries have great lives — good working conditions, low stress and high pay — basically the exact opposite of newspaper reporting jobs. What’s my major again? Then Smolinsky reminded me why I’m in journalism and not math. First, actuaries must basically master economics and finance in
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addition to a handful of sophisticated mathematics courses, such as probability, interest theory and the oxymoronic elementary stochastic processes (what?). And then, assuming they don’t go mad, they must pass a series of five exams to earn the most basic of actuarial certifications. It’s not a profession for the weak-willed. Because I’m graduating in less than three weeks, I missed my chance to enroll in most of the required coursework. Shucks. But just in case the whole reporter thing falls through, I had to
find a way to secure some background work in actuarial science — after all, it is the best job in the world. I quickly set out on a quest to gain some real world experience. One of the classes, probability, or MATH 3355, focuses on emphasizing concrete problems and applications. To catch up on what I missed, I journeyed out to a run-down part of the city and found some cracked sidewalks. They had me stumped until I whipped out my pocket-sized jackhammer, busted up the bad boys in 50 short hours, filled
them with fresh concrete and then spread it out nice and smooth. Handprints sealed the deal. Problem solved. As for one of the other courses, I already knew mathematical statistics, or MATH 4056, would be a piece of cake. Part of the course description includes studying “regression” — and by default, my choice of study made me a pro. Plus, I’ve seen “Along Came Polly” at least twice, maybe even thrice, and if Ben Stiller can perform actuarial duties, then really, how hard can it be? Freshly equipped with the
skills for the world’s best job, I felt a new surge of confidence that inspired me to write this column, combining my most employable and unemployable skills into one confused creation. Who’s ready for the real world?
is the biggest scheduling conflict at this year’s Jazz Fest, it would have been better had Ms. Yoder actually fleshed out some intelligent ideas on what each of the three artists had to present to an audience. Why all of the Phoenix hate? They just headlined two weekends of Coachella. But I guess those guys don’t know anything about picking bands. I love Frank Ocean just as much as the next guy and agree that he is one of the most exciting new artists on the scene right now. But that being said, Ocean has already established himself as an artist who’ll be around for some time. Adding that Ocean is from New Orleans, I guess that he’ll be playing in the area again sometime soon. The last time he played in New Orleans was in late
2011. The last time Phoenix played was 2009. I’m betting that seeing Phoenix over Ocean will pay off in the long run. Plus, I’d take one of Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars’ legendary crowd surfing treks into the audience over what’s bound to be a mob packed with fanboys and fangirls over at Ocean’s stage. On the other hand, I’d gladly be one of those fanboys if I could easily split my time between Ocean, Phoenix, and Fleetwood Mac while still being able to enjoy each of their performances. But since I know that’s impossible, I’ll be looking forward to an incredible show by Phoenix on Sunday night and looking forward to seeing Ocean in the future. More room for Ms. Yoder. Perhaps I’ll even be able to make it to the end of Fleetwood Mac’s set to see
them play some of their classics. Rumours is one of my all-time favorite albums. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to hear them play a few cuts from that. But probably not “Edge of Seventeen” since that’s technically a Stevie Nicks solo song. But hey, that’s just one music fan’s opinion.” - tcabal1 In response to Chandler Rome’s article “Alfred Blue issues apology for comments in Reveille,” a reader had this to say:
to a question honestly. Sure, it’s a douchey answer but it’s reflective of sports culture and, in particular, deeeeeep south culture. I’m not aware of a state where there was a more one-sided anti-gay marriage vote than Louisiana, and I do hope any businesses or professors or entertainers or...well...anybody with a choice to go somewhere besides this benighted backwater will consider this kind of attitude and go to some place where they’re more welcomed.” - sleepyeyedboy
“There is no conflict between Blue’s original answer and including a ‘if they can play, they play’ type of comment on the end. I’d have to say that Blue made the mistake of responding
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Mardi Gras beads around his neck, Mayer sounded rougher and more soulful than ever. Swaying arm-in-arm to “Piano Man” with cans of beer in hand, the audience at Billy Joel’s raucous Saturday evening performance felt like one enormous Bourbon Street piano bar. Preservation Hall Brass Band made a surprise appearance during the 15-minute extravaganza of “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” and when Joel came back on stage for his encore, he was sporting one of the band’s signature hats. On the other side of the coin (or doubloon), many local bands also added their own flavor to mainstream tunes. From Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers’ riffing on “Are You Gonna Go My Way” to a funked-up cover of “Shake Your Money Maker” by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, every genre got the Cajun treatment. The Lost Bayou Ramblers even broke out an all-French, zydeco rendition of The Who’s “My Generation,” wailing over fiddle and accordion, “C’est ma génération.” The purely Louisiana acts also brought together the unexpected. At the Jazz and Heritage Stage, acts like Brice Miller and Mahogany Brass Band had complete strangers dancing with one another in the grass all weekend. Second Line clubs swept festivalgoers up in their march as they shook their feathers across the grounds. Hometown band Bonerama’s
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set experimented and innovated with sounds of New Orleans brass to introduce their roots to new audiences. Meanwhile, Tremé’s iconic Rebirth Brass Band gathered one of the largest and most diverse crowds of the weekend at Congo Square. Regardless of if you had a washboard strapped to your chest, this weekend at Jazz Fest, everyone was Cajun. Just like the “Pow-Wow Dance” — which one of the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers described as a ritual in which tribes of all kinds come together to perform their traditional dances
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