LSU Basketball

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Seth Dunlap
June 12, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Fallout from the FBI's investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball may finally be reaching the programs implicated in the years-long probe. Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reported on Tuesday afternoon that the NCAA will issue notices of Level I violations to at least six Division I...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:15 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting an LSU basketball player has had his bail reduced by more than half so he can participate in certain programs. News outlets report a judge cut 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson's bail from $350,000 to $149,000 on Monday. The change allows Simpson...
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WWL Newsroom
May 28, 2019 - 4:18 pm
LSU basketball coach Will Wade speaking to the media for the fist time since his suspension in March said it's been a difficult couple of months for LSU and the basketball program. Wade said that he hopes to rebuild any lost trust and that he wished he had better handled his suspension. He said he...
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Trendon Watford
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Seth Dunlap
May 20, 2019 - 10:32 pm
It's not all doom-and-gloom for LSU basketball. The Tigers received a much needed boost to their 2019 recruiting class with the commitment from five-star forward Trendon Watford on Monday. Watford, the No. 17 ranked recruit in the country according to 247Sports, chose to play at LSU over Memphis,...
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Jim Hanzo
May 08, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Advocate reports that basketball middleman Christian Dawkins who was linked at the center of the recruiting scandal involving LSU head coach Will Wade has been convicted today of bribing coaches for the recruitment of high school athletes for money, according to reports from ESPN and other...
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Seth Dunlap
May 02, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Throughout Thursday afternoon and evening I was visiting with different groups of friends and LSU fans talking life and sports. When the topic turned to LSU, the subject quickly shifted to the Will Wade saga and the cloud that currently looms over the basketball program. Full disclosure: most of...
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Seth Dunlap
April 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Those who thought that LSU basketball coach Will Wade was in the clear might want to think again. Many believed when Wade was issued a reprieve from having to testify in the ongoing federal NCAA corruption trial he had escaped any further punishment due to his possible involvement in pay-for-play...
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April 26, 2019 - 7:17 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting... The LSU Board of Supervisors is set to vote on the contracts of two major figures in the school’s athletics. The first is that of the new Athletic Director Scott Woodward. Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says Woodward’s six-year contract is valued at $8 million, with a...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:32 pm
LSU basketball coach Will Wade and the university’s board of supervisors agreed to an amendment with a waiving of bonus money and provisions to protect LSU from possible NCAA infractions, according to a report from Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated. According to the amended contract published by...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 12:27 pm
According to a report by The Advocate, LSU basketball coach Will Wade will not have to testify at an upcoming corruption case in college basketball. That means Wade's statements caught by an FBI wiretap may never become public. On Friday, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos decided that Wade won't...
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