LSU AgCenter Awarded CDC Grant to Combat Obesity
Posted on 9/20/2018 10:07:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter has been awarded a five million dollar, five-year grant from the CDC that will fund an ongoing program to improve health in rural Louisiana and expand it to more parishes. The grant will support an initiative called Healthy Access, Behaviors, and Communities, or Healthy ABCs. AgCenter Nutrition Specialist Denise Holston says the program has been active for about three years.
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LSU Place-kicker Cole Tracy's Success Results in Donations to a Massachusetts College
Posted on 9/18/2018 11:51:00 AM.

LSU place-kicker Cole Tracy is reaching folk hero status after kicking the game winning field goal versus Auburn. Cole is a graduate transfer from Assumption College in Massachusetts. Now, that school is seeing donations from LSU fans in Cole’s honor. Assumption College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Tim Stanton, says the donations started coming after LSU’s win over Miami.
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LSU moves up to 6th in the polls after dramatic win over Auburn
Posted on 9/16/2018 1:57:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo 
The 6th ranked LSU Tigers are a surprising 3-0 after a come from behind 22-21 win over previously 7th ranked Auburn. Cole Tracy is a big reason why the Tigers have knocked off two top ten teams.
 
Tracy hit three field goals in the season opening win over Miami and then silenced Auburn fans with a clutch 42-yard field goal for a walk off victory. The former Assumption College kicker says he's keeping it simple.
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Two reports predict peak of oil demand is rapidly approaching
Posted on 9/11/2018 6:40:00 PM.

Two groups are now forecasting that the end of the oil era is coming. The Carbon Tracker Initiative says demand for fossil fuels will peak around 2023, while Norwegian risk-management company DNV also predicts oil demand will max out in five years’ time.

But LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott disagrees and says emerging economies in China and India will make sure the demand for oil continues.
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LSU's offensive line a concern heading into SEC opener vs Auburn
Posted on 9/9/2018 9:46:00 AM.
By Jeff Palermo
There are concerns about LSU's offensive line heading into Saturday's SEC opener against Auburn. For the second straight week, the Tigers had trouble protecting quarterback Joe Burrow, who was sacked twice and completed just 10 passes in a 31-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana. 
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LSU frats barred from hard liqour
Posted on 9/7/2018 2:36:00 PM.

LSU has adopted and begun enforcing a new policy that bars on campus organizations from distrusting hard liquor at their gatherings and events.
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Three alleged Maxwell Gruver hazers take deals
Posted on 9/6/2018 12:39:00 PM.

Two of the students involved in the alleged hazing death of Max Gruver have pleaded no contest, and a third has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a move that narrows the scope of the trial. 20-year-old Matthew Naquin still faces negligent homicide charges. Legal analyst Tim Meche says the development is a blow to Naquin’s defense, but could be used by a skillful defense lawyer.
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Metal Detectors Implemented at Select Gates at Tiger Stadium
Posted on 9/6/2018 10:53:00 AM.

LSU fans can expect a new layer of security when attending games at Tiger Stadium as select gates will now be equipped with metal detectors. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette says the experience will be similar to going through screenings at an airport or NFL games.
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LSU adopts new admission policy that's receiving criticism
Posted on 9/6/2018 7:30:00 AM.
There’s controversy about LSU’s decision to adopt a holistic review when considering applications from new students. The review process would factor in more than just a high school senior’s ACT and GPA, and incorporate other elements for consideration. Board of Regents member, Richard Lipsey, not speaking for the board, says the move would hurt both LSU and regional colleges.
 
"And if now we can say don't worry about supporting Thibodaux or Lake Charles, you can come to LSU, because we are going to lower our standard, all we are doing is hurting the colleges and cities round the state," said Lipsey. 
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Tigers big win over Miami leads to uptick in LSU merchandise sales
Posted on 9/5/2018 3:09:00 PM.
LSU’s impressive win over Miami and big move up the rankings has resulted in an increase in sales for LSU merchandise. Owner of the Purple and Gold Sports Shop, Pat Randazza, says winning on the football field always brings in more foot traffic.
 
"It was a little slow getting out of the box, but now we are starting to see, after the fans got a look at the team," said Randazza. 
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