It’s that time again to take a daily look at what is making news in the Alabama athletics universe.
- As noted last night, LSU beat Texas for the opportunity to make a dogpile at the College World Series. A few lucky Tigers even got a shot at interviewing by Erin Andrews.
- Speaking of my favorite sideline reporter, Andrews caught up with LSU football coach Les Miles. See what they spoke about here.
- The adventure continues for former Alabama lineman Andre Smith. Read this story about his adventure on the back roads of the Midwest. Coming from someone who recently moved from the region, the cornfields can hypnotize you.
- Also on the topic of the sometimes troubled Outland Trophy winner, this Bengals beat writer expects a lengthy holdout.
- Read how summer football camp differs under Nick Saban as opposed to the days of Mike Shula here.
The school who eliminated Alabama from the Southeastern Conference Tournament finished its season with a national title Wednesday night. From the Associated Press:
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — LSU, which two years ago wasn’t good enough to qualify for its conference tournament, is the best team in college baseball again.
The Tigers won their sixth national title Wednesday night, breaking open Game 3 of the College World Series finals with a five-run sixth inning that carried them to an 11-4 victory over Texas.
Jared Mitchell hit a three-run homer in the first inning as LSU (56-17) built a 4-0 lead. Texas (50-16-1) pulled even, but Mikie Mahtook’s tie-breaking double ignited the Tigers’ big sixth against the mistake-prone Longhorns.
Anthony Ranaudo (12-3) got the win in a so-so outing that saw him allow four runs on eight hits and five walks in 5 1-3 innings. Brandon Workman (3-5) took the loss.