LSU Sports Network

The LSU Sports Network is the radio and television network of the Louisiana State University Tigers and Lady Tigers men's and women's sports teams.[1] It consists of eleven television stations, two regional cable networks, and several radio stations throughout the state of Louisiana and surrounding states. Its headquarters are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and it is owned by LSU Sports Properties.[2]

WDGL 98.1 FM (Eagle 98.1) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the flagship station for football, men's basketball and baseball. WBRP 107.3 FM (Talk 107.3) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the flagship station for women's basketball and softball.[3]

LSU Sports Network
CityBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcast areaStatewide Louisiana
central and southern Arkansas
western Florida
central and southern Mississippi
eastern Texas
BrandingLSU Sports Radio and Television Network
Frequencyvarious AM and FM radio stations
FormatRegional Sports Radio Network
ClassSatellite-delivered regional sports radio network
OwnerLSU Sports Properties
(Outfront Media)
Webcastlsusports.net
WebsiteRadio network official Site
Television Network Affiliates official site

On-air personalities

Current

As of the 2017–18 season:[3][4][5][6]

Name Position
Chris Blair Play-by-play (baseball, men's basketball, football); Director of Broadcasting
Doug Thompson Analyst (baseball, home games)
Bill Franques Analyst (baseball, away games)
John Brady Analyst (men's basketball)
Kevin Ford Analyst/play-by-play (men's basketball); Studio host (football)
Doug Moreau Analyst (football)
Gordy Rush Sideline reporter (football)
Patrick Wright Play-by-play (women's basketball, softball)
Kent Lowe Analyst (softball)

Former "Voice of the Tigers"

  • John Ferguson – Play-by-play commentator (men's basketball, football) (1946–1958, 1961–1987)[7][8]
  • J.C. Politz – Play-by-play commentator (men's basketball, football) (1959–1960)[9]
  • Jim Hawthorne – Play-by-play commentator (baseball, men's basketball, football) (1979–2016)[10]

Former LSU radio analysts

Programming

History

The LSU Athletic Department and LSU Sports Properties produces in-house weekly television and radio coaches shows.[11] Sports covered are baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, gymnastics and softball. Starting during 1999–2000 season, all coaches shows have been streamed live and made available on-demand on LSUsports.net. LSU was among the first universities to offer such a subscription-based service to its fans through what is now called the "Geaux Zone".[11] Internet-only shows such as "The Dot TV Show" and "Tiger Talk" have also be offered as a supplement to the 30-minute coaches TV shows. In 2016, LSU began free streaming on-demand live game broadcasts and live video of certain non-game action like coaches’ television shows, news conferences and special presentations on LSUsports.net.[12][13]

Coach’s shows

Radio

  • The Ed Orgeron Show [11]
  • The Will Wade Show
  • The Nikki Fargas Show
  • The Paul Mainieri Show
  • LSU Sixty
  • Fresh Take with Coach O

Television

  • Inside LSU Football with Ed Orgeron [11]
  • Inside LSU Basketball with Will Wade
  • Inside Lady Tigers Basketball with Nikki Fargas
  • Inside LSU Baseball with Paul Mainieri
  • Inside LSU Gymnastics with D-D Breaux
  • Inside LSU Softball with Beth Torina

Radio stations

The stations listed below broadcast both men's and women's sports.[3][4]

City Station[14] Notes
Baton Rouge WDGL-FM 98.1 Flagship #1
WNXX-FM/KNXX-FM 104.5/104.9
WBRP-FM 107.3 Flagship #2
Baton Rouge/New Orleans WFNO-AM/WFNO-FM 830/97.5 Spanish language
Alexandria KZMZ-FM 96.9
KSYL-AM 970
KDBS-FM 1410
Bogalusa WBOX-FM 92.9
Conway/Little Rock, Arkansas KASR-FM 92.7
Crossett, Arkansas KWLT-FM 102.7
Jackson, Mississippi WYAB-FM 103.9
Jena KJNA-FM 102.7
Lafayette/Opelousas KLWB-FM 103.7
KVOL-AM 1330
Lake Charles KKGB-FM 101.3
KXZZ-AM 1580
Leesville KJAE-AM 93.5
Natchez, Mississippi WQNZ-FM 95.1
New Orleans WWL-AM/WWL-FM 870/105.3 WWL-AM - Clear-channel radio station
WWWL-AM 1350
Ruston KNBB-FM 97.7
KRUS-AM 1490
KPCH-FM 99.3
Shreveport KWKH-AM 1130 Clear-channel radio station
Tylertown, Mississippi WFCG-FM 107.3
Vicksburg, Mississippi WBBV-FM 101.3
Ville Platte KVPI-AM/KVPI-FM 1050/92.5

Satellite Radio

In a partnership with LSU Sports Properties, SiriusXM simulcasts all LSU football games and various other sports on their regional play-by-play channels: 190, 191 and 192.[15]

Over the air television stations

Market Station[16] Affiliation Channel
Baton Rouge WBRZ-TV ABC Channel 2
WBRT-TV Channel 19
Cox Cable Channel 4
Alexandria KLAX-TV ABC Channel 31
Lafayette KADN-TV FOX Channel 15
Lake Charles KLOC-TV Channel 60
Monroe KARD-TV FOX Channel 14
New Orleans WWL-TV CBS Channel 4
WUPL-TV MyNetworkTV Channel 2
Shreveport KSHV-TV MyNetworkTV Channel 48

Pay-per-view television

TigerVison

TigerVision was the LSU Athletics Department in-house pay-per-view television broadcast channel providing live coverage of select non-network-televised LSU Tigers football games and also LSU Tigers basketball games and LSU Tigers baseball games from 1982 through 2013.[17] Broadcasts were offered only to cable outlets inside the state of Louisiana and also on ESPN's GamePlan package outside of Louisiana.[17] TigerVision produced all the coach's TV shows for football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball during its existence.[18] With the creation of the SEC Network, Southeastern Conference member schools had to give up their rights for pay-per-view telecasts.

TigerVision football announcers

TigerVision basketball announcers

Regional cable networks

Network[16] Area served
Cox Sports (CST) Louisiana, gulf south and select markets
Fox Sports Southwest (FSN-SW) Louisiana, Arkansas, eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

References

  1. ^ "LSU Sports Properties". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  2. ^ "LSU Sports Properties". outfrontmedia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  3. ^ a b c "The LSU Sports Radio Network-Media Guide" (PDF). lsusports.net. p. 220. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  4. ^ a b "The LSU Sports Radio Network". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  5. ^ "LSU Sports Radio Network-Baseball". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  6. ^ "LSU Sports Radio Network-Men's Basketball" (PDF). lsusports.net. p. 187. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  7. ^ "John Ferguson, Former Voice of the Tigers". lsu.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  8. ^ "Ferguson, longtime voice of LSU sports, dies at 86". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  9. ^ a b Barnhart, Tony. Southern Fried Football (Revised) [The History, Passion, and Glory of the Great Southern Game]. Chicago, Illinois: Triumph Books. ISBN 1623684889. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  10. ^ Lowe, C. Kent (June 18, 2016). "Generations knew only Jim Hawthorne as Voice of the Tigers". The Advocate. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d "LSU Coaches Shows: Radio, Television and Internet". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  12. ^ "LSU Sports Radio Network to stream Tiger games, events free this season". theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  13. ^ "LSU sports radio offering free online streaming". nola.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  14. ^ "LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  15. ^ "Auburn joins XM radio as part of SEC lineup". auburntigers.com. XM Radio. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  16. ^ a b "LSU Sports Television Network Affiliates". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  17. ^ a b "LSU Football on TigerVision (pay-per-view)". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  18. ^ "Football Goes on at LSU, Despite Hurricane Damage to Tiger Stadium". sportsvideo.org. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  19. ^ "Bowser The Analyst". iberianet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  20. ^ a b c "LSU's second and third football games on TigerVision". nola.com. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  21. ^ "Steve Schneider". theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  22. ^ a b "LSU's Brodhead has Eye of Tiger(Vison)". newspapers.com. September 9, 1982. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  23. ^ "Doug Moreau-Analyst". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  24. ^ "Steve Schneider". wafb.com. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  25. ^ "Tim Brando". nbs-aerho.org. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  26. ^ "About CST: On-Air Talent, Cox Sports television". coxsportstv.com. Retrieved 2006-12-23.

External links

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The Charles McClendon Practice Facility is the practice facility for LSU Tigers football. The facility features the LSU Football Operations Center, the Tigers Indoor Practice Facility and four outdoor 100-yard football practice fields. In 2002, it was named after former LSU head coach and College Football Hall of Fame member, Charles McClendon.

Greek Theatre (Baton Rouge)

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Grok Knowledge Base

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John Ferguson (sportscaster)

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LSU Alma Mater

The "LSU Alma Mater" was written in 1929 by Lloyd Funchess and Harris Downey, two students who developed the original song and music because LSU's first alma mater was sung to the tune of "Far Above Cayuga's Waters" and was used by Cornell University. The band plays the "Alma Mater" during pregame and at the end of each home football game. Also, members of the band join arm-in-arm at the end of rehearsals on Saturday game days and sing the "Alma Mater" before leaving the practice facility.

LSU Indoor Practice Facility

The LSU Indoor Practice Facility, built in 1991, is a climate-controlled 83,580 square feet facility connected to the Football Operations Center and adjacent to LSU's four outdoor 100-yard football practice fields. It holds the 100-yd Anderson-Feazel LSU indoor field. The playing surface is Momentum Field Turf by SportExe. The indoor practice facility is adjacent to both the football-only weight room and LSU's four outdoor practice fields. Besides allowing the team to practice during inclement weather, the indoor practice facility is used for LSU's summer endurance training and summer football camps.The LSU Lady Tigers soccer team uses the facility when inclement weather prevents the team from practicing at the LSU Soccer Stadium.

LSU Lady Tigers cross country

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LSU School of Music

Louisiana State University School of Music (LSU, commonly referred to as LSU School of Music) is a music school located on the northwestern side of the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The school is part of LSU's College of Music & Dramatic Arts, which also includes the LSU School of Theater. The college includes over 100 faculty and staff, over 600 majors, and offers wide range of degrees and curricular concentrations.

LSU Tigers cross country

The LSU Tigers cross country program represents Louisiana State University in the sport of men's cross country running. The program competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The men's cross country team officially started in 1933.

LSU Tigers swimming and diving

The LSU Tigers swimming and diving team represents Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Southeastern Conference in NCAA men's swimming and diving. The team competes at the LSU Natatorium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dave Geyer is the co-head coach of the men's swim team. Doug Shaffer is the co-head coach of the men's diving teams.

LSU Tigers women's beach volleyball

The LSU Tigers women's beach volleyball team represents Louisiana State University in the sport of beach volleyball. The Tigers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA), and play their home matches at the new on-campus LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are currently led by head coach Russell Brock.

Louisiana Museum of Natural History

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One exhibit area is the Textile and Costume Museum, and the other is the Museum of Natural Science. The Natural Science branch also has mineralogy, petrology, and palynology collections, as well as the Louisiana Geological Survey data repositories.

Louisiana State University Press

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LSU Press publishes approximately 70 new books each year and has a backlist of over 2000 titles. Primary fields of publication include southern history, southern literary studies, Louisiana and the Gulf South, the American Civil War and military history, roots music, southern culture, environmental studies, European history, foodways, poetry, fiction, media studies, and landscape architecture. In 2010, LSU Press merged with The Southern Review, LSU's literary magazine, and the company now oversees the operations of this publication.

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Louisiana State University System

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F. King Alexander is president of the LSU system, and also serves as chancellor of its flagship campus and namesake, Louisiana State University. Administrative headquarters are located in the University Administration Building on the property of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

New Delta Review

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The Daily Reveille

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The Southern Review

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