Louisiana State Roar
The weekly radio show and podcast for LSU Tiger fans.

Hosts Jordy Culotta and Derek Ponamsky give the good and bad from LSU's season-opening win over North Texas, and look ahead to week two with Washington Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. The guys breakdown the play of quarterback Zach Mettenberger, freshman getting early playing time, the success of the running game, as well as what improvements will be needed before the Tigers lock it up with the Huskies.

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Fall premiere.  New hosts Derek Ponamsky, publisher of BayouBengalsInsider.com, and 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge's Jordy Culotta preview the opening game against North Texas.   Will the Tigers finally be able to get the first game played this calendar year (on January 9) behind them for good?

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Spring finale.  The Tigers get a 2013 commit from a California quarterback.  ESPN.com LSU beat writer Gary Laney has the recruiting scoop, as well as other football happenings.   And the baseball team is off to Hoover, after capturing the regular season conference crown in Columbia, S.C.

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Vanderbilt tops LSU in the final SEC series at home.  Tiger skipper Paul Mainieri shares his thoughts on the loss, and he previews this weekend's potential SEC regular season title tilt at South Carolina.   GeauxTigerNation's Gary Laney talks about the baseball squad, as well as the recruiting contest for a quarterback in the 2013 class.

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Paul Mainieri talks after his No. 4 baseball team won the series at Ole Miss.  The Diamond Tigers host Vanderbilt this weekend in the final SEC series at home.  Also, Tiger hoops legend Shaquille O'Neal earns a doctorate degree in education.

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Five Tigers are taken in the NFL Draft, and another 10 have inked free agent deals.  We review the draft with ESPN.com's GeauxTigerNation reporter Gary Laney.  Also, the baseball team takes the series over Georgia, and now heads to Oxford, Miss., this weekend to face former LSU catcher Mike Bianco's Diamond Rebs.

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NFL Draft preview.  Three Tigers look to be high draft picks in this week's NFL Draft – as Les Miles will be on-hand in New York City.   The basketball team adds two new signees this week, including the son of early '90s LSU hoopster Geert Hammink.  Plus, Paul Mainieri discusses his team's series loss at Kentucky, as Georgia comes to The Box this weekend.

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Johnny Jones returns to his alma mater as the 21st head basketball coach.  We hear Jones' opening statement at the introductory press conference.  Gary Laney, of ESPN.com's GeauxTigerNation, is this week's featured insider.  We get the longtime Bayou Bengal beat writer's take on the Jones hire, spring football, as well as the surging LSU baseball team.

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Trent Johnson resigns as the Tigers coach, and promptly takes the head basketball opening at TCU.   Paul Mainieri discusses his No. 5 baseball team, which hosts Alabama this weekend.  And we rewind to a portion of last week's show for an encore of Les Miles and Zach Mettenberger talking post-Spring Game.

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Les Miles talks about the final scrimmage, as well as how his Bayou Bengals performed throughout spring workouts.  Quarterback Zach Mettenberger speaks after his White squad downed the Purple in the Spring Game, 24-17.  Also, freshman pitcher Aaron Nola has an injury.  Baseball skipper Paul Mainieri has the developing news on Nola's shoulder, as LSU heads to No. 1 Florida this weekend.  

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