Saturday, April 26, 2008

At least they beat evil Bama

It's a big weekend for Tiger sports.

The LSU gymnastics team finished in fifth place in last night's final round of the national championship tournament in Athens, Ga. The result gave the team its best finish in 20 years.

The SEC dominated the competition, with Georgia winning its fourth crown in a row, followed by Utah, Stanford, Florida, LSU and Alabama.

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the LSU track and field teams were racking up the victories in the Penn Relays, one of the nation's premier collegiate track events.

The Lady Tigers won three events - 4x100 relay, shuttle hurdle relay and 1,600-meter sprint medley relay- while the men took the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay.

With their three wins yesterday, the Lady Tigers became the most winning women's team in the Penn Relay's 114-year history with 38 titles.

This year's NFL draft isn't shaping up to be quite as big for the National Champion Tigers as the 2007 event was when LSU landed four players in the first round, including No. 1 pick quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

So far, defensive superstar Glenn Dorsey - the most decorated football player in school history - is the only LSU player chosen in this year's first round, going as the fifth pick to Kansas City. The move thwarted rumored plans by the New Orleans Saints to snag the Louisiana native with its No. 7 first-round pick.

Dorsey became LSU's 30th first-round NFL draft pick ever, and his selection extended the team's record of delivering at least one first-round player to five years.

Four other Tigers are expected to be selected in this weekend's draft.


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