Bayou Brew 11/9: Hang The Banner
Today, we're celebrating a National Championship, talking new Tigers, and meeting the coach.
Good morning. And congratulations to all of our new Tigers who participated in National Signing Day yesterday! Welcome to the Boot!
What did we pour into today's Brew?
🏀 Hang the banner
🎥 Meet the Coach
🐯 And much, much more!
Hearing Voices. On this week’s edition of Hearing Voices, Chris Blair travels to Gainesville for a chat with Sean Kelly, the Voice of the Gators, to preview Saturday’s always-entertaining matchup between LSU and Florida.
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📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Put A Ring On It. The women’s basketball team is hosting their home opener tonight against Queens (N.C.) at 7pm. You’ll want to arrive early though! The 2022-23 team will receive their National Championship rings at 6:20pm and the National Championship banner will be raised after. If you can’t make it out, the game will be on SEC Network+ and the LSU Sports Radio Network.
Coach Mulkey & Co. got a win yesterday when they signed the top prospect in Louisiana, Jada Richard. She’s a four-star guard out of Lafayette Christian Academy and has a winning mentality, she’s won three-straight state championships.
🔼 New, New. Yesterday was National Signing Day for high schoolers. Check out the newest Tigers!
⛳️ Men’s Golf
⛳️ Women’s Golf
🔼 Wizard Of Gaus. Former Tiger and current Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Kevin Gausman was named a Cy Young Award finalist! He’s joined by Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees and Sonny Gray of the Minnesota Twins. He was a 2023 All-Star and posted a 12-9 record. He held a 3.16 ERA through 185 innings this season. His 237 strikeouts led the American League. Gaus played at LSU in 2011 and 2012.
🎥 MEET THE COACH
Meet The Coach. Today, we’re introducing you to pitching coach Nate Yeskie. He joined the staff in June of this year and spent 18 years working at four different schools — UNLV, Oregon State, Arizona, and Texas A&M. Hear from Tiger pitchers and Coach Yeskie on the improvements they’ve made in the last couple of months.
📖 TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS — TWO CHAMPIONSHIP BOOKS
The Nautilus Publishing Company has partnered with LSU Athletics and the Tiger Athletic Foundation to publish two oversized, foil stamped and embossed, coffee table books to commemorate the two most recent LSU National Championship teams. Each book has more than 250 beautiful photos and features an introduction by the teams’ respective coaches — Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kim Mulkey and Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson.
Each book retails for $45, but you can purchase both books (the Championship Bundle) and save $20!
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
Today’s trivia question…
Who is the only other pitcher from LSU to be a Cy Young Award finalist?
Think you got it? Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer.
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📆 THE WEEK AHEAD
🎙 The Brian Kelly Show @ 7:00pm | Listen
🎽 Cross Country at NCAA South Central Regional @ 10:30am
⚾️ Baseball Scrimmage @ 2:00pm
🥎 Softball vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (Exh.) @ 4:30pm
🏐 Volleyball at Florida @ 6:00pm
🥎 Softball vs. Chipola College (Exh.) @ 7:00pm
⚾️ Baseball vs. UL-Lafayette (Exh.) @ 12:00pm
🏐 Volleyball at South Carolina @ 1:00pm | SEC Network+
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: Aaron Nola
Aaron Nola was a finalist in 2018.
🐯 Have a great Thursday, y'all!