Bayou Brew 4/17: Tiger Fight

Today, we're filling you in on everything that took place over the weekend.

Good morning. Happy National Crawfish Day to everyone in the Bayou!

What's steeping in today's Brew?

⚾️ Baseball wins the weekend
🎾 Tennis beat Vanderbilt
🐯 And much, much more!

10 Years of Beach Volleyball. The sandy Tigers are celebrating their 10th season! Coach Russell Brock has built the program from the ground up, from playing at Mangos to taking the country by storm. Take a look back on the history of the program from former players’ and Coach Brock on this episode of Eye to Eye.

🔼 Keeping Up With The Joneses. After dropping a game on Friday, Jared Jones had a Saturday to remember in the series win over Kentucky. The first baseman hit a solo shot in the bottom of the second to get things going before launching his second homer in the sixth inning. Bryce Collins picked up his second win of the week on the mound after coming into the game trailing by two runs. He threw 2.1 scoreless innings and 4 strikeouts. The Tigers responded every time Kentucky would get a lead and eventually won, 7-6. LSU improved to 29-6 and 9-5 in conference after going 2-1 this weekend.

🔼 Finish Strong. The 46th ranked LSU men’s tennis team ended their regular season by beating No. 71 Vanderbilt 4-1. Ronnie Hohmann and Nick Watson defeated the No. 13 ranked doubles pair, 6-0. The Tigers dominated the singles matches, dropping just one. The men head to Auburn for the SEC Tournament beginning Wednesday.

🔼 Reached The Summit. LSU gymnastics finished their season at the NCAA Championship Final, finishing in fourth place. Haleigh Bryant finished with a 39.725 all-around score which is the best in school history for an LSU gymnast at an NCAA Championship. The Tigers tied for the highest vault score at a championship final and second best at an NCAA Championship for the program. This squad had an amazing season, and you can relive it all with The Climb series on LSU Gold.

🔼 Track Records. The LSU track and field team continues to break school records. Lorena Rangel-Batres shaved five seconds off her PR and now sits first in LSU history in the 1500m. Six 1500m runners broke six personal records in California at the Bryan Clay Invitational this weekend. Michaela Rose set a new LSU 800m record time before placing herself second behind Lorena in the 1500m. Claudio Romero landed in first place in the discus throw at the Tom Jones Memorial. The Tigers will be back together at home on Saturday, hosting LSU Alumni Gold.

Going Way Back. LSU’s original colors weren’t actually purple and gold.

Do you know what the original school colors were?

Think you got it? Scroll to the bottom of this email for the answer. 

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Monday 4/17

⚾️ The Jay Johnson Show at TJ Ribs @ 6:00pm CT

Answer: Blue and white

President David F. Boyd originally chose blue and white as the school colors. The colors changed in 1893.

Have a great Monday, y'all.