Posted October 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Barkevious Mingo
LSU's Barkevious Mingo tries to appreciate football fans' preoccupation with his unusual name, although being asked about it almost weekly is getting a little old for him. Yet, there's a vicious cycle going on this season. The more Mingo makes big plays for No. 1 LSU, the more his name gets out there. Although the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Mingo is a reserve defensive end whose specialty is speed rushing in passing situations, he's putting up starter-type numbers. Heading into the Tigers' next game at Alabama on Nov. 5, Mingo leads LSU in tackles for losses with 7 1/2, while his four sacks is tied for the team-lead. Mingo got his name from his mother, Barbara, who liked the name Kevious and combined it with the first part of her own name.

Waiting in the wings

Sophomore Barkevious Mingo plays a key role for the LSU defense coming off the bench as a wildcard. He is tied for the team lead with 4 sacks and leads the Tigers with 7.5 tackles for loss for -34 yards.

LSU-Bama attempting record-setting gumbo

When Les Miles’ No. 1 LSU Tigers take on Nick Saban’s No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide on Nov. 5, it will no doubt be the most-watched college football game on television. The last time two top-ranked college football teams played each other during the regular season was in 2006, when No. 1 Ohio State beat No. 2 Michigan, 42-39. “It's been a couple of weeks there's been...

Recruiting Roundup: LSU

Indianapolis -- The LSU Tigers scored a huge pledge in 2011 from McDonald's All-American Johnny O'Bryant. What will he bring to the table and how can LSU fans expect the 2012 recruiting class to follow up his commitment.

Howard gets the call

CLEMSON - D.J. Howard will make his first career start Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. What will it mean for Clemson's high-powered offense? CUTigers publisher Roy Philpott takes a closer look.

Video: Lee gets some rest

With a bye this weekend, Jarrett Lee looks to get some rest while preparing for Alabama. The quarterback talks about the hype surrounding next week's game, what kind of defense the LSU offense will be up against and some of the main skills he has learned this far from Quarterbacks Coach Steve Kragthorpe.

Johnson, Turner at SEC Basketball Media Day

HOOVER, Ala. - LSU men's basketball Coach Trent Johnson and sophomore Ralston Turner took part Thursday in SEC Basketball media days at the Wynfrey Hotel.
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