LSU uses iPad to connect with recruits

29 09 2011
 
 (Les Miles Method iPad App script)

The LSU Football program now uses the iPad as a recruiting tool.

The “Les Miles Method” application launched in the summer of 2011 and is the first app of its kind. It highlights all aspects of the LSU Football program, including Tiger Stadium, school traditions, academics and of course, Head Coach Les Miles.

“We wanted to take advantage of the new platform,” said LSU Football Director of Player Personnel Sherman Morris. “Those things that are attractive to prospects we wanted to try and do that.”

LSU partnered up with locally owned Overtime Software to develop the Miles Method app.

“This app was aimed straight at recruits,” said OT Software President Michael Thrower. “They talk about things like early playing time. They explain you can make it to the NFL being a LSU Tiger. And you’re going to be on TV being a LSU Tiger.”

OT Software is currently working on a “Paul Mainieri Method” application for the LSU Baseball team. The “Les Miles Method” app can be downloaded for free on iTunes for the iPad and iPhone.

(Still images from the Les Miles Method iPad app)

Extra Video: Miles Method app walk-through:

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LSU Soccer has new home

8 09 2011

The new $2.3 million LSU Soccer Complex is near completion. The old complex was destroyed March 2009.

The new facility holds an additional 1,000 seats, making the official capacity 2,197.

Some of the new features include a permanent concession stand, new restroom facilities, an enclosed press box and a paved concourse behind the bleachers.

“In the past, we’ve had awesome environments for games,” said LSU Soccer Head Coach Brian Lee, “but not a real fan-friendly environment. Now when a fan comes to a game … the overall fan atmosphere is going to be top-notch.”

Admission is free for each home soccer match this fall. Visit LSUsports.net for more information.

LSU Soccer team preparing for their game against Rice.





Vol’s Jackson dismissed from team

30 08 2011

Janzen Jackson, junior safety, was dismissed from the team Wednesday, according to Tennessee coach Derek Dooley.

No specific reason was given for the former five-star recruit’s dismissal. Jackson withdrew from the school in February to deal with undisclosed personal problems.

“Although I am disappointed with this outcome,” Dooley said in a statement, “we will never compromise the long-term organizational values and goals we maintain here at Tennessee.”

In 2009, he was one of three Tennessee players arrested and charged with armed robbery. He was cleared of the charges two weeks later.

Jackson was a second-team All-South Eastern Conference selection last season and led the Volunteers with five interceptions. In his first two seasons, Jackson started 22 games.