An equatorial mount is a mount for instruments that compensates for Earth's rotation by having one rotational axis parallel to the Earth's axis of rotation. This type of mount is used for astronomical cameras; the advantage of an equatorial mount lies in its ability to allow the instrument attached to it to stay fixed on any celestial object with diurnal motion by driving one axis at a constant speed. Such an arrangement is called a clock drive. In astronomical telescope mounts, the equatorial axis is paired with a second perpendicular axis of motion; the equatorial axis of the mount is equipped with a motorized "clock drive", that rotates that axis one revolution every 23 hours and 56 minutes in exact sync with the apparent diurnal motion of the sky. They may be equipped with setting circles to allow for the location of objects by their celestial coordinates. Equatorial mounts differ from mechanically simpler altazimuth mounts, which require variable speed motion around both axes to track a fixed object in the sky.
For astrophotography, the image does not rotate in the focal plane, as occurs with altazimuth mounts when they are guided to track the target's motion, unless a rotating erector prism or other field-derotator is installed. Equatorial telescope mounts come in many designs. In the last twenty years motorized tracking has been supplemented with computerized object location. There are two main types. Digital setting circles take a small computer with an object database, attached to encoders; the computer monitors the telescope's position in the sky. The operator must push the telescope. Go-to systems use servo motors and the operator need not touch the instrument at all to change its position in the sky; the computers in these systems are either hand-held in a control "paddle" or supplied through an adjacent laptop computer, used to capture images from an electronic camera. The electronics of modern telescope systems include a port for autoguiding. A special instrument tracks a star and makes adjustment in the telescope's position while photographing the sky.
To do so the autoguider must be able to issue commands through the telescope's control system. These commands can compensate for slight errors in the tracking performance, such as periodic error caused by the worm drive that makes the telescope move. In new observatory designs, equatorial mounts have been out of favor for decades in large-scale professional applications. Massive new instruments are most stable. Computerized tracking and field-derotation are not difficult to implement at the professional level. At the amateur level, equatorial mounts remain popular for astrophotography. In the German equatorial mount, the primary structure is a T-shape, where the lower bar is the right ascension axis, the upper bar is the declination axis; the mount was developed by Joseph von Fraunhofer for the Great Dorpat Refractor, finished in 1824. The telescope is placed on one end of the declination axis, a suitable counterweight on other end of it; the right ascension axis has bearings below the T-joint, that is, it is not supported above the declination axis.
The Open Fork mount has a Fork attached to a right ascension axis at its base. The telescope is attached to two pivot points at the other end of the fork so it can swing in declination. Most modern mass-produced catadioptric reflecting telescopes tend to be of this type; the mount resembles an Altazimuth mount, but with the azimuth axis tilted and lined up to match earth rotation axis with a piece of hardware called a "wedge". Many mid-size professional telescopes have equatorial forks, these are in range of 0.5-2.0 meter diameter. The English mount or Yoke mount has a frame or "yoke" with right ascension axis bearings at the top and the bottom ends, a telescope attached inside the midpoint of the yoke allowing it to swing on the declination axis; the telescope is fitted inside the fork, although there are exceptions such as the Mt. Wilson 2.5 m reflector, there are no counterweights as with the German mount. The original English fork design is disadvantaged in that it does not allow the telescope to point too near the north or south celestial pole.
The Horseshoe mount overcomes the design disadvantage of English or Yoke mounts by replacing the polar bearing with an open "horseshoe" structure to allow the telescope to access Polaris and stars near it. The Hale telescope is the most prominent example of a Horseshoe mount in use; the Cross-axis or English cross. The right ascension axis is supported at both ends, the declination axis is attached to it at midpoint with the telescope on one end of the declination axis and a counter weight on the other. An equatorial platform is a specially designed platform that allows any device sitting on it to track on an equatorial axis, it achieves this by having a surface that pivots about a "virtual polar axis". This gives equatorial tracking to anything sitting on the platform, from small cameras up to entire observatory buildings; these platforms are used with altazimuth mounted amateur astronomical telescopes, such as the common Dobsonian telescope type, to overcome that type of mount's inability to track the night sky.
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LSU Tigers basketball
The LSU Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I men's college basketball. The Tigers are coached by interim head coach Tony Benford, they play their home games in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center located on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The team participates in the Southeastern Conference; the 1935 Tigers – coached by Harry Rabenhorst, keyed by the play of first LSU All-American Sparky Wade – finished the season at 14–1, defeating a Pittsburgh Panthers team that shared the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference championship and finished with an 18–6 overall record in the American Legion Bowl by a score of 41–37 in their final game of the season. LSU's lone defeat came to the Southwest Conference co-champion Rice Owls by a score of 56–47 in Houston in one of LSU's three road games. LSU has claimed a national championship for the 1935 season, but not on the basis of any determination by an external selector. Rabenhorst led the Tigers to the 1953 Final Four with a team that finished 22–3 overall and 13–0 in conference play, which included future NBA Hall of Famer Bob Pettit.
Rabenhorst's 1953–54 Tigers repeated as SEC champions—again finishing undefeated in conference play at 14–0, at 20–5 overall—and played in the Sweet Sixteen game of the 1954 NCAA Tournament, falling 78–70 to eventual national third-place Penn State. From 1957 to 1966, LSU was coached by Frank Truitt, they combined for a record of 88–135. Significant players included Jr.. Press Maravich was head basketball coach from 1966 to 1972, he had an overall record of 76–86 at LSU. He led the team to three winning seasons, but did not win an SEC championship or make an NCAA tournament appearance, his 1969–70 team advanced to the NIT Final Four. This era is best known for the exploits of Press Maravich's son, Pete "Pistol Pete" Maravich whom he coached from 1967 to 1970. Pete dominated at the collegiate level averaging 44.2 points per game and was named National Player of the Year in 1970. Collis Temple Jr. of Kentwood became LSU's first African-American varsity athlete during Press' final season of 1971–1972.
Dale Brown was head LSU basketball coach for 25 years from 1972 to 1997. During his time at LSU, he led the basketball team to two Final Fours, four Elite Eights, five Sweet Sixteens, thirteen NCAA Tournament appearances, he led the Tigers to four regular season SEC championships and one SEC Tournament championship. In 1996–97, Dale Brown signed Baton Rouge high school phenom Lester Earl, who led Glen Oaks High School to three consecutive Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championships, with all championship games played at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Earl played just 11 games at LSU before he was suspended and transferred to the University of Kansas soon afterward. While at Kansas, Earl said that an LSU assistant coach gave him money when he was at LSU; the NCAA began an investigation. It found no evidence that his assistants paid Earl. However, it did find that a former booster paid Earl about $5,000 while he was attending LSU; the basketball team was placed on probation in 1998.
In September 2007, Lester Earl issued an apology to Brown, then-assistant head coach Johnny Jones, LSU in general for his role in the NCAA investigation. Earl now has altered his original claims that the NCAA pressured him into making false claims against Dale Brown or else he would lose years of NCAA eligibility. Earl said, "I was pressured into telling them SOMETHING. I was 19 years old at that time; the NCAA intimidated me, manipulated me into making up things, encouraged me to lie, in order to be able to finish my playing career at Kansas. They told me if we don't find any dirt on Coach Brown you won't be allowed to play but one more year at Kansas. I caused great harm and difficulties for so many people. I feel sorriest for hurting Coach Brown. Coach Brown, I apologize to you for tarnishing your magnificent career at LSU." The NCAA has declined any new comments on the situation. However, Brown says. "The most interesting journey that a person can make is discovering himself. I believe Lester has done that, I forgive him."
In 1997, John Brady replaced the legendary Dale Brown as head coach at LSU. When Brady arrived, the program stinging from a recruiting scandal. Brady's first two years were rough. In 2000, the Tigers broke through, posting a 28 -- a NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance. However, due to the loss of Stromile Swift and Jabari Smith to the 2000 NBA Draft, the Tigers could not carry their momentum to the next year, going 13–16 in 2001. Brady's team entered the 2005–06 season unranked, but were coming off a solid season in which they went 20–10 and made the NCAA Tournament. Led by Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Tyrus Thomas, the Tigers won their first outright SEC regular season championship since 1985, earned a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After wins over Iona and Texas A&M, LSU de
Louisiana State University Laboratory School
Louisiana State University Laboratory School is a laboratory school under Louisiana State University and is one of two laboratory schools in Baton Rouge. The other is Southern Laboratory School, operated by Southern University on the north side of the city; the school was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences and Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. Since the school is part of the LSU system, students are required to pay tuition; the school is located on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, a center for the petrochemical industry and a major deep-water port. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana with a population of over 600,000. Elizabeth Ashley, actress Bradford Banta, former NFL professional football player and standout at USC Glen Davis, current professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and standout at LSU Jimmy Field, Baton Rouge lawyer and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission from 1996 to 2012 Brian Kinchen, former NFL professional football player and standout at LSU Richard Baker, former member of the Louisiana House from East Baton Rouge parish from 1979–1987 and U.
S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th Congressional District from 1987–2008 Chuck McMains, former member of the Louisiana House from East Baton Rouge parish. Both are sons of Collis Temple Jr. LSU's first African-American varsity athlete Oliver Brown, former LSU basketball player Benjy Davis, lead singer of the Benjy Davis Project, a southern rock band that tours throughout the south and up the east coast Hall Davis V, former University of Louisiana at Lafayette defensive end, selected 149th overall in the 5th round by the St. Louis Rams in the 2010 NFL Draft. Rheagan Courville, former elite gymnast and LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team member. Tim Williams, Baltimore Ravens, Former Alabama Standout Patrick Reed, professional golfer and 2018 Masters Champion UHS homepage LSU homepage
E. J. Ourso College of Business
The E. J. Ourso College of Business is Louisiana State University's business school and was established in 1928 as the College of Commerce, it is located in the Louisiana State University Business Education Complex. As early as 1899, LSU organized a four-year course in commerce. On June 11, 1928, the University Board of Supervisors established the College of Commerce at its annual meeting; the college would be housed in Himes Hall with J. B. Trant presiding as dean. In 1959, the college was renamed the College of Business Administration. 20 years the college found a new home in the Center for Engineering and Business Administration, which has since been renamed Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Another renaming of the college took place in 1996, when "E. J. Ourso" was added to honor the college’s benefactor. In 2005, “Administration” was dropped from the college’s name. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business continuously since 1931, the E. J. Ourso College offers undergraduate degrees in: Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Business Information Systems & Decision Science International Trade & Finance Management Marketing The E. J. Ourso College offers a master’s in accountancy, economics and public administration and is recognized for its LSU Flores MBA Program.
PhDs are offered in: Accounting LSU Department of Accounting Economics LSU Department of Economics Finance Information Systems & Decision Science LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems Management LSU Rucks Department of Management Marketing LSU Department of MarketingThe E. J. Ourso College is home to several noteworthy centers and institutes and houses the LSU Center for Internal Auditing, recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors, it is certified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The E. J. Ourso College requires students seeking admittance to meet the admission requirements outlined on the website - https://www.lsu.edu/business/obss/academic-services/academic-counseling/admission.php Accounting Department of Accounting prepares students for careers in public accounting and government through required and elective courses in financial accounting, audit and internal audit. Economics & International Trade & Finance The Department of Economics prepares students to analyze complex economic problems, to think critically about a variety of issues, to learn beyond the confines of the classroom and to be adaptable to the ever-changing demands of the labor market.
Students can choose between a BA in economics or a BS in international trade & finance. Each degree provides analytical skills and a breadth of economic understanding for careers in business, government, or for further study in economics, law, or public policy. Finance The LSU Department of Finance prepares students for careers in finance through courses, including investments, corporate finance, financial statement analysis, real estate, risk management and business law. General Business Administration The general business administration curriculum prepares students for a broad career in business. General business majors can partake of electives in multiple business areas and earn an official university minor. Information Systems & Decision Science The Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems prepares students to design, implement and manage information technology systems by developing the conceptual and practical skills needed for IT management, business intelligence, e-commerce, supply chain management.
Management The Rucks Department of Management prepares students for careers in areas such as organizational behavior, human resources, entrepreneurship, industrial/labor relations, international management. William and Catherine Rucks endowed the department in 1996, are the namesakes of the Rucks Fellowship, awarded to several students annually. Marketing The Department of Marketing prepares students for careers by offering a solid foundation focused on the drivers of the field. Innovative courses such as “Marketing on the Internet” and “Sports Marketing” are offered; the Business Residential College is a living-learning environment where the next generations of business leaders are assisted in acclimating to the culture of the college and of business. In the LSU Flores MBA Program students can specialize in entrepreneurship, human resource management, internal auditing, international business/emerging markets, supply chain management, systems audit, or create a customized curriculum. For non-traditional students, the program offers the flexible options of an Executive MBA or a Professional MBA.
Additionally, students can earn a joint JD/MBA through the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU; the program’s namesake, James "Jim" C. Flores, is the CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of the mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Inc, he and his wife, continue to support the E. J. Ourso College and LSU while residing in Houston, Texas; the E. J. Ourso College offers PhD programs in accounting and business administration. Business administration PhD students can specialize in finance, information systems & decision sciences, marketing, or management; the PhD programs provide a solid theoretical base and prepare candidates for careers in academia and research positions in government and industry. Designed to be year-round programs of study for full-time students, the PhD programs consist of extensive coursework in the chosen discipline, supporting disciplines, research methods. Usually
Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College
The Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College is an academic community at Louisiana State University. Housed in the heritage-listed French House, it was founded in 1992 as the LSU Honors College, renamed in December 2014; the college admits the top 10% of incoming LSU freshmen, provides its students with a curriculum of seminar classes, mentoring relationships with faculty, opportunities for undergraduate research, culminating in the Honors Thesis. Honors education at LSU began in 1967 when professors Charles Bigger and Edward Henderson coordinated and developed a series of team-taught collaborative courses that remain the academic core of the Honors curriculum at LSU. In 1992, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the transformation of the honors program at the University into the LSU Honors College. Bill Seay served as the College's only dean until 2003 when Nancy Clark assumed the role; the third and current dean is Dr. Jonathan H. Earle, who joined the university in 2014; the Honors College was located in the Old President's House on Highland Road.
Comprising the French House, the Laville Honors House residence hall, the 459 Dining Commons, this complete "campus within a campus" distinguishes the Ogden Honors College as one of the few honors institutions in the country with a dedicated campus for the honors student body. In December 2014, LSU announced that they had received a $12 million investment from alumnus Roger Ogden, the largest unrestricted endowed gift in LSU history. Shortly after, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the renaming of the LSU Honors College in honor of Ogden's late father and son. In 1999, the Honors College moved into the French House, Renaissance-style chateau constructed as a center for intensive study of the French language and culture; the French House was dedicated on April 15, 1935, when French Ambassador André de Laboulaye traveled to Louisiana to celebrate LSU’s Diamond Jubilee. The French ambassador laid the structure’s cornerstone, which included a piece of wood from the original Fort de la Boulaye, the first French settlement in Louisiana.
Ambassador François de Laboulaye, André de Laboulaye’s son, rededicated the building on April 3, 1981. The French House remains the only non-Quadrangle LSU structure on the National Register of Historic Places. A long-anticipated $5 million renovation of the interior of the French House began in December 2014, funded through capital outlay funds allocated by former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Renovations were completed in 2016; the 3 acres area was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 13, 1982. Located near the French House is the Laville Honors House, a residence hall for students enrolled in the College; the Laville Honors House includes an East Hall, West Hall, central lobby. The East and West wings are mirror images of one another. Plans were approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents in 2008 to add 3,600 square feet of new space and renovate 110,500 square feet of existing residence hall space, which included expanding lounges and study space and providing for faculty residence on the first floor.
The West Hall renovations were complete in fall 2010. The renovations of the East Hall and addition of a central lobby were completed in April 2012 at a cost of $14 million. There are three different types of Honors courses at the University. Courses offered through the Honors College are designated by the HNRS prefix and include interdisciplinary courses which exist as seminar-lecture pairs and feature the history, philosophy, art and literature of specific civilizations or time periods; these courses are capped at 20. Ideally, the research that begins in an HNRS class may lead to an Honors Thesis under the direction of the faculty member. Academic departments across campus offer honors equivalent courses. Students may choose to "Honors Option" a course by entering into a contract with a professor of an upper level course and fulfilling a set of agreed upon requirements that go beyond the expectations laid out in the course's syllabus; this modified coursework proposal provides an opportunity for upper-level students to earn Honors credit for a traditional 3000/4000 level LSU course.
Students in the College have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate thesis, graduate with College Honors, earn two different distinctions. Sophomore Honors Distinction is bestowed upon a student who completes 20 hours or more of Honors courses by the end of the second year, maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA in Honors courses and in all course work, completes one Honors interdisciplinary course. Upper Division Honors Distinction can be earned by completing Honors work in courses at the 3000 level or above, including three to six hours of research, by writing and defending an undergraduate thesis in the student’s main field of study; the Honors Thesis is the capstone achievement of the Honors College curriculum, completing one is a culminating experience for fourth year students. In the Honors Thesis students answer questions and solve problems in order to demonstrate their mastery by completing a long-term project with an expert faculty member in their chosen discipline. Students who attain both Sophomore and Upper Division Honors Distinction graduate with College Honors—a designation that appears on a student's diploma.
Since 2005, Ogden Honors students have been awarded with more than 100 national and international fellowships, including 18 Goldwater Scholarships, 10 Truman Scholarships, 36 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, 17 Critical Language Scholarships, 4 Udall Scholarships. Although the College accepts continuing and transfer students, most incoming students enrol
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University is a public research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy; the current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, occupies a 650-acre plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River. LSU is the flagship school of the state of Louisiana, as well the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, is the most comprehensive university in Louisiana. In 2017, the university enrolled over 25,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU's graduate schools, such as the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, have received national recognition in their respective fields of study. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
LSU's athletics department fields teams in 21 varsity sports, is a member of the NCAA and the SEC. The university is represented by Mike the Tiger. Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in several land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811, 1827 for use as a seminary of learning, it was founded as a military academy and is still today steeped in military tradition, giving rise to the school's nickname "The Ole War Skule." In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville in Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana. Modeled after Virginia Military Institute, the institution opened with five professors and nineteen cadets on January 2, 1860, with Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman as superintendent; the original location of the Old LSU Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On January 26, 1861, after only a year at the helm, Sherman resigned his position because Louisiana became the sixth state to secede from the Union.
The school closed on June 1861, with the start of the American Civil War. During the course of the war, the university reopened in April 1863, but was closed once again with the invasion of the Red River Valley by the Union Army; the losses sustained by the institution during the Union occupation were heavy, after 1863 the seminary remained closed for the remainder of the Civil War. Following the surrender of the Confederates at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, General Sherman donated two cannons to the institution; these cannons had been captured from Confederate forces after the close of the war and had been used during the initial firing upon Fort Sumter in April 1861. The cannons are still displayed in front of LSU's Military Science/Aerospace Studies Building; the seminary reopened its doors on October 2, 1865, only to be burned October 15, 1869. On November 1, 1869, the institution resumed its exercises in Baton Rouge, where it has since remained. In 1870, the name of the institution was changed to Louisiana State University.
Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College was established by an act of the legislature, approved April 7, 1874, to carry out the United States Morrill Act of 1862, granting lands for this purpose. It temporarily opened in New Orleans, June 1, 1874, where it remained until it merged with Louisiana State University in 1877; this prompted the final name change for the university to the Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. In 1905, LSU admitted Miss R. O. Davis, she was admitted into a program to pursue a master's degree. The following year, 1906, LSU admitted sixteen female students to its freshman class as part of an experimental program. Prior to this, LSU's student body was all-male. In 1907, LSU's first female graduate, Miss Martha McC. Read, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. After this two year experimental program, the university opened its doors to female applicants in 1908, thus coeducation was born at LSU. On April 30, 1926, the present LSU campus was formally dedicated, following the school's history at the federal garrison grounds where it had been located since 1886.
Prior to this, LSU utilized the quarters of the Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Land for the present campus was purchased in 1918, construction started in 1922, the move began in 1925; the campus was designed for 3000 students, but was cut back due to budget problems. After some years of enrollment fluctuation, student numbers began a steady increase, new programs were added and faculty expanded, a true state university emerged. In 1928, LSU was a small-time country school that generated little interest or attention in the state. Labeled a "third-rate" institution by the Association of State Universities, the school had only 1800 students, 168 faculty members, an annual operating budget of $800,000. In 1930, Huey Pierce Long, Jr. the governor, initiated a massive building program to expand the physical plant and add departments. By 1936, LSU had the finest facilities in the South, a top-notch faculty of 394 professors, a new
LSU Lady Tigers basketball
The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I women's college basketball. The team has been led by head coach Nikki Fargas since the 2011-2012 season; the team plays its home games in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center located on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The LSU women's basketball team started play in 1975 as the "Ben-Gals," with coach Jinks Coleman. In just their second season of play, the team made it to the AIAW national championship game before losing to top-ranked Delta State, 68-55. Coleman stepped down in the middle of the 1978-1979 season and was replaced by Barbara Swanner, who in turn led the team for three and a half seasons; the 1981-1982 season saw. LSU did not play in the first NCAA tournament. Future Hall of Fame coach Sue Gunter was hired to replace Swanner. Gunter would lead the Lady Tigers for the next 22 seasons. Gunter led the Lady Tigers to 14 NCAA tournament appearances. Although she only won three regular season titles, for most of her tenure the SEC was dominated by national powers Tennessee and Ole Miss.
Gunter took a medical leave of absence in the middle of the 2003-04 season. Her top assistant, Pokey Chatman, who had played for Gunter in the late 1980s and early 1990s and served as an assistant coach since the end of her playing days, took over as interim coach and led the Tigers to their first Final Four. However, Gunter was still head coach, LSU credits the entire season to her. Gunter retired after the season, Chatman was named her permanent successor. Pokey Chatman led the team to two more consecutive Final Four appearances and was regarded as coach. However, during the 2006-2007 season, just prior to the NCAA Tournament, Chatman resigned after allegations of improper conduct with a former player surfaced, she was replaced on an interim basis by longtime assistant Bob Starkey, who coached the team during the 2007 NCAA Tournament, leading them to a fourth consecutive Final Four. Van Chancellor, the former longtime head coach at Ole Miss, was hired at the end of the season as a permanent replacement.
In his first year as coach, Chancellor led the Lady Tigers to the SEC regular season championship. The Lady Tigers were runner-up in the 2008 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament and made the NCAA Final Four for a fifth consecutive year. LSU joined Connecticut as the only two schools to reach five consecutive Final Fours. On April 2, 2011 LSU hired Nikki Fargas to replace Chancellor as head coach of the Lady Tigers. Fargas played for Tennessee under Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt in her playing days as Nikki Caldwell. Through the 2012-2013 season, LSU has made 23 AIAW/NCAA tournament appearances including 13 Sweet Sixteens, 8 Elite Eights, 5 Final Fours; the Lady Tigers have won the SEC regular season championship 3 times, the SEC Tournament championship twice. Player of the Year AwardSeimone Augustus - 2005, 2006 Sylvia Fowles - 2008 The Pete Maravich Assembly Center is a 13,215-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the arena is home of the LSU Lady Tigers basketball team.
It was known as the LSU Assembly Center, but was renamed in honor of Pete Maravich, a Tiger basketball legend, shortly after his death in 1988. The Maravich Center is known to locals as "The PMAC" or "The Palace that Pete Built," or by its more nationally known nickname, "The Deaf Dome," coined by Dick Vitale; the oval building is located directly to the north of Tiger Stadium, its bright-white roof can be seen in many telecasts of that stadium. The arena concourse is divided into four quadrants: Pete Maravich Pass, The Walk of Champions, Heroes Hall and Midway of Memories; the quadrants highlight former LSU Tiger athletes and team awards and memorabilia pertaining to the history of LSU Lady Tigers and LSU Tigers basketball teams. The LSU Basketball Practice Facility is the practice facility for the LSU Lady Tigers basketball and LSU Tigers basketball teams; the facility is connected to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center through the Northwest portal. The facility features separate, full-size duplicate gymnasiums for the women's and men's basketball teams.
They include a regulation NCAA court in length with two regulation high school courts in the opposition direction. The courts are exact replicas of the Maravich Center game court and have two portable goals and four retractable goals; the gymnasiums are equipped with a scoreboard, video filming balcony and scorer's table with video and data connection. The facility houses team locker rooms, a team lounge, training rooms, a coach's locker room and coach's offices; the building includes a two-story lobby and staircase that ascends to the second level where a club room is used for pre-game and post-game events and is connected to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center concourse. The lobby includes trophy cases and memorabilia of LSU basketball. A 900-pound bronze statue of LSU legend Shaquille O'Neal is located in front of the facility; the LSU Tigers basketball strength training and conditioning facility is located in the LSU Strength and Conditioning facility. Built in 1997, it is located adjacent to Tiger Stadium.
Measuring 10,000-square feet with a flat surface, it has 28 multi-purpose power stations, 36 assorted selectorized machines and 10 dumbbell stations along with a plyometric specific area, medicine balls, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment. It features 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes, 2 elliptical cross trainers, a stepper and stepmill. Conference tournament winners noted with # Source Official website