Watch Live: LSU introduces new basketball coach

March 22, 2017 - 4:42 am
LSU today holds a news conference with new men's basketball coach Will Wade.  

He takes over the struggling program after the firing or Johnny Jones.

Watch the noon news conference here:


News Release:

LSU will introduce its new men’s basketball coach Will Wade to the school’s student body, the general public, and the media with a press conference on Wednesday at noon CT in the central lobby on the second floor of the LSU Student Union.

The LSU student body along with the general public are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s event as the Tigers celebrate the ushering in of a new era of men’s basketball. Members of the general public coming to campus are advised to park in the parking garage near Barnes and Nobles on the east side of Highland Road.

Wednesday's event will also be streamed live at

McDonald’s will providing free lunch to the first 200 students in attendance and there will be appearances by the LSU Cheerleaders, Mike the Tiger and the Tiger Girls.

Wade, whose hiring was announced late Monday, comes to LSU after serving as head coach at VCU for the two years where he led the Rams to 51 wins and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
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