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Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana State University.’

Former Major League outfielder Darryl Hamilton found dead in Texas residence

Darryl Hamilton (file photo)

Darryl Hamilton was a former Major League outfielder who played with several teams from 1988-2001.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hamilton spent time with the Milwaukee Brewers (1988, 1990-95), Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-1998), Colorado Rockies (1998-1999) and New York Mets (1999-2001).

His career totals included a .291 batting average with 51 homers and 454 runs batted in, playing 1328 games. Was a ground ball hitter who rarely struck out.

A great fielder at all outfield positions, Hamilton recorded 2711 putouts, with 46 assists garnering a fielding percentage of .995 in 2771 total chances. He holds the American League records for consecutive errorless chances (541) and errorless games (229).

He played college baseball at Louisiana State University.

 

Hamilton’s life ended tragically at the age of 50.

On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Hamilton and girlfriend Monica Jordan were found dead in a Pearland, Texas residence, in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. Investigators said it appeared Hamilton had been shot more than once and Jordan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hamilton and Jordan’s 15 month-old child was found alive by police in the home. It was ruled a murder-suicide.

At the time of his death, he had been working for the MLB Network and MLB.com.

Hamilton was married twice to two celebrities. He was married to Access Hollywood anchor Shaun Robinson in 1994. He also was married to fashion model Ursaline Steinke in 2000, with whom he had two sons. Both marriages ended in divorce.

Browns sign #1 pick Mingo to four-year deal

Barkevious Mingo (courtesy LSU)

The Cleveland Browns new regime has signed their first draft choice.

The Browns announced that they have signed their number-1 draft choice, Barkevious Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft to a four-year contract.

The deal has a team option for a fifth year and is for more than $16 million.

The signing is timely as Mingo will not miss any part of training camp which starts on Thursday under new head coach Rob Chudzinski.

The 6’4, 240-pound Mingo played at Louisiana State University where in 40 games, he made 15 starts with 119 tackles and 15 sacks.

The wording in Mingo’s contract says that the Browns will not have to pay him the remainder of the deal if he is cut before it expires or he signs with another team.

Mingo will receive his entire signing bonus by December.

Bengals extend Whitworth with 2-year deal

 

Andrew Whitworth (courtesy of Cincinnati Bengals)

The Cincinnati Bengals have given left tackle Andrew Whitworth a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2015.

The deal recognizes his standing as the team’s best offensive lineman and one of its leaders.

Whitworth was a second-round draft pick from Louisiana State University in 2006, when he moved into the starting lineup. He is one of the NFL’s best tackles and has started every game the past two years.

Whitworth is a team captain and a union representative for the players. During the NFL lockout, he helped organize workouts for his fellow teammates.

Info compiled from Cincinnati Bengals news

Derenbecker, ex-LSU basketball player, chooses UD Flyers

 

Matt Derenbecker (courtesy of LSU athletics)

The Dayton Flyers have added a player that they probably didn’t know they would be getting.

Former LSU forward Matt Derenbecker has decided to start fresh and has pick the University of Dayton to continue his college career.

Derenbecker started 16 games for Louisiana State University as a true freshman last season. He averaged 6.5 points in 32 games, with a season-high 19 points against Mississippi.

The 6-foot-7 transfer can start practicing right away with the Flyers when basketball starts on October 15.

But he is not expected to start playing games until the 2012-2013 season.

The Dayton Flyers are a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

 

compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Recruiting news

LSU hires former rival player Caldwell to coach women’s team

Nikki Caldwell (courtesy of LSU athletics)

Louisiana State University director of athletics Joe Alleva has hired UCLA head coach Nikki Caldwell to lead their women’s program.

Caldwell was 71-25 at UCLA in three years and 40-14 in the Pacific 10 Conference. In 2008-09, the Bruins were 19-12, 9-9 a tie for 4th place; 2009-10 were 25-9, 15-3 good for 2nd place and in 2010-11 were 27-4, 16-2 good for 2nd place again.

Caldwell is no stranger to LSU or its fans. She won a national championship as a player at Tennessee and then two as an assistant coach with the Lady Vols.

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