Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is drawing a lot of attention from other schools; a veteran coach retires and the U.S. men’s soccer team makes history in our Thursday Sports News And Notes…
** Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has drawn interest from 20 or so schools according to LSU’s Communications Director. Mathieu was dismissed for the football team recently for violation of team rules and many media outlets have reported that he failed drug tests while at LSU.
** Former Gator track coach Jimmy Carnes will have a street named in his honor this weekend. The corner of Southwest 23rd Street and Fraternity Drive will renamed in his honor in a ceremony this weekend and will be called “Jimmy Carnes Boulevard.” Carnes was the long time track coach at Florida who passed away last year.
** The U.S. men’s soccer team did something it had not done in 75 years…beat Mexico on the road. The U.S. team won 1-0.
** No Rafael Nadal for the U.S. Open; he’s pulled out because of a knee injury.
** Long time college football coach Bill Curry will retire at the end of this season at Georgia State. Curry who played in the SEC and coached at schools like Alabama and Kentucky, got the chance to start the football program at Georgia State where he has coached for the past two seasons.