Randy Rosetta

Randy RosettaRandy Rosetta is the LSU beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Klein’s heart for helping others fits in perfectly at Kansas State

October 26, 2012

If he had his druthers, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein would be just a small part of the mosaic of a great team. Just another piece of the beautiful machinery that makes a talented team click and purr.

Well, the Colorado native and already-graduated senior has gotten part of his wish.

With the 2012 season set to hit its November stretch run, the Wildcats are flying as high as ever, ranked No. 4 in the country and squarely in the hunt for a spot in the BCS National Championship… Continue Reading…

What defines Nola is what he does when no one is watching

May 11, 2012

Where Austin Nola wound up as a college baseball player wasn’t by accident.

In fact, it’s hard for him or anybody who has known him a while to imagine LSU’s senior shortstop anywhere but in the Tigers’ purple-and-gold and right in the middle of the Alex Box Stadium diamond – where he’s been a starter from the middle of his freshman season on.

Understanding Nola’s connection to LSU also provides a glimpse into who he is as a person. The Baton Rouge native… Continue Reading…

Belmont’s Mick Hedgepeth uses what he loves - basketball - to teach kids about faith and life

February 17, 2012

Unless the Belmont University basketball team takes a spin as Cinderella in the 2012 NCAA Tournament – and nobody connected to the Bruins is ready to cross that off their to-do list – the likelihood of a Mick Hedgepeth’s name rolling off the tongues of college basketball fans isn’t very likely.

That suits the 6-foot-9 senior just fine and seems to fit with his personality and what he has accomplished in four seasons on and off the court.

Hedgepeth is one of 10… Continue Reading…

Frazier Hall put baseball dream on hold to help his older brother chase another dream

May 23, 2011

Like any other kid who picked up a baseball or a glove when he had barely mastered the art of walking, Frazier Hall had a full set of dreams lying in front of him.

Those aspirations grew and developed clarity as he got older and realized there was a bright future ahead on the diamond.

But when his older brother encountered a life-altering hurdle several years ago, Hall did something unlike a lot of those same youngsters whose dreams have taken flight.

He… Continue Reading…