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SBD/September 6, 2013/Media
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Published September 6, 2013
GET WELL SOON: LSU on Thursday announced that longtime football radio analyst Doug Moreau "will take a temporary leave of absence from the LSU Sports Radio Network for medical reasons." In Baton Rouge, Scott Rabalais notes Moreau has "called games on the network for 35 seasons" but missed Saturday's opener against TCU. LSU SID Michael Bonnette said that the "condition is not life-threatening" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 9/6).
NOTES: SPORTS ON EARTH's Pat Borzi reported Minnesota-based Canterbury Park handicapper Angela Hermann "will be the first woman to call a full thoroughbred race card in North America" on Saturday (SPORTSONEARTH.com, 9/4)....The New Orleans Times-Picayune on Thursday announced that 28-year Memphis Commercial-Appeal writer Ron Higgins "will return to his hometown of Baton Rouge this month" to write about LSU and the SEC. Higgins will provide "commentary and special features about LSU sports," and will continue to "appear on regional and national television and radio talking about the Tigers and SEC sports" (NOLA.com, 9/5).