Jim Hawthorne, the longtime LSU play-by-play man, is missing in the Louisiana floods. LSU’s athletics department requested anyone who knew his whereabouts to contact it today. He hasn’t been heard from since his 9 o’clock last night.
Hawthorne was as good a play-by-play guy as anyone. Before XM, I spent several nights driving across the South listening to his LSU games on AM radio. He called football, basketball and baseball, was at LSU for 33 years and well-liked. He was recognized on the field during Arkansas’ game in Baton Rouge last year.