Green: LSU fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SEC championship—free slabs of Tiger Stadium sod. LSU Athletics announced that fans can claim their gift at the bullpen lot at Alex Box Stadium this afternoon. The slabs will be free of charge and will be given away on a first-come, first-served, basis and fans are asked to select no more than four slabs each. Slabs will measure roughly 18-by-24.
Analysis: The cyberattack on Louisiana’s state government computer servers disrupted agency operations and made going to the Office of Motor Vehicles even more headache-inducing than usual. But it was nowhere near the worst-case scenario of widespread data theft and crippled government services for weeks or months, according to a new Associated Press analysis of the attack and aftermath. Read it here.
Benchmark: The world’s most famous oil and gas field—and the backbone of global crude pricing—has dried up, The Wall Street Journal reports. Royal Dutch Shell is expected next year to plug the last remaining Brent oil wells, located in the North Sea’s East Shetland Basin. The Brent benchmark, used since the 1970s, will keep its name and increasingly represents a blend of North Sea crudes, with the potential to include oil from other locations in the future. Read the full story.