A source with knowledge of the situation has told the Times-Picayune that LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman, who was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the fourth overall pick in this year's Major League Baseball Draft, will return to LSU for another season of baseball. According to the source, Gausman wants to pitch in the College World Series and continue to improve under LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn.Kevin Gausman will return for another season at LSU - Times Picayune Jaded me knows better than to hang my hopes on anything until the signing deadline is over and this very well could just be media posturing from the Gausman camp BUT WHAT IF IT'S TRUE!?
Right behind home plate plus 30 rows! Hit good pitch!!We knew Les Miles was in Omaha for his daughter's shot at the US Olympic trials (which she didn't compete in due to injury) and given his past mentions of how much he loves baseball, it wasn't hard to imagine that he'd walk across the street and catch what would be the final game of the CWS. I don't think anyone expected him to do PBP of the final innings, though
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College made a big pickup, signing Lafayette County quarterback Jeremy Liggins to a scholarship. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Liggins had originally committed to LSU. "It's huge,'' MGCCC football coach Steve Campbell said during his annual summer football camp Sunday. "We're excited. He will enroll in second-term summer school.''Liggins signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast - Sun Herald You may remember Liggins as the rather large QB commit LSU got out of Oxford, MS, who had the gall to make his announcement in the Square in Oxford back on Jan 30th. Liggins enters the MS JUCO system after a few days of rumors that he couldn't qualify academically and has swelled to nearly 300 lbs.
The game has officially been postponed. It will resume tomorrow at 10:05 a.m. #LSU 4, Stony Brook 4, Top 12.Via @LSUBaseball
The SEC has also adopted new format schedules in football and basketball, UF athletic director Jeremy Foley said. Football will have 6-1-1. The 6-1-1 for football: six division games, one permanent opponent from opposite division, one rotating. As for the 6-1-1 in football, Foley said there were some dissenting votes. Not a unanimous decision. Permanent games: Bama-UT, Aub-UGA, Florida-LSU, Ole Miss-Vandy, MSU-UK, Missouri-Arkansas and SCar-Texas A&M.via @RobbieAndreu from the Gainsville Sun and reconfirmed everywhere Thankfully, people who are not crazy were able to prevail over Alleva and Martin
While LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said Saturday that he believes the SEC will stick with permanent opponents from opposite divisions — something LSU has staunchly opposed — Martin said he will make one more attempt to sway his fellow SEC presidents and chancellors this week at the annual Spring Meeting in Destin, Fla. "I will try to make the case" for abandoning permanent opponents, Martin said Saturday. "I will make the case for LSU. I think we at least have a shot." Martin said he has an ally for eliminating permanent opponents in South Carolina President Harris Pastides. But it is a small band of resistance. Alleva said 11 of the 14 SEC schools are in favor of retaining permanent opponents — including Florida, the Tigers’ permanent SEC East opponent. LSU has maintained in the past that Florida also wanted to eliminate their annual game. "I don’t think it’s fair," Alleva said. "I think people have voted in the best interests of their schools and not the league."LSU to make case against permanent football foe - The Advocate Never mind that Martin is jumping ship from LSU at a critical time to go take the same job at Colorado State. He is going to attempt to make permanent damage to the annual strength of the football schedule on the way out. I have never heard any sane argument for getting rid of the annual Florida game, other than "it makes things too hard" or "unfair" and that's a damn shame of an excuse to get rid of a football game. Don't even get me started on Alleva...
Simplicity of design at the highest levels of sport has its obvious advantages: it compensates for the ludicrous speed of the game, and allows players capable of functioning at the furthest frontier of competence to stretch a bit further in the fractions of a second they have to perform.http://www.sbnation.com/2012/5/22/3036396/peyton-manning-colts-offense As usual, Mr. Hall puts it much more eloquently than I do, but here's another chip in the corner of "the best offenses are born from simplicity."
The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences have announced a five-year agreement for their football champions to meet in a postseason bowl game following the 2014 season. The champions of the two conferences will be in the matchup unless one or both are selected to play in the new four-team model to determine the national championship. Should that occur, another deserving team from the conference(s) would be selected for the game. "A new January bowl tradition is born," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "This new game will provide a great matchup between the two most successful conferences in the BCS era and will complement the exciting postseason atmosphere created by the new four-team model. Most importantly, it will provide our student-athletes, coaches and fans with an outstanding bowl experience." Specific details, including host site(s), will be announced at a later date.Big 12 And SEC Announce Major Bowl Partnership
Not only was Bobby Petrino's apparent mistress hired over 158 other applicants for that Arkansas Razorbacks athletic department job, at least one of them looks to have been very highly qualified. According to Fayetteville's 40/29 Sports, former LSU Tigers starter Ben Wilkerson was one of three finalists, along with experienced Arkansas recruiting assistant Tiffany Fields. Among Wilkerson's reported references were Nick Saban, Les Miles, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp and Derek Dooley, while Fields countered with Garrick McGee (who just might be the next head coach at Arkansas). Dorrell's references were some Arkansas suits and not super famous football coaches.Jessica Dorrell Hired Over Nick Saban-Recommended Former LSU Player - SB Nation From the "It's a small world" Dept., we found out just this past Monday that Wilkerson had left his GA job at LSU to take the OL job at Grambling.