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  • Baseball America has a brief recap on this weekend's regional:
    Has any team ever been hotter than LSU is right now? The Tigers easily extended their epic winning streak to 23 games by winning three games against Texas Southern and Southern Miss by a combined score of 36-9. LSU broke open a 3-2 game Sunday with six runs in the sixth, capped by Blake Dean’s three-run triple. The Tigers will host UC Irvine in a super-regional next weekend, in what will most assuredly be the final send-off for Alex Box Stadium. If you predicted in February that the final weekend at the Box would come in super-regional play, then pat yourself on the back and call yourself Nostradamus.
  • The Birmingham News has released its annual spring football poll in which the league's 12 sports information directors assess the best in the league. LSU got all five of six first place votes (you aren't allowed to vote for your own school) in the SEC western Division and was followed by Auburn, then Alabama. Colt David, Herman Johnson, Tyson Jackson and Darry Beckwith were first-team All-SEC honorees. Richard Dickson and Ciron Black were on the second team. Check out the link, there's lots of interesting tidbits and team-by-team breakdowns.
  • The SEC turned down a proposal to add an early signing day for football. Last week, the league's coaches had voted 9-3 in favor of the signing day. Just another instance of school presidents ignoring the coaches (cough, plus-one, cough).
  • I generally try to steer clear of Dennis Dodd because I find his writing to be lacking in knowledge and tact. However, he has a feature on Trindon Holliday posted right now that is fairly decent if not that in depth. My favorite part:
    Holliday got only three offers out of high school -- Southern, Southern Miss and LSU. Miles was intrigued by Holliday's numbers at an LSU high school camp. Wearing high-top basketball shoes, Holliday ran a 4.28 40. Asked to run it again, Holliday posted a 4.27 without even getting in a track stance. The only question left for Miles was whether the track speed could translate to football.
  • In the leaving LSU category, Anthony Randolph is projected to go 10th to the New Jersey Nets in Chad Ford's Mock Draft 3.0 at ESPN.com. Version 2.0 was better for Randolph as he was going fifth to Memphis.
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