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Link Gumbo 8/15/12

There is no news on the Mathieu front, and even a supposed decision that he was supposed to announce today has apparently been delayed. We'll update if there is any change.

Jordan Jefferson has signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, where he'll be backing up former USC QB Steven Garcia.

The full LSU baseball roster for the year was released and there are some notable players missing. Semi-regular outfielder Arby Fields and bullpen catcher (and S Car series hero) Jackson Slaid are gone, all but confirming offseason transfer rumors.

After just one start, Gausman is moving up to Class A Advanced ball in the Orioles system. He got a nice profile in the Baltimore media yesterday.

Less than a month after being added to the regular lineup D.J. LeMahieu led the Rockies to a win on Monday with a pro career high 4 hits.

Looks like Tiger Stadium has gotten some fancy new additions. I'll try to get some more photos soon.

The swimming and diving teams have a new logo.

The Soccer team's annual series of position previews has started up again, beginning with the Front Line.

Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will again be running the shuttle buses on gameday.

From the LSU Athletic Training Department, there are new concerns in the sports world about accidental doping.

The fall semester begins Monday and LSU is still without a chancellor. According to Interim Chancellor Jenkins, finding the right candidate isn't easy.

The Jefferson Pilot time slot is always a trap game. Now we have statistical proof.

Athlon Sports has an interesting article where SEC coaches anonymously submitted their thoughts on the teams in the league.

Bill Connelly's excellent series of team previews enters the home stretch this week with the SEC. Here are his previews for Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

Bama announced it had committed 27 secondary violations across various sports last school year. Before you get your hopes up, they were all very minor in nature and some aren't even against the rules anymore.

Though Atlanta was originally in the running, it appears bidding for the host site of the Champions Bowl is down to Dallas and New Orleans.

SB Nation's Jason Kirk has taken the time to catalog every single uniform change in D-1A football this year and the list is shockingly long.

Another great piece from the ESPN Magazine college football preview is online, a whole mess of charts about A&M and Mizzou joining the SEC.

The NCAA baseball committee is exploring the possibility of increasing the number of seeded teams from 8 to 16 in the tournament field. From that same release, the proposal of the B1G to allow "fall ball" games has essentially been sent back to committee for further discussion.

Why the NCAA's sanctions against Penn St. are unimportant in the long scheme of things: They could lose their accreditation.

Things are getting so bad in the WAC that they can't even hold on to baseball programs.

Remember that time ESPN went after the Saints for wiretapping the opposing bench area? Yeah, about that.

There will be Ostrich and Camel racing in New Orleans this weekend.

Camp Confidential: RB Michael Ford