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A round-up of LSU news and notes from the past week

Kevin C. Cox

McNeese band begins fundraising for 2015 performance at LSU - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana - McNeese State - you know, the team from that one Ameer Abdullah TD run you have to keep watching? - has begun fundraising to get their band to LSU for next years game. Help em out!

LSU baseball team enters fall workouts with a strong veteran foundation, but also lots of questions to answer | NOLA.com - Fall ball has started for the baseball team, and while there's veteran talent coming back, there's holes in the team that need fixing.

The LSU football team called a "players only" meeting on Monday - This was interesting to see. Terrance McGee and La'el Collins, two senior leaders on the team, called a  "players only" meeting to remind the players there's still plenty left to play for and a long way to go this season

No. 1 overall player Ben Simmons blogs about Montverde being the underdog, LSU and more | USA Today High School Sports - LSU basketball commit Ben Simmons - The #1 overall player - has been blogging for USA Today High School Sports about himself and his everyday life. Here's his latest edition.

Elbert Robinson is slimmed down and ready to make an impact as preseason practice begins Wednesday: LSU basketball notebook - Basketball - After dropping 55 pounds this offseason, LSU C Elbert Robinson is ready to give LSU one of the best frontcourts in the SEC as preseason practice ahead of the new season begins.

The Treon Harris explainer: Facts, thoughts on investigation, Florida's response - Alligator Army - Alligator Army has been covering the arrest of Florida QB Treon Harris, who possibly could've started for the Gators if not for the events of the past week. Find out more here.

LSU OT Jerald Hawkins discusses the Tigers' players-only meeting | Video - YouTube - More on that players only meeting, this from OT Jerald Hawkins

Video: LSU cornerback Jalen Collins says he's comfortable playing wherever needed in the secondary | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Jalen Collins has been one of the lone bright spots on an otherwise extremely underwhelming defense. He says he's comfortable playing wherever he's asked too.

Conner Hale transitioning across the diamond for LSU baseball | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - After spending time on the right side of the diamond at 2B and 1B last year, Connor Hale is shifting back to a familiar position this year; Third Base.

Fueling Stations constructed to feed athletes - lsureveille.com: The Daily Reveille - Cool piece on the "Fueling Stations" on campus, where athletes can pick up a quick meal/snack between classes and practices thanks to recent changes in NCAA rules about food.

With a clean slate, LSU's Brady Domangue is focused on having fun again on the diamond | NOLA.com - Brady Domangue was missing a crucial part of playing baseball during his struggles last year: Having fun. He's looking to enjoy it more this year, and hopefully have more success.

Omaha Mammoths bruise Boston Brawlers in FXFL's inaugural game - Omaha.com: Sports - Jordan Jefferson played an efficient, effective, and successful game for the Omaha Mammoths in the inaugral FXFL game. That felt weird to type.

Arkansas Unveils 1964 Throwback Uniforms To Wear vs Alabama - Arkansas Fight I could pass up sharing these fantastic looking throwback unis that the Hogs are wearing this weekend. They should ditch their normal stuff and just wear these forever.