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News and notes for you this morning

Kevin C. Cox

Rina Hill took a big risk in her journey from Japan to LSU | NOLA.com - Cool feature on LSU sophomore point guard Rina Hill, how she's found herself at LSU after growing up in Japan, and her goals for the future.

ESPN’s College GameDay Visits Baton Rouge in advance of No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU " ESPN MediaZone - As I'm sure you've heard, College GameDay will be in Baton Rouge tomorrow for the Ole Miss game. It's the 10th time GameDay is travelling to LSU.

LSU freshman pitcher Jake Latz to sit fall season with elbow injury | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Disappointing news for very promising freshman pitcher Jake Latz, who's out for the rest of the fall season, picking up a stress reaction in his elbow. Thankfully no ligament or significant damage.

Quickick 2.0 - A sports drink made by an LSU athletic trainer that precedes even Gatorade is getting bought for a lot of $$$.

Terrence Magee, Man of Many Roles | Dig Baton Rouge - Terrence Magee prefers Leonard Fournette to take kick-offs, because he likes to hit people. That's just awesome. When he got the chance on Saturday though...he did well with it.

Tioga's Aaron Epps adjusts, 'getting there' at LSU - Another piece on a Tiger basketball player adjusting to life at LSU. Aaron Epps grew up in Ball, Louisiana, which is really small. LSU's enrollment is 7 (!) times larger than it's population.

LSU now WRU? - Every WR that's started for LSU from 2011-2013 is now in the NFL, as Kadron Boone has signed for the St. Louis Rams. We're doing something right.

Stepping into the spotlight isn't LSU freshman Jalyn Patterson's way, but he is quite capable of shining | NOLA.com - More basketball features! Can you tell we're getting closer to the start of hoops season? This is on freshman Jalyn Patterson.

Paul Mainieri's heart was always in Baton Rouge - LSU Baseball - Pretty neat story on Paul Mainieri's relationship and love for LSU from his lone season as a player, to the head coach of the Tigers.

LSU swimmer plans to run family business one day - lsureveille.com: The Daily Reveille - LSU swimmer Silas Dejean is a busy man. The last 3 years, after practice, he helps his family's business from 10 AM to 5 PM. He hopes to own said business one day. Said business happens to be the Tony Chachere's spice empire.

Former LSU star Mason Katz back behind plate with an eye on his future | NOLA.com - Always cool to read stuff about ex-Tigers. Mason Katz was very versatile while at LSU, and he's showing it again in the St. Louis Cardinals organization by picking up catcher.

LSU Leads Top 25 Despite Defection [VIDEO] - BaseballAmerica.com - Even without Mac Marshall, LSU still nabbed the #1 recruiting class per Baseball America.

LSU freshman Austin Bain likely out for the fall with shoulder soreness - lsureveille.com: Sports - Another unfortunate injury for LSU baseball that will cost a player the fall. Infielder/pitcher Austin Bain is out with shoulder soreness. Like with Jake Latz, thankfully no structural damage.

LSU defensive line shifting into high gear | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - It's been nice to see the DL step it up over the last few games and play well. They'll have another big opportunity on Saturday night, vs a suspect Ole Miss DL.

Wednesdays With Les: Guest picker; Corn dogs; OK State allegations; Fournette to start (?) | Tiger Tracks - Various stuff from Les Miles' press conference this past Wednesday.