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Link Gumbo - 3/18/14

All the latest headlines surrounding Spring Practice, baseball, and more.

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SEC basketball crowds end regular season on pace to be smallest since 1984-85 | - #SECBasketballFever has reached a fever pitch.

NBA Legend Bob Pettit on Fights, Bill Russell, and Pro Players with Day Jobs | B.S. Report - YouTube - LSU alum and two time NBA MVP Bob Pettit talks about a variety of interesting topics.

Ex-LSU athlete big donor for band’s trip to Ireland | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Very neat story about how former LSU football player Ralph McIngvale donated a $100,000 to help fund the LSU band's trip to Ireland.

LSU, Syracuse working on home-and-home starting in 2015 - - Look! It's an actual, no neutral site, no NFL stadium, home-and-home! No deal has been finalized but the series would likely kick off in Death Valley in 2015 and finish in the Carrier Dome in 2017.

HEAT Signs Justin Hamilton | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MIAMI HEAT - Former LSU Second Team All-SEC C has signed a 10 day deal with the Miami Heat.

Motivating McConaughey | Dig Baton Rouge - Very, very cool piece from Dig Baton Rouge that talks about Matthew McConaughey's role to winning the Academy Award for Best Actor a few weeks ago for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. It included a stop to Baton Rouge, to visit the office of legendary LSU basketball coach Dale Brown and the friendship that followed.

Syracuse Football Schedule: Orange, LSU Working on Home-and-Home? (UPDATED) - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician - Piece from SB Nation's Syracuse blog Nunes Magician about the potential LSU/SU home and home.

SEC to implement experimental instant replay rules for conference tournament | - Like MLB has done, the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee approved a request from the SEC to use experimental instant replay rules during the baseball tourney in May.

ACC supports deregulation of conference championship games; would change postseason structure - - Don't mind the fact that the ACC never has anyone show up to their conference championship anyway, but the Carolina Mafia does want to "deregulate" conference championship games and let the conferences decide how to choose their champion.

Anti-trust claim filed by Jeffrey Kessler challenges NCAA amateur model - ESPN - Sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler has filed an anti-trust claim on behalf of a group college basketball and football players, which argues that the NCAA has unlawfully capped compensation for players at the value of an athletic scholarship.

Probation extended for former LSU football standout Collins | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Former LSU star Cecil Collins is in trouble with the law once more. After being released last may following 13 years imprisonment violated his parole again but has dodged more time in prison. He's been put on probation for an extra 3 years, after being given four years in 1999. But he has been warned there will be no 3rd chance and if he violates it's more prison time.

Ray Lewis to Headline Football Coaches Clinic - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Ray Lewis will be the headline speaker at the LSU Football Coaches Clinic held at the PMAC from March 27-29.

Is University of San Francisco's successful hoops season masking other issues? - San Jose Mercury News - An interesting piece from the San Jose Mercury about LSU's opponent in the 1st Round of the NIT, San Francisco. NOTEBOOK: LSU motivated for NIT - Despite the obvious disappointment of not reaching their goal in the NCAA Tournament, the LSU Men's Basketball team is motivated for a strong run in the NIT.

LSU's Jarell Martin says he'll return for his sophomore season | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - More news on basketball and it's good. Jarrell Martin has announced he'll be returning for his Sophomore season.