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News and notes surrounding LSU and the sports world at large.

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SEC Has Concerns With All Types of Early Signing in Football - *cue the rest of the country going "BUT THE SEC OVERSIGNS AND SIGNS EARLY ALL THE TIME!!!"*. Anyhow, the SEC's objection with early signing is reportedly not necessarily with the interpretation of the rule, but it's effect and how it'll be implemented.

Former Penn State quarterback tries to restart career as LSU wide receiver - Football - TDR with a piece on Rob Bolden, who transferred to LSU from Penn State as a QB, but now is trying to jumpstart his Senior career as a WR.

Alleva says LSU not considered for NCAA at-large bid | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - While discussing his role on the selection committee for the NCAA tournament, Alleva shared his belief that his work to get the SEC football schedule changed will never work

"The ADs will not change their votes," Alleva said. "The only hope for change is for the (SEC) presidents to realize it’s not an equitable schedule. They have to have the foresight and wisdom to change it."

Tiger Stadium Lockers on Sale - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - In case you've got any extra money lying around, in the form of $3,950, you're in luck! You can buy old LSU football lockers. That's right. Lockers

LSU Tigers Future Football Schedule Update Some scheduling tidbits

  • Western Kentucky from Sept 2016 to Nov 2015
  • Jacksonville State from Sept 2015 to Sept 2016
  • Georgia Southern from Sept 2014 to Sept 2017
  • There are rumors of cancelling the NC State series. Still a home-and-home with Baton Rouge in 2017 and Raleigh in 2020.
  • Still two OOC games have to be filled for 2015
  • Various games would be cancelled or moved should the SEC move to a 9 game schedule
  • The Arizona State series is now tentatively for Sept 2022 in Tempe and Sept 2023 in Baton Rouge. And remember that OU series? Scheduled WAY back in 2005? Well no longer will they play in 2018/2019. Both Athletic Department's are looking at ways to schedule it for sometime after 2019.

Brown, O'Neal in Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Two former legendary LSU basketball icons are heading into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Dale Brown, and the Big Aristotle, Shaq!

LSU officials working to address increased traffic due to Tiger Stadium expansion - With 8,000 additional seats, traffic issues have officially increased and LSU is looking at ways to deal with that.

NCAA asks NFL to help solve college football's taunting non-problem - - So the NFL is here to save the day and be examples for college kids! Read inside for more.

Important decisions await LSU’s talented frontcourt players - Men's Basketball - Big decisions await Johnny O'Bryant and Jordan Mickey as they decide whether to return to LSU or leave for the NBA Draft.

Football Improves in First Full Scrimmage - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Notes on the first full scrimmage in spring practice.

LSU's Les Miles tells why he didn't fill out an NCAA bracket and reacts to Ohio State loss | Video - Video | - This is Les Miles at his finest, guys.

LSU builds defensive toughness with block-shedding drill: Video - Video | - John Chavis is pumped up here.