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Link Gumbo - 3/3/14

All the news and notes involving LSU in the last week or so.

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Former LSU Pitcher, Matty Ott, prepares for the new MLB season - YouTube - Video of LSU's all time saves leader, Matty Ott, getting ready for the upcoming MLB season in the Red Sox's organization.

La'el Collins at Boys and Girls Club | WBRZ News 2 Louisiana : Baton Rouge, LA | - Very cool and heartwarming move by LSU OT La'el Collins, who made a vow after returning for his Senior season to give back to the charity which did so much for him, the Boys and Girls Club. Therefore, he took a visit. Check it out.

LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers is considering transferring to Hawaii - Mountain West Connection - News on LSU QB Stephen Rivers, who has decided to transfer from LSU once he gets his degree. There's been rumors and murmurs going around, previously San Diego State, and now Hawaii.

The Ben Simmons Blog - Talented H.S. Forward Ben Simmons is back with his latest blog, and he discusses his visit to LSU.

Men's Basketball: Shaquille O'Neal returns to LSU - Men's Basketball - Shaq! The Diesel returned to LSU about two weeks ago to film an ESPN doc about his relationship with legendary former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown.

NCAA document: EA Sports and CLC sought to use college players' names in video games | - Here's a piece from about an NCAA Document that said that EA Sports sought to use college players games in their previous NCAA Football line. As many of you already know, after disputes between the NCAA, EA, and collegiate athletes the NCAA Football video game series was cancelled last July.

Ex-LSU QB Stephen Rivers interested in Aztecs | CollegeFootballTalk - As said above, Stephen Rivers is considering San Diego State and here's more info on it from NBC's College Football Talk.

The NCAA knew EA Sports had real players 'hidden' in college football games - - A piece from the mothership, and more on the NCAA/EA Sports saga, that talks about the NCAA  knowing about EA "hiding" real players in their college football games.

Peveto Returns as Special Teams, Defensive Assistant - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - In news that had been expected and all but announced for a week or so, LSU officially announced the re-hiring of Bradley Dale Peveto as Special Teams coach last week.

Female kicker who tried out for Jets special teams coach at LSU: He took me seriously | - Our favorite LSU soccer goalie, Mo Isom, did an interview with about her experience trying out for the LSU Football team as a kicker and how ex-LSU Special Teams and now current New York Jets ST coach Thomas McGaughey took her seriously and professionally the whole time.

Standing Tall | Dig Batonrouge - A piece from Dig Batonrouge about Freshman LSU reliever Parker Bugg's road to Baton Rouge and the Tigers.

Eades and Ross prepare for 1st full year of pro ball - YouTube - Ryan Eades and Ty Ross, previously of the LSU Baseball team, talk about preparing for their first year in MLB, Eades with the Minnesota Twins, and Ty Ross with the San Francisco Giants.

Sources: Bobcats to sign 7-footer Justin Hamilton to 10-day contract - Yahoo Sports - Former LSU Center, 7-foot Justin Hamilton will sign a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats, after impressive performances in the D-League.

Photo Gallery: Construction Update: Tiger Stadium South End; Lockerroom - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - And once again, the latest on the construction of the South End at Tiger Stadium.