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Link Gumbo - 6/5/14

It's a JUMBO GUMBO this afternoon. Yes, that was intentional.

Chris Graythen

Rabalais: Frequently asked questions about the SEC Network | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Scott Rabalais answers some FAQ about the SEC Network, set to debut on August 14th.

SEC Network Unveils Studio Set Renderings " ESPN MediaZone - More on the SEC Network. Here's where you'll get to see LSU's own Marcus Spears' mug this year. Oh, and Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum. Will they have a viewer call in session just for the heck of it when Finebaum is on?

Rare Honesty From SEC Refs - Team Speed Kills - SEC officiating boss Steve Shaw says that there's "good holders and bad holders. We penalize bad ones". Is there a special category for Alabama holders? How do they get penalized? Oh. Wait. They don't.

SEC notes: Johnny Jones looking for a player; Derreyal Youngblood dismissed | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Some #SECBASKETBALLFEVER for you. LSU Basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones says his staff is back on the recruiting trail for the 2014-15 season. But it won't just be "filling a spot", he's looking for someone to fill a spot and help the program.

Ten Things About The ACC's New Brand Announcement - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician - The ACC came out with a BRAND NEW ANNOUNCEMENT a few days ago. It was a new logo. That looks a lot like the logo from the old Big East. Because, well, the ACC is basically the Big East. Nunes Magician gives you Ten Things about it.

College Baseball: Is Summer Ball Worth It? | Eric Cressey | High Performance Training, Personal Training - An interesting piece raising the question of whether it's time to change around the baseball calendar.

Alexander discusses issues facing LSU, SEC | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - LSU System President F. King Alexander talks about issues with college athletics and a search for a challenging pickup basketball game.

SEC on CBS Claims Three Football Games - Team Speed Kills - CBS has claimed 3 SEC football games for it's coverage this year.

Georgia-South Carolina on September 13. Normally CBS starts it's coverage in Week 5 or 6, but they're getting a head start this year, as they did last year.

They've also chosen Florida-Georgia in Jacksonville. That makes 12 years in a row.

And for their doubleheader they've chosen November 8. The first game will almost surely be Texas A&M-Auburn, and that means for the 4th year running, LSU-Alabama is in primetime. CBS has also chosen the Arkansas-Missouri Black Friday game. That would normally be LSU-Arkansas, but the Tigers will be playing Texas A&M on Thanksgiving this year (and in the future).

Q&A with Commissioner Mike Slive > SEC > NEWS - THE COMMISH does a Q&A. O/U on evil glares given to some more "cutting edge" questions? I'm saying 5

Florida Drops I-AA Opponents, But Not Why You Think - Team Speed Kills - Florida has decided to drop 1-AA opponents from all future schedules. No, it's not because of Georgia Southern.

Rotisserie Baseball with the NCAA Regional Field - Tomahawk Nation - Tomahawk Nation did a very cool piece before the NCAA Regionals ranking the teams' stats as you would in fantasy baseball.

LSU signee Malachi Dupre has a few 'lofty goals' for his freshman season | - A similar theme among these highly touted LSU freshman. They've got lofty goals they want to achieve.

Lifting the veil on APR: A Q&A with LSU’s Miriam Segar | Full-Court Press - LSU's Associate Athletic Director Miriam Segar answers questions about APR, what it is, how LSU is doing with it, and how it will affect them.

Air Force, Army, Navy head coaches explain football's 3 hardest jobs - - The Mothership with a must read that talks to the coaches of the service academies - Troy Calhoun at Air Force, Jeff Monken at Army, and Ken Niumatalolo at Navy - about their respective jobs and how they adapt to tougher recruiting restrictions and more.

Time Lapse: Tigers Stadium South End Construction - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - A cool "time lapse" from LSU of the new South End Construction.

Still comin' to your city: Inside college football's national anthem - - The Mothership with more cool stuff. This time they go in depth about college football and College Gameday's National Anthem, Comin' to your City

Early Season SEC Television Schedule Announced > SEC > NEWS - Here's a look at the early season SEC TV Schedule.

College athletes reach $40 million settlement with EA Sports, NCAA's licensing arm - ESPN - The college athletes who sued EA Sports and the NCAA after they used their likenesses without their consent have settled for $40 million.

SEC Network’s SEC Nation Roster Adds Finebaum and Spears; Additional Sites Announced " ESPN MediaZone - As I mentioned above, Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears will be joining the SEC Network. More on that in this link.

Report: Miami approached to play LSU in 2018 in Dallas | Tiger Tracks - Reportedly Miami approached LSU (and Alabama) to play an OOC game, with 2018 in Dallas the site for the LSU game (Alabama would be in Atlanta in 2017). LSU says they've heard nothing about it.

Court filing: EA Sports wanted to pay college football players, but couldn't - - More on the college football players/EA Sports dispute. A court filing says that EA Sports did want to play the players, but couldn't.

Jeremy Hill talks new Bengals role, playbook reactions, new teammates - - Former LSU RB Jeremy Hill talks about his role with the Bengals, reaction the playbook, and his new teammates in an interview with SB Nation.

2014 Tiger Stadium Diagram - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - After the South End construction, here's a diagram of Tiger Stadium for 2014.

Pounding the Table for Aaron Nola - The Crawfish Boxes - SB Nation's Houston Astros blog, The Crawfish Boxes, has a primer on former LSU star ace Aaron Nola.