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Link Gumbo - 9/12/14

Round-up of the latest news and notes in the LSU sports world and the sports world at-large

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Forty-Three Tigers on NFL Opening Day Rosters - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - #NFLU. #DBU. 40 players are on active squads, Sam Montgomery and Craig Loston are on the practice squad, and "Don't Kick it to Trindon" Holliday is on IR. LSU has at least one player on 25/32 NFL clubs.

STEWART: Done playing, Todd Walker still loves baseball - LSU Baseball - Former LSU 2B Todd Walker is still involved in baseball, coaching at Calvary Baptist High School in Shreveport. Tiger Rag has more on him.

LSU soccer's sophomore trio validates coach's new recruiting approach - The Daily Reveille - LSU Women's Soccer coach Brian Lee has been trying to extend his recruiting borders, including going outside the country. It's paid off with the success of 3 Sophomores.

LSU safety Jalen Mills has arraignment date set for Oct. 14 on simple battery charge | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Jalen Mills arraignment date will be on Oct. 14. We'll see what happens and whether it affects the availability of him this season. I doubt it, but we'll see.

In-state opponents add spice to schedule - SEC Blog - ESPN - I'm of the opinion that if we are going to play just 1 major Power 5 opponent, we should play some of the La. schools as OOC games. ESPN's LSU blogger David Ching has more on the "spice" the in-state games bring.

A rare recruiting restriction is hindering SEC basketball growth - - This is probably the most #SECBASKETBALLFEVER thing possible.

LSU baseball outfielder Sciambra joins football team as kicker, punter - The Daily Reveille - Does Les Miles go down to baseball games in the Spring scouting potential players for the football team? How about Bregman at RB?

LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye is calm and cool about his ability to make field goals | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - We may not realize it often because he doesn't have that many attempts, and he's very early into his LSU career, but Delahoussaye really is a terrific kicker.

Trey Lealaimatafao returns to the practice field - Football - So the two big injuries of the offseason that we all got extremely worried about have turned out to be nothing major.

LSU wide receiver Travin Dural hurt in car accident, source says - Football - Thankfully the injury isn't serious. You always worry about that with car accidents. But it seems like Dural could get some playing time tomorrow.

LSU's freshmen players have an impact on the football team this season | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The umpteenth article written about LSU's freshman. There will be at least 30 more the rest of the year.

Elliott Porter returns as Tigers center after suspension | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - After a rather interesting suspension, and losing his job to Ethan Pocic, Elliott Porter is back at C, with the help of an unfortunate injury for Pocic.

LSU’s band taking drones to the skies for guidance | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Oooooh drones. Spooky. Yeah, that was lame.

Former LSU QB among players on Omaha Mammoths’ roster - Sports - I knew it was Jordan Jefferson before reading the article. He's playing for the Omaha Mammoths in the FXFL, the "Fall Experimental Football League".

College Football Playoff, SEC Network give LSU athletics’ bottom line a boost | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Money is more and more important in CFB with every day. LSU got a $4m boost in the budget with the new CFP and SEC Network's.

LSU Board of Supervisors approves contract extensions for Joe Alleva, Nikki Caldwell, Beth Torina - Football
Late breaking news this Friday as the LSU Board has approved a 3 year contract extension for AD Joe Alleva and his reign of tyranny, as well as raises for softball coach Beth Torina and women's hoops coach Nikki Caldwell.