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Latest round-up of LSU news and notes.

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Former pitcher recovers from Tommy John, continues playing in minors - The Daily Reveille - Former LSU closer Nick Goody, after a strong first season in the Yankees minor league system in 2012, had to undergo Tommy John surgery not even a year later. Two years later he still finds himself in the minors, fighting to make it to the majors.

All LSU Baseball draftees have signed - Louisiana State - Scout - Every LSU Baseball draftee - 8 players, 4 Seniors and 4 Juniors - have all signed their major league contracts. The Seniors - Scivicque, Foster, Person, Hale - all went for lower than the expected slot value.

Receiver Avery Peterson: 'It really breaks my heart' but I'm leaving the LSU football program | News | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Avery Peterson - Brother of Patrick - is transferring from LSU to pursue other football opportunities. He had multiple setbacks with academic qualification and injuries, and only played in one game for the Tigers.

Kevin Gausman and the elevated fastball - Camden Chat - Go read some stuff about Kevin Gausman's fastball. Also, Gausman pitches tonight for Baltimore and will be in their starting rotation for the foreseeable future.

Fournette on Hornung Award Watch List - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Leonard Fournette has made the Hornung Award Watch List, given to the most versatile player in college football. LSU's Odell Beckham won the award back in 2013.

Eight Elected to LSU Athletic Hall of Fame - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Six former LSU players in six different sports and two former athletic trainers will be inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 4th at the L'Auberge Baton Rouge Event Center.

Blakeney, Simmons, Sampson Meet Local Media - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - The three star freshmen of LSU's basketball team met the media recently.

Men's Basketball Announces Australia Tour Stops - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - More Men's Basketball. The places they will travel on their foreign trip to Australia in August have been released.

Lakers Free Agency: Lakers sign Brandon Bass, according to report - Silver Screen and Roll - Former LSU basketball player Brandon Bass has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Two on Bednarik Award List; Fournette on Maxwell - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Leonard Fournette has been named to the Maxwell Award Watch List - which has an absurd 80 players on it - awarded to the best player in College Football. Jalen Mills and Kendall Beckwith were named to the Bednarik Award Watch List. The Bednarik recognizes the top defensive player in college football.

VIDEO: Pretty cool interview with Zach Mettenberger that talks his life in the NFL and his time at LSU a little, via Campus Sports: