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Link Gumbo: 6/29/2017

The best way to start a Thursday.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State Press Conference Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Morale is a little low in Baton Rouge right now, but there are exciting things on the horizon for LSU with football season approaching.

Apparently, some boredom has set in for the basketball team, which had a few players involved in a minor legal incident earlier in the month. Galen Alexander, Mayan Kiir and Wayne Sims were cited for allegedly shooting paintballs at pedestrians on June 16.

New head coach Will Wade issued the following statement on the incident:

"I'm aware of the situation and we are dealing with the matter internally," Wade said. "I'm extremely disappointed in these players and the poor judgment they used. This is no way to represent LSU or our basketball program. They have a clear understanding of what our expectations are as a program both on and off the court."

The three players aren’t likely to face any long-term repercussions, but the won’t have a good morning for a while.

LSU baseball season came to an unfortunate close Tuesday night, when the Tigers went down 6-1 against a stout Florida team.

The Tigers had managed to find a way all season until the very end, but just couldn’t pull it together for the finale. Regardless, it’s a season that will be remembered fondly.

Shortly after the game, WBRZ’s Brandon Saho released these tear-jerking clips of some of shortstop Kramer Robertson and second baseman Cole Freeman’s last words as Tigers.

Let the tears flow.

The Tigers arrived back in Baton Rouge yesterday afternoon.

Per reports, this year’s CWS was one of the highest-rated in recent memory.

With LSU making it to two SEC championships (Gymnastics and Baseball), earning 50 All-America honors and more, It’s hard not be proud of our Tigers across the board this spring. Joe Alleva made a list of all student-athlete accomplishments in his thank-you letter to fans.

Oh, and just in case you forgot in the heat of the Florida action, we still have a pretty intense rivalry with Auburn. The Auburn division of 247Sports released this list of the most famous moments in Auburn-LSU football history.

Speaking of football, LSU looks to be one step ahead in the recruiting game as usual. The team recently landed top running back prospect Tae Provens, and is in the hunt to pick up four-star tight end Luke Ford as well as four-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. Ford and Chase will be at Nike’s The Opening, which gets busy today. The Mothership has your list of participants here, and we’ll have more soon.

Speaking of Chase,’s video department has started some higher-quality profiles of some 2018 recruits, with Chase:

As well as Baton Rouge defensive back recruit Kelvin Joseph:

The Tigers are also looking to continue revamping the basketball program after an atrocious last season. LSU will host five-star center and No. 9 overall class of 2018 prospect Naz Reid on Friday.