07:30 LRN Sportscast

The second-ranked LSU baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday afternoon, falling to Stony Brook five to two. LSU scored two runs in the second inning and that was it as they were held to six hits. Thatcher Hurd suffered the loss as he gave up three runs. The Tigers host Northern Illinois today at 1 PM.

The Ragin Cajuns only had five hits and lost to Rice two to one. ULM also held to five hits in a two-to-nothing loss to Murray State.

Louisiana Tech moved to 5-0 with an 8-5 win over Kent State. Brody Drost and Cole McConnell each hit three-run homers.

Louisiana Tech has a new athletics director. Ryan Ivey has been chosen to lead the Tech athletics program. He’s been the A-D at Stephen F Austin since 2018 and during that time Stephen F Austin increased ticket sales by 189 percent and completed more than 30 million dollars in facility improvements. He’s also been an athletics director at Austin Peay and Texas A-and-M Commerce.
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The Pelicans lost to the Miami Heat 106 to 95 last night in a game that saw four players get ejected after a scuffle broke out following a hard foul on Zion Williamson. New Orleans lost Jose Alvardo and Naji Marshall for most of the fourth quarter. Marshall got his hands around Heat star Jimmy Butler’s neck. Butler was also ejected. The Pels scored just 15 points in the fourth quarter.

The LSU Tigers host Mississippi State tonight at 7:30. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back wins against Top 25 teams. The Bulldogs have won four straight.

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball looks for its fourth straight win tonight as they visit New Mexico State. The Bulldogs remain tied with Sam Houston for first place.

The Ragin Cajuns are at Southern Miss, while ULM hosts the Troy Trojans.

McNeese goes after its fifth straight as they host Incarnate Word and in Baton Rouge…Southern hosts Grambling as both teams share first place in the SWAC.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints have begun their annual task of getting below the salary cap and they are getting help from the NFL. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports New Orleans has restructured quarterback Derek Carr’s contract which will save them about 23-million dollars against the cap in 2024. The NFL Network says the Saints have restructured center Erik McCoy’s deal too, which frees up another seven-million dollars. And the NFL has announced the salary cap for each team next season will be 255 million dollars, 30-million dollars more than last year and ten-million dollars more than previously anticipated.

Louisiana Tech has has named Ryan Ivey as its new athletics director. He’s been at Stephen F Austin since July 2018 and helped increase ticket sales by 189-percent and completed more than 30-million dollars in facility improvements. He’s also served as an AD at Austin Peay State and Texas A-and-M Commerce and also worked in McNeese’s athletic department.

After beating Houston 127 to 105 last night for their eighth win in nine games, the Pelicans host the Miami Heat tonight. Zion Williamson had 27 points and 10 assists last night, but he’s questionable for tonight’s game with a left foot contusion. Brandon Ingram, missed last night’s game with an illness, and he’s questionable for tonight’s game.

The LSU men’s basketball team will try to stay hot as the Tigers will host Mississippi State tomorrow night. The Tigers are coming off back to back wins against Top 25 teams, while the Bulldogs have won four in a row.

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball started its three-game road trip with a 65-59 win over UTEP last night. Tomorrow night they are at New Mexico State.

ULM got a big win over the Ragin Cajuns last night 66 to 59. The Warhawks host Troy tomorrow afternoon for Senior Day. The Cajuns are at Southern Miss.

After beating Auburn last night, the Lady Tigers are at Tennessee on Sunday.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

The 13th ranked LSU women’s basketball team won its fifth straight yesterday as the Lady Tigers defeated Auburn 71 to 66. Angel Reese had 25 points and 20 rebounds as LSU avenged an earlier loss to Auburn…
cut 30 (15) “….
LSU is 10-3 in the SEC and they’ll visit Tennessee on Sunday.

ULM men’s basketball continues to play well as they knocked off in-state rival U-L Lafayette 66 to 59 last night. The Warhawks limited the Cajuns to 4-of-22 from three point territory. ULM has won seven of its last ten.

Louisiana Tech held UTEP to 39-percent shooting from the field last night and defeated the Miners 65-59.

In the NBA…the Pelicans beat the Rockets 127 to 105. New Orleans has won eight of its last nine and they host the Miami Heat tonight.

Louisiana Tech has a new athletics director. Ryan Ivey will take over next month. He’s been the athletic director at Stephen F Austin since July 2018 and helped increase ticket sales by 189-percent and completed more than 30-million dollars in facility improvements. He’s also served as an AD at Austin Peay State and Texas A-and-M Commerce.

The Saints have reportedly restructered quarterback Derek Carr’s contract for salary cap purposes. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler the move is expected to save the club around 23-million dollars in cap relief. Carr’s base salary is 30-million dollars next season and a large portion will be converted to a signing bonus.

LSU’s co-offensive coordinator Joe Sloan and Cortez Hankton will make on average a million dollars a year over the course of their contracts which last through the 2026 season. It’s a good bump for Sloan, who was set to earn 650-thousand dollars this year.

The University of Louisiana System has approved Grambling football coach Mickey Joseph’s contract. He’ll make 325-thousand dollars annually and could earn additional incentives.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

It wasn’t easy but the 13th ranked LSU women’s basketball team picked up its 23rd win of the season last night with a 71-66 victory over a pesky Auburn team that beat the Lady Tigers earlier this season. LSU needed a monster game from Angel Reese and she delivered as the Bayou Barbie had 25 points and 20 rebounds. Coach Kim Mulkey says Reese was outstanding…
cut 27 (12) “…took it up a notch”
LSU is at Tennessee on Sunday.

ULM men’s basketball continues to play well as they knocked off in-state rival U-L Lafayette 66 to 59 last night. The Warhawks limited the Cajuns to 4-of-22 from three point territory. ULM has won seven of its last ten.

Louisiana Tech held UTEP to 39-percent shooting from the field last night and defeated the Miners 65-59.

The second ranked LSU baseball team hit five home runs yesterday and easily defeated Northern Illinois ten to two. Michael Braswell, Paxton Kling, Tommy White and Josh Pearson each homered. Pearson homered twice. Gage Jump got the start and gave up one unearned run and Nate Ackenhausen got his second win of the season as he allowed one earned run over 3.2 innings…
cut 19 (12) “…good to see”
LSU hosts Stony Brook a 2 PM.

Northwestern State also played Northern Illinois last night at the Box and the Demons downed the Huskies 13-6. It’s the first win for new head coach Chris Bertrand.

The Pelicans returned from the All-Star break last night and defeated the Houston Rockets 127 to 105. New Orleans has won eight of its last nine and they host the Miami Heat tonight.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU men’s basketball took down another Top 25-ranked team last night as the Tigers rallied from 15 points down in the second half to beat 17th-ranked Kentucky 75-74 on the buzzer-beating shot by Tyrell Ward. Coach Matt McMahon says it’s a great character win…
Cut 6 (13) “…get it done”
LSU is now 6-7 in the SEC after back-to-back wins over nationally ranked South Carolina and Kentucky.

The 13th ranked LSU Lady Tigers go after their fifth straight win tonight as they host Auburn. Coach Kim Mulkey believes her team is peaking at the right time…
cut 18 (17) “….along the way”
Tip off is at 8 PM.

The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team begins a three-game road trip tonight at UTEP. It’s the second meeting of the season between these two Conference USA foes. The Bulldogs won the first matchup 68-54 in Ruston. But Tech Coach Talvin Hester says his team had too many careless turnovers…
Cut 16 (24) “…our chances.”
Tip-off is at 8 PM. Tech is 8-3 in CUSA, UTEP is 4-7.

ULM hosts the Ragin Cajuns tonight at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The Warhawks are in a four-way tie for ninth place in the Sun Belt, while the Ragin Cajuns are in fourth place with four games to play. Tip time is at 7:30.

Also the Pelicans host the Houston Rockets in the first game back from the All-Star break.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

What a game in the Maravich Center last night as the LSU Tigers rallied from 15-points down early in the second half to beat 17th ranked Kentucky at the buzzer, 75 to 74. Tyrell Ward scored the winning bucket on a tip in as he took a pass from Jordan Wright who was falling out of bounds along the baseline. Coach Matt McMahon says it was an amazing ending…
cut 21 (16) “…the game”
It’s the second straight win for McMahon and the Tigers over a ranked opponent. They are now 6-7 in the SEC and they’ll host Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Tonight…ULM hosts the Ragin Cajuns, Louisiana Tech is at UTEP and the Pelicans return from the NBA All-Star break to host the Houston Rockets.

The 13th-ranked LSU Lady Tigers host Auburn tonight. Auburn upset LSU last month and Coach Kim Mulkey says they are looking forward to the rematch…
Cut 17 (16) “…they will.”
LSU has won four in a row. Tip time is at 8 PM.

The second ranked LSU baseball team returns to the diamond this afternoon to host Northern Illinois at 2 PM. The Tigers are 4-0 and designated hitter Hayden Travinski says it’s been a good start…
cut 20 (16) “….good spot”
UCLA transfer Gage Jump will start on the mound for the Tigers.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

Big crowd is expected tonight at the Maravich Center as the LSU men’s basketball team hosts 17th ranked Kentucky. The Wildcats average 88 points a game, third highest in college basketball. Fifth year senior Antonio Reeves leads the Wildcats, averaging nearly 20 points a game. Two of Kentucky’s top NBA prospects, Rob Dillingham and Reed Sheppard, usually come off the bench. Tigers Coach Matt McMahon says the players understand the challenge…
cut 17 (19) “….to win”
Tip off is at 8 Pm.

Tomorrow night the Pelicans return from the All-Star Break as they’ll host Houston. New Orleans is 33 and 22 and tied for fifth place in the West. 27 games left in the regular season.

Saints Coach Dennis Allen believes quarterback Derek Carr will perform exceptionally well in Klint Kubiak’s system. The 37-year-old Kubiak replaces longtime Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Kubiak was the 49ers passing game coordinator this past season and Allen says the scheme run in San Francisco gives players the best chance to have success in the NFL. Allen made the comments on the NFL Network.

Carencro football coach Tony Courville has announced his retirement. Bears offensive coordinator Gavin Peters will take over. Courville led Carencro to a state championship in 2020.

Former Lafayette Christian Head Football Coach Trev Faulk will serve as Lafayette Renaissance Charter’s football director and Hunter Landry will be the head coach. Landry was the head coach at LCA last season. Lafayette Renaissance Charter will be able to compete for district honors for the first time this year after completing a two year probationary period.

Alexandria Senior High offensive coordinator Ben McLaughlin has reportedly been named the new head coach at Louisiana Christian. McLaughlin is L-C-U’s all-time passing leader and is in school’s hall of fame.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

The LSU men’s basketball team will look to take down 17th ranked Kentucky tonight. The Tigers are coming off a win against nationally ranked South Carolina. The Wildcats also got a big win on the road on Saturday, beating Auburn.

LSU point guard Jalen Cook is questionable with a leg injury. But guard Trae Hannibal is playing at a high level, coming off a six-point and 12 rebound performance against the Gamecocks. Coach Matt McMahon says Hannibal has been a beast…
Cut 18 (19) “..throughout”

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball coach Talvin Hester says starters Sean Newman and Daniel Batcho are still day to day. The Bulldogs begin a three-game road trip at UTEP tomorrow.

The C-F-P has unanimously approved the 5 plus 7 model for the new 12 team college football playoff team that will be in place for the first time ever in the 2024 season. That means the five highest ranked conference champions will get into the tournament and then the next seven highest ranked teams based ont he selection committee’s ranking. The Sugar Bowl will host a quarterfinal game.

Louisiana Christian has named Ben McLaughlin as its new head football coach according to the Town Talk. McLaughlin is the school’s all-time leading passer and has been serving as the offensive coordinator at Alexandria Senior High.

Carencro Football Coach Tony Courville has announced his retirement. He led the Golden Bears to a state championship in 2020. Offensive coordinator Gavin Peters will take over as head coach.

College baseball last night….the Ragin Cajuns routed McNeese 11 to 3, Tulane edged Nicholls three to two, ULM pounded Grambling 13 to 3.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

The C-F-P Board of Managers has unanimously approved the 5 plus 7 model for the new 12 team college football playoff team. That means the five highest ranked conference champions will get into the tournament and then the next seven highest ranked teams.

The LSU baseball team is off to a 4-0 start after defeating Central Arkansas four to three. Tigers first baseman Jared Jones hit his third home run on the season, a 403 foot shot in the third inning. It proved to be the winning run. Jones was asked about the team’s start to the season after the game…
cut 18 (17) “…anytime of a game”
LSU will host Northern Illinois on Thursday. Tonight the Ragin Cajuns are at McNeese, Nicholls visits Tulane and ULM hosts Grambling.

The LSU Lady Tigers won their fourth straight Monday night as they continue to paly great defense. LSU held Texas A-and-M to 14 points int he first half on their way to an 81-58 victory over the Aggies. It was the Lady Tigers first game in eight days and Coach Kim Mulkey says they used the extra days of practice to work on defense…
cut 16 (20) “…third and fourth quarter”
Aneeshah Morrow had 25 points and 15 rebounds to lead LSU offensively.

Tomorrow night, the LSU men’s basketball team hosts 17th ranked Kentucky. Tigers Coach Matt McMahon says Jalen Cook is day-to-day with a leg injury.

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball coach Talvin Hester says starters Sean Newman and Daniel Batcho are still day to day as the Bulldogs begin a three-game road trip at UTEP.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

The LSU baseball team is off to a 4-0 start after defeating Central Arkansas four to three. Tigers first baseman Jared Jones hit his third home run on the season, a 403 foot shot in the third inning. It proved to be the winning run. Jones was asked about the team’s start to the season after the game…
cut 18 (17) “…anytime of a game”
LSU will host Northern Illinois on Thursday

New Orleans dot-football reports the Saints have hired Keith Williams to be the team’s new receivers coach, replacing Kodi Burns. Williams has been on the Ravens staff the last three seasons.

Louisiana Christian head coach Drew Maddox has resigned after four seasons as he’s been hired as the defensive line coach at Southeast Missouri State.

The 13th ranked LSU women’s basketball team had a dominating win on the road last night as the Lady Tigers defeated Texas A-and-M 81-58. The Aggies had just 14 points in the first half and LSU shot 53-percent from the field. Aneesah Morrow had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Flau’Jae Johnson had 20 points and nine rebounds as she looked to attack the rim. Coach Kim Mulkey…
cut 16 (16) “…us better”
The Lady Tigers have won four in a row and they are 9-3 in the SEC.

In men’s hoops…Grambling is back in a tie for first place in the SWAC as the Tigers defeated Prairie View A-and-M 83-74, while the Jaguars lost to Texas Southern 68-56.

Lamar upended Southeastern 77- to 72 in overtime despite 30 points from Lions guard Nick Caldwell. Nicholls knocked off UNO 89 to 77 and Northwestern State lost to Texas A-and-M Corpus Christi 72-61.