4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans and the LSU men’s basketball teams will try to end long losing streaks on Saturday. The Pels, who have lost ten in a row, will host the Lakers at 5 PM. New Orleans’ record has fallen below the .500 mark at 26-and-27. L-A is 25-and-28, but Anthony Davis is healthy again and they’ve won their last two.

The LSU men’s basketball team will host fourth ranked Alabama at 3 PM. The Tigers have lost nine in a row and that includes a 40-point defeat to the Crimson Tide on January 14th.

The Ragin Cajuns are looking for their tenth win in a row when they host Marshall on Saturday. U-L Lafayette is 9-and-2 in the Sun Belt, while the Thundering Herd are 8-and-3. ULM is 7-and-4 in the Sun Belt and they will host South Alabama at 2 PM. The Jaguars are 4-and-7 in league play.

Southeastern Louisiana hosts Texas A-and-M Corpus Christi in a game that will be televised by ESPN News on 11 AM Saturday.

The third ranked LSU Lady Tigers survived a big scare as they were nearly upset by Georgia. LSU forward Angel Reese calls Thursday’s overtime win over the Bulldogs a wake up call…
cut 21 (10) “….into the next game”
The next game is Sunday at Texas A-and-M.

We are two weeks away from the start of the college baseball season. A big new addition for the top ranked LSU Tigers is pitching coach Wes Johnson, who returns to college baseball after serving as the pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins…
cut 20 (17) “…national title”
As it stands now, LSU is one of the favorites to win a national championship this season.

11:40 LRN sportscast

The Pelicans losing streak is up to 10 games after losing in Dallas last night 111 to 106. The third ranked LSU Lady Tigers are 22-and-0 after a hard fought 82-77 win over Georgia. The Ragin Cajuns won their ninth straight last night. Northwestern State is on a five-game winning streak, while McNeese has lost eight in a row.

What should the Saints do with the 29th overall pick in the NFL draft as a result of trading the contractual rights of coach Sean Payton to Denver. Saints analyst Mike Detillier says the quarterback position is a top priority, so bringing in a veteran is likely and there could be a standout signal caller from the SEC late in the first round…
Cut 16 (17) “…situation first.”
Could that bridge quarterback be former Raiders Q-B Derek Carr. There’s speculation Carr could end up in New Orleans.

Two weeks from tonight, the top ranked LSU Baseball team will open the 2023 season. It’s likely Air Force transfer Paul Skenes will be the opening night starter. First-year pitching coach Wes Johnson says Skenes has the talent to be elite
cut 19 (20) “…comes out”

For the first time in program history, Louisiana Tech has been selected as the preseason favorite to win Conference USA. For the second consecutive year, Jonathan Fincher has been named Conference USA Preseason pitcher of the year.

McNeese is picked to repeat as Southland Conference champs, Southeastern Louisiana received more first place votes. UNO is picked to finish fourth, Northwestern State fifth and Nicholls sixth.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

The third ranked LSU women’s basketball team was pushed to the limit last night but they remain undefeated as they defeated Georgia 82-77 in overtime to improve to 22-and-0. The Lady Tigers trailed by nine points early in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Angel Reese had her 22nd consecutive double-double, 23 points and 14 rebounds.

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team won their ninth straight as U-L Lafayette topped Texas State 82-63. Greg Williams Junior had a game-high 23 points as he recorded his fourth straight 20 point game.

ULM’s Jamari Blackmon tied his career high of 35 points as the Warhawks dribbled past Coastal Carolina 83-70. Blackmon hit 5 three-pointers.

Louisiana Tech completed a regular season sweep of Rice for a third straight season as the Bulldogs defeated the Owls 80-72 to improve to 6-and-6 in Conference USA.

The Pelicans trailed by 31 points last night in Dallas as they lost their tenth straight game. AT least New Orleans made a game out of it as they lost by only five, 111 to 106. The ten game losing streak is the fifth longest in franchise history and they’ll host Lebron James and the Lakers tomorrow.

By gaining a first round pick in the Sean Payton trade, the Saints have seven picks in the N-F-L draft, three take place within the first 71 selections. Should New Orleans use some of those picks to move up in the first round. NFL analyst Mike Detillier says with so many needs, the Saints will need as many picks as possible…
cut 17 (16) “….minimum wage”
The Senior Bowl is tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 on the NFL Network.

4:45 LRN Sportscast Feb 2

The LSU men’s basketball team’s woes continued last night with an 87-77 loss to Missouri. KJ Williams and Derek Fountain both posted double-doubles while Adam Miller, Cam Hayes, Justice Hill, and Trae Hannibal all reach double figures scoring, but it wasn’t enough to get past a near-perfect night from Mizzou’s Kobe Brown who scored 26 points, hitting 10-of-11 shots. The Tigers are now 12th in the SEC and will host 4th-ranked Alabama Saturday.

The Pelicans landed in Dallas earlier today after winter weather delayed their departure from Denver after losing to the Nuggets Tuesday night. The Pels had less than 7 hours to prepare for an important matchup with the Mavericks, exactly what a team on a nine-game losing streak doesn’t need. New Orleans fell to 26-26 on the season since going 3-13 in 2023 and are now tenth in the Western Conference while the Mavs sit just a game ahead of them in fifth. The Pels will hope to bounce back on short notice against a Mavericks team without Christian Wood who’s been ruled out with a thumb injury. Tip-off is at 7:30.

The LSU women’s basketball team will look to keep their perfect season alive in Georgia tonight. The 15-and-8 Bulldogs are currently tied for 6th in the SEC and are projected as the last team into the NCAA tournament by Joe Leonardi’s Bracketology. Tip-off is tonight at 7:00

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team puts their eight-game winning streak on the line tonight as they take on Texas State in the Cajundome. The Bobcats are 4-and-6 in Sun Belt play, and 11-and-12 overall and Coach Bob Marlin says they have a better record on the road than at home…

Cut 18 (13) “…on Thursday”

Tipoff tonight is 7:30.

Louisiana Tech hosts one of the better teams in Conference USA tonight in the Rice Owls. Rice is 15-6 on the season and 6-4 in league play while the Bulldogs are 5-6 in conference action. Tech is coming off a win at UTSA as Isaiah Crawford scored 19 points. Bulldogs Coach Talvin Hester hopes his good play continues…

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11:40 LRN Sportscast

The LSU men’s basketball team scored 77 points last night, the only problem is they gave up 87 as they suffered their ninth straight loss, an 87-77 defeat at Missouri. Mizzou shot 56-percent from the field. The Tigers return home to host fourth ranked Alabama on Saturday.

ULM opens a three-game homestand tonight as they host Coastal Carolina. The Warhawks are 6-4 in the Sun Belt, while Coastal is 4-and-6, but ULM Coach Keith Richard says it should be a good matchup…
Cut 17 (17) “…two one-point games.”
Coastal Carolina has four players in double figures and they are one of the top rebounding teams in the Sun Belt.

The Ragin Cajuns are tied for first place in the Sun Belt and host Texas State tonight.

According to Rivals-dot-com, the Ragin Cajuns brought in the best recruiting class in the Sun Belt after adding four more players to their 2023 recruiting class. One of those players is cornerback Glenn Brown, who played in 36 games for the Southern Jaguars. Coach Mike Desormeaux says they are excited to have Brown in Lafayette…
cut 20 (22) “….need to”
The Ragin Cajuns have finalized their non conference schedule for next season as they will host Buffalo on September 23rd. U-L Lafayette will return the trip to Buffalo in 2030.

Grambling State unveiled its schedule for next season and it features four home games, three road games and four neutral site contests starting with the season opener against Hampton University. That game will be in Harrison, New Jersey, just outside of New York City.

06:45 LRN Sportscast, February 2nd

The Ragin Cajuns men’s basketball team puts their eight-game winning streak on the line tonight as they take on Texas State in the Cajundome. The Bobcats are 4-and-6 in Sun Belt play, and 11-and-12 overall and Coach Bob Marlin says they have a better record on the road than at home…:
Cut 18 (13) “…on Thursday”
Tipoff tonight is 7:30.

ULM opens a three-game homestand tonight as they host Coastal Carolina. The Warhawks are 6-4 in the Sun Belt, while Coastal is 4-and-6, but ULM Coach Keith Richard says it should be a good matchup…:
Cut 17 (17) “two one-point games”

The LSU men’s basketball team’s comeback fell short against Missouri last night as the Purple and Gold fell 87-77. LSU has now lost 9 games in a row and will face Alabama in Baton Rouge Saturday.

According to Rivals-dot-com, the Ragin Cajuns had the best recruiting class in the Sun Belt as they added four more guys to their 2023 class. Two of the newest additions are from the River Parishes, including the Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year, Lutcher Quarterback D’Wanye Winnfield. Cajuns Coach Michael Desormeaux calls Winnfield a gritty player who is a proven winner…:
Cut 19 (18) “for sure”

LSU did not sign anyone on national signing day yesterday after signing 25 high school recruits in December.

4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans losing streak is up to nine games after losing at Denver last night 122 to 113. New Orleans led by three points at halftime, but were outscored in the third quarter 36-to-24. Power forward Larry Nance junior supplied 13 points off the bench…
cut 20 (17) “…half strong”
The Pelicans are at Dallas tomorrow.

LSU men’s basketball has lost eight in a row and they are at Missouri tonight. Mizzou has won two in a row and they are 4-and-4 in the SEC.

Today is national signing day in college football, LSU did not sign anyone after signing 25 high school recruits in December. Rivals dot-com says the Ragin Cajuns has the best class in the Sun Belt, La Tech has the second best in Conference USA.

The Denver Broncos have addressed their head coaching vacancy by turning to Sean Payton. Since Payton was still under contract with the Saints, New Orleans will reportedly receive a 2023 first round pick from Denver and a 2024 second round pick. NFL analyst Mike Detillier says it’s a good deal…
cut 19 (12) “…quarterback dilemma”
The Saints now have the 29th overall pick in the first round.

LSU Baseball Coach Jay Johnson was a guest at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club today and said there are about six guys who could start…
cut 18 (20) “…in the SEC”
And Johnson says there’s about six different guys who could handle the closer role.

11:40 LRN Sportscast

Former Saints Coach Sean Payton is heading to Denver. A trade has reportedly been worked out that will allow Denver to hire Payton as its new head coach and in return New Orleans will get the Broncos first round pick this year and a second round pick next year. The first round pick this year is the 29th overall selection.

The Pelicans losing streak is up to nine games after losing in Denver last night 122 to 113. Herb Jones and CJ McCollum each scored 21 points in the losing effort. Coach Willie Green says he’s seeing signs that his team will soon break out of this slump…
cut 19 (19) “…do it”
New Orleans is at Dallas tomorrow night.

We are 17 days away from the start of the college baseball season and LSU fans are exicted about the addition of right handed pitcher Paul Skenes. Skenes was named first-team All-American at Air Force last year and is the 25th-ranked prospect in the draft. Coach Jay Johnson says Skenes is one-thousand percent the Friday night starter…
Cut 17 (20) “…major league starter.”
LSU welcomed transfers Christian Little and Thatcher Hurd alongside Skenes, which gives Johnson more options this season.

Today is national signing day in football, the Ragin Cajuns added more players to their 2023 class, including Lutcher quarterback D’Wayne Winfield. Winfield was the Class 4A offensive player of the year after leading the Bulldogs to a ninth LHSAA title. He’s a dual threat QB who accounted for 70 touchdowns his senior season.

6:45 LRN Sportscast

Sean Payton is returning to coaching as he’s agreed to become the new head coach of the Broncos. Since Payton is still under contract with the Saints, Denver will reportedly send New Orleans a late first round pick this year and a second round pick next year. Some Saints fans were hoping for multiple first round picks, but NFL analyst Mike Detillier says those expectations were unrealistic….
cut 8 (07) “….two seconds”
So at least the Saints have a first round pick this year as they have the 29th overall selection.

The Pelicans lost their ninth straight last night as New Orleans gave up 16 three-pointers in a 122 to 113 loss in Denver. The Pels are now 3-and-14 since New Year’s Eve and they are back to the .500 mark with a 26-and-26 record. They will try to get a win tomorrow in Dallas.

LSU men’s basketball has lost eight in a row and they are at Missouri tonight.

There are 17 days before opening day and second base is up for grabs for the number one ranked LSU baseball team. With the departure of last year’s starter Cade Doughty, junior Jack Merrifield, transfer Ben Nippolt, utility player Gavin Dugas, and freshman Gavin Guidry are battling for playing time at second. Coach Jay Johnson says there will not be one starter…
Cut 16 (16) “…to help us win”
The Tigers open the season February 17th against Western Michigan.

It’s national signing day, but it’s expected to be an uneventful day for the LSU Tigers. Three-star defensive tackle Jamel Howard from Chicago could sign with LSU today. He’s also considering Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Miami.

According to on3-dot-com, Louisiana Tech and the Ragin Cajuns have the third best recruiting classes in their respective conferences.

4:45 LRN Sportscast Jan 31

Over 15,000 fans packed the P-Mac last night to watch the third-ranked Lady Tigers remain undefeated last night. The LSU women’s basketball team defeated Tennessee 76-68 in front of the largest recorded crowd at the P-MAC since the 2005 renovation. Coach Kim Mulkey said the atmosphere was electric.

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The Lady Tigers improve to 21-0 on the season. They’ll host Georgia Thursday.

The Pelicans will visit the Nuggets tonight. Denver leads the Western Conference while the Pelicans are the coldest team in the NBA. They’ve gone 3-13 since early January and lost their last 8 straight even after the return of forward Brandon Ingram. New Orleans sits at 8th in the west after being first earlier this season and will look to get back on track tonight. Ingram and CJ McCollum will make their return tonight while rookie guard Dyson Daniels remains out. Tip-off is at 9:00.

The top-ranked LSU baseball team has started full-squad practices. With one of the most loaded rosters in the nation, expectations are high for the tigers this year. LSU had the top-ranked recruiting and transfer classes in the country this offseason, and one of the big additions is third baseman Tommy White. White hit 27 home runs last season with NC State and says LSU could have a high-powered offense this year…

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Pelicans sophomores Trey Murphy and Jose Alvarado were named 2023 Jordan Rising Stars for NBA All-Star weekend. A pool of 28 rookies, sophomores, and G-League players is selected to participate in a three-game mini-tournament. Murphy, who was drafted 17th overall last year, was also invited to participate in the NBA Dunk Contest. Murphy is one of the best young shooters in the league, shooting almost 40% from deep, but has emerged as one of the NBA’s most electric dunkers this season. Zion Williamson was also named an All-Star Starter this year but may not be able to participate due to injury.