6:45 LRN Sportscast March 29

Tough weekend for the LSU baseball team in Tennessee as they were swept by the Volunteers. The Fighting Tigers lost two games yesterday in extra innings. The first game was a nine to eight defeat in the resumption of a game that started Saturday. LSU was one strike away from winning that contest in nine innings, but Tennessee’s Drew Gilbert delivered an RBI single to tie the game. Coach Paul Mainieri says he now wishes he walked Gilbert…
cut 16 (15) “…put him on”
LSU lost the final game of the series three to two in eight innings on a walk-off home run.

The Pelcians are in Boston tonight to take on the Celtics. New Orleans is coming off a win over Dallas on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech men’s basketball ended its season with a 76-74 win over Colorado State in the consolation game of the NIT. Freshman Kenneth Lofton had a career-high 27 points and scored the winning basket with point-three seconds left.

21st ranked La Tech baseball took three of four from Southern Miss including an eight to seven victory yesterday. The Ragin Cajuns won their opening Sun Belt Conference series. ULM lost two of three from Texas State. Southeastern Louisiana swept Lamar in a four-game series to move into first place in the Southland, while McNeese was swept by Stephen F Austin.

The NFL is expected to announce this week that the regular season will be expanded to 17 games. Saints running back Alvin Kamara voiced his displeasure on social media by saying it’s a dumb move.

A bill filed by Louisiana Senator Patrick Connick would allow college athletes in Louisiana to make money off their name image and likeness. Connick says it is not a pay-for-play bill, but rather a way for athletes to be compensated for their hard work.
Cut 7 (08) “…their name.”
California and Florida have already passed similiar legislation.