4:45 LRN Sportscast April 28

As a result of the governor’s latest public health order, LSU announces it will allow full capacity at outdoor sporting events on campus this weekend. The Tigers baseball team will host the top-ranked Razorbacks on Friday, while the Tigers softball team hosts eighth-ranked Arkansas starting on Saturday.

McNeese also announces it will allow full capacity at outdoor events, and the LHSAA State Softball Championships in Sulphur will also not have any capacity restrictions. Semi-final action begins tomorrow.

Tonight the Pelicans will visit the Denver Nuggets. The contest features two of the best scorers in the NBA, Zion Williamson for the Pels and Nikola Jokic for the Nuggets, who scored 37 points against New Orleans the last time these two teams met.

The contract details on new LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey have been released. It’s an eight-year deal that will pay her two-point-five million dollars in the beginning and she will eventually make three-point-three million a year.

The NFL draft begins tomorrow. The Saints have eight picks. General Manager Mickey Loomis says if a prospect opted out last season that will not be a factor on whether they’ll select him. But Loomis admits there’s a lot of players who do not have a lot of collegiate experience…
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Loomis says they also miss not having the opportunity at one-on-one meetings with most of the players who are in the draft.

NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is reportedly interested in the head coaching job at Southern. The Baton Rouge school is said to be interested in hiring the Super Bowl champion running back.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports that Louisiana Tech’s Skip Holtz remains in the running for the head coaching vacancy at Kansas.