6:45 LRN Sportscast April 30

Despite rumors that the Saints were looking to trade up into the top ten, New Orleans stayed at number 28 and drafted Houston defensive end Payton Turner late in the first round of last night’s NFL draft. Turner is six-foot-five, 270 pounds, and played four seasons for the Cougars, starting 40 games and recording 115 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss, and ten sacks.

Former LSU stars Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow are teammates again as the Bengals used the fifth overall pick to select Chase who was named the best wide receiver in the country during LSU’s 2019 national championship season.

Former Jennings standout Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence will remain teammates. The former Clemson stars were both drafted by Jacksonsville. Former Amite star and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith went to the Philadelphia Eagles who traded up to get the tenth pick.

In college baseball, the Fighting Tigers host number one ranked Arkansas tonight as the LSU campus returns to 100-percent capacity for sporting events.

After splitting a four-game series at home against Marshall last weekend, Louisiana Tech is on the road this weekend for another four-game set at Middle Tennessee. Bulldogs Coach Lane Burroughs says his guys play well on the road pointing to their seven and one record in away games in conference play…
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ULM takes a five-game winning streak to Appalachian State. The Cajuns host Texas State. U-L Lafayette has lost seven of its last nine. Tulane has won ten in a row and they host Houston.

Grambling hosts Prairie View and McNeese hosts UNO.