1140 Sportscast 4/30

The Saints did not trade up last night and with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints selected Houston defensive end Payton Turner. Turner started 40 games for the Cougars, recording 115 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 10 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 opted out of the 2020 season but was named the best wide receiver in the country during LSU’s 2019 national championship season.

LSU baseball begins a three-game series tonight against number one ranked Arkansas and there could be over ten thousand fans on hand now that capacity restrictions have been lifted. Center fielder Giovanni DiGiacomo is looking forward to packed Box.
Cut 17 (13) “forward to it”

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…
Cut 19 (20) “the world”

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.

In football news, Southern will reportedly name assistant Jason Rollins as the Jaguars interim head coach. Rollins was the safeties coach and special teams coordinator under former head coach Dawson Odums.