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We’ve got the start times for LSU football’s first three games of the season. They’ll open in Los Angeles against UCLA in primetime on Fox on September 4th at 7:30. They’ll host McNeese on September 11th at 7 PM, and host Central Michigan on September 18th at 6:30.

UL Lafayette also kicks off their season on September 4th with a big nationally televised contest against Texas in Austin at 3:30. ULM will also get some national TV time for their season opener on the road against Kentucky. Terry Bowden’s Bulldogs will start that September 4th game at 11 that morning.

Northwestern’s season is over after getting blasted by UNO 14-1 in Southland conference tournament play. The Privateers had three grand slams on the afternoon two by Darren Willis and one by Travis Gober.

Legislation allowing athletes to profit off of their name image and likeness is nearing the finish line after clearing House Education with unanimous approval.

LSU faces uncertain odds of getting into the NCAA tournament after getting bounced from the SEC tournament. Despite LSU’s 13-17 conference record, the team is ranked 24th in the RPI. Coach Paul Manieri hopes the selection committee will take that into consideration.

Cut 17 (14) “…in the 20s as well.”

Louisiana Tech continues their fantastic season tonight against Southern Miss in the Conference USA Tournament winners’ bracket contest. Tech is coming off of a late-night win over UTSA on a walk-off home run in the 12th inning, the longest game in C-USA Tourney history while Southern Miss didn’t have a first pitch in their win over Western Kentucky until 12:15 last night due to the Bulldog’s marathon contest.

McNeese plays Southeastern in the Southland Conference Tournament starting at 7 PM.