11:40 LRN Sportscast 7/1

Starting today, college athletes can sign endorsement deals to promote products and give social media shoutouts and still retain their collegiate eligibility. LSU Deputy Director of Athletics and C-O-O Stephanie Rempe says universities can’t be directly involved in setting up endorsement deals but can help student-athletes secure these opportunities…
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LSU Quarterback Myles Brennan announced a deal with Smoothie King today, while cornerback Derek Stingley Junior says he’s partnering with Walk-On’s restaurants.

The Southland Conference announced Wednesday that its entire 2021 home football schedule will be televised on ESPN+, as all 30 games will be broadcast live.

The 2021 home broadcast schedule kicks off Saturday, Sept. 4, with non-conference games West Florida at McNeese and North Alabama at Southeastern

The Saints have made All-Pro Ryan Ramczyk the NFL’s highest-paid right tackle. Ramczyk who was entering the final year of his rookie contract has agreed to a five-year, 96-million dollar deal that includes 60-million dollars in guaranteed money.  The 27-year-old also recently had a baby boy so it’s been a great few months for Ramczyk

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LSU sophomore infielder Zach Arnold has reportedly entered the NCAA Transfer portal. Arnold hit .277, with seven home runs and 26 RBIs this past season.
Former New Orleans Hornet Chris Paul scored 41 points last night and C-P-3 is heading to the NBA Finals for the first time as the Suns eliminated the Clippers 130 to 103.