11:40 LRN Sportscast May 5

After interviewing former LSU Tiger La’el Collins Monday, The Baton Rouge Police Department says he is still not a suspect in the April 24th murder of Brittney Mills. However, Corporal Don Coppola says they may need Collins to stay involved in the investigation…
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Coppola says they are still trying to gather information from people who may have known the victim.

Now that Collins has spoken with police and is still not considered a suspect, NFL teams are looking to sign the first-round talent as an undrafted rookie. The All-SEC player met with Buffalo Bills Coach Rex Ryan last night at a Baton Rouge restaurant and Collins will reportedly meet with the Miami Dolphins today.

Pelicans star Anthony Davis finished fifth in the NBA MVP voting. Stephen Curry won the award as he received 100 of 130 first place votes.

Because its finals week at LSU, the Tigers baseball team does not have a midweek game this week. So Coach Paul Mainieri can look ahead to this weekend’s series against Missouri. And at this time, Mainieri is not sure who will start the series finale. Austin Bain has been the game number three starter, but he had a rough outing in Starkville last weekend.

In college baseball action tonight….McNeese State is at Houston. The Cowboys have won five in a row, two of those games by just one run, to raise their overall record to 28-and-20. Grambling State hosts Alcorn State as the Tigers look to snap a five game losing streak.

Louisiana Tech’s Breshon Kimbell has been named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association baseball player of the week. He hit .571 at the plate last week. Tate Scioneaux of Southeastern Louisiana is the pitcher of the week as he struck out 11 in a shutout victory over Lamar.

In softball news…McNeese freshman catcher Erika Piancastelli is the Southland Conference player of the year and Northwestern Coach Donald Pickett is the coach of the year.