06:45 LRN Sportscast

Not a great start to the Willie Green era for the Pelicans. Green lost his coaching debut as New Orleans fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 117-97. The 76ers put the game away with a 36 point fourth quarter. Green on the opening night defeat….
cut 29 (25) “…night overall”
It was a really rough night for new Pelican, Jonas Valanciunas, who was 3-of-19 from the field and scored just nine points.

LSU men’s basketball has lost one of its top players before the season even started. University of Illinois transfer Adam Miller has reportedly suffered an ACL injury and will miss the season.

It remains a mystery on whether Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corrall will play in Saturday’s game against LSU. Corrall rushed for 30 times in last week’s win against Tennessee and Coach Lane Kiffin sounded pessimistic on Monday that he could suit up again on Saturday. During Wednesday’s SEC Teleconference, Kiffin didn’t sound any more optimistic…
Cut 18 (13)”…that’s hope.”
Kick-off in Oxford on Saturday is at 2:30.

Tonight in college football, Tulane is at 21st ranked SMU, the Ragin Cajuns visit Arkansas State, who has just one win on the season. Last night in the Sun Belt, Appalachian State upset 14th ranked Coastal Carolina 30-27.

And there are reports the Sun Belt is looking at adding Southern Miss, Marshall, Old Dominion and James Madison, while Conference USA is also eyeing James Madison and FBS independent Liberty.