6:45 LRN Sportscast January 19

The LSU football program continues to replenish its roster through the transfer portal. Missouri defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo and East Tennessee State offensive lineman Tre’Mond Shorts have committed to LSU. Wingo had 27 tackles and a sack as a freshman at Missouri and Shorts is a two-time FCS All-American. Also, LSU linebacker Micah Baskerville and junior safety Jay Ward announced they are returning to LSU.

In high school football coaching news…Stanley Smith has resigned as head football coach at Ferriday. Smith led the Trojans to a state championship in 2019 and won 47 games at his alma mater. He was hired in 2017.

Hank Tierney is returning to Archbishop Shaw. Tierney led Ponchatoula to the Class 5A championship game last season. Tierney led Shaw to a championship in 1987 and they are moving down to Class 4A next season.

LSU is ranked eighth in the D-1-baseball-dot-com poll.

The 13th ranked LSU men’s basketball team looks to get back to its winning ways as they visit Alabama tonight. The Tigers are coming off a 65-58 home loss to Arkansas. LSU’s leading scorer Tari Eason has been quiet in the last few games. Coach Will Wade says it’s time for that to change…
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Alabama has also been struggling. They’ve lost three in a row. Tip off is at 6:00.

Last night in the SEC, Arkansas slammed South Carolina 75-59, Missouri blew out Ole Miss 78-53 and Tennessee topped Vanderbilt 68-60. LSU is at Tennessee this Saturday.