11:40 LRN Sportscast February 1

After 22 seasons, the man whom many consider the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement. Brady’s announcement came via an Instagram post Tuesday morning. A sixth-round pick out of Michigan, Brady retires as a seven-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Super Bowl MVP, three-time league MVP, and the holder of every major passing record, including: wins by a quarterback, and the lead in career passing touchdowns, yards, and completions. Fun fact: the Saints are the only division team to sweep Brady during his career, and they did it twice. Enjoy the retirement, TB12.

It appears online sports wagering got off to a big start over the weekend. And while he doesn’t have exact figures yet, State Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says when you compare activity for the inaugural weekend to other states Louisiana is not an underdog.

Cut 7 (11) “…weeks ago.”

Six sports betting platforms were online for opening weekend and Johns says to expect even more in the coming weeks.

The LSU Tigers have tumbled all the way to 25th in the AP rankings after dropping four of their last five games. LSU is back home in the P-MAC tonight as they host Ole Miss. Injuries have been a major factor for the Tigers, dating back to the loss of Adam Miller before the season began. Only center Efton Reid has been able to start all 21 games, and several players are still fighting injuries. Coach Will Wade says he’s hopeful the team’s health will improve, but is preparing for if it doesn’t.

Cut 17 (18) “…back healthy again.”

Game time is 8:00 pm.

The Pelicans lost their fourth game in a row, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 90-93 on the road to finish off a very rough January where they went just 5-10. Devonte Graham led four players in double-figures with 20 points. The Pels are right back at it tonight as they visit the Detroit Pistons. They remain two and half games out of 10th in the West. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.