4:45 LRN Sportscast February 1

After 22 NFL seasons, Tom Brady has officially announced his retirement. 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.

Practices for the Reese’s Senior Bowl began today in Mobile, Alabama, with some of the top pro prospects in the country getting another opportunity to impress NFL coaches and scouts. LSU is represented by defensive lineman Neil Farrell Jr., linebacker Damone Clark, and offensive lineman Ed Ingram. Offensive lineman Max Mitchell of the U-L Ragin Cajuns, joins the LSU trio on the American Team roster. The Senior Bowl is this Saturday, February 5th at Hancock Whitney Stadium.

National Signing Day is Tuesday, the first for Brian Kelly as the head man at LSU. Glen West, editor of LSU Country for Sports Illustrated says even with the outstanding job that Kelly has done already, the Tigers can never have too much talent.

Cut 21 (7) “…on the roster.”

LSU men’s hoops has fallen all the way to 25th in the AP rankings after dropping four of their last five games. The Tigers are back home in the P-MAC tonight as they host Ole Miss. The Rebels are just 2-6 in SEC play but are allowing opponents to score only 66 points per game. It wasn’t that long ago that the Tigers were challenging for a top-4 seed in the NCAA tournament, but Coach Will Wade is far more concerned with the games remaining on the SEC schedule, which has not been kind so far.

Cut 18 (8) “…get to work

Game time is 8:00 pm.

The New Orleans 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. Brandon Ingram is once again listed as questionable to play. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

Interviews continue for the Saints head coaching job, with former Dolphins coach Brian Flores reportedly meeting with the team today. Aaron Glenn, Dennis Allen, and Saints special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi are on deck for later in the week.