11:40 LRN Sportscast March 29

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston spoke with the media via ZOOM on Monday for the first time since signing his new, two-year $28-million contract. The number one topic of discussion was Winston’s recovery from the torn ACL he suffered back on Oct. 31. Jameis says he’s been improving both physically and mentally and plans to be ready to go once camp begins.

Cut 16 (19) “…to improve on.”

Saints coach Dennis Allen announced today that Taysom Hill will focus on playing tight end this season, leaving Blake Bortles and Ian Book as the remaining quarterbacks behind Winston on the depth chart.

A couple of LSU football players have decided to enter the transfer portal. Linebacker Josh White, a former four-star recruit who missed all of last season due to injury, and long snapper Quentin Skinner, a two-year starter for the Tigers both made their announcements yesterday.

LSU baseball wasn’t given much of a chance to win a game, let alone the series against Florida last weekend, but they did just that, taking two of three from the Gators and outscoring them 27-6 in the wins. Coach Jay Johnson says this is the kind of performance that his team can build from as it makes a climb back up the SEC standings.

Cut 19 (19) “…thought was great.”

LSU hosts UL-Monroe tonight at 6:30 before a weekend series against Auburn at The Box starting on Thursday.

The NCAA women’s Final Four is set…After an epic double-overtime win over NC State, UConn advances to its record 14th consecutive national semifinal, and Louisville topped Michigan. The Huskies will face Stanford in one semi and Louisville takes on South Carolina in the other.

LSU forward Tari Eason is going pro, Shareef O’Neal is entering the portal, and former Northwestern State center Kendal Coleman is headed to Baton Rouge.