11:40 Sportscast March 30

After 13 NFL seasons, including seven with the New Orleans Saints, safety Malcolm Jenkins has announced his retirement. Jenkins was the last remaining player from the 2009 Super Bowl champions. He appeared in 199 games in his career, with three Pro Bowl selections, and won a second Super Bowl ring with the Eagles in 2018. He also collected numerous awards for community service efforts and co-founded the Players Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving social justice and racial equality. He’ll definitely find his number 27 in the Saints Ring of Honor.

Saints coach Dennis Allen spoke with the media at the NFL owners’ meetings. Allen was asked about his handling of the Jameis Winston situation, with the team flirting with Deshaun Watson before reaching an agreement with Winston to be the team’s unchallenged starter.

Cut 16 (19) “…to improve on.”

The roster reshaping of the LSU men’s basketball team continues. Matt McMahon will be joined by one of his former Murray State Racers, guard Justice Hill. Hill averaged 13 points and five assists per game and was named first team All-Ohio Valley Conference last season. Guard Adam Miller and center Jerrell Colbert both announced that they were entering the NCAA transfer portal. LSU currently has eight scholarship players on the roster and no commitments prior to the spring signing period.

In college baseball action, LSU won its third straight game, thumping UL-Monroe 15-4. Braden Jobert went deep twice for the Tigers and drove in seven RBI. UL came back from three-down early to hand Southeastern its eighth straight loss, 6-4. Louisiana Tech fell 7-4 to Dallas Baptist, and UNO scored a season-high 14 runs in its win over rival Tulane.

Tonight, Southern visits McNeese…but UL’s matchup with UNO has been postponed due to weather concerns.

The New Orleans Pelicans start a pivotal four-game road trip tonight at Portland. The Pels are a full game up on both San Antonio and Los Angeles for ninth in the West.