06:45 Sportscast May 28, 2015

The LSU softball team will take on SEC rival Auburn this afternoon in Oklahoma City in the opening round of the Women’s College World Series. It’s the fourth ever WCWS appearance for LSU. The Tigers bring a 50-and-12 record into Oklahoma City. They have seven hitters hitting .324 or higher and they have four pitchers who have combined for a team ERA of 1.76. Head Coach Beth Torina says the depth on her team has served them well…

cut 17 (16) “to win”

First pitch is at 1:30 and you can watch on ESPN.

The Pelican’s search for a head coach continues. League sources say the team interviewed Jeff Van Gundy earlier this week. Van Gundy is an eleven year veteran head coach, most recently coaching the Houston Rockets in 2007. Van Gundy’s teams made the playoffs in nine of his eleven seasons.

Louisiana has its first female head football coach in history and she’ll be coaching a deaf squad. Susan Gremillion will be taking over the team at the Louisiana School for the Deaf from her husband Darren. She says she’s extremely excited about the upcoming season and feels LSD is the best kept secret in the state…

cut 7 (10) “at a hearing school”

The War Eagles are an eight-man football team and they went 7-2 last year. Gremillion says being the first woman head football coach sounds nice but she wants to be the first woman to coach a deaf national championship team.

New Louisiana Tech men’s basketball coach Eric Konkol has added another assistant coach to his staff. Matt McMahon is heading to Ruston after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant at Murray State, who won 25 straight games last season on their way to an Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship. McMahon joins former George Mason star Tony Skinn as an assistant on Konkol’s staff.