11:40 LRN Sportscast May 28

LSU’s SEC home opener against Auburn will not be a night game. Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says CBS will televise the game on September 19th, which means a 2:30 kick-off in what could be a very hot Death Valley. Athletic Director Joe Alleva says we should hear tomorrow a kick-off time for the regular season finale against Texas A-and-M. It should be a Saturday, since CBS has already picked Arkansas-versus-Missouri for that Friday after Thanksgiving.

Louisiana has its first ever female high school football coach. Susan Gremillion has been hired as the head coach for the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge. Gremillion says being the first woman head football coach is great, but she wants to be the first woman to coach a deaf national championship team…
cut 9 (06) “….every year”
The Louisiana School for the Deaf competes against similiar schools in other states and Home School Association teams.

According to the Associated Press, the Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the team’s head coaching job. Van Gundy currently works as a television analyst and he’s a former head coach of the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. Former NBA player and head coach Scott Skiles has also reportedly emerged as a candidate as well.

The LSU Softball squad faces Auburn this afternoon in the opening round of the Women’s College World Series. This is the second time Coach Beth Torina has led the Tigers to the W-C-W-S. In 2012 the Tigers reached Oklahoma City, but only scored four total runs and they were eliminated after three games. Torina says this year’s squad has a different mindset…
cut 18 (18) “….in the fall’
LSU faced Auburn in the regular season and lost two of three.