4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints suffered a heartbreaking 17-16 loss to the Buccaneers Monday night. Up 13 with just over 5 minutes left, the Saints allowed 2 long touchdown drives, and the Bucs scored the game-winning touchdown with 3 seconds left. Coach Dennis Allen says he was pleased with the team’s ability to move the ball, but was frustrated by the missed opportunities…

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LSU star Wide Receiver Kayshon Boutte announced he’s staying for his senior year at LSU. The projected first round pick has opted not to go to the NFL draft this year in hopes of winning a championship with the Tigers. There were rumors of tensions between Boutte and the new LSU coaching staff, but Tiger Rag Assistant editor William Weathers says the relationship grew and Boutte’s decision signifies that…

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Wide Receiver Jack Bech announced he will be entering the transfer portal

Louisiana Tech star Wide Receiver Tre Harris has entered the transfer portal. Harris had 65 receptions this year for 935 yards and 10 touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-CUSA honors.

UL-Lafayette forward Jordan Brown has been named the Sun-Belt Conference Men’s Basketball player of the week. Brown led the Cajuns to a pair of wins over Loyala and New Orleans last week averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over the two games. Brown was named the Sun Belt Preseason Player of the year and the Cajuns were given the best odds to win the conference in a preseason coaches poll. They now have a 7-1 record and sit at first in the Sun Belt. They will play host to Samford this Saturday

The Pelicans sit half a game back from first in the Western Conference after Sunday’s win over Denver and a Phoenix loss last night. New Orleans is the hottest team in the West, having won 11 of their last 13. The Pels will have a chance to move into sole possession of the West tomorrow night with a win in Detroit and a Suns loss. New Orleans will play host to the conference leaders Friday and Sunday in an important back-to-back this weekend.