06:45 Sportscast August 31, 2015

The Saints dropped to 0-3 for the preseason after Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans. The Black and Gold defense was finally able to create a little bit of pressure and recorded their first sack of the preseason. But Head Coach Sean Peyton says penalties is one area the team needs to work on as they were flagged 11 times during the game…

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The Saints’ final preseason game is Thursday at Green Bay before September 13th’s season opener at Arizona.

The Green Bay Packers have signed former UL Lafayette wide receiver James Butler. Butler caught 87 passes and had four touchdowns in 51 college games with the Ragin Cajuns. He’s been added to the team’s roster as the Packers need more wide receiver depth in the wake of Jordy Nelson’s season-ending injury.

The LSU football team opens its season against McNeese State this Saturday. Jeff Palermo looks at why the Tigers are beginning the year against an FCS school, and not a big-name opponent…

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The state’s college football season begins Thursday night when Northwestern State hosts Southeastern Louisiana in a Southland Conference matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 6PM and you can watch on the American Sports Network.

UL-Lafayette men’s basketball coach Bob Marlin has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2020 season.