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Former LSU basketball player Josh Maravich, the youngest son of LSU great Pistol Pete Maravich has died at the age of 42. A cause of death has not been given. LSU says Josh Maravich died on Friday at the family’s home in Covington. He was on the Tigers men’s basketball team from 2001 to 2005 and said he wanted to play for LSU to make his Dad proud.

LSU left-handed pitcher Cam Johnson has entered the transfer portal. Johnson was the highest ranked draft prospect to ever to come to LSU. But Johnson struggled to throw strikes only pitched in nine innings, walking 16 and giving up 12 runs.

There is only one super regional left undecided. Georgia and North Carolina State will meet in Athens and the winner will face Kentucky in the College World Series. The other matchups in Omaha are already set, Tennessee versus Florida State, North Carolina against Virginia and Texas a-and-M will take on Florida.

College athletic departments are planning for revenue sharing, where schools will directly pay their athletes starting in 2025. It could be around 22-million dollars for all athletes at a major school as a result of a historic antitrust lawsuit. Schools will look to cut costs. LSU Executive Deputy Athletic Director Verge Ausberry says LSU is looking to schedule more in-state schools for non-conference football games because it’s not as costly
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LSU running back John Emery is coming back for a sixth and final year of eligibility. He gives the Tigers five scholarship running backs for 2025, because it does not look like Trey Holly will be cleared of gun charges before the start of the season. Emery’s season was cut short last year because of a knee injury.

Louisiana Tech football has received verbal commitments from Ruston linebacker Zheric Hill and Destrehan receiver Johnnie Thiel the fourth.