11:40 LRN sportscast August 28

The Saints final preseason game is tonight as they host the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The starters will not play much, if at all, which means plenty of playing time for back-up QBS Ryan Griffen and Luke McCown. Plenty of roster spots will be won tonight, especially at receiver and back-up safety.

The regular season begins tonight for three college football teams in Louisiana. ULM will host Wake Forest and Pete Thomas will start at quarterback for the Warhawks. Coach Todd Berry says the North Carolina State transfer is comfortable with ULM’s offense…
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Kick-off is at six PM. Also tonight, Northwestern State hosts Missouri State and Tulane is at Tulsa.

Tonight on LPB a special will air on LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who grew up in the 7th ward of New Orleans and now is the most popular man on the LSU campus. “Road to Stardom: The Leonard Fournette Story” is produced and directed by Kenny Chenier (Shin-Yay). He says the documentary features interviews with Tiger Coach Les Miles and recruiting coordinator and running back coach Frank Wilson…:
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The special airs on LPB tonight at 7pm.

The son of former LSU Coach Gerry Dinardo has been arrested in Baton Rouge. Michael Dinardo is a 21-year-old student at LSU and he was booked on charges of intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm. The arrest affidavit says several plastic bags of weed and two firearms were found at Dinardo’s residence.

And IndyCar has announced they’ll hold the first ever Grand Prix of Louisiana at the NOLA Motorsports Park in suburban New Orleans on April 12th.