06:45 Sportscast, April 26th, 2016

A big college baseball rivalry in Louisiana hits the diamond tonight, as LSU travels to face Tulane. The Green Wave dominated the Tigers nearly a month a go in Baton Rouge. Tulane announced the meeting tonight at Turchin Stadium will be seen in front of a sold-out crowd. Baseball American ranks LSU as No. 5, while Tulane sits at number 20.

NO. 23 UL-Lafayette is at Southern Miss today. UNO plays Southern in Baton Rouge. ULM is at Stephen F Austin. Grambling hosts Alcorn State. Northwestern State welcomes MVSU.

Ahead of the 2016 NFL draft which begins on Thursday, the Saints have released safety Vinnie Sunseri and defensive end Tavaris Barnes.

The New Orleans Zephyr’s announced their field in Metairie could land an SEC baseball tournament. League officials are set to visit the site Saturday.

Nicholls State announced Monday that Richie Riley, an assistant at Clemson, will be the new men’s basketball coach. He’ll be introduced later this morning.

The full House sacks a bill aimed at putting an end to the public-private school playoff split in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The lower chamber voted 51-34 against the legislation. Stonewall Representative Larry Bagley says the legislature shouldn’t get involved in the LHSAA’s matters…:
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But supporters said the split is discriminatory which is why lawmakers have a right to step in. This effort is likely over for the current session.

Hunters in Sportsman’s Paradise could be soon allowed to wear florescent pink on their safety gear as an alternative to the mandated hunter orange. The measure heads to Governor John Bel Edwards desk for his signature. The bill’s author says she brought the bill in hopes that the girly color would encourage more women to explore the outdoors by hunting.