06:45 Sportscast, December 30th, 2016

LSU and Louisville kickoff tomorrow at 10am in the Camping World Stadium. Tigers’ sideline reporter Gordy Rush says obviously the key in this Citrus Bowl contest is for LSU to stop the Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Rush says the D has to blitz and bring a lot of pressure to the QB like other teams that have beaten the Cardinals have been able to do.:
Cut 16 (07) “operate”
The game, which is the first-ever meeting between the teams in football, will be televised on ABC.

The LSU men’s basketball announced Thursday before its SEC opener against Vanderbilt that they’ve released Craig Victor from the team for a violation of rules. Coach Johnny Jones said it’s disappointing to have to take this action, but it should be an honor and a privilege to wear an LSU uniform. In the game last night, the Tigers tied a school record for three-pointers made, but they couldn’t stop the Commodores who escaped with a wild 96-89 victory.

This Saints season will conclude the same as the previous two; minus a spot in the playoffs. The Black & Gold will either finish 2016 with a familiar 7-9 mark or get to .500 with a win over the NFC South champion Falcons on New Year’s Day. Atlanta has the highest scoring offense in the league, but Saints linebacker Craig Robertson says it’s not anything New Orleans can’t handle…:
CUT 1 (15) “for your offense”
The Dirty Birds have punched their ticket to the playoffs already and with a win Sunday can earn the #2 seed.

Tonight in the NBA, the Pelicans take on the Knicks inside the Smoothie King Center. New York is coming to New Orleans off losses to Boston and Atlanta and haven’t won a game since December 11th. The Pels are on a three game win streak going into the meeting.