11:40 LRN Sportscast March 1st

At the NFL Scouting Combine, former LSU running back Leonard Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds. During his time at LSU, Fournette’s listed weight was 235 pounds. He’ll run the 40 and perform in other skill drills on Friday.

The Saints are reportedly set to release high-priced safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd has three years left on a six-year, 54-million dollar contract. The move will save the Saints a reported three-point-two million dollars in cap space. Byrd had two interceptions last season and for the most part failed to make big plays during his three seasons in New Orleans.

The 2017 football schedules for the Ragin Cajuns and ULM were released today. UL Lafayette will have two Thursday night games, October 12th at home against Texas State and October 19th versus Arkansas State. ULM will have a primtime kick-off to begin the season when they visit Memphis on August 31st.

After a four-three win over 20th ranked Arkansas last night, Louisiana Tech hosts the Razorbacks again today at 3 PM. Tech has won 15 straight on its home field, the longest winning streak in college baseball.

Also today, Southeastern Louisiana is at 10th ranked Vanderbilt. The Commodores defeated the Lions 9-6 last night. ULM visits McNeese State. Last night the Warhawks easily defeated Jackson State 10-2.

Also last night, LSU defeated Nicholls State three to two. Greg Deichmann drove in the winning run with a base hit in the 7th inning…
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LSU now gets ready to play top ranked TCU on Friday night in Houston.

It’s the final home game of the season tonight for the LSU men’s basketball team. The Tigers are trying to snap a school record 15-game losing streak.

And the Pelicans will look for their first win tonight since the DeMarcus Cousins trade when they host the Detroit Pistons. But Cousins will not play tonight. He’s been suspended by the league for tonight’s game for picking up his 18th technical foul.