16:45 Sportscast, March 1st, 2017

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.

Making the rounds on a social media is a claim by Saints running back Mark Ingram that he and several other New Orleans’ players were turned away from a club in London for being, “too urban.” Ingram said they had reservations, but the establishment issued a statement saying they would never dismiss anyone based on race, however they’re an exclusive members club where entry is not guaranteed to anyone.

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.

And can they pull it off? 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.

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 primetime kick-off to begin the season when they visit Memphis on August 31st.

The Pelicans will look for their first win with DeMarcus Cousins tonight when New Orleans hosts Detroit..but they’ll have to do it without their new All-Star center. Cousins is suspended after receiving his 18th technical foul Sunday. New Orleans is 0-3 since acquiring Cousins, but Head Coach Alvin Gentry is optimistic the victories will come soon…:
Cut 17 (15) “what happens”
Tipoff tonight in the Smoothie King Center is 7pm.