11:40 LRN Sportscasts Feb 27

LSU men’s basketball coach Will Wade has responded to the Yahoo Sports report that NCAA enforcement officials have been looking into his recruiting tactics. Wade says he has hasn’t heard anything from the NCAA about possible wrongdoing…
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Wade previously coached at VCU for two seasons. VCU has released a statement denying any NCAA investigation regarding Wade’s recruiting tactics at that school.

With 22 games left in the regular season, the Pelicans are tied for fifth place in the Western Conference. New Orleans won its sixth straight game last night with a 125-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis delivered another MVP performance with 53 points and 17 rebounds. New Orleans begins a three-game road trip in San Antonio tomorrow.

LSU football has announced that Texas Tech transfer Jonathan Giles will wear number seven for the Tigers in 2018. The wide receiver is eligible to play this season after sitting out last year because of NCAA transfer rules. He caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns in his last season in Lubbock in 2016.

Former LSU Tiger Donnie Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons. The punter from Catholic High in Baton Rouge goes out on top as he helped the Philadelphia Eagles win their first ever Super Bowl.

16th ranked LSU begins a five-game week by hosting Grambling State tonight at Alex Box Stadium. Cam Sanders will start on the mound for the Tigers. He failed to record an out in his last start against UNO. Coach Paul Mainieri’s pitching staff has only delivered one quality start on the young season.

UL Lafayette Head Coach Tony Robichaux has received a two-game suspension for excessive arguing after he was ejected from Sunday’s loss to Wright State.