4:45 LRN Sportscast January 25

The NFL has reportedly fined Nickell Robey-Coleman for his hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on that controversial play in which the league told Sean Payton should have been a flag for both pass interference and helmet-to-helmet. Robey-Coleman will lose 26-thousand dollars from his pocket, but he’ll get to play in the Super Bowl next weekend.

Senator Bill Cassidy wants the NFL to answer two questions in the wake of the infamous “no-call.” One, how did the NFL grade the referees’ performance, and two, were the refs biased….
Cut 9 (12) “few others .″

LSU baseball began full squad workouts today, but sophomore pitcher Ma’Khail Hilliard is not throwing, because of a sore shoulder. He missed the postseason becuase of shoulder soreness, but Coach Paul Mainieri hopes he’s healthy to throw next Friday.

It appears to be an end of an era for private schools as they will likely no longer have the chance to play their state championship football games in the Superdome. The LHSAA principals voted today to give “select” schools the ability to play their championship games at a venue separate from public schools. But Teurlings Catholic Principal Mike Boyer says depending on what the school with the highest seed decides, the title game could still be held at a big venue…
cut 16 (12) “…colleges”
The decision also impacts the title games for the sports of basketball, baseball and softball. LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine says the Association’s executive committee will still have to agree to the private school championship game locations, because it’s still an LHSAA event.

The LSU basketball team left for Missouri today. The 25th ranked Tigers will go after their ninth straight win as they face a Mizzou team that’s just 1-and-4 in league play. Tip off is at 5 PM.