16:45 LRN Sportscast

On a 24-to-15 vote, the Senate approves legislation that would allow for betting on college and professional sporting events at the state’s casinos and racetracks. The bill’s sponsor, Kenner Senator Danny Martiny, says if the bill doesn’t pass, sports betting will continue in Louisiana, so the state might as well regulate and tax it…
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LSU baseball Coach Paul Mainieri said today that Cole Henry’s sore elbow will not allow him to pitch this weekend against Ole Miss. Even though Henry will not pitch, Mainieri has decided to move Zack Hess back to the bullpen. Mainieri wants Hess to let it loose when he comes out of the pen.

In action tonight….Southern hosts Nicholls, who has won four in a row. McNeese visits Southeastern in a nonconference match-up. C-S-T will televise the game which gets underway at 6 PM.

National signing day is months away, but LSU football currently has the number one rated class in 2020, according to 24-7 sports. The Tigers just landed a verbal pledge from the country’s number two inside linebacker, Virginia’s Antonie Sampah. 24-7 sports recruiting analyst Shea Dixon says expect more linebacker talent to come to Baton Rouge after Tampa Bay used the fifth overall pick to select Devin White…
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The Saints have reportedly decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Eli Apple. That means he’ll be a free agent after next season. Apple intercepted two passes for the Black and Gold after he was acquired in a trade last October.

And former LSU Tiger Booger McFarland is moving up to the booth to join Joe Tessitore in the Monday Night Football booth on ESPN. That means the so called Booger Mobile is history, much to the delight of many fans.