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An Atlanta sports writer is stiring the pot with some harsh comments about the Superdome being a dump. This comes after news broke that the New Orleans icon was set to begin the first phase of a 450 million dollar renovation. Jeff Schultz covers the Falcons for new digital publication The Atlantic said “I love the city, the food and the people but there’s two things I know about the New Orleans. 1, the stadium is a dump, and 2, 450 million won’t fix that.”
The Saints ranked number for overall gameday satisfaction the last two years according to the NFL’s Observation program.
Former Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams is a head coach again in the NBA. Williams has agreed to a five-year contract with the Phoenix Suns. The 47-year-old was the head coach in New Orleans for five seasons, leading the franchise to two playoff apperances. He’s currently an assistant coach with the 76ers.
The 14th ranked LSU baseball team begins an important weekend series against 15th ranked Ole Miss tonight. The two teams have identical 13-8 records in the SEC, two games back of Arkansas for first place in the West division. Tigers Coach Paul Mainieri says the Rebels like to steal bases, they’ve swiped 76 bags on the season…
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Louisiana Tech looks to snap a five-game losing streak tonight when they begin a series at Old Dominion. The Bulldogs have scored nine runs during the five-game losing streak.
The Ragin Cajuns will try to snap a seven-game losing streak when they visit Coastal Carolina. ULM is home to take on U-T Arlington.
Southeastern Louisiana is in a tie for first place in the Southland as they begin a weekend series at Lamar. The Lions are 14-and-7 in conference play, tied with Sam Houston. Lamar has the worst conference record at 7-and-17.