11:40 LRN Sportscast

LSU will send freshman right-hander Landon Marceaux to the mound tonight when the Tigers face Stony Brook in the Baton Rouge Regional opening round. The Destrehan native says he will not put any extra pressure on himself, because it’s a postseason game…
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Marceaux has battled arm injuries this season, but he’s been great his last three starts, posting an ERA of 1.45. Stony Brook counters with veteran right-hander Greg Marino, who is 5-4 with a 5.10 ERA.

Getting underway at noon, it’s Southern versus Mississippi State in Starkville and in Nashville, McNeese will take on Indiana State in another noon start. The Sycamores won the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. They are one of three teams from the M-V-C that made the NCAA Tournament. The other two teams in the Nashville Regional are Vanderbilt and Ohio State.

The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved contract extensions for the football team’s strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffit and receivers coach Mickey Joseph.

LSU’s first two home football games this season will kick-off at 6:30, August 31st versus Georgia Southern and September 14th against Northwestern State.

The Ragin Cajuns game against Mississippi State in the Superdome will kick off at 11 AM on Saturday, August 31.

When Louisiana Tech hosts Grambling State on September seventh. That game will be televised by the NFL Network. Tech will be the first Conference USA team to appear on the NFL Network since the announcement of the partnership between the league and network.

At Saints O-T-A’s, guard Larry Warford has missed the last two weeks rehabbing an unknown injury. Coach Sean Payton hasn’t said what the injury is.

The SEC Spring Meetings ends today, the presidents and chancellors could vote today on alcohol sales at games.