16:45 LRN Sportscast November 27

The boo birds are expected to be out in force tonight at the Smoothie King Center as Anthony Davis makes his return to New Orleans. This marks A-D’s first game back since he was traded in the offseason to the Lakers. Pels Guard Jrue Holiday hopes fans will show some respect.

ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne issued an apology today after suggesting on a radio show in Los Angeles that racism is the reason New Orleans fans would boo Davis. Tip-off tonight is at 7 PM.

The college football playoff selection committee has dropped LSU to number two and moved Ohio State to number one in the latest rankings. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says this should give the Tigers some extra motivation…
Cut 4 (10) “…the message.”
The Saints can clinch the N-F-C South with a victory over Atlanta tomorrow. Offensive lineman Andrus Peat and Terron Armstead have been declared out for the game. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is questionable with a shoulder injury.

Louisiana Tech football coach Skip Holtz is not saying if quarterback J’Mar Smith will start versus Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Smith and junior receiver Adrian Hardy are eligible to play Saturday after serving a two-game suspension. The Bulldogs can win the Conference USA West if they win and UAB losses to North Texas. If Tech, UAB and Southern Miss all win, then computer rankings will determine a division champion.

And KATC-TV in Lafayette reports a plan to host three private school football championship games at Cajun Field has been derailed. That’s because there are no teams from the Lafayette area who can play in the Division Four title game.