Proposals to end the public-private school split in postseason play for football, basketball, baseball, and softball high school sports failed to pass on the final day of the LHSAA annual convention. LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine has worked for the last five years to end the split

Cut 12 (12) “.   right now” 

Bonine says they are about 50 votes short shy of ending the split.

The Pelicans are now only four games back of a spot in the playoffs after beating 8th seed Memphis in the Smoothie King Center last night 139-111. New Orleans started the game hot, and bucked a season wide trend of collapsing in the 3rd quarter by dropping 44 points during that period. Zion Williamson led the team in scoring with 24 points on just 15 shots while adding 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. Brandon Ingram pitched in another 20, and Lonzo Ball put up 19.

The Pels take on the Rockets tomorrow at 1PM.

The number 22 Tigers play Ole Miss today in Baton Rouge. The Tigers are on a nine game winstreak and are unbeaten in conference play. Ole Miss is 1-6 in the Sec.

Former LSU superstar Tyrann Matthieu will take the field Sunday night as a core piece of the Kansas City defense against Jimmy Garapolo and the 49ers, seemingly finally hitting his professional stride after a rough start to his career. Matthieu struggled with drug use during his time at LSU and was kicked off the team in 2012, reportedly for multiple failed drug tests. After his dismissal, he went into rehab, and turned it around in the NFL…

Cut 14 (10) “…the now.”

The DB suffered a series of injury setbacks early in his NFL career as he tried to stabilize his life after leaving Louisiana where he was raised. Getting a ring after all his struggles would be special…

Cut 15 (11) “…humbling.”

Kickoff is 5:30 PM.