Fans will get an opportunity to see LSU Pro Day up close as the SEC Network will be on site to televise the event beginning at noon Friday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.
LSU’s Pro Day, which annually draws 100 NFL personnel, including head coaches, general managers and scouts, starts at 10 a.m. with each participant have their height, weight, and other measurements taken. The players will then be tested in the vertical and broad jumps followed by the 225-pound bench press.
The running events, including the 40-yard dash and various shuttle runs, takes place at noon and that will be followed by individual workouts by position.
Among those former LSU players expected to take part in Pro Day on Friday include: projected first round offensive lineman La’el Collins, linebackers Kwon Alexander and D.J. Welter, running backs Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard, fullback Connor Neighbors, defensive end Jermauria Rasco and safety Ronald Martin.
SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy will be on site with reports live from LSU Pro Day with live interviews with LSU head coach Les Miles along with Pro Day participants, while Dari Nowkhah, former LSU All-America Marcus Spears and Kevin Weidl will cover the event in-studio.
TIGERS DEFEAT NICHOLLS STATE 5-1: The 41st-ranked LSU women’s tennis team defeated Nicholls State behind straight-set wins on courts one through five Wednesday afternoon at “Dub” Robinson Stadium.
The Lady Tigers begin a four-match road swing at 3 p.m. Friday in Oxford, Mississippi, against Ole Miss.
#41 LSU 5, Nicholls State 1
1. #39 Joana Vale Costa (LSU) def. Stephanie Barnett, 6-2, 6-0
2. #69 Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. Klara Skopac 6-1, 6-4
3. Noel Scott (LSU) def. Marie Aubert, 6-4, 6-1
4. Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Milou Pietersz, 6-2, 6-0
5. Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Isla Brock, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Kateryna Nakonechna (Nicholls) def. Amanda Atanasson, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
NCAA TICKET DEADLINES
APPROACHING: The LSU Ticket Office is taking ticket requests to watch the LSU gymnastics team compete at the NCAA Ames Regional and the NCAA Championships should the Tigers advance.
No. 4 LSU (19-2) will take part in the NCAA Ames regional hosted by Iowa State on April 4 for a chance to qualify to the NCAA Championships that will be held April 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ticket requests will be accepted until 5 p.m. Thursday for the NCAA Ames Regional and until 5 p.m. April 6 for the NCAA Championships.
Tickets may be requested online at www.LSUtix.net, over the phone by calling 225-578-2184 or toll free at 800-960-8587, or in person by visiting the LSU Ticket Office on the first floor of the Moran Family Center for Athletic Administration on campus.
Swimming and diving
GREEFF, HELM SET FOR FINAL NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: In Iowa City, Iowa, seniors Daniel Helm and Frank Greeff are set for their final NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday through Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.
Preliminary heats begin at 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, while finals are set to start at 7 p.m. CT. Hawkeyesports.com will stream each prelim session as well as Thursday’s finals.
Friday and Saturday finals will be available on WatchESPN.com.
Track and field
TIGERS HEAD TO TEXAS RELAYS: Each year, the nation’s premier programs descend on Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, for one of the preeminent competitions on the track and field calendar, and the Tigers and Lady Tigers are among those making the trip this weekend to compete at the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays beginning Thursday at the University of Texas.
While the meet kicked off Wednesday with the start of the multi-events, the Tigers and Lady Tigers will not compete for the first time at this year’s Texas Relays until Thursday with the field events scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the first events on the track at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday’s events will run through 6 p.m.