Pelicans Select-a-Seat set for Saturday

New Orleans Pelicans fans will have a chance to choose from the best available seat locations, including newly released inventory that will be accessible to the public for the first time, for the 2014-15 season at the team’s Select-a-Seat event Saturday at Smoothie King Center.

The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to select their seats for season-ticket packages, as well as half-season plans.

Fans can learn more by visiting or by calling (504) 525-4667. Seats are available in different price ranges around the arena.

LSU men’s golfers bound for regional

The 14th-ranked LSU men’s golf team have their sights set on qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in five seasons this weekend when they tee off as the No. 3 seed in the 14-team field at the NCAA Columbia Regional beginning with Thursday’s opening round at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.

The top five teams at each regional site will earn the right to tee it up at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships being held May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.

The Tigers are paired with Oklahoma State and Virginia in Thursday’s opening round as they will tee off from the front nine beginning at 8 a.m. CDT.

LSU will be led by All-Southeastern Conference juniors Stewart Jolly and Curtis Thompson.

SEC Network to televise LSU matches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With three months until its launch, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday the soccer and volleyball television schedules for the fall and the LSU volleyball team will be featured four times on the new SEC Network next season, with two matches being selected for broadcast on ESPNU.

LSU will host Kentucky on ESPNU on Sept. 24 in the SEC opener for both. The first SEC Network game will be against Florida at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. On Oct. 8, LSU hosts the Mississippi State at 8 p.m. in Baton Rouge.

The next three dates on the SEC Network will be on the road for LSU: at Missouri (5 p.m. Oct. 17, at Ole Miss ( 6 p.m.Oct. 22) and at Texas A&M at (6 p.m. Nov. 6).

Panthers DE Hardy has bond set at $17,000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte Mecklenburg County judge has set bond for Greg Hardy at $17,000 one day after the Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl defensive end was arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats.

Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin on Wednesday ordered Hardy not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.

Hardy’s attorney, Chris Fialko, argues in court that his client was abused, and Hardy made the 911 phone call to police at 4:18 a.m. Tuesday.

But the accuser’s attorney, Stephen Goodwin, said his client was held down by one of Hardy’s friends and prevented from calling police. Goodwin said she has bruises from “from head to toe,” and that she was “flung around the room” by the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Hardy.

Southeastern’s Brame going to regional

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana junior golfer Grady Brame will be competing at the NCAA San Antonio Regional, which begins Thursday at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

The top five teams and the top individual not from a top five team will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 23-28 in Hutchinson, Kan.

Compiled from news releases and The Associated Press