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GMA Morning Sports: December 29, 2017

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KATC Sports Reporter Mike Carter gives a recap of stories and events happening in the world of sports for Friday, December 29, 2017

LSU Football

The LSU Tigers are getting set to play in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame on Monday but there could be a change coming sooner rather than later for the Tigers offense next season.

According to several reports, tight ends coach Steve Ensminger may replace Matt Canada as the team's offensive coordinator.

Reports also indicate that head coach Ed Orgeron and Canada haven't completely "mended fences" after tensions reached a fever pitch earlier this season, during a stretch when the team lost to Mississippi State, escaped with a win against Syracuse and then lost to Troy.

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UL Lafayette Basketball

Both Ragin Cajuns basketball teams get back to work tonight against Little Rock.  When they do the men will begin their 18th game Sunbelt schedule. They'll be hitting the court for the first time since losing to Clemson 89-60 back on December 22nd.  

During their non-conference schedule, the Cajuns posted the league's best record at 10-3 and entered their SBC opener against the Trojans ranked 20th in the nation in scoring offense and 19th in assists per game.

For the second season in a row the Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball team begins their Sun Belt Conference play with Arkansas swing, taking on Little Rock on Friday followed by a Sunday afternoon matchup against Arkansas State.
           
Louisiana enters conference play having gone 5-7 through their non-conference schedule. The team won its last non-conference game against Alcorn State on December 20, at 67-47.

Tonight on KATC Sports

We'll have a wrap up of the semifinals of the Sunkist Shootout hosted by St. Thomas More. (Sunkist Shootout Quarterfinals story)

LSU vs Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl is just days away. We'll hear from the Tigers in Orlando.

The latest on the Saints vs the Buccaneers as the Who Dats look to wrap up the NFC South title this weekend.

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