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Super Bowl News:

The city of New Orleans hosted the 2013 Super Bowl game and is hoping to win the bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl.  On Tuesday Minnesota's Super Bowl committee submitted a preliminary bid to host the game along with New Orleans and Indianapolis.

The committee is slated to meet with league staff in New York later this month and the final bid is due May 7.

A presentation will be made to NFL owners in Atlanta two weeks after the final bid is submitted.

New Orleans Saints:

General manager Mickey Loomis announced that outside linebacker Parys Haralson agreed to a one-year deal with the NFL team on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 225-pound Haralson was acquired in a trade last season and started eight games.  He made 35 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and a pass breakup.  In eight NFL seasons, Haralson has 330 tackles, 25 sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 24 special teams tackles.

LSU Tigers Basketball:

Mississippi native Johnny O'Bryant III says he will bypass his senior season and make himself eligible for the NBA draft.  He's projected as a late first-round or second-round draft pick after leading LSU with a career-high scoring average of 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds.  O'Bryant was named to the All-Southeastern Conference first team the past two seasons and is only the 14th Tigers player to finish with 1,000 points and 700 rebounds.

Louisiana Tech Women's Basketball:

Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, has been hired as head coach at Louisiana Tech.  He'll be introduced at a noon press conference in Ruston on Wednesday.  The 23-year-old Summitt spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Marquette.

 

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