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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks Louisiana vs. Texas Longhorns football

During Thursday night’s “SportsCenter,” ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt did a “Winner$” segment focused on college football. 

One of the games he picked is the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, ranked No. 23 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, against the No. 19-ranked Texas Longhorns. The teams are scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday in Austin, Texas. 

Texas is coming off a 2020 season that the Longhorns went 7-3 overall. The UL Ragin’ Cajuns finished the 2020 season at 10-1 overall. 

As of Friday morning, the Texas Longhorns are a 9.5-point favorite against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Scott Van Pelt prediction for Louisiana, Texas Longhorns football

Scott Van Pelt witnessed it as a first-time Gala attendee at the 16th Annual Dick Vitale Gala held at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Friday evening May 7, 2021.

ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt picks the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns to cover the spread against the Texas Longhorns. 

“Louisiana is plenty capable,” Van Pelt said. “They’re ranked. A lot of pressure on the Longhorns to start fast,

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NBA Finals Suns-Bucks WATCH: Chris Paul And Scott Foster Spoke Before Game 6

The Twitter account of ESPN’s SportsCenter posted a video of Chris Paul and Scott Foster speaking before Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday evening.

The Tweet with the video can be seen below. 

Paul has lost the last 12 playoff games when Foster has been a referee (see Tweet below from StatMuse). 

The Milwaukee Bucks were 4.5-point favorites in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, according to FanDuel.

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ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt owes debt to Justin Thomas for Alabama basketball beating Maryland

ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt went to Maryland.

Professional golfer Justin Thomas went to Alabama.

So when Thomas appeared on “SportsCenter” with Van Pelt the night that the NCAA Tournament bracket was chosen, Van Pelt noted that Maryland and Alabama could play in the second round. The two joked about a wager on the potential game that involved Thomas’ $2.7 million purse for winning The Players Championship.

Alabama and Maryland ended up meeting Monday night in the round of 32. Alabama won comfortably, 96-77.

Van Pelt tweeted Monday night during the game, “I’m going to owe @JustinThomas34 2.7”

They settled on something more reasonable — lunch at The Masters.

Thomas replied to Van Pelt on Tuesday, “:) it’s ok. The win was enough for me. Buy me lunch at @TheMasters we’ll call it even.”

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Scott Van Pelt Reveals He’ll Be Back On ESPN Tonight

Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.
Scott Van Pelt talks about the College Football Playoff.

ESPN host Scott Van Pelt gave fans quite a scare earlier this month when he revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and had some symptoms. But he had some good news for everyone today.

On Sunday, Van Pelt announced on Twitter that while he still can’t smell or taste, he’s able to talk and has tested negative for COVID-19. As a result, he is able to do his show and will resume his SportsCenter duties tonight.

“Can’t smell. Can’t taste. Don’t need to be able to do either to do a show. I can talk and I tested negative,” Van Pelt wrote. “See you at midnight.”

The announcement comes 10 days after Van Pelt announced his positive test for COVID-19. He noted at the time that he wasn’t feverish and pledged to get back quickly.

Van Pelt has worked at ESPN

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