11:40 LRN Sportscast

Two starters on LSU’s defense will be missing Saturday when they face the Alabama Crimson Tide, cornerback Zy Alexander and defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo. Wingo will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing surgery. But Coach Brian Kelly says they have enough depth on the D-Line…
cut 17 (19) “….very good”

Ragin Cajuns linebacker Cameron Whitfield is the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week. He had a career-high seven tackles and 3.5 sacks in a 33-20 win over South Alabama.

Grambling’s Sundiata Anderson has received SWAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. He had 12 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in the Tigers two touchdown win over Bethune Cookman.

Northwestern State defensive tackle Travon Jones has started a petition on change-dot-org in the hopes he can get a large number of signatures to convince Northwestern’s administration to let them play again this season. University President Doctor Marcus Jones made the controversial decision last week to end the season prematurely, citing the mental health of the players following the fatal shooting of safety Ronnie Caldwell. Travon Jones says most of the team wants to keep playing.

The Sugar Bowl is actively seeking money from the business community to make sure the annual bowl game remains one of the upper tier bowls when the college football playoff expands to 12 teams next year. Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley says the Sugar Bowl is only guaranteed to host a quarterfinal game following the 2024 and 25 seasons, beyond that it’s unknown…
cut 15 (10) “….would matter”
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