LRN sportscast 11:40 August 26

LSU Football Coach Les Miles is not saying who will be the starting quarterback in Saturday’s game against Wisconsin, but expect Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris to both play in this top 25 match-up. Miles says how the two Q-Bs perform during the games, will determine how long they go with a two quarterback system….
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Miles added that he doesn’t aniticipate the battle for starting Q-B to be a distraction for his team.

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz has named Cody Sokol as the Bulldogs starting quarterback as he won the job over incumbent Ryan Higgins. Sokol is a fifth-year transfer from Iowa, but he’ll make his first division one collegiate start against the third ranked Sooners this Saturday.

It’s cut down day for the Saints. The roster must be reduced to 75 players. It’s been reported linebacker Victor Butler will be released. Butler was a key free agent acquisition going into the 2013 season, but never played a game for the Black and Gold, because of injuries. Quarterback Drew Brees was not at practice yesterday as his wife gave birth to their fourth child, a baby girl.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has been named a title sponsor for a new bowl game that will be played in Nassau. The game will be called the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. It will take place on Christmas Eve, most likely featuring teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference.

In other sports news…LSU baseball players Conner Hale and Andrew Stevenson have been named to Perfect Game’s Summer League All-America teams. The NCAA has approved a waiver so that Illinois State transfer Jamaal Samuel can play this season for the Warhawks mens’ basketball team.