11:40 LRN Sportscast October 30

ESPN is reporting that Saints quarterback Drew Brees has agreed to convert part of his base salary into a signing bonus, which gives the team more financial flexibility to possibly make a roster move this year, as it clears up around two-point-six milion dollars in cap space. It also elevates his cap number to 30 million dollars in 2016, which is the highest in the NFL. Meanwhile, Brees is expected to throw at practice everyday this week as he attempts to return to action for Sunday’s game against Dallas.

Former LSU Tiger Tryann Mathieu has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Mathieu had two interceptions in a blowout win over the 49ers and returned one of the passes for a touchdown.

The LSU football team continues to get ready for Eastern Michigan. The Tigers are a 44.5 point favorite. There are some good games involving teams from the SEC West this weekend, Alabama is at Georgia, Arkansas travels Tennessee and Texas A-and-M hosts Mississippi State.

Louisiana Tech Coach Skip Holtz wants to see Joe Aillet Stadium sold out for Saturday’s game against UL Lafayette. For the fans that go to the game, they’ll see a Bulldog offense averaging 523 yards a game. But Bulldogs quarterback Jeff Driskel says there’s room for improvement…
cut 17 (17) “…they are there”
The Ragin Cajuns are looking to get off to a fast start. They’ve started slow in their two losses.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 induction class. Headlinging the list is former major league all-star pitcher Ben Sheets, who had a standout collegiate career at ULM, former New Orleans Hornet and NBA champion PJ Brown, former Winnfield standout and NFL star Anthony Thomas, ex Tulane baseball coach Rick Jones and St. Thomas more football coach Jim Hightower.