Sports roundup: Kickoff set for Tennessee game … Gators' QB to miss Saturday's game … Augustus closes in on her first WNBA title
More afternoon action: The Tigers will continue their streak of afternoon games when they take on Tennessee in Knoxville on Oct. 15. Today, the SEC announced a 2:30 p.m. kickoff, with television coverage by CBS. LSU hosts the Florida Gators Saturday, also at 2:30 p.m., and beat Kentucky 35-7 this past Saturday in a game that kicked off at 11:20 a.m.
Injury to insult No. 17 Florida will be without quarterback John Brantley at top-ranked LSU on Saturday. Gators coach Will Muschamp says Brantley's lower leg injury won't require surgery but will sideline him for at least a week. Muschamp says he will update Brantley's status every Monday. Freshman Jeff Driskel is expected to start against the Tigers, but Muschamp says fellow freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy will get repetitions in practice this week. Brantley injured his leg on a sack late in the first half of Saturday night's 38-10 loss to Alabama. He was helped to the locker room and did not return. Brantley, a fifth-year senior, has completed 62% of his passes for 518 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception.
Back on top: With a 22-point effort Sunday night, Baton Rouge native and former LSU star Seimone Augustus led the Minnesota Lynx to an 88-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream in the first game of the WNBA finals. If the Lynx can take two more games in the best of five series, Augustus can add WNBA champion to her already-impressive résumé. It would also be Minnesota's first WNBA title. Read a recent feature on the WNBA website, called "The rise of Seimone Augustus," here.
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