Sports Briefs: August 29


Loyola competes in annual ROTC Invitational

The Loyola cross country team will compete in the 6th Annual Louisiana Army National Guard/ROTC Wolfpack Invitational. They will be traveling to Lafreniere Park in Metairie to race in this 5k. Last year, Loyola brought home first place for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Volleyball gains new assistant coach

Angela Franke joined the Wolf Pack this year as the head volleyball coach, and she has just announced the hiring of her assistant coach, Justin Barker.

Barker has a degree in sports management and spent the past year working with a club 16 national team in Baton Rouge. He has been coaching since 2011 and specializes in the offensive side of the game.

Men’s basketball team hires alumni player as assistant coach

Ryan Brock joins the Wolf Pack this season as the assistant men’s basketball coach. Brock graduated from Loyola in 2011, after three record breaking years. He led his team with highest number of points, rebounds, assists and steals and was named the Southern  States Athletic Conference divisional player of the year in his senior season. By the end of his career, he was named the 2nd all-time leading scorer in Wolfpack history. After Loyola, he went on to play professionally for the Al-Ahli Sports Club in Qatar. This is his first college coaching position.

Saints’ QB announces the birth of baby daughter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a proud papa of new baby girl.

Brees’ wife, Brittany, gave birth Tuesday. The child’s name is not known at this time.

Brees tweeted that his wife and baby girl are happy and healthy.

The newest addition will be the sister of three young boys.

Brees missed practice Monday. Shortly after announcing the birth of his daughter, Brees was back on the field Tuesday morning.