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LSU to proceed as planned with opener

Unlike some other schools in the state of Louisiana, No. 3 LSU will be good to go for its season opener Saturday evening.

After some uncertainty in the days since Hurricane Isaac ravaged the Gulf Coast, including as late as this morning, the Tigers announced Thursday that the game vs. North Texas in baton Rouge in will be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. ET.

The fact that the open dates for the two schools don’t coincide — LSU’s is Oct. 27, North Texas’ the 13th of the same month — played a role in the decision, as did Tiger Stadium sustaining very little damage.

“Our options are limited as far as opportunities to play this game and there was minimal damage to the stadium, so we are proceeding with the season opener on Saturday night,” Alleva said in a statement.  “We understand there are portions of the state that are still recovering from the storm and there may be some fans that cannot, for various reasons, make it to Tiger Stadium.

“We wish those people and everyone adversely affected by the storm our best wishes for a full recovery.”

The release added that the damage to the stadium was essentially limited to water damage to the press box and some areas of the Stadium Club, all of which can be restored by game time on Saturday.

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3 Responses to “LSU to proceed as planned with opener”
  1. callmecynical says: Aug 30, 2012 10:10 PM

    JT,

    Good timely article. Why is this website not higher on the pecking order? I get PFT and HBT, since the pennant races are heating up. But, Basketball and Hockey have been for a few months now.

  2. suprmous says: Aug 31, 2012 2:32 AM

    callme, somehow you just know that there’s those who don’t really like football whether it be college or pro and to add insult to injury some of those very ppl are in the media biz. Go figure.

  3. tigersgeaux says: Sep 1, 2012 8:29 PM

    Most people I know had tickets and when the hurricane hit us all, they sort of forgot they even had tickets. This morning a large group of folks from Baton Rouge communicated with one family via texting (cell calls were not functioning well) and bought every available ticket and offered a premium on top of the price of each just to try to help those trying to cope with the flooding and damages of the hurricane. God bless LSU fans!

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