The University of South Carolina announced their football team will face LSU in Baton Rouge this Saturday. The game had been scheduled for Columbia, SC, but severe flooding in the state caused them to have to move the game.
“Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll,” said USC President Harris Pastides in a press release on USC's athletics website. “In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge. The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding.”
They have not yet announced details for the game, including kickoff time.