29 August 2008

FYI: The game WILL go on...

T.S. Gustav Update: Opener Moved to 10 a.m. on ESPN Classic
08/292008 by www.LSUsports.net
Updated 2 p.m. CDT, Friday
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s football game against Appalachian State on Saturday has been moved to 10 a.m. CDT on ESPN Classic, director of athletics Joe Alleva announced Friday.
The move was made in consultation with state officials in anticipation of an evacuation of New Orleans and an anticipated traffic contraflow order by the governor of Louisiana in preparation for the impact of Tropical Storm Gustav.
“Public safety was the overriding concern expressed by all parties when we met with the governor and his staff today,” Alleva said. “10 a.m. is obviously not the optimal time for a football game, but when one of the options was to not play the game at all, this is a matter of making the best of an unfortunate situation.”
The gates of Tiger Stadium will open at 8 a.m.
Alleva met with reporters at 2:30 p.m. at the LSU Athletic Administration Building to discuss the move. Watch on-demand here on LSUsports.net (Free).
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