Alleva Issues Statement on Football Postponement

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Alleva Issues Statement on Football Postponement

BATON ROUGE — LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva issued the following statement on Wednesday after it was announced that the LSU-Troy football game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. CT.

“Due to the terrible storm, probably the worst in Baton Rouge history, we have been forced to reschedule the game with Troy to November 15. There were a lot of factors in that decision. First is safety. Tiger Stadium suffered a lot of damage. Windows were blown out. We have no power. We don’t know when power will be back on in the stadium. We have to check on the lighting and the scoreboard. It was a university decision and was made early this morning.”

“I want to thank Troy and their administration for allowing us to move this game. We are disappointed we couldn’t play the game but with the condition of Baton Rouge, the campus, we could not. There are a lot of logistics that factor into putting on a game. We were concerned with the safety of our fans. The state troopers have other things to worry about than a football game. They have a community to worry about that needs help. My first thought is thank God no one got hurt (on campus). You have to give credit to Governor (Bobby) Jindal for his organization and leadership during this time.”