LSU was forced to cancel practice on Wednesday courtesy of Hurricane Isaac. The team attempted to wait out the storm as long as possible as they geared up for their Saturday season opener against North Texas.
Instead LSU players hunkered down in facilities around the campus.
According to Coach Les Miles:
“We recognize the fact that we are going to miss Wednesday’s practice and have to try to do what we would normally do today on Thursday.”
Despite the storm, LSU is expected to play their season opener on Saturday start at 6 pm ET at home against North Texas. Officials have iterated that conditions following the storm could still change the game’s venue or time.
Isaac came ashore on Tuesday night and slowly moved toward Baton Rouge with conditions expected to worsen throughout the rest of the day. With wind gusts reaching over 65 mph and torrential rain, an outdoor practice was out of the question.
The LSU football team wasn’t the only sport affected; a Friday soccer match against Stephen F. Austin has been moved to Tuesday.
Hurricane Isaac may have created some inconveniences, but no major damage has been reported to any college football stadiums where storms have touched down. Most games including Tulane’s season opener against Rutgers are expected to move forward as planned. Officials say the Mercedez-Benz Superdome was hit by heavy rain but was not damaged too badly from the storm.
More information to follow if storm conditions cause any actual delays to Saturday’s college football schedule.