College sports: LSU reacts to flooding
Over the weekend, flooding in Louisiana left thousands of people displaced from their homes, and while the storms that caused most of the flooding have moved on, rivers like Comite in Baton Rouge are expected to keep rising through this morning.
Because of these floods, LSU canceled its media day and fan days for all sports over the weekend as well as rescheduled a soccer exhibition game in attempts to keep media officials, players and anyone else involved safe and off the roads.
However, those involved with these athletic programs both formerly and currently took to social media to comment on what was happening in Louisiana.
Reminder: #LSU is closed today. Essential personnel follow supervisor's guidance. All others stay away from campus for your safety.— LSU News (@LSUNews) August 14, 2016
So surreal. The Moffitt's are fine but God Bless our friends and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/S4mR4VCFoA— Tommy Moffitt (@TommyMoffitt) August 14, 2016
We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers being sent our way. We are all safe and the water is receding on campus. #allinforLSU— Fran Flory (@LSUCoachFran) August 13, 2016
Stay safe and dry out there, Tigers! https://t.co/Sg3JMYRd0x— F. King Alexander (@lsuprez) August 12, 2016
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides spoke out about the floods, remembering last football season when LSU hosted the Gamecocks due to flooding in South Carolina.
Floods in the Bayou. LSU helped us during our time of need. Reaching out to them now. One good hand deserve another. @UofSC— Harris Pastides (@HarrisPastides) August 14, 2016
Today, now that some of the water has drained, LSU’s teams practice as normal, preparing for their upcoming season openers.