Sport between Missouri and LSU moved to Columbia from Baton Rouge because of Hurricane Delta


Missouri and LSU might be enjoying in Columbia as an alternative of Baton Rouge.

In accordance with a number of reviews, Saturday’s recreation scheduled at No. 17 LSU might be performed at Missouri as an alternative due to Hurricane Delta. The hurricane is at present projected to make landfall on the Louisiana coast on Friday.

The sport was initially scheduled to start out at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. It’s been moved as much as a Midday kickoff, with a tv community but to be introduced.

Per the Nationwide Hurricane Middle, Hurricane Delta might deliver life-threatening storm surge to the Gulf Coast. The hurricane is projected to hit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula earlier than heading west and turning north.

This marks the third time prior to now 5 years that an LSU recreation has been moved due to a hurricane. The Tigers’ recreation in opposition to Florida was rescheduled for November in 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Harvey moved LSU’s recreation in opposition to BYU from Houston to New Orleans in 2017.

The transfer of the sport will imply that LSU is visiting Mizzou for the primary time. The Tigers from Columbia have beforehand performed in Baton Rouge however LSU had by no means made a visit to Columbia.

LSU and Missouri weren’t initially scheduled to play one another in 2020. However the recreation was added to the schedule when the SEC stated that each staff would play 10 video games. LSU bought Missouri and Vanderbilt added to its schedule whereas Mizzou additionally had Alabama placed on its slate.

LSU and Missouri last played in 2016. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LSU and Missouri final performed in 2016. (Picture by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)

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Nick Bromberg is a author for Yahoo Sports activities.

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