Feeling at home on the road? South Carolina, LSU game officially moved to Baton Rouge

South Carolina loses home field advantage, money in process
Joshua S. Kelly

Due to the horrific flooding situation in and around the city of Columbia, University of South Carolina officials decided to move its game versus LSU to Baton Rouge this weekend. 

“After much thought and consideration, and in conjunction with local and state authorities and our own University administration, we have made the decision to move Saturday's football game to Baton Rouge,” said South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner. “Changing venues on such short notice is no easy task, and I would like to thank LSU President F. King Alexander and Athletic Director Joe Alleva for their cooperation and flexibility in working with us to change the site for Saturday's football game.”

The unfortunate circumstances surrounding the sporting event will impact Steve Spurrier's team considerably. It will be uprooted to Baton Rouge, and will in essence lose a home game. Regardless, the head coach is keeping a positive attitude about the ordeal.

“On behalf of the South Carolina football team, we want to do the right thing and do what is best for all concerned. It appears the right thing to do is to travel to LSU,” said Spurrier. “We look forward to the challenge and competing against the Tigers on Baton Rouge on Saturday.”