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For Immediate Release - November 10, 2020

LSU-ALABAMA FOOTBALL GAME POSTPONED


BATON ROUGE – LSU’s game against Alabama in Tiger Stadium and Texas A&M’s contest at Tennessee on November 14 have been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the LSU and Texas A&M football programs, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements.

“Based on the number of student-athletes unavailable due to positive tests, contact tracing, and non-COVID injuries, we will not have the minimum number of scholarship players necessary to play on Saturday,” LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “We are disappointed there will be no football in Tiger Stadium this weekend, but we will always prioritize the health and wellness of our student-athletes. We will continue to follow the league’s protocols in order to safely and responsibly return to play.”

It was announced Monday that the Auburn at Mississippi State game of November 14 has been postponed due to positive tests and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Mississippi State football program.

“While it is unfortunate to have multiple postponements in the same week, we began the season with the understanding interruptions to the schedule were possible and we have remained focused throughout the season on the health of everyone around our programs,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions.”

The Auburn at Mississippi State and Texas A&M at Tennessee games have been tentatively rescheduled for December 12. Because LSU has a game tentatively scheduled for December 12, the opportunity to reschedule the Alabama at LSU game will need to be evaluated. The rescheduling of games on the remaining SEC football schedule may include December 19 as a playing date.

The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on SECsports.com.
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Comments

22 Comments
It will be interesting to see if the league forces LSU to play Bama instead of UF on the December 12th. Using the excuse of West opponent.
Reply6 months
The SEC made the right decision to not put people’s lives in danger over a game. I salute you, SEC.
Reply6 months
The upside to this is that bama fans have to live longer with last year's loss.
Reply6 months
Good! Saves us an arse beating.
Reply6 months
Now we get an arse beating towards the end of season when bama is in playoff form
6 months
Alabama must be scared, our team is sick!!!
Reply6 months
YES!
6 months
Gooooood
Reply6 months
We making excuses like Florida
Reply6 months
Not surprised that 'Bama candy-assed out...A psychic told Saban that the tide would get crucified in Tiger Stadium this year...same psychic told me too.
Reply6 months
Best thing that could have happened, tbh... we would got stomped
Reply6 months
Why in the world were the players at a party just hours after being destroyed by an unranked Auburn team? Says a lot about attitude...
Reply6 months
They’re young and are enjoying the short life we all have.
6 months
They wanted to tap that ass.
6 months
Lets stop the count on this season! We are winning! Dont let the lame stream media tell you otherwise!!
Reply6 months
So, 3 weeks to prepare for Arkansas? Hey, might be a win
Reply6 months
No comment.
Reply6 months
Based on what I’ve heard from inside football ops, they’re looking at scheduling 12/5 - Bama, 12/12 - Florida, and 12/19 - Ole Miss
Reply6 months
What luck
Reply6 months
No comment
Reply6 months
Only the beginning. No way they finish the season, or have a playoff.
Reply6 months
looks like my saturday will be a little less depressing
Reply6 months
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