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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday afternoon that the LSU-Florida game has been rescheduled for November 19 in Tiger Stadium. Here is the official release from the Southeastern Conference:
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The LSU vs. Florida football game, postponed last Saturday due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 19, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge under the terms of an agreement announced by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

In addition, the Presidents and Chancellors have established the expectation for existing Conference policy to be revised to better define the process for completing postponed or interrupted contests and to grant authority to the Commissioner to determine the date and location of future games that may need to be rescheduled if the two involved institutions cannot mutually identify a date.

"It was important for us to come to a resolution. Each university had its own set of concerns throughout this process, however existing SEC regulations did not provide an avenue to resolve conflicting issues in a more timely manner," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. "As I have repeatedly said, this game needed to be played. In the end, I want to give credit to the University of Florida for making concessions to move this year's game to Baton Rouge."

LSU has also agreed to play the 2017 in Gainesville, which was originally scheduled to be played in Baton Rouge. LSU will return to Gainesville in 2018 as the normal schedule rotation resumes.

The SEC Commissioner's Regulations requires each football team play all eight Conference games in a season in order to be eligible to compete for a divisional title and play in the SEC Championship Game. Had the game not been rescheduled, Florida and LSU would have been ineligible to compete for the SEC title this season.

LSU was originally scheduled to play South Alabama on November 19 in Baton Rouge and Florida was slated to host Presbyterian on the same day in Gainesville. LSU and Florida will exercise cancellation clauses for those respective games.

"Lastly, I send thanks to Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson and his membership which worked in collaboration and a great spirit of cooperation in presenting options as we worked through this process," Sankey said.
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28 Comments
I hope the bands plays the Chicken Dance for them. It would be great to see the student section dance to it .
Reply54 months
2 games cancelled in two years, unreal. Florida AD got cucked though
Reply54 months
Nowhere to run to baby! Nowhere to hide...
Reply54 months
Fla still get the best deal out of this by far. Time to heal the strength of their team. They make up for their Nov 19th home game by getting an extra one next year and insurance money for the postponement while we are the only ones who lose out on a home game next year with the same amount this year. This is still a major failure on the SEC Comish since LSU really couldn't do anything else when it really boils down to it. It's time to skull drag these gaturds across the Valley on the 19th.
Reply54 months
I can't see. How the world is piling on LSU... Did piss in someone's Frosted Flakes?
Reply54 months
Still with one less regulation season game this year. This makes 2 years in a row.
Reply54 months
I'll be damned. It happened.
Reply54 months
Just went on ebay and loaded up on tickets!!!
Reply54 months
we need to pile on the points and break the GAY-TORS!
Reply54 months
Those South Alabama tickets just soared in value.
Reply54 months
Horrid deal. We play at FL the next two seasons? What a joke.
Reply54 months
Uhh, Florida is playing two seasons in a row in Baton Rouge. Once again, the LSU fanbase proves why they are the worst in the country.
54 months
So we screw ourselves going forward to somehow salvage our current two loss season. Yeah, that's smart. LOL!!!!
54 months
Dude, grow up, this is probably the best deal that could have been hoped for. It's a win/win
54 months
Two fricking games cancelled in two fricking years. frick
Reply54 months
"I just called ticket office. The Nov 19th tickets for this year will count as the Florida game tickets..." From another thread in case you were wondering.
Reply54 months
Why couldn't this just be done from the beginning.......
Reply54 months
Ask Foley and Sankey. Their refusal to do anything Aleva attempted to offer is the cause of all this. The ridiculous thing is apparently those two buffoons actually expected LSU to just give up a home game and eat it just for Florida even after LSU tried to play the game in every way and avoid these problems. When they csused the situation they shouldn't be surprised when LSU became adamant about home games. Screw those two morons.
54 months
Alleva doing work
Reply54 months
Joe Alleva is an absolute failure as an AD. Giving up a 2016 home SEC game is an absolute failure as an administration, but what else would you expect from the worst AD in the SEC?
Reply54 months
Giving up a 2016 home SEC game? We just gained one.
54 months
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So we are penalized $1.5 Mil (buyout for south Alabama) this year. Then we are penalized next year by getting our home game moved to Gainesville. So now we will play Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss State, Tennessee, and Florida away next year. Thanks SEC.
Reply54 months
The SEC will most likely pay for the buyout of both teams with their insurance fund
54 months
@Jeff5891 Not holding my breath for that one.
54 months
Good deal
Reply54 months
Boom
Reply54 months
It's what should happen.....but LSU will take another public black eye because of displacing poor hurricane stricken UF
Reply54 months
Yes while there are thousands upon thousands of displaced Louisiana families that the country barely cares about. Screw Florida and their self rightous crap.
54 months
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