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LSU-South Carolina game moved to Baton Rouge

Saturday’s LSU-South Carolina game will be moved from Columbia and played at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, the schools announced Wednesday morning.

The game was scheduled for a noon kickoff at Williams-Brice Stadium, but recent flooding in Columbia made playing the game there untenable.

Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. TV information remains unavailable. Technically, it remains a Gamecocks home game and all ticket-sale proceeds, minus LSU’s expenses, will be given to South Carolina.

This is the second LSU game this season affected by weather. The Tigers’ season opener against McNeese State in Baton Rouge was canceled by lightning.

LSU now will play five SEC home games; every other league team plays three or four.

In 2005, LSU had to move a home game against Arizona State from Baton Rouge to Tempe in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Classes at South Carolina have been canceled for the week because the flooding. There was more than a foot of rain over the weekend, and all that water contributed to water-main breaks in the city. That, in turn, has affected the supply of fresh water to residents. Portions of Columbia had to be evacuated Monday.

ESPN had planned to hold the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” pregame show live from Columbia, but the network announced that it instead would be held in Knoxville, Tenn.

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