South Carolina moves home game to Louisiana State

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Lightning strikes outside of Tiger Stadium during a weather delay between the LSU Tigers and McNeese State Cowboys on Sept. 5, 2015.

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South Carolina is moving its home game against Louisiana State to Baton Rouge, La. because of massive flooding around the university in Columbia.

The time for Saturday’s game at LSU has not been announced.

South Carolina officials wanted to keep the game in Columbia, but said Wednesday that law enforcement who would direct traffic and keep Williams-Brice Stadium safe were needed elsewhere in the area to help clean up from the massive flooding.

“The stress on law enforcement and first responders is too great. Moreover, we’ve had many in the Carolina family directly impacted by the flooding,” South Carolina President Harris Pastides said in a statement.


Pastides said if he canceled classes this week because 34,000 students was too much for the city’s damaged infrastructure to handle, he couldn’t justify bringing in 84,000 people for a football game.

Ex-Michigan player faces felony charges

Former Michigan football player Logan Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies Wednesday, nearly a month after the junior offensive tackle was kicked off the team by Coach Jim Harbaugh.

Tuley-Tillman stood silent as he was arraigned on one count of using a computer to commit a crime and two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person, according to Ann Arbor District Court records.



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