Tanner: USC/LSU game may be moved

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:ae528890635ee9e0aecb1b89 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-506848-4537656770001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.COLUMBIA – South Carolina may have more to worry about in its preparation for fifth-ranked LSU.Gamecocks Athletics Director Ray Tanner said, due to the several problems on the Carolina campus due to the floods over the weekend, there is a chance the game could be moved to a different venue.“Our situation regarding football is ongoing,” said Tanner. “We’re not 100 percent sure at this time that we will have a game here at Williams-Brice. While that planning is underway, it is not definite. We will continue to monitor the infrastructure necessary to have a football game and consider, hopefully in between 24 to 36 hours whether or not we will play here.“There are certainly lots of concerns with our families and people who live here in the Midlands and certainly the logistics with the highways, the stadium water situation and other pressures with first responders, highway patrolmen and all the police we use from various counties around the Midlands. There are a lot of things to consider.”Columbia was one of the hardest hit areas with the rainstorm over the weekend and still had a few flooding problems on Monday and Tuesday. USC President Harris Pastides cancelled school for the remainder of the week Tuesday morning. Much of the campus is without water. The school distributed more than 100,000 bottles of water to students on Monday and had port-a-potties delivered until the problem can be resolved.Tanner said several stadiums are being considered if the game has to be moved.“There have been lots of discussion in the last few hours, discussions about possibly moving the game to another city. More than one is being talked about. I don’t want to get into specifics, but certainly the game at LSU is not out of the realm of possibility as well.”If the game is moved and it does not go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte could be an option.Tanner reiterated the schools intention remains to stay on schedule with playing the game at Williams-Brice Stadium.“Even though there was running water in Williams-Brice on Tuesday, the city of Columbia remains under an advisory to boil all water prior to consuming.That could make selling concessions problematic.The Gamecocks had a similar problem in 1989 when they opted to host Georgia Tech in Williams-Brice two days after Hurricane Hugo hit.Tanner said the field conditions at Williams-Brice are good, despite the amount of rain it withstood.“As far as our situation at Williams-Brice and the field conditions, we’ve been spared,” said Tanner. “We have a great grounds crew and a great infrastructure as far as drainage is concerned. We’re in pretty good shape.“There may be a few spots that have had excessive rain or flooding, but nothing very serious at all.”Tanner has had discussions with Pastides, USC coach Steve Spurrier and the school’s emergency management team.“A lot of people at the University level are involved in what we’re doing,” said Tanner. “There’s constant dialogue. The SEC office is involved as well.” South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner says the school is considering moving Saturday's scheduled Southeastern Conference game between the Gamecocks and LSU to another venue.South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner says the school is considering moving Saturday’s scheduled Southeastern Conference game between the Gamecocks and LSU to another venue. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more