Flooding could force South Carolina vs. LSU to move

South Carolina has been ravaged by flooding from Hurricane Joaquin and though the storm has passed, the dams have broken and the water levels are still rising.

Thus, with public safety being first priority, the game set to be played at Williams-Brice Stadium between LSU and South Carolina this weekend could end up being moved. Gamecocks AD Ray Tanner said he was “not 100 percent sure” that the game would happen in Columbia, and even speculated that it could be moved to Baton Rouge.

David Caraviello of The Post and Courier reported more on Twitter.

#Gamecocks AD Ray Tanner: "We're not 100 percent sure at this time we'll have a game at Williams-Brice. Plan underway, but not definite."

— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 6, 2015

Tanner adds there have been conversation about moving the game. Playing at LSU "is not out of the question."

— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 6, 2015

As far as field condtions at Williams-Brice: "We've been spared," Tanner said. A few spots, but "nothing very serious at all."

— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 6, 2015

Long story short, moving the game from Columbia is probably the best idea on all fronts. There is no certainty as to when the flooding will end for good, and it isn’t worth risking safety for players, coaches and fans alike when the game can be easily moved.

Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes available.

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