LSU to wear purple against South Carolina on Saturday

The LSU Tigers have some pretty big traditions. One of their biggest traditions is not wearing purple against SEC opponents when they play them at home.

Their game against South Carolina, however, is a tad nontraditional. After the flooding in the state of South Carolina forced the game to be moved from Columbia to Baton Rouge, the Gamecocks announced what they will be wearing on the road against the Tigers, according to College Spun.

https://twitter.com/GamecockEquip/status/651858891022671872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

This means that the Tigers will likely be wearing purple on Saturday. This is a very unusual site for Tiger fans, but LSU wanted to make South Carolina feel like this was a home game and the Gamecocks had already planned on wearing white, even if the game was in Columbia.

It is indeed true: SC had planned to wear white @ home, a decision made over the summer. They'll wear white Saturday.#LSU will wear purple

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 7, 2015

According to this, SC will wear white, meaning #LSU will wear purple for first time in an SEC game in a looong time. https://t.co/BhVIFsFTJD

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 7, 2015

When he says a long time, he really does mean it. The Tigers haven’t worn a non-white jersey since 1996 and haven’t worn purple at home against an SEC opponent since 1994.

Last time @LSUfball in non-white at home v. SEC team: Gold v. Vandy on 10/5/1996
Last time in Purple at home v. SEC team: 11/5/94 v Alabama

— Todd Politz (@tpolitz) October 7, 2015

This really shouldn’t affect how the game turns out. However, it will be interesting to see how some of the LSU students react since the last time the Tigers wore purple at home against an SEC team, most of them weren’t even born yet.

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