Les Miles: LSU still traveling for S. Carolina game
BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles said plans are still in place for the Tigers to play in South Carolina this weekend, despite punishing floods and rains which could push damage into the billions of dollars there and which have caused 12 deaths so far.
The Tigers are scheduled to face the Gamecocks this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Columbia. Miles and LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said they are monitoring the situation as the week goes on.
Miles said their thoughts and prayers are with the people of South Carolina, and that "we certainly know about dealing with weather."
Classes at the University of South Carolina were canceled Monday, and the campus's 31,000 students were told to boil any water before drinking or cooking. The university brought in portable restrooms and deliveries of bottled water for the students, setting up distribution sites at several buildings. Classes will also be canceled there Tuesday, though the campus remains open.
Weather officials said Monday that 16.6 inches fell Sunday on the Gills Creek area of the state, which was the rainiest day in one single spot in the U.S. in more than 16 years. The rain stopped late Monday, and USC's Steve Spurrier said the team is still scheduled to practice Monday evening.
Miles said if the decision is made to move the LSU game they will alert the media.