The University of South Carolina is offering to help the LSU community recover from massive flooding over the weekend.
The school is finalizing plans to send donated items to Baton Rouge flooding victims after heavy rains and flooding battered southern Louisiana and the LSU campus over the weekend, USC announced Monday on its athletics department Twitter account.
The move would repay kindness LSU showed South Carolina after the Palmetto State was wrecked by record storms last fall.
The Oct. 4 storm caused USC to move its game against LSU to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. But LSU fans did their best to make the Gamecocks at home (http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article38295864.html), including playing USC’s music and hype video in Tiger Stadium and raising money for S.C. flood relief.
Star LSU running back Leonard Fournette auctioned off the jersey he wore in that game for $101,000 to go toward flood relief efforts. And restaurants in Baton Rouge offered deals to traveling USC fans or held percent nights to raise money for S.C. relief.
USC president Harris Pastides tweeted on Sunday that USC was reaching out to LSU. Efforts to reach USC for additional details on Monday were unsuccessful.