Before the South Carolina football team takes the field at LSU for a game moved because of the flooding in Columbia, the players and fans who make the trip will at least hear a familiar tune.
Even without the USC band in the building.
LSU’s band will incorporate South Carolina’s alma mater and fight song into its pregame routine according to a tweet from Jacques Doucet, sports anchor at WAFB in Baton Rouge. Doucet quoted Roy M. King, the Tigers’ band director.
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South Carolina’s official band account tweeted the news it would not travel because of logistical challenges involved.
News broke earlier in the day the game was shifting from Williams-Brice to Tiger Stadium in light of the damaged infrastructure in Columbia and already-stressed emergency personnel. According to The Advocate, the newspaper in Baton Rouge, this is likely only the second SEC game moved in the past two decades, joining an LSU-Arizona State game moved because of Hurricane Katrina.