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.
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.