Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.
Governor John Bel Edwards told reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 8 that he did not know any of any “difference of opinion” between his administration and LSU about the capacity of Tiger Stadium for the 2020 college football season.
LSU, in partnership with a Louisiana sports technology startup, has developed new helmet cooling technologies to make customizable air circulation devices for athletic helmets with the goal of helping to protect the players from coronavirus.
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Landry said he thinks it is safe for the players to start playing games. However, the LHSAA has previously said they will follow the state’s lead, only considering to start the season once it has reached phase three of reopening.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with sports journalists on Tuesday, August 25, as the Tigers move into their second week of fall camp practices. Orgeron started off by saying he is pleased with the mindset of the team.
With the growing concern surrounding the health and safety due to COVID-19, the Big Ten has made the announcement to cancel the 2020 football season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger and multiple media reports.
Former LSU and current Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow took to social media on Monday, August 10, to give sympathy and support to college football players due to the uncertainty of a season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron said while the postponement or cancelation of the 2020 college football season is “obviously out of his control” he is preparing the team to start defending its national title as scheduled beginning on Sept. 5.
Though the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) says it has no plans to cancel sports seasons this fall, a string of bad weeks in the state’s fight against the coronavirus may force schools to delay or cancel some games.
LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine provides some much needed clarification on his phase four, while St. James head coach Robert Valdez explains what needs to happen for football to be possible this fall.