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LSU AD makes statement after 2020 SEC football schedule decision

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FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron leads his team before an NCAA college football game against Southeastern Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU travels to defending Sugar Bowl champion Texas to go along with a brutal SEC schedule that features a trip to Alabama and home games with Florida and Texas A&M. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – On Thursday, the SEC approved a move to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season.

This is not the only change that the university has made during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, LSU let the public know that only mobile ticketing will be available this year.

LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward released this statement after Thursday’s announcement:

LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward: “Today is an exciting day for all of us who love college football in the SEC. The toughest conference in college football is going to battle it out in historic fashion. Tiger Stadium and our National Championship Football team will play host to five SEC opponents in a 10-game, all-SEC regular-season schedule.”As a conference we have been aligned in this process from the beginning and I want to thank Commissioner (Greg) Sankey for his leadership during this unprecedented time. There is still a great deal of work to be done and many important decisions to be made, but this is a big step in the right direction for our conference, our school and our student-athletes.”Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our student-athletes. We, as SEC member institutions, are continuing to engage in deliberate and informed discussions on planning for the safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff. We will continue to follow the guidance of medical professionals in our decision making, including the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. Together, and with the direction of state public health officials, we are focused on a safe return to competition.”

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