(WIS) - As the USC football team prepares to travel to Baton Rouge for this weekend's relocated game against LSU, the Tigers are doing their best to welcome the Gamecocks to Louisiana with open arms.
After it was announced Wednesday that USC would not be sending its pep band to the game, WAFB sports anchor Jacques Doucet tweeted that the LSU band would learn the Gamecocks' alma mater and fight song. Roy King, the director of "The Golden Band from Tiger Land," told Doucet that the songs would be incorporated in the band's pregame performance.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT/2:30 p.m. EDT. The game was originally slated to be held in Columbia. After floods ravaged South Carolina, it was decided Wednesday that it would be best to move the game to the LSU campus.
"After much thought and consideration, and in conjunction with local and state authorities and with our own University administration, we have made the decision to move Saturday's football game to Baton Rouge," USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner said. "Changing venues on such short notice is no easy task, and I would like to thank LSU President F. King Alexander and Athletics Director Joe Alleva for their cooperation and flexibility in working with us to change the site for Saturday's football game."
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased at www.LSUtix.net. All tickets will be emailed to buyers as "Print at Home" tickets. Tickets will need to be printed by the buyer, then scanned at the gates.