July 17, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies helmet sits in front of an SEC backdrop during the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE

Hurricane Isaac Alters Plans For Texas A&M, LSU And Others

Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech is now the second college football game to be pushed back, joining UTSA-South Alabama. The Aggies and Bulldogs will meet on Oct. 13, LA Tech announced, while UTSA and USA will play on Saturday.

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LSU Vs. North Texas: Season Opener To Be Played As Scheduled

The LSU Tigers will open their 2012 season as planned when they face the North Texas Mean Green in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday. Weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Isaac had forced the university to consider delaying the contest, but the game will be played as scheduled.

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva implied that the game would have been difficult to reschedule when making the announcement:

"Our options are limited as far as opportunities to play this game and there was minimal damage to the stadium, so we are proceeding with the season opener on Saturday night," Alleva said. "We understand there are portions of the state that are still recovering from the storm and there may be some fans that cannot, for various reasons, make it to Tiger Stadium. We wish those people and everyone adversely affected by the storm our best wishes for a full recovery."

The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

For more LSU coverage, be sure to visit And The Valley Shook, Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Houston.


Hurricane Isaac Won't Delay Rutgers Vs. Tulane Season Opener

Despite Hurricane Isaac slamming the city of New Orleans with sever weather, Saturday's season-opening contest between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Tulane Green Wave at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is expected to go on as planned. The updated was provided by Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who told the Star-Ledgers' Tom Lucci.

A final update should come later Wednesday night, around 9 p.m. ET, as Pernetti is expected to talk again with Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson. But as of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, the current 8:03 p.m. ET kickoff time will stay.

"I've been talking to Rick pretty frequently," Pernetti said. "I spoke to him just a little while ago and as of right now nothing has changed. Rick and I did talk about how it would be important to have a decision -- if something is going to change -- as soon as possible. But they've got all hands on deck between the Superdome and the energy company down and the city and the hotels. They feel comfortable right now with where they are."

According to nola.com, the Superdome hasn't sustained any major interior or exterior damage from the storm.

"Overall, we seemed to fair very well," Thornton said. "Nothing that can't be repaired pretty quickly or that will prevent us from playing the Tulane game this weekend."

For more on Rutgers football, check out the SB Nation blog On The Banks.

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