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LSU Football Cancels Practice Due To Hurricane Isaac, Saturday Game Still On

Storms from the hurricane that made landfall Wednesday forced LSU to miss a day of practice before their Saturday home opener vs. North Texas.

August 2, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA;  LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles talks with quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) during the fall camp practice at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.  Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
August 2, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles talks with quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) during the fall camp practice at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The storms from Hurricane Isaac have forced defending SEC Champion LSU to cancel practice on Wednesday. As first reported by ESPN, Miles nixed Wednesday drills as a safety measure as Isaac made landfall across the Gulf Coast, but the Tigers' opening game against North Texas will be played as scheduled in Baton Rogue at 5 p.m. local time on Saturday.

"We recognize the fact that we are going to miss Wednesday's practice and have to try to do what we would normally do today on Thursday," Miles said.

Safety concerns over Isaac have already forced the postponement of Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech's Thursday night game in Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as South Alabama's home opener in Mobile against Texas-San Antonio.

According to reports, LSU opened up the team practice facilities and on-campus housing as an available shelter for all student athletes.

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