Storms Shut Down LSU, but Football Practice Continues

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Louisiana State University is shutting down its campus as a pair of hurricanes bear down on the Gulf of Mexico, but football practice will continue.

The Advocate reports that LSU’s in-season sports are scheduled to practice while the athletic department at the school continues to monitor Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.

LSU announced Sunday that the campus will close because of the storms and all classes and scheduled activities are canceled.

Classes were scheduled to resume today, and the football team is entering its second week of preseason camp. The program is allowed 25 practices before the Tigers begin their 10-game, league-only season against Mississippi State on Sept. 26 at Tiger Stadium.

Teams are currently allowed to practice 20 hours per week. If Monday’s practice does get canceled, the hours could be rescheduled for later in the week.

The Category 1 Marco is projected to landfall Monday afternoon, hitting the state's coastline with top winds of 75 mph. The Category 2 Laura, with top winds of 100 mph, is expected to reach the Louisiana-Texas shoreline early Thursday.

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