SEC changes mind on playing games

The LSU athletic department has announced that Saturday's football game with Auburn has been postponed. The decision comes after reports that the Southeastern Conference has backed away from its decision to go ahead with games scheduled for this weekend.

The postponement was made after consultations among the Southeastern Conference university presidents, chancellors and athletic directors and SEC Commissioner Roy Kramer.

"In obviously what is one of the toughest times in American history, decisions are very, very tough to make," LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman said. "We support the Southeastern Conference's decision to not play and we hope to make this game up at a later date."

Plans for a makeup date for the LSU-Auburn game have yet to be determined. Fans are asked to hold on to their tickets until further details about the game are announced.

The SEC joins a host of other college conferences that have called off games this weekend. The Western Athletic Conference and Big 12 also reversed their decision to play, leaving only a smattering of Division I games still on the slate.

Major League Baseball has said it will probably not resume action at least until Monday, and this Sunday's NFL schedule and pre-season NHL games have also been called off.

A memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attacks will be held tomorrow at the LSU Memorial Tower at 12:30 p.m. The LSU community and the public are invited.

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