Hurricane Ivan bearing down on TigerTown

LSU, Auburn and Southeastern Conference officials continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Ivan, but no changes have been announced in the status of the LSU vs. Auburn football game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The LSU Tigers are scheduled to leave Baton Rouge Friday at 4:15 p.m.

LSU announced Tuesday that the University will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, however that decision has no impact on the status of the football game at Auburn Saturday.

If there is any change in the status of the football game it would likely not take place until Thursday, or at the latest very early Friday morning, after officials have had an opportunity to review the impact of Hurricane Ivan by that time.


Saban radio show cancelled

BATON ROUGE -- Tiger Sportsline with Nick Saban, LSU's weekly one-hour football radio call-in show, has been cancelled tonight due to Hurricane Ivan.

Tiger Sportsline, which originates each week from Superior Grill on Government Street in Baton Rouge, will resume next Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Auburn officials keeping an eye on Ivan

 AUBURN -- Auburn University officials are monitoring the possibility of severe weather associated with Hurricane Ivan, which could affect the Auburn-Opelika area Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

AU is working closely with the American Red Cross, the Lee County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service and other public service entities.

Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, Haley Center and the Student Activities Center on campus are all approved emergency shelter locations for students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Students, faculty and staff and others living in mobile homes are strongly urged to take precautions in securing their belongings and to seek shelter in one of these facilities if the severe weather associated with the hurricane affects the area.

At this time, no AU classes have been canceled, but students and their parents are urged to monitor the AU Web site at and students their campus email accounts for updated information.

AU also is carefully weighing information from the same sources with regard to the status of Saturday's football game with LSU. At this time, there has been no change in the date, starting time or location of the game and any such decisions will be made only following consultation with these agencies, the Southeastern Conference Commissioner's office and representatives of LSU. The status of the game will be re-evaluated as Hurricane Ivan's path and strength become more clear.

However, because of the potential for damaging winds and flooding, no RVs will be permitted to park anywhere on campus until further notice. AU officials encourage all those who plan to travel to Auburn for the game to do so only after the university announces a final decision on whether the game will be played.

ESPN's College GameDay program, which had been scheduled to broadcast Saturday from Auburn, has notified Auburn that, because of the threat of inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ivan, it will broadcast from another school.

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