LSU reschedules North Texas game to 10/29
By Jim Kleinpeter
BATON ROUGE – LSU got an assist from a couple of Louisiana schools in rescheduling its season opener with North Texas for Oct. 29.
Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette adjusted their schedules so the Tigers and the Mean Green could play their game in Tiger Stadium.
“Our friends in the University of Louisiana System, particularly presidents Ray Authement of UL-Lafayette and Jim Cofer of ULM, as well as North Texas President Norval Pohl, have come to our aid in making this move possible,” said LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe. “I am appreciative of the cooperation and the UL System’s leadership in making this change possible.”
“This game rounds out our schedule for 2005 and allows us to move forward with our season,” said LSU athletics director Skip Bertman. “My thanks to everyone involved for their perseverance in making this happen. We now look forward to getting our home schedule underway on September 24 against Tennessee in Tiger Stadium.”
ULM was scheduled to play North Texas on Oct. 29, but will play the Mean Green on Nov. 19, the day ULM was scheduled to play ULL. That game has been moved to Nov. 26. LSU has an open date next week (Sept. 17) and then will play 10 consecutive weeks.