BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana State and Arizona State have
agreed to reschedule their football series for the 2015 and 2016
seasons, the schools announced Monday.
The Tigers will host Arizona State Sept. 12, 2015, and then
travel to Tempe the following year on Sept. 10, 2016.
"We are glad we were able to work out acceptable dates for both
schools to meet in the future," said Dan Radakovich, LSU associate
athletics director, who is responsible for football scheduling.
"The people at Arizona State were great friends and wonderful
hosts during a difficult time for LSU last year, and we wanted to
keep this relationship intact."
The schools hoped to play the series sooner, Radakovich said,
but they wanted to play in back-to-back seasons and the 2015-16
dates were the first available for both schools.
"Rescheduling this series was a priority for us," said Lisa
Love, vice president for athletics at Arizona State. "We are
thrilled to have a series of this magnitude on our future
The schools were originally slated to play in Baton Rouge in
2005 and in Tempe in 2008, but Hurricane Katrina caused a change in
location of last season's meeting. LSU's 2005 home game was moved
to Tempe and became a fundraising effort for hurricane relief.
LSU won 35-31. The game generated more than $1.1 million for the
hurricane relief efforts.