Southern University alters Saturday's start time
BATON ROUGE -- Southern University officials announced changes to Saturday's homecoming football start time due to weather forecasts involving Tropical Storm Nate.
Kickoff for Saturday's football game against Alabama A&M has been moved up to 1 p.m. at A.W. Mumford Stadium. As a result, the annual homecoming parade and the homecoming day party have been postponed until further notice.
"Our policy is to error on the side of caution for situations that involve the safety and well-being of our students, fans and alumni," said Southern University athletics director Roman Banks. "With the weather projections surrounding Tropical Storm Nate, we felt it was in the best interest of the Southern University community to move the start time up to allow everyone safe passage home."
Southern University Athletics has also postponed Sunday's Southwestern Athletic Conference home soccer match against Alcorn State and home SWAC volleyball contest against Grambling State.
Both games will be postponed until a possible makeup date can be determined by the conference office.