Shortly after the SEC announced that teams could resume voluntary workouts on June 8th, LSU formally announced they would begin preparations for the 2020 college football season.
“The health and safety of our student-athletes is our top priority,” said Scott Woodward, Director of Athletics. “We believe our student-athletes can and will receive the best possible care under the daily and strict supervision of our medical personnel and athletic trainers and in a facility designed to accommodate the unique needs of elite-level athletes.”
The SEC suspended all athletics activities through May 31 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I want to thank Scott Woodward and Greg Sankey for putting us in a position to get our team back on campus,” said Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron. “Our administration has worked very hard to make sure that all of the necessary safety procedures and protocols are in place to keep our team safe and healthy. This is a great first step to take in order for us to get back to playing the great game of college football in the fall.”
NCAA regulations will permit only strength and conditioning personnel to supervise voluntary on-campus athletics activities in football and men’s and women’s basketball through the month of June. LSU has not announced plans for a return of student-athletes for other sports. Organized practices remain prohibited by the NCAA in all sports.