On Saturday, September 7th, the LSU Tigers went up against UT Austin and their Longhorns at the Texas Memorial Stadium. The day was a scorching 98 degrees, which is not uncommon for the area and the season. What is unusual is the fact that the visiting Tigers had no working air conditioning in their locker room.
Reportedly, large fans were brought into the locker room to try to cool the footballers. But LSU Coach Ed Orgeron said the effect of the fans was minimal. Many players said they experienced muscle cramps related to dehydration and overheating during play.
In response to the complaints, a spokesperson from UT Austin claimed the air conditioning system was inspected and no issues were found. The University also said that no one on their facilities staff heard any other complaints about the locker room’s AC beforehand or after the game. No foul play is suspected at this time, but the fact that the visiting team had to roast in the summer heat while the defending team did not has made some raise their eyebrows in suspicion.
Still, the Tigers persisted and rose to the challenge. The game’s final score was 45-38 Tigers.
(For more information about this ongoing story, you can click here for an article from The Advocate.)
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