Rice football game against national champ Louisiana State canceled

Rice’s Sept. 19 football game against defending national champion Louisiana State University at Houston’s NRG Stadium has been canceled following the Southeastern Conference’s decision to play only conference games this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The game would have been the first between the Owls and Tigers in football in Houston since 1983. Rice Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard said his department will work to reschedule the game for a future season.

Fans who purchased tickets through Ticketmaster, the Rice ticket office or the NRG Stadium box office will be contacted regarding refund procedures. Fans who purchased through the LSU ticket office should contact that office for refund information.

Rice is scheduled to open the season Sept. 3 at the University of Houston. The Owls’ home opener is set for Sept. 10 against Army.

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