South Carolina returns the favor after LSU ravaged by floods


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Nearly a year after LSU gave the University of South Carolina football team a home field advantage as floodwaters ravaged Columbia, the Gamecocks are returning the help.

South Carolina on Tuesday says it’s coordinating the collection of items to be sent to Baton Rouge, which is battling historic flooding.

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The school says fans can drop off supplies this week at several locations in Columbia, including Williams-Brice Stadium. Items that are needed include diapers, baby formula, canned foods, towels and blankets.

During massive flooding in South Carolina in October, LSU hosted the Gamecocks in a football game originally scheduled for Columbia. Billboards around Baton Rouge were programmed to read “Geaux Gamecocks! Make yourself at home.”

LSU donated net proceeds from the game to South Carolina.

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