LSU, Arizona State reschedule series in 2015, '16

Updated: February 6, 2006, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana State and Arizona State have agreed to reschedule their football series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, the schools announced Monday.

The Tigers will host Arizona State Sept. 12, 2015, and then travel to Tempe the following year on Sept. 10, 2016.

"We are glad we were able to work out acceptable dates for both schools to meet in the future," said Dan Radakovich, LSU associate athletics director, who is responsible for football scheduling. "The people at Arizona State were great friends and wonderful hosts during a difficult time for LSU last year, and we wanted to keep this relationship intact."

The schools hoped to play the series sooner, Radakovich said, but they wanted to play in back-to-back seasons and the 2015-16 dates were the first available for both schools.

"Rescheduling this series was a priority for us," said Lisa Love, vice president for athletics at Arizona State. "We are thrilled to have a series of this magnitude on our future schedules."

The schools were originally slated to play in Baton Rouge in 2005 and in Tempe in 2008, but Hurricane Katrina caused a change in location of last season's meeting. LSU's 2005 home game was moved to Tempe and became a fundraising effort for hurricane relief.

LSU won 35-31. The game generated more than $1.1 million for the hurricane relief efforts.

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