Texas issues statement after LSU calls out lack of air conditioning in visiting locker room
After LSU head coach Ed Orgeron stated that the visiting locker room at Texas’ Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium does not have air conditioning, the Longhorns issued a statement to follow up on those comments.
Orgeron said the Tigers brought extra fans to stay cool because he reached out to Louisiana Tech, Texas’ Week 1 opponent, and found out about the less-than-ideal conditions in the locker room. It still wasn’t what a team would want ahead of a game that was 98 degrees at kickoff.
But Texas’ statement notes that it hadn’t heard of any issues in the visiting locker room and that it has confirmed the air conditioning “is in good working order.” Here’s the full statement from Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte:
— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) September 9, 2019
Even though LSU stated it didn’t have air conditioning, it didn’t matter on the field, where the Tigers pulled out a thrilling 45-38 victory in one of the best early-season matchups in college football this season.
The Tigers won’t have to worry about locker-room conditions this weekend, as they return home to host Northwestern State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.