Defending national champ LSU self-imposes bowl ban for 2020-21 bowl season
College football has some more big news after the Big Ten put Ohio State in the conference championship Wednesday.
It was announced Wednesday evening that the LSU Tigers have self-imposed a bowl ban for this year’s bowl season and will not be playing in any bowl.
The full statement (courtesy of Brody Miller with The Athletic), can be found here:
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) December 10, 2020
There’s no full reason given for the self-imposed ban but it looks like they were for some sanctions earlier this year. It’s still developing and it’s unclear what exactly led to it.
It was reported a few months ago that LSU had self-imposed other sanctions, including the reduction of eight football scholarships and reducing recruiting visits, evaluations, and communications. Some of the violations that were reported at that time included booster payments to a player’s father and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. handing out cash to Tigers players following the national championship.
LSU still has two more games left to close out the regular season. The Tigers play No. 6 Florida this Saturday in Gainesville before hosting Ole Miss in their regular-season finale. If they’re able to pull both of those wins off, they’d finish at 5-5 even though winning at Florida is not likely to happen this season.