BATON ROUGE, Lou. (WLOX) - The LSU athletic department announced Wednesday that it self-imposed a bowl ban for this football season, a decision stemming from previously self-imposed sanctions.
Although the Tigers are 3-5 on the year, there is no minimum win requirement in order to receive a bowl invite - so despite LSU’s record, a bowl game still would have been very much in play.
LSU Athletics statement:
“LSU has informed the NCAA and SEC that it will self-impose a one-year postseason ban on its football program for the 2020-21 bowl season, in addition to self-imposed sanctions already declared. LSU leadership made this decision after careful deliberation and review of the NCAA rules violations that have been discovered in the University’s cooperative investigation with the NCAA and IARP. This decision reflects LSU’s commitment to compliance with NCAA regulations and maintenance of institutional control. We regret the impact that this decision has on our current student-athletes, but we make it in the best interest of the football program and University. LSU will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and IARP throughout the enforcement process.”