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Report: Panthers contacted about potential LSU-SC move

School officials at South Carolina are uncertain whether Williams-Brice Stadium will be serviceable for Saturday's home game against LSU. Massive flood damage around the state, resulting from weekend storms, has put the game in doubt in a week where, locally, priorities much higher than a football game are of greater concern.

"We are not 100 percent sure at this time that we will have a game at Williams-Brice," athletics director Ray Tanner said Tuesday, according to The State. "There have been lots of discussions in the last few hours. There are conversations about possibly moving the game to another city. More than one is being talked about it. ... Our intentions are to stay on schedule and play here in Columbia, but it's not a definite."

Damage around the state will be measured in the billions of dollars, according to CNN.

There is no major damage to the stadium. However, water service and police availability are among the factors that could force a change of venue, according to Tanner. South Carolina officials contacted the Carolina Panthers about potentially moving the game to Charlotte, per The Charlotte Observer's Joseph Person. The Panthers don't play this weekend. According to Tanner, LSU hosting the game is another possibility that has been discussed.

As of now, the game is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff.

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