Tulane Relocation Practices Out of State as Hurricane Ida Approaches

A major story continues to develop in the state of Louisiana as Hurricane Ida approaches the weekend with the city of New Orleans squarely at its crosshairs.

Droves of people are fleeing the city to try to beat the storm along with the New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell directly puts on Saturday that “now is the time to leave.”

“Due to the expected loss of strength as a result of Hurricane Ida, volleyball and football will move to Tallahassee, Florida and Birmingham, Alabama, respectively to maintain their ability to train in preparation for their games this week,” reads of the statement. “Both teams will return to New Orleans once power is restored.”

While the plan is to play the game on time at Yulman Stadium on the Tulane campus as planned, other options are being explored in case it is no longer feasible. One of the options is to play the game with Norman. OU is scheduled to host Tulane in 2024, so it’s possible the game could flip to New Orleans.

A source told SI Sooners that the expectation is that a clearer picture will emerge of which option makes the most sense after the storm.

This is an understandably fluid situation that SI Sooners will continue to monitor in the coming days.

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