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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Texas AD responds to LSU accusations about air conditioning not working

Texas Longhorns football

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte released a statement on Monday afternoon in response to accusations from LSU and Louisiana Tech that the air conditioning was not working in the visitor’s locker room at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said on Monday that the air conditioning was not working despite game temperatures being near 100 degrees. LSU won Saturday’s game 45-38 and earned a spot in the top five of the AP rankings accordingly, but it wasn’t easy. Several players went down with cramps throughout the game, with the heat and hydration likely playing a factor.

Here is the statement from Del Conte:

“The comment today about lack of air conditioning in our visiting locker room is the first we’ve heard of any issues in that area. We provide one of the best visitor setups available and are proud of the efforts we put forth in hosting our guests. Our facilities staff did not receive any complaints from either Louisiana Tech or LSU, and we’ve confirmed that our air conditioning in the visiting locker room is in good working order,” Del Conte’s statement said.

Not hearing a complaint from someone does not mean it wasn’t working at the time.

Whether it’s Texas or LSU/Louisiana Tech, it seems one side is not telling the truth in the matter. Which side do you believe?



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