Cox Sports Television delayed the airing of LSU’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic at Zephyr Field, sending Tigers fans into an uproar on social media.
The game was tape-delayed — about two innings behind — after a softball game between Arkansas and Tulsa ran about a half-hour behind on the network.
Ronnie Rantz, on the broadcast for the game, made the decision to delay the broadcast of the game because of advertising obligations, he told The Advocate.
Fans blasted the network on social media.
LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette annually play once a year, and this meeting comes in the Wally Pontiff Jr. Classic, a game played yearly in Metairie and named for former LSU player Wally Pontiff Jr., who died at 21 of a heart abnormality in 2002.
The Tigers, 23-5 entering the game, are ranked in the top five in all of the major polls. The 10,000-seat Zephyr Field was nearly filled to capacity by the third inning.