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LSU Is the Latest School to Be Fined For A Postgame Celebration

  • The SEC fined LSU $250,000 for allowing students to storm the field this weekend.
  • The penalty is part of a conference-wide policy.
SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network

Iconic college football celebrations can be fun — but if they involve students storming the field, they’re going to cost your school.

On Sunday, the Southeastern Conference fined LSU $250,000 for allowing students to storm the field after the team beat Ole Miss. 

The punishment is part of a conference-wide policy that assigns progressively more expensive penalties for every time a team lets students onto the field. A first offense costs $50,000. A second costs $100,000. 

LSU appears intent on leading the pack with a third infraction. 

But the Tigers aren’t the only team that owes six figures for rowdy festivities. Last week, when Tennessee upset Alabama, the conference office fined the Vols $100,000.

Vols men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl, however, tweeted that the fine was “worth every penny!”

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