LSU Self-Imposed Bowl Ban
LSU will forgo participating in a bowl game this season, adding to the list of self-imposed sanctions stemming from the NCAA's investigation into improper booster payments to its football players.
The school announced the self-imposed bowl ban on Wednesday night.
LSU, which is 3-5 with two games remaining on its schedule, could have finished the regular season under .500 and still been eligible to participate in a bowl game because the NCAA waived bowl eligibility requirements this season in order to provide greater flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESPN reported last month that LSU had self-imposed a loss of eight scholarships over two years; a reduction in recruiting visits, evaluations, and communication; and a ban of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from its football facilities for two years.
In a statement released on Wednesday night, the school said the additional action taken represents its "commitment to compliance with NCAA regulations and maintenance of institutional control."
The NCAA's investigation into the football program is part of a larger inquiry that has gone on for three years.