BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has fined LSU $5,000 for fans rushing the field after Saturday's upset win over then-No. 3 Ole Miss.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1zelRa5 ) this was LSU's first violation of the policy, which bans fans from entering the competition area, since it went into effect in 2004. A second violation would cost the school $25,000, and a third and subsequent violations would be a $50,000 penalty.
LSU had not stormed the field in football since a 2001 win over Auburn, a game in which the Tigers clinched the SEC West title and a trip to the SEC Championship Game.
LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said after the game that he did not mind the expected fine from the SEC. LSU's athletic budget is $109 million.