The beach at Gulf Shores is different than what LSU beach volleyball is used to in Baton Rouge, but that doesn't mean they're not ready. The No. seed LSU beach volleyball team has been preparing for the windy conditions and flat, packed sand in Gulf Shores for the two-year-long season coming to a head this weekend at the 2021 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.
But should vaccines be a prerequisite for attendees if Tiger Stadium looks to pack in 100,000 fans by September. "It's badly needed," argues USA Today columnist Dan Wolken. His argument is based around the southern states on the whole, where vaccination rates have notably lagged across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
LSU already offered Holstein and he’s quite familiar with the LSU program being roughly 40 minutes from the LSU campus. Therefore, the objective was to gather information about the competition for the Tigers. When the topic of offers beyond the Tigers came up, Holstein said Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn and Penn State are the other big schools that have offered to this point.