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Tales from the Gridiron: Exhibition features photos and oral history interviews with LSU players, coaches and fans

Did you know that Governor Huey P. Long once tried to appoint a tailback from the LSU football team to the State Senate? Abe Mickal was born in Talia, Lebanon, grew up in McComb, Mississippi, was a Collegiate All Star,

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Earthquake game anniversary button giveaway

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the famed “Earthquake Game”, and our new exhibit opening Monday, “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium”, LSU Libraries Special Collections is giving away some commemorative buttons and magnets today and tomorrow. Spread the word.

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LSU Trivia – Lady Tigers Basketball

Although the season is over, let’s take a look at how the Lady Tigers basketball team began. Before you get the history, however, you get two trivia questions. Q: When did the Lady Tigers basketball team begin intercollegiate play? Q:

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Basketball trivia

Last week we asked two questions about the origins of LSU’s 100 year old basketball program. If you gave the following answers, you were correct: Q: When was LSU’s first basketball game played? A: January 30, 1909. Q: Which Louisiana

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100 years of LSU Basketball

LSU’s Athletic Department recently started a year long celebration to commemorate 100 years of LSU basketball (1909-2009). Barry Cowan of University Archives writes LSU’s brand-new basketball team “had not more than two weeks’ practice” before playing its first game. The

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LSU Trivia – In the Beginning

Last week we asked you two trivia questions about the origins of LSU. Here they are again, with the answers. Q: When was the first day of class? A: January 2, 1860. Q: Where was the Seminary located? A: Pineville,

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First week of classes

It’s the first week of classes, and so this week’s LSU trivia hearkens back to the very first day of classes at the school that would become Louisiana State University. Barry Cowan of University Archives writes: After much debate over

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The first LSU national championship

In the final stretch of the football season, with the Tigers heading into the National Championship game, it seems a good time to remember LSU’s first National Championship in 1958. Coach Paul Deitzel led the team to a 10-0 regular

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