Monthly Archives: January 2008

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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Football trivia answers

Commenter George Osborne correctly answered last week’s LSU Trivia question. The three teams into which Coach Paul Deitzel split the Tigers were the White team for best all around athletes, the Go team for offensive specialists and the Chinese Bandits

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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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