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Twenty Facts about LSU
Transcript of Twenty Facts about LSU
LSU was ranked in first for best University in 2007!
LSU is the only university in the United States with a live tiger mascot on campus
LSU is the one of the few universities in the country to offer a minor in French with an emphasis on Cajun French.
In 2008, FOX Sports named Tiger Stadium the toughest place to play college football.
LSU is one of only two schools in the nation to have won two BCS National Championships
LSU student-athletes have won a total of 65 Academic All-America awards
LSU was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853 under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, La., with the first session beginning on Jan. 2, 1860.
The LSU lakes were developed from swamps in the 1930s as a public works project.
LSU's "tiger" nickname was drawn from the Civil War fame of two Louisiana brigades who fought so fiercely that they became known as the "Louisiana Tigers
Mike VI, LSU's live tiger mascot, is visited by more than 100,000 people annually.
With a capacity of 92,400, Tiger Stadium is the seventh-largest on-campus stadium in the nation.
LSU is the state's flagship university and has more than 350 student organizations, 194 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees and 26,000 students.
LSU has the 66th largest university library in North America as ranked by the American Library Association.
Fifty-seven of LSU's more than 250 principal buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
LSU claimed its 10th SEC Football Championship by defeating Tennessee, 21-14, on Dec. 1, 2007, in Atlanta. The Tigers’ three SEC titles since 2000 are the most of any school in the league during that span.
Hey, Fighting Tigers,” —a Tiger sporting event song—was adapted from the Broadway show tune “Hey, Look Me Over.”
The LSU mascot, Mike the Tiger, is kept in a pen in the back of the stadium. Before home games, he’s placed in a cage near the visiting team’s locker room to intimidate as they enter the field.
Legend has it that for each time Mike the tiger roars during a pre-game lap around the field is how many times team will score during the game
LSU Tigers always wear white football jerseys at both home and away games, bending the NCAA rule that requires home teams to dress in color, with the visiting team in white.
Tiger Stadium was constructed in the early 1920s and opened on November 25, 1924 when LSU battled Tulane.