League: NCAA Football
Head Coach: Brian Kelly
Team Mascot: Mike the Tiger
Year Opened: 1924
City / State: Baton Rogue / Louisiana
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
LSU vs Alabama
Rival Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
LSU and Alabama have consistently played each other since the 1960s, and many trace the origin of the rivalry to a fifteen game undefeated streak Alabama had in Tiger Stadium. The rivalry gained significant momentum in 2007 after Alabama hired former LSU head coach Nick Saban and is one of the best games to see during the season.
Golden Boot Trophy
Rival Team: Arkansas Razorbacks
The University of Arkansas joined the SEC in 1991 and began a yearly matchup against Louisiana State University. The winner of the game receives the Golden Boot, a gold trophy combining the shapes of Louisiana and Arkansas to create a boot. Many of the games in this series hold serious weight in each school’s season such as the 2002 game in which the winner would represent the Western Division of the SEC in the championship game. The two teams are often evenly matched athletically speaking, making this one of the more interesting games to watch.
Rival Team: Ole Miss Rebels
The traditional SEC rivalry between Louisiana State University and Ole Miss is referred to as the Magnolia Bowl and is most often the second to last regular season game for both schools. Throughout the fifties and sixties, each matchup seemed to hold conference or even national title implications and the rivalry is still going strong between these two programs.