1. Mike the Tiger Habitat
Situated between Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center is the home of Mike the Tiger, the official mascot of Louisiana State University. Mike’s habitat consists of a variety of plants, a waterfall, a flowing stream that empties into a wading pond, and rocky plateaus. The habitat also serves as a research and conservation center that offers educational and recreational activities.
2. Shaquille O'Neal Statue
Stop by the LSU Basketball Practice Facility and snap a picture with the 900 lb bronze Shaquille O’Neal Statue. The statue honors one of the best players LSU and professional basketball history, so make sure to check it out during your trip to Baton Rouge.
3. LSU Hall of Fame, Pistol Pete, and Shaq Displays
All around the concourse you’ll see displays dedicated to the best athletes in LSU history. The exhibits honoring basketball greats Pistol Pete and Shaq is especially interesting for basketball fans, so arrive early and see all of the displays the concourse has to offer.
4. Mike the Tiger
Mike is the name of both the live and costumed versions of LSU’s official mascot. During home football games, Mike’s cage on wheels is positioned right outside the opponent’s locker room at the southeast end of the stadium, forcing the opposing team to run past him to access the field. Mike also rides through Tiger Stadium with the LSU cheerleaders before the game. When it is time for a new tiger to be found, LSU fans await the white smoke that will blow from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine signifying a new mascot has been found.
5. Bengal Brass
The 60 member Bengal Brass band pumps up the crowd with their brass music throughout the game. The band play a variety of LSU favorites and will keep everyone’s energy high even when the Tigers aren’t doing well, so enjoy these talented musicians when attending an LSU basketball game.
6. LSU Cheerleaders
Join in on the cheers led by the LSU Cheerleaders. These men and women do an excellent job of pumping up the crowd and are a can’t miss part of any LSU basketball game.
7. LSU Tiger Girls
Make sure to enjoy the LSU Tiger Girls dance team when attending a game at the Maravich Center. These talented women put on quite the show with their dance routines, so give your full attention to the court when you hear them announced.
Hanging from the rafters of the PMAC are banners honoring LSU’s best basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball teams and players. Check these out to remember all of your favorite Tiger memories.
9. Tiger Statue
Outside of the Mike the Tiger Habitat is a giant tiger statue. Stop by the statue and take a picture to commemorate your visit to see Mike before the game.
10. Tiger Bait
LSU fans will yell out “Tiger bait!” to fans from the opposing team. If you’re wearing the opposing team’s colors come prepared to be heckled when attending a Tigers basketball game.