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LSU vs. Mississippi St.: Times of Interest - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
LSU vs. Mississippi St.: Times of Interest

Security Updates and Reminders for Mississippi State - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Security Updates and Reminders for Mississippi State

White Named Lott Impact Trophy Player of the Week - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
White Named Lott Impact Trophy Player of the Week

Worsham: Rashard Lawrence Shines, No Matter the Role - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Worsham: Rashard Lawrence Masters Every Role He's Assigned

Exposure: LSU Football Honors the 1918 'Silent Season' - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
One hundred years ago, LSU football players hung up their cleats for a greater cause. Many students and faculty of the Ole War Skule left the campus to serve in World War I, continuing the school's military tradition and canceling the 1918 gridiron season.

IN FOCUS: Former Walk-Ons Earn Scholarships - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
LSU's walk-on football players don't often see playing time, but they play a vital role in the success of the program – even after they're done walking on.

IN FOCUS: NCAA Tennis Champions - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Fueled by M&M's, Jessica Golovin and Eden Richardson last spring became the first duo in LSU history to claim the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Doubles title.

Nearly a century old, LSU restoring historic Memorial Tower
It's a long trek to the top that not many people have made, 176 very steep steps to be exact.

Notebook: Breiden Fehoko "questionable" to play against Mississippi State | TigerRag.com

How Ed Alexander lost the weight, got in shape and became a crucial piece in the middle for LSU | nola.com
Ed Alexander needed to lose weight, and a bad knee didn't make it any easier. The LSU nutrition staff and strength and conditioning staff teamed up to make it happen.

Meet LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips, the 'Unique Gent' from East Nashville | LSU | theadvocate.com
The Unique Gents of East Nashville made note of the young linebacker with the infectious smile.

How LSU's color-changing helmets came to be, and the story of $1,500-per-gallon paint | LSU | theadvocate.com
The color-changing LSU helmets that will shift from purple to gold under the lights of Tiger Stadium will be the first of their kind, equipment manager Greg Stringfellow said.

This Auburn play is boom or bust, and Tennessee defended it perfectly - SBNation.com
The Tigers have a Wildcat play that is devastating when it hits, but it didn’t against Tennessee for a very specific reason.

Thursday college football results: Flawed Stanford in driver’s seat - SBNation.com
There’s still a long way to go, though.

The best referee hits, including that time Stephen Garcia got laid out - SBNation.com
The football field is a frantic place.

How 2018 Oregon supersized Chip Kelly’s offense - SBNation.com
Throw out that image of the Ducks being a bunch of slender spread guys.

Gus Malzahn really might be coaching for his job, big buyout and all - SBNation.com
Auburn looks likely to finish a top-10 season right around .500. Again.

Mark Dantonio’s ownership of Michigan, charted - SBNation.com
His Spartans beat expectations against Michigan almost every year.

Will ‘College GameDay’ run Washington State out of Fireball and weed? - SBNation.com
The city’s liquor and marijuana distributors tell us they braced for a big weekend.

Games Worth Watching

Schedule via LSUFootball.net

10/20/18

Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Auburn at Ole Miss 11:00 AM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Cincinnati at Temple 11:00 AM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Maryland at Iowa 11:00 AM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Michigan at Michigan State 11:00 AM FOX / FSGo Video
Miami Ohio at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Oklahoma at TCU 11:00 AM ABC / espn3 Video
Tulsa at Arkansas 11:00 AM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Utah State at Wyoming 1:30 PM ATTRM / ATTRMW / RSNW / ATTSW *4 / MWC Video
ESPN GoalLine 2:00 PM ESPNGL / WatchESPN Video
Alabama at Tennessee 2:30 PM CBS / CBS Video
Colorado at Washington 2:30 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Houston at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Kansas at Texas Tech 2:30 PM FS1 / FSGo Video
Minnesota at Nebraska 2:30 PM BTN / BTN2Go Video
North Carolina State at Clemson 2:30 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video / espn3 Skycam
Penn State at Indiana 2:30 PM ABC / espn3 Video
Wake Forest at Florida State 2:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
California at Oregon State 3:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Memphis at Missouri 3:00 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Mississippi State at LSU 6:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video / espn3 Skycam
UCF at East Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Oregon at Washington State 6:30 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Vanderbilt at Kentucky 6:30 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
USC at Utah 7:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Arizona at UCLA 9:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
San Jose State at San Diego State 9:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Nevada at Hawaii 11:00 PM Stadium App / Spectrum PPV (HI cable) / NSN (cable)

Times of Interest

  • 7 a.m. - Parking Lots Open on LSU Campus
  • 11 a.m. - LSU Homecoming Parade (2.9-mile route through campus starting at Systems Building)
  • 12 p.m. - LSU Ticket Office Opens (1st Floor of Athletic Administration Building)
  • 1 p.m. - Nicholson Gateway Fan Fest opens
  • 1 p.m. - National L Club Tailgate (Legends Club at PMAC)
  • 1 p.m. - Cou-Yon’s Tiger One Village opens (between PMAC and Tiger Stadium)
  • 3 p.m. - Club level, Suites open at Tiger Stadium | Seating Chart
  • 3:15 p.m. - Student gates open (Gate 7 only) at Tiger Stadium
  • 3:30 p.m. - The Chute opens inside Tiger Stadium (south end)
  • 3:30 p.m. - All remaining gates to Tiger Stadium open including Skyline Club
  • 4:15 p.m. - LSU walks down “Victory Hill” with LSU football alumni
  • 4:25 p.m. - Band comes down “Victory Hill”
  • 5:30 p.m. - Listen Free: LSU Sports Radio Network live from Tiger Stadium
  • - Chris Blair, Doug Moreau, Gordy Rush
  • 5:44 p.m. Jacobs Professor of Excellence Presentation
  • 5:45 p.m. Guest Captains Presentation - Tracy Porter, Ricky Chatman, Kevin Minter
  • 5:50 p.m. - Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
  • 5:54 p.m. - Alma Mater and National Anthem with US Navy Flyover
  • 6 p.m. - Saturday Night in Death Valley - LSU Intro Video
  • 6:01 p.m. - LSU takes the field
  • 6:02 p.m. - Mississippi State takes the field
  • 6:02 p.m. - Coin toss at midfield
  • 6:05 p.m. - Kickoff: LSU vs. Mississippi State on ESPN or WatchESPN
  • On-Field Presentations
  • 1st Quarter - LSU’s 2018 SEC Champion Gymnastics Team (NW 20-yard line)
  • End of 1st Quarter - LSU Track and Field (NW 20-yard line)
  • 3rd Quarter - US Navy Flyover crew (NW 20-yard line)
  • Halftime
  • Golden Band from Tigerland performs
  • Homecoming Court announced with crowning of King and Queen