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IN FOCUS: Devin White - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Devin White once quit playing football at the age of eight because he was tired of losing. The star on a team with older kids always scored touchdowns, but it was not enough. He wanted to win.

IN FOCUS: Skylar Mays - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
It's always been in Skylar Mays' DNA to lend a helping hand.

IN FOCUS: Sarah Finnegan - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Complete. The Total Package. Those are the words that describe LSU senior gymnast Sarah Finnegan, according to coaching legend D-D Breaux.

Fans Asked to Arrive Early for Top-5 Matchup - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Fans Asked to Arrive Early for Top-5 Matchup

White Named Semifinalist for Butkus Award - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
BATON ROUGE – LSU junior Devin White has been named as one of 10 semifinalist for the prestigious Butkus Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate linebacker.

Two Prominent Former LSU Football Players Pass Away - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
BATON ROUGE – A member of the football 1958 national championship team, George O'Neal Jr., and a member of the 1961 SEC championship team, Gene Sykes, have recently passed away.

Security and Stadium Reminders for LSU vs. Alabama - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Security and Stadium Reminders for LSU vs. Alabama

Kicker Tracy Among Groza Award Semifinalists - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
BATON ROUGE – LSU's Cole Tracy has been selected as one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced on Thursday.

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

‘My film speaks for itself’: What Greedy Williams and LSU bring to their matchup with Tua and Alabama – The Athletic
The midseason All-America cornerback breaks down his video in advance of the No. 3 Tigers' game vs. No. 1 Alabama.

Actually, LSU vs. Alabama 2011 was awesome - SBNation.com
One of the most unfairly maligned games in football history was brilliant for what it was.

LSU analysts provide "endless information" ahead of Alabama matchup | The Daily Reveille | lsunow.com
When coach Ed Orgeron realized LSU wasn’t just physically outmatched by Alabama but also in the scouting department, Orgeron pleaded with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva to let him hire

From Halloween Run to Yeldon's heartbreaker, reviewing Death Valley's 4 games with Top-5 teams | NOLA.com
Death Valley has seen hundreds of games since it opened in 1924. But only four have featured two Top-5 opponents.

Alabama vs. LSU: Grant Delpit on how to stop Tua Tagovailoa | SI.com
Tua Tagovailoa and LSU's talented defensive backs haven't had tests like what they will pose for each other on Saturday.

Three Strikes Fall Baseball Update - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Mark Stoops’ Kentucky is a great argument against panic-firing your coach - SBNation.com
Mark Stoops needed time to win, but he’s got the Wildcats in position to have their best season in decades.

Maryland scandal fallout continues to topple university leaders - SBNation.com
The head coach is gone, and so are key figures above him.

Ole Miss gets a huge NCAA sanctions break with overturned visit penalty - SBNation.com
Ole Miss didn’t get everything it wanted, but it got a big thing.

Craziest College Football Playoff scenarios that could still happen - SBNation.com
The college football season is probably headed toward Bama-Clemson IV. But until then, let’s create the dumbest, most wonderful possible CFP scenarios.

College football coach retires mid-game by calling time out - SBNation.com
Elite way to retire.

5 reasons Georgia vs. Kentucky could be really, really fun - SBNation.com
The Wildcats, who haven’t won much of anything in more than 40 years, are essentially hosting the SEC East championship on CBS.

Games Worth Watching

Schedule via LSUFootball.net

11/3/18

Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Air Force at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Louisville at Clemson 11:00 AM ABC / espn3 Video
Memphis at East Carolina 11:00 AM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Michigan State at Maryland 11:00 AM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Nebraska at Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX / FSGo Video
Oklahoma State at Baylor 11:00 AM FS1 / FSGo Video
Rutgers at Wisconsin 11:00 AM BTN / BTN2Go Video
South Carolina at Ole Miss 11:00 AM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Syracuse at Wake Forest 11:00 AM ESPN Extra / ACC RSN / Video: WatchESPN / FSGo
Texas A&M at Auburn 11:00 AM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Georgia Tech at North Carolina 11:15 AM ESPN Extra / ACC Network / WatchESPN Video
San Jose State at Wyoming 1:00 PM ATTRM / ATTRMW / ATTSW / MWC Video
ESPN GoalLine 2:00 PM ESPNGL / WatchESPN Video / ESPN News (2 -10)
Florida State at North Carolina State 2:30 PM ABC / espn3 Video
Georgia at Kentucky 2:30 PM CBS / CBS Video
Iowa at Purdue 2:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Kansas State at TCU 2:30 PM FS1 / FSGo Video
Minnesota at Illinois 2:30 PM BTN / BTN2Go Video
Navy at Cincinnati 2:30 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
West Virginia at Texas 2:30 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Boston College at Virginia Tech 2:45 PM ESPN Extra / ACC Network / WatchESPN Video
Penn State at Michigan 2:45 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Charlotte at Tennessee 3:00 PM SEC Network alternate / WatchESPN Video
Missouri at Florida 3:00 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Utah at Arizona State 3:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Duke at Miami 6:00 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Houston at SMU 6:00 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Notre Dame at Northwestern 6:15 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State 6:30 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
UCLA at Oregon 6:30 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Alabama at LSU 7:00 PM CBS / CBS Video
Oklahoma at Texas Tech 7:00 PM ABC / espn3 Video
Stanford at Washington 8:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
USC at Oregon State 9:00 PM FS1 / FSGo Video / 4K on DirecTV 106
BYU at Boise State 9:15 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
San Diego State at New Mexico 9:15 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Fresno State at UNLV 9:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
California at Washington State 9:45 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Utah State at Hawaii 11:00 PM Stadium App / Spectrum PPV (HI cable)

Times Of Interest

  • 7 a.m. - Parking Lots Open on LSU Campus | Parking Map
  • 8-11 a.m. - ESPN College GameDay - Live from The Quad (Coach Ed Orgeron on set at 8:35 a.m. CT)
  • 9 a.m. - LSU Salutes Ceremony (LSU War Memorial - Parade Ground)
  • - Flyover at 9 a.m.
  • - 21-gun salute at 10 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ESPN College GameDay Radio (live from Parade Ground)
  • 12 - 6:30 p.m. - Nissan Heisman House open on Parade Ground
  • - Patrick Peterson appearance from 3-4:30 p.m.; Glenn Dorsey from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. - LSU Ticket Office Opens (1st Floor of Athletic Administration Building)
  • 4 p.m. - Club level, Suites open at Tiger Stadium | Seating Chart
  • 4:15 p.m. - Student gates open (Gate 7 only) at Tiger Stadium
  • 4:30 p.m. - The Chute opens inside Tiger Stadium (south end)
  • 4:30 p.m. - All remaining gates to Tiger Stadium open including Skyline Club
  • 5:10 p.m. - LSU walks down “Victory Hill” with LSU football alumni
  • 5:20 p.m. - Band comes down “Victory Hill”
  • 6:45 p.m. - Team LSU Recognition
  • 6:48 p.m. Guest Captains Presentation - Ben Bordelon, Gene Lang, Leonard Marshall, Marty Phillips, Sheddrick Wilson
  • 6:50 p.m. - LSU Salutes presentation
  • 6:55 p.m. - Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
  • 6:59 p.m. - Alma Mater and National Anthem
  • 7:05 p.m. - Saturday Night in Death Valley - LSU Intro Video
  • 7:06 p.m. - LSU takes the field
  • 7:07 p.m. - Alabama takes the field
  • 7:07 p.m. - Coin toss at midfield
  • 7:10 p.m. - Kickoff: LSU vs. Alabama on CBS or SEC on CBS | Live Stats

On-Field Presentations

  • 1st Quarter - Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason (NW 20-yard line)
  • 1st Quarter - LSU Vet School Gift (NW 20-yard line)
  • End of 1st Quarter - Brigadier General Mike Jones (NW 20-yard line)

Halftime

  • Golden Band from Tigerland performs
  • LSU Football’s Next Great 25 presentation
  • Ronnie Estay – LSU’s 2018 SEC Legend presentation