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LSU vs. Southeastern La.: Times of Interest - LSUsports.net

Tiger Stadium, Fan Experience Upgrades for 2018 - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
BATON ROUGE – Already considered one of college football's best gameday atmospheres, fans can expect more unique attractions in and around Tiger Stadium on Saturday when 11th-ranked LSU hosts Southeastern Louisiana in the home opener.

Tiger Stadium to Feature Great New Food Additions - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
There is an old commercial that had something about "food, glorious food."

#TBT: Football's Historic Leap in the Polls - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

Security Enhancements for 2018 LSU Football - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Metal detectors will be used at select gates at Tiger Stadium this year as part of a pilot program that will help LSU prepare for the Southeastern Conference mandate of full stadium coverage by the year 2020, the school announced Wednesday.

Parking, Traffic Updates for 2018 LSU Football - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
LSU opens its 2018 home schedule on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Southeastern Louisiana and fans coming to the game should expect some changes around campus highlighted by the addition of the recently opened Nicholson Gateway Development and state improvements made to Nicholson Drive.

Coach Miles, '58 Champ Fugler Part of LSHOF 2019 Class - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
NATCHITOCHES – Former LSU football coach Les Miles, who won 77 percent of his games and a national championship in 11 seasons with the Tigers, and Tiger football great Max Fugler, an All-American on the Tigers' 1958 national championship team, are among a star-studded group of eight 2019 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Tracy Picks Up National Honor - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

The Truth: Nick Brossette's Patience Pays Off - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

Friday 5: Linebackers Stepping Up, Receivers Improving - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Friday 5: Edge rushers look to seize opportunity

IN FOCUS: Ed Paris - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
As soon as Ed Paris had a chance to return to Louisiana, he took it. The senior defensive back from New Orleans was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and his family eventually settled in Texas.

IN FOCUS: Foster Moreau - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Alone in the back row of the tight ends room in 2015 with four veterans sitting in front of him, Foster Moreau was trying to fit in and contribute in his first season with the Tigers.

Take 2: Nikki Fargas contract extension, football ticket pricing proposals back on LSU board agenda | LSU | theadvocate.com
LSU is taking a second run at approval for a contract extension for women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas.

Notebook | Who has stepped up? What changes? LSU preparing to take on Southeastern without K'Lavon Chaisson | TigerRag.com

Q&A: LSU QB Joe Burrow on his 1st start at LSU, his favorite pregame music, more | LSU | theadvocate.com

Rabalais: Meet Joe Burrow, the funny, caramel apple sucker-loving, meticulous LSU QB | LSU | theadvocate.com

How did LSU kicker Cole Tracy prep for big stage at small school? Wacky but clever training | LSU | theadvocate.com

LSU proposes statue of Skip Bertman as part of new champions plaza outside Alex Box Stadium | LSU | theadvocate.com
A statue of Skip Bertman may soon join the collection of tributes to LSU athletic heroes.

Story of LSU defensive backs and the 'stretch' safety: 'Fastest guys on the field' | LSU | theadvocate.com
If you want to know how versatile LSU's defensive backs can be, reviewing the first quarter of last week's game against Miami is a good place to start.

First look: Tiger Stadium's 'The Chute' ready to welcome fans with beer, food and HDTVs | Photos | theadvocate.com
Tiger Stadium will debut a premium area with beer service called "The Chute" at the Tiger's home opener against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

Ed Orgeron says LSU has a 'plan' to use new redshirt rule | NOLA.com
He said the Tigers will go as hard as they can with the first team in hopes of getting some young players time.

How LSU is using Grant Delpit, and what it tells us about Dave Aranda's defense | NOLA.com
Grant Delpit had a sack, two tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in the new "quarter" position.

Ed Orgeron raves about Aranda, says LSU O-line played 'OK' in weekly radio show | NOLA.com

Will LSU and Southern play each other in football? Here's why it could soon be a reality | LSU | theadvocate.com

BYU learned jet-sweep lessons from LSU, Jeff Grimes | Deseret News
During BYU’s 28-23 season-opening victory at Arizona last Saturday, Jeff Grimes called the jet sweep often, with receivers taking handoffs nine times, gaining 49 yards, while quarterback Tanner Mangum faked the jet sweep on several other occasions.

The people’s guide to Will Grier - SBNation.com
The WVU quarterback has tremendous confidence in what he can do, which is good, because he can do a lot.

The Penn State vs. Pitt bickering that will lead to the rivalry’s death - SBNation.com
The long-running story of how a sour off-field relationship killed a rivalry series twice and will soon do it once more.

Bill McCartney is the main reason anyone even kinda thinks Colorado-Nebraska is a rivalry - SBNation.com
Both teams crested toward their most recent apexes in the 1990s, but is the game really a rivalry?

2018 College Football Empires Map, Week 1 - SBNation.com
The rules are explained below, we’ve already had huge chunks of land change hands, and we also have a continuation of 2017’s map.

Missouri State football played home opener in the middle of school day - SBNation.com
Here’s something you don’t see too often.

GAMES WORTH WATCHING

Schedule via LSUFootball.net

9/8/18

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Game Time CT Network
Arizona at Houston 11:00 AM (ABC / espn3 or ESPN2 / WatchESPN) (reverse mirror)
Georgia Tech at South Florida 11:00 AM (ABC / espn3 or ESPN2 / WatchESPN) (reverse mirror)
Mississippi State at Kansas State 11:00 AM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Nevada at Vanderbilt 11:00 AM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
UCLA at Oklahoma 12:00 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Air Force at Florida Atlantic 1:00 PM Facebook Video
ESPN GoalLine 2:00 PM ESPNGL / WatchESPN / ESPN News: 207 (2 - 6:30)
Arkansas State at Alabama 2:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Colorado at Nebraska 2:30 PM ABC / espn3 Video
Georgia at South Carolina 2:30 PM CBS / CBS Video
Memphis at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
ETSU at Tennessee 3:00 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Southern Illinois at Ole Miss 3:00 PM SEC Network alternate / WatchESPN Video
Iowa State at Iowa 4:00 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Appalachian State at Charlotte 5:00 PM $espn+ Video
Clemson at Texas A&M 6:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video / espn3 Skycam
Louisiana Monroe at Southern Miss 6:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video
McNeese at Houston Baptist 6:00 PM ELVN / espn3 Video
Southeastern Louisiana at LSU 6:00 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Wyoming at Missouri 6:00 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Baylor at UTSA 6:00 PM Facebook Video
Southern at Louisiana Tech 6:00 PM $espn+ Video
Alabama State at Auburn 6:30 PM SEC Network alternate / WatchESPN Video
Arkansas at Colorado State 6:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Fresno State at Minnesota 6:30 PM FS1 / FSGo Video
Kentucky at Florida 6:30 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Nicholls at Tulane 7:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video
Penn State at Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ABC / espn3 Skycam and Video
USC at Stanford 7:30 PM FOX / FSGo Video
California at BYU 9:15 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
UConn at Boise State 9:15 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Michigan State at Arizona State 9:45 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Rice at Hawaii 11:00 PM Stadium App / Spectrum (cable)