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Preview: Tigers Open 2019 Season vs. Georgia Southern - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics

IN FOCUS: Blake Ferguson - LSUsports.net
For a decade, Kevin and Tracy Ferguson have traveled the country, pursuing Reid and Blake's dreams of snapping in the SEC and NFL right alongside their sons.

How the importance of long snapping has changed in college football - Underdog Dynasty

GameDay Timeline: LSU vs. Georgia Southern - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
GameDay Timeline: LSU vs. Georgia Southern

'The Chute' in Tiger Stadium's South End - LSUsports.net
BATON ROUGE – With beer and wine expanding into most seating areas of Tiger Stadium, "The Chute" located on ground level in the south stadium concourse will feature a full bar at a reduced admission cost for the 2019 LSU Football season.

IN FOCUS: Offensive Guard Damien Lewis - LSUsports.net
Damien Lewis graded out first in the SEC and ninth nationally among guards last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

LSU Details Beer, Wine Sales in Tiger Stadium - LSUsports.net
BATON ROUGE – LSU athletics today announced full details and pricing for beer and wine sales in its athletic venues as well as information on its "Safe Driver Tiger Program." Tiger fans, 21 years of age and over, will be able to purchase beer and wine in public areas of Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31, when LSU plays Georgia Southern in its season-opener.

Football Season Opener Moved to SEC Network - LSUsports.net

IN FOCUS: LSU Soccer's Marlena Cutura - LSUsports.net
For LSU soccer senior Marlena Cutura, the expectations remain the same – win.

'Mama Shelly' Takes Holistic Vision Into New Role - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics
Before she was Mama Shelly, Shelly Mullenix was TiTi. Mullenix's titles, nicknames, and job responsibilities seem to be in eternal competition to outnumber the other, each reflecting the need she serves to the population that wields it.

Grant Delpit came back to Louisiana to create a legacy all his own at LSU | Tiger Rag

With Chasen Hines healthy, LSU's left guard competition continues into game week | Tiger Rag

LSU DB Mannie Netherly enters transfer portal | Tiger Rag

It's time: LSU will debut its new offense and Joe Burrow knows it well; Here's Burrow's history with the RPO | theadvocate.com

Freshman linebacker Donte Starks says NCAA cleared him before LSU's opening game | theadvocate.com

Kelvin Joseph picks Kentucky Wildcats over Florida Gators and others - A Sea Of Blue
Kentucky scores a former top-50 recruit with offers from Alabama and Clemson.

Matt Canada: Ex LSU, Maryland coach enters 2019 without job | SI.com
As the 2019 season kicks off, college football is without one of its unique offensive minds in Matt Canada. How is he adjusting to his rare time off?

The people’s guide to Grant Delpit of LSU - Banner Society
LSU’s star safety is an octopus. A really, really fast octopus.

Family ties: Why LSU fullback Tory Carter grew up a Georgia Southern fan - LSU Maven
Carter adjusting to life as tight end in new spread offense

Left tackle Saahdiq Charles "available to play if needed" against Georgia Southern | Tiger Rag

Former LSU kicker Cole Tracy has been invited to XFL draft; still seeking to play pro football | LSU | theadvocate.com
Former LSU placekicker Cole Tracy opened the email and noticed the giant, bold 'X' right away.

NCAA diversity stats flaws: David Shaw’s not a white woman - Banner Society
He is a black man.

15 football overtime rule ideas by video game designers - Banner Society
Five professional game designers helped us upgrade the ultimate bonus minigame: football OT.

College athletic budgets: Be skeptical about finances - Banner Society
Official numbers need to be taken with several grains of salt.

Michael Dyer *wasn’t* down: the anatomical case - Banner Society
The internet has long debated whether parts of the Auburn hero touched the ground. They didn’t, according to body part experts.

How Gus Malzahn got that massive buyout - Banner Society
How one agent, no athletic director, two schools, and two very specific wins flipped Gus Malzahn from the hot seat to a massive contract extension

GAMES WORTH WATCHING

Schedule via LSUFootball.net

2019 Week 1

Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Saturday, August, 31st
Florida Atlantic at Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX /FOX Video
Indiana State at Kansas 11:00 AM FSN /FSGo Video
LA Lafayette vs. Mississippi State (New Orleans) 11:00 AM ESPNU /ESPN Video
Ole Miss at Memphis 11:00 AM ABC /espn3 Video
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 11:00 AM FS1 /FOX Video
Toledo at Kentucky 11:00 AM SEC Network /ESPN Video
Boise State vs. Florida State (Tallahassee) 11:00 AM ESPN News /ESPN Video
James Madison at West Virginia 1:00 PM ATTPI /WVU Video? /ATT Video
Eastern Washington at Washington 2:00 PM Pac-12/Pac-12 Video
Alabama vs. Duke (Atlanta) 2:30 PM ABC /espn3 Video
Colgate at Air Force 2:30 PM ESPN Extra /espn3 Video
Georgia State at Tennessee 2:30 PM ESPNU /ESPN Video
Holy Cross at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN /CBSSN Video
North Carolina vs. South Carolina (Charlotte) 2:30 PM ESPN /ESPN Video
Northwestern at Stanford 3:00 PM FOX /FOX Video
Portland State at Arkansas 3:00 PM SEC Network /ESPN Video
Virginia Tech at Boston College 3:00 PM ACC Network /ESPN Video
Nicholls at Kansas State 6:00 PM $espn+ Video
Southern at McNeese 6:00 PM $espn+ Video/ CST*4(cable)
Auburn vs. Oregon (Dallas) 6:30 PM ABC /espn3 Video
Georgia at Vanderbilt 6:30 PM ESPN /ESPN Video
Georgia Southern at LSU 6:30 PM SEC Network /ESPN Video
Missouri at Wyoming 6:30 PM CBSSN /CBSSN Video
Grambling at Louisiana Monroe 7:00 PM ESPN Extra /espn3 Video
Louisiana Tech at Texas 7:00 PM LHN /ESPN Video
New Mexico State at Washington State 9:00 PM Pac-12/Pac-12 Video
Fresno State at USC 9:30 PM ESPN /ESPN Video
Sunday, September, 1st
Bethune Cookman vs. Jackson State 2:00 PM ESPN2 /ESPN Video
Alabama A&M vs. Morehouse 2:30 PM NFL Network /NFL Video
Houston at Oklahoma 6:30 PM ABC /espn3 Video
Monday, September, 2nd
Notre Dame at Louisville 7:00 PM ESPN /ESPN Video

GAMEDAY TIMELINE

  • 12:30 p.m. - LSU Ticket Office Opens (1st Floor of Athletic Administration Building)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Nicholson Gateway Fan Fest opens (across Nicholson Drive from Tiger Stadium)
  • 1:30 p.m. - National L Club Tailgate (Legends Club at PMAC)
  • 1:30 p.m. - Tiger One Village opens (front of PMAC)
  • 2-4:25 p.m. - Rockin’ Dopsie performs in Cou-Yon’s Tiger One Village (front of PMAC)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Club level, Suites open at Tiger Stadium
  • 3:45 p.m. - Student gates open (Gate 7 only) at Tiger Stadium
  • 4 p.m. - The Chute opens inside Tiger Stadium
  • 4 p.m. - All remaining gates to Tiger Stadium open including Skyline Club
  • 4:30 p.m. - LSU Game Day presented by CST pregame radio show at Cou-Yon’s Tiger One Village
  • - Hunt Palmer, Brandon Taylor, Marlon Favorite
  • 4:40 p.m. - LSU walks down “Victory Hill” with former LSU football alumni
  • 4:51 p.m. - Band comes down “Victory Hill”
  • 5:30 p.m. - LSU Sports Radio Network live from Tiger Stadium
  • - Chris Blair, Doug Moreau, Gordy Rush
  • - Listen free at www.LSUsports.net/live
  • 6:11:30 p.m. - Guest Captain Presentation - Devin White
  • 6:16 p.m. - Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
  • 6:20 p.m. - Alma Mater and National Anthem
  • 6:26:30 p.m. - Saturday Night in Death Valley - LSU Intro Video
  • 6:28 p.m. - LSU takes the field
  • 6:29 p.m. - Georgia Southern takes the field
  • 6:29 p.m. - Coin toss at midfield
  • 6:32 p.m. - Kickoff: LSU vs. Georgia Southern on SEC Network and WatchESPN app