As one academic and athletic year at LSU comes to a close another will begin in due time, and when the 2021-’22 season starts we’ll see the Tigers in signature events across multiple sports.
Thursday afternoon it was announced that the LSU Baseball team will partake in the 2022 Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic which will once again be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Now in its 22nd year, the Shriners Classic has turned into one of the best regular season tournaments in college baseball and the 2022 edition will have a stacked field. Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and UCLA will be joining LSU in Houston and the games will be held March 4-6.
As for hoops, Will Wade is making sure his Tigers have ample quadrant 1 and quadrant 2 opportunities next season. LSU will be playing in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. The Tigers will be part a four-team field alongside Penn State, Wake Forest, and NCAA Tournament darlings Oregon State who made this past season’s Elite Eight. LSU will play Penn State on November 26 at 6:00 P.M. and Wake Forest vs. Oregon State will follow that game. The losers will play a third place game at 3:00 the following afternoon, while the winners will play a championship game later that evening with tipoff scheduled for 6:00. Those games will be carried by CBS Sports Network.
The scheduling news doesn’t stop there. LSU is confirmed to partake in the 2022 edition of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and will take on TCU in Fort Worth on January 29. Per LSU, the Tigers are 3-1 in four previous meetings against the Horned Frogs but the two haven’t met since 1986, a game that TCU won in Baton Rouge 83-74.
This will be the sixth time LSU partakes in the Big 12/SEC Challenge; the Tigers are 2-3 in its previous five games. Last year LSU choked in spectacular fashion against No. 10 Texas Tech, blowing a seven-point lead in the game’s final 59 seconds to lose to the Red Raiders 76-71.
The rest of the Big 12/SEC Challenge games are as follows:
- Baylor at Alabama
- West Virginia at Arkansas
- Oklahoma at Auburn
- Oklahoma State at Florida
- Kentucky at Kansas
- Kansas State at Ole Miss
- Mississippi State at Texas Tech
- Missouri at Iowa State
- Tennessee at Texas