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LSU’s Beloved Mascot Mike the Tiger Passes Away

LSU Mourns the loss of Mike the Tiger

Despite LSU’s 45 to 10 win over Southern Miss on Saturday, there was a sense of emptiness and a dark cloud hovering over Tiger stadium as many continued to morn the loss of their beloved mascot Mike the Tiger.

Mike VI was a Bengali-Siberian hybrid who many considered to be the living embodiment of the team’s spirit died on Tuesday at the age of 11.

On May 23, 2016, LSU issued a press release stating that Mike VI had been diagnosed with a spindle cell sarcoma, a type of cancer. LSU announced on September 6 that despite treatment, the tiger’s cancer was terminal, and that he would be expected to live at most two years. Mike the Tiger would remain in his on-campus habitat, and would no longer attend games. On October 5, 2016 it was announced that Mike VI’s cancer had returned and spread to his head. Vets at the LSU Veterinarian School announced that he had one to two months to live. Six days later, Mike VI was euthanized by his attending veterinarian David Baker.

LSU Coach Les Miles Punted Out of Tiger Stadium

LSU fires head coach Les Miles

LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have reportedly been fired.

According to sources… defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has been offered the interim coaching position.

Miles’ Tigers are 2-2 this season after entering the season with a No. 5 ranking. Miles, who had been at LSU since 2005, was nearly fired after last season when No. 2 LSU suffered three consecutive losses near the end of the season. LSU’s regular season finale, a win over Texas A&M, is considered to have saved his job.

Peyton Manning Joins Kenny Chesney on Stage


Peyton Manning Joins Kenny Chesney

As we count down to the much anticipated college game between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech which will take place at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday….Many party goers attended tonight’s pre-game entertainment concert featuring Kenny Chesney.

Fans in attendance got an extra treat when former NFL – UT quarterback Peyton Manning joined Kenny Chesney on stage.