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Reported games for the week of
Friday, October 31 2014
  • Acadiana

    28

    Sam Houston

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Basile

    13

    East Beauregard

    12

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Beau Chene

    3

    LaGrange

    43

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Breaux Bridge

    20

    Cecilia

    18

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Catholic - N.I.

    42

    Opelousas Catholic

    26

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Catholic - P.C.

    49

    Sacred Heart

    51

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Cecilia

    12

    Breaux Bridge

    13

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Comeaux

    30

    Barbe

    43

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Crowley

    33

    Rayne

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • ED White

    14

    Patterson

    42

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Erath

    14

    Kaplan

    30

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Gueydan

    6

    Ascension Episcopal

    46

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Highland Baptist

    36

    Hanson Memorial

    29

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Iota

    6

    Jennings

    34

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • KIPP Renaissance

    6

    Westgate

    43

    AT
    10/24 - 4th
  • Notre Dame

    41

    Abbeville

    0

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Opelousas

    7

    Washington - Marion

    58

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Port Barre

    14

    Church Point

    56

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • South Terrebonne

    42

    Morgan City

    0

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • St. Thomas More

    55

    Northside

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Sulphur

    42

    Lafayette

    35

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Vermilion Catholic

    22

    Eunice

    20

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Ville Platte

    16

    Livonia

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Welsh

    28

    Lake Arthur

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Lafayette Christian

    0

    Central Catholic

    0

    AT
    10/23 - Kickoff @ 7PM
  • New Iberia

    0

    Carencro

    0

    AT
    10/23 - Kickoff @ 7PM
  • Teurlings

    0

    St. Martinville

    0

    AT
    10/23 - Kickoff @ 7PM

LSU veterinary students work with Mike VI on loading technique

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 12:15pm

Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, is an important part of the LSU community and its athletic traditions. Fans love to see Mike VI on the field as part of LSU’s pre-game festivities. However, because we do not sedate him or force him to go into the stadium, Mike’s attendance is entirely up to him.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine student handlers have been working with Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, throughout the summer to get him ready to load into his trailer for LSU Tiger home football games. However, being an adult male tiger, he does not always comply. Because of this, he may not attend all home games this season.

In 2007 (Mike VI’s first season), he attended all but the first home football game because Dr. David Baker, LSU’s attending veterinarian, felt it was too hot. In 2008, Mike VI attended the first two home games but no others. In 2009, he attended all but the first home game because the field was too wet. In 2010, Mike VI attended all but two home games, and in 2011, he attended every home game.

“His veterinary student caretakers have been loading Mike VI into his trailer this summer to get him ready for the LSU home games; however, he doesn’t always cooperate,” said Dr. Baker. “We know how important it is to the fans that he be in the stadium, but we can’t force him to do so, and we absolutely would never do that even if we could. Mike’s safety and well-being are most important to us, and we know that these are important to the fans as well.”

Mike VI arrived at LSU in August of 2007 as a two-year-old, but has since matured, becoming more cautious and less inquisitive. Baker said that this is a sign of normal tiger development.

“If Mike VI does not attend the pre-game festivities, it is important for fans to know that this does not mean that something is wrong,” said Baker. “Mike VI is a healthy, normal tiger.” 

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