Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mike the Tiger's status: questionable

by Barca Blog - Mike the Tiger may not make it to LSU's home opener on Saturday, reports USA Today.

Apparently, Mike VI has been unwilling of late to get into the trailer that takes him from his on-campus habitat to Tiger Stadium.

The famed Bengal Tiger is a fixture on gameday. LSU's official site,, describes his pregame activities as the following:

Mike's ride through Tiger Stadium before home games in a cage topped by the LSU cheerleaders is a school tradition. Before entering the stadium, his cage on wheels is parked next to the opponent's locker room in the southeast end of the stadium. Opposing players must make their way past Mike's cage to reach their locker room.

Tradition dictates that for every growl elicited by Mike before a football game, the Tigers will score a touchdown that night.

Learn more about Mike by visiting this link. (Photo courtesy of

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