Speaking of Tulane, found some Tulane and MIKE the Tiger history on a Mike painting[print] in a local restaurant in Winnfield. Mike 1 [1936-1956]. Six tigers have served this prestigious position up to the time of this printing. The first Mike was purchased from Little Rock Zoo for $750. Each student gave .25 cents to raise the money. The tigers name was Sheik but was changed to Mike in honor of Mike Chambers,LSU'S Athletic trainer at the time.
Chambers led the way in bringing the new mascot to LSU. The first 'MIKE' was onced kidnapped before a game with Tulane. He was later found abandoned in New Orleans. Mike and his cage had been painted Tulane green.
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