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lsutigermall
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LSU = Original Tigers - Go ahead and Tiger Bait!

LSU first adopted its "Tigers" nickname in the fall of 1869. The moniker is a reference to the state's Confederate heritage; the Louisiana troops of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia became known as the Tigers during the Civil War in recognition of the bravery of two New Orleans brigades, the Tiger Rifles and the Washington Artillery (whose logo featured a snarling tiger's head).[Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1886)
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In 1896, football coach Walter Riggs came to Clemson, then Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, from Auburn University. He had always admired the Princeton Tigers, and hence gave Clemson the Tiger mascot.


AnotherRound
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re: LSU = Original Tigers - Go ahead and Tiger Bait!
That is good info... I didn't know that, seriously.

Good post. Thanks


lsutigermall
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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re: LSU = Original Tigers - Go ahead and Tiger Bait!
Doesn't even look like Princeton got us...

When orange stripes appeared on the black jerseys, sleeves, and stockings in 1880, the nickname “Tigers” became a part of the Princeton lexicon. College cheers incorporated the rallying cry of “tiger,” and as orange and black became every more ubiquitous, sportswriters of the day began to call the players “Tigers.”
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LSUNV
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Shhhhh, they might steal this story


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TexasTiger89
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