LSU

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, and consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.

LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Several of LSU's graduate schools, such as the E.J. Ourso College of Business and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, have received national recognition in their respective fields of study. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is also noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

LSU's athletic department fields teams in 20 varsity sports (9 men's, 11 women's), and is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the SEC (Southeastern Conference). LSU Tigers football began in 1893, with national championship wins in the 1958, 2003, and 2007 seasons. The University is represented on the field by its mascot, Mike the Tiger.

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... honors its own humble beginnings as a cadet band and the history of the University during LSU Salutes by performing a halftime show with a patriotic ... LSU Salutes, generally celebrated during Veterans Day weekend, is a set of events that recognizes cadets who served in the U.S ... Until 1969, every entering male student at LSU was required to participate in the ROTC program for at least two years ...
LSU Lady Tigers Gymnastics
... The LSU Lady Tigers gymnastics team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics ... On March 23, 2009, LSU was selected to participate in the Central Regional (St ...
Louisiana State University Rugby - 2007 Season
... The LSU Rugby Club lost to the University of Colorado- 37 –21 on Saturday at the Western Collegiate Championships held in Fort Worth ... LSU had an 11-point lead with 15 minutes to go but a very strong Colorado team battled back and won in a very exciting match ... LSU simply had too many penalties, and some crucial mistakes let the Buffalos back in to the match ...
LSU - Notable Alumni
... Several LSU athletes have gone on to recognition for their prominence in their respective sports ... Pete Maravich played basketball for LSU and was three-time consensus first team All-American and 1970 National 'Player of the Year' ... Shaquille O'Neal also played basketball for LSU and received many honors, including being named twice as a first team Men's Basketball All-American and twice as the SEC Player Of The ...
Magnolia Bowl
... The LSU–Ole Miss football rivalry, more recently renamed the Magnolia Bowl, is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the LSU Tigers football team of Louisiana State University (LSU ... prominence since the 1970s and because LSU has seen new rivalries emerge when the SEC split into two divisions 1992, most notably Auburn, Alabama, and Florida ... Ole Miss defeated LSU 31-13 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to become the first winner of the new trophy ...