Cyber-side Chat No. 23
October 23, 2003
TO: Fans, Friends, and Supporters of LSU Athletics
FROM: Skip Bertman, LSU Athletics Director
As we reach the halfway point of another fall semester on the LSU campus, more and more sports are gearing up for action. This weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to experience an array of entertaining events provided by LSU Athletics. I hope you’ll bring the family to LSU and experience the excitement.
Of course the big event of the weekend is the LSU vs. Auburn football game, another nationally televised contest from Tiger Stadium. This one has big implications for the SEC West race, and we’ve got lots of things on tap to help you get geared up.
We’re calling the game “Shake, Rattle and Gold” in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Earthquake Game when Tommy Hodson threw to Eddie Fuller in the waning moments of a 1988 win over Auburn, resulting in a crowd explosion that registered on LSU’s seismograph.
We’re asking all fans to wear gold for the game to light up Tiger Stadium for the ESPN audience. You can get the official “Shake, Rattle and Gold” t-shirt at a number of locations, including the Tiger Gift Center, LSU Bookstore, Tiger Concessions and Tiger Mania stores. And one of our corporate sponsors, EATEL, will be distributing 35,000 gold shakers at the game to add even more life to the stadium.
Before the game we’ll be honoring Tommy Hodson and Eddie Fuller, so make sure you’re in your seats early to catch all of the action. Kickoff is set for 6:45 p.m.
Friday night, the Lady Tiger volleyball team will be taking on No. 2-ranked Hawaii in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. If you haven’t seen the LSU volleyball team in action, I hope you’ll come see them in their biggest challenge of the year. If you can’t make it to the match, don’t miss it on Cox Sports Television at 7 p.m. on Friday night.
The volleyball team will also be in action Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against Tennessee.
Preview the 2003-04 men’s and women’s basketball teams at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the annual LSU Basketball Fan Day. We’ll have giveaways, slam dunk contests and an autograph session with both teams. While you’re on campus for the football game, spend part of your tailgating time at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and meet your Tiger basketball teams.
OK, this time it’s alright to say “boo.” LSU’s Halloween Boo-Zar, sponsored by our CHAMPS program, has become one of the most popular annual events for children and parents alike. This year, the Boo-Zar will be held on the upper concourse of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, following the LSU vs. Tennessee volleyball match.
Dress up your kids for an afternoon of safe trick-or-treating, with candy provided by LSU and plenty of fun and games with LSU athletes from all sports. Bring your cameras and take lots of pictures. The Boo-Zar is always fun for everyone, so don’t miss out.
You’ve heard a lot about the new Stadium Club in the last two months and I have some great news. Even though the Stadium Club doesn’t open until 2005, we had enough applications by the October 15 deadline to sell every seat available. What a testament to the support of Tiger football fans. My thanks to everyone who applied for tickets to this new seating experience. The revenue from the Stadium Club will go back into facility construction and renovation. There are truly great things ahead for Tiger athletics thanks to our dedicated fans.
It’s going to be a big Southeastern Conference game in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. The lights will be on and the nation will be watching. Let the Valley shake again in 2003.
We welcome your feedback, so write to us at LSUvision@etigers.net and tell us how we can make LSU Athletics better for you. I cannot promise a response to every letter we receive, but each one will be read.
Thank you for your support of Tiger Athletics.