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LSU, Tulane working on a possible ’13 game

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Way back in the days when people traveled by horse-and-carriage and dinosaurs ruled the earth, LSU and Tulane was a big football game.

That’s not the case anymore, but the Tigers and Green Wave could meet on the gridiron in the not-too-distant future. The New Orleans Times Picayune reports that the two sides are in discussions about a possible one-time game played in the New Orleans Superdome to start the 2013 season.

Sure, that’s Tulane’s home field, but anything in New Orleans is a de facto home game for the Tigers.

LSU’s 2013 non-conference schedule already includes games against TCU, UAB and FCS member Furman. Obviously, the biggest hurdle for a LSU-Tulane matchup would be whether or not the SEC decides to adopt a nine-game conference schedule.

LSU won the last meeting with Tulane, a 42-0 shutout, and holds a 69-22-1 lead in the all-time series.

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6 Responses to “LSU, Tulane working on a possible ’13 game”
  1. rollteal says: Mar 12, 2012 11:43 PM

    Isn’t Tulane supposed to be the U of Louisiana ?

  2. tigersgeaux says: Mar 13, 2012 8:47 AM

    This is good news for traditionalists and for my family and collegues who are either LSU graduates or Tulane graduates. Thought and discussion has been that this was needed to take place for some years since the last series was stopped and negotiated short. It has been reported from New Orleans sports talk radio that Tulane is pressing for new relevance and improvement in its football program and this may be a step in that direction.

  3. billf7095 says: Mar 13, 2012 9:36 AM

    Provided with support from the Tulane Administration there is no reason that they can not field a competative football team every year. Lets be honest, no one is going to turn down a LSU football scholarship to go to Tulane. With that said, there is enough talent in Louisiana to make Tulane successful again.

  4. imaduffer says: Mar 13, 2012 5:01 PM

    LSU is also looking at a couple of high school teams to fill out their 2013 schedule.

  5. frug says: Mar 14, 2012 12:18 AM

    I really hope they taking the spot of Furman. Tulane may not be a world beater, but they will still be more competitive than a 1-AA team playing in Death Valley.

  6. tigersgeaux says: Mar 14, 2012 5:44 AM

    frug: You are soooo right! I know the family of southernpatriots, alums and friends of LSU, have an ear in the athletic department with the Senior Associate AD. They have bent his ear numerous times once they learned of Furman being on LSU’s schedule and suggested they do as they did in scheduling Oregon last season–pay off Furman, give them the $1M or so, and schedule a good team.

    They suggested Stanford, USC, etc. LSU said those teams had schedules they were not willing to break. Then they suggested other teams. The best response so far from LSU was something like, “We’ll take that into consideration.” I guess that is the best that can be done, but boy, how true LSU fans want to see a higher OOC schedule more like last year.

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