Friday, September 26, 2008

Mother of all trophy rooms

It's not often that I discover an unexplored corner of LSU's campus, but that's what happened yesterday afternoon when we stumbled upon the store room for all of the football team's championship hardware.

The trophies are housed in the lobby of LSU's football operations center (click on pic to view it larger) which sits in front of the team's massive indoor practice field on the west side of campus between the Mississippi River and Tiger Stadium.

Dominating the room is a towering trophy case that contains more than two dozen of the awards won by the Tigers over the years for bowl victories.
A smaller case near the center of the room holds the team's 2007 national championship trophies, including the BCS crystal football in the center. The other side of the case holds the 2003 national championship trophy.
Some of LSU's hardware from winning Southeastern Conference championships.
The room also houses individual player awards, including this Heisman Trophy won by Billy Cannon in 1959 . . .
And a wall commemorating the team's All-Americans through the years.

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