Super Weekend looms large for LSU sports

Super Tiger Weekend, four days of wall-to-wall LSU athletics, begins Thursday with events ranging from tennis matches, to a gymnastics meet, to a baseball series and both the men's and women's basketball teams in critical games.

The weekend will culminate with the final home game in the career of All-American women's basketball player Seimone Augustus.


In all, six Tiger teams will be participating in events on the LSU campus, totaling more than 20 hours of action, over a four-day period.


It all gets started Thursday at 2 p.m. when the fifteenth-ranked men's tennis team plays host to Clemson at Dub Robinson Tennis Stadium.


On Friday, the No. 16-ranked LSU baseball team starts a three-game series against Temple with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch at Alex Box Stadium.  LSU and Temple will also meet on Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon.


On Friday, the No. 13 LSU gymnastics team steps out of conference to meet Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in the Maravich Center, and on Saturday the women's tennis team will play Lamar starting at 2 p.m. at Robinson Tennis Stadium.


The Kentucky basketball team comes to town on Saturday for a 2:45 p.m. showdown with the No. 25-ranked Tigers in the Maravich Center.  Among the events at this nationally televised game will be a reunion of the 1986 LSU Tigers, still the lowest seeded team to ever reach the NCAA's Final Four.


Ticket holders to the men's basketball game can show their ticket at Alex Box Stadium and gain admission to the Saturday baseball game for only $2.


The weekend comes to a close on Sunday when the LSU women's basketball team finishes its home regular season against Mississippi State at 2 p.m. in the Maravich Center.  It will be the final home game for three LSU seniors, including Seimone Augustus, one of the most decorated athletes in the history of Tiger athletics.


Tickets for all events, except the sold-out men's basketball game against Kentucky, can be purchased through the LSU Athletic Ticket office by calling (225) 578-2184 or (800) 960-TKTS.  Ticket can be purchased over the Internet at  Admission to the tennis matches is free.


Super Tiger Weekend (Feb. 23-26) – List of Events

Thursday, Feb. 23

2 p.m. – Men's Tennis vs. Clemson (Robinson Stadium)


Friday, Feb. 24

6:30 p.m. – Baseball vs. Temple (Alex Box Stadium)

7 p.m. – Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma (Maravich Center)


Saturday, Feb. 25

Noon – Baseball vs. Temple (Alex Box Stadium)

2 p.m. – Women's Tennis vs. Lamar (Robinson Stadium)

2:45 p.m. – Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky (Maravich Center)


Sunday, Feb. 26

Noon – Baseball vs. Temple (Alex Box Stadium)

2 p.m. – Women's Basketball vs. Miss. State (Maravich Center)


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