Tradition dictated that for every growl elicited by Mike before a football game, the Tigers.
LSU’s Live Tiger Mascot, Mike VII Way back in the fall ofcoach A.W. Jeardeau’s LSU football team posted a perfect record, and it was in that pigskin campaign that LSU first. Jul 19, The Tigers got their name in a decision made by coach A.W. Jeardeau in the fall of The name “Tigers” seemed like a natural choice at the time since most college teams were taking on the names of intimidating and ferocious animals, but the true story of LSU.
In this Oct. 6,file photo, LSU mascot Mike VI, a part Bengal and Siberian tiger, sits in his cage on the field for his first time before an NCAA college football game. Petition: LSU Tigers mascot a 'symbol of white oppression' The Louisiana Tigers was a nickname given to certain units from the state during the Civil War, and was adopted in because it evoked.
This symbol is the most prevalent confederate symbol in the United States. Louisiana State University named their mascot the Tigers, in This was just three decades after Louisiana joined the confederacy to defend the institution of slavery.