The Annual Pre-Season LSU Cane River Tigers group met on Tuesday August 27th at the local brewery. The football season is fast approaching. Special guests were Lynn Rollins and Bart Schmolke, who host a weekly radio show primarily focused on LSU football in Alexandria.
Greg Burke, NSU Athletic Director and NSU Head Football Coach Brad Laird were also invited guests to preview the upcoming football season for Northwestern. 2019 takes on special significance as NSU travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU in Tiger Stadium on September 14th. The last time NSU faced LSU in Tiger Stadium was 2011.
Rollins and Schmolke provided detailed information and inside information regarding the outlook for the LSU Tigers this year.
A highlight of the evening was a live auction of a George Rodrigue “Blue Dog” LSU print autographed by LSU’s Head football Coach Ed Orgeron. The auction was designed to benefit CASA of Natchitoches Parish. CASA’s mission statement is to provide quality advocacy and a strong voice to abused and neglected children. CASA was represented by Jack Duty and Larry Paige. Lee Waskom, pictured below won the auction, after spirited and boisterous bidding, all for a good cause.
The next meeting of The Cane River Tigers Booster group will be held on Monday,September 9 in Natchitoches, at a time and place to be determined. This meeting will coincide with game week for the LSU-NSU game and LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward and Assistant Athletics Director Verge Ausberry are expected to attend. Valencia Sarpy-Jones, a resident of Natchitoches Parish and a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors will also be in attendance.
NSU Athletic Director, Greg Burke and Head Football Coach Brad Laird have been invited to attend to add to the excitement of game week.
The public is invited to attend this event which will surely add to the build-up and anticipation of this rare match-up between the Tigers and Demons.
Details of the event location and time will be published upon confirmation.