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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 17, 2012
The stadiums of the SEC—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend aura, mystique, memory, pageantry, scenery, sustenance and joy to keep fans making the pilgrimage, time and again
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August 17, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the SEC—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend aura, mystique, memory, pageantry, scenery, sustenance and joy to keep fans making the pilgrimage, time and again

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FIRST GAME Nov. 27, 1924 Tulane 13, LSU 0

ATTENDANCE 12,000

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2006

SIGNATURE FEATURE Saturday Night Lights

PATRON SAINT Gov. Huey Long (see below)

INDELIBLE MOMENT With time winding down, Billy Cannon returned a punt 89 yards to key a 7--3 win over No. 3 Ole Miss on Halloween in 1959.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE In 1931 the university wanted more seats in Tiger Stadium and more student housing. The legislature wouldn't fund the stadium expansion, so Long performed some trickeration, ordering that dorms be built inside the stadium—topped by 10,000 seats. Students lived in the stadium until the 1990s. (Long also occasionally led the Golden Band from Tigerland.)

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