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Geaux Tigers Acrylic Painting by Red
I am a Louisiana girl so it was bound to happen that I create this particular painting titled Geaux Tigers. My dad went to law school at LSU. In addition, my oldest brother is an alumnus; for he went to college and law school there. In fact, I have many family members that have attended LSU.
Of course, Mike the Tiger is the official mascot of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and serves as the graphic image of LSU sports. Additionally, all LSU tigers are named “Mike” to honor LSU athletic trainer Mike Chambers. By tradition, the tiger is a live Bengal tiger; but sometimes it is a mixed-breed.
For, LSU has been known as the Tigers since the 1890s. In fact, LSU’s football team played without a name for its first three seasons before adopting the nickname “Tigers” in 1896.
Actually, the name was commonly used by Louisiana soldiers as far back as the Mexican War, according to historian Dan Hardesty. During the Civil War, a military regiment known as the Louisiana Tigers “distinguished itself with its fighting spirit in the battle of the Shenandoah Valley, where it was said they ‘fought like tigers”. You can read more about LSU mascot here: How LSU Tigers Got Their Name
So, for all the LSU Fans. Hope you enjoy my rendering of Mike the Tiger with my Geaux Tigers Acrylic Painting.
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