Tuesday, October 11, 2011
No SEC night games at Tiger Stadium
By ESPN.com staff
As hard as it is to believe, LSU won't play any SEC night games this season at Tiger Stadium.
What's next? Uga being banned from the sidelines at Sanford Stadium? Tennessee no longer running through the "T" at Neyland Stadium? Ole Miss decreeing that there will be no more tailgating in the Grove?
I realize television dictates these things, but Saturday night at Tiger Stadium is one of the many things that makes this league so great.
I've said it more times than I can count: But if you truly love college football, you haven't lived until you've attended an LSU game at Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night and soaked in everything that goes with it.
Where else are they getting seismograph readings across campus after a game-winning touchdown?
LSU has two more home SEC games this season, and both will be played in the afternoon. The Auburn game on Oct. 22 is a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff, and the regular-season finale against Arkansas on Nov. 25 is a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Both games will be carried nationally by CBS.
This will mark the first season since 1935 that LSU hasn't played an SEC game at home at night. Their 41-11 win over Florida last week was a 3:30 p.m. ET start, and their 35-7 win over Kentucky two weeks ago was a 12:21 p.m. ET start.
It just doesn't seem right that not one time this season with an SEC opponent in town will we hear prior to the game the famed "Ladies and gentlemen, it's Saturday night in Death Valley."
Unless you're with the opposing team, it's football nirvana.