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Supporters fete champs, Southern U.

Updated: January 25, 2004, 1:17 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- More than 25,000 fans sat in a steady downpour in Tiger Stadium on Saturday to celebrate LSU's championship season.

The big crowd acted as if it were a game night, chanting "LSU, LSU," and cheering the team that won the Bowl Championship Series title -- the Tigers' first national title since 1958.

"We can't celebrate this too much," said Rose Ryan, 19. "This team made history."

The event was part of a citywide celebration that began with a "Parade ...

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