Mike V, LSU's mascot since 1990, dies

Updated: May 18, 2007, 4:23 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The 400-pound royal Bengal tiger that has been LSU's mascot since 1990 died on Friday.

The tiger, named Mike V, was often rolled out onto the sidelines of LSU home football games in a circus-style cage painted in LSU purple and gold, sometimes positioned specifically to welcome visiting teams into Tiger Stadium.

Mike V was taken into the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for selected basketball games as well. It began its stint as mascot at a basketball game against ...

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