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Tigers say please, be nice Saturday

3 years 2 months 3 days ago November 20, 2013 Nov 20, 2013 Wednesday, November 20 2013 November 20, 2013 9:22 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- LSU coaches and football players are asking fans- especially students- to refrain from using profanity and distasteful lyrics when the band plays fan favorite songs at Saturday's game against Texas A & M.

"Neck" and "Tiger Rag" were shelved in recent years because of crude chants done in chorus with the band.

"Keep it classy and clean," said Odell Beckham, Jr. "Be respectful to our opponents," he added.

"Our student section and the atmosphere they create make Tiger Stadium the best place for a college football game and gives us a tremendous home field advantage," LSU vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. "We need our students to be loud when the Aggies have the football but to also keep it clean when cheering for the Tigers."

"We want the band to be able to play all of their songs and in order to do so we need a commitment from our students to refrain from using profanity and distasteful lyrics when the band plays."

The favorites return as part of a new campaign LSU called "Tradition Matters" and at a time when colleges are trying new things to either get ticket holders to stay through the whole game or show up at all.

Beckham and Jarvis Landry produced a video about the campaign. The video will also be shown pre-game on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium. You can watch it by clicking HERE.
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