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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Harding bossier - A Century as a Tiger

Harding William Bossier was born in Abita Springs, LA, on June 19, 1920, to William W. and Clara Core Bossier. At the age of two he and his family moved to the Istrouma section of Baton Rouge, where he lived until shortly after World War II.  He graduated from Istrouma High School in May of 1938 and started classes at LSU the following fall, majoring in Petroleum Engineering.  [It was during this first year at LSU that Harding became friends with Alex Box, who sat next to him in a geology class.]

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What This Season Meant to LSU Alumni & Fans

LSU alumni, fans, and admirers new and old took to social media to offer sentiments after LSU Football became National Champions and arguably the best college football team to ever play the game. It meant so much to our university, our state, and our alumni.

We came across Justin Jones' (Political Science '13) words and couldn't explain it better than he did. Check out what he had to say along with dozens of reactions from notable LSU alumni and admirers. 

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A Historic Season for LSU Football & LSU Traveling Tigers

Traveling Tigers are a select group. A proud assemblage. The diehards of diehard Tiger fans. They tailgate under stately oaks by day and roar in Death Valley on Saturday nights. But their fandom does not stop there. They boldly take to enemy territory representing all of LSU Tiger Nation.  Their mission: make our boys feel like they’re playing a home game.

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LSU Alumni Spotlight: Jimmy Bernhard and the Battle for the Rag

LSU alumnus and 1944 LSU football team captain Jimmy Bernhard was celebrated as an honorary team captain at the LSU vs. Texas A&M football game on November 30 along with several other Tiger greats. Bernhard was a tackle during the ’43, ’44, and ’45 seasons. He has been an instrumental part of the Lafayette and Baton Rouge communities since his LSU days.   Bernhard led the team during the height of the LSU vs. Tulane rivalry fondly referred to as The Battle for the Rag. Many Tiger fans are familiar with this tradition but there is a piece of the story you may not know about that involves Jimmy Bernhard.

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Jacob Hester Named LSU Alumni Association 2018 Honorary National Fund Chair

No. 18 for 2018

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