LSU's Tiger Stadium is known as one of the rowdiest and most historic venues in college football, and it will make even more history in 2022 and 2023. The school announced on Monday that it has scheduled games against in-state opponents Southern and Grambling. The game vs. Southern will take place on Sept. 10, 2022, and the matchup vs. Grambling will be on Sept. 9, 2023.
"This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs," LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said. "These dates will be days to celebrate not only football, but the state of Louisiana and all of our people. It's time and we are all proud to be a part of it."
Southern, which like LSU is located in Baton Rouge, has claimed nine HBCU Black College Football National Championships and 19 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles since the program started in 1916. Its last national championship came in 2003, when the Jaguars finished with a 12-1 record.
Grambling, located in a city of the same name, has won the Black College Football National Championship 15 times and its conference 26 times (25 of which were as members of the SWAC). The Tigers were coached by the legendary college football hall of famer Eddie Robinson, who posted a 408-165-15 record in 56 seasons leading the program.
"We are excited to announce our games against Southern and Grambling in the future," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. "We have a great relationship with all universities in our state. It is important to LSU to have a great relationship with all of the universities in our state."
The two matchups will be must-see events involving programs rich in college football tradition.