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For decades, we've been the team behind our Tigers

For decades, TAF members have been the team behind the Tigers. Over 30 staff members support the day to day operations of the organization to support LSU Athletics.

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University Club Enhancements

Wall graphics, trophy cases, and a champions plaza share the storied history of LSU's golf programs in the Mary and Woody Bilyeu Golf Practice Facility at University Club.


LSU Baseball finishes 2nd in the country at the College World Series

The legendary LSU Baseball program is driven by years of excellent coaching, recruiting, and of course, great fans. The success of the program is directly linked to the tools donors have provided to the program through TAF.

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We Welcome Mike VII

In the summer of 2017, several enhancements were made to the habitat including a comfort rock to keep Mike warm in the winter and cool in the summer, rockwork tree to imitate a tiger's natural habitat, improved water features, and resurfacing of the pool to foster healthy activity.  TAF's Mike the Tiger Brick program provides funds for continuous improvements and maintenance to the habitat.


LSU Gymnastics finishes a historic season

The LSU Gymnastics program has a storied history of talent and tenacity. In 2016, the LSU Gymnastics Training Facility opened catapulting them on to the leader board. The facility was made possible through the generosity of TAF donors.


LSU student-athletes graduation success rate hits all-time high of 90%

In 2003, TAF donors made the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student- Athletes a reality. The facility staff is responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress towards graduation for all LSU student-athletes.

"LSU provided every opportunity for me to succeed. As a result, the mental toughness and fortitude I developed as an athlete have continued to serve me throughout my life. I want all future Tigers to have the same opportunities."


Kristin Schmidt Duplantis

LSU Softball (2001-2004), MVP of the 2004 Women’s College World Series


Installed Largest Center Hanging Videoboard in Nation

In order to create the best possible game day experience for our fans, TAF funded a three million dollar videoboard in the Maravich Center.  It’s a perfect match for the excitement we expect in that arena with volleyball, women’s basketball, gymnastics and men’s basketball. 

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Peterson-Roberts Weight Room

In late 2016, the Peterson-Roberts Weight Room at LSU Football Operations was unveiled.  The facility is used by multiple sports and meets the strength and conditioning needs of today's student-athlete.

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LSU Tennis Practice

In 2015, TAF donors funded the LSU Tennis Complex.  It opened in 2016 and allows the LSU Men's Tennis and LSU Women's Tennis programs to maximize their practice time.

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Student-Athlete Fueling Stations

TAF partnered with LSU Sports Nutrition to place fueling stations in strategic locations, like the LSU Football Operations Facility and Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, to keep student-athletes fueled with healthy food options between class, study hall, and practice. 


Preservation of Tiger Stadium

TAF donors provided funding for major updates to Tiger Stadium through the Preservation of Tiger Stadium project.  Window replacement, way finding signage, gate installation, and new plaza are just a few of the updates made to enhance the fan experience and preserve Death Valley for years to come.


LSU Soccer Complex Opened

TAF donors made the new Soccer Complex a reality.  The renovations and additions include added seating, new press box, new restrooms, permanent concession stands, new lighting and scoreboard and a gating system. 


Preservation of Tiger Stadium

The replacement of more than 400 windows of Tiger Stadium and a new coating to the outer façade of the stadium helped maintain the structure as well as improve its appearance.

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University Club Golf Course Renovations

TAF donors provided the funding to renovate the University Club Golf Course.  The updates made the course more challenging and paved the way for attracting championship level events to the Baton Rouge area. 


Tiger Park Opened

TAF championed the new opening of Tiger Park: a first-class, state-of-the-art facility with a capacity of 2,671 fans.

"As a TAF Board Member, I feel it is important that we are generous to LSU, for LSU has given us so much in return. Contributing to TAF is a simple avenue to help keep our athletic programs competing at the highest level in the SEC and the nation. I am proud to be a member of the TAF team."


Todd Schexnayder

Former TAF Board of Directors

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New Alex Box Stadium Opens

TAF donors helped make enhancements possible at Alex Box Stadium.  LSU set NCAA fan attendance records and went on to beat Texas for the program's sixth National Title.


LSU Football Wins 3rd National Title

Tiger fans everywhere celebrated when LSU football claimed it's 3rd national title in 2008.


LSU Football Operations Facility Opened

The Football Operations Facility is the center of the LSU Football universe, and the unveiling of this facility set the standard for recruiting, training, and competing for championships in the SEC. 

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Mike V Gets a New Home

TAF donors funded a brand new $3.7 Million habitat for our beloved mascot. The new habitat is drastically bigger, going from 2,000 sqft. to 15,000 sqft. It also features lush planting, a live oak tree, a waterfall and a stream evolving from a rocky backdrop overflowing with plants and trees. 


Tiger Stadium West Side Expansion

This $85 million expansion added over 3,200 club seats, a new press box and upper deck on the west side of the stadium increasing the seating capacity of Tiger Stadium to 92,400.

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Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes

With the help of many generous donors, the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes opened in 2003. 


Tiger Park

TAF's work on LSU Softball's Tiger Park began in 1993 with major portions of the project taking place in 1996.  The work during this time consisted of a lighting project and construction of dugouts.


Broussard Athletic Training Facility

LSU's multi-million dollar athletic training facility was funded in 1993 and was named in honor of Dr. Martin J. Broussard, who served as head athletic trainer for the Tigers for more than four decades. Today, the Broussard Athletic Training facility serves as the main athletic training facility for all treatments and rehabilitation.


The Night Death Valley Shook

In 1987, the West Upper Deck was TAF's first Tiger Stadium Expansion Project that raised the stadium’s capacity to approximately 78,000. These enhancements set the stage for the roar of Tiger fans after the play that registered as an earthquake on a campus seismograph.

Like so many LSU faithful, I have tremendous passion for and pride in LSU because of the incredibly positive impact it has had in my life and career. As a result, it’s only right that I give back and support this great institution so that it can be truly second to none in both the academic and athletic arenas. By supporting TAF and the amazing work it does, I know I’m not just helping to field winning teams but I’m making a difference in the lives and futures for many student-athletes. Not all of them will go on to higher levels of athletic competition but all will leave LSU with the same valuable education and experience that allowed me to be successful in life.


Tre Hendry

LSU Cross Country (1992-1995)

TAF Donors make a difference

For over 30 years, TAF members have impacted LSU Athletics and contributed to countless wins. Your continued support ensures that LSU student-athletes have the opportunity to win in the classroom, in competition and in life.

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Foundation of Champions

This program allows donors establishing an endowed scholarship of $100,000 or more to create a lasting legacy by naming their endowment and receiving special recognition. Proceeds earned from this endowment are used to offset annual costs associated with student-athletes' attendance at LSU including tuition, fees, food, housing and similar expenses. 

Campbell Society

The Campbell Society recognizes donors who have made transformational gifts to LSU Athletics through TAF and bears the name of the first former LSU Athlete to contribute a considerable major gift to support LSU Athletics and LSU student-athletes through TAF, E.R. “Bo” Campbell. 

  • E.R. “Bo” Campbell
  • Henry F. "Hank" Anderson
  • Mary and Woody Bilyeu 
  • Doss and Sally Bourgeois
  • Jacques and Paula de la Bretonne
  • Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Family Foundation 
  • Claude B. Pennington III  and Sharon Pennington
  • Cindy and David Coffey
  • Linda Dowling 
  • Suzan and Michael Simpson
  • Cherie and Jim Flores 
  • Eric and Lisa Lane 
  • Espe and Scotty Moran


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