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LSU’s T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Presents New Podcast, “Stories from Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium (Pt 1): ‘It’s Hard to Compare’”

10/17/2013 01:08 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Tiger football season is in full swing and, and if you celebrate game day with fanfare and fun, then you’re in historic company – as the LSU football program has been part of Louisiana culture for more than a century.


Part of that history involves the stories of former Tiger football players. Through the LSU Libaries’ T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, two renowned Tiger footballers from the 1930s – Abe Mickal and Gaynell Tinsley – relate their experiences through the center’s recent podcast, “Stories from Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium (Pt. 1): ‘It’s Hard to Compare.’”


This episode also features oral history clips with former “Chinese Bandit” Merle Schexnaildr, and alumnus Roger Ogden about how the guts and glory of Tiger football influenced their decisions to attend LSU.  


“Stories from Saturday Night” is produced in conjunction with the LSU Libraries Special Collections exhibition, “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium: Reflections on 120 Years of Football,” which showcases many of the players, games, facilities and football culture that have made Tigers football history. The exhibit runs through Dec. 21, and the excerpts for this podcast are taken from the oral history listening station on display at Hill Memorial Library.


To access the podcast and to learn more about the exhibit and the University History oral history collection, please visit


Photo: Gaynell Tinsley: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.




Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations