Named by sports writers and fans as one of the most feared sites in America for a visiting college football team, “Death Valley,” is exceeded by no other college stadium in the nation for its madcap reputation.
A newly released book, The Mystique of Tiger Stadium: 25 Greatest Games: The Ascension of LSU Football, opens the door to the magic of the stadium and sets the stage for what could be one of the greatest seasons in Purple and Gold history with several magazines and websites tagging the Tigers’ preseason No. 1 in the nation.
Drawing on his 50 years of following LSU football as a die-hard fan, Chet Hilburn, Louisiana native and a former news editor and writer for the Houston Chronicle, has written a book that describes the mystique the stadium has evoked for decades, especially at night. He also gives his opinion on what the 25 greatest games played in the venue are since 1958 -- LSU’s first national championship year -- with numerous interviews and descriptions of the contests. A final chapter relates the ascension of LSU football after the 1990s decade, one of the worst in LSU football history.
The coffee-table sized book in soft cover with numerous photos and 102 pages can be purchased from WestBow Press at 1-866-928-1240 or at www.westbowpress.com.