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Old 10-19-2018, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default LSU Uniforms pay tribute to missed season due to WW1

October 19, 2018

100 years ago. Posting some college football history. Something I did not know ... Due to World War I, no games were scheduled or played for the 1918 season by LSU.

LSU uniforms for Mississippi State game pay tribute to missed season due to World War I

https://sports.yahoo.com/lsu-uniform...203128941.html

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LSUís uniforms for Saturday nightís game against Mississippi State are part of a special 1918 tribute. And they feature purple helmets that change colors. The No. 5 Tigers are paying homage to the lost season of that year; LSU didnít play 100 years ago because of World War I and Saturday nightís all-white uniforms donít have names on the back for those unknown soldiers that were lost in the war. The school has a grove of oak trees on campus that pays tribute to those who died in the war. You can see a pattern of oak leaves in the purple trim and numbers on the jerseys.
Related article in Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/demetri.../#1f9cbd1a6dbc
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: LSU Uniforms pay tribute to missed season due to WW1

That is nice to honor WWI veterans but 1918 was the year of the flu pandemic. A lot of events were cancelled nationwide to cut down on large crowds massing and passing the flu to others.

OU cancelled the 1st half of the football season due to the pandemic.

http://www.soonerstats.com/football/...?seasonid=1918
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