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LSU Nears 100,000 Facebook Fans; A&M Close
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Published: September 03, 2009, 12:00 AM (CT)

BATON ROUGE -- The finish line is in sight. Both LSU and Texas A&M’s Facebook pages are closing in on 100,000 fans, and a winner in the “100,000 Fans, 100,000 Pennies” competition will be named soon. With just under 98,000 fans, LSU is closing in on the 100,000 mark, but Texas A&M is right on LSU’s heels with more than 95,000 Facebook fans.

To become part of the race to 100,000 fans of LSU, visit the LSU Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/geauxlsu. Visiting LSU’s Facebook fan page does not require login, but establishing an account will enable you to become a fan of the LSU page to join discussions and make posts of your own.

The higher education marketing group BlueFuego has been monitoring the race among the top university Facebook fan pages and came up with the “100,000 Fans, 100,000 Pennies” promotion. BlueFuego is planning to donate one penny for every fan to the school who reaches 100,000 fans first. The winning school will choose a scholarship or fund at the institution for the money to be donated toward.

To following the competition, visit http://bluefuego.com/index.php/race-to-100k/.

LSU is also involved in other forms of new media and social networking. To follow LSU on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/lsunews. To follow LSU’s YouTube channel, visit http://www.youtube.com/lsu. To get weekly updates on LSU news and events via e-mail, subscribe to LSU Wire at http://appl003.lsu.edu/Ur/LSUWire.nsf/Subscribe?OpenForm.

LSU Athletics page on Facebook can also be located at www.facebook.com/lsusports.

 

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