Basketball's 'Road to Tipoff' Begins with Mall Ball

LSU head coaches Nikki Caldwell and Johnny Jones at the 2012 event.
LSU head coaches Nikki Caldwell and Johnny Jones at the 2012 event.
Hilary Scheinuk
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams invite fans to follow them on their “Road to Tipoff” for the 2013-14 season which begins this Saturday, Aug. 24, when the two teams and coaches make their annual appearance at “Mall Ball.”

The Tigers and Lady Tigers will be in the Macy’s Wing at the Mall of Louisiana from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. This has become an annual tradition for the two teams right before the start of classes on the LSU campus.

The “Road to Tip Off” is a series of pre-season events for Tiger fans to follow the LSU Men’s and Women’s basketball teams at appearances around Baton Rouge and the LSU campus prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. All events are free for fans to attend and more detailed information will be available prior to each event on social media and

Along with this Saturday’s Mall Ball, other events scheduled at this time include:

The first “Bayou Madness” featuring both teams will be held on Oct. 10 at the home of LSU men’s and women’s basketball, the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The annual “Student Block Party” is set for Oct. 22 in Free Speech Alley in front of the LSU Student Union.

Also being scheduled are some appearances at local establishments by the head coaches, including at TJ Ribs during the Les Miles weekly radio show.

Deposits of $13 (Men) and $16 (Women) are still being taken at and at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office on 2013-14 basketball tickets. The deposits can be used toward season tickets or mini-plans which will be announced shortly.

For more information on LSU men’s and women’s basketball follow the two teams on Facebook at and and on Twitter @LSUBasketball and @LSUwbkb.





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