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LSU head coach Johnny Jones (right) at the monthly luncheon
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Ned Clark to Speak at Jones' L'Auberge Luncheon
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Published: October 30, 2013, 11:09 AM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – One of the stars of LSU’s 1953 NCAA Final Four team, Ned Clark, will be the guest speaker Tuesday at the November edition of the “Tipoff Luncheon with LSU Basketball Coach Johnny Jones presented by Hub International” at the L’Auberge Resort.

The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program which will feature Clark and Coach Jones, begins at approximately 12:10 p.m. The buffet cost is $14.95.

This will be the second of the monthly luncheons that will be held through the season, with the last event in March. The event will feature Coach Jones speaking about his team and answering questions from the media and audience on hand. Most months, Coach Jones will be joined by a guest who will also speak with the crowd and take questions.

Clark, a longtime fixture at LSU basketball games, played at LSU starting with the 1951-52 season and concluded his career in 1955. To this day he remains fifth all-time in career rebounds with 998, a 10.1 rebounds per game average. The 1953 LSU team went 13-0 in the Southeastern Conference and advanced to the NCAA Final Four, LSU’s first appearance in the big event, and returned the next year to the NCAA Tournament after winning the SEC with a 14-0 record.

The event is scheduled at the L'Auberge Resort off Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge at the Bon Temps Buffet. The buffet is located on the ground floor of the resort in the casino area.

To get to the L'Auberge resort from the LSU area, follow LA-30 N. /Nicholson Drive. Turn Left onto L'Auberge Crossing Drive and follow the signs to L'Auberge Baton Rouge.

The LSU men will play an exhibition game on Nov. 6 versus Xavier (New Orleans) at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (free to the public) before opening the 2013-14 season on Nov. 12 at Massachusetts and their home schedule on Nov. 16 versus Northwestern State.

Season tickets, mini-plans and single game tickets for non-conference tickets are now available for sale at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office and on-line at LSUtix.net. Follow LSU Basketball on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LSUBasketball on Twitter @LSUBasketball.

Tentative dates for the remainder of the 2013-14 “Tipoff Club Luncheons with LSU Coach Johnny Jones presented by Hub International” are:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Tuesday, February 4 or 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

 

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