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LSU sets record for football season ticket sales

LSU has broken the school record for football season ticket sales as 67,800 season tickets have been sold for the Tigers’ eight home games this year, director of ticket operations Brian Broussard announced Thursday.

Broussard said it also marks the third consecutive year that LSU has sold out of its season ticket allotment.

A year ago, LSU sold what was then a school record — 67,355 season tickets. And, following the national championship season in 2004, LSU sold nearly 66,000 season tickets which was also a record at the time.

The Tigers, who have been ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in preseason polls, are coming off an 11-2 overall mark a year ago.

LSU opens its second season under head coach Les Miles on Sept. 2 when the Tigers host Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

Former Picayune Memorial High standout Mit Cole is in his third year on the Tiger squad. The junior tight end has earned two letters so far for the Tigers, and is slated to see plenty of action this year as he is listed as LSU’s No. 2 tight end going into the season.

Also, LSU defensive tackle Al Woods has been cleared by the NCAA and will report to campus on Friday, coach Les Miles announced.

“He’ll report to campus immediately and we’re happy that he’ll finally be able to join the team out on the practice field,” Miles said Thursday. Woods, a freshman, was rated among the top defensive tackles in the nation last year as a senior in high school. He earned prep All-America honors from Parade Magazine, USA Today, and Reebok in 2005 after recording 109 tackles and 12 tackles for a loss as a senior at Elton High School. LSU is still waiting to hear word from the clearinghouse on three players — running backs Keiland Williams and Richard Murphy, along with offensive lineman Steve Singleton.