LSU Tigers Join XM Radio Sports Line-Up
Satellite Radio today announced that it will carry Louisiana State University
(LSU) sports starting this fall as part of XM’s powerful line-up of
Southeastern Conference (SEC) sports programming.
XM will be
the official satellite radio network of LSU, beginning with the Tigers’
football season opener against
State on August 30. XM
plans to carry every LSU regular-season football game, the vast majority of LSU
basketball games and other LSU athletic teams.
million subscribers across the
will be able to listen to LSU games on satellite radios for the car, home, and
LSU athletic program is consistently one of the very best in the nation, and
LSU has loyal fans all across
said Eric Logan, executive vice president, programming, XM Satellite Radio.
“Tiger fans can hear LSU games on XM Radio, whether they live in
Baton Rouge or a thousand miles away in
are very excited about partnering with XM in bringing LSU and SEC sports to
Tiger fans across the country,” said LSU athletic director Skip Bertman.
“This agreement gives LSU Athletics tremendous national exposure, and it
gives LSU fans the opportunity to follow SEC sports like never before.”
LSU’s most passionate alumni is James Carville, the renowned political
consultant and hardcore sports buff. Carville is the co-host of the XM sports
talk radio show “60/20 Sports” with Luke Russert on XM Sports Nation
(XM Channel 144).
is a marriage made in heaven,” Carville said about LSU joining the XM line-up.
“The best radio network in the history of the world, bringing you the best
college football team in ’07, the LSU Fighting Tigers. My network and my team.
It doesn’t get any better than that.”
LSU is the
latest member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to join the stellar
selection of college teams carried on XM. XM recently signed a five- year
agreement with the SEC to be the official satellite radio network of the
conference. XM and the SEC announced in March that XM would air live broadcasts
of football, basketball and other sports played by SEC teams
State, Ole Miss, and
Tennessee starting in fall 2007.
South Carolina will join XM in fall 2008, followed by
Florida in fall 2009.
can be heard live and nationwide on XM Radio’s three SEC channels (XM channels
199 – 201).