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Here’s one of the ways LSU will honor Mike VI against Southern Miss

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, LSU mascot Mike VI, a part Bengal and Siberian tiger, sits in his cage on the field for his first time before an NCAA college football game between LSU and Florida in Baton Rouge, La. Officials said Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot has been transferred to hospice care and will no longer be out in the yard of his campus habitat. Mike VI was diagnosed in May 2016 with a rare and inoperable form of cancer.
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, LSU mascot Mike VI, a part Bengal and Siberian tiger, sits in his cage on the field for his first time before an NCAA college football game between LSU and Florida in Baton Rouge, La. Officials said Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot has been transferred to hospice care and will no longer be out in the yard of his campus habitat. Mike VI was diagnosed in May 2016 with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. AP

There has been an outpouring of support since Tuesday when LSU announced Mike VI, the school’s 11-year-old mascot, had died after a four-month battle with cancer.

LSU tweeted Thursday that among Saturday’s tributes to the long-time mascot will be a sticker on the football team’s helmets.

The sticker is an eloquent tribute: a black circle with “VI” in white.

Mike VI was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer in May. Last week, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announced a tumor in the tiger’s skull had grown and cancer had spread, drastically shortening its life expectancy.

Mike VI was euthanized in its “night house” on the Baton Rouge campus.

Kickoff against Southern Miss in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is set for 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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