BCS Championship Trophy to be on display in Ferriday

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008

FERRIDAY — LSU fans will get a chance to see the biggest prize in college football this afternoon.

Tigers radio play-by-play announcer Jim Hawthorne is touring the state with the 2007 BCS National Championship Trophy and will be at Lakeside Ford in Ferriday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Hawthorne has called radio sports action for more than 45 years and has been the “voice of the LSU Tigers” for the past 27, announcing football, men’s basketball and baseball.

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The Tigers defeated the No. 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 38-24 on Jan. 7 to finish the season 12-2 and capture their second national championship in the past five years.

The Vidalia and Ferriday chambers of commerce will host an “After Hours” on the location from 5 to 7 p.m., which will be catered.

The BCS National Championship Trophy is a Waterford crystal football valued at $30,000.