Snow day (or, at LSU, Sneaux Day): Winter comes to SEC territory

SEC stadiums in snow

Did the SEC and Big Ten work out some kind of a trade this winter? Since the SEC got its second slot in the College Football Playoff, one that normally goes to the Big Ten champion, the conference has seen more than its share of Midwest-style snow.

The winter weather came back to schools across the SEC on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the scenes at SEC fans’ favorite football venues were hard to top.

Some of the most dramatic pictures came, not surprisingly, from LSU. Snow doesn’t happen often in Baton Rouge, but when it does, it makes for a new look for Tiger Stadium:

The stadium wasn’t the only part of LSU’s campus getting unusual wintry precipitation. Climate data shows that Baton Rouge normally receives no more than a fifth of an inch of snow per year.

What to think about the Louisiana snowfall? Tigers defensive back John Battle wasn’t quite sure.

One tiger it didn’t bother? Mascot Mike VII.

But LSU wasn’t the only place getting a dose of winter chill. Here’s the scene from Mississippi State, where Davis Wade Stadium was covered in light snow:

From Ole Miss:


At Vanderbilt, the athletic department posted a short video of the sights from around the athletic venues:

The cold wasn’t enough, though, to keep Arkansas running backs coach Jeff Traylor off the recruiting trail, where he’s working to help the Razorbacks fill a need in the backfield.

The snow isn’t through yet: As it continues sweeping through the Southeast, more SEC schools are expected to get their own taste of the storm, so there could be similar shots on the way from elsewhere in the conference.

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