In LSU's vast history, the Indian Mounds have been a staple for game day tradition– but in recent years concern for their protection has increased.

On game day, tiger fans often slide down the historic mounds on large pieces of cardboard. While this might have been a fun activity for many people, it began to damage the mounds.

In 2010 LSU began fencing in the over five thousand-year-old mounds in hope of protecting them further from damage.

Dennis Mitchell, Assistant Director of Campus Planning, spoke more on the subject.

“Now these were put here by a past human civilization, and so it’s very important for us as a campus to acknowledge that we need to protect them from damage,” Mitchell said.

The university is currently working on future plans for a more permanent solution to protecting the Indian Mounds.