As of 2014, the biggest sports rivals of Louisiana State University are other schools in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference, including the University of Alabama and Auburn University. Other big rivals include long-time SEC foes such as the University of Arkansas, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.
LSU has been a member of the SEC since 1932, the same year that Auburn, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State joined the conference. LSU plays in the SEC's Western Division, which added a new member school, Texas A&M University, in 2012. LSU, which has both women's and men's teams in a variety of sports, also has rivalries with fellow SEC members the University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University. LSU also has in-state rivalries with Louisiana Tech University and Tulane University.