What Is "Geaux Tigers"?

"Geaux Tigers" is the cheer for the LSU athletic clubs, particularly the football team. While the pronunciation remains the same, the spelling of "geaux" instead of "go," is a reference to the heavy French and Cajun influence on southern Louisiana.

Many Cajun words use the popular French ending "-eaux," which mirrors the long "o" vowel sound in English. The words "Geaux Tigers" commonly appear on apparel, and the chant is often heard during home games at Tiger Stadium on the Baton Rouge campus. The spelling became popular in the 1990s as students and alums looked for a way to add local flavor to an otherwise common cheer.