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Arkansas mascot, Tusk, sends flowers to Mike VI

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The LSU Tigers and their fan base were hit with some pretty devastating news when LSU mascot Mike VI was given just two months to live with a rare form of cancer. Arkansas’s mascot, Tusk, was nice enough to put the rivalry aside and send the ailing tiger flowers on Wednesday.

A picture of the flowers and the heartfelt not Tusk sent the mascot was posted to Mike VI’s Instagram page.

Thanks, Tusk! Arkansas’ Razorback sent me flowers. #MascotsStickTogether

A photo posted by Mike VI, LSU’s Live Mascot (@miketigervi) on May 25, 2016 at 8:25am PDT

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The Tigers and Razorbacks have had a bitter rivalry for the last 25 years as they have battled for the Golden Boot. The annual rivalry game started in 1901 and ran until 1966, before being halted until 1992.

These two teams may hate each other the field, but situations like this go much further than a football game.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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