LSU football Facebook page hits 400,000 'likes'

Staff reports
LSU players join together before kickoff.

BATON ROUGE - The official LSU football Facebook page reached a milestone Thursday as it reached the 400,000 "likes" mark.

The page, at Facebook.com/lsufootball, reached 100,000 fans on June 12, 2010; 200,000 on Sept. 25, 2010; 300,000 on Jan. 17, 2011.

LSU's football page ranks second nationally in fans for college football pages as Michigan leads with more than 551,000 fans.

The LSU Athletics Department has a main page, Facebook.com/LSUsports, with more than 144,000 fans, and LSU has separate pages for all of its teams that can be found on the Connect page at www.LSUsports.net/connect. Fans can find Facebook and Twitter links to all their favorite LSU sports as well as coaches and personalities on the Connect page.

The football page, like all of LSU's official social media sites, offers fans an inside look at the program with behind-the-scenes photos and videos, stories and game updates and notes.

As of Friday afternoon, the Gonzales Weekly Citizen page, Facebook.com/WeeklyCitizen, was closing in on 1,000 "likes".