LSU, UCLA will begin series in football

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Louisiana State University and UCLA announced that their football programs will play for the first time starting in 2021.

The Tigers and Bruins will meet at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 4, 2021. UCLA will make the return trip to Tiger Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024.

“In LSU, a perennial SEC power, we are pleased to add yet another marquee opponent to our future schedule,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “With such upcoming nonconference games taking us around the country to places like Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Michigan, we’re able to nationally showcase UCLA football while strengthening our resume come playoff season.”

UCLA’s last game against an SEC school was a 19-15 win over Tennessee in 2009 in Knoxville. LSU’s last game against a Pac-12 school was a 41-3 win at home over Washington in 2012.

JETS: Have signed free agent receiver-kick returner Jacoby Ford.

The former Clemson player saw limited action last season for Oakland, catching only 13 passes. He was used more on punt and kickoff returns.

GET THE PICTURE: Ex-Michi­gan star Desmond Howard will get the copyright to a photo of him in a Heisman Trophy pose after scoring a touchdown against Ohio State in 1991.

Masck still is expected to benefit from commercial use of the photo.

Masck sued Howard and others for unauthorized use of the photo, although Masck failed to get a copyright until 2011.

Howard won the Heisman in 1991.

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