BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — LSU fans on campus for Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 12, will have a rare treat, to meet and hear from Tiger boxing champions Pee Wee Moss, Crowe Peele and Bobby Freeman.
The program, which will pay tribute to LSU’s 1949 National Championship team and the Tigers’ individual champions, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Andonie Sports Museum, 3828 West Lakeshore Drive next to the Lod Cook Alumni Center and Hotel at LSU. It is free to the public.
Moss, who won the NCAA featherweight title in 1949, lost only one match in his entire career at LSU. He was the runner-up in the 1948 NCAA bantamweight division. Peele won the NCAA heavyweight title in 1955. Freeman, two-time NCAA runner-up in his weight class, won three Sugar Bowl titles, the only college boxer to do so, and went on to server as lieutenant governor in Louisiana.
Don Landry, author of "Boxing: Louisiana’s Forgotten Sport" and former athletics director and basketball coach at Nicholls State, will moderate the program. Landry's book will also be on sale at the museum following the program.