The LSU Tigers and Lady Tigers are the athletic teams of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They participate in the NCAA's Division I, in the Southeastern Conference. LSU fields teams in 21 varsity sports (9 men's, 12 women's). The 9 men's teams play baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field. The 11 women's teams play basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and volleyball. LSU athletics has many traditions associated with its sports programs. Its official team nickname is the Fighting Tigers, Tigers or Lady Tigers and the school mascot is Mike the Tiger. The official school colors are purple and gold. LSU's nickname is a throwback to Civil War fame of a New Orleans infantry company, the "Tiger Rifles,". They fought so fiercely in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia that they, and eventually all other Louisiana troops, became known as "Louisiana Tigers." Keeping with the French/Cajun character of South Louisiana, LSU support can be seen by its distinctive spelling of "Go Tigers" as "Geaux Tigers".
Mississippi State Bulldogs is the name given to the athletic teams of Mississippi State University, in Starkville, Mississippi. The University is a member of the Southeastern Conference and competes in NCAA Division I, fielding 16 varsity teams in 10 sports:
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other things, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.
In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (now codified as 15 U.S.C. § 78d and commonly referred to as the Exchange Act or the 1934 Act).