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Who, where is Nicholls State?


Last updated 11/29/2018 at 5:40pm

Fans of Eastern Washington University football know at least a few things about their opponents in the regular season.

But when it comes to playoffs where sometimes schools are shipped across multiple time zones to experience “The Red,” the who, what, where and how might be a little more vague.

Nicholls State University was originally established Sept. 23, 1948 as Francis T. Nicholls Junior College. Located in Thibodaux, La. (population 14,567 – 2010), west of New Orleans and south of the state capital, Baton Rouge. The university is named for Francis T. Nicholls, a former governor of...

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