|Year:||Class of 2022|
|High School:||Blair Academy|
Harrison Valentine founded InsideTheTigers.com in the fall of 2015.
A skilled writer and editor with extensive expertise covering and reporting on LSU athletics, Valentine’s experience includes work with LSU Athletic Communications, The Reveille, SI.com and the founding of an independent blog, InsideTheTigers.com.
Along with publishing feature stories and news articles for the site, Valentine also hosts an LSU podcast on iTunes and Spotify, while managing and frequently updating all InsideTheTigers social media accounts.
The site was created in Valentine’s high school dorm room at Blair Academy, when he grew tired of consuming content and was inspired to create his own. Since then, InsideTheTigers.com has published over 1,000 articles, garnering national attention from readers and followers across the globe.
In 2019, Valentine was able to attend and cover events like the Heisman Trophy ceremony, LSU home football games, the SEC Championship and National Championship.
His work is also featured on LSUsports.net. Currently working as a student digital reporter for the LSU athletic department, Valentine focuses on player profiles and feature pieces, published on LSUsports.net, LSU football game programs and on the school’s various social media accounts.
Stories include an SEC Championship feature on Derek Stingley Jr. (lsul.su/2Rwo0ND), the cover story for the LSU-Florida game on K’Lavon Chaisson (lsul.su/2OBXG3l), the gamer for LSU basketball Senior Day (lsul.su/2TL2HYd) and more.
In August, Valentine was honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in their annual awards for his feature on LSU freshman gymnast Kiya Johnson.
Unlike his work for LSUsports.net, Valentine’s articles for LSU’s 132-year-old student newspaper are typically shorter, news-oriented and less comprehensive.
Currently covering football and basketball for The Reveille, notable stories include his feature on Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, the LSU-Kentucky basketball gamer and recruiting pieces.
From February to August 2020, Valentine was also a contributor for LSU’s Sports Illustrated channel.
Before the pandemic hit, his main role was to produce feature stories and game recaps on LSU football, basketball and baseball. But with sports taking an immediate hit in March, he wrote 60+ stories over the summer on a wide-range of topics including the NFL Draft, position breakdowns and columns.
When Valentine isn’t writing, he’s probably getting frustrated at the Mets or playing golf. He prefers the latter.
A candidate for the class of 2022, Valentine is currently a junior in LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.