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August 13th, 2013

Tech focuses on fundamentals

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Team tightening up little things in workouts
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As Louisiana Tech University pushes into week two of preseason football practice, head coach Skip Holtz is making sure the little things are taken care of before moving on to bigger and more important things.

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Bulldogs add veteran WR to roster

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the addition of wide receiver Sterling Griffin to the team Monday. Griffin joins the Louisiana Tech Family after graduating from the University of South Florida.
A Miami, Fla. native, Griffin played in 23 games and started in 19 during his career at USF. He caught 59 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns but was plagued by injuries that limited his game action in 2010 and in 2012.

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Looking at Tech players in NFL preseason

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With the first round of National Football League preseason games complete, Louisiana Tech continues to make its mark on the professional ranks with 10 former players seeing action.
Overall, teams with Tech players on their roster went 4-6 with two games having Tech players on both sides. Below is a report on each former Bulldog in the NFL after the first week of preseason games.
RYAN ALLEN, P, New England Patriots
• New England Patriots 31, Philadelphia Eagles 22
• Two punts for 108 yards, 54.0 avg, long punt of 56 yards
• One tackle
MATT BROHA, DE, New York Giants

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Public service stressed to Techster soccer newcomers

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There is much more to being a Louisiana Tech soccer player than learning counter attacks and set pieces.
The 18 freshmen newcomers are quickly learning that service, one of the four pillars of the Tech program, is equally as important.
During the first two days of preseason camp, when the players were not practicing they were giving a free soccer training session to local kids and visiting 4PAWS Rescue in Ruston, both of which will be main community service causes throughout the season for the team.

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Taking one for the GSU secondary

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Defensive back Terrence Getret picked off this interception during a recent Grambling State University football scrimmage.

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Bearcat Madness set for 10 a.m. Saturday start

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Things will get a little crazy for the Ruston High School football team on Saturday as the annual Bearcat Madness event will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hoss Garrett Stadium.
Highlights will include introductions of football team members and staff, spirit groups and the band. Food, ice cream, snow cones and popcorn will be available as well as new Bearcat gear for sale and a dunking booth and face painting.
New Bearcats head coach Brad Laird will also speak during the event.

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Show early support for area teams

As area schools begin to gear up for the new academic year, their football teams are doing the same.
And several are looking for your support to help kick things off.
Ruston High School, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University are all set to hold football meet and greet sessions Saturday to allow fans and friends to come out and personally get to know the teams they’ll be cheering for this season.

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Research before starting a business

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Most agritourism businesses are diversifications of existing businesses. If someone has a farm, they may open the farm for educational field trips for school-age children. The farm may have a pumpkin patch, u-pick-em or Christmas tree plantation. Landowners with a pine tree plantation may consider building a cabin in the woods for overnight stays that include horseback riding or fishing in the pond.

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Nation faces water woes

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Here in Lincoln Parish, there is a huge focus on water. On top of water activities being a beloved pastime of those of living in the warmer climate of the Deep South, most everyone is aware of the importance of preserving water locally.
Frequent readers are well aware that the Sparta aquifer, which serves as the primary source of drinking water for us and 14 other north Louisiana parishes, has been used up at a faster rate than it can naturally replenish for decades.

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