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October 17th

Techsters rally past Rice, 76-66

Happy birthday, Tasha Crain.
Both were in a big time celebratory mood Saturday night after Louisiana Tech University recorded one of the biggest and most important comebacks in the program's history.
One minute, it appeared as if the three-time defending Western Athletic Conference champions were on the verge of losing their first-ever league game at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The next, they were doing their best impression of a rockin' New Year's Eve party on Times Square.

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Bulldogs' Moats to turn pro

The Louisiana Tech University running back is going pro.
One of the country's top 10 ranked ground gainers at the NCAA Division 1-A level and a single season record-setter for the Bulldogs in 2004 will be passing up his final season of college eligibility to enter the late spring National Football League draft.

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GSU players pay visit, sing alma mater for Robinson

One after another.
From huge linemen who practically filled the doorway as they stepped into the living room to compactly built skilled position players who maneuvered for position as if they were sizing up a flaw in their opponents.
The head coach and his assistants.
Student trainers.
More than 100 of them, all representing the 2004 Grambling State University football team who had arrived on this sunny day to pay a visit to a living legend.

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Williams headed to Tampa Bay Bucs

Hello, Tampa Bay.
Doug Williams, the favorite son for Grambling State University who went from All-American status as a quarterback for the Tigers to a three-time conference championship head coach at his alma mater, will return to the National Football League.
The Zachary native will be announced this afternoon as a member of General Manager Bruce Allen’s front office staff for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tech signings focus on 'D'

The Bulldogs were simply far too charitable last fall, finishing dead solid last among all NCAA Division 1-A programs for total defense (510.50 ypg) and ranking no higher than No. 96 in three other categories.
So when the early, official national letter-of-intent announcements were made from the Charles Wyly Athletic Center this morning, there was little surprise.
A total of 26 players had been signed as of mid-morning and 14 of that number were defensive members.

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Reeder submits resignation, search to begin next week

Tommy Reeder turned in his resignation Friday, thus ending a six-year stay as head football coach at Ruston High School.
"Coach Reeder did hand in his resignation on Friday morning," confirmed Lincoln Parish School Board Superintendent Charles Scriber.
Next on the agenda for the program: studying resumes and applications that will start being accepted for the vacancy on Monday.

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Techsters 'net' another title

Ask the Lady Techsters.
They are definitely used to it.
Louisiana Tech University made it three out of three Western Athletic Conference regular season championships and 12 consecutive titles regardless of what league with an 81-57 victory over Tulsa at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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Bulldogs trip Tulsa for WAC win

The scene in the Bulldogs’ locker room afterwards might have said it best.
“That’s definitely the best I’ve seen our players react in the locker after a game,” noted head coach Keith Richard. “You could sense right away that they had really felt like they had done something tonight.”
And they had.
Not only was the W a third in a row for the ‘Dogs, but much more importantly, it was also:
1-A Western Athletic Conference opening decision.
2-A big confidence builder.

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Techsters have no trouble with SMU

So what else is new for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters?
Since the series began in 1978, the No. 11 Associated Press ranked Techsters have reeled off 14 wins in as many tries, the latest produced here Saturday night with an 88-52 decision in front of an estimated 4,000 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Techsters pound Nevada, 110-47

After a shocking 87-84 overtime loss to Rice earlier in the week, one that scissored a 22-game regular season victory streak against Western Athletic Conference opponents, No. 8 Louisiana Tech University rocked Nevada 110-47 here Thursday night.

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