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November 11th, 2013

Bearcats, Cougars learn playoff foes

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Ruston and Cedar Creek will both start the 2013 state football playoffs at home.
But only one will play a game this week.
That’s because with the first year of a select and non-select split in the postseason, some district foes will not be in the same brackets for the playoffs and some divisions such as select Division I has only 10 teams in the postseason to begin with.
Because of the small number of teams in the select divisions and in Class 1A, some teams, including Cedar Creek, will get a bye into the second round of the playoffs.

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1973 National Champion Bulldogs honored

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Louisiana Tech University recognized the 40th anniversary of its 1973 national championship football team during Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi at Joe Aillet Stadium. Pictured are some of the members of that team along with former coaches, staff members, family and others, including Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. Buddy Davis (center), who covered that championship season.

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Tech volleyball falls to UAB

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In the team’s final home match of the season, Louisiana Tech fell victim to the UAB Blazers, 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-19), Sunday afternoon in the Thomas Assembly Center.
In three competitive sets, UAB (19-12, 6-6 C-USA) edged Tech (7-20, 1-11 C-USA) with a .147 hitting percentage and 12 more kills than the Lady Techsters as a whole.
The Blazers were led by Sara Rishell, who posted 10 kills, a .529 attacking percentage and a team-leading seven total blocks on the day.

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S. Carolina tops Lady Techsters

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Freshman guard JaQuan Jackson scored 13 points in her collegiate debut to lead Louisiana Tech in its 68-45 season-opening loss at 21st ranked South Carolina Sunday afternoon at the Colonial Life Arena.
Head coach Teresa Weatherspoon’s team played the Gamecocks without the services of three projected starters who didn’t make the trip due to academic reasons. Despite dressing out only eight players, Tech (0-1) battled throughout the afternoon before falling in the opener.

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Honoring our veterans for more than 50 years

For more than 50 years our nation has celebrated Veterans Day as a national holiday, as a day to honor those men and women who either have or are currently serving our country.
History.com stated there are approximately 9.2 million veterans over the age of 65; approximately 1.9 million veterans under the age of 35; and approximately 1.8 million veterans are women.
Right here in Lincoln Parish residents teamed together over the weekend and today to honor our local men and women.

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Rob Jr. hero in game of life

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Like father, like son.
Legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson Sr. was a hero to many people over the eyes.
Now his son, the late Eddie Robinson Jr., who spent years playing for and then coaching alongside his father, can be called a hero, too.
Coach Rob was a hero in the game of football.
Jr. was a hero in the game of life.
Robinson Jr. died Wednesday night at Baylor University Medical Center at the age of 70 after suffering complications following heart transplant surgery on Aug 18.

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November 9th

HOF Induction will always be cherished moment

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Maybe I’ll quit pinching myself a few weeks from now.
Saturday was a special day in my journalistic life, being fortunate enough to be one of the 2013 inductees into the Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame.
I still find it hard to believe.
That’s why I keep pinching myself — to make sure it’s really true.
I guess it is, as it became a reality Saturday morning with the induction ceremonies for the newest class of Tech Hall of Fame members.

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Bulldogs beat Southern Miss

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A game time decision made all the difference to help lead the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to a victory Saturday night.
Redshirt junior quarterback Scotty Young replaced injured redshirt freshman Ryan Higgins in Young’s first start since Tech played Tulane University on Sept. 12.
The performances of Young and sophomore running back Kenneth Dixon led the Bulldogs to 36-13 victory against Conference-USA rival Southern Mississippi University.

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Grambling falls on road to UAPB

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. — UAPB quarterback Ben Anderson was a one man wrecking crew, accounting for nearly 500 yards of total offense as Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Grambling State 45-42 Saturday.
Anderson passed for 280 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for a season-high 192 yards and another touchdown. He completed 19-of-29 passes, with no interceptions. The only interception in the game came on a failed trick play and Anderson was not the passer.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs drop opener at St. Mary’s

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Louisiana Tech held a lead early in the second half, but Saint Mary’s inside-outside game proved too much as the Gaels pulled away to defeat the Bulldogs, 83-70, on Friday night in the 2013-14 season opener.
Tech (0-1) knew it had a tough task on their hand playing in McKeon Pavilion, an arena that SMC (1-0) had gone 32-2 in the last two seasons.

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