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September 17th, 2013

Tech determined to get offense on track

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It was the stuff dreams are made of.
The first game in a new conference Louisiana Tech had long desired to be a part of. A nationally-televised contest featuring some of the school’s biggest celebrities on hand for the celebration. A sea of fans clad in red cheering on the Bulldogs.
But sometimes dreams are just that — dreams. And then reality sets in.
Louisiana Tech had all of those opportunities in last Thursday’s 24-15 loss to Tulane — a game the Bulldogs somewhat stayed close in despite an offense that never really got untracked.

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Fox Sports 1 to televise Tech vs. Army

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Fox Sports and Conference USA officials announced Monday that Louisiana Tech’s Sept. 28 game against Army in the Heart of Dallas Classic will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.
Last week the network announced the game would change to a 3 p.m. CT kickoff to accommodate TV.
The contest against Army will be held in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. The broadcast will mark the third consecutive Louisiana Tech game carried on the new national 24-hour sports network.

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No panic for Grambling

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Ragsdale confident despite 0-3 start
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GRAMBLING — Despite an 0-3 start, including last weekend’s 47-34 defeat by Division II Lincoln University of Missouri, Grambling State interim coach George Ragsdale isn’t about to give up on the season, or his Tigers.
Ragsdale said Lincoln had several players who were originally Division I players who ended up as Blue Tigers for one reason or another, making them a more formidable offense than one might expect.
The Blue Tigers had gone 2-21 heading into the Grambling game since restarting its football program in 2010.

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Tech volleyball to host to GSU

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For the second time this season, Louisiana Tech (5-7) will take on I-20 foe Grambling State (2-5) in its return home from a five-match road trip at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.
The Lady Techsters were 1-3 over the weekend with the lone win coming Friday over Southern, but despite the losses, Tech put up a fight in all three matches and came just short of victory on several occasions.
As for the Lady Tigers, Grambling will make the short trip down the interstate to face Tech after a 2-5 start to the season.

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Bulldog basketball announces 2013-14 schedule

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Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White announced today the 2013-14 Bulldog basketball schedule which features a 16-game Conference USA slate and a total of 12 teams who saw postseason action last season.
Tech hosts two exhibition games before opening up the regular season on Nov. 8 at St. Mary’s, one of two teams the Bulldogs will face that were ranked in the AP Top 25 a year ago.

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Tech golf team in 15th place

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BURLINGTON, Iowa — Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team improved by one stroke in the second round of action as the team shot a 305 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Sprit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington Monday.
The Bulldogs enter the final round in 15th place, two strokes behind Texas State and six strokes behind Ball State.
Ben Robinson and Travis Wilmore shot a team best 3-over-par 75 Monday while Robinson leads the team with a 5-over-par 149 after two rounds. Wilmore improved the most of all the team members, cutting three strokes off his score from the first round.

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Join ’Dawgs fight vs. cancer

Louisiana Tech made a big hit against breast cancer last Thursday before a nationally-televised audience during a football game aired on Fox Sports 1.
The Bulldogs teamed with Northern Louisiana Medical Center to hold their annual Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer game as Tech played host to Tulane before a crowd of 22,035 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Tech associate AD Marie Gilbert, a breast cancer survivor, served as honorary captain of the game.

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Celebrating 4-H week

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4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of over six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H follows the philosophy of learning by doing. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Youth develop life skills through hands-on projects that range from citizenship to expressive arts, communication to foods and nutrition, and leadership to science and technology.

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September 16th

Spots still open

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DRABO seeks vendors for Chicken Fest
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Have a knack for crafting? If so, bring those arts and crafts to the Louisiana Chicken Festival.
The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization has arts and crafts/food booths spaces available for the Louisiana Chicken Festival.
“We have lots of arts and craft booths this year but there is still room for more,” Judy Beavers, coordinator of the Chicken Festival, said.
There are food booths as well as arts and crafts booths that will be running from noon Sept. 27 until 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.

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Local man arrested

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Reportedly pistol whips mother, runs from police
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At approximately 9:17 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Deontrell Marquis Hunter for two charges.
Hunter, 19, of 108 Abbott, was arrested at 2410 Beacon Light Road for aggravated battery and resisting an officer.
According to the affidavit, police were dispatched after reports of Hunter hitting his mother in the head with a pistol.
Upon arriving at the scene, Hunter reportedly fled on foot to the trails between Blueberry Hill and Richards Street. Officers spotted Hunter on the trails, identified themselves and Hunter reportedly fled on foot again.

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