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Dykes helps rumor mill keep grinding

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Ah, what a wonderful time of the year.
No, I am not referring to the spirit of the holidays or the mad rush to grab one of those 60-inch televisions on “Black Friday.”

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Techsters edge Ole Miss

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Frazier leads win over SEC foe with 15 points
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Louisiana Tech University never trailed in its “Pack the House” battle on Saturday night, but had to hang on for a victory over Ole Miss at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Lady Techsters (2-3) walked out with a 57-54 win, but not before surviving some nerve-wracking final minutes of play on the Karl Malone Court.
Tech had a 57-52 lead against their Southeastern Conference opponent with two minutes remaining, but the Rebels (4-2) rallied back to trim the differential down to 57-54 with 18.4 seconds left to play.

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Appleby leads ’Dogs to win

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Sophomore guard has 34 points to keep Tech streaking
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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Louisiana Tech University (7-1) men’s basketball team fell behind early in the game 14-7, but the Bulldogs cruised to their seventh straight win behind guard Raheem Applebys’s career-high 34 points in an 86-68 final over Georgia State (3-4) on Friday night at the GSU Sports Arena.
GSU guard R.J. Hunter opened the game with seven of the Panthers first nine points. After the first media timeout was called with 13:29 to go in the first stanza, the Bulldogs erupted for a 34-16 run to close the half and take the lead going into the locker room 44-30.

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C-USA to add new members

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Middle Tennessee State, Florida Atlantic to join league

Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State are leaving the Sun Belt Conference for Conference USA.
An announcement was made by the conference Thursday.
“Besides being tremendous institutions, this is a logical move for us,” Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said in a statement. “These schools fit well within our strategic plan to be a major market, two-division conference that is student-athlete and fan friendly. We know they will make great contributions to our bright future.”

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Doeren is choice to lead Wolfpack

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State hired Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren on Saturday, a day after he led his team to a second straight MAC championship.
Doeren replaces Tom O’Brien, who was fired last week after six seasons on the job.
The Wolfpack made quick work of their coaching search, hiring a rising star in the college football ranks.

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Grambling women win home opener

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Grambling State trailed 63-62 with nine seconds left in the game before reserve sophomore guard Dayla Threatt sank a lay-up with four seconds to play to supply the win.
It was not only the home opener for Cage-Bibbs and her team, but also a victory that halted a six-game losing streak.
Grambling had played all six of its previous contests on the road.
“It was a great win for our team,” said Cage-Bibbs. “Our players battled until the end. It was a tremendous victory in our first home game of the season.”

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Judge: Voucher plan unconstitutional

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher program that uses tax dollars to send students to private schools was ruled unconstitutional Friday by a state judge who said it’s improperly funded through the public school financing formula.

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Local leaders react to ruling

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Local leaders had mixed thoughts on the Friday announcement that a Baton Rouge judge had ruled the Louisiana Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence program as unconstitutional.
The scholarship program has allowed more than 100 students locally, and more than 4,900 students statewide, to leave public schools with a grade of C, D or F and attend private, online or similar schools on the state’s dime.

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Creek names leader

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The Cedar Creek Board of Directors recently announced that Andrew Yepson has been named permanent head of school.

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Grambling development

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GRAMBLING —The City of Grambling, members of the business community and local residents gathered to honor a former Grambling mayor during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Mansfield Estates development at Grambling City Hall on Thursday.
The subdivision project, which will include six two-bedroom homes, 21 three-bedroom homes and four four-bedroom homes located directly behind Grambling City Hall, will carry the name of the late Rev. Andrew Julius Mansfield.

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