From start to finish, the emphasis was on “family” and “people” at Saturday afternoon’s ceremonies for the 2011 induction class of Louisiana Tech University’s athletics Hall of Fame.
More than the long list of accomplishments, records and statistics compiled by the “Elite Eight” who comprised the group, this was about remembering those who helped make the special day possible.
Does Louisiana Tech University’s football team get “payback” time against Kevin Sumlin in late August?
Last year, in one of the college game’s best back-and-forth early season encounters, the then Sumlin-directed Cougars of Houston rallied back for a 35-34 victory over the Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium.
One minute, Tech appeared to be primed to shock the Conference USA school. The next, a heartbreaking defeat.
SEATTLE — Louisiana Tech University made sure this weekend that it would be participating in the 2013 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament that will be held at the Lady Techsters’ Complex starting on Wednesday.
The Lady Techsters (26-24, 11-10) captured wins of 4-3 and 7-3 on Friday and then was a 6-5 come-from-behind winner on Saturday against Seattle University (20-33, 8-13).
With the wins, Tech clinches a berth in the league tournament.
Kristen Miles had a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to bring in the decisive run in Saturday’s game after trailing earlier.
Thanks to the “Jam at the Joe,” the I-20 football rivalry between Ruston and Minden is continuing.
“One of the main reasons why we got into this (the jamboree) was the chance to play Ruston and rekindle the rivalry with us,” said Tide Head Coach Randy Peters on Wednesday, when a ‘Jam at the Joe’ press conference was held at the Jimmy ‘Chick’ Childress field house on the RHS campus. “We hope to keep it going for many years.”