There’s a new look to the world of Western Athletic Conference basketball, but Michael White and his team would love to regain that year-old demeanor for the 2012-13 season.
Good reason, too.
In his debut year as head coach at Louisiana Tech University, White sent the Bulldogs to a surprising championship game appearance in the league’s postseason tournament.
Nobody expected such a dynamic campaign out of the Bulldogs, who entered last year with an abundance of youth and plenty of unanswered questions.
IRVING, Texas — Conference USA officials announced Sunday that the league’s football championship game between Louisiana Tech and Marshall will be played at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia owith an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday on ESPN2.
The Thundering Herd (11-1, 7- C-USA) are in the championship game for the second straight year while the Bulldogs (8-4, 7-1) are in the contest for the first time in just their second year in the league.
It was one of those games any college football fan will remember the rest of their lives.
And for Louisiana Tech fans, it’s one of their best memories of all time coming in a nationally-televised game to open the 1998 season.
The numbers still speak for themselves: 21 receptions for 405 yards against defending national champ Nebraska — still the most receiving yardage ever in a single NCAA game.