NATCHITOCHES —The eight athletes and coaches inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, like many before them, authored record-setting careers during their playing, coaching and training days.
So it comes as little surprise the induction ceremony honoring the 11-member class added another mark to its collective resume. In front of a tightly packed, record-setting crowd of 831 patrons inside the Natchitoches Events Center on Saturday night, those 11 men and women officially became part of the statewide shrine to the Pelican State’s top athletes, coaches and administrators.
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Whatever. All I know is that these little dark purple orbs can be converted into the most delectable pie this side of the Pearly Gates.
CHOUDRANT — It’s been happening more and more for years now.
And as former Louisiana Tech University quarterback and four-time Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw appeared at Squire Creek Country Club Monday for the annual Kix Brooks-Terry Bradshaw fundraising golf tournament, it happened again.
Louisiana Tech needed just seven innings to put up 12 runs on 14 hits as the Bulldogs clinched their third Conference USA series in a row with a 12-0 shutout victory over Old Dominion Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Tech moved back into a tie for fourth place with Marshall in the league standings following Sunday’s series-clinching victory over Old Dominion. The Bulldogs are now 10 games over .500 with a 23-13 overall record and 10-8 mark in C-USA games.