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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:05am
CHICAGO — Vernon Butler’s signature look involves wearing sunglasses. That accessory was needed Thursday evening amidst the bright lights of prime time in Draft City as the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle was selected in the first round of the 2016 National Football League Draft by the Carolina Panthers with the 30th overall selection. Butler’s pick in the first round marked the first Conference USA player and first player from Louisiana to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is the first defensive lineman from a Conference USA school to go in the first round since 2012. A four-year...

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01/24/2014
Area Boys Scouts will test out their snow skills at Camp T.L. James near Downsville, white stuff or not, as part of the 2014 Boy Scout Klondike Derby. This outdoor skills competition provides a...
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01/23/2014
RUSTON — After leading for the first 34 minutes of the game, Louisiana Tech found itself trailing by seven against Florida Atlantic with just under five minutes to play in the game Wednesday night at...
01/23/2014
In the three times this season Louisiana Tech has come off a loss, the Bulldogs have bounced back the next game in winning fashion. Now the Bulldogs will look to do so again coming off its first...
01/23/2014
Tickets for the annual Ruston High School football banquet are on sale and can be purchased from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. this week from Virginia Rainwater in the RHS athletics office. The tickets will be on...
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01/22/2014
The Ruston High School Bearcats started their District 2-5A season on a winning note Tuesday as they exploded to a 79-47 home win over West Monroe. RHS is now 13-7 overall and 1-0 in district play...
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01/22/2014
Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz confirmed national reports Tuesday that former Texas and Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has been hired in the same capacity with the...
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01/22/2014
Louisiana Tech hosts Conference USA’s top 3-point shooting team when the Lady Techsters face Florida Atlantic at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Thomas Assembly Center. Tech is 5-12 on the season and still...
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01/21/2014
GRAMBLING — It was a second-straight heartbreaker for the Tigers Monday night as Grambling State fell to Prairie View A&M 83-82 before a crowd of 1,716 at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center....
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01/21/2014
GRAMBLING — The Lady Tigers’ second-half rally came a little too late Monday night as Prairie View A&M defeated Grambling State 72-61 in women’s Southwestern Athletic Conference basketball action...
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01/20/2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Coming into Reed Green Coliseum, a place where Louisiana Tech’s outstanding 2012-13 season came to end, the Bulldogs knew they had to shoot better against the vaunted Southern...