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April 5th, 2014

Tech offense turns it up

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Louisiana Tech’s offense showed improvement and limited its turnovers as the Bulldogs scrimmaged for two hours Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium.
For a team that struggled with turnovers last season and is replacing at least three starters on the offensive line for the second consecutive year, watching the offense find rhythm and cut down on the turnovers was a welcome relief to the coaching staff.
Saturday’s scrimmage — the first of the spring for Louisiana Tech — featured 120 plays with each unit running approximately 40 plays.

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Diamond ’Dogs swept by UAB

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The University of Alabama-Birmingham (22-10, 9-3 Conference USA) completed a three-game series sweep after taking two games from Louisiana Tech (9-21, 3-12 C-USA) in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
“Our guys certainly did not quit today,” said Tech coach Wade Simoneaux. “We just cannot find ways to get it done right now. UAB showed they can really pitch and we were just outmatched all day.”

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Tech tennis falls on road at Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Louisiana Tech came out playing strong in singles by being up on five of the six courts, but No. 47 ranked Arkansas used a lot of big points to take a 4-0 win over the Lady Techsters on Friday morning at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
“I felt like we performed well in doubles, and even after we lost the doubles point, I thought we still had a great shot at winning this match,” said head coach Chad Camper. “We got up early in singles on a lot of the courts, but you have to give credit to Arkansas who fought back.

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Interesting things going on in deer woods

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Turkey season is open and if you know me, you know that I’m out there trying to do battle with one of nature’s wiliest creatures, the wild turkey gobbler.
So far, gobblers have shunned me and my only success was calling in a curious hen turkey opening day. The best I could do was snap a photo or two before she wandered on off into the pines.

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Partnership is good for all

Ruston governmental, business and Louisiana Tech University leaders agree: What’s good for one is good for all.
But the harmony expressed by officials last week during the Louisiana Tech Faculty Senate’s annual Future of Ruston forum was more than just mutual public admiration for each other. What’s good for the city, or for economic development, or for the university, really is good for the entire Ruston-Lincoln Parish community.

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Leave U.S. patent laws alone

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Louisiana is a state with a lot of innovators in the fields of oil, farming, fishing and medicine. That’s why I’m so concerned about patent legislation now before Sens.Mary Landrieu, David Vitter and others in Washington, D.C. The Patent Transparency Act of 2013 (S 1720) sounds like a good thing but it would actually weaken intellectual property rights.

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Continuing the road to Easter

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Last week we began a four-part series. It is about the greatest time and moment in the history of mankind. It is the Resurrection of Jesus.
We ended with Jesus entering Jerusalem. He wept about that city’s former greatness and how it would fall, perhaps a reference to those who have been taught about the gift of faith and shun it.

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Hunt helps heal wounds

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I’ve never been particularly outdoorsy, but I did grow up with uncles, grandpas and other relatives for whom hunting was nearly a religious experience.
So, if hunting is something you’re into, I can understand how not being able to do it anymore would be traumatic. That’s why I think it’s great that the Louisiana Hunters for Heroes group has formed to help wounded soldiers get back out to the woods.

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Choudrant High FBLA team soars

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The Choudrant High School Future Business leaders of America state participants picture are the students at CHS who qualified and competed at the State FBLA Conference in Lafayette on March 23-25. 
The CHS National Qualifiers are the students that will represent CHS and Lincoln Parish at the National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., on June 28-July 2.
 CHS had several winners at the State Conference and their placement. Only the top three of each event qualify for Nationals.
• Winners who placed are as follows:
Entreprenuership Team

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Students recognized for outstanding research

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RUSTON — Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from across the Louisiana Tech University campus were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding oral and poster presentations during the 2014 Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Symposium held recently in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium.
Louisiana Tech President Les Guice hosted the students in his office in Wyly Tower and congratulated them as they were presented with plaques and certificates of achievement.

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