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March 14th, 2014

Tech men move to C-USA semifinals

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Career high 20 points from Kyser leads Bulldogs past Charlotte, 86-65
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EL PASO, Texas — Michale Kyser scored a career-high 20 points and Alex Hamilton added 19 as No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech used a big second half to pull away from No. 9 seed Charlotte, 86-65, at the Don Haskins Center to advance in the 2014 Conference USA Tournament.

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NLW set to play Class C title game

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It’s worked so far, but New Living Word head coach Jerry Baldwin hopes the third time continues being the charm for his Lions.
No. 2 seed New Living Word takes on No. 4 seed Sicily Island at 4 p.m. today with the Class C boys’ state championship at stake at Barton Coliseum on the McNeese State University campus in Lake Charles.

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Bulldogs to kick off spring football practice

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Year two of the Skip Holtz era officially gets under way today as Louisiana Tech University begins spring football practice.
To day’s practice — along with most spring practices — will be open to fans and the media and is slated to being at 4 p.m. All practices will be held at Joe Aillet Stadium or the Tech Practice Fields with all dates and times subject to change. The NCAA allows each football program to hold 15 spring practices sessions and for Tech that will culminate in the annual T-Day Spring Game on April 12 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Lady Techsters fall against UTEP

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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s improbable run in the Conference USA Tournament came to an end Thursday night but not before the Lady Techsters gave the host UTEP Miners a scare.
But in the end the Lady Techsters fell 81-72.
Tech (12-20), which made history Wednesday night when it became the lowest seed (14) to ever advance to the quarterfinals of any conference tournament in Division I women’s basketball history, turned a five-point halftime deficit into a 48-43 lead with 11:10 to play.

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Sports Briefs

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Tech baseball travels to Florida Atlantic
With two straight wins under their belts, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to the “Sunshine State” to take on Florida Atlantic in a three-game Conference USA road series beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Bulldogs come into this weekend with a 6-10 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league play, while FAU is 12-6 on the season and will also enter the series with a 1-2 league record.
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Tech’s Hadnot to compete in NCAA Championships

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Bearcats fall in pair of games

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Ruston High School’s Seth White (right) safely slid into second base Thursday, but that didn’t stop the Bearcats from falling 3-2 to Airline at the Vikings’ tournament. In an earlier game, Benton defeated Ruston 4-2.

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Louisiana coast losing out

Every hour, Louisiana loses a chunk of coastline the size of a football field. That means in any given half day, water swallows a hunk of the state equal to the combined playing fields at Louisiana Tech University’s Joe Aillet Stadium, Grambling State University’s Eddie Robinson Stadium, Ruston High School’s L. J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium and Cedar Creek School’s stadium.
Scientists say over the centuries, shifts in the course of the Mississippi River and other natural processes have contributed significantly to the wetlands loss.

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Daylight saving a waste of time

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Our first full work week after daylight saving time is coming to an end today. And I will admit, I rather enjoyed having all day Sunday and Monday to sort of recuperate from lack of sleep.
But there were many of those who were not afforded that luxury due to their current work place’s protocol.
There has been some school of thought on just doing away with the idea of time springing and falling.

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The value of an HBCU

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Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) a good route?
When a young adult is a junior or senior in high school they start submitting applications to colleges and wonder what school would be best for them to attend for the next four years.

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‘Movement’ reception set for 2 p.m. Sunday

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This weekend is the opening reception for the current art exhibition at Crescent City Coffee. NCLAC partners with Crescent City on quarterly exhibitions of art by some of our region’s emerging artists.
The show that’s currently on display is titled “Movement,” and exhibits the work of photographers Emily Cruz and Laura Guidry. The reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
The work by these two artists expresses the mechanisms that can be found in movement, through the use of bicycles and the everyday actions of the blind.

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