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Listen up 'Dog doubters

Friday night’s thrilling 40-28 victory over No. 22 ranked and bowl-bound Fresno State was one of the best jobs of preparation, coaching and execution as you’ll ever see — anywhere.
Tech, at 6-4 and coming off a heart-breaking loss to Boise State in front of a home crowd, could have very easily thrown in the towel. Experts said the loss knocked the Bulldogs out of any chance for a berth in a post-season bowl. After battling Boise State for three quarters, Louisiana Tech wilted in the fourth quarter.

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Tech’s Lips, Santiago, Williams named to All-WAC first squad

Of the four first unit representatives from the Bulldogs’ squad, three played on the defensive side.
The trio included lineman Moqut Ruffins, linebacker Byron Santiago and secondary member Tramon Williams.
Tech’s other top team member was Aaron Lips, an offensive lineman.
Overall, the seven-win Bulldogs placed seven players on the two clubs chosen by the head coaches in the 10-member league.
Picked for the second team were placekicker Danny Horwedel, offensive lineman Marcus Stewart and linebacker Barry Robertson.

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Bulldogs won't be bowling

Until the latter part of Sunday afternoon, the Bulldogs were regarded as a major candidate for the Motor City Bowl.
In fact, at approximately 4 p.m., the bowl projection lineups at various collegiate football web sites had “Louisiana Tech vs. Akron” as the likely matchup in the Ford Field-hosted event scheduled for Detroit the day after Christmas.
But that was about as close as the ‘Dogs got to making a trip to Michigan later this month.

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Moats makes major impact in win

While he did actually appear in his very first NFL game back on Oct. 23 against the San Diego Chargers, it was his second appearance on a recent Sunday that provided a much better indication of his future at the game’s highest tier.
In a 19-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers, the former Louisiana Tech University running back rushed six times for 24 yards.

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Bulldogs take home opening win against Jaguars

Louisiana Tech coach Keith Richard’s record in home openers remained perfect at 8-0 as the Bulldogs escaped with a 61-52 win over Southern University at the Thomas Assembly Center
Tech coach Keith Richard said he wasn’t going to apologize for an “ugly” win.
“It’s too difficult to win in Division 1 basketball to not be happy about a win, no matter how bad you played,” Louisiana Tech’s top dog said.
Richard chalked up his team’s poor play to opening night jitters.

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Ruston could see first taste of winter

A National Weather Service meteorologist says we might also have a chance — albeit a very light chance — at a wintry precipitation mix.
“This doesn’t necessarily look like a big event,” Mike Berry of the NWS’s Shreveport office said. “But it will be a pretty good shot of cold air.”
Berry said that while north central Louisiana should see clear skies today, that will change by tonight.
“We’ll see increasing clouds tonight, with much colder temperatures tomorrow,” Berry said. “Highs Wednesday are only expected to be in the upper 40s.”

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Ruston decides rezoning issues

After extensive discussion regarding expansion of a business at 104 King Ave. which would involve additional structures and large truck traffic, Reg Shurling’s request application to rezone a lot from R-10 One Family Residential to B-2 Light Business was unanimously denied by the Board.
The second property met with rapid approval. That was an application for rezoning from R-10 Single Family Residential to B-2 Light Business. The request came from Miracle Temple of God in Christ at 1405 South Farmerville for a day care program. The board approval was unanimous.

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Locker Room burglarized

The burglary was reported to police at 5:09 a.m., Friday by a jogger who noticed the broken front door of The Locker Room, located on West Mississippi Street, Ruston Police Inspector Jay Kavanaugh said.
Kavanaugh said Ruston Police are asking for help from the public in solving the crime.
“The suspects gained entry by breaking in the front door,” he said. “Once inside they removed an under-counter model safe that probably weighted 150 to 200 pounds and at least two pairs of shoes and possibly some clothing items.”

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Health official advises flu shots for everyone

Lincoln Parish coroner Dr. Allen Herbert said that while he had not seen a case of classical flu, he stressed that getting the flu shot was important for everyone.
“The flu shot is recommended to everyone unless they are allergic to the shot,” he said. “Getting the flu shot is very important for people who have chronic heart or lung diseases and for the elderly and debilitated.”
He said that he had a very limited amount of flu shots still available, and the next time he receives a shipment will be in January — if at all.

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