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’Dogs (5-0) rip Rebels

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Louisiana Tech University’s 1972 team could identify with the modern-day Bulldogs’ performance on Saturday night.
That legendary squad, which had a 12-0 record and captured a National Football Foundation college division crown, was honored during halftime ceremonies at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Then an estimated 30 players off of the Maxie Lambright-guided ’72 unit sat back and enjoyed the way the ’Dogs dismantled the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, much in the same manner that they delivered knockout punches during the only perfect season in the program’s history.
Tech (5-0) roped the Rebels 58-31 in front of approximately 23,000 fans, marking the first time in three tries that the Bulldogs had ever defeated the Mountain West Conference-affiliated squad.

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Sellouts due on horizon for ‘The Joe’

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During its long and proud history, sellout crowds at Joe Aillet Stadium have been as rare as Joan Rivers passing up the Botox counter.
Yes, even when there’s been outstanding teams and players — the Golden Era of the 1970s, Terry Bradshaw, Tim Rattay, Troy Edwards, etc. — the SRO (Standing Room Only) signs have been kept in the warehouse.

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Grambling is 31-14 victim

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DALLAS — An impressive breakout performance by freshman running back Cedric Skinner wasn’t enough, as Grambling State was ultimately undone by its lack of kicking prowess in a 31-14 loss to Prairie View A&M Saturday night in the 2012 Southwest Airlines Texas State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl.
Grambling squandered a 14-10 second quarter lead, getting outscored 21-0 the rest of the way to fall to 0-5 overall and perhaps more importantly, 0-4 within the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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Tech soccer stuns No. 19 Denver

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Despite injuries suffered mid-game to their goalkeeper and leading goal scorer, Louisiana Tech used a late surge of offense to stun No. 19 Denver on a goal scored in the final two minutes to tie the match at 1-1 and come away with a draw at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Head coach Kevin Sherry was speechless after seeing his Lady Techsters (9-1-3) battle for the full 110 minutes and come away with the tie against the Pioneers (9-1-4), but after reflecting on how proud he was of his girls he discussed their tremendous effort versus a tremendous opponent.

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Cougars win 2-1A opener

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Homecoming distractions, what distractions?
It was all about being totally focused for Cedar Creek High on Friday night, despite the proverbial activities that always surround homecoming week.
The way the No. 5 Cougars (5-1) played, you would have never known it.
With 438 total yards on offense and a yield of only 75 yards from the defensive side, Cedar Creek stopped Lincoln Parish neighbor Grambling High 48-8 in a District 2-1A opener for both schools at Cougar Stadium.

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RJHS seventh grade captures 16-0 victory

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Defensive play helped lead Ruston Junior High School’s seventh grade football team to a 16-0 victory over Monroe Riser Junior High in recent action.
The Bearkittens’ unit recovered three fumbles and also got a pass interception from secondary member Noah White.

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’Cats stopped by Lions

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MONROE — Ruston High sent a reminder to Ouachita High Friday night that there was another game to be played by the Lions before defending Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association champion West Monroe comes calling.
The Bearcats (2-4, 0-1) kept the favored Lions (5-1) in a cautious mode before losing 48-33 in a District 2-5A opener for both schools.
Ruston took an early 6-0 lead on a three-yard run by slotback Chris Millage before Ouachita answered with four straight touchdowns, two provide by Diquan Wilson on a four-yard run and another on a 13-yard pass to Taijuan Thomas to make it 28-6 in the second quarter.
But the Bearcats got another TD off of a five-yard run by quarterback C.J. Gatlin with 13 seconds left in the second quarter and providing momentum going into the second half.

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Rob museum is spotlighted in magazine

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s most famous name lives on.
The on-campus museum that was built to honor the legendary achievements of head football coach Eddie Robinson is featured in the fall edition of Louisiana Cultural Vistas, a magazine dedicated to the history, culture, literature and arts of the state.

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Wilmore wasn’t bothered by adversity

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With only eight holes remaining, Travis Wilmore was four shots shy of taking over the lead at the 2012 Jim Rivers Intercollegiate golf tournament held earlier this week at Choudrant’s Squire Creek Golf and Country Club course.
No big deal.
The junior from Alexandrdia shot a final round 68 to finish the 54-hole event at 10-under-par 206 and capture the individual title out of a field of 75 golfers.

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Deer stand: An inevitable accident?

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He’s a 22 year old stud muffin, invincible, with testosterone raging and a nothing-bad-can-happen-to-me attitude.
He has the world by the tail with only good stuff lying ahead.
One year later, he’s a 23 year old paraplegic, destined to spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair.
What happened to cause such a life-altering change?

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