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December 5th

Showdown for the crown

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Tech, Marshall to meet Saturday in Conference USA Championship
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While the game marks the first time Louisiana Tech University has played in a specific conference championship game, the Bulldogs are looking to win their 26th conference championship in school history.
Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sidelines) will call the action.

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Woods named All-Academic

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Louisiana Tech defensive back Xavier Woods was named to the Conference USA Academic Team league officials announced Thursday. The honor comes as Woods and Louisiana Tech begin final preparations to play at Marshall Saturday in the Conference USA Championship Game.

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Tech to host JSU

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Xavian Stapleton (11) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs return to the court at 6 p.m. Saturday as they play host to Jackson State in the Thomas Assembly Center. Tech stands at 6-1 on the season while Jackson State is 1-6. Stapleton is fourth in team scoring with 7.4 points per game. Raheem Appleby leads the Bulldogs with 6.7 points per contest while Alex Hamllton is adding 14.0 ppg and Erik McCree 12.3 per contest.

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December 4th

Teamwork propels Bulldogs

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Tech has multiple offensive weapons to turn to against Marshall
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When it comes to Louisiana Tech’s march to the 2014 Conference USA championship game, there is no one Bulldog that can be singled out as a catalyst for making it happen.
Instead, it’s unselfish play and coordinated teamwork that has propelled Tech to earning the right to play in a pair of postseason games with Saturday’s C-USA title game against Marshall and then a bowl game still to come.

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Slow start stalls Lady Techsters

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LSU cruises past LA Tech 73-59
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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Tech went more than 16 minutes without a field goal and LSU took advantage as the Lady Tigers built a 26-point halftime lead and then held on for the 73-59 win over the Lady Techsters Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Tech (2-3) found itself trailing 37-11 at the half after hitting just 2-of-28 field goals in the opening 20 minutes, the last coming on a Chrisstasia Walter layup with 15:30 to play in the first period.

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GSU teams fall on road

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Wednesday was a tough night for Grambling State University basketball teams as both the Lady Tigers and Tigers fell in road action. Bre’Nae Andrews (No. 3 pictured above) and the Lady Tigers (2-5) fell 65-51 at Arizona with Shakeirya McClendon leading GSU with 10 points while adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals. In men’s action GSU lost 59-34 at Air Force (4-3) with A’Torri Shine (No. 1 pictured below) and Mark Gray scoring nine points each to lead the G-Men.

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Christmas takes the stage

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The Ruston Community Theatre’s rendition of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is set to take the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts today through Sunday. Showtimes for the event are at7 p.m. nightly, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
Pictured above are Julia Morse as Mary (Imogene Herdman) and Kennedy Ford as Joseph (Ralph Herdman), along with many local children who will be playing the part of angels in the production.

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Helping 500 families

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Residents struggling to provide a Christmas dinner for their families may be in luck.
In a collaborative effort, Super 1 Foods, Christian Community Action, Rotary of Lincoln and several individuals have partnered together to provide 500 dinners to residents.
Chris Turner, Super 1 Foods manager and member of Rotary of Lincoln, said there are a couple ways the community can help with this endeavor.

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Famed pianist performs free concert at LPL

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When the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center opened in 2010, solo pianist Richard Dowling christened the new Boston grand piano and reportedly wowed the audience with his repertoire. Library officials say patrons have been asking for him to come back ever since.
Dowling will return for a concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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Runoff elections take place Saturday

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Lincoln Parish voters go back to the voting booth Saturday to fill several remaining city council and aldermen seats, and help elect a district judge, U.S. congressman and senator.
Polls for the runoff election are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Still up for grabs are the Division B district judgeship, three seats on Ruston’s Board of Aldermen, one seat on Grambling City Council and one on the Dubach Town Council, as well as the two federal-level offices.

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