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May 15th, 2017

Triplets make the scene at Grambling State

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Got twins? That’s nothing. Grambling State University has triplets.
“It’s awesome being a triplet. When you tell people you are triplets, it’s like you are a celebrity. You’re famous. They don’t believe it until they see all three faces,” said Stevie Wilson, the oldest triplet.
Stevie Wilson, Steven Wilson and Stephon Wilson are freshmen from Winnfield.
At 19, they have become quite involved in the campus life at GSU. As they wrap up their first year, they are becoming more and more popular.

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Typo, shmypo – who cares?

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Later this year texting will celebrate its 25th anniversary. As for me, this month marks my third year of the text. Yeah, I’m a little behind the times.
Maybe that explains why I’m kind of annoyed by all the typos I — and others — make. Maybe I’m such a novice I haven’t gotten used to it yet. But more likely, I can blame my 34 years of teaching copy editing.
Now please realize: I’m not throwing stones. I live in a glass house when it comes to making errors.

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GSU, Grambling upgrades to boost city

Grambling State University Tiger football fans may see some noticeable changes for the upcoming season.
The university recently announced the first major renovations and upgrades to the Eddie G. Robinson Memorial stadium in decades that includes a total football field turf overhaul and a state-of-the-art high-tech digital scoreboard.
The project’s estimated cost is $1.5-2 million with a scheduled estimated completion date for mid-August before the first home game against Northwestern State University.

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Damon Harrington: a huge plus for Grambling as Tech great

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Starting today and slated once a month, a new entry on our Monday list of sportily items will be labeled as Buddy’s Blog Banter.
It will serve as the leadoff segment of our blog in which we will note various individuals with Lincoln Parish athletic connections making a name for themselves and their schools, alma maters, hometowns, etc.
And then followed by our regular offerings that have become familiar with “Blog” readers.
Or we hope so, anyway.
BUDDY’S BLOG BANTER

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Britos, Manjon selected to All-Louisiana tennis team

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Louisiana Tech’s Jazmin Britos and Nadja Manjon received more postseason accolades on Sunday as the duo was selected to the All-Louisiana Women’s Tennis Team as part of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
A total of 12 players (six first team and six second team) from across the state were chosen in a vote by university sports information directors. Tech was one of four programs to have multiple players selected with Britos and Manjon both earning second team honors.

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Diamond ’Dogs sweep Marshall

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Louisiana Tech completed a Conference USA series sweep of Marshall Sunday afternoon, defeating the Thundering Herd in a 6-4 comeback win in the Bulldogs’ regular season home finale at J.C. Love Field. Tech (25-26, 12-15 C-USA) now sits in a tie with Florida Atlantic for third place in Conference USA and has clinched a berth in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship that will be held from May 24-28 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tech will close out regular-season play with a three game road series at Middle Tennessee State beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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G-Men learn SWAC tourney fate

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A week after believing they had captured the regular-season Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division baseball title, it became official for the Grambling State Tigers on Sunday.
GSU defeated Prairie View 14-1 on May 7 and appeared to have locked down a divisional championship. But early last week SWAC officials announced that a rain makeup game had to be played between Texas Southern and Southern had to be played to officially determine division rankings and SWAC Baseball Tournament seedings.

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G-Men learn SWAC tourney fate fate

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A week after believing they had captured the regular-season Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division baseball title, it became official for the Grambling State Tigers on Sunday.
GSU defeated Prairie View 14-1 on May 7 and appeared to have locked down a divisional championship. But early last week SWAC officials announced that a rain makeup game had to be played between Texas Southern and Southern had to be played to officially determine division rankings and SWAC Baseball Tournament seedings.

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Lady Techsters headed to Alabama Regional

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For the first time since 2008, Louisiana Tech softball is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
After winning the 2017 Conference USA title in dramatic fashion with a 1-0 victory over FIU Saturday afternoon in the championship game in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Lady Techsters found out Sunday night that they will be heading to the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Regional as the No. 3 seed.
Tech (37-22) joins host Alabama along with No. 2 seed Minnesota and Albany to form one of 16 four-team fields that will compete in the three-day, double elimination regional starting on Friday.

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May 13th

Lincoln Parish made impact in NFL Draft

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A serving of Lincoln Parish sports items with your Sunday morning cup of coffee:
As the most-stat heavy slot receiver in college football last year, there’s a lot to like about former Louisiana Tech University star TRENT TAYLOR. New San Francisco 49ers’ Head Coach KYLE SHANAHAN is discovering as such about the gutsy, never slows down product of Shreveport Evangel Academy. Shanahan recently admitted the teams’ fifth-round pick was his ‘’Draft crush.’’ Several reasons. ‘’He plays angry,’’ Shanahan said. ‘’Like he’s p … d off.’’

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