Terry Bradshaw expressed strong opinions earlier this week about Louisiana Tech University needing to avoid joining up in the future with the Sun Belt Conference, which has reportedly been placing Tech high on its list of candidates for future expansion.
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Cedar Creek goes for first place. Ruston High tries to stay alive. That’s the situation confronting city schools this week as the 2012 regular season nears a close.
On Thursday night, the Bearcats (3-5, 0-2) play the first of two crucial contests in District 2-5A when they travel to Natchitoches to play Natchitoches Central at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern State University.
Ruston needs a win against the Chiefs, plus a victory in its final regular season game at home on Nov. 2 against Pineville.
Louisiana Tech will look to avoid the rain once again this weekend as the Bulldogs return to J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park to open the Conference USA home slate with a three-game series against Southern Miss, which is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today in Ruston.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech’s Jarvis Gotch and Tramaine Maloney both set meet records and claimed gold in the 60m dash and 60m hurdles, respectively, at Friday’s Samford Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Gotch set a new meet record and was the top finisher in the 60m dash after running a finals time of 6.71, a mark that ranks sixth in school history. He improved on his prelims-best time of 6.83 to maintain the top position in the finals.
Former Ruston High/LSU/NFL quarterback Bert Jones (right) had plenty of well-wishers at the National Football Foundation/College Football Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York earlier this week: Peyton Manning, ex-NFL quarterback; Zach Gray, son-in-law; Olivia Manning, wife of Archie Manning: and W.A. (Dub) Jones, father and former Cleveland Browns’ great.