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March 16th, 2015

ROI crucial for Tech community

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These days, when everybody is looking to tighten their belts and bolster their budgets, where your money goes is of crucial concern for all.
That includes students at Louisiana Tech University, who have to be feeling pretty good about where their tuition is going after last week’s report that PayScale.com’s 2015 College ROI Report ranks Tech No. 1 in the state of Louisiana among all public and private institutions in overall return on investment for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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Homework that never ends

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Homework is a tool to get students to continue the skills and lessons that they are taught in class, while they’re at home. Homework is a great way to teach students positive study habits, organizations skills and the importance of meeting deadlines.
The issue with homework is when teachers overload students with the assignments and the overload begins to become stressful and cause medical problems.
This is not a concern for just Louisiana students, but for students all around the world.

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March 14th

GSU working hard in spring football

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Seven practices into spring football workouts, second-year Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs is getting an idea of what kind of team he’ll have heading into next season.
One thing is for sure — year two is off to a faster start than year one as the Tigers continue preparations for their 2:30 p.m. Black and Gold game on Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.

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GSU-SU reunion planned

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Former Southern University baseball player Jim Maryland (left), pictured with former GSU baseball coach Wilbert Ellis (center) and former Tiger Lucious Fuller, is putting together a GSU-SU baseball reunion on March 27-29 in Baton Rouge during a series between the Jaguars and Tigers. For more information, call Maryland at 318-607-2786.

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Tech begins spring gridiron workouts

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Under grey skies and intermittent showers, Louisiana Tech opened spring football drills Friday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium as head coach Skip Holtz and Co. conducted a two-hour practice.
The Bulldogs returned to the field as a team for the first time since its impressive victory over Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in late December. Gone are a senior class that were instrumental in last year’s 10-win season as well as a handful of assistant coaches.
However, Holtz said he was excited to be back to work.

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Baseball cards signal the start of new season

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Ah, how sweet is the sound of rawhide meshing with a leather glove or the unique crack of the wooden bat delivering a timely hit past a diving shortstop?
Baseball is back.
Those familiar trademarks of the game let me know the national pastime is in full bloom again.
So does something else that has been a part of my lifelong love of the sport: baseball cards.
Almost at the same time that big league teams began spring training did a satchel full of some of my oldest and most beloved cards show up at the Princeton Place.

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No glass slipper for ’Dogs

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Bid to ‘Big Dance’ unlikely after loss to UAB
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For a second straight night, Louisiana Tech University’s Dunkin’ Dogs became the Cardiac ’Dogs.
But Friday’s outcome was painfully different than Thursday’s game.
A day after a down-to-the wire win over Rice, the Bulldogs battled back from a 16-point deficit to push the game into overtime, only to fall 72-62 to host school Alabama-Birmingham in Conference USA semifinal action at Legacy Arena.

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No. 10 Owls get walk-off win over Tech

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HOUSTON — For the second day in a row, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have experienced a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of No. 10 Rice after the Owls took the series with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Bulldogs, 8-7, on Saturday at Reckling Park.

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Lady Techsters split DH with Florida Atlantic

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Pauline Tufi hit a pair of home runs and freshman Bailey Allen pitched a complete-game gem as Louisiana Tech split its Conference USA series doubleheader against Florida Atlantic Saturday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Florida Atlantic (20-7-1, 1-1 C-USA) — which entered the series receiving Top 25 votes — used a four-run fifth inning to win the first game of the day 5-4 while Louisiana Tech (16-6, 1-1 C-USA) used a four-run fifth inning to claim the second game 6-1.

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Lions capture second straight 5A title

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LAKE CHARLES — For a second-straight straight season, the New Living Word Lions are kings of Class C in Louisiana boys’ basketball.
The Lions pulled away in the third quarter of Friday’s game at Barton Coliseum and never looked back as they roared to a 62-51 win over Atlanta, their 2014 semifinal opponent.
“I’m excited for our seniors because they’ve invested a whole lot into this program and to see them go out on top is great,” said Lions coach Jerry Baldwin.
Those four seniors are championship game MVP Javier Roper, Xavious Williams, Alijwon Mason and Kwantavious Harris.

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