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Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 12:45am
You get a variety of sports nuggets in this Sunday morning column, some outside the realm of athletics: The Mick, “The Say Hey Kid.” Just typing those two names gets my love of baseball blossoming even more. I know, I know. Those well-known names of yesteryear lack the showmanship of this week’s Home Run Derby Champ. The Mick or Willie Mays covered with red, white and blue etchings and dancing at home plate. I don’t think so. But the times change and back then it was a much simpler time. Mantle and Mays epitomized that era and especially with the Home Run Derby. Black and white TVs, high...

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07/06/2018
For a second straight season, Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs has had to add a new pitching coach. And it didn’t take long for Burroughs to make his move to the mound. Less than 24...
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07/05/2018
The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team will get a jump-start to the 2018-19 season as the Bulldogs will be participating in a seven-day foreign tour to Costa Rica next month. Participating in the...
07/04/2018
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Louisiana Tech bowling team continued to show its versatility on and off the lanes on Tuesday, as three student athletes in Ashley Channell, Kaitlyn Eder and Sarah McComic were...
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07/03/2018
By T. Scott Boatright scott@rustonleader.com GRAMBLING — After Bacone College closed earlier this year, Grambling State faced a void in its football schedule. But that hole has been filled with a...
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06/30/2018
NATCHITOCHES — A smile like a “Cheshire cat.” That’s how Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne’s wife described Reggie’s face when he received the phone call that he was being inducted into the...
06/30/2018
Former Louisiana Tech University student-athlete Solomon Randle has been named director of the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club, the athletic fundraising arm of the Division of University Advancement....
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06/30/2018
A variety of sports topics as we welcome the month of July: • It is great seeing yet another Hall of Fame honor for fellow Ruston High School classmate GEORGE STONE, this time being the Museum of...
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06/30/2018
It’s hot; temperatures are flirting with triple digits and sitting under air conditioning at home is much more inviting than venturing into the outdoors under such circumstances. Ticks, chiggers,...
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06/29/2018
Editor’s Note: The following story is the third in a series of stories concerning the 2018 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held Saturday night in Natchitoches. Hundreds of...
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06/29/2018
Editor’s Note: The following story is the fourth in a series of stories concerning the 2018 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held Saturday night in Natchitoches. When Russ...