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  • Louisiana Tech student-athlete killed in accident

    August 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University. Police say 22-year-old Noah James Riche of Madisonville, Louisiana, died in the Friday afternoon crash on Highway 270 east of Mount Ida, near the... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • Louisiana Tech falls 26-23 to Marshall in C-USA championship game

    December 6, 2014 3:36 PM

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Rakeem Cato passed 5 yards to Deon-Tay McManus with 1:50 remaining to lift Marshall over Louisiana Tech 26-23 on Saturday for the Thundering Herd's first Conference-USA championship. Cato rolled out to his right and hit McManus in the back corner of the end zone to give... more »
  • LSU's White earns weekly honor from LSWA

    October 21, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and LSU all scored important conference victories on Saturday and players from those schools won this week's state player of the week honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams had a big game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to... more »
  • Louisiana college football scores

    October 5, 2014 12:11 AM

    Here are scores from college football games around Louisiana: Auburn 41 - LSU 7 Southern 51 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff 34 UL Lafayette 34 - Georgia State 31 Arkansas State 28 - UL Monroe 14 Southeastern 30 - Northwestern State 22 McNeese State 45 -... more »
  • La. Tech hires Tyler Summitt as women's coach

    April 1, 2014 4:46 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has hired Tyler Summitt, the son of former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, to take over the Lady Techsters. The university has scheduled the formal introduction for the 23-year-old Summitt on Wednesday at noon. Summitt will become only the sixth coach of Louisiana Tech's storied women's basketball... more »
  • Southern Miss wins at home vs Louisiana Tech, 80-71

    January 19, 2014 3:57 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Ms. - Daveon Boardingham scored 20 points and Southern Miss outlasted Louisiana Tech 80-71 on Sunday. Michael Craig added 17 and grabbed 12 rebounds for Tech while the team made 28-of-38 free throw attempts. Southern Miss (16-3, 3-1 Conference USA) carried an eight point advantage leading into the second... more »
  • Louisiana Tech drops Northwestern St 93-71

    December 12, 2013 8:49 AM

    RUSTON- Raheem Appleby scored 28 points as Louisiana Tech ran away from Northwestern State 93-71 on Wednesday night. Louisiana Tech (8-2) shot 58.5 percent from the floor, including 5 of 15 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Alex Hamilton added 13 points while Kenneth Smith dished out 12 assists to... more »
  • Dixon runs wild, Louisiana Tech beats FIU

    October 26, 2013 11:24 PM

    MIAMI - Kenneth Dixon had 183 yards from scrimmage and scored Louisiana Tech's only touchdown in a 23-7 victory over Florida International on Saturday night. Known for his physicality, Dixon broke many tackles throughout the game and finished with 119 yards rushing and 64 yards receiving. His 39-yard touchdown reception... more »
  • Wyman gives Kansas 13-10 win over La Tech

    September 21, 2013 3:47 PM

    LAWRENCE, KS. - Walk-on kicker Matt Wyman hit a 52-yard field goal with no time left, sending Kansas to a 13-10 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday and ending a 22-game losing streak against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Jake Heaps threw for 279 yards and a touchdown for... more »
  • Tech sessions focus on Islam in America

    September 21, 2013 11:19 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - The Muslim experience in America will be the topic of a five-week series of discussions at Louisiana Tech University. The News-Star reports ( http://tnsne.ws/1aIzPCL ) that Tech assistant professor of history Nazir Atassi will lead the sessions. The program, titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,"... more »
  • Louisiana Tech pulls away from Lamar, 27-14

    September 7, 2013 11:59 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Tevin King ran for 182 yards and Louisiana Tech pulled away from Lamar with a pair of late scores for a 27-14 win on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (1-1) never trailed against the Cardinals (1-1), but Lamar kept the contest close as Louisiana Tech won its home... more »
  • Louisiana Tech adds Auburn to schedule

    August 22, 2013 1:33 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has added Auburn to its 2014 non-conference football schedule. The game, which will be the 13th installment in the series, will be held on Sept. 27 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The two teams last played in the 2009 season opener. The last time... more »
  • LSU soccer hosts Louisiana Tech to open season

    August 22, 2013 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With nearly three weeks of preseason training now in the books, the LSU Soccer team is ready to kick off the University's 2013-14 athletic season Friday night when it welcomes in-state rival Louisiana Tech to Baton Rouge for their season-opening match scheduled to kick off at 7... more »
  • 3 LaTech players granted sixth year of eligibility

    August 16, 2013 10:56 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Three Louisiana Tech football players have been granted a sixth year of eligibility. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ruled Thursday on appeals for Richie Casey, Jeremy Graffree and Andrew Guillot. All three Bulldogs sustained multiple injuries in the past that prevented them from competing for four years... more »
  • La. Tech transformed under incoming Holtz regime

    August 16, 2013 1:37 PM

    RUSTON - In a season of dramatic transition for Louisiana Tech, the one thing the Bulldogs don't want to change is the win total. Skip Holtz takes over for former coach Sonny Dykes, who left for California after leading Louisiana Tech to a school-record-tying nine wins at the FBS level.... more »
  • Tech hopes to have new mascot by Sept. 5

    August 5, 2013 10:24 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University hopes to welcome its new live bulldog mascot onto campus by the start of the new school year, which begins Sept. 5. Jim King, vice president of student affairs, tells The News-Star eligible breeders of English bulldogs have been identified and a caregiver family has... more »
  • La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

    July 23, 2013 6:16 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students. A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from... more »
  • La. Tech Park opening video game incubator

    April 25, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Tech Park announced today they were opening a new studio for rising video game developers in Baton Rouge to get access to the tools and exposure they need to succeed. They said the "Level Up Lab" would be the first video game incubator in... more »
  • 3 named LSWA players of the week

    February 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Sports Writers Association as announced three choices for this week's state basketball players of the week. There was a tie for the men's winner with Brandon Fortenberry of Southeastern Louisiana and Ricky Tarrant of Tulane sharing the honor, while Kelia Shelton of Louisiana Tech took the... more »
  • Holtz brings in first La Tech recruiting class of 21

    February 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Skip Holtz's first recruiting class as head coach of Louisiana Tech is comprised of 21 players from five states, with a balance of high school and junior college players. Holtz has taken over for Sonny Dykes, who left after last season to become the head coach at... more »
  • Louisiana Tech adds Petersen to staff

    January 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech has named Tony Petersen as the football team's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday that Petersen brings 20 years of experience at the NCAA Division I level and a background of wide open offenses to Tech's program. Petersen was the co-offensive... more »
  • UL Board interviews Guice Tuesday

    December 3, 2012 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Tech University may find out who its next president is going to be Tuesday. Les Guice, executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech, was named the one remaining finalist by the search committee Thursday. The committee will recommend Guice be... more »
  • LA Tech-San Jose State game set for ESPN2

    November 13, 2012 2:13 PM

    RUSTON- The kickoff of Louisiana Tech's final game of the season - Nov. 24 against the San Jose State Spartans - has been moved to 9:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Louisiana Tech is ranked 19th in the Associated Press poll. The Bulldogs play Utah State on... more »
  • 2 university presidential search groups meet Fri.

    November 6, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Committees set up to find presidents for the University of Louisiana System and Louisiana Tech University will be meeting Friday in Baton Rouge. The system search committee will interview Sandra Woodley, its only finalist, at 9 a.m. The Tech search committee will meet at noon... more »
  • Louisiana Tech enters BCS standings

    October 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    RUSTON - For the first time in program history, Louisiana Tech has entered the Bowl Championship Series Standings following its 28-14 weekend win over New Mexico State. Head coach Sonny Dykes and the Bulldogs are No. 25 in the latest standings released Sunday. Tech also earned its highest ranking ever... more »
  • High-flying Louisiana Tech leads NCAA in scoring

    October 25, 2012 1:38 PM

    RUSTON - Three years into his North Louisiana venture, Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes is making the production of Bulldogs legends Terry Bradshaw and Tim Rattay look rather pedestrian. No. 24 Louisiana Tech (6-1, 1-0 WAC) is smashing offensive records and opponents. The Bulldogs lead the NCAA in scoring... more »
  • La. Tech brings perfect record into game with A&M

    October 12, 2012 11:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech were supposed to meet to open the season, when neither team was a Top 25 candidate. On Saturday, when the Aggies and Bulldogs play their game that was postponed because of Hurricane Isaac, both teams are ranked and ready to move up. For... more »
  • La. Tech: Worker tried to cover up mascot's death

    August 1, 2012 3:25 PM

    RUSTON - School officials said a worker tried to cover up the recent death of Louisiana Tech's mascot due to heat stroke, and was fired. Dr. Patrick Sexton, who cared for the school's mascot for the past four years, said Tech XX died Sunday after a worker left him... more »
  • Hunt on for Louisiana Tech mascot

    July 31, 2012 2:24 PM

    RUSTON - Two days after Louisiana Tech University's mascot Tech XX mysteriously disappeared the reward offered for his safe return is increasing. Tech XX, the 4-year-old English bulldog and face of the university, was last seen Sunday evening by a worker at the animal clinic where he was staying. The... more »
  • Celebration believed to have led to Tech blaze

    May 22, 2012 8:34 AM

    RUSTON, La. - Fire investigators in Ruston believe a weekend fire that gutted a Louisiana Tech University fraternity house originated in the fireplace while students burned old class notes to celebrate the end of their school year. Saturday afternoon, students noticed smoke coming from the ceiling area above the fireplace... more »
  • La. Tech to open expanded intramural sports center

    April 2, 2012 2:27 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will soon approach health and fitness in a whole new way. The university is gearing up to unveil an extensive new addition to its Lambright Intramural Sports Center later this month, which will include an indoor competitive pool, an outdoor recreational pool with adjacent sundeck... more »
  • Top-ranked LSU huge favorite over Mississippi

    November 18, 2011 12:15 PM

    OXFORD, Miss. - In the long history of the LSU-Mississippi rivalry, the chasm between these two programs has rarely been wider. Top-ranked LSU is closing in on an SEC Western Division championship and is looking to secure a berth in the national title game. The Tigers are also... more »
  • ULL, LSU, La. Tech captured LSWA honors

    October 11, 2011 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Louisiana Tech players captured the most number of votes in their respective categories in the weekly voting by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Chris Masson of Louisiana-Lafayette, quarterbacked the Cajuns to a 31-17 win over Troy on Saturday to win the Offensive award, while... more »
  • Dykes: La. Tech is improved, but has a tough road

    August 12, 2011 1:07 PM

    RUSTON, La. - With 13 starters and 42 lettermen back from a team that barely missed bowl eligibility in 2010, second-year head coach Sonny Dykes expects Louisiana Tech to be better this season. However, Dykes says it remains to be seen whether his team's improvement will be reflected in... more »
  • Louisiana Tech names White as head coach

    March 30, 2011 12:53 PM

    RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech has introduced 34-year-old Mississippi assistant Michael White as its new head basketball coach. White says Wednesday that he never dreamed his first head coaching job would be at a school like Louisiana Tech, which has produced several NBA players including Karl Malone and P.J.... more »
  • La. Tech names Ensminger starting QB

    August 16, 2010 6:43 AM

    Steven Ensminger has been named Louisiana Tech's starting quarterback. Coach Sonny Dykes says it gives him some extra time to make sure he is on the same page with the rest of the offense. Dykes said Ensminger had a great summer and has worked extremely hard in camp so far.... more »
  • Louisiana Tech picked seventh in WAC

    July 27, 2010 9:02 AM

    Boise State is the runaway favorite to finish out its tenure in the Western Athletic Conference with another league title. Meanwhile, Louisiana Tech was seventh in the coaches' pre-season poll. The Bulldogs finished No. 5 in the media poll. more »
  • One of state's top linebackers commits to Louisiana Tech

    July 12, 2010 9:52 AM

    Beau Fitte, one of the state's top football recruits, has committed to sign a football scholarship with Louisiana Tech. Fitte is a 6-foot, 210-pound outside linebacker from South Plaquemines High School in Port Sulphur. He delivered his pledge to Coach Sonny Dykes on Sunday after initially committing to... more »
  • Source: La. Tech hires Dykes to replace Dooley

    January 20, 2010 4:38 PM

    Louisiana Tech has hired Arizona Wildcats offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes to replace Derek Dooley as head football coach, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press. Dykes has coached on the college level for 15 years and has been with Arizona since 2007, serving as both the... more »
  • La. Tech's Dooley top candidate for Tennessee

    January 15, 2010 12:38 PM

    ESPN is reporting that Louisiana Tech football coach Derek Dooley is a top candidate to be Tennessee's new head coach. An announcement could be made by Tennessee officials as early as Friday, according to ESPN. A source also told ESPN.com that a deal is not finalized and that Houston's... more »
  • LSU's Hightower named player of the week

    December 8, 2009 8:18 AM

    LSU's Allison Hightower was named Louisiana Women's Basketball Player of the Week by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for her performance in the Lady Tigers' 77-74 win over Louisiana Tech in Ruston. Hightower scored a career-high 32 points, the most by an LSU player since 2006 and the fourth... more »
  • Lady Tigers hold off Louisiana Tech

    December 2, 2009 7:30 AM

    Allison Hightower scored 32 points to help No. 7 LSU hold off Louisiana Tech 77-74 Tuesday in Ruston. LSU is 6-0 on the season, and the Lady Tigers have now won 31 straight over other Louisiana schools. Up next for LSU-New Orleans on Dec.13. more »
  • LSU retakes the lead

    November 14, 2009 8:25 PM

    The LSU Tigers have retaken the lead against Louisiana Tech, 17-13. The game is in the 3rd quarter. Tigers' running back Keiland Williams scored from three yards out to put the Tigers back on top. The Tigers went 83 yards over 8 plays before Williams put his team... more »
  • LSU remains heavy favorite over Louisiana Tech

    November 13, 2009 10:37 AM

    LSU remained a 24-and-a-half-point favorite over Louisiana Tech for Saturday's homecoming game in Tiger Stadium. LSU coach Les Miles said he's leaving open the possibility that sophomore Jarrett Lee will start against the Bulldogs. Starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who was hurt in last weekend's Alabama game, returned to... more »
  • LSU's Scott out for the rest of the regular season

    November 9, 2009 7:36 AM

    LSU running Charles Scott is going to miss the rest of the regular season because of a fractured collarbone. Scott was injured in the second half of LSU's 24-15 loss to Alabama on Saturday. Scott leads the Tigers in rushing with 542 yards and four touchdowns. The... more »
  • Boise State favored over Louisiana Tech

    November 6, 2009 11:14 AM

    No. 5 Boise State remained a 21-point favorite over Louisiana Tech for Friday night's game in Ruston. The Broncos enter the game unbeaten in eight games with an eye on a BCS bowl game. They're ranked in the seventh spot in the BCS standings. Last year, Boise Sate... more »
  • LSU to face Louisiana Tech on ESPNU

    November 2, 2009 12:01 PM

    The Nov. 14 game between LSU and Louisiana Tech will be televised to a national audience on ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers (7-1) are ranked No. 9 in the nation and travel to face Alabama this week... more »

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