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  • La. Tech's live mascot retires

    October 11, 2016 5:01 PM

    RUSTON – Louisiana Tech University's mascot, Tech XXI, is retiring from active service, according to the university. The university announced on Tuesday that the live English bulldog mascot will retire from sideline duties and public appearances. Tech's retirement comes after a recommendation by veterinarians and guidance from the... more »
  • La. Tech reaches record enrollment for fall 2016 classes

    September 21, 2016 11:13 AM

    RUSTON, La. - More students have enrolled at Louisiana Tech University this fall than at any time in its history. The university said in a news release Wednesday it had achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012. Louisiana Tech has enrolled 12,694 students for... more »
  • Louisiana Tech wants $23K raise for athletic director

    September 4, 2016 5:49 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech wants to give its athletic director a new five-year contract and a $23,000 raise. The Louisiana Tech Foundation would supply the proposed raise for Tommy McClelland, bringing his pre-bonus total to $248,000 a year. Tech says the school would still pay $140,000 a year, while the... more »
  • Allen's late TD pass lifts Arkansas past La. Tech, 21-20

    September 3, 2016 7:39 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Austin Allen connected with tight end Jeremy Sprinkle for a fourth-down touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and Arkansas rallied for a 21-20 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The game-winning pass was from four yards out and came after the Razorbacks (1-0) trailed for much... more »
  • Days before first practice, Tech QB arrested

    August 6, 2016 12:35 PM

    RUSTON - Authorities say Louisiana Tech quarterback Ryan Higgins has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office says Higgins, a senior, was arrested early Friday in Ruston about a half-mile from the school's football stadium after a police officer stopped him for speeding. Higgins was... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to play LSU in 2018

    January 8, 2016 5:32 PM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech will play LSU in a non-conference football game in 2018. The university announced Thursday that the game, set for Oct. 20, 2018 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, will mark the 20th meeting between the two schools. The last meeting occurred in 2009 with LSU... more »
  • LSU, La. Tech players split LSWA women's basketball honors

    December 15, 2015 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Career highs earned Akilah Bethel of LSU and Brandi Wingate of Louisiana Tech the selection as Monday's Louisiana Sports Writers Association's women's college basketball players of the week. Bethel scored a career high 18 points in the Lady Tigers 68-50 victory over UC Santa Barbara. ... more »
  • New Orleans Bowl: Arkansas St-Louisiana Tech

    December 6, 2015 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech will meet for the first time since 1998 when they play in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 19. Arkansas State (9-3) won the Sun Belt Conference after a dominant 55-17 win over Texas State on Saturday. Louisiana Tech (8-4)... more »
  • Louisiana Tech routs North Texas 56-13

    November 7, 2015 8:53 PM

    RUSTON - Kenneth Dixon ran for a career-best six touchdowns as Louisiana Tech routed North Texas 56-13 on Saturday night. Dixon rushed for 195 yards on 22 carries for the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 Conference USA). Jeff Driskel threw for 296 yards and was intercepted once. Louisiana Tech went up 28-0... more »
  • Fournette, Godchaux, Barnes LSWA Players of the Week

    September 22, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three weeks into the college football season and twice a state football player has earned honors on back-to-back weeks as LSU's Leonard Fournette made it two straight weeks as Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week. The award is chosen by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association... more »
  • Southern football falls 62-15 to LA Tech

    September 7, 2015 12:45 AM

    RUSTON - Jeff Driskel threw four touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Louisiana Tech over Southern 62-15 in the season opener for each team Saturday. The former Florida quarterback threw more touchdown passes than incompletions, completing 12 of 15 attempts for 274 yards for the Bulldogs. He added... more »
  • 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 »

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