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Maybe this time, the pick is right: 49ers

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Here I am pondering whether or not to make a prediction on Super Bowl XXLVII, the reason being is that I flatout muffed it for who was to even make it to the Big Easy for tonight’s game.
Zero-and-two.

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’Dogs rope Mavericks

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If there’s a “Sixth Man” for Louisiana Tech University’s streaking Bulldogs, then somebody go find a jersey for him.
Well, make it “them.”
Just over 5,000 fans were in a Mardi Gras-like spirit and helped charge up the Western Athletic Conference-leading ’Dogs (19-3, 10-0) to a 64-51 win over Texas-Arlington at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday night.

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Techsters stop UTA

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ARLINGTON, Texas —Lulu Perry tied her career-high with 21 points and Kelia Shelton and Whitney Frazier both scored in double figures to lead Louisiana Tech to a 78-62 win over Texas-Arlington Saturday night in Western Athletic Conference action at College Park Center.
Perry hit 6-of-7 field goals, including 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, and 6-of-7 free throws as the Benton star helped the Lady Techsters build an early lead and eventually push it out to as many as 31 before coasting to the win.

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GSU swept at Southern

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BATON ROUGE — Grambling State University’s women lost in two overtimes, 83-81, and the GSU men remained winless on the season with a 59-31 loss in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader against Southern University here Saturday night.

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Tech baseball making progress

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Simoneaux’s squad two weeks away from opener

The Louisiana Tech University baseball squad is pushing forward as preparation for the new season continues with the Bulldogs set to begin the second week of official practices with exactly two weeks remaining until the start of the 2013 season.
With a mix of conditioning, practice and intrasquads, Head Coach Wade Simoneaux and his staff is keeping the veteran squad busy in order to prepare the players for the grueling schedule ahead.
“We have to get everybody healthy,” Simoneaux said. “We are nicked up from all the running, weights and conditioning that we do. We stretch 27 of our 37 guys, so we are missing 10 right now, but they will be back and ready to go by the time the season starts. We have to really push them on the weekends to have them ready for the grind that is in front of us.”
Two weeks remain until the Diamond ’Dogs begin the campaign Feb. 15 against UT Arlington on the road and the battle for starting spots come opening day has already begun among the players.

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RHS, Simsboro boys capture wins

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Ruston High and Simsboro High boys helped their Top 10 state rankings on Friday night with victories over longtime district opponents.
The Bearcats (23-6, 4-1), ranked No. 6 for Class 5A programs in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll, knocked off 2-5A rival West Monroe 58-44 and the No. 5 Class B/C listed Tigers (22-6, 4-1) were a 49-38 District 1-5 winner against Choudrant (22-13, 4-2).
Ruston won its second league game of the week, having defeated Bastrop 55-35 in a road assignment on Tuesday.

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Williams: Pioneer quarterback

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Ex-Grambling star rewrote Super Bowl history 25 years ago
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Gosh, has it been 25 years since that memorable day in San Diego, Calif.?
Yes, 25 years.
It was a day that all of us, regardless of how we might have grown up or what our beliefs might be, had to pause for a moment and simply admire and appreciate the path that Doug Williams had traveled to get there.

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Despite errors, Young bags big buck

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Laugh if you will, but Ferriday resident takes down a trophy winner
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Sometimes even when everything bad imaginable happens, fate smiles on you and bad turns to good. For Casey Young, who hunts his family property in Concordia Parish, the good couldn’t have been better on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 13 as he stood over the fallen form of a huge 18 point buck sporting lights-out headgear.
With a score of 205 6/8, the buck currently sits atop the non-typical archery category in the Simmons Sporting Goods big buck contest.

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Donation for RGSA

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Tech ‘Inside’ show set Monday

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Louisiana Tech University basketball head coaches Teresa Weatherspoon and Michael White will review and preview the latest with both the Techsters and the Bulldogs on the Centric Federal Credit Union’s “Inside Tech Basketball” show on Monday.
The show, presented by Miller Light as part of the LA Tech Sports Network, is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish.

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