Photo by ASHLYNN SHELL
Owner Marcus Williams (right, white shorts), owner of the Ruston Golf and Driving Range, works with youngsters who are enrolled in the annual “Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf” program sponsored by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department. A “Tee Level” clinic is held to help introduce the sport to first-time participants and features instructions in putting, driving, swinging and chipping. A starter set of clubs is provided for each of the participants.
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Quotes from coaches and players on Saturday’s Louisiana Tech-Utah State game:
• On injuries affecting the continuity of play on defense: “It has hurt us all year just in terms of continuity. If you look at guys, it has been hard to get settled in defensively just because we have had so many injuries and so many different guys. We will get them back healthy for a week and then they will not be able to practice, and then we are trying to get them ready for a game. It has just hurt our continuity a little bit.”
Former Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Charlie Bussey, a leading light for Lady Techsters athletics programs in the early 1980s, died early Thursday morning at his home in Clemson, South Carolina at the age of 80. Bussey had suffered in recent months from a lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He took over as Tech AD in December of 1980 and only three months later the women’s basketball program won the AIAW National Championship. The following March (1982), the program won the first women’s NCAA Tournament.
LOGAN, Utah — Using some defensive tenacity and final quarter scoring, Louisiana Tech University improved its Western Athletic Conference record to 2-1 with a 24-17 victory over Utah State (2-5, 0-2) at Romney Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Both of the Bulldogs’ conference wins have come on the road, with an earlier 24-11 victory being achieved at Idaho.
Tech (3-4), which will celebrate homecoming with a WAC game against San Jose State on Saturday at 3 p.m., also won its fourth consecutive conference contest on the road.