Since Edward ‘Skeets’ Tuohy, Jr. was born and raised and then educated at Chicago’s St. Phillips High School and, since he harbored plans to attend college at Loyola, the most likely destination for a native of the Windy City would seemingly be Loyola-Chicago.
But a scholarship offer from another Loyola University — the one in New Orleans — had Tuohy spurning the City of Broad Shoulders for the Crescent City, the Big Easy, the Deep South.
On a recent week day morning at the Princeton Place, while working in a few more Z’s, I suddenly felt a tap on my shoulder.
“Wake up, Buddy,” I heard the voice say.
It wasn’t a voice that I was accustomed to hearing as an occupant of the Jack Lambert Room (No. 58) at this time in the morning. I figured it was one of the aides or a therapist.
Instead, peering down at me was the familiar face of one Billy Jack Talton.
He had come bearing a gift dear to my heart, as many of my friends have come to know.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Louisiana Tech tennis team started and finished strong on Saturday morning as the Lady Techsters swept Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic, 7-0.
“It was a good day for the Lady Techsters, said Chad Camper who picked up his first win as head coach. “We really hit our stride early in doubles and kept on rolling. It was a productive last two days and after a few days off, we will get right back to work.”
Tech’s doubles tandem of Marta Sramkova and Melanie Urvoy notched their second dominating performance at No. 3 of the weekend, winning easily 6-1.