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CHICAGO — Vernon Butler’s signature look involves wearing sunglasses. That accessory was needed Thursday evening amidst the bright lights of prime time in Draft City as the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle was selected in the first round of the 2016 National Football League Draft by the Carolina Panthers with the 30th overall selection. Butler’s pick in the first round marked the first Conference USA player and first player from Louisiana to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is the first defensive lineman from a Conference USA school to go in the first round since 2012. A four-year...

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01/12/2014
The Grambling State Tigers fell to 1-13 overall and 0-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Saturday as they fell on the road 73-49 at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Antwan Scott (10), shown...
01/12/2014
MONROE — Ouachita held off a tough Ruston squad Saturday night to take a 57-51 victory in the championship game of the Don Redden Memorial Classic at Ouachita. The Lions captured the championship of...
01/12/2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech didn’t let a late start show them down as four sprinters and hurdlers advanced through the first round of competition despite a two hour delay at the UAB Blazer...
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01/11/2014
The memory of Ron Tyler is stashed away in the archives of my memory. Ron — we called him Ronny Joe — grew up a few miles from me, I in Goldonna, and he in the Natchitoches Parish hamlet of...
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01/10/2014
Louisiana Tech’s strong second half surge was more than enough for the Bulldogs to pull away Thursday for a 84-64 win over Florida Atlantic in the first Conference USA game ever for both teams...
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01/10/2014
Louisiana Tech junior guard Raheem Appleby received good news late Thursday night as tests on his left ankle were negative. Appleby, who went down in the first half of the Bulldogs Conference USA...
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01/10/2014
Grambling State University’s basketball team take to the road Saturday for doubleheader action at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Pictured at left is Lady Tigers forward Victoya Ricks (00), who...
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01/09/2014
GRAMBLING — Looking to fill out his staff, new Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs wanted to make sure he covered all of his bases as far as experience and recruiting goes, with...
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01/09/2014
After spending 12 seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team ended it with a regular season championship. Now a member of Conference USA, the Bulldogs quest...
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01/09/2014
Louisiana Tech held Southern Mississippi’s leading scorer and rebounder Tamara Jones scoreless Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams. However, Golden Eagles senior point guard...