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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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Cedar Creek started strong and then pulled away in the third quarter Friday as the Cougars topped La. New Tech 54-24 in Plain Dealing. Donald Jenkins opened scoring for the Cougars with a 21-yard...
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10/26/2013
I first met Steve German 20-odd years ago down in his home territory of Calcasieu Parish when he joined me and longtime friend, Sammie Faulk, in a series of excursions in that part of the world. We...
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10/25/2013
GRAMBLING — After two controversy-filled weeks and a forfeited game, Grambling State finally gets back to the business of football at 2 p.m. Saturday as the Tigers play host to Texas Southern on High...
10/25/2013
Grambling Lab is the only area team playing a “home” game this weekend as Ruston and Cedar Creek both face district showdowns on the road. The twist? The 1-6 Kittens will play what will be...
10/25/2013
The pursuit of qualifying for the Conference USA tournament continues this weekend as Louisiana Tech wraps up its final road trip of the season, taking on Colorado College at 4 p.m. today and UTSA at...
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10/25/2013
Ruston High School will host a Cross Country meet starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Louisiana Tech Farm/Equine Center. Pictured is Bearcat Brandon Smith competing in the 2013 Chile Pepper Cross...
10/24/2013
Head coach Wade Simoneaux and the Louisiana Tech baseball team will conclude its fall season with the 12th annual Fall World Series set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson...
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10/24/2013
It was a split decision for the Bearcats Monday night as the Ruston High freshman team fell to Neville by a score of 33-6 while the junior varsity team countered with a 32-7 win over the Tigers....
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10/24/2013
Louisiana Tech head track and field coach Gary Stanley announced the hiring of Jacob Cohen as an assistant track coach Wednesday. Cohen joins the Louisiana Tech family after spending the last three...
10/24/2013
Grambling State University’s Sports Leaders Association (SLA) and the Sports Administration program are hosting the second annual GSU Sport Leadership Summit today and Friday. The conference will...