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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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10/18/2013
Local youth soccer teams and LA Tech Kids Club members are invited to the Louisiana Tech soccer match on Sunday versus Southern Miss at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex for a unique game day...
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10/17/2013
Frustration felt by the Grambling State football program reached a boiling point Wednesday as team members did not report for practice after walking out during a meeting with GSU President Frank...
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10/17/2013
Work on installing Louisiana Tech’s $1.2 million high definition video display board for the Thomas Assembly Center continues and is on pace to be ready to go when the school’s basketball teams tip...
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10/17/2013
With the conference schedule now halfway through, Louisiana Tech has an important two-game home stand this weekend as it hosts UTEP at 7 p.m. Friday at and Southern Miss at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lady...
10/16/2013
Louisiana Tech has nominated Wide Receiver/Return Specialist D.J. Banks for the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy reports Patrick Walsh, Director of Media Communications. The senior from West Monroe High School...
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10/16/2013
Ruston High freshman running back Carlos Hunt breaks free to gain yardage Monday in a freshman team game against Minden. The Bearcats fell to Minden 33-7 in that contest.
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10/16/2013
Glynn Harris, longtime outdoor writer for the Leader, walked away with two awards last week at the annual convention of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association in Lake Charles. Harris was awarded...
10/16/2013
Homecoming 2013 is right around the corner at Louisiana Tech as there are plenty of events planned surrounding this weekend where alums and fans return to campus to celebrate their university’s rich...
10/16/2013
Friday 8 a.m. Barnes and Nobles Bookstore Opens (until 7:30 p.m.) Noon Alumni Awards Luncheon (Tech Student Center) — Barbara Swart 318-255-7950 6 p.m. Pep Rally/Presentation of Homecoming Court...
10/15/2013
Usually “coachspeak” is all about taking things “one game at a time.” But coming off a bye week with another looming three weeks away, Louisiana Tech football Skip Holtz has a unique form of double...