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February 20th, 2017

Diamond ’Dogs complete sweep of UAPB

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Louisiana Tech (3-0) put on an offensive clinic in a 16-1 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-3) on Sunday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson, completing the opening weekend sweep of the Golden Lions.
Four Bulldogs drove in multiple runs, led by Brent Diaz who drove in three runs in the victory.
“It was a hitters’ day, you could tell that from the beginning of the ball game,” said Tech coach Lane Burroughs. “The eight-spot in the fifth inning, you don’t get that a lot, but we had it twice this weekend. I am proud of our hitters for staying locked in.”

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February 18th

A sportswriter’s obvious dislike for Tandy laptop

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Every now and then, usually when pondering the advances in technology, I have the urge of spewing venom toward one particular computer.
That would be the Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 sold by Radio Shack.
Every sportswriter worth his weight in unpaid parking tickets or free meals is familiar with this laptop computer.
It’s now gone to the Great Trash Pile In the Sky, save for those cost-cutting companies who may resort to now archaic ways of transmitting data.

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Bulldogs dunk Panthers, 77-61

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The red-hot Dunkin’ Dogs continued their late season surge as Louisiana Tech overcame a slow start to blast Florida International 77-61 before a crowd of 3,418 inside the Thomas Assembly.
It was Tech’s sixth straight win and locked down a fifth consecutive 20-win season for the Bulldogs.

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Malone powers Techsters past FIU

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MIAMI, Fla. — Alexus Malone scored a game-high 21 points and Louisiana Tech dominated on the glass as the Lady Techsters defeated Florida International 76-63 Saturday afternoon in Conference USA action as FIU Arena.
It marked the fifth straight conference win for Tech (15-11, 10-5 C-USA), marking the first time a Lady Techster team has won that many league games in a row since the 2010-11 season. Tech will maintain its fourth place position in the league standings and could move as high as third depending on the result of the Old Dominion at Charlotte game on Sunday.

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Tech softball falls to South Carolina, Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — Louisiana Tech dropped a pair of games Saturday afternoon as the Lady Techsters fell 4-3 to undefeated South Carolina and 9-2 to the host Texas team at the Longhorn Invitational.
Louisiana Tech, playing without all-Conference USA outfielder Morgan Turkoly, who was injured Friday, played toe-to-toe with Texas on Friday in a 6-5 loss and South Carolina on Saturday.
South Carolina 4, LA Tech 3

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Diamond ’Dogs open season with two wins

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The Louisiana Tech bats came alive on Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, as the Diamond ’Dogs compiled 15 hits in a 13-3 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Chase Lunceford and Cody Daigle combined to drive in seven of the 13 runs, while Brent Diaz also drove in two more himself. On Friday night only five Bulldogs registered a hit, but on Saturday afternoon five Bulldogs registered multiple hits.

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Grambling women make it eight straight

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JACKSON, Miss. — Grambling State University made it eight straight wins Saturday as the G-Women held off a fierce Jackson State rally in the final stanza to escape with a 60-57 win at the Lee W. Williams Athletic Center.
The win keeps GSU atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference at 12-12 overall and 10-3 in the SWAC while JSU fell to 8-15 and 2-11.
Jazmine Torian led GSU with 17 points while Shakyla Hill added a double-double for the G-Women with 14 points and 11 rebounds along with three assists and six steals.

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Ribeiro’s late 3-pointer pushes G-Men past JSU

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ervin Mitchell scored 18 points, Nigel Ribeiro scored the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime, and Grambling State beat Jackson State 62-59 on Saturday night for its first Southwest Athletic Conference road win of the season.
JSU’s Janarius Middleton scored a layup for a 52-50 lead in overtime, but Grambling State pulled ahead 59-56 after Mitchell’s two free throws. Edric Denis tied it at 59 with a 3-pointer, then Ribeiro — who scored nine points — hit his 3 with three seconds left. Denis’ missed a long 3 at the buzzer.

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Cougars defeat Downsville

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Chandler Hay led the way with 17 points Friday as Cedar Creek took a 60-44 home win over Downsville.
Mitchell Spillers chipped in with 12 points for the Cougars.

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LA Tech starts strong at Conference USA meet

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Tamario Lattin earned two medals on the day while Gregory Ballard broke his own school record Saturday as Louisiana Tech wrapped up the first day of competition at the 2017 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. Ballard (pictured above), a junior for the Bulldogs, broke his own school record in the pole vault with a mark of 16-01.75 (4.92m) to earn bronze at the indoor championships. Lattin turned in second-place finishes in both the high jump and the long jump.

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