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November 29th, 2014

GSU inches short in Bayou Classic

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NEW ORLEANS — Football really is a game of inches, as Grambling State found out the hard way Saturday in the 41st edition of the Bayou Classic.
GSU redshirt junior quarterback Johnathan Williams was stopped inches in front of the goal line as time expired, allowing Southern to escape with a 52-45 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Southern (8-3, 8-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) clinched the West Division crown, and will face East Division champion Alcorn State next Saturday in Houston for the conference title.

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Dunkin’ Dogs defeat Samford, 77-64

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An emotional lift can do wonders to help a team’s momentum in a tight contest.
And thanks to senior guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs jumped on “Old Mo’s” back early in the second half Friday night to pull away for a 77-64 win over Samford before a crowd of 4,214 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Senior guard Raheem Appleby ignited at the end of the half and scored 18 straight points to help Tech pull away, but a “Speedy” return also helped the Bulldogs break open a tight contest.

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Lady Techsters hold on to edge Alabama A&M, 70-68

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt had a little talk with senior forward Whitney Frazier prior to Saturday afternoon’s road contest at Alabama A&M.
His message to Frazier evidently hit home.
Frazier, a preseason first all-conference selection who came into the game averaging just 8.0 points and 5.3 rebounds through the first three games, erupted for a career-high 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to a 70-68 win over the Lady Bulldogs at T.M. Elmore Gym.

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Hunting club MVP has four legs

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In the hunting club where I hold membership, Two Creeks, we have several deer hunters who collect their venison every season. In fact, we have more than a few members who have bagged more than one deer this year.
One member, however, holds the “most deer recovered” award and he has won it going away. So far this season, he has seven deer to his credit.

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Buddy's Blog: Bulldogs will keep the TAC rocking

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Wondering about sports entertainment during the next several months?
Look no further than the Thomas Assembly Center.
That’s the place you will want to be because performing on the Karl Malone Court will be one of the nation’s top men’s basketball teams for the 2014-15 season.
You know them by the names of Bulldogs, Dunkin’ Dogs or Dunk Dynasty.
Here’s nine reasons why you should know Louisiana Tech University’s team even better between now and March Madness:

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Wait to the end, likely to spend

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Question: I know I have a bad habit of overspending during the holidays and pay for it with a lot of credit card debt. What can I do to avoid that trap this year?
Answer: I’ll let you in on Moore’s First Law of Christmas Gift Giving:
“The expense of a holiday gift given rises in inverse proportion to the amount of time taken considering the needs and wishes of the receiver.”
Here’s the short version: “If you wait to the end, you’re likely to spend.”
The Associated Press reports that 40 percent of all credit card charges are made in November and December.

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Balancing risk tolerance and required risk

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Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term.
To begin with, then, take a look at these terms:

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Designing your retirement

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A new grandchild arrives. Your son moves across the country for his new job. The family home requires more maintenance than your travel-intensive lifestyle allows. A health challenge arises. Whatever the reason, expenses that significantly affect your long-term finances should trigger a meeting with your financial advisor.
What to expect from a financial checkup

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Helping for holidays is easy

Many consider the holidays the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, right here in our own backyard, other people are focused on where their next meal is coming from, how they’re going to be able to pay the heating bill or what they’re going to put under the tree for Christmas.
Luckily, Lincoln Parish has a long history of lending a hand to help their neighbors, and many well-established programs have been lending that extra hand during the holiday season.

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Traveling back in time to Vicksburg

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Time travel. This concept is generally associated with the entertainment industry. Maybe some in the scientific world think it possible.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time or maybe the future? This upcoming Christmas season some will see a legendary movie “A Christmas Carol” and its character Ebenezer Scrooge with reminders of the past and future. Many of us “traveled” in our minds about the past on Thanksgiving. Truly, we think of the past and future often. We travel at least when thinking.

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