’Dogs earn national poll votes
Louisiana Tech University’s football team is starting off the 2012 season like it closed out its 2011 campaign: receiving votes in the weekly USA Today coaches’ national poll.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions who began reporting for fall workouts Thursday and will go on the field at 6 p.m. today for their first practice earned 10 votes to share the No. 36 position in the poll.
Tech earned a Top 40 listing in the final 2011 USA Today rankings after going 8-4 and reaching the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against TCU.