It might behoove fans attending Saturday night’s showdown between Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M to bring along a sleeping cot.
Figure on a long night at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium when the two newly Top 25 ranked teams collide.
Not only will the kickoff time be late — 8:15 p.m. — but it’s also set for national television (ESPNU) and both teams have a sizable quantity of passing plays in their offensive schemes.
All of which will probably make for more than four hours of action that won’t wind up until the early hours of Sunday morning.
They key was cut at the Louisiana Tech campus locksmith shop in 1987. Off-center and a bit crooked, “1620” is engraved into its back.
That number is the same as the number above the office door that leads to the Louisiana Tech president’s suite on the 16th floor of Wyly Tower. This is the key that opens the most exclusive door on campus, into an office where the buck stops every day.
It looks like several others of the 20 or so keys on the simple round chain, one Dan Reneau can’t remember getting.
Leader photos by NANCY BERGERON
Several hundred Louisiana Tech Bulldog fans turned out for the first Loyal Blue Weekend Friday evening in Railroad Park. Clockwise from top, Tech President Les Guice, left, gets a visit from Champ, the university’s athletic mascot; Tech cheerleader Kellie Webb, right, teaches Esther Allen, 2, how to make the Bulldog hand sign; bottom left, Parker Sutton, 9 months, enjoys the evening from her stroller.
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