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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:21am
A slimmed down Justin Ellis is “throwing” his new weight around for the Oakland Raiders. Enough to where the former Louisiana Tech University defensive tackle could be one of the team’s leading players on the “D” unit this season. Ellis is now down nine pounds under his normal playing weight of 338 pounds. “More lean muscle,” Ellis said. “I feel like I have been having decent seasons, but I wanted to do better, so I figured I would try this, move around a little better, be more active.” It apparently paid off in the recent preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. The ex-Class 5A All-...

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08/05/2017
A pair of local girls won Fastpast America Softball Association World Series championships last weekend in Branson, Missouri. Top Left Photo: MariBeth Parette, and her Louisiana Thunder 06 team won...
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08/05/2017
Ruston High School football season tickets are currently on sale through Aug. 21. The cost of a packet of tickets is $45 per packet. The can be purchased the Ruston High School office between 8 a.m...
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08/04/2017
Ruston High School football players like John Micah Christian, left, and Evan Bernard (59) were out in the streets this morning selling Bearcat Cards as a fundraising effort for the team. The cards,...
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08/04/2017
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tom Benson now has a stadium named after him, with a statute to go with it. The first major step in a nearly $800 million project at the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been the...
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08/03/2017
GRAMBLING Many talented players adorn the preseason watch list for the 2017 STATS Football Championship Subdivision. (FCS) Walter Payton Award, announced on Wednesday, including Grambling State...
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08/02/2017
With the first fall practice for the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team set to get underway in a week at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex, defender Nomvula Kgoale was recently able to get her...
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08/02/2017
OXFORD, Miss. — Head coach Matt Luke made his first hire since taking the reins of the Ole Miss Football program, naming Jack Bicknell Jr. offensive line coach last week. Bicknell comes to Oxford...
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08/02/2017
BATON ROUGE — LSU will have two No. 18s in 2017 as senior J.D. Moore was presented with the jersey at a team meeting on Sunday night. Moorem a Ruston High School product, will join defensive end...
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08/01/2017
OXNARD, Calif. — Former Louisiana Tech standout Luke McCown said last month during a visit to Ruston that he hoped to get one final chance to join a Super Bowl team contender before hanging up his...
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07/31/2017
And so, the Mystery of the Great Photo Heist has been solved. I was about to channel a reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes to seek out the culprits in this caper. Turns out they were a Tim Rattay-to-...