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April 27th, 2015

Tech softball sweeps N. Texas

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After missing more than a month of the season due to an injury, Louisiana Tech junior Krysta Tutsch made her return to the field earlier in the week.
On Sunday, she came through in the clutch delivering a walk-off, two-out RBI double to left centerfield to score Kristen Miles and give the Lady Techsters a 5-4 win over North Texas.

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Tech golfers stand in 8th place

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Second round of C-USA Championhip being played today

TEXARKANA, Ark. —Louisiana Tech fired a 5-over-par 293 and is in eighth place after the first round of play in the 2015 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship at the Texarkana Country Club Sunday.
The Bulldogs are only eight strokes back of a top four team placing needed to advance to the tournament’s match play format. Tech finished three strokes behind Old dominion and one ahead of Western Kentucky. No. 30 UAB sits atop the team leaderboard at 12-under-par (276).

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GSU falls at UAPB

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Yariel Medina (3) and the Grambling State baseball team fell at Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday, losing both games of a doubleheader. UAPB won th opener 8-0 and the nightcap 7-6.

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April 25th

Tech depth at QB solid for the fall

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Short servings of sports with your Sunday morning coffee:
DANDY DEPTH: If the recently concluded spring drills offer any measuring stick, Louisiana Tech University has more than just one quarterback on its 2015 roster.
Ever since his transfer from the University of Florida earlier this year, Jeff Driskel has been marked down as the starting field commander for the Bulldogs this season.
The former Florida prep Gatorade Player of the Year will likely still have that label, but it may not be without a fierce battle from several others when preseason training kicks off in August.

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GSU to award ‘Hammerin’ Hank’

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Aaron to be presented with honorary doctorate during May 8 graduation
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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University has produced numerous athletes of near legendary ability over the years.
Now they’re set to honor another, but one who is not an original Gramblinite.
GSU will award baseball legend Henry “Hank” Aaron with an honorary Doctor of Business degree during the university’s 2015 Spring Commencement to be held at 10 May 8 at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
A reception honoring Aaron will follow at 2 p.m. that day at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.

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Grambling splits DH with UAPB

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Grambling State University continued its recent surge Saturday, splitting a pair of baseball games with Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division leader Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
UAPB stopped a three-game win streak for the Tigers in the opener with a 7-4 win before Grambling State battled back to win the nightcap 1-6.
The teams will play another doubleheader today starting at 1 p.m. in Pine Bluff. GSU stands at 7-12 in conference play and 9-28 overall while UAPB is 14-6 in the SWAC and 20-16 overall.

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Techsters take two over N. Texas

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Louisiana Tech got impressive pitching performances from Bianca Duran, Bailey Allen and Pauline Tufi and a timely three-run home run from Anna Cross to sweep a Saturday Conference USA doubleheader, defeating North Texas 3-0 and 4-1 at the Lady Techster Softball complex Saturday.
Tech (28-15, 11-6 C-USA) and North Texas (16-26, 8-11) will complete the three game series at 1 p.m. today.
Prior to today’s first pitch, seniors Bianca Duran and Janine Godwin will be honored on the field for their contributions to the program during their college careers.
Game 1
LA Tech 3, North Texas 0

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Tech tennis duo earn All-CUSA accolades

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For a second consecutive season, Louisiana Tech’s Alexandra Starkova and Jazmin Britos earned All-Conference USA honors which were chosen by the league head coaches.
Both players were selected in singles with Starkova being named first team all-conference while Britos was named third team.
“We are very proud of Alexandra for earning first team this season,” head coach Chad Camper said. “She is a fantastic player and she continues to improve on the court. She had a great season and I am sure she is eager to have a great senior year next season.

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C-USA Championship tees off today

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When Louisiana Tech opens the Conference USA Golf Championsh today at the Texarkana Country Club, it will need to both defy and live up to expectations to have a chance to bring home any sort of hardware.
As a team the Bulldogs will need to defy the expectations in order to reach the four-team match play portion that begins Wednesday as Tech enters the tournament ranked sixth out of the league’s 13 teams (FIU does not field a men’s golf program).

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Lange honored for academics

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Louisiana Tech’s Victor Lange has consistently led Conference USA on the golf course this season. Now he is also leading the league in the classroom as the junior was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team.
Lange joins Middle Tennessee’s Brett Patterson, Southern Miss’ Drew Kirby, UAB’s Paul Dunne and UTEP’s Martin Simonsen.
The team is selected by vote of the league’s sports information directors and nominees must have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, be a sophomore in academic standing and have participated in 75 percent of the team’s scheduled tournaments.

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