LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS NEWS

Louisiana Tech gets a ‘top notch’ facility upgrade

In an offense headlined by Florida transfer Jeff Driskel (1,140 yards, 9 TD) and leading rusher Kenneth Dixon (2014 – 1,299 yards, 22 TD), the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs welcome the 2015 season in their newborn facility, the Davison Athletic Complex. Built with convex-shaped oakwood partitions within the locker room, the players marvel more at their ceiling and wall art, which are...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MS State G Xavian Stapleton out 6 months with torn ACL

Mississippi State Bulldogs guard Xavian Stapleton tore his ACL earlier this week and will be out for six months. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Stapleton’s injury on Twitter. Mississippi State's Xavian Stapleton suffered a torn ACL earlier this week, source told @CBSSports. Out next six months. La Tech transfer. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 20, 2015 A transfer...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech alters endzones for 2015 season

For the football fans who are fans of the aesthetics of the game, there is some news from the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Previously, the endzones at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston have been graced with some simple block lettering that read, “Tech.” For 2015, Louisiana Tech will be changing those endzones to pay homage to their nickname. The endzones will now read, “Bulldogs...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU, Louisiana Tech women's basketball reach agreement to renew series in 2016-17

Teams scheduled for Oct. 31 scrimmage before returning to regular season matchup next season
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
13 days ago

LSU DT Mickey Johnson eager to bolster rotation after Louisiana Tech transfer fell through

Former St. Paul's standout returned to the Tigers this month for his senior season
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
13 days ago

IK Enemkpali was arrested for punching police officer in college

IK Enemkpali has a history that make his fight with Geno Smith much less surprising. When he was in college at Louisiana Tech, Enemkpali was arrested for swinging at an off-duty police officer at a bar. The incident took place in 2011 at a steak house in Ruston, La. From a 2011 News-Star story: “An off-duty Arcadia police officer was working security at the bar,” Williams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results and August 6 Recap

WWE SmackDown opens up on Roman Reigns, mid-promo, talking about the Wyatt Family reunion at Battleground. Reigns doesn’t ask for help, but when it comes to family, he can do family vs. family. Do the fans want to see a family war? It’s very simple: If the Wyatts are man enough to face Reigns…and his psychotic brother, Dean Ambrose at Summerslam…but if Wyatt is brave enough...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavian Stapleton arrested for driving with suspended license

Mississippi State Bulldogs wing Xavian Stapleton has been arrested for driving with a suspended license. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the arrest, which was originally broken by the Clarion Ledger. Stapleton becomes the second player to be arrested since former UCLA head coach Ben Howand was hired to come coach in Starkville, as big man Johnny Zuppardo...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Gators Quarterback Named Starter At Louisiana Tech

Former Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel has been given the starting job at his new school, Louisiana Tech.
Via Gamedayr
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Xavian Stapleton headed to Mississippi State

Former Louisiana Tech guard Xavian Stapleton has committed to Mississippi State. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Stapleton’s decision on Twitter. BREAKING: Louisiana Tech transfer Xavian Stapleton has committed to Mississippi State, source told @CBSSports. Averaged 6.7 PPG. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 5, 2015 Stapleton averaged 6.7 points per game for the Bulldogs...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The First Cup of Coffee with Ron Higgins: Louisiana Tech AD places ridiculous stipulations on an athlete wishing to transfer

Columnist Ron Higgins talks about Louisiana Tech guard Xavian Stapleton, who wants to transfer and was given a list of 50 schools he can't transfer to by Louisiana Tech athletic Tommy McClelland.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
June 24, 2015

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Conference USA West Division

Conference USA's West Division isn't as talented as its East brethren, which means this is a wide-open race. Louisiana Tech and Rice figure...
Via Athlon Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New Florida Coach Michael White Lands Former Louisiana Tech Signee

Justin Leon has committed to Michael White and the Florida Gators. He was a former Louisiana Tech signee.
Via Gamedayr
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2015 Preview and Prediction

Louisiana Tech went from 4-8 in 2014 to 9-5 and Conference USA West Division champions in Year 2 under Skip Holtz. This season, the Bulldogs are the...
Via Athlon Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech hires Eric Konkol as new basketball coach

  Louisiana Tech has hired Miami assistant Eric Konkol as the Bulldogs' new men's basketball coach. Konkol, whose appointment was announced Monday, takes over for Michael White, who was hired by Florida earlier this month. Louisiana Tech athletic director Tommy McClelland says Konkol ''has a national reputation as a great recruiter'' and is a rising star in coaching. Konkol begins...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech is set to hire Eric Konkol

With Michael White heading to Gainesville to coach the Florida Gators, current and former Louisiana Tech players were calling for assistant coach Dusty May. May decided to join White at Florida, but the athletes found out their new coach late Saturday night as former Miami assistant Eric Konkol will take over the job this week. Konkol has worked multiple years with Jim Larranaga...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech to hire Konkol to replace White

Louisiana Tech to hire Konkol to replace White
Via Philly Sports Live
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Quick Look: Raiders 2015 UDFAs (Part III)

Mitchell Bell G, Louisiana Tech: Bell played at Navarro Junior College before transferring to Louisiana Tech where he started 20 games in two seasons. He has decent size for a guard at 6-foot-3 and 354 pounds and he has decent feet and moves around well. He joins his former teammate Terrell Pinson on the 90 man squad. Travell Dixon CB, Washington: Dixon started his college career...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jermaine Ruttley Headed to UALR, Not Louisiana Tech

After re-opening his recruitment following a commitment to Louisiana Tech, former Florida A&M guard Jermaine Ruttley has told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he will instead attend Arkansas-Little Rock. Terrific get for Arkansas-Little Rock coach Chris Beard. Picked up transfer Jermaine Ruttley — who had committed to Louisiana Tech. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 16, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fifth-Year Transfer Jermaine Ruttley Re-Opens Recruitment

Fifth-year transfer Jermaine Ruttley has de-committed from Louisiana Tech and will re-open his recruitment, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Playing for the Florida A&M Rattlers last season, the 6’3″, 200 pound Ruttley averaged a team-best 17.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The team may have gone 2-27 and finished dead last in the MEAC, but Ruttley still managed to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Michael White Is Florida’s ‘Leading Candidate’

Michael White of Louisiana Tech is Florida's "leading candidate" according to a report from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports.
Via Gamedayr
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-LSU Lineman Mickey Johnson picks Louisiana Tech

It turns out that Mickey Johnson, a former LSU defensive lineman who announced his intent to transfer from the tigers in January, won’t be going too far away. As The New Orleans Times-Picayune first reported, Johnson announced that he intends to transfer to Louisiana Tech (220 miles if you’re curious) following graduation from LSU in August, at which point he will be eligible...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech cruises into NIT quarterfinals

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 25 points and Louisiana Tech made 11 3-pointers as the Bulldogs rolled to an 84-72 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NIT on Monday. Hamilton was 9 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 6 from distance, for Louisiana Tech (27-8). Kenneth Smith drained all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points and...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Excited Louisiana Tech Fan At Last Night’s NIT Game Ripped His Clothes Off

Louisiana Tech registered an 89-79 victory over Central Michigan in the opening round of the NIT last night. It’s doubtful that any La. Tech fan got more into the game than this young man, Ernesto Diaz Jr., aka “Champagne Ernie.”  Diaz was so excited to be on camera at the game, he immediately began shedding his clothes. Have a look, if you dare.   Big S/O to the one...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech moves on in NIT with win over Central Michigan

RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Raheem Appleby scored 22 points and Jacobi Boykins added 18 as Louisiana Tech beat Central Michigan 89-79 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Appleby led Louisiana Tech (26-8) to its third consecutive NIT opening round win. The senior trio of Appleby, Michale Kyser and Kenneth Smith won their 100th game, the most of any senior class in school history...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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