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Louisiana Tech alum and longtime area journalist Teddy Allen is in his second season as a member of the LA Tech Sports Network broadcast team this year serving as the color analyst for Bulldog football games.
Allen, a 1982 graduate of the LA Tech journalism program, will work alongside veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Nitz, who has been calling Bulldogs' games for nearly 40 years.
The Lake View, South Carolina native is a well-known, highly-read Louisiana journalist having covered local sports for Shreveport, Monroe and New Orleans dailies from 1984 until 1990. He has written columns for the News-Star and the Times for the past 22 years and is currently the writer and editor for the University's marketing and public relations department.
Allen's writing has won awards on the state, regional and national levels. He earned the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Sportswriter of the Year award twice, LSWA's Story of the Year twice, and was awarded first place in feature writing in back-to-back years in the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) national competition.
His general interest column has been named the best in Louisiana and/or Louisiana and Mississippi seven times by the Louisiana Press Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME).
While in Shreveport, he was a regular contributor to Red River Radio and KSLA-TV. He might be best known for penning the nickname "The Mailman" for Karl Malone when the NBA Hall of Famer was a sophomore at Louisiana Tech and Allen was a graduate assistant in the Tech Sports Information Department working for Keith Prince.