The names ring like a Who's Who in the National Football League: Terry Bradshaw, Pat Tilley, Roger Carr, Mike Barber, Fred Dean, Matt Stover, Willie Roaf, Doug Evans, Tim Rattay, and Troy Edwards. They are just a few of many great players who have donned a Louisiana Tech Bulldog uniform over the past century, and their accomplishments at Tech are even more impressive. Starting with its very first game in 1901, Louisiana Tech has become a household name in collegiate football circles. And over the years Louisiana Tech has produced numerous conference titles, numerous All-American honors, numerous professional players and two national championship titles. This year's players and coaches should only add to an already impressive resume. Although so much emphasis is placed on the present, with 106 seasons of Tech football in the record books, it's important to remember so many great memories, so many great players and so many great coaches that have already made Tech's history on the gridiron successful. From the very first team to last season's squad, Tech football can be described in three words:
Since the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball program began, the team has been a force to reckon with. Throughout Lady Techsters' history they have seen and done it all. Never to be the ones to take the easy road, over the years the Lady Techsters have played difficult schedules that would scare most women's college basketball programs. The team has seen action against such powerhouses as LSU, Tennessee, Connecticut, and North Carolina. Names like these haven't intimidated or stopped them from doing what they do best, and that is working to be #1. All of this began back in 1973. Since then who would have ever expected the Lady Techsters to be one of the most well known and respected teams in women's college basketball history. And why not? Just by looking at all the program has done over the years they deserve such respect. This program has 33 straight winning seasons, 28 seasons of 20 or more wins, 18 WNBA players, 17 seasons of 30 or more wins. These are just some of the feats they have accomplished. There are more that weren't named because a fan would be reading the numbers all day. The tournament success is unbelievable; 28 national postseason tournaments, 13 Final Fours, 8 national championship games, and won 3 national titles. But one achievement the program has earned that needs to be mentioned is the Lady Techsters are all time ranked #1 in the game for winning percentage (916-167). The program is also recognized for producing the third most players of any women's college basketball to the WNBA. What can be said? The numbers speak for themselves. Looking at this program's past and present it is impossible to predict its future, but one thing is certain, no matter what happens these women will continue to excel at what they do and keep the fans coming back for more.
Lady Techsters in the pros