Legends Days Set for @LATechWBB and @LATechHoops
Dec. 12, 2016
RUSTON – Louisiana Tech will be honoring two very special teams on back-to-back weekends in January as the Athletic Department is holding Legends Day for both the Bulldog and Lady Techster basketball programs.
On Saturday, Jan. 14 the Lady Techsters will host Old Dominion at 1 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center for its women’s basketball Legends Day. Every former player, coach and support staff member from the Lady Techster program is invited to return that weekend and participate in the festivities surrounding the game.
Members of the 1981-82 NCAA National Championship team will be honored at halftime. This team included Sandra Felton, Pam Gant, Pam Kelly, Janice Lawrence, Kim Mulkey, Ann Pendergrass, Debbie Primeaux, Debra Rodman, Rita Rust, Lori Scott, the late Tia Sossamon, Angela Turner, Julie Wilkerson and Jennifer White. Coached by Sonja Hogg, Leon Barmore and Gary Blair, the Lady Techsters posted a 35-1 mark, including a 76-62 win over Cheyney State in the 1981 NCAA national title game.
As part of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the very first NCAA national championship on the women’s side, the NCAA designed produced rings that will be presented to the players and coaches at halftime.
A private reception will be held starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center for all former players, coaches and support staff members and their families. Immediately following the game, the Lady Techster Tipoff Club will host a Hospitality Reception in the Waggonner Room for all members of the Tip-Off Club, current team and coaches as well as the Legends.
One week later on Jan. 21, the Bulldogs will host North Texas at 6 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center for Legends Day on the men’s basketball side. Every former Bulldog basketball player, coach and support staff member is invited to attend the festivities for the weekend. A private reception will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center for all former players, coaches and support staff members and their families.
Members of the 1966-67 Bulldog basketball team – the first to participate in the NCAA Tournament – will be recognized and honored during the weekend. This team included Sammy Brewster, Robert Talley, Tommy Gregory, Charles Bishop, Richard Peek, John Whitmore, Malcolm Smith, Leon Barmore, Jon Pat Stephenson, Jimmy Stewart, James Moore, Billy Ray Stokes and Jim Pruett. Coached by Scotty Robertson, the Bulldogs posted a 20-8 record, won the Gulf States Conference title and represented the league in the NCAA College Division Midwest Regional Tournament.
Any former players, coaches or support staff from the Bulldog and/or Lady Techster programs should RSVP for the respective weekends by calling Solomon Randle at (318) 497-7986 or email Solomon@latechalumni.org.
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