There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide what kind of person they are going to become. For some it happens sooner than for others. For Houston Bates, that time came at the age of 11 when he lost his father, Charles Stuart Bates, to Leukemia after a three-year fight with the disease.
Failure often changes a life for the worse. But sometimes it works the other way, too. Louisiana Tech senior defensive back Colby Brown is one of those people who feel that past failures led to present success both on the football field and in the classroom.
Cody Sokol introduced himself to the Louisiana Tech football world on Aug. 30 against Oklahoma. Oklahoma's Jordan Evans then reintroduced Cody Sokol to football with a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter that got the Sooner linebacker ejected from the game. Before any Bulldog fan's heart skipped a beat, Sokol quickly...
Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz and select student-athletes met with the media Monday in advance of the team's Homecoming game against WKU Saturday.
Louisiana Tech (5-3, 4-0 C-USA) defeated Southern Miss (3-5, 1-3 C-USA), 31-20, on Saturday afternoon for the Bulldogs' first win in Hattiesburg since the 1982 season thanks to a 400-yard passing day by Cody Sokol and three total touchdowns by Kenneth Dixon.
Louisiana Tech is countering Southern Miss' "Blackout" promotion for Saturday's Rivalry in Dixie game with a new uniform combination of its own. For the first time since 1967, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be wearing a white helmet when the team kicks off Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Louisiana Tech spent four of its first five games of the 2014 season on the road including a rivalry game against Louisiana-Lafayette and a conference game against North Texas. Over a month later, Tech will combine the two as it plays at Southern Miss in the Rivalry in Dixie on Saturday at Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Recognition for Terrell Pinson's standout performance against UTSA continued to come rolling in Tuesday as the senior was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week.