Tech Prepares for Bone Bowl III


Posted Apr 15, 2005 17:11:10
Tech Prepares for Bone Bowl III

RUSTON ? Louisiana Tech underwent a relatively light one-hour practice Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday?s Bone Bowl III, the annual intra-squad scrimmage culminating spring practice.

Head coach Jack Bicknell and Co. used the hour for a lot of individual work with each unit with very little contact involved as the sixth-year head coach said he wanted his players to be ready for Saturday?s battle.

?Tomorrow is an important day for us as coaches and a lot of these guys as players,? Bicknell said. ?Spring is always important especially when you?ve lost as many starters as we have to graduation. As a coaching staff, we are still trying to evaluate a lot of younger players and Saturday will be a perfect opportunity to further those evaluations.?

Some of the key areas for the Tech coaching staff this spring have been on the defensive line, in the defensive backfield and at running back.

Although Bicknell said spring had been relatively injury free as far as serious injuries go, a number of Bulldog players will not see action Saturday. Among those out of action are wide receiver Johnathan Holland, linebacker Byron Santiago, linebacker Matt Butler, linebacker Phillip Fontenot, linebacker Anthony Crosby and tight end Anthony James.

Bone Bowl III is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium and admission is free to the public.


RUSTON ? A number of events have been scheduled in conjunction with Bone Bowl III which is set for Saturday, April 16 at noon at Joe Aillet Stadium.

Carnival inflatables will be provided for kids of all ages courtesy of the Tech Admission's Office as part of its "Fan Day."

The Louisiana Tech Admissions Office is featuring "Fan Day" for all area high school students. All area high school students with a high school I.D. can enjoy the following starting at 11 a.m.

* Free hamburgers and refreshments located in the southwest corner of Joe Aillet Stadium under the stands

* Mudd Pi in concert located in the northwest corner of Joe Aillet Stadium under the stands

Concession stands will also be open starting at 11 a.m. and will selling hamburgers and other refreshments for all Tech fans.

The Tech Team Shop will be open on the west side of the stadium and season tickets for the Bulldogs upcoming 2005 campaign will also be on sale.

Following the Bone Bowl, the Louisiana Tech baseball team will host Fresno State at 3 p.m. at J.C. Love Field.