Louisiana Tech Energetic and Spirited on Final Two-a-Day

Aug. 25, 2009

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech had an energetic and spirited final two-a-day practice session Tuesday with a morning practice at the Jim Mize Track Facility and an evening session at Joe Aillet Stadium. The team focused on game situations in both practices.

Louisiana Tech is nearing the end of preseason camp, which will conclude with a short scrimmage Wednesday evening. All practices and scrimmages are closed to the public.

"Today was our last two-a-day and we had a lot of good spirit and energy out there, as you would expect from the last two-a-day" said head coach Derek Dooley. "Tomorrow, we will have a mock game where we will practice everything just like a game - pregame warm-up, pregame prayer, sideline adjustments, substitutions - so it signifies the end of training camp and the beginning of the season."

The Bulldogs have been practicing since August 10 in preparation for the 2009 season. LA Tech opens the season at Auburn on Sept. 5 with a 6 p.m. CT kickoff televised on ESPNU.

"It always is [nice to end camp and start working towards a game], but I like camp so I have mixed emotions," said Dooley. "Now you have to turn your attention [to the first game and the season] and the adrenaline gets going more because now the stakes get higher."

Wednesday's session will also focus on the players' adjustment to the new videoboard at Joe Aillet Stadium, something the team has only encountered on the road to date. Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium will be another opportunity to adjust.

"The videoboard is certainly going to be a great source of entertainment for the fans," Dooley said. "I think it is going to take some getting used to by our team because as good entertainment it is for the fans, it can also be a very distracting element for the players if they let it. We are going to practice with the videoboard some and get used to it."

Season tickets are currently on sale as the Bulldogs play five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium, including Nicholls State (Sept. 19), Hawaii (Sept. 30), New Mexico State (Oct. 17), Boise State (Nov. 6) and San Jose State (Dec. 5).



Tech ticket manager Zach Williams also said season tickets will continue to be sold up to the Bulldogs first home game against Nicholls State.

One of the best deals is the Family Pack. For only $275, the Family Pack consists of two adult and three children tickets for all five home games.

Single game tickets and season tickets can both be ordered by logging onto www.LATechSports.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Choice tailgating spaces are also still available and parties interested in upgrading their gameday experience at Joe Aillet Stadium can reserve their tailgating spot by contacting Bill Graham at (318) 257-2056.

Williams also said group single game ticket rates for the east side of the stadium are being offered. Groups can purchase 20 to 49 tickets for $8 each, 50 to 99 tickets for $7 each and 100-plus tickets for $6 each.

Single game tickets for road games at Auburn ($40) and Navy ($32) are on sale to the general public as well while LSU ($45) tickets are available only to season ticket holders and LTAC members.

Tech fans with youngsters are encouraged to sign them up for the inaugural LA Tech Kids Club. For only a $30 fee for the year, LA Tech Kids Club members receive free admission to all Tech home regular season sporting events as well as additional benefits such as club t-shirt and more.

To sign up for the LA Tech Kids Club, contact Nicki Brostek at 318-257-2507 or e-mail nbrostek@latech.edu.

For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please visit the official home of LA Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com.


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