Aug. 26, 2010
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech will continue its recent trend of national and regional television exposure this year as head coach Sonny Dykes and the Bulldogs will appear on the tube or on the web via ESPN3 in six of their 12 regularly scheduled games.
The highlight of this year's television appearances is the Tuesday night road game against preseason Top 5 ranked Boise State on Oct. 26 which will be shown live on ESPN2.
"The selection of our football team to appear on television is great exposure not only for our athletic program but the entire institution," said Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde. "It demonstrates the tremendous progress we continue to make as a national research institution and the major college athletic program in north Louisiana."
Van De Velde also noted that there is still a very good possibility that as many as three more LA Tech games could be broadcast as well and those would be finalized and announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to the Boise State game, the Bulldogs will have three games produced by ESPN Regional this year and shown on Cox Sports Television and most likely ESPN GamePlan (those games are chosen until week of contest). Tech's home games against both Utah State (Oct. 9) and Idaho (Oct. 16) will be shown live on Cox Sports TV while its road game at New Mexico State (Nov. 13) will be tape delayed.
The Bulldogs will also have a one game nationally webcast as the Sept. 18 home game against Navy will be shown live online as part of ESPN3's schedule.
ESPN3.com is a broadband network for live webstreaming sports programming in North America, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Middle East and Europe (except Italy). In the U.S. the network can only be accessed through Internet service providers (ISPs) who have signed up and paid ESPN for the service.
Finally, Tech's Oct. 2 road game at Hawaii will be televised on the island on K5 The Home Team, the local television affiliate that carries the majority of the University's home athletic contests.
Season tickets are still on sale and can be purchase by logging onto www.latechsports, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 318-257-3631. Tickets to the Port City Classic game against Grambling State on Sept. 4 are also on sale through the Louisiana Tech ticket office and at Super One Foods locations in Ruston, Shreveport, and Bossier City and through the Independence Bowl Box Office.