Open Letter from Lady Techster HC Teresa Weatherspoon


 

 

Dear Louisiana Tech fans,

This Saturday night at 7 p.m. we will be hosting a huge Western Athletic Conference game when the Fresno State Bulldogs come to Ruston.

During the course of this program's history, there have been so many important games played at the Thomas Assembly Center and this one will rank right up there among the biggest.

Less than a month ago, YOUR Lady Techster basketball team defeated this same Fresno State team 94-92 on the road in the first triple overtime game in the program's history. Now Fresno State is coming to Ruston.

And as the Under Armour commercial states ... WE MUST PROTECT OUR HOUSE! We need your help Saturday night!

These young ladies donning the red, white and Columbia blue Under Armour uniforms work hard to represent this University and the surrounding community.

I am urging all Louisiana Tech fans to come out in force this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center and become our sixth man.

Paint yourself up in red and blue. Bring signs. Make noise. Be fanatical. Provide the home-court advantage that we need and show the Western Athletic Conference who has the best basketball fans around.

The outcome of this game will play a huge role in determining this year's WAC champion. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE as our fan-base is the heart and soul of all of our athletic teams.

We are currently undefeated in WAC play and have won eight straight games while Fresno State is only one game behind us in the standings - with their lone conference defeat coming to us three weeks ago.

We are starting to get some national recognition in the latest Top 25 polls, and a win this Saturday night over Fresno State will only increase our chances of returning to the Top 25.

This is also our NCAA Pack the House game and the theme is "FAIRwell Fresno State".

Prior to the game (starting at 4:30 p.m.) there will be plenty of free food, free fair rides and free giveaways out in the parking lot and front steps of the Thomas Assembly Center.

The first 300 people to the Tech Ticket Booth on Saturday (Ticket Booth opens at 4 p.m.) will get a free ticket to the game. All other tickets are ONLY $5.

For more ticket information, you can call our Ticket Office at 318-257-3631 or email them at techtickets@latech.edu.

It will be a night full of great entertainment and you won't want to miss it. So get your friends and family together, come out this Saturday night and help us say FAIRwell to Fresno State.

Go Tech!
Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters

FAIR RIDES (START AT 4:30 IN TAC PARKING LOT/HEATERS PROVIDED):
• Johnson Brothers Fair & Amusements out of El Dorado, Ark.
• Rides include

o Eagle 16 Ferris Wheel (70 feet tall; one of only five in nation)

o Bear Affair (similar to a children's Tilt-A-Whirl)

o SCATT 2 (turns at 1.2 G's)

o Dragon Wagon Roller Coaster

o Mirror Maze

o Giant Slide

• Funnel Cake and "fair food" trailer (not included in free food during tailgating)
• Must show ride attendant your pass or game ticket (Tech Ticket Booth will open at 4 p.m.)

FREE TAILGATING (STARTS AT 5:30 PM INSIDE TAC):
• FREE food provided by local businesses and Tech Athletics
• "Petting Zoo" (Louisiana Purchase Zoo Exhibit): various animals such as a chinchilla, bearded dragon, skunk, tortoise, macaw, alligator, large snake and monkey will be available to view and/or touch; informative exhibit with these animals will begin around 6pm
• FREE cotton candy
• FREE Kid's Zone (bounce houses, games, football toss, bball shootout)

IN-GAME AND HALF-TIME (GAME TIME SET FOR 7 PM):
• FREE t-shirts at entrance & tossed during game (while they last)
• Win CASH: the fan who brings the most people to the game (sign-in sheet at main entrance)
• TOTS performance
• "FAIR-themed" contest at half-time: pair of FREE airline tickets for winner
• GREEK NIGHT: Spirit Cup and prize to the largest/most spirited Greek organization.
• 80S NIGHT: the Greek in attendance who is judged to have the best 80s attire will win two FREE airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US (where Allegiant Air flies)
• Recognize NELA Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) groups

TICKET DISCOUNTS:
• 1st 300 people get in FREE (must go to ticket booth to get free pass though...for fair rides)
• TECH students get in FREE with ID (must go to ticket booth to get free pass though...for fair rides)
• ALL other tickets ONLY $5 ...

**Ticket office: 318-257-3631; techtickets@latech.edu