Nov. 7, 2013
RUSTON -- The LA Tech Sports Properties begins its sixth year as part of the University's athletic family and is in charge of the LA Tech Sports Network which will cover every Lady Techster and Bulldog basketball game this season. Every regular season, conference tournament and postseason contest will air live with a 30-minute pregame show and a 30-minute postgame wrap-up.
During the 2013-14 basketball season, the Bulldogs will air live on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston) and KJVC 92.7 FM (Mansfield) while the Lady Techsters will air live on ESPN 97.7 FM (Ruston) and KTKC 92.9 FM (Springhill) with just a few exceptions. A select number of men's games will also be aired on KTKC 92.9 FM while a select number of women's games will air on KJVC 92.7 FM - see schedule below.
Dave Nitz begins his 39th year as the Voice of the Bulldog basketball team and has broadcast more than 2,000 Louisiana Tech sporting events since joining the University in 1974. He was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in October of 2011.
Nitz will be joined by color analyst Jack Thigpen, who won more than 500 games on the high school level in Louisiana while also serving as an assistant coach on the collegiate level, including one stint with the Bulldogs.
Louisiana Tech Associate Athletics Director Malcolm Butler enters his 15th season providing the live play-by-play action of Lady Techster basketball while also serving as the program's media relations director. Butler began his broadcasting during the 1999-2000 season serving as the color analyst before taking over the following year as the play-by-play voice.
Nitz and Butler finished first and second in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association College Broadcast competition this past year. Nitz captured first place with his call of the Bulldog football team's 59-57 shootout loss to Texas A&M while Butler finished second for his call of the Lady Techsters last second 64-62 win over Idaho.
All Bulldog and Lady Techster games can be accessed via the internet by logging onto LATechSports.com and subscribing to LA Tech All-Access, a subscription-based web service that will provide the audio feed of every game (home and away) and the video feed of the home games. Fans also have the option of subscribing to the C-USA Digital Network which provides the same content at LA Tech All-Access plus the video for road league games.