Nov. 19, 2012
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech's annual "Pack the House" challenge game has been set for Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Lady Techsters welcome the SEC Ole Miss Rebels to the Thomas Assembly Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
This year's slogan - "Out with the Ole, In with the Blue" - is an old school, throwback theme in which we want to relive the legacy and tradition of the national championship teams while highlighting the new genre of basketball led by Teresa Weatherspoon.
Louisiana Tech is the only five-time NCAA Pack the House champion as the athletics department won the award for the Western Athletic Conference every year since the campaign was instituted in 2007.
Although the NCAA is not sponsoring the event this year, Louisiana Tech is continuing another winning tradition and hopes that Lady Techster fans will turn out in full force to support Weatherspoon and Co.
There are numerous promotions and ticket deals that will take place in conjunction with "Out with the Ole, In with the Blue", including:
Free admission to kids 17 and under (while all other adult tickets are ONLY $5)
Free No. 11 Teresa Weatherspoon jersey t-shirts while the last (given out starting at 6 p.m. on SW concourse of TAC)
Free 80's style sunglasses while they last
Free 80's style concert - U.S. Band (music starts at 5:30 p.m. on front steps of TAC)
Free food and cotton candy starting at 6 p.m. on concourse of TAC
Free Ruston Brick Kids Zone with bounce houses, ball toss, Rainbow the Clown, mini horses (starts at 5:30 p.m. in front of TAC)
Free petting zoo and exotic animal exhibit courtesy of Louisiana Purchase Garden's and Zoo (starts at 5:30 p.m. on concourse of TAC)
Halftime entertainment includes cash contest, "Austin the Flyin' Lion" and a Greek basketball game
Free t-shirt and mini basketball tosses will be held throughout the game
Tickets can be purchased in advance or on game day by calling 318-257-3631, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or logging onto www.LATechSports.