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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tech disses Shreveport

Apprarently someone affiliated with Louisiana Tech wanted to keep the Fresno-Tech football game in Ruston so badly that they anted up enough money to replace the lights in Joe Aillet Stadium. Ruston's gain is Shreveport's loss.

With the game scheduled on the Friday night following Thanksgiving and while the Louisiana prep playoffs are still going on, the game would have attracted a dismal crowd to Independence Stadium. Unless the contest has WAC title or bowl implications, or unless Fresno comes in ranked, the crowd will be pitiful in Ruston also. The Tech faithful aren't too faithful for meaningless late season games, played while hunting season is underway.

Unless one of the above three scenarios comes into play, expect an attendance of no more than 12,000. This should also make the short sighted internet whiners, many of whom don't think any Tech game should be played in Shreveport, happy.


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