Fifty years after helping Louisiana Tech to the first of four football titles in four seasons as an All-American senior noseguard in 1971, Houston businessman Chris Richardson remains just as active and passionate off the field today as he was on it during his championship seasons as a Bulldog.
Through philanthropic donations, the new softball field will be named in honor of Dr. Billy Bundrick, who gave more than 40 years of his professional career to Louisiana Tech University. The new Lady Techster’s soccer field will be named in honor of Dr. Robert Mack Caruthers, a former Petroleum Engineering professor.
Malcolm Butler, Associate AD for Athletic Communications, visited with Dr. Eric Wood immediately after his hiring to talk about what led him and his family to Ruston, his passion for guiding student-athletes to excellence, and his vision for Louisiana Tech athletics.
The pandemic that began impacting college sports in mid-March 2020 largely disrupted or shut down college competition for months, but in the classroom, Louisiana Tech’s student-athletes found success across the board as 13 of Tech’s 16 Division I sanctioned programs recorded a Graduation Success Rate of at least 75 percent.
Late morning, Thursday, March 12. Winter was fading, the first day of spring only a week away. Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters basketball team had won its opening game of the Conference USA postseason tournament in Frisco, Texas and was only moments away from playing in the Round Two.
Athletic Director Tommy McClelland gives an update on the rebuilding of facilities damaged in last year’s tornado.