RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech closed out practice No. 14 on Wednesday afternoon, as the Bulldogs will now officially turn their attention to the 2017 LA Tech Spring Game, which is presented by Dairy Queen and set for noon this Saturday, April 8 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
LA Tech practiced in the stadium for a little over two hours on Wednesday, but the Bulldogs will now have Thursday and Friday off before wrapping up the 15th practice session on Saturday with the spring game.
“Today was very spirited with an awful lot of team work with what we are trying to get done here,” head coach Skip Holtz said. “We started at the beginning with a lot of group work and segment work, but now we have gone to more and more team now as we have gone through spring. Unfortunately, we have some bumps and bruises with some guys trying to take care of some nagging injuries, but I really like the way we are working. I think we are getting better on both sides of the ball and we are excited to finish this thing up with the spring game on Saturday.”
Louisiana Tech fans will have the opportunity to catch a sneak peak of the 2017 Bulldogs this Saturday with all fans, students and alumni are encouraged to wear blue and enjoy FREE admission to the spring game to not only catch a glimpse of the 2017 football team, but also see the progress being made to LA Tech’s new $18.6 million press box project on the west side of the stadium.
“I am really looking forward to watching this football team play when people are here to see them,” Holtz said. “It is one thing to be on the field and make calls and do everything out here in practice, but it is another thing to eliminate the distractions going on outside the lines and stay focused. We are looking forward to Saturday and I think it is going to go a long way in helping develop some of the depth chart battles we have going on right now.”
Due to ongoing construction on LA Tech’s brand new luxury facility, fans attending the spring game are encouraged to enter and sit on the EAST SIDE of Joe Aillet Stadium, while the west side will be CLOSED during the game. Select concessions will also be available to purchase at the spring game. With construction currently surrounding Joe Aillet Stadium, Louisiana Tech officials will have certain limitations to the in-game entertainment provided at this year’s spring game (scoreboard, music, public address, etc.).
The LA Tech Alumni Association and Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC) are hosting a spring game tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday with food provided by Ponchatoulas. This event is exclusively for Alumni Association and LTAC members and their families. The cost to attend the pregame tailgate is $5 per person, while children under the age of five get in free. Reservations for the tailgate are required and alumni can register at http://www.latechalumni.org/s/810/index.aspx?sid=810&gid=1&pgid=1582.
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