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Louisiana may not have a pro baseball franchise, but the Pelican State is dominant at the college level. Five teams from the state received seeds to the College Baseball World Series. Baton Rouge and Lafayette will each host regionals.


New Orleans Bowl Teams Announced


It’s Bowl Season again. While most eyes are focused on the college football playoffs, locals know that there is another big game in da Dome. Today, organizers announced that Arkansas State University and Louisiana Tech University accepted invitations to the 15th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 19.


Negligence Leads to Death of Louisiana Tech Mascot, Tech XX


Up at Louisiana Tech University, the saga of Tech XX came to a sad end today. A search was on early this week for the beatified English bulldog, which is the Ruston school's live mascot, after an employee initially said the canine went missing Sunday after a bathroom break. The school offered up to $2,000 for info about his whereabouts. But it turned out the four-year-old died of heat stroke after being left outside, school officials announced today.


Target: Sinkholes


When it comes to potholes in sinking South Louisiana, It's time to call in the big guns. According to the AP, Slidell is set to ring in the New Year with stealth technology originally designed for the military to detect where dirt seeped into sewers, and mete out serious sinkhole threats. The technology was developed at Louisiana Tech. Slidell Mayor Freddie Drennan seems surpisingly willing to allow forces to encroach across his border. Maybe Pakistan could take a diplomacy lesson. Full story here.


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