Louisiana Tech Rumors & News

  • Louisiana Tech transfer Stapleton headed to Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Louisiana Tech transfer Xavian Stapleton has committed to Mississippi State, sources said Sunday. The 6-foot-6 wing, who averaged 6.7 ppg last season, will have three years of eligibility remaining but must sit out next season per NCAA rules." July 05

  • La. Tech restricting ex-Madison Central star Stapleton's transfer

    The Clarion-Ledger "Former Madison Central guard Xavian Stapleton is leaving the Louisiana Tech basketball program, following a freshman campaign where he emerged as the Bulldogs' top threat coming off the bench. But Louisiana Tech is telling the 6-foot-6 former Dandy Dozen selection he is restricted from..." June 23

  • Louisiana Tech lands Florida A&M transfer guard Jermaine Ruttley

    The News Star "Louisiana Tech's busy day on the recruiting trail continued Tuesday evening when former Florida A&M guard Jermaine Ruttley announced on Twitter he is transferring to play for the Bulldogs. The junior guard is eligible to play immediately in 2016. Ruttley joins Justin Leon as the two most..." May 19

  • Louisiana Tech to name Miami's Eric Konkol head coach

    The Score "It appears as if Louisiana Tech didn't waste much time searching for a replacement for departed head coach Michael White. Just over a week after White was named the new head coach at Florida, Louisiana Tech is expected to hire Eric Konkol as the new top dog for Bulldogs' basketball, according..." May 18

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Mike White to bring two Louisiana Tech assistants to Florida

    CBS Sports "Mike White hasn't even had the Florida job for a day, but his staff is already taking shape. White will bring both Jordan Mincy and Darris Nichols to Gainesville as assistants, sources told CBSSports.com. Both were assistants under White at Louisiana Tech." May 08

  • Sources: Louisiana Tech basketball coach Michael White emerges as Florida’s leading candidate

    Yahoo! Sports "Louisiana Tech basketball coach Michael White has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Billy Donovan at Florida, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. A meeting between Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley and White could take place as soon as today, sources said. Through a..." May 07

  • Tech signs Florida A&M transfer Jermaine Ruttley

    The News Star "Louisiana Tech officially inked its second basketball signing of the week Saturday with the addition of Florida A&M transfer guard Jermaine Ruttley. Ruttley, a rising senior, is eligible to play immediately due to the APR sanctions handed down to Florida A&M for the 2015-16 season. Ruttley..." April 19

  • La. Tech's Speedy Smith plays with a heavy heart

    CBS Sports "As he steps onto the floor before every game, Louisiana Tech point guard Kenneth "Speedy" Smith -- the nation's returning leader in assists at 7.7 per game in 2013-14 -- rubs the tattoo on the side of his arm. The tattoo depicts Smith in his basketball jersey praying over a casket as God looks..." December 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • La. Tech adds two more to 2014 class as three reserves leave the program

    The News Star "Louisiana Tech’s roster overhaul continued Friday when the school announced the signings of a pair of junior college players to add to the growing 2014 signing class. Qiydar Davis (Indian Hills Community College) and Merrill Holden (Pratt Community College) become the sixth and seventh..." May 29

  • Tennessee's search is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White

    CBS Sports "Tennessee's search to replace Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Martin left UT last week to coach at California. A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some..." April 20

  • Florida St. 78, Louisiana Tech 75

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds and Okaro White posted 20 and eight as the Seminoles held on against the visiting Bulldogs in the NIT quarterfinals. Devon Bookert chipped in 11 points and Montay Brandon had 10 for the top-seeded Seminoles (22-13), who advanced to next week's Final..." March 27

  • Louisiana Tech 79, Georgia 71

    ProSportsDaily "Four players scored in double figures, led by Alex Hamilton's 20 points, as Louisiana Tech survived a late rally by host Georgia in an all-Bulldogs matchup in the second round of the NIT. Chris Anderson had 18 points and eight rebounds while Cordarius Johnson was 6-of-7 from the field - 3-of-3..." March 22

  • Tulsa wins C-USA with 69-60 win over Louisiana Tech

    ProSportsDaily "James Woodard scored 27 points as the Golden Hurricane punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament by winning the championship of the Conference-USA tournament in El Paso, Texas. Woodard made 8-of-13 from the floor, including 4-of-5 3-point attempts, and reached double figures for the 25th..." March 16

  • Louisiana Tech turns Charlotte 49ers’ turnovers into win

    Charlotte Observer "Ten minutes into Charlotte’s Conference USA contest Thursday night, 49ers coach Alan Major had to feel pretty good. There were still 30 minutes remaining, though. Charlotte built as much as an eight-point lead early before watching it slowly evaporate as Louisiana Tech took a 80-60 win in..." January 24

  • Louisiana Tech star Raheem Appleby (ankle) out 6-8 weeks

    CBS Sports "Despite this being its first season in Conference USA, Louisiana Tech has been the favorite to win the league and get to the NCAA tournament. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs might have to do it without leading scorer Raheem Appleby. The school announced Wednesday that Appleby would miss..." January 16