Message from LA Tech President Les Guice

(Below is a message from Louisiana Tech president Dr. Les Guice sent out last night in response to the ever-changing landscape of college athletics.)

Louisiana Tech has a proud history of excellence, and we are confident that we are positioned for future success both athletically and academically.

Louisiana Tech is coming off its seventh straight bowl appearance, a run to the Final Four in the National Invitation Tournament and a top 16 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Championships. Louisiana Tech was one of just 12 programs in the country to play in the postseason in football, men’s basketball and baseball (1 of only 3 non-Power 5s).

The success of our student-athletes and teams continue to make us proud, and we are confident that the future holds more opportunities for continued success. History shows that Louisiana Tech has evolved and succeeded regardless of the national landscape and realignment.

Louisiana Tech has invested in excess of $100 million in our athletic facilities since the summer of 2013, including construction of new baseball, softball and soccer facilities and more than $40 million in construction with the Davison Athletics Complex and Joe Aillet Stadium Press Box & Suites. And in the very near future we will be announcing plans to begin construction on a number of additional athletic facilities that will only continue to enhance our recruitment of top caliber student-athletes.

We boast famous alumni in Terry Bradshaw, Karl Malone, Willie Roaf, Teresa Weatherspoon, Fred Dean, Kim Mulkey and Leon Barmore … the Who’s Who of the most prestigious Halls of Fame in their respective sports. We boast national championships in football and women’s basketball. And we boast a nationally-respected academic resume.

As we engage in discussions with our league partners and other nationally-renowned universities around the country, we are confident that the future for Louisiana Tech is bright.     — Dr. Les Guice

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