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Don Larsen: Perfect for My Scorebook
January 4, 2020

(Visit, Once A Knight, for more Nico…) By NICO VAN THYN My baseball travels — limited but fun — never…

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Tech gives the “U” an L (and a zero)
December 27, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers There they were in the post-game interview room after Wednesday’s 14-0 win by Louisiana Tech over…

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December 24, 2019

(Originally ran on December 23, 2019) By TEDDY ALLEN SHREVEPORT — Louisiana Tech has played in four Independence Bowls, each…

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The only thing backward is his name
December 3, 2019

By TEDDY ALLEN/Designated Writers I was innocently standing around at Louisiana Tech football practice last week, about 10 feet from the…

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This do-everything athlete was a Slack attack
November 21, 2019

By NICO VAN THYN/Designated Contributor Sixty years after he played his last football game for Louisiana Tech, J.W. Slack is going... Read More
Tech glad it gave Peace a chance
November 14, 2019

By JERRY BYRD, JR./Designated Correspondent When Joe Raymond Peace received the call this spring informing him he was going into the…

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Fast Eddie Zips Into LA Tech Hall of Fame
November 1, 2019

By TEDDY ALLEN (Eddie Holman and seven others — Olympian Chelsea Hayes, All-American running backs J.W. Slack and Ryan Moats, legendary…

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That’s The Old Ballgame, Shreveport: A Personal Journey
August 12, 2019

This is the final chapter of what’s basically an online book written by retired sportswriter/copy editor/DW’s former boss Nico Van Thyn... Read More
July 22, 2019

By DON WALKER/Designated Contributor Along the lines of asking someone, “How are you?” in passing, or asking the spouse, “How was…

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Lessons learned
June 14, 2019

PRE-GAME NOTE --  Both of the founders of Designated Writers have gone from being sports writers to jobs in the education... Read More