History of the Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Lady Techsters commonly abbreviated La. Tech and Dawgs refer to the sports teams of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. The teams compete in Division I of NCAA sports. Since 2013, Louisiana Tech has been a member of Conference USA (C-USA).
College Sports Established
Louisiana Tech University
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1972 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
2013 - Present / Conference USA
2002 - 2013 / Western Athletic Conference
1992 - 2001 / Sun Belt Conference
1988 - 1991 / American South Conference
1972 - 1987 / Southland Conference
Bulldogs - The bulldog was chosen as mascot of the university in 1899. According to legend, five students adopted a bulldog that had been wandering around campus that year. A fire broke out among the students' house not long after. The adopted bulldog barked at his new masters until they all awoke, allowing them to escape the burning building. The bulldog, however, had inhaled too much of the smoke and never made it out of the building before it burned to the ground. The students buried the dog on campus.
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