Louisiana Tech (9-3) won't play in a bowl game

"We had played there in 2008, and the sponsor is a graduate of Louisiana Tech, so I thought they would wait for us," Van De Velde said. "We all agreed we wanted to wait, so we said to them, 'We don't want to turn it down, but we need time to see how this plays out.' "

Waiting cost Louisiana Tech its spot. "They chose to go in another direction," Van De Velde said, rather than wait to see if the Bulldogs chose to play its bowl game in Shreveport.

"We never declined" the bid, Van De Velde said. "We just asked for more time. They felt like they had to move, and I understand. But we felt like we needed time to see how this played out."


Filed under: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs


IllinoisLoyalty on Facebook Facebook    IllinoisLoyalty RSS Feed RSS    IllinoisLoyalty Daily Email Daily Email

Upcoming Football Games

Sat, Sept 3Murray State 
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina 
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan 
Game times & TV to be determined

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by Jkat00 6 minutes ago
Jaylon Tate Situation
Last post by adogster 24 minutes ago
Chicago Cubs 2016 Season
Last post by Illiniaaron 44 minutes ago
2015-16 Blackhawks
Last post by Illiniaaron 52 minutes ago
English Premier League Thread 2015-2016
Last post by IlliniFaninHoosierLand 1 hour ago
2016 Coaching Carousel
Last post by AnticipatedSerendipity 1 hour ago
Illinois Football Recruiting Thread
Last post by CARPET 2 hours ago
2016 NFL Draft
Last post by CAHALL15 2 hours ago
2016 St. Louis Cardinals
Last post by IlliniFan85 3 hours ago
Chicago Bears 2016-2017 Season
Last post by jrichisamazing 3 hours ago
Illinois Basketball 2016-2017
Last post by combes 3 hours ago
2016 White Sox
Last post by qcillini13 8 hours ago
Committee: Time to start thinking about mascot for Illinois
Last post by KBLEE 8 hours ago
North Carolina Academic Fraud Investigation
Last post by geneseo 9 hours ago
30 for 30: Magic Moment
Last post by Johnny Lawrence 13 hours ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2016 Illini Football Schedule

Sat, Sept 3Murray State 
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina 
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan 
Sat, Sept 24---Bye Week--- 
Sat, Oct 1@Nebraska 
Sat, Oct 8Purdue 
Sat, Oct 15@Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 22@Michigan 
Sat, Oct 29Minnesota
Sat, Nov 5Michigan State 
Sat, Nov 12@Wisconsin 
Sat, Nov 19Iowa 
Sat, Nov 26@Northwestern 
Game times & TV to be determined