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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Louisiana Tech's Teddy Allen to be inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame


This June, Louisiana Tech University writer and editor Teddy Allen will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame for his work as a sports journalist and broadcaster.

"It's an unexpected honor to be included with so many people I've admired for a long time and many I've gotten to know and grown to love," Allen said. "Extra special since in high school I was voted 'Most Likely To Dangle A Participle.'" Allen graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in English. Today, he is still connected to his alma mater as the university's senior writer in the Office of University Communications and as a broadcaster for Tech football.

"Teddy is truly deserving of this honor," said Tonya Oaks Smith, executive director of university communications for Tech. "If you're talking about Louisiana Tech and sports – no matter where you are in this state – people will inevitably ask about Teddy Allen."

Aside from his work at Tech, Allen has also written three books, served on the Sports Hall of Fame committee for more than 20 years, and worked as a columnist for the Shreveport Journal, Shreveport Times and Times-Picayune.

"Teddy's selection was inevitable," Doug Ireland, chairman of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, said. "He is one of Louisiana's greatest journalism talents of all time. He has informed, entertained and captivated thousands of people through his writing and has been a great encouragement and friend to those of us who are lucky enough to know him."


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