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April 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Leon Barmore's one-month retirement was long enough for Louisiana Tech to realize just how much they missed him. The coach returned Thursday to the school, which was unable to find a suitable replacement for him when he retired in March after 18 seasons. "The team I love was suddenly surrounded by uncertainty," Barmore said. "I simply could not bear to see the Lady Techsters suffer. So after much . . . consideration, I return to the university I have always loved."
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April 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Leon Barmore's one-month retirement was long enough for Louisiana Tech to realize just how much they missed him. The coach returned Thursday to the school, which was unable to find a suitable replacement for him when he retired in March after 18 seasons. "The team I love was suddenly surrounded by uncertainty," Barmore said. "I simply could not bear to see the Lady Techsters suffer. So after much . . . consideration, I return to the university I have always loved."
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January 13, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a campus carved out of northern Louisiana's rolling green woodlands a century ago, the pain of 1994 has ebbed. But only a bit. In the NCAA women's basketball title game at Richmond, Va., last spring, Louisiana Tech came within seven-tenths of a second of the national championship. The most prominent male in the sport, Leon Barmore, is still blaming himself. At an emotional postgame news conference at the time, Barmore, the head coach, took the rap. "It was my fault, totally," he said.
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January 13, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a campus carved out of northern Louisiana's rolling green woodlands a century ago, the pain of 1994 has ebbed. But only a bit. In the NCAA women's basketball title game at Richmond, Va., last spring, Louisiana Tech came within seven-tenths of a second of the national championship. The most prominent male in the sport, Leon Barmore, is still blaming himself. At an emotional postgame news conference at the time, Barmore, the head coach, took the rap. "It was my fault, totally," he said.
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January 9, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY
No. 1 Tennessee meets No. 3 Louisiana Tech in women's basketball tonight in what is becoming one of the sport's most intense rivalries. Louisiana Tech (12-1) leads the series, 13-9. Tennessee (13-0) beat the Lady Techsters last month, 69-62, on a neutral court. Coach Pat Summitt's Lady Vols haven't lost since losing to Coach Leon Barmore's Louisiana Tech team at last season's Mideast Regional, 61-58. Louisiana Tech went on to the Final Four, losing in the championship game to North Carolina.
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March 19, 1985
Sonja Hogg, who started the Louisiana Tech women's basketball program and led the team to national championships in 1981 and 1982, announced Monday that she is quitting after this year's NCAA playoffs to go into business. Leon Barmore, co-head coach at the school since 1982, will remain as head coach. Hogg, 39, has coached teams that won 306 and lost 54 in the last 11 years. She thanked Barmore for helping with her success. Both coaches have denied reports that friction existed between them.
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March 31, 1990 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Auburn's strategy Friday night was simple: take away the inside game of top-ranked Louisiana Tech. And that's what the Tigers did, opening a 20-point halftime lead and beating the Lady Techsters, 81-69. "I felt we ran our defensive game plan to the letter for 40 minutes," Auburn Coach Joe Ciampi said. "That's what it takes to beat a team like Louisiana Tech." "I'm not sure we were upset at all," Louisiana Tech Coach Leon Barmore said. "Auburn is a good team and Louisiana Tech is a good team.
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March 30, 1990 | PETE THOMAS
The Louisiana Tech women's basketball team has been perfect thus far, posting a 32-0 record as it heads into the NCAA Final Four for the fourth consecutive season and seventh in the nine-year history of the event. But despite his team's No. 1 national ranking and its role as the favorite over No. 9 Auburn (27-6) in the second of tonight's semifinal matchups, Coach Leon Barmore is not overconfident. "I like Stanford, Auburn and Virginia . . . in that order," he said.
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April 2, 1988 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Louisiana Tech basketball Coach Leon Barmore had been saying all week that Friday night's National Collegiate Athletic Assn. semifinal against Tennessee was not a revenge match. Don't you believe it. Tech (31-2) won easily at the Tacoma Dome, 68-59, and advanced to Sunday's final. The victory may have settled an old score. Barmore has said his team was embarrassed about the low level at which it played in last season's final, when Tennessee won the national title, 67-44.
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April 2, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
It was bad enough for Louisiana Tech Coach Leon Barmore when his top-ranked team lost to Georgia in the NCAA women's Midwest Regional, but after that things got worse. When Barmore was presented a plaque for being named national coach of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Assn., it read: "Leon Barmore, Louisianna Tech, National Women's Freshman Of The Year." Not only was his school's name misspelled, but the freshman of the year was Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw.
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March 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Leon Barmore of Louisiana Tech, one of the most prominent coaches in women's basketball, will resign after his team finishes play in the NCAA women's tournament. Barmore is completing his 18th season at the school. He has the best winning percentage (.872) in Division I basketball--men or women. "I gave all I have," he said Friday. "I have one more run at the national championship and that's it."
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April 2, 2005 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
For only the third time in the 24-year history of the women's NCAA tournament, the Final Four coaches are all women. And one of them has been there all three times. That, of course, would be Tennessee's Pat Summitt, who could serve as the face of women's college basketball. She is taking the Lady Vols to Indianapolis this weekend in search of an unprecedented seventh national championship.
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