Call it payback for Louisiana going so heavily for John McCain. President Barack Obama has proclaimed that 9th-seeded Butler will pull the upset over 8th-seeded LSU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Fulfilling a campaign promise to reporter Andy Katz, the hoops-loving Obama has filled out a Presidential NCAA Tournament bracket for ESPN.The network aired video of the president filling out his entire bracket today in a Sportscenter segment dubbed "Barack-etology." View the President's picks here. LSU and Butler tip off tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in one of the opening games of the NCAA tournament.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.