UL Lafayette's softball team plays the opening game of the 2008 Women’s
College World Series against No. 1 seed Florida at noon this Thursday
in Oklahoma City, Okla. The 51-13 Cajuns are seeded No. 8 and will be
the visiting team in the first round. The Cajuns defeated Houston in a
best-of-three series over the weekend to advance to the College World
Series, the fifth such trip in the university's history. This is the
first in Florida's history, the Gators entering with a 67-3 record.
After Florida, UCLA is the No. 2 seed, followed by Alabama and Virginia
Tech. Seeds five through seven are familiar names to the Cajuns, as UL
played each of them at least once during the 2008 season. Texas A&M
is No. 5, followed by Arizona State and Arizona -- Nos. 6 and 7,
Each of the games throughout the College World Series will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2. Visit www.ncaasports.com/broadcast under “TV Schedule” for ESPN and ESPN2 listings and game times. For more info on the Cajuns, click here.
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.