The get-out-the-vote effort may be in high gear across the state, but UL fans have had a more pressing agenda this week: to pack Cajun Field for tomorrow's homecoming battle against Florida International -- the Ragin' Cajun program's 1,000th game. There have been "Top 10 reasons to be at The Swamp lists" floating around, and high-pressured e-mails hoping to persuade fans to fill every seat in the house. In addition to spectacular athleticism and what's expected to be a highly competitive matchup, you're likely to see 10,000 "Tyrell Towels" waving in the air as the star running back is only 30 yards shy of becoming the 7th college football player ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards in all four of his seasons (the towels go to the first 10,000 fans). That's only the beginning for Tyrell Fenroy; keep an eye on this guy.
Did I mention that the nation's leading rushing quarterback will be back in action?
You get the picture, but the best of the best in this appeal goes to Paul Angelle's post on Nola.com Wednesday. If this passionate fan's history lesson doesn't convince you to drop whatever you're doing and be in The Swamp by 4 p.m. kickoff, nothing will.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.