Louisiana State University is trying to crack down on entrepreneurs who are cashing in on LSU cornerback and Heisman Award hopeful Tyrann Mathieu’s nickname. According to Baton Rouge Business Report, the university’s compliance office has sent cease-and-desist letters to several merchants who have been selling “Honey Badger” T-shirts, claiming the moniker is widely associated with the celebrated football player and consequently an infringement of the LSU brand, throwing in the head-scratcher that said merchandise “could have a negative impact on the involved student-athlete’s eligibility.”
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.