What a weekend for UL and LSU sports fans. The Ragin’ Cajuns pulled off a 36-31 upset over 17-point favorite Florida International Saturday at FIU Stadium in Miami — their third straight win — and the LSU Tigers defeated No. 16 West Virginia 47-21 in Morganstown, their third convincing victory over a ranked team.
The win moved LSU to No. 1 in the AP rankings for the first time since winning the 2007 national championship and guarantees Cajun fans will pack the stadium this weekend when the Ragin’ Cajuns take on Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m.
The New Orleans Saints, of course, completed the triple play Sunday, with a 40-33 come-from-behind win over the Houston Texans. For those keeping score, it was the second winning weekend for local football fans.
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Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.