UL head football coach Mark Hudspeth made it official this week, telling media at a sports luncheon that he will “definitely” be the team’s coach next season. Hud also said he and the university are working on a new contract for the first-year coach, a contract UL says would make him the highest paid coach in the Sun Belt Conference. Hud was interviewed for the vacant head coaching position at Ole Miss recently, and his name has swirled in the rumor mill since the Ragin’ Cajuns wrapped up an 8-4 (6-2 Sun Belt) regular season and accepted an invitation to the Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl. On Sunday we finally learned the Cajuns’ opponent in the game: the San Diego State Aztecs.
Unfortunately, the social media rumors proved to be true: Guamas on Jefferson is closed. The well-regarded eatery was shuttered over the weekend after a decade on Jefferson Street and a few years near campus before that. Guamas’ Cuban-influenced South American cuisine was an exercise in gastronomic creativity. Co-owner Rubens Mesa blamed chain restaurants and an economic climate unkind to small restaurants for Guamas’ downfall, telling The Ind the restaurant may reopen in a few years, which his wife and fellow co-owner, Julieta Tarazona, sort of confirmed on Facebook when she hinted the establishment might change locations.
Who dat say dey gonna beat them Saints? Not the couillon-riddled Detroit Lions. The NFC North playoff contenders demonstrated a stunning lack of discipline in committing 11 penalties for 107 yards in the Saints’ 31-17 victory in the Superdome Sunday night. Gaffes included three offensive pass interference calls and three personal fouls, the nadir of which was tight end Brandon Pettigrew’s ill-advised shove of an official. The Lions went into the game short-handed on defense, most notably without the services of defensive line stud Ndamukong Suh, who was suspended for the first of two games following his knuckled-headed stomping of an opposing player on Thanksgiving. The Lions outgained the Saints and outplayed them for much of the second half, but thanks to their immaturity — and Saints QB Drew Brees’ stellar first half — the Black & Gold walked away with a two-game lead in the NFC South.
Family owned Baton Rouge milk and ice-cream producer aims to put PR nightmare behind it.
Pound for pound, the Ragin’ Cajuns leader is the strongest football coach in America (so says Fox Sports).
The percentage of Louisiana high school students graduating within four years increased for the third year in a row in 2013, the state Department of Education said Friday.
Gov. Bobby Jindal is trying to curb unintended consequences of a law that boosted the borrowing the state can do before hitting its debt ceiling.
Four bedroom traditional or five bedroom Acadian
For Jennings-based JD Bank, IberiaBank’s buyout of Teche Federal couldn’t have come at a better time.
Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a south Louisiana flood board member who supports the board's environmental lawsuit against the oil and gas industry has reached the end of his term.
A memorial ride is being held Sunday in memory of cyclist Lon Lomas, who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Monday.
KLFY TV10’s longtime anchor and investigative reporter Chuck Huebner has responded to his recent termination from the station, confirming that his departure was a long time coming.
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Emmy nominations announced; immigration compromise possible; FTC sues Amazon and more national and international news for Friday, July 11, 2014.
Grab this Friday special at everyone’s favorite Saint Street sandwich stop
Stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, who played detectives tracking a ritual killer, nominated for best drama actor. "Treme" and "Coven" get nods, too.
The Crawfish Capital of the World joins Beaufort, SC, Fredericksburg, Texas, Senoia, Ga. and Moorseville, Ala. on the magazine's list.
Education leaders are seeking to broker a compromise with Gov. Bobby Jindal on the standardized tests used in public schools next year.
The Women Who Mean Business honorees and trailblazers will be featured as a cover story in the September issue of ABiz, which publishes Sept. 15.
Three bedroom Breaux Bridge traditional or four bedroom Abbeville Victorian home
Summer's toss on and go pieces
Despite the bizarre fake handgun incident that ultimately led to his resignation, former Lafayette Regional Airport Aviation Director Greg Roberts will escape prosecution.
The Lafayette Police Department setup a roadblock in Freetown this afternoon after a body was discovered inside a nearby antique shop.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Gov. Bobby Jindal has scheduled a July 17 meeting with Education Superintendent John White to try to negotiate a compromise in their dispute over testing tied to the Common Core education standards, the governor's office announced Wednesday.
Beloved artist and former professor died Tuesday night after a brief illness.
The council approved an introductory ordinance two weeks ago watering down the zoning ordinance. If it approves it as a final ordinance on Tuesday, well, anyone can put up a sign in their yard or at their business for any future election.
Seared Ahi tuna, greens and a spicy Asian sauce ready for lunch Downtown
Poor TV10, once a ratings juggernaut among Lafayette television-news consumers, reduced now to doddering among its ceramic cat collection in a musty TV parlor, muttering about the good old days as it adjusts the afghan on its lap.
Undergarments for every style
The Lafayette Parish School Board made about $13 million in cuts during Tuesday’s special meeting, but what are the repercussions?