University of Louisiana at Lafayette

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The Worst College Football Weekend Lives Down To The Hype

    For me, college football is one of those things in life that gets the "pizza pass." You know, the old saying that "even bad pizza is still pretty good." Well, that's college football. Even a bad weekend of college football is still pretty good, because, hell, it's college football! Well, this past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    College Football Christmas Morning Is Here! My Best Season Win Total Bets

    Anytime some marquee date on the sports calendar arrives, we always seem to want to make a "Christmas morning" analogy (admittedly ignoring that it's probably slightly offensive to some of the folks out there who value religion). Revealing the brackets for March Madness, the day before any trip to ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    LA Bar: A Cajun Restaurant with an Italian Heritage

    One of the biggest surprises I found in the course of dining at LA Bar -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- wasn't how expensive the Gulf oysters on the half-shell were ($12 a dozen) nor how much better those oysters tasted when topped with garlic butter and chargrilled (as seen above), but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Shocking News: The Owls and Cougars Not Going Dancing

    There might still be a month left in the season for several college basketball teams. But the alumni, students, and fans of Rice and the University of Houston are either going to have to ignore March Madness, or they're going to have to find some other teams for whom to cheer. That the Houston Coug ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Longhorn Network's 5 New Shows: Why No One Will Watch Them

    Bevo, 24/7​The amazingly awesome Longhorn Network, which will provide all the UT anyone could ever hope for, announced five new shows today. And no one in their right mind will watch any of them. Of course, the Longhorn Network is not designed to appeal to anyone in their right mind. It's de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Rice Thunders Past Marshall, Sweeps the Herd

    John RoyalRice pitcher Austin Kubitza with another dominating performance on Friday.​The Final Four dominated the attention of the sports media this weekend, rightly or wrongly. But while that whole NCAA exercise, especially UConn and Kentucky, was making a mockery of the concept of amateur a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Rice's Anthony Rendon: Start Sucking Even Worse, Astros, In Order To Get This Guy

    Photo courtesy RiceSoon to be a rich man​The Rice Owls were coasting to a pretty easy win Sunday afternoon, leading Louisiana-Lafayette 8-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning. But the Cajuns had two men on and two out when Matt Goulas sent a rocket down the third base line. Rice third baseman Anth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Longhorns End Rice's Season

    Damn you, Bevo​Rice Owls pitcher Mike Ojala had been lobbying coach Wayne Graham to let him pitch a complete game for four years. That lobbying had been excessively hard this season, since Ojala wanted to get at least one in his Rice career.But with his coming off off-season Tommy John surgery, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Mike Ojala And Rice Try To Ignite A Run To The College World Series

    Rice's road to Omaha begins in Austin​So it's off to Austin Regional that the Rice Owls go, and this afternoon at 1 p.m., the Owls (38-21) will begin their quest to return to another College World Series. The Owls are the number-two seed in the regional, behind the number-one seed Texas Longhorns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    Get Lit: Landsman, by Peter Charles Melman

    Landsman’s protagonist is an unlikely one: a Jewish street tough who escapes the hellish ghettoes of New Orleans by joining the Confederate army. But Elias Abrams’ tale, as recounted by author Peter Charles Melman, is a fascinating, entertaining, finely written account of one man’s struggle t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006
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    October 13, 2006
  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Pens and Needles

    Federal turf fights and deals mark the legacy of a union bribery case

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    The dirt on crawfish

  • Music

    March 24, 1994