Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry has emerged as the favorite in Louisiana-Lafayette’s search for a new head coach, a source told SI. One of the challenges for the ULL job, as it is for some Group of Five head coaching searches, is managing the economics of trying to hire away a coordinator from a top FBS program where that candidate probably could make considerably more at his current job. Pry has played a key role in top-10 defenses at Penn State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Western Carolina, spending the past two seasons as the Nittany Lions’ DC. In his first season asRead More →

Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry watches a replay of a Michigan State touchdown during the third quarter on Nov. 4, 2017.Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com( Penn State will host multiple commitments and top targets this weekend for official visits. Tyreke Smith will be among them. The four-star defensive lineman from Cleveland, Ohio could be an end or a tackle depending on how he fills out, and colleges like USC, Ohio State, Oregon, Alabama, and of course the Nittany Lions are lining up to try and persuade him during the December contact period, which runs until Dec. 17, before he decides on Jan. 4 at theRead More →

If you are going to Lafayette Louisiana for a few days or weeks, pick the right hotel. However, picking the right hotel is hard. The best hotels have a good a reputation and they have been in this business for several years. They get good reviews on the internet. Here are the benefits of choosing the right hotel in Lafayette Louisiana. 1. Safety The best hotels in Lafayette Louisiana are safe. You don’t have to worry about your safety when you are in the hotel. In fact, they are in a safe neighborhood. You can even check the crime rate in that neighborhood before bookingRead More →

One of Louisiana’s longest-serving state lawmakers has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sen. Francis Thompson, a Delhi Democrat who has served more than 40 years in the Louisiana Legislature, told The News-Star he will have surgery Dec. 13 in Baton Rouge to remove the cancer. The 76-year-old Thompson said he’s "a little anxious, but the Lord tells us to turn over our problems to him, and that’s what I’ve done." He said he expects to be "around for a long time." Thompson was elected to the Louisiana House in 1974. He has served with seven governors and has the second-longest tenure of anyone in theRead More →

Junior Dani Williams made 21 points, making it her seventh game in a row scoring double figures. Despite a seven-point deficit in the first quarter, the No. 20 Texas A&M women’s basketball team came back to defeat the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 83-62 in the WNIT Quarterfinals on Sunday during Military Appreciation Day at Reed Arena. A&M head coach, Gary Blair said he was pleased with how the Aggies drove the ball, rebounded, and the number of free throws attempts they finished with. “One of our goals on the board was to get 30 free throw attempts after we got 36 the last time. We hitRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Good news for small business owners affected by the August floods in 2016.There is hope for those of you who are still having a hard time bouncing back. The South Central Planning and Development Commission has been awarded funding under the state’s restore Louisiana Small Business Program. This loan program would allow small business affected by the March and August 2016 floods to apply for zero percent interest loans for their recovery efforts. Businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare and childcare providers, gas stations, construction-related companies, locally owned restaurantsRead More →

Jeremy Papasso, Longmont Times-Call file photo Lafayette’s City Council approved a yearlong stay on new drilling applications within city limits on Tuesday night. Merrily Mazza was the sole council member voting against the ordinance. If officially sanctioned next month — on second reading — the moratorium would preempt new oil and gas development until late 2018, unless officials iron out new regulations before then, they said. The ordinance would halt the “submission, acceptance, processing, and approval … of all land use applications, including all special use review applications” aimed at the “exploration or extraction, and related operations and activities, of oil and gaseous materials.” ItRead More →

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press obtained from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners under a Public Records Law request. One permit application has been approved, while the other is under review. That’s raising questions about whether patients struggling with chronic pain and suffering will gain access to the drug they sought. Medical marijuana is a controversial subject in the conservative Southern state. But Sen. Fred Mills, the RepublicanRead More →

WEST LAFAYETTE – The West Lafayette girls soccer team scored early and often and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Hanover Central in the first round of the West Lafayette sectional Tuesday night. The Red Devils will face Culver, an 11-0 victor over Benton Central, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Lafayette field. Kankakee Valley will take on Twin Lakes in the other semifinal at 7:30. West Lafayette was coming off a tough loss to Harrison last week. After trailing Harrison 3-0 early, the Red Devils rallied to tie the score before losing 4-3. That loss played a big part in Tuesday’s victory. “ItRead More →