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10/2/2017 10:23:51 PM
According to a 2012 study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, only 51% of children go outside to play at least once a day. The Guardian says today’s kids spend half the amount of time outdoors as their parents did. Yet nine of ten parents wish their children would spend more time outdoors.
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8/31/2017 4:43:46 PM
It’s a tradition that runs deep through the bayous and swamps of Southwest Louisiana. The rich history of pirates, contraband, buccaneers, and cannon fire can be found on street names, at festivals, and within the deep treasuries of local family tales and stories. And on Saturday nights during football season, that old familiar cannon fire comes alive with Cowboy fans, commemorating each and every touchdown in true buccaneer fashion.
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8/3/2017 11:02:17 AM
Ed Orgeron took over a flailing LSU football team last September, replacing 12-year coach and resident legend Les Miles. Things were made clear from the get-go that it was a temporary gig. After steadying the ship and going 5-2, however, Orgeron had the "interim” label removed and was named permanent head coach. The burly, gravel-voiced "Coach Eaux” is Louisiana through and through. A Lafourche Parish native who was part of Galliano High’s 1977 state championship team, he played college ball at LSU and Northwestern -- then was a graduate assistant at NSU and McNeese. After a hiatus from coaching, he was a volunteer coach at Nicholls – which led to a new chapter in his career.
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5/4/2017 10:46:52 PM

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the warmer weather, and do something active. Whether you’re looking for something calming or something intense and competitive, there’s no shortage of outdoor sports and plenty of reasons to go play outside.


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6/29/2012 4:26:45 PM
Walking into the Richard V. Doland Athletic Field House at McNeese State University, it's easy to feel an overwhelming sense of pride for all things blue and gold. Looking at the trophies that line the cases and peeking into the Hall-of-Fame room, you get an amazing snapshot of the history and tradition of McNeese athletics. A huge fixture in this tradition is Sports Information Director Louis Bonnette. At the end of this month, this Pineville native and Louisiana Tech graduate will step down after 46 years on the job. Thrive recently sat down with Mr. Bonnette to discuss his career and his thoughts on his pending retirement.
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