Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, United States. It is 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and its population was 20,019 in the 2010 census, Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University. It is the city of the Hammond Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named for Peter Hammond — the surname anglicized from Peter av Hammerdal — a Swedish immigrant who first settled the area around 1818, Peter, a sailor, had been briefly imprisoned by the British at Dartmoor Prison during the Napoleonic Wars. He escaped during a riot, made his way back to sea. Hammond used his savings to buy then-inexpensive land northwest of Lake Pontchartrain, there, he started a plantation to cultivate trees, which he made into masts and other products for the maritime industry in New Orleans. He transported the goods by oxcart to the head of navigation on the Natalbany River at Springfield and he owned at least 30 slaves before the Civil War. Peter Hammond lost his wealth during the war, as Union soldiers raided his property, in 1854, the New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad came through the area, launching the towns emergence as a commercial and transport center.
The point where the railroad met the trail to Springfield was at first known as Hammonds Crossing. Peter Hammonds grave is near the center of town under the Hammond Oak, along with the graves of his wife Caroline Hammond, the Hammond Oak is a member tree of the Live Oak Society. During the Civil War, the city was a center for the Confederate States Army. The shoe-making industry was the work of Charles Emery Cate, who land in the city in 1860 for a home, a shoe factory, a tannery. Toward the end of the war, Cate laid out the grid, using the rail line as a guide. Also, Cate Street is named for him, after the Civil War, light industry and commercial activities were attracted to the town. By the end of the 19th century, Hammond had become a point for northern rail passengers traveling south. The city became a point for strawberries, so a plaque downtown gave it the title of Strawberry Capital of America. In the 1920s, David William Thomas edited a newspaper in Hammond prior to moving to Minden. There, he was elected mayor in 1936, since 1959, The Daily Star has been Hammonds locally published daily newspaper
2011 UTSA Roadrunners football team
The 2011 UTSA Roadrunners football team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was the first year of play for UTSA, the team was coached by veteran head football coach Larry Coker. The team played its games at the Alamodome and competed as an independent in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. It was UTSAs only season as a Division I FCS team, because UTSA was transitioning to the FBS, the NCAA declared the team ineligible for the FCS playoffs. UTSA played its first game against Northeastern State on September 3,2011 at the Alamodome, with an attendance of 56,743, UTSA set a record for the highest-attended game for an NCAA Division I FCS start-up program. UTSA finished their first season with a record of 4–6, and this topped the previous record from South Florida of 33,038 in 1997. The night before the programs first game, it was reported that the Longhorn Network, at the time of the initial news reports, the five scheduled UTSA games were more than the two Texas football games scheduled for the network.
The kickoff times for the games were moved to fit with the LHN schedule
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, United States. The city is located in the part of the state. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 249,042, making it the 83rd most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th most populous city in the state of Texas. The city is the center of the Lubbock metropolitan area. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is dependent on water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation. Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a business by CNNMoney. com. CNN mentioned the traditional business atmosphere, low rent for commercial space, central location. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, the sixth-largest college by enrollment in the state, Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States based in part on its international baccalaureate program. Lubbock County was founded in 1876 and it was named after Thomas Saltus Lubbock, former Texas Ranger and brother of Francis Lubbock, governor of Texas during the Civil War.
As early as 1884, a federal post office existed in Yellow House Canyon, a small town, known as Old Lubbock, Lubbock, or North Town, was established about three miles to the east. In 1890, the original Lubbock merged with Monterey, another small town south of the canyon, the new town adopted the Lubbock name. The merger included moving the original Lubbocks Nicolett Hotel across the canyon on rollers to the new townsite, Lubbock became the county seat in 1891, and was incorporated on March 16,1909. In the same year, the first railroad train arrived, Texas Technological College was founded in Lubbock in 1923. A separate university, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, opened as Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1969, both universities are now overseen by the Texas Tech University System, after it was established in 1996 and based in Lubbock. Lubbock Christian University, founded in 1957, and Sunset International Bible Institute, South Plains College and Wayland Baptist University operate branch campuses in Lubbock.
At one time, Lubbock was home to Reese Air Force Base located 6 miles west of the city, the bases primary mission throughout its existence was pilot training. The base was closed 30 September 1997 after being selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1995 and is now a research, the city is home to the Lubbock Lake Landmark, part of the Museum of Texas Tech University. The landmark is an archaeological and natural preserve at the northern edge of the city
2011 South Alabama Jaguars football team
The 2011 South Alabama Jaguars football team represented the University of South Alabama in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. This was the season in programs history. They were led by head coach Joey Jones and played their games at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. This was their last season as an FCS independent before joining the Sun Belt Conference of the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2012, schedule source The Jaguars opened the 2011 season at home against the West Alabama Tigers of the Gulf South Conference. The meeting was the first all-time against the Tigers and this was South Alabamas first televised game on local station WJTC and ESPN3. South Alabama defeated West Alabama 21-10 on Thursday night in the opener for both teams, improving to 18-0 since starting its football program in 2009. Kendall Houston scored two touchdowns on runs of 2 and 10 yards in the half for the Jaguars. The Jaguars rushed for 205 yards but quarterback C. J. Bennett threw three interceptions, gary Johnston led the Tigers with 72 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice and sacked twice.
Trailing 13-7, West Alabama cut the lead to 13-10 on a 22-yard field goal by Ryne Smith with 10,58 remaining, houston’s second touchdown with 8,13 left put the game out of reach. C. J. Bennett threw two passes as South Alabama defeated Lamar 30-8. Lamar was held to three first downs and 64 yards on offense in the first half as South Alabama scored three times in the quarter for a 20-0 halftime lead. Bennett passed 10 yards to Corey Waldon in the quarter and 10 yards to Jereme Jones in the third as the Jaguars built a 27-2 lead. Bennett completed 9 of 14 passes for 144 yards, the Jaguars have beaten Lamar by a combined score of 56-8 in their past two meetings. South suffered its first loss in history when the Jaguars fell 35-13 to NC State in Raleigh. South Alabama kept things competitive into the quarter of its 35-13 loss to North Carolina State before allowing the Wolfpack’s Mike Glennon to throw a career-high four touchdown passes. Demetre Baker had an 8-yard scoring run and Jordan Means kicked two goals, including a school-record 46-yarder, for the Jaguars. C. J.
Bennett finished 17 of 32 for 182 yards with two interceptions and Kendall Houston rushed for 117 yards, South Alabama suffered its second loss in the season and second loss in program history, falling short of Kent State 33-25. The Golden Flashes led the Jaguars 26-0 going into halftime, in the second half, after a quick score by Kent State to go up 33-0, South Alabamas offense clicked on and scored 25 unanswered points
2011 Georgia State Panthers football team
The 2011 Georgia State Panthers football team represented Georgia State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Panthers were led by second year head coach Bill Curry, although Georgia State is a full member of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Panthers played as an FCS independent. This was their season in program history and last as an independent. They became a member of the CAA in 2012. They finished the season with a record of 4–7
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U. S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is an industrial, cultural. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993, Lake Charles is the principal city of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area, having a population of 202,040. It is the principal city of the Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area. The 2010 population of the area of Southwest Louisiana was 292,619. It is considered a significant center of petrochemical refining, tourism. Because of the lakes and waterways throughout the city, metropolitan Lake Charles is often referred to as the Lake Area, on March 7,1861, Lake Charles was officially incorporated as the town of Charleston, Louisiana. Six years after the city was incorporated, dissatisfaction over the name Charleston arose, on March 16,1867, in 1910, a fire, known as the Great Fire of 1910, devastated much of the city.
However, Lake Charles soon rebuilt itself and continued to grow, the Charleston Hotel was completed in 1929, during the administration of Mayor Henry J. Geary. During and after World War II, Lake Charles experienced industrial growth with the onset of the petrochemical refining industries, the city grew to a high of some 75,000 people in the early 1980s, but with local economic recession, the population declined. With the advent of the gaming and aviation maintenance industries, Lake Charles, located on a level plain about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, has an elevation of 13 feet, and is located on the banks of the Calcasieu River in southwestern Louisiana. It borders both Lake Charles and Prien Lake, Contraband Bayou, Henderson Bayou, and English Bayou flow through the city. Oak trees and pine trees dot the landscape, as the industry, once the main economic engine of the area. The Calcasieu Ship Channel, which allows large ocean-going vessels to sail up from the Gulf, borders the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 44.8 square miles, of which 42.0 square miles is land and 2.7 square miles.
The average relative humidity in Lake Charles is 90% in the morning, as of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993. In 2010, the density was 1,711.8 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 47% White, 47% African American,0. 4% Native American,1. 7% Asian,0. 47% from other races,2. 1% from two or more races
Jones AT&T Stadium
Jones AT&T Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, United States built in the style of Spanish Renaissance architecture. It is the field of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of the Big 12 Conference. Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium opened in 1947, the original seating capacity was 27,000. In 1959 the stadiums first expansion raised the seating to 41,500, the existing east stands were placed on railroad ties and moved 150 feet further east, and the playing surface was lowered below street level, to accommodate the new lower bowl. It was expanded again in 1972 with new red, metal seats on the side bringing capacity of 48,000. The project added 2,000 seats and was completed during the 2003 season. On April 6,2006, the facility officially changed names again, for 2006, the stadium was upgraded with a $2 million inner field wall that matches the traditional Texas Tech style brick façade. An inscribing of the Matador Song at the Double T in the north and south end zones was added, the entire project was set to begin following the 2006 season but was cancelled before being re-initiated as a different project in 2008.
On August 7,2008, the Texas Tech Board of Regents announced a $25 million expansion project, the planned expansion added a Spanish Renaissance-themed façade to the east side of the stadium. In addition to the improvements to the exterior of the facility, the expansion added 1,000 general-admission seats,550 club seats, Texas Tech allocated a total of $19 million to the expansion and added another $6 million through fund-raising initiatives. On November 20,2008, university officials announced that the fundraising goal had been exceeded. Most of the came from private donations, including a large contribution from AT&T. A small amount of the funds was delegated to come from ticket sales. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the expansion took place on November 29,2008, construction began following the 2008 season, and was completed in 2010, bringing the total amount of suites to 89 and seating capacity to 60,454. In May 2009, it was announced an additional 6,100 seats would be added in the northeast and northwest end zones by mid-season.
The additional general admission seating was opened in the end of the stadium on October 24,2009. In January 2013, construction began adding another 368 seats in the end zone. The construction was completed in November 2013, as part of these renovations, the Double T scoreboard was updated with new white LED panels and many seats in the stadium were repainted red
Strawberry Stadium is a 7, 408-seat football stadium in Hammond, Louisiana. It is home to the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions football team, the facility was constructed in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program under project #3014. The 1975 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAAA state championship game was contested at Strawberry Stadium, st. Augustine, New Orleans all-black, all-male Catholic high school, won its first LHSAA championship by defeating Covington High 35-13. A renovation completed prior to the 2007 football season added club seating, six suites, each accommodating 15 fans. The renovation increased the press box size, in addition, a new multilevel parking garage for 500 vehicles was constructed to the west of the stadium and connected to it. Before the 2012 season, new turf has been installed after being used at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, list of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums Strawberry Stadium at Lionsports. net
Dennis Wayne Franchione, known as Coach Fran, is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Texas State University, a position he held from 1990 to 1991, when the school was known as Southwest Texas State University. In his 27 seasons as a coach in college football, Franchione has won eight conference championships and one divisional crown Franchione was born in Girard. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1973 from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg and his wife, the former Kim Kraus, began dating after he took her on a tour of his alma mater, Pittsburg State, at the request of her father. They married shortly after, in 1977, while living in Peabody, the couple have two daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Ashley Renee. Brad Franchione, his son from a marriage, was the head football coach at Blinn College prior to his most recent position with his father at Texas State. Brad and his wife, have three children, after graduating from Pittsburg State, Franchione served as the head football coach at Miller High School in Miller, Missouri from 1973 to 1974.
He served as an assistant coach at Mulvane High School in Mulvane, from 1976 to 1977, he served as the head coach at Peabody-Burns High School in Peabody, Kansas. During his two years at Southwestern, he led the team to a 14–4–2 record, a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title, and his nine wins in 1982 tied the school record and was Southwesterns most since 1967. After two seasons as offensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech in 1983 and 1984, Franchione was hired as the coach at his alma mater. During his five seasons with the Gorillas, he led the team to a 53–6 record, 37–1 in conference, won five conference titles and he tied the school record for victories in a single season three times before breaking it with the 12 victories of his 1989 team. In 1990, he joined Texas State University, where he spent two years and compiled a 13–9 record, in 1992, Franchione took his first head coaching job in Division I-A at the University of New Mexico. com Bowl, their first bowl berth since 1961. During the 1996 and 1997 seasons, his roster included former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher and he again led the Horned Frogs to a bowl game in 1999 on the legs of junior tailback LaDainian Tomlinson, who led the nation in rushing.
Going into the 2000 season, the Frogs were being touted as a possible BCS Bowl contender before a loss to San Jose State. Despite the loss, the Frogs finished the season 10–1, were co-champions of the Western Athletic Conference, before the scheduled bowl game, Franchione accepted a head coaching offer by the University of Alabama. The tone and tenor of his exit from TCU remains a controversial subject among many TCU fans. Franchione became the coach at the University of Alabama in 2001 and led the team, which had posted a 3–8 record the prior season, to a 7–5 record in 2001. The 2001 team won the Independence Bowl, which became Alabamas first bowl win in five seasons, the 2002 team finished with a 6–2 conference record, placing first in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference
Battle for the Paddle
The Battle for the Paddle is the result of a game postponement. In fall 1998, the Nicholls State Colonels were scheduled to take on the Texas State Bobcats, prior to the game, heavy rains flooded San Marcos and the field at Texas State. The game eventually took place on November 28,1998 with Texas State prevailing 28–27 to win the Paddle Trophy, Texas State won the last Battle for the Paddle 38–12. It is unknown whether the two schools will schedule each other in the future, list of NCAA college football rivalry games
2011 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team
The 2011 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Red Raiders were led for the year by head coach Tommy Tuberville. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference, the 2011 Red Raiders Season finished with a 5–7 overall record, 2–7 in Big 12 play. It was the first losing season for Texas Tech football since the 1992 season, as a result, the Red Raiders failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 1999. The Red Raiders opened their 2011 season at home against the Texas State Bobcats, Texas Tech won the coin toss and elected to receive. Their first drive would end in a punt by Ryan Erxleben from their own 26 yard line, the first score of the game came by way of a 40 yard Texas State field goal by Will Johnson on their first drive. On the next drive the Red Raiders fumbled the ball on their own 41 yard, Texas State capitalized on this turnover with a rushing touchdown by Marcus Curry. The Bobcats Will Johnson kicked the point, to bring the score to 10–0.
Donnie Carona successfully converted the point for a score of 10–7. On the kickoff following the touchdown, the Bobcats Shaun Rutherford was tripped up by his own defender, on the next play, Bobcats quarterback Shaun Rutherford was penalized for intentional grounding which resulted in safety giving the Red Raiders two more points and the ball back. Neither team would score during the remainder of the first half, the Red Raiders dominated the second half, shutting out the Bobcats. In the third quarter the Red Raiders scored three touchdowns, the first on a 20 yard pass from Seth Doege to Darrin Moore, following the first touchdown, Texas Tech unsuccessfully attempted a two–point conversion but held their first lead at 15–10. The second score of the quarter came on the Red Raiders next drive when Eric Stephens ran 46 yards for a touchdown. Donnie Carona added the point to bring the score to 22–10. On Texas States next possession, the Bobcats fumbled on their own 36 yard line, the Red Raiders capitalized on the fumble with an Eric Stephens 2 yard rushing touchdown four plays later.
Donnie Carona converted the extra point and that drive was the last of the third quarter, and brought the score to 29–10. The fourth quarter scoring again consisted of three Red Raider touchdowns, the first was a 20 yard pass by Seth Doege to Tramain Swindall, during their first drive of the quarter. The second score came four drives later, when DeAndre Washington ran 23 yards for a touchdown, the final touchdown of the game came on the next Red Raider drive with 3 yard pass to Eric Ward from backup quarterback Jacob Karam