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Photo gallery: Tom Benson honored with statue at Superdome

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--A statute of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson holding the Vince Lombardi trophy for Super Bowl XLIV where the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts is seen after an unveiling ceremony in Champions Square by the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was honored Tuesday with a statue of himself on the steps of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome overlooking Champions Square. The statue, of Benson in a suit smiling and holding the Lombardi Trophy aloft, is to serve as a lasting reminder of his longtime commitment and contributions to New Orleans… Continue reading →

Photos: Cajuns 45 Jaguars 6

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire scores the first  touchdown against Southern Saturday at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

Daylong rains held down the crowd at Cajun Field, but they did not dampen the enthusiasm surrounding the Louisiana-Lafayette football team during its 45-6 victory over Southern University.… Continue reading →