Joel A. Erickson: Get QB early, plus other trends from 2016 NFL draft

California’s Jared Goff poses for photos after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the first pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, in Los Angeles Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Now that the 2016 NFL draft is in the books, the temptation to start dreaming about the future and counting down the days to training camp is almost overwhelming. The end of the draft feels a little bit like the unofficial end of the offseason. But before we turn the page, there’s something to be said for taking… Continue reading →

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More than 350 get out to fish in BREC event

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUKMinnows, anyone?If you're wondering what bass are feeding on in ponds and other south Louisiana waters, check out this school of minnows found in the middle of last week on University Lake near LSU. Top minnows, shad and carp spawned a couple of week early this year across south Louisiana and are providing post-spawn appetizers for largemouth, spoitted and white bass, goggle-eye and bluegill.

The order of the day was Get out and Fish! and more than 350 anglers covering ages from 4 to 74 showed up last weekend at BREC’s Burbank Park to follow that order. After Wildlife and Fisheries stocked in excess of a thousand pounds… Continue reading →