Still rolling: United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Bill Lillard Sr. of Houston—an eight-time USBC Open Championships titlist—is prepared to make more history today as the 2012 USBC Open continues at the Baton Rouge River Center. The 84-year-old will set a new longevity record when he makes his 65th consecutive appearance at the USBC Open. His first appearance came in 1958 in Detroit. In 64 tournament appearances, Lillard has knocked down 118,526 pins. He will receive a custom ring, plaque and chevron to commemorate the achievement today, and will be recognized prior to a scheduled 2:30 p.m. team event this afternoon. All events are open to the public.
Pass protection: LSU is clarifying price increases on some parking passes for the fall football season because it says several media reports from last week were “erroneous or misleading.” LSU says there is no price increase for those with renewable season parking passes, and notes prices on just 550 of 8,300-plus total parking spaces are going up. “That means 93% of the spaces on campus remain unchanged in cost,” reads a press release. “Game-to-game parking established last season on campus east of Tiger Stadium will remain at $40 per vehicle per game and $50 per trailer per game.” The release also notes parking will remain free in the Levee Lots on River Road and the Hayfield Lot on Gourrier Avenue. Get all the specifics on the LSU website here.
Reading the leaves: CC’s Community Coffee House has created a new line of specialty whole leaf teas. In total, nine hot teas and six iced teas will be sold by the cup or packaged in tins to take home. “In addition to being delicious, these new teas were created with Southern tea drinkers in mind,” says Celton Hayden Jr., CC’s retail operations general manager. The new teas include black, green and herbal varieties. The latest iced flavors run the gamut from strawberry to magnolia berry.