Head Coach Sonny Dykes leads the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs through a series of strategic plays during a pigskin-passing match against the New Mexico State Aggies. Starting quarterback Nick Isham, chosen as the 2010 Old Spice National High School Player of the Year, applies his confidence in passing footballs and traffic on two-lane highways to the playing field, allowing the Bulldogs to maneuver around their helmet-headed opponents. Looking to improve upon last year's achieved 5–7 mark, the home team will attempt to pin their rivals to the ground using nothing more than ferocious tackles and an endless supply of velcro.
Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five
Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.
Carved out of the 53-acre North Bossier Park, Bossier Tennis Center resounds with the thumps, thwacks, and grunts of tennis games echoing across its 12 clay and 6 hard tennis courts. Overhead lighting illuminates each playing surface, encouraging matches, tournaments, junior camps, and individual lessons to continue well into the evening hours?and negating the need for an onlooker to follow the ball with a flashlight. Resident USPTA pro Elana Engleman not only presides over this flurry of activity but also keeps the pro shop stocked with essentials such as new tennis balls, apparel, and rackets.
NOLA Theatre Labs exists as a partner of New York Theatre Labs, which is under the leadership of Ren?e Souli?, who has decades of experience in the NYC and LA theater-and-film scenes. At NOLA Theatre Labs, she leads a variety of classes that focus on helping actors of all skill levels hone their crafts. Introductory classes involve subjects such as listening, staying in the moment, and moving on stage. Advanced classes dive deeper into scene work and concentrate on producing a full play.
At Gracie Jiu Jitsu Shreveport/Bossier, a team of dedicated, experienced instructors employ the time-honored techniques of the Gracie family to teach students the graceful yet powerful movements of Brazilian jujitsu. In addition to instilling the discipline, focus, and speed of the martial art in students, instructors lead high-intensity Survival Fitness workouts and power-stretching sessions, a 45-minute class that combines poses and exercises from yoga and Pilates.
Across its two locations, Hot Wheels Skating Palace embodies a fun, family-friendly environment for all ages. Guests strap on rental skates and hit the hardwood rink, gliding to the beat of top-40 tunes. Little ones just learning to skate can perfect their form by balancing their upper bodies on specially-constructed contraptions on rollers. There's also a fully-equipped snack bar, where skaters can refuel with sodas, pizza, and ice cream.