Joe Cunningham is a Senior Editor at RedState.com and occasional contributor to TheHayride.com. He hails from Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he grew up and attended college, earning a degree in broadcast journalism and sociology. He worked in radio at KNOC 1450 in Natchitoches before moving to Lafayette with his family. He worked as a sports and lifestyles editor in Abbeville before teaching in Lafayette Parish. Married with two daughters, Joe is as much a cooking fanatic as he is a political junkie, sharing both his takes on the news of the day and the recipes he's cooking on his own daily newsletter.
Lafayette Parish High School Team Donates Soccer Uniforms to Kids in Haiti, Gets Heartwarming Response
A soccer coach at David Thibodaux STEM in Lafayette is teaching his players the importance of making a difference.
Texas A&M Football Dragged on Social Media for Announcing Maroon Out Game Against Mississippi State
Many of them point out that there's a reason Texas A&M Aggie jokes exist.
Could Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletes Get Paid to Appear in a Video Game?
It's possible you'll see some Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in video game form. The game is set to be released in the summer of next year.
High School Coach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Accused of Raping Student, Placed on Leave
An arrest warrant has been issued for the coach, who is facing charges of third-degree rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student.
Former STM Coach to Appear in Court in Lafayette Monday, Accused of Attempting to Produce Child Pornography
Former STM coach and teacher Jacob De La Paz will appear before a U.S. magistrate judge at 1 p.m. today.
St. Thomas More Coach Fired Over Sexually Explicit Video to Teen Arrested by Feds in Youngsville, Louisiana
De La Paz is currently being held at the St. Martin Parish jail.
Explicit Video of Lafayette Teacher Sparks Social Media Outrage, Prompts Investigation in Vermilion Parish
Investigations into this matter are still underway, according to law enforcement officials.
Top Women’s Transfer Prospect Hailey Van Lith Spotted at LSU in Baton Rouge Tuesday
Hailey Van Lith is currently a guard at Louisville but announced that she would enter the transfer portal.
Louisiana Superintendent Opposes New Title IX Trans Athlete Proposal in Letter to LHSAA
As Brumley notes, the Title IX proposed rule "sits in direct opposition to Louisiana law."
The Story (and Recipe) Behind the Legendary Pimento Cheese Sandwich at the Masters
A tradition (and a sandwich) unlike any other.
89-Year-Old Japanese Man Named Oldest Male Surfer, Wants to Keep Going Until He’s 100
He's 89 years young and wants to do it for another decade or more.
Scouting Report: The 5 Keys to Victory for Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns Against Tennessee
Tonight, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of March Madness. They have a chance to win, and here's how.
Will Wade to Be Suspended for the First 5 Games of His First Season at McNeese State University
Despite being hired by McNeese State University just last week, Wade is prohibited from certain recruiting activities and is suspended for the first five games of the 23-24 season.
Former LSU Coach Will Wade Heads to Lake Charles, Louisiana to Lead McNeese Cowboys
Controversial former LSU head coach Will Wade returns to the court after being hired by McNeese State University.
Ragin’ Cajuns Headed Back to Sun Belt Conference Championship Game After Holding Off Texas State
The Cajuns are looking for a championship and an invitation to March Madness.
Lafayette High Lady Lions Basketball Team Wins State Championship
The Lafayette High Lady Lions knocked off the six-time defending champions to pick up their second state title in school history.
STM, Southside, More Lafayette Schools in 2nd Round of LHSAA Boys Basketball Playoffs
The second round of the playoffs tips off this week with several Lafayette and Acadiana teams still aiming for a state title.
Thousands of Soccer Fans in Turkey Flood the Field with Toys for Earthquake Victims
In the wake of highly destructive earthquakes that have left tens of thousands dead or injured, soccer fans threw scarves, toys, and more onto the field for children affected.
Nick Saban Welcomes New Alabama Assistant Coach with ‘Ass-Chewing’ on Day 1
This sounds... pretty much on-brand for Nick Saban.
The Last Blockbuster in America, Located in Bend, Oregon, Has a Super Bowl Commercial (Sort of)
The last Blockbuster ever is in Bend, Oregon, and they want to remind us they exist.