They want to enjoy their time in Orlando, but they know the only real satisfaction will
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Matt Barnes is five days away from ending a journey he never expected, and one with more ups and downs than the roller coasters at Universal Studios.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Nobody can accuse UL-Lafayette’s men’s basketball team of softening up its early-season schedule, if this week’s AP poll means anything.
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Other than some group workout sessions and the extra opportunity for lifting and conditioning, participation in next weekend’s AutoNation Cure Bowl won’t result in the extra practice sessions for UL-Lafayette.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Monday, December 03, 2018
Before UL-Lafayette’s football team turned its full thoughts to the Dec. 15 AutoNation Cure Bowl and in-state rival Tulane, the Ragin’ Cajuns squad and coaches took Sunday to review the reasons they’re playing in Orlando and not in New Orleans.
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Five years ago, UL-Lafayette and Tulane played the first all-Louisiana bowl game in NCAA history, drawing a record 54,728 fans to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Sources said UCF's comeback win against Memphis cleared the way for the Green Wave and Ragin Cajuns, who already have accepted an invitation, to meet in a bowl game for the second time in six years.
Saturday, December 01, 2018
BOONE, N.C. — UL-Lafayette took a page from Appalachian State’s playbook Saturday at the inaugural Sun Belt Conference football championship game — and for three quarters, the Ragin’ Cajuns had a chance to beat the Mountaineers at their own game, …
Friday, November 30, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
UL-Lafayette was almost an afterthought on the All-Sun Belt Conference football team Thursday, with only one player among the 28 first-teamers — even though the Ragin’ Cajuns won the West Division and ranked second in the league in scoring and tot…
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Reaching the inaugural Sun Belt Conference championship game should be reward enough, but UL-Lafayette’s claim to the West Division title came with a significant added benefit.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Appalachian State coach Steve Satterfield this week downplayed his team’s earlier win over UL-Lafayette, saying the Ragin’ Cajuns have improved since the Mountaineers defeated them 27-17 on Oct. 20.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Before his Ragin’ Cajuns football team turned its full attention to Appalachian State and Saturday’s inaugural Sun Belt Conference championship game, UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier said there were lessons to be learned from last weekend’s pulsati…
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
The two teams have played 52 games, dating to 1951, and they have played 17 times since they were among the original members when the Sun Belt Conference began football competition in 2001.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
If familiarity with the opposing program means anything, UL-Lafayette’s football staff has a built-in advantage Saturday when the Ragin’ Cajuns face off with UL-Monroe for the Sun Belt Conference West Division title.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
No one should blame UL-Lafayette’s defensive veterans if they’re approaching Saturday’s pivotal Sun Belt Conference West Division showdown at UL-Monroe with a measure of trepidation.
Both coaches have been in this position before, facing a rivalry game at the end of a college football season that means more than bragging rights.
Monday, November 19, 2018
UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier saw a lot of things on film that his Ragin’ Cajuns squad could have done better last Saturday, and those issues came in virtually every area.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Louisiana-Lafayette did not take the path of least resistance to arrive one victory from playing in the inaugural Sun Belt Conference championship game.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
LAFAYETTE — Slow and steady might win the race, but scoring quickly and often was the victory formula for Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday against South Alabama.
Friday, November 16, 2018
The invitations are nearly ready to be sent, ones that will welcome Sun Belt Conference fans to a party next weekend that will determine the West Division champion and a berth in the league’s first championship game.
The winner of the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Football Championship Game will represent the conference at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the conference announced Friday.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
UL-Lafayette will have some new faces seeing action Saturday when the Ragin’ Cajuns host South Alabama, and it won’t hurt anybody's eligibility status.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
His head coach and position coach both insist Raymond Calais has become a much better inside runner than in past years.
Monday, November 12, 2018
UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier hasn’t had many chances to heap praise on his defensive unit this season, so he took full advantage Monday.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
It appears Louisiana-Lafayette football fans are going to be seeing more of junior running back Raymond Calais, whether leading rusher Trey Ragas comes back or not.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Country Day Cajuns defeated Ascension Episcopal and Archbishop Hannan tops University Lab, Vanderbilt Catholic Terriers victorious over E.D. White Catholic, Teurlings Catholic defeats Cabrini and Mount Carmel Academy over Archbishop Chapelle
Friday, November 09, 2018
Most college football teams with 4-5 records are looking to reach six wins and bowl eligibility, and the majority of teams with 2-3 league marks aren’t thinking about conference championship games and league titles.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Despite getting slowed by Troy’s ball-hawking defense in the first half of last weekend’s 26-16 road loss, UL-Lafayette still enters Saturday’s pivotal home contest against Georgia State as one of the nation’s most opportunistic units.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
LAFAYETTE — JaKeenan Gant and Malik Marquetti each scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures and Louisiana-Lafayette shot a67 percent in its opener as it earned a 121-80 victory over the University of the Virgin Islands on Tuesday at …
Saturday, November 03, 2018
TROY, Ala. — UL-Lafayette outplayed Troy in the second half of their Sun Belt Conference game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a shaky first half.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
One of the biggest factors in UL-Lafayette’s four straight 9-4 seasons and bowl game wins from 2011-14 was the consistent play of the offensive front, a unit that had the same five starters every game in three of those four years and led the way t…
On one side, there’s an offense that’s put up video-game numbers over the past month, averaging 548 total yards and more than 43 points per game.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Last Saturday night was a coming-out party for UL-Lafayette kicker Kyle Pfau, and blame the Ragin’ Cajuns’ offense for making the graduate-transfer kicker wait so long.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Billy Napier acknowledges he’s still a rookie coach, but he also thinks he’s found a combination that is successful for his UL-Lafayette football team.