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.
Monday, November 12, 2018
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
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.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Louisiana-Lafayette went into Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference game with Arkansas State like it was a playoff elimination. Coach Billy Napier likened it to a 15-round championship fight.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
LAFAYETTE — Confidence and yardage came in big bunches early for Louisiana-Lafayette against Arkansas State Saturday. The Cajuns were brimming with it at the end of the game when they really needed it.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
If Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference rivalry game is anything like the past two times UL-Lafayette and Arkansas State have squared off at Cajun Field, fans of either team certainly won’t be bored.
LAFAYETTE — Games between teams that are 1-2 conference records don’t normally fall into the “must-win” category, and coaches usually don’t talk about such games as determining factors in a conference race.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
UL-Lafayette got an extra day of rest this week, courtesy of what Ragin' Cajuns coach Billy Napier called a midseason break.
Monday, October 22, 2018
It went down as a loss, and a damaging one in Sun Belt Conference play, but both UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier and some Ragin’ Cajun players took a lot of positives from Saturday’s 27-17 road loss at now-nationally-ranked Appalachian State.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
BOONE, N.C. — Despite a 27-17 loss Saturday to Sun Belt powerhouse Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette saw progress in its seventh game under first-year coach Billy Napier.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Halfway through its first season under Billy Napier, the UL-Lafayette football team is still in the midst of figuring out an identity and figuring out how to improve from day to day.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Billy Napier said his UL-Lafayette team played to its potential offensively for the first time Saturday. Now he wants to see that from his defensive and special teams units.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
LAFAYETTE — Andre Nunez completed 19 of 25 passes for a career-high 315 yards and tied a school-record with five touchdown passes as Louisiana-Lafayette piled up a school-record 759 yards of total offense and defeated New Mexico State 66-38 on Sat…
Thursday, October 11, 2018
They are no longer a member of the Sun Belt Conference, but the New Mexico State Aggies might have the league on their minds as they face UL-Lafayette.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier wants his Ragin’ Cajun football team to get off to faster starts, and he has a possible reason why the Cajuns have not been successful on early-game drives.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Trey Ragas has three straight 100-yard rushing games, leads the Sun Belt Conference in rush yardage and is ninth nationally in yards per carry with a 7.0 average.
Saturday, October 06, 2018
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Coming on the heels of facing off against the top in team in the nation, Louisiana-Lafayette took what it learned from its loss to Alabama last week and put together an offensive show with 557 yards and rolled to 42-27 conferen…
Thursday, October 04, 2018
New NCAA redshirt regulations have sent a ripple through college football this season, including the transfers of several players to seek better opportunities under the new guidelines.
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
He was beaten on a deep pattern for a touchdown last Saturday, and that was the most important thing on Michael Jacquet’s mind.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
UL-Lafayette’s football team may have lost to Alabama in blowout fashion last weekend, but the Ragin’ Cajuns actually made up ground in the Sun Belt Conference West Division.
Monday, October 01, 2018
UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier wasn’t as concerned about the scoreboard last Saturday as he was his team’s performance, and in that area he gave some good and bad grades Monday.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Billy Napier was adamant at UL-Lafayette’s weekly news conference Monday that his Ragin’ Cajuns football team is doing some things well — and that other things need improvement.
Monday, September 24, 2018
UL-Lafayette coach Billy Napier didn’t like what he saw from his football team in the two days preceding Saturday’s game, and he said that’s part of the reason the Ragin’ Cajuns are starting out 0-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Former University of Louisiana-Lafayette softball coach Michael Lotief filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the university ginning up false allegations as pretext for his firing. Lotief claims he was fired for speaking up about illegal gender discrim…
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Some of UL-Lafayette’s football players will make a quick jog into enemy territory at some point Saturday during pre-game warmups at Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium.
UL-Lafayette’s defensive unit figures to have issues slowing down Mississippi State’s offense, particularly quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
There was much hype about UL-Lafayette’s efforts to field an up-tempo offense this season, and new offensive coordinator Rob Sale often used the “attack mentality” phrase to describe his unit.
LAFAYETTE — Four former Louisiana-Lafayette athletes, the matriarch of the Ragin’ Cajuns softball program and a key administrator responsible for many of the recent athletics facility improvements, make up the 2018 Louisiana Athletics Hall of Fame…