The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns football program will make its seventh bowl appearance this decade when it officially received the invitation from the LendingTree Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, on Sunday.
In coach Billy Napier’s first season as head coach of the UL Ragin’ Cajuns, the program took a big first step toward respectability.
BOONE, N.C. — The process of reading in between the lines continues when it comes to the Sun Belt Conference bowl picture.
With a roster loaded with newcomers, the first half of the season for the UL Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball team was no doubt going to be a huge learning experience.
In some ways, all of the seven games played between UL’s Ragin’ Cajuns and the Appalachian State Mountaineers since November 2014 have been the same.
Neither Appalachian State’s Zac Thomas nor UL’s Levi Lewis were recognized as first or second-team all-Sun Belt Conference quarterbacks when the team was announced Wednesday by the league office after a vote by the coaches.
Tuesday’s 98-81 victory over the Southeastern Lions in the Cajundome gave UL basketball fans their first look at 6-8 junior forward Tirus Smith.
In Saturday’s postgame news conference after the 31-30 win over UL-Monroe, it wasn’t hard to detect what was one of UL coach Billy Napier’s favorite plays in the game.
There were plenty of things not to like about UL’s 62-49 home win over Xavier of New Orleans on Monday at the Cajundome.
When the UL men’s basketball team returns to the Cajundome at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the first time since Nov. 15, some things about the Ragin’ Cajuns will seem very different for fans who haven’t seen the team since the 73-61 home win over Youngstown State.
Normally, UL senior wide receiver Jarrod “Bam” Jackson pays close attention when opponents are attempting field goals and extra points.
A game that wound up being decided by field goals — one made, one missed — was supposed to match the Sun Belt Conference’s best rushing team against one of the league’s premier running backs.
For all those sweating the details of UL’s 31-30 nailbiting victory over UL-Monroe on Saturday at Cajun Field, there was certainly a lot to be concerned about.
If you’ve been to a Ragin’ Cajuns football game this season, that second hot dog you passed on at the concession stand may have fed a community member in need.
It was late in the third quarter and it was already pretty obvious the ULM Warhawks weren’t going down easily Saturday at Cajun Field.
There will be plenty of incentive for both teams when the UL Ragin’ Cajuns and the UL-Monroe Warhawks end the regular season at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cajun Field on ESPNU.
For many kids, it wouldn’t have been as alarming as it was to St. Thomas More junior outfielder Brennan Breaux that afternoon more than five years ago.
It’s easy to understand why Saturday’s Senior Day at Cajun Field is going to be so special for UL coach Billy Napier and his staff.
The Appalachian State game on Oct. 9 was encouraging with 21,012 fans. The next game was homecoming against Texas State with 21,063 fans.
In his stops at Alabama, Clemson and Arizona State as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Billy Napier’s never been around a football team that played a perfect game.
For many around the country, the UL Ragin’ Cajuns are first identified by their three-headed monster in the offensive backfield.
It was certainly a mixed bag in terms of performance and results for the Ragin' Cajuns men’s and women’s basketball teams on the road Thursday night.
It’s not the opportunity UL’s football program has been waiting for since they walked off the field after the Sun Belt Conference championship game loss in Boone, North Carolina, last December.
When defensive back Brenndan Johnson made the decision to make a graduate transfer from Texas-San Antonio to the UL Ragin’ Cajuns, he didn’t know exactly what to expect.
With the loss of redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Zi’Yon Hill for Saturday’s key Sun Belt contest against Troy, a larger burden falls on a pair of sophomore colleagues in Masry Mapieu and Andre Landry of Acadiana High.