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  • La-Lafayette vs. Nevada in New Orleans Bowl

    December 7, 2014 3:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana-Lafayette will face Nevada in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 20 at the Superdome. The Ragin' Cajuns will return to New Orleans for the fourth straight year. They have won in all three previous seasons, beating Tulane, East Carolina and San Diego State. This... more »
  • ULL rallies against South Alabama 19-9

    November 1, 2014 11:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana Lafayette fell behind 9-6 at halftime, but rallied in the 2nd half to get a 19-9 win over South Alabama and stay perfect in the Sun Belt Conference. Elijah McGuire had 116 yards on the ground and former Capitol High standout Terrance Broadway added 216 through... more »
  • ULL, LSU, Southern players earn LSWA honors

    October 28, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two offensive explosions and a stellar defensive effort earned football players from Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Southern University this week's Louisiana College Player of the Week honors as given by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday. Elijah McGuire helped the Cajuns to a 55-40 win over Arkansas... more »
  • Louisiana college football scores

    October 5, 2014 12:11 AM

    Here are scores from college football games around Louisiana: Auburn 41 - LSU 7 Southern 51 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff 34 UL Lafayette 34 - Georgia State 31 Arkansas State 28 - UL Monroe 14 Southeastern 30 - Northwestern State 22 McNeese State 45 -... more »
  • Ole Miss handles ULL with ease in 56-15 romp

    September 14, 2014 12:06 AM

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday. Ole Miss (3-0) has never lost to Louisiana-Lafayette (1-2) and this one wasn't in doubt for very long. I'Tavius Mathers rushed for... more »
  • ULL takes down Southern 45-6 in battle of reigning conference champions

    August 31, 2014 4:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Terrance Broadway threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another to lead Louisiana past Southern, 45-6, in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Broadway threw a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes and Louisiana took a 24-0 lead into halftime and moved past 14-year NFL veteran... more »
  • Game day for the Jags: What to watch for

    August 30, 2014 2:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Southern Jags are looking for a repeat performance of their SWAC championship starting tonight at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin Cajuns won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title last year and their 3rd straight R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. They will be looking... more »
  • Free parking, shuttles offered for Southern, ULL game

    August 28, 2014 2:44 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Due to anticipated crowds for the UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns' home football game against the Southern Jaguars on Saturday, Aug. 30, free parking will be available at many lots and garages on or near the campus. The University also will provide free shuttle runs from several locations. Free... more »
  • Southern, ULL prepare for in-state clash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 26, 2014 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars and UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are set to square off Saturday at Cajun Field. Both teams won their conference last year, but ULL returns their three-year starting quarterback while SU will break in redshirt freshman Deonte Shorts with his first collegiate start. "I... more »
  • Could Southern lose players before the first game? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars could be down a few starters when the team takes to Cajun Field in Lafayette for their first game. Head coach Dawson Odums said academics and injuries could sideline several players when they travel I-10 to take on the ULL Ragin' Cajuns Saturday.... more »
  • Southern preps for game week check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars are ready to start hitting someone in an opponent's jersey. Head coach Dawson Odums announced his starting quarterback against that first opponent will be former Southern Lab star Deonte Shorts. Also, redshirt freshman quarterback Francis Kanneh has made it known he will... more »
  • Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    July 22, 2014 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was... more »
  • Bomb hoax shuts down UL Lafayette campus

    July 16, 2014 9:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette said a bomb threat that caused the closure of one of Louisiana's largest universities was a hoax. Louisiana state police said a suspicious package found near campus was not an explosive device, but was made to look like one. Earlier reports indicated that... more »
  • UL-Lafayette banning tobacco from campus

    June 11, 2014 3:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - With a few exceptions, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campus. The university says in a Tuesday news release that its tobacco-free policy takes effect Aug. 1. Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL-Lafayette, says the policy is designed to eliminate... more »
  • Ole Miss blows game open 10-4 (9th inning)

    June 9, 2014 6:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns haven't been to the College World Series since 2000 - the Rebels haven't visited since 1972. One of the teams, however, will punch their ticket in the showdown Monday night for the right to go to Omaha. After falling behind 3-1 in the... more »
  • Bats come alive in late innings, as Ole Miss forces Game 3

    June 8, 2014 9:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns, for the second straight game, fell behind in the early part of the ball game, and for the second straight game the ULL squad fought back to tie the game. The Rebels put up a run in the first inning with a Will Allen... more »
  • ULL rides big bats to 9-5 win over Ole Miss

    June 7, 2014 7:56 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Ragin Cajuns fell behind 3-0 before answering the Rebels with a scores in the second, third, and fifth innings to outlast Ole Miss 9-5 Saturday night. Tyler Girouard scored on a fielding erros by Austin Bousfield in center field to start a big inning in the... more »
  • ULL baseball beats SDSU 9-2, will play rematch against Jackson State Sunday

    May 31, 2014 11:23 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Seth Harrison was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Michael Strentz's early three-run homer helped Louisiana-Lafayette beat San Diego State 9-2 in an NCAA tournament elimination game Saturday, keeping the nation's No. 1-ranked Ragin' Cajuns alive in the Lafayette regional. The Cajuns will now have another... more »
  • LSU baseball earns No. 8 national seed

    May 26, 2014 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will host Southeastern Louisiana University at 2 p.m. this Friday after the Tigers received the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Alex Box will also host Bryant and Houston, who play at 7 p.m. Friday as part of the double-elimination regional tournament. ... more »
  • ULL wins first Sun Belt tourney title since 1998

    May 25, 2014 11:25 PM

    MOBILE, AL - Louisiana-Lafayette won held off UT Arlington 6-5 in the Sun Belt tournament championship game, capping a historic conference season for the Ragin' Cajuns. In sweeping the regular season and tournament championships, the Cajuns (53-7) set the conference record for wins in a season. Blake Trahan... more »
  • ULL baseball earns trip to Sun Belt conference title game

    May 24, 2014 10:51 PM

    MOBILE, AL - The Louisiana-Lafayette baseball team beat Texas State 4-3 and the Ragin' Cajuns earned a spot in the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game. The win gives the Ragin' Cajuns 52 on the year which ties the Sun Belt conferece record. ULL will meet UT Arlington... more »
  • ULL tops baseball poll, LSU in at no.14

    April 15, 2014 3:16 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through April 13. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: RecordPtsPrv 1. Louisiana-Lafayette 34-4 494 1 2. Virginia 30-6 492 3 3. Cal Poly 30-5 489 6 4. Texas 29-8 488 7 5. Oregon State 27-7 485 5 6. Washington 24-7-1 483 8 7. Florida State 27-8 480 2 8. Alabama 24-11 478 9 9. Louisville 27-8 475 11 10. Oregon 27-10 473 12 11. Miami 25-12 471 20 12.... more »
  • McDermott grows from 'nice' to dominant

    March 20, 2014 5:42 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Four years ago, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin walked off the floor after a close loss at Creighton and reviewed the box score. There in black and white was Doug McDermott's stat line: 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with six rebounds in the freshman's third career... more »
  • ULL books ticket to the Big Dance with Sun Belt tourney win

    March 16, 2014 11:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana-Lafayette proved to be giant slayers in the Sun Belt tournament, toppling top-seeded Georgia State in the final in overtime and booking the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Ragin' Cajuns hit a layup with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game... more »
  • ULL DC Willis to remain with Ragin Cajuns

    February 6, 2014 10:28 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A day after telling Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth he was quitting to take a coaching position at another university, James Willis has reversed his decision and will remain with the Ragin' Cajuns as defensive coordinator. Hudspeth announced Willis' change of heart Thursday. Willis says he changed his mind... more »
  • Ragin Cajuns edge Green Wave 24-21

    December 21, 2013 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A missed field goal in the final seconds of the game costed Tulane a shot at overtime. With the Wave down 24-21, Cairo Santos lined up for a 48 yard field goal to tie the game. It was good, but the Ragin Cajuns took a time... more »
  • UL aims to spoil Tulane's postseason return

    December 20, 2013 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nick Montana has a chance to play his first bowl game in the same stadium where his famous father, Joe, won a Super Bowl. That is, if he's healthy enough to take the field for Tulane in Saturday night's New Orleans Bowl. If Montana can't go, the... more »
  • Ragin Cajuns accept bid to New Orleans Bowl

    December 1, 2013 10:38 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns have accepted a bid to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, according to ragincajuns.com. The game will be played Dec. 21 at 8pm at the Mercedes-Bendz superdome. News of the Cajuns heading to New Orleans was announced shortly after... more »
  • Cajuns, Hudspeth confident after pair of bowl wins

    August 15, 2013 12:53 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana-Lafayette hardly resembles the downtrodden program that coach Mark Hudspeth took over in 2011. The Ragin' Cajuns have won the last two New Orleans Bowls, marking the first consecutive bowl wins in school history. Hudspeth also has posted ULL's first back-to-back nine-win seasons. But one thing has been... more »
  • LSU baseball leads 4-1 over UL Lafayette after six innings

    June 2, 2013 9:16 PM

    LSU baseball scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and lead the ULL Ragin Cajuns 4-1 in the bottom of the frame. Tiger leftfielder Raph Rhymes delivered the two RBI single to cap the scoring. Shortstop Alex Bregman knocked an RBI single to start the... more »
  • 0-0 after 1st inning

    June 2, 2013 7:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both teams touted high-powered offenses coming in, however the pitchers kept the first frame short and sweet. LSU got two base runners but couldn't score, and Tiger pitcher Brent Bonvillain retired the Cajuns 1-2-3. For more updates throughout the game, keep it on WBRZ.com. more »
  • UL-Lafayette hangs on to beat Sam Houston St., 7-5

    June 2, 2013 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns needed a circus catch to close out a 7-5 win in an elimination game vs Sam Houston St. The Cajuns have two hours and ten minutes before the first pitch of their game vs LSU. A loss would end ULL's season, a... more »
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in ULL student's death

    April 10, 2013 3:58 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. The Advertiser reports 46-year-old Jose Luis Segura Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. Segura was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s killing,... more »
  • ULL, Southern to face off in 2014 season opener

    March 27, 2013 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Officials at ULL have released the Ragin Cajuns' football schedules through 2016. The team is set to face off against the Southern Jaguars this August in their season opener at home. The Cajuns also secured home-and-home series against Boise State and Louisiana Tech. Athletic director Scott... more »
  • Master plan for UL Lafayette athletics facilities unveiled

    March 22, 2013 10:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette could start work on $115 million in new construction and improvements of its athletic facilities as early as this summer. Athletics Director Scott Farmer said Thursday the projects to improve facilities for student-athletes and fans are outlined in a master plan for... more »
  • LSU ULL Baseball square up on diamond in Lafayette check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 11:21 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The LSU Tigers say they will conduct themselves with nothing but professionalism when they hit the road to the ULL Ragin Cajuns for their first away game of the season. Although there has been bad blood in the past, LSU head coach Paul Mainieri says he doesn't... more »
  • Louisiana-Lafayette routs Louisiana-Monroe 90-66

    February 11, 2013 9:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Bryant Mbamalu scored 24 points, leading six Louisiana-Lafayette players in double figures, and the Ragin' Cajuns routed Louisiana-Monroe 90-66 Sunday night. Louisiana-Lafayette (9-16, 5-9 Sun Belt) never trailed, but it was mostly a close game until the Ragin' Cajuns went on a 24-0 run in a 6-minute stretch... more »
  • Renovations planned on La.-Lafayette campus

    December 10, 2012 8:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Work to replace the façade of Fletcher Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, repairing extensive water damage to the building, will get under way early next year. William Crist, the university's facilities director, says the major renovation involves resealing and refinishing the entire exterior... more »
  • 2 ULL football players arrested

    October 29, 2012 2:31 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette football players were arrested over the weekend and booked with sexual battery. Both players have been dismissed from the team. The victim told police that she was socializing with friends in her UL residence hall and left with a female friend and... more »
  • Cajuns looking to rebound from N. Texas loss

    October 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns football team attempts to bounce back from their first Sun Belt Conference loss of the season when the Cajuns host defending SBC champion Arkansas State at 7:00 p.m. in Cajun Field tonight. The school is encouraging fans to wear white to the... more »
  • ULL given preliminary OK for new degrees

    August 23, 2012 7:35 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Board of Regents has voted conditional approval for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to offer master of science degrees in criminal justice and kinesiology, both of which are in demand. The master of science degree in kinesiology would build on the current baccalaureate program on... more »
  • UL Lafayette gay studies minor under fire

    July 13, 2012 11:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The head of a prominent conservative Christian group in Louisiana is critical of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for offering a new minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies. The Advocate reports that the area of study was first offered in the spring. Louisiana Family Forum President Gene... more »
  • TIgers beat ULL

    March 29, 2012 8:32 AM

    LSU's Mason Katz knocked a first inning home run against ULL (13-11) and the Tigers (19-6) never trailed on their way to a 5-0 win on Wednesday night. Firstbaseman Grant Dozar followed that up with a three-run shot in the third inning to finish off the scoring for the Tigers.... more »
  • ULL to eliminate millions from budget

    January 11, 2012 8:02 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is cutting $3.3 million from its 2011-12 budget because of projected state shortfalls. The state, last month, announced an additional $50 million cut in higher education funding. President Joseph Savoie tells The Advertiser this is the fourth consecutive fiscal year... more »
  • ULL, LSU, La. Tech captured LSWA honors

    October 11, 2011 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU and Louisiana Tech players captured the most number of votes in their respective categories in the weekly voting by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Chris Masson of Louisiana-Lafayette, quarterbacked the Cajuns to a 31-17 win over Troy on Saturday to win the Offensive award, while... more »
  • Dorm bricks offered as keepsakes by ULL

    September 25, 2011 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La.- Women who attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and called the Rose Garden home can buy a piece of their demolished dormitory. The Rose Garden dorms - Evangeline Hall, Baker-Huger Hall and Bonin Hall - are being demolished to make way for new student housing, and... more »
  • ULL band headed for Macy's parade

    May 1, 2011 9:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's marching band has been selected as one of 10 bands in the 2012 version of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. It will be the second appearance for the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, which made its Macy's debut in 2005.... more »
  • Baseball Tigers looking for win against ULL

    March 21, 2011 11:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team will look to get back to the win column against in state foe ULL. The Ragin' Cajuns (9-10) travel to Baton Rouge for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch against the LSU Tigers (16-4). LSU is coming off a rough weekend that... more »
  • 3 arrested in deadly attack on ULL students

    January 22, 2011 9:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La.- Three men face charges in an attack last fall in which a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student was beaten to death and his roommate severely injured. Lafayette Police told The Advertiser that Ian Trahan, 21, of Youngsville and Wayland Guillory, 23, of Lafayette face one count... more »
  • Ragin Cajuns edge UL-Monroe 23-22

    November 27, 2010 8:01 PM

    MONROE, La (AP) - Chris Masson threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns as Louisiana-Lafayette blocked an extra point late to hold off Louisiana-Monroe in a 23-22 victory on Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns (3-9, 3-5 Sun Belt Conference) took a 23-13 lead when Masson connected with Ladarius Green for a... more »
  • Georgia downs UL-Lafayette 55-7

    September 4, 2010 3:00 PM

    Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in leading No. 23 Georgia to a 55-7 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards in his first college game. Kris Durham caught two TD passes. Murray... more »
  • More budget cuts to come for higher ed

    August 19, 2010 5:19 PM

    After facing millions of dollars in cuts within the last year, Louisiana's higher education system will face the chopping block, yet, again. System presidents said the cuts have long-term effects, and they affect everyone in Louisiana. Thursday, presidents of universities came out to voice their concerns about the future... more »
  • ULL football players face drug charges

    April 21, 2010 8:07 AM

    Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Rickey Bustle says four of his players have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana. Quarterback Blaine Gautier, cornerback Rodney Gillis, linebacker Devon Lewis-Buchanan and strong safety Chris Richard were arrested after authorities found eight small marijuana plants growing on the balcony of... more »
  • Tigers beat Cajuns 31-3 in Week 3

    September 20, 2009 12:01 AM

    The ninth ranked LSU Tigers slugged their way through a 31-1 victory over Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday night in Death Valley. The Tigers started the scoring when quarterback Jordan Jefferson found receiver Brandon LaFell for a 16 yard touchdown pass, Lafell's first of the season. The scoring continued... more »
  • LSU listed as heavy favorite over Louisiana-Lafayette

    September 18, 2009 7:32 AM

    Odds-makers listed seventh-ranked LSU as a 27-point favorite over University of Louisiana-Lafayette for Saturday's game in Tiger Stadium. Statistics showed the Tigers are 21-0 in the series and 32-0 against the Sun Belt Conference. In their last two games, Tigers rolled to a 48-0 victory in 2002 and a... more »

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