University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajun Football


Lafayette Community Rallies Behind its Ragin’ Cajuns

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Many Acadiana residents have a strong sense of pride in their Ragin’ Cajuns, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s athletic teams. With sports taking place throughout much of the year, these games are a good source of family entertainment in the community.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is a member of the Sun Belt conference and competes against programs such as Texas State, UT Arlington, University of South Alabama, Georgia State and in-state rival University of Louisiana at Monroe. UL Lafayette’s athletic department fields a variety of competitive programs including football, baseball, basketball, softball, tennis, track and field, cross country, golf and more.  

The football team finished as conference co-champs in 2013 and posted wins in the New Orleans Bowl 2011-13. Football games draw crowds of over 3​6,000 to Cajun Field and are a community event on many Saturdays in the fall.

The UL Lafayette baseball team regularly competes on a national level and the men’s basketball team was selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Throughout the year, residents wear their red, white and black to support the Ragin’ Cajuns. 

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