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Christian Ringo is loving every minute of his last season with the Cajuns

RaginCajuns.com photo by BRAD KEMP -- Louisiana-Lafayette defensive tackle Christian Ringo celebrates his 41-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Oct. 14, 2014.

LAFAYETTE — When Christian Ringo returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown in Louisiana-Lafayette’s 34-10 win over Texas State two weeks ago, it sparked a fire in the senior defensive lineman — and the rest of the line as well. Ringo battled injury last year and struggled to get going earlier this season, but… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns notebook: Injuries lead to shuffled defensive line

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette defensive end Chris Prater tackles Louisiana Tech Bulldogs quarterback Cody Sokol in September at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette football team might not be done shuffling its defensive lineup. After making drastic changes to the starting linebacker and secondary units in recent weeks, the Ragin’ Cajuns might try out a new starter at defensive end as well after Remaine Douglas was lost for the season with an injury. “(Chris) Prater may… Continue reading →

Travis Crawford’s time comes early with Cajuns

Travis Crawford

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth could tell early he found himself a player in true freshman defensive back Travis Crawford. Crawford impressed during the Cajuns’ fall camp, drawing praise from Hudspeth at several points. But he wasn’t quite ready for the lights yet. “He was young, hadn’t gotten a lot of live reps,”… Continue reading →

Cajuns running back Alonzo Harris credits surging offensive linemen

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- UL-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris tries to avoid tackles from Arkansas State defenders Xavier Woodson and Chuks Ota on Oct. 21 at Cajun Field. Center Terry Johnson, right, makes a block.

LAFAYETTE — He’d just finished off the best game of his senior season, but UL-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris wasn’t about to take all the credit for his 107 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s 55-40 win against Arkansas State. That went to the big uglies up front. Well, maybe “uglies” isn’t the right… Continue reading →

Ragin Cajuns chat with Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire sprints away from Arkansas State defenders for a touchdown in the Cajuns' 48-40 win Tuesday at Cajun Field.

Get the latest news and share your views on the Ragin' Cajuns in this chat with Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson in this chat on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Cajuns linebacker Boris Anayama turns it loose on field

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO  --  University of Louisiana at Lafayette linebacker Boris Anyama runs through drills during practice Tuesday.

LAFAYETTE — Sometimes after he finishes the violent act of being himself on the football field, Boris Anyama’s mind starts wondering. What’s it like to be hit by me? He can’t fully answer the question he sometimes poses to himself, because he’s usually on the giving end of big hits.… Continue reading →

Transfer Brian Williams fitting in with Cajuns

Advocate file photo by LIZ CONDOGlen Oaks’ Brian Williams dunks the ball after stealing it in the final minutes of their win over Minden on March 3, 2010. After playing three seasons at Oklahoma State, Williams transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette for his senior season.

From one look at Brian Williams going through one of Louisiana-Lafayette’s preseason basketball drills, it’s obvious he enjoys practice. “He’s just a pleasure to coach,” Ragin’ Cajuns coach Bob Marlin said of the former Glen Oaks of Baton Rouge standout. “He’s had some really good practices, and he has a chance to have a special year.”… Continue reading →

Arkansas State women favored in Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas State was tabbed as the favorite in the Sun Belt women’s basketball preseason coaches’ poll announced by the conference Wednesday. Red Wolves guard Aundrea Gamble was chosen as thepreseason Player of the Year. Voting for the Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team and Poll was conducted by the league’s 11 head coaches.… Continue reading →

Elfrid Payton learning the ropes, still making Magic

Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton, right, looks to pass the ball as he is guarded by Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Call it a lapse in court awareness. Elfrid Payton is first out the door of the Orlando Magic locker room, slapping hands with fans and ushers as he hits the Amway Center court for warmups before the Magic’s preseason game against Brazilian club Flamengo. Not until he… Continue reading →

Video: Ragin' Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth says his team looks as fresh as at any point this season

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- From left, UL-Lafayette linebacker Chris Hill, wide receiver Jerrell Richardson and defensive back Montrel Carter sing the school's fight song after the Ragin' Cajuns' 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday at Cajun Field.

Ragin' Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth previews his team's upcoming game against South Alabama and talks about the way his players have been practicing. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Sun Belt hands out reprimands to Ragin’ Cajuns, Arkansas State; officiating crew suspended

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth yells at a referee during the second half of the Arkansas State game at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — The Sun Belt Conference certainly was thorough in its evaluation of what took place Tuesday between the Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State football teams. The conference announced Monday that five players and two Ragin’ Cajuns assistant coaches were reprimanded for their conduct in the Cajuns’ 55-40 win at Cajun Field. Also, the officiating… Continue reading →

A closer look at South Alabama, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ homecoming opponent

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Brooks Haack gets off a pass during their game against South Alabama on Dec. 7, 2013, in Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (Photo by Brad Kemp)

LAFAYETTE — The Ragin’ Cajuns have put together a nice three-game winning streak, and if they had it their way, they’d be able to extend that streak to four against a team they feel they owe something to after last year. South Alabama ended the Cajuns’ chances at winning the Sun Belt Conference outright and… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette receivers step up in Jamal Robinson’s absence

Associated Press photo by Kyle GreenBoise State cornerback Donte Deayon knocks the ball away from Louisiana-Lafayette receiver James Butler during Saturday's game.

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway didn’t have to throw the ball much in the Cajuns’ 55-40 win against Arkansas State on Tuesday, but when he did, he made sure to spread the wealth.… Continue reading →

The Cajuns’ Shawn Long longs to play — anytime and anywhere

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns forward Shawn Long (21) makes a basket as Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward George Fant (44) tries to defend as The Ragin Cajuns beat the Hilltoppers 73-72 in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Championship at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La. Saturday, March 15, 2014.

LAFAYETTE — The door to the Louisiana-Lafayette basketball practice facility is always open for junior forward Shawn Long, but that doesn’t mean he always uses it. Don’t misinterpret that to mean Long is content with where he’s at after averaging a double-double in each of his first two years with the Ragin’ Cajuns. He puts… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Hall of Fame welcomes four new inductees: Michael Allen, Steven Feehan, Jill Robertson, Matt Trevino

Advocate file photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- UL-Lafayette's Steven Feehan lays down a bunt in the ninth inning of a 2005 College World Series game against Clemson. An error by Clemson's Ryan Mottl allowed Rick Haydel to score the winning run.

Two of them led their teams to the College World Series. The other two were the leaders of squads that won Sun Belt Conference championships and went on to NCAA tournaments. Now, the foursome of Louisiana-Lafayette standouts will receive the university’s highest athletic honor when basketball’s Michael Allen, baseball’s Steven Feehan, softball’s Jill Robertson and golf’s Matt… Continue reading →

Notebook: Cajuns optimistic about status of OT Mykhael Quave

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Jalen Nixon (6) rolls out against South Alabama in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews) ORG XMIT: OTKGA146

The Cajuns were cautiously optimistic about the status of left tackle Mykhael Quave after he was injured late on an extra point attempt against Arkansas State. They received the official good news Friday. Results of an MRI on Quave’s right knee came back negative according to a text message from a school official, meaning he did not sustain… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette tackle Mykhael Quave cleared to return after knee injury

Louisiana Lafayette players Elijah McGuire (15) , Mykhael Quave (70) and Alonzo Harris (46) sing the fight song after their 34-10 victory over  Texas Stat at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/RajunCajuns.com

The Cajuns were cautiously optimistic about the status of left tackle Mykhael Quave after he was injured late on an extra-point attempt against Arkansas State. They received the official good news Friday. Results came back negative on Quave’s injured right knee, according to a text message from a team representative, meaning he did not sustain… Continue reading →

Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth mostly pleased with big win

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Head Football Coach Mark Hudspeth yells at a referee during the second half of the Arkansas State game Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — For the most part, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth was happy with the film from the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 55-40 win against Arkansas State. But there were a couple things that weren’t so nice to see, even if they weren’t exactly under the Cajuns control, including the hit that injured left tackle… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns sit in second place for the preseason Sun Belt conference polls

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--  Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns forward Shawn Long, left, wrestles with Georgia State Panthers forward Curtis Washington under the Ragin Cajun basket in the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference basketball tournament Sunday at Lakefront Arena.

Bob Marlin isn’t too concerned about the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason men’s basketball poll, even though the team his Louisiana-Lafayette squad beat in the league title game is the unanimous pick to win this year’s crown. Georgia State, who won last year’s Sun Belt regular-season honors but lost 82-81 to the Ragin’ Cajuns in the league… Continue reading →

Video: The Acadiana Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week

Advocate photo by Buddy Delahoussaye-- St. Thomas More Cougars taking the field at Cougar Stadium on Friday night October 17, 2014.

Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson previews the Acadiana Advocate's High School Football Game of the Week (St. Thomas More vs. Northside). Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Cajuns say Arkansas State displayed lack of class

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (8) looks for an open receiver against Arkansas State Tuesday Oct. 21, at Cajun Field  in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — Amid a stream of no-comments and I’d-prefer-not-tos, Louisiana-Lafayette senior quarterback Terrance Broadway did not mince words regarding what happened at the end of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 55-40 win against Arkansas State. “A lot of the guys on our team were very upset with the way the game ended and thought (Arkansas State) had… Continue reading →

Thursday morning rewind: UL-Lafayette

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- From left, UL-Lafayette linebacker Chris Hill, wide receiver Jerrell Richardson and defensive back Montrel Carter sing the school's fight song after the Ragin' Cajuns' 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday at Cajun Field.

Finally, this Tuesday nonsense is over. The Cajuns have a 10-day break before they take on South Alabama in their second-to-last home game. The Jaguars have won three straight, but all three of those wins came against Sun Belt Conference bottom feeders Idaho, Appalachian State and Georgia State. It won’t necessarily serve as an advantage —… Continue reading →

Elijah McGuire’s 200-yard game carries Cajuns past Arkansas State

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire sprints away from Arkansas State defenders for a touchdown in the Cajuns' 48-40 win Tuesday at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — There were 1,116 yards and 95 points accounted for in the nearly four-hour extreme pinball match between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Arkansas State. The game featured an ejection, two missed extra points, a couple of de-cleaters from a missile kicker, a failed fake punt from inside the kicking team’s own… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns break out special uniforms against Arkansas State in Tuesday game

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- UL-Lafayette wide receiver Jared Johnson takes off the ball against Arkansas State on Tuesday at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

A special date requires a special look. UL-Lafayette came out for its final Tuesday night game of the year in unique alternate uniforms that were different from head to toe. The helmets were glossy black with a large fleur-de-lis on one side and the players’ uniform number on the other side. They also featured a… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns run away from Arkansas State 55-40 in Sun Belt shootout

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire sprints away from Arkansas State defenders for a touchdown in the Cajuns' 48-40 win Tuesday at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — There were 1,116 yards and 95 points in the nearly four-hour extreme pinball match between the Ragin’ Cajuns and Arkansas State on Tuesday night. The game featured an ejection, two missed extra points, a couple decleaters from a missile kicker and four touchdowns that went at least 60 yards. This must… Continue reading →

Ragin' Cajuns get committment from three-star athlete, YouTube kid Gary Haynes of Manvel, Texas

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Members of the Ragin' Cajun pep sqaud twirl their flags prior to the start the the Cajuns' game against the Panthers of Georgia State on Oct. 4, 2014 at Cajun Field.

The Ragin’ Cajuns received a commitment late Monday night from three-star athlete Gary Haynes of Manvel, Texas. “Just committed to the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns,” said Haynes through his Twitter account @ATMGEE_ Monday night. The Cajuns recruited the 5-foot-8 Haynes to play wide receiver, presumably out of the slot position. Haynes drew attention in… Continue reading →

Johnson: Cajuns QB Terrance Broadway is running angry — and with a smile

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway carries the ball downfield during a 48-20 loss to Louisiana Tech on Sept. 6 at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — A somber and determined Terrance Broadway took the podium in the belly of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and searched for a sword to jump on. The Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback scanned the room while he spoke, but his gaze seemed to be replaying missed throws and opportunities from the game rather than locking onto people eye-to-eye.… Continue reading →

Cajuns, Arkansas State square off in Sun Belt showdown

Arkansas State wide receiver J.D. McKissic (23) drives against Miami in the first half of an NCAA college  football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

If it’s a mid-October Tuesday, it must be the Cajuns and the Red Wolves. And it must be for control of the Sun Belt Conference football standings. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Arkansas State will meet on an October Tuesday for the third straight year in front of an ESPN2… Continue reading →

Four downs: Arkansas State at UL-Lafayette

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- UL-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth leads his team onto Cajun Field for their matchup with Georgia State on Oct. 4, 2014.

1. Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson The Cajuns lost leading receiver Jamal Robinson for the season in last week’s win at Texas State, so they’ll have to be creative to get their offense going against the Sun Belt’s top defense. The Cajuns… Continue reading →

The coaches keep changing, but Arkansas State keeps on winning

Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson watches during the first half against Miami in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

LAFAYETTE — When Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State line up Tuesday evening, it’ll be proof there’s not just one way to build a successful college football program — though it has to be easier to do it the way the Ragin’ Cajuns have. On one hand, take the Cajuns. They’ve had essentially the exact same… Continue reading →

Cajuns take note of Arkansas State’s Qushaun Lee

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette linebacker Boris Anyama tackles Southern's Chuck Baker in the Cajuns' 45-6 win Saturday at Cajun Field in Lafayette. Anyama had five tackles and forced a fumble.

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette football team knows whether it runs right, left or up the middle, it’s going to have to deal with No. 48 in an Arkansas State uniform. “This guy, when you watch film, … you walk out of there and your head’s spinning a little… Continue reading →

With Jamal Robinson out of the picture, Cajuns look for answers at receiver

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- UL-Lafayette receiver C.J. Bates

LAFAYETTE — Without Jamal Robinson in the fold for the rest of the season, the Louisiana-Lafayette offense hopes it can emphatically prove that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. “It’s going to take a collective effort out of all those guys … to fill that void,” senior quarterback Terrance Broadway said. “We… Continue reading →

Cajuns softball team learning from the best

LAFAYETTE — His Ragin’ Cajuns softball team might have lost twice Saturday evening to a touring National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team, but Louisiana-Lafayette coach Michael Lotief said the experience was worth it. “If you’re going to be the best, you have to play against the best,” Lotief said after the NPF squad took 5-3 and… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ new-look linebackers a success

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette defensive end Dominique Tovell wraps up Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle on Saturday, Oct., 4, 2014, at Cajun Field.

Junior linebacker Dominique Tovell hadn’t played inside linebacker since the mobile app Instagram was still in its infancy. That was his senior season at Columbia High School in 2010. Now in his fourth year as a college football player, Tovell had grown accustomed to the freedom that comes with playing outside linebacker. But the Cajuns… Continue reading →

Notebook: Cajuns offensive line gets job done

Louisiana Lafayette gets ready to take the field against Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

Senior center Terry Johnson did not hesitate when asked to evaluate the Louisiana-Lafayette offensive line’s performance in last week’s 34-10 win against Texas State. “By far, that was the best we’ve done getting movement, blowing guys off the ball — very much so,” Johnson said. The numbers back that statement up. The Cajuns offensive line manhandled the Texas… Continue reading →

Video: The Acadiana Advocate High School Football Game of the Week (St. Thomas More at Teurlings Catholic)

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- The Teurlings Catholic Rebels take the field prior to the start of their game against the Notre Dame Pioneers on Friday Sept. 19, 2014 at Teurlings.

Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson previews Friday's "Acadiana Advocate High School Football Game of the Week' between St. Thomas More and Teurlings Catholic. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns wide receiver Jamal Robinson sidelined for the rest of the season after foot surgery

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette receiver Jamal Robinson heads toward the end zone against Georgia State on Saturday, Oct., 4, at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette football team’s offense suffered a major blow in Tuesday’s 34-10 win at Texas State. Senior wide receiver Jamal Robinson will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot, coach Mark Hudspeth said Thursday at his weekly press luncheon. Robinson injured his foot on the fourth play from… Continue reading →

Cajuns football notebook: Texas State film looked great to coach Mark Hudspeth

Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth talks to Texas State coach Dennis Franchione after the Cajuns' 34-10 victory at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014.

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth liked what he saw Tuesday night in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 34-10 win at Texas State. After a closer look, he liked it even more. “I was really proud after going back and watching the film,” Hudspeth said at his weekly press gathering Thursday. “I felt… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette: Thursday morning rewind

Louisiana Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (15) heads to the end zone on a 62 yard touchdown pass against  Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

UL-Lafayette returns to Cajun Field on Tuesday for a matchup against an Arkansas State team that throttled Georgia State 52-10 in its last game. The Red Wolves are on their fifth coach in as many years, but they keep finding a way to win ball games. After the Cajuns knocked off Texas State on Tuesday night,… Continue reading →

Elijah McGuire sparks Cajuns win over Texas State

Louisiana Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire (15) heads to the end zone on a 62 yard touchdown pass against  Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Tx. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette turned to their spark plug to ignite an offense that was becoming stagnate. And when Elijah McGuire didn’t fire on the first attempt, the Cajuns kept going back to him. Early in the second quarter of the Cajuns’ 34-10 win against Texas State, it looked as if the Bobcats were starting to figure out how to… Continue reading →