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Ragin’ Cajuns get program’s first win over Lady Techsters 58-55

LAFAYETTE — It was a memorable win for the Louisiana-Lafayette women’s basketball team Saturday as the Cajuns scored their first victory over Louisiana Tech in program history with a 58-55 win. What’s more, the team’s 3-0 start is its best since the 2004-05 season. “A lot of our girls are maybe familiar with what… Continue reading →

Appalachian State defeats Ragin’ Cajuns 35-16 in home finale at Cajun Field

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox is brought down by the Ragin' Cajuns' Travis Crawford during Saturday's game at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette football team’s opportunistic defense did just enough to come away with a win for most of the day, but it faltered in the fourth quarter of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 35-16 loss to Appalachian State on Saturday at Cajun Field. With the game still in the balance early in… Continue reading →

One big, big day as Cajuns host Appalachian State in their home finale

Photo provided by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- UL-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth, right, leads the team onto the field for their game against New Mexico State  at Aggie Memorial Stadium Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Cruces, N.M.

In a way, Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth can thank Appalachian State for going on its four-game winning streak. That surge definitely has helped the Ragin’ Cajuns focus on the Mountaineers for Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest at Cajun Field — and not on the hoopla surrounding the Senior Day home finale and the prospects of a fourth straight… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Terrance Broadway will leave quite a legacy in Lafayette

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.

Four downs: Appalachian State at UL-Lafayette

1. We’re going streaking! There aren’t two hotter teams in the Sun Belt Conference than the Cajuns and Mountaineers. The Cajuns have won six straight behind a resurgent defense and an offense that has taken care of the ball. Meanwhile, Appalachian State has recovered from a tough beginning of the season, when it lost five of… Continue reading →

Ragin' Cajuns defensive assistant coach Tim Rebowe named as football coach at Nicholls State

LAFAYETTE — Tim Rebowe was formally introduced as the next head coach at Nicholls State Friday, ending more than a decade-long tenure as a defensive assistant with the Ragin Cajuns. Rebowe is taking over a Colonels program that has won just six games over the last four seasons and closed off an 0-12 regular season by losing at home by Southeastern… Continue reading →

Auburn shoots past the Cajuns 105-80

AUBURN, Ala. — KT Harrell scored 24 points, and Cinmeon Bowers had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Auburn past Louisiana-Lafayette 105-80 on Friday night. Harrell has scored at least 20 points in each of the Tigers’ three games, while Bowers posted a double-double in each of his three career games. “That’s the… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns’ Hunter Stover makes mark as ‘missile kicker’

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Hunter Stover follows through on a field goal during a Nov. 2 game between UL-Lafayette and South Alabama at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — Hunter Stover likes to tackle people. He likes racing down the field after the ball is sent end-over-end on the kickoff and putting a lick on the guy dumb enough to try to run it back. Does it matter that he’s the guy kicking the ball off? Only to those with… Continue reading →

Back in action, Cajuns’ Tre’maine Lightfoot relishes his role

LAFAYETTE — It’s been a long road to the starting lineup for Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Tre’maine Lightfoot. The sophomore began the season serving what would have been a season-long suspension for an undisclosed violation of team rules. On Oct. 16, the suspension was reduced, and Lightfoot was eligible to play immediately. With his role being reduced to… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns move up kickoff time to 1 p.m.; Evan Tatford to serve on NCAA committee

Advocate file photo by LEE CELANO -- UL-Lafayette tight end Evan Tatford, left, congratulates Jamal Robinson after a touchdown against Southern on Aug. 30. Tatford was named Thursday to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

LAFAYETTE — With rough weather expected to hit late Saturday, UL-Lafayette has moved its game with Appalachian State to 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to start at 4 p.m. — but with a load of festivities on the menu, including senior day, the schools agreed to the earlier kickoff time. According to the National Weather… Continue reading →

Early season turnovers holding Ragin’ Cajuns back

Bruce Pearl says that teams with size and athleticism have given his Auburn basketball team problems early in the season. Bob Marlin is concerned about his Louisiana-Lafayette squad’s ball security. Both know that their teams can shoot better than they’ve shown in their 1-1 season starts. Which team can rid itself of those early-season struggles… Continue reading →

ULM can help Ragin’ Cajuns with a win over Georgia Southern

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette football players celebrate with fans after they defeated UL-Monroe 34-27 at Malone Stadium on Saturday in Monroe.

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe may be in-state rivals, but as senior linebacker Boris Anyama left the field in Monroe on Saturday night, Warhawks wide receiver Rashon Ceaser approached him with a message that suggested more state pride than rivalry. “Ceaser from ULM was saying, ‘We’re going to beat Georgia Southern for… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns’ Christian Sager, one of only a few from the Rickey Bustle era, holds steady with team

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP -- UL-Lafayette senior linebacker Christian Sager (56) goes through drills with defensive graduate assistant Jordan Frazier during football practice in Lafayette, La., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

LAFAYETTE — Christian Sager knows there are nine in his group, but he needs a little help jogging his memory. He pulls his phone out of his pocket and looks at one of the latest pictures in it. There they are, in all their glory — the Bustle Era, the last remaining players recruited by… Continue reading →

One game at a time suits Ragin’ Cajuns just fine

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth talks to one of his players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Louisiana Lafayette won 44-16. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

LAFAYETTE — Every football team in the country has been trying to capture what Louisiana-Lafayette has managed to do lately. They don’t specifically have the Cajuns in mind, but the goal is still the same: Approach each game with intense focus as a one-game season. No looking ahead, not when each game is the… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ goals: limit cold shooting, cut down on turnovers

Associated Press file photo by Eric Gay -- Louisiana-Lafayette basketball coach Bob Marlin: 'I’m really disappointed at the way we handled the basketball.'

LAFAYETTE — The shooting woes lasted for the final seven minutes of each half Monday night. The turnover struggles? They were there from start to finish in Louisiana-Lafayette’s opening road game of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season. Those two areas were foremost on the mind of Ragin’ Cajuns coach Bob Marlin after his team’s… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette boasts fountain of youth with wide-outs

Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- UL-Lafayette receiver James Butler fights for running room after a catch against New Mexico State on Nov. 8 in Los Cruces, N.M. Butler and the Cajuns' other young receivers have stepped up to fill the void left when senior Jamal Robinson's season ended.

LAFAYETTE — Way back when the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s football team learned it would be without senior wide receiver Jamal Robinson for the remainder of the regular season, coach Mark Hudspeth made a prophetic statement. “There are some guys that have the speed that Jamal had. There are some guys… Continue reading →

Christian Ringo poised to break Cajuns’ sacks records

Louisiana Lafayett edefensive tackle Christian Ringo celebrates his 41 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against e Texas State during their game at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas. Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — Senior defensive lineman Christian Ringo is all smiles these days, but that’s really nothing new — even before he was poised to become the most successful pass rusher in Louisiana-Lafayette history, Ringo could usually be spotted with a grin. But even the gregarious Ringo has a nasty side, and that’s the one… Continue reading →

Ragin' Cajuns chat with Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson, Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Terrence Broadway throws the ball while being pursued by South Alabama defenders on Saturday Nov. 2, 2014 at Cajun Field.

The Ragin' Cajuns enter Saturday's game against Appalachian State with a six-game winning streak. Can they make it seven or will the always dangerous Mountaineers strike again? Ask Advocate sportswriter Luke Johnson in this chat on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Reports: Cajuns’ Tim Rebowe to take over at Nicholls State

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette secondary coach Tim Rebowe

LAFAYETTE — After more than a decade spent roaming the Louisiana-Lafayette sidelines, defensive backs coach Tim Rebowe reportedly has earned his shot to run a program. Rebowe — who has coached various positions with the Cajuns since joining the staff in 2004 — will accept an offer to become the new head coach at… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Matt Wallerstedt fires back after Texas Tech coaches accuse him of distributing defensive signals

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette outside linebackers coach Matt Wallerstedt was accused of distributing his former team’s defensive signals to its opponents, and it appears he’s not going to let those accusations stand. Wallerstedt, who resigned from his post as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator after three games this season before making his way to Lafayette, on Monday issued… Continue reading →

Milestone moments pile up as Ragin’ Cajuns’ Daniel Quave bids Cajun Field adieu

Louisiana-Lafayette offensive lineman Daniel Quave (67) blocks UL-Monroe defensive lineman Lorenzo Jackson, allowing quarterback Terrance Broadway to break free during their game at Malone Stadium on Saturday Nov. 15, 2014,in Monroe. (Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com)

Editor’s note: The Ragin’ Cajuns’ 18-man senior class is the winningest in school history with 35 wins and counting. Each day this week leading up to Saturday’s game vs. Appalachian State, The Advocate takes a look back at the career of one senior. LAFAYETTE — Perhaps… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette seniors set to play final game at Cajun Field

Advocate photo by LEE CELANO -- UL-Lafayette linebacker Boris Anyama is among 21 seniors who will play their final game at Cajun Field on Saturday against Appalachian State.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth, offensive guard Daniel Quave and linebacker Boris Anyama will have something in common Saturday when the Ragin’ Cajuns host first-time Sun Belt Conference foe Appalachian State. All will be a little misty-eyed during pre-game activities, when the 21 seniors take a bow before their final Cajun Field appearance. For Hudspeth,… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns’ late drought leads to 64-53 loss at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Erasing a double-digit halftime deficit was no problem for the Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team, but a late drought was as the Ragin’ Cajuns fell 64-53 at Tulsa on Monday night. The Cajuns (1-1) trailed 32-21 at halftime but went on a 14-2 run to open up the second half, taking its final… Continue reading →

Cajuns women open their home schedule vs. Xavier

LAFAYETTE — After a dominant win in its season opener, the Louisiana-Lafayette women’s basketball team will open the home portion of its schedule at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Xavier of Louisiana. The Cajuns (1-0) beat Lamar 75-55 on the road to open the season Friday, benefiting from 22 points off the bench from sophomore… Continue reading →

The basics have powered the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 6-game winning streak

Louisiana-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris (46) looks for running room against UL-Monroe linebacker Ray Stovall (90) during their game at Malone  Stadium on Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 in Monroe. (Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com)

MONROE — The Louisiana-Lafayette football team has now won six consecutive games, and the Ragin’ Cajuns have done it by executing the basic tenets of a traditional winning football team: Run the football well, hold on to the ball and take the ball away from the opponent. During the streak, the Cajuns have rushed for at least… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette Monday Morning Rewind

Photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.comLouisiana-Lafayette running back Elijah McGuire spins away from the tackle of UL-Monroe cornerback Trey Caldwell on Saturday.

Coming up The Cajuns return to Cajun Field for their final home game of the season Saturday against Appalachian State. The Mountaineers got off to a rough start in their first season at the FBS level, losing five of their first six games, but they’ve been great lately. After beating Arkansas State 37-32 on the road, the… Continue reading →

Cajuns begin four-game road trip at Tulsa

File photo by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette will look for more success from forward Brian Williams -- who scored 11 points and had five rebounds and three steals in the season opener -- when the Cajuns visit Tulane on Monday night.

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette men’s basketball team took care of business in its season-opening 85-57 win against Louisiana College. But the Cajuns know they’ll have to play better on an upcoming four-game road swing that begins Monday against Tulsa. Both the Cajuns (1-0) and the Golden Hurricanes (0-1) are coming off an… Continue reading →

Cajuns defense turns up the heat in the second half to top UL-Monroe 34-27

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris is chased by UL-Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins during Saturday's game at Malone Stadium in Monroe. Harris ran for 133 yards on 13 carries.

MONROE — The bend-but-don’t-break defense that the Louisiana-Lafayette football team has used so effectively at times this season turned in yet another signature performance in a 34-27 win against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night. Despite giving up huge chunks of yards at points, the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-3, 6-0) turned on the heat when it mattered defensively. They forced… Continue reading →

Johnson: For Ragin’ Cajuns, this ULM game was a much better feeling

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrence Broadway (8) is tackled by  UL-Monroe defensive lineman Lorenzo Jackson during the first half of their game Saturday at Malone  Stadium in Monroe.

MONROE — UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway thought often about last year’s game against ULM, the game that very nearly ended his junior season. Oddly enough, his thoughts didn’t shift back to the play that broke his arm. Nor did he think much about that play the multitudes of other times he braced for impact by… Continue reading →

Cajuns running back Alonzo Harris hits 3,000-yard mark in return

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette running back Alonzo Harris is chased by UL-Monroe cornerback Lenzy Pipkins during Saturday's game at Malone Stadium in Monroe. Harris ran for 133 yards on 13 carries.

MONROE — Alonzo Harris’ return couldn’t have been scripted better. One week ago, the UL-Lafayette senior running back didn’t even touch the field against New Mexico State as sophomore Elijah McGuire took the bulk of the carries, rushing for 136 yards and a score against the Aggies. Ragin’ Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth held Harris out of that game because… Continue reading →

Ragin’ Cajuns 34, ULM 27: Three and out

Photo by BRAD KEMP/RaginCajuns.com -- Louisiana-Lafayette football players celebrate with fans after they defeated UL-Monroe 34-27 at Malone Stadium on Saturday in Monroe.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED The Cajuns’ run game is now healthy, and it is deadly. After sitting out last weekend against New Mexico State with a bruised thigh, senior running back Alonzo Harris returned in a big way, rushing for a season-high 133 yards on 13 carries. For the fifth time in six weeks, the Cajuns… Continue reading →

Cajuns try to avenge last season’s loss to ULM

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- The University of Louisiana at Lafayette cheerleading squad leads the Ragin' Cajuns on to the field on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014 at Cajun Field. The Cajuns hosted the Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Johnson: Elijah McGuire keeps carrying the load for the Cajuns

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWE -- Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway hands off to Elijah McGuire on Saturday at Cajun Field.

LAFAYETTE — The beast needed to be fed, regardless of what face it was wearing. Coach Mark Hudspeth watched senior running back Alonzo Harris going through warmups in New Mexico last week knowing full well that he wasn’t going to use him in the game, not unless, he said, a “bomb goes off.” Harris… Continue reading →

Four downs: UL-Lafayette at UL-Monroe

1. Remember, remember The Cajuns haven’t forgotten about last year’s 31-28 loss to the Warhawks, a game that effectively ended a number of dreams. A year later, the players weren’t blaming it on the fact that ULM knocked their starting quarterback out for the remainder of the season. The Warhawks outplayed the Cajuns at Cajun Field… Continue reading →

Sloppy at times, but Cajuns basketball team tops Louisiana College in season opener

Louisiana-Lafayette forward Shawn Long shots a free throw during the game against Louisiana College played at the Cajundome Friday Nov. 14, 2014 in Lafayette, La. Photo by Brad kemp/RaginCajuns.com

LAFAYETTE — Their debut effort was sloppy at times, but the result was pretty in the Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team’s season-opening 85-57 win against Louisiana College on Friday night in the Cajundome. The Cajuns (1-0) allowed the Wildcats (0-1) to stay within striking distance into the second half thanks to some carelessness with the ball… Continue reading →

Cajuns basketball teams open the regular season Friday night

Advocate file photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Ragin' Cajun guard Xavian Rimmer .

LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team hopes to take its first step toward returning to the NCAA tournament Friday, when it hosts Louisiana College for its 2014-15 season opener. The Ragin’ Cajuns might be without junior forward Shawn Long, who is recovering from a bone bruise. The 6-foot-9 forward is the NCAA’s leading… Continue reading →

Cajuns prepare for UL-Monroe’s unusual 3-3 stack defense

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- UL-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth

LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth is no stranger to Louisiana-Monroe’s exotic defensive looks. In 2013, the Cajuns were in the middle of an undefeated conference season before losing to ULM at home 31-28. In that game, the Warhawks had three interceptions and knocked out Cajuns quarterback Terrance Broadway with a broken arm.… Continue reading →

Cajuns may try Patt at corner

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns safety Trevence Patt tackles Georgia State Panthers runningback Marcus Caffey  on Saturday , November, 4, at Cajun Field in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — A healthy Trevence Patt might find his way back in the starting lineup this weekend. But with redshirt freshman Tracy Walker playing well at the strong safety position, recording two interceptions in last week’s game, Patt won’t be sliding back in place of Walker. Instead, he might overtake junior Continue reading →

Top storylines for UL-Lafayette men’s basketball season

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Cajuns forward Shawn Longaveraged 18.6 points and 10.3 rebounds last season.

Can they do it without Elfrid? This is the big question facing the Cajuns this year, as they’ll have to figure out how to replace the production of the Elfrid Payton, the national Defensive Player of the Year whom the Orlando Magic traded for after the Philadelphia 76ers drafted him 10th in this… Continue reading →

Top storylines for UL-Lafayette women’s 2014-15 basketball season

hoto by Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com -- UL-Lafayette junior Keke Veal, left, is a preseason All-Sun Belt Conference second-team guard.

How much will experience matter? Last year’s squad was young and went through growing pains, but the Cajuns finally have some experience coming back. One of seven returning juniors is a healthy preseason second team All Sun Belt Conference guard Keke Veal, who was limited to 13 games last season but led the Cajuns… Continue reading →

Terrance Broadway, Ragin’ Cajuns remember stinging loss to UL-Monroe

Advocate file photo by BRAD KEMP -- UL-Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway heads toward the end zone during last year's game against UL-Monroe. Broadway later suffered a broken arm, and the Cajuns lost 31-28.

LAFAYETTE — Last season’s 31-28 loss to ULM at Cajun Field resulted in a broken arm for quarterback Terrance Broadway and deflated dreams for a team looking to achieve its first 10-win season in team history. The UL-Lafayette senior quarterback isn’t forgetting that loss any time soon. Broadway said he can still recount the entire… Continue reading →

Jared Johnson’s two leaping TD grabs help build Cajuns’ confidence in him

Associated Press photo by Andres Leighton -- Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Jared Johnson leaps for a 9-yard touchdown catch, his second of the game, against New Mexico State defensive backs Jacob Nwangwa, left, and Adaryan Jones during the Cajuns' 44-16 win Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M.

LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was struggling to punch it in down in the red zone against South Alabama a couple weeks ago, and sophomore receiver Jared Johnson had the perfect remedy. “We went to the red zone I think five times, and we came out with one (touchdown),” Johnson… Continue reading →