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Hear the rage of the Cajuns!

It doesn’t matter if you are in Opelousas or Chicago, when you hear someone mention Ragin’ Cajuns or see our red hot logo, you know it’s the one and only Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.®

Our programs are on the geaux! The men’s basketball program participated in an international tour in 2013, going undefeated (4-0) as they toured Spain. Basketball player Elfrid Payton won a gold medal that he earned with Team USA at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship. The football team won three consecutive New Orleans Bowl games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and Ragin’ Cajun fans helped crush attendance records at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome each of the three years. The softball team finished 9th in the nation in 2012 and earned its 13th consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are members of the Sun Belt Conference and compete in the NCAA’s Division 1, the highest level of collegiate athletics. We compete in 16 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field, softball, soccer and volleyball.

Our student-athletes strive for success on the field, court, and in the classroom. The Student-Athlete Academic Center on campus provides student-athletes with academic support services programs, including assistance with balancing academic priorities, athletic success, and advising and tutoring. For example, softball player Ashley Brignac was a recipient of the 2011-12 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award. Brignac graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science.

Our community’s love of the game extends to three distinct sites that allow fans to connect with Louisiana’s athletics program. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Athletics is where you’ll find everything needed to get ready for game day—download team schedules, buy tickets, find parking on game day, or apply for tailgating permits—it’s all there!

The Athletic Network provides a place for former University athletes and fans to connect and join support teams for their favorite sports. The site also provides a place for fans to experience the rich history of our athletic program through the sharing of historic articles and preservation of sports-related documents, like this treasure detailing the history of our University mascots.

The Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation works with supporters to raise the funds needed to enhance every aspect of UL Lafayette’s athletics organization. Whether it’s helping increase the annual athletics budget, securing funding for new facilities, or assisting in the recruitment of the best coaches for our teams, RCAF plays a major role in promoting Ragin’ Cajun pride—in Louisiana and around the world.

Geaux Cajuns!