Louisiana head football coach Mike Desormeaux was thinking on Saturday that it was perhaps time for his players who have remained resilient despite adversity, to experience a bit of good fortune.
The question facing the Louisiana and Texas State football teams on Saturday is how many points will be enough.
Both the Cajuns and TSU have displayed offenses that average at least four touchdowns, a mathematical component which could make the Sun Belt Conference game at Cajun Field more dramatic when the programs meet beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Sometimes it’s easier to trade disappointment for the prospect of opportunity.
That’s perhaps the message the Louisiana football coaching staff is selling this week as the Cajuns begin a run through their Sun Belt Conference schedule.
For those who left Cajun Field during the mid-third quarter Saturday night, there was a surprise awaiting if they searched later for a final score of the game that was left behind.
After opening its Sun Belt Conference schedule last week on the road at Old Dominion, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Football team returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Birmingham, Ala., to face American Athletic Conference member UAB in a non-conference matchup at Protective Stadium.
LSU volleyball will host in-state foe UL-Lafayette at 11 a.m. CT Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Louisiana defense demonstrated an overall early season readiness, while it’s obvious the Ragin’ Cajuns offensive pass protection still has work to do.
The foreword to the 2023 Northwestern State football season has been written.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Cajun Field, the Demons will begin writing the first of the at least 11 remaining chapters in their collective story when they face state rival UL Lafayette in the season opener for both teams.
The second full season of the Michael Desormeaux era begins on Saturday at Cajun Field when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns host in-state opponent Northwestern State in the annual Herbert Heymann Classic.
Trent Murphy hasn’t played a minute of college football, yet he already speaks with the wisdom of a veteran offensive lineman.
While some college football programs prefer to build with athletes obtained through the transfer portals, Mike Desormeaux prefers to build his Louisiana team primarily through high school recruiting.
Yohandy Morales had four hits – including a pair of solo home runs late – while Miami’s Alejandro Rosario scattered seven hits over six innings of work to lead the No. 8-ranked Hurricanes to an 8-5 win over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional on Sunday at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
The No. 22-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team’s 2023 season came to a close on Saturday, May 27 as the squad fell to national No. 7 seed Washington, 2-0, in the NCAA Seattle Super Regional at Husky Softball Stadium.
The No. 22-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team mounted a furious seventh-inning rally to knock off No. 10 national seed LSU in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional championship game Sunday, May 21 at Tiger Park.
Photograph courtesy of Mike Curley. 2023 NCAA Softball Regional No. 22 Louisiana (46-13, 22-2 Sun Belt) in NCAA Baton Rouge RegionalDates: Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2023Location: Baton Rouge, La.Stadium: Tiger Park (2,671)Tournament Opener: Fri., May 19 vs. Omaha – 2:00 p.m. (CDT) // ESPN+Next Matchup: Sat., May 20 vs. LSU/Prairie View – 12:00 or 2:30 p.m. (CDT)
4th-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns set for 24th consecutive and 32nd overall regional round appearance.
The No. 24-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team protected a lead for four innings then pulled away with a six-spot in the final inning for an 8-1 win over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday, May 3 in Ruston which locked up the 40th win of the 2023 season.
Right-hander David Christie tossed a career-high 6.0 innings in relief to earn his first victory of the season while Heath Hood and Conor Higgs each belted home runs to lead the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball team to an 8-5 win over No. 1-ranked LSU on Tuesday at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
In their first meet of the outdoor season, the Louisiana track and field team won 17 events on the second day of the Louisiana Classics.
The offensive power of the Louisiana men’s basketball team will be challenged Thursday night in a first-round NCAA tournament contest by No. 4-seed University of Tennessee which ranks nationally in three defensive categories.
Louisiana is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2014
Dominant pitching. Flawless fielding. Opportune hitting. – LSU displayed all three Sunday as the No. 14 Tigers defeated the Louisiana softball team 4-1 at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park.
During his previous five seasons as Louisiana head softball coach, Garry Glasco has featured teams with crushing offensive power and extensive run production.
The defending Sun Belt Conference champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball team will hold its annual Fan Day on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team will start Year No. 6 of the Gerry Glasco era among the group of teams that are ranked in the D1Softball Top 25 preseason rankings.
The Louisiana offense turned colder than the frigid temperatures during the second half at the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Friday as the University of Houston passing game gradually awoke from an early slumber.
There have been several areas of concern for Louisiana head football coach Michael Desormeaux as he prepares his team for a Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl game Friday against the University of Houston in Shreveport.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team brushed regular season adversity aside and entered the postseason bowl lottery Saturday with a convincing Sun Belt Conference victory.
Jordan Brown scored four of his season-high tying 26 points in overtime and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns closed out the extra session with a 7-0 run to earn a gritty 76-72 win over SMU on Tuesday at Moody Coliseum.
Louisiana football hits the road for its regular-season finale as it takes on Texas State on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.
Inking with the Ragin’ Cajuns at the onset of the signing period are setter Maddi Fritz (La Grange, Texas/La Grange HS), outside hitter Abby Cunningham (Carencro, La./Westminster Christian Academy) and libero Mio Yamamoto (Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan/New Mexico Military Institute).
The Sun Belt Conference, in conjunction with ESPN, announced that the Week 11 game between Georgia Southern and Louisiana at Cajun Field has been elevated to ESPN2.
When the final result is inexplicable, the best approach is to move the thinking forward. That’s the most suitable plan currently available for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, who have only five days to regroup after a stunning defeat that included surrendering 23 unanswered points and 201 yards in the final 15 minutes to Troy University Saturday night at Cajun Field.
A fired up Southern Miss football squad scored 20 points in the opening period and held off a second-half rally for a 39-24 victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in a nationally-televised Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday at M.M. Roberts Stadium. (Photograph by Mike Curley)
Louisiana and Southern Miss Are Familiar Opponents
The defense has provided UL-Lafayette with the opportunity to win games all season. Now the offense is becoming a noticeable contributor.
There’s no doubt about which UL-Lafayette quarterback will start Saturday when the Cajuns host Sun Belt Conference opponent Arkansas State.
Louisiana is the preseason favorite to capture the 2022-23 Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball title, as determined by a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches.
Coming off an 11-day layoff, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Football team returns to action when it faces Sun Belt Conference newcomer Marshall in a Wednesday nationally-televised contest at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
After an auspicious two-game start and three weeks of austerity,, the Louisiana football coaches and players have an extra week to exhale and assess.