I think we are going down the wrong path with trying to come up with a ticker abbreviation that includes the Ragin Cajuns. What other Univ. does this? Let's see, FG. Nope. NC, no, not them either. TL or TA&MA. Not. What about MW or OSUB. I can't think of another that uses it. We should not try to start this trend, it will not work. Also, Acadiana is a nice thought locally but doesn't make sense for a Univ trying to make a name for itself nationally. Can you imagine The University of Hill Country. The problem with Acadiana is that the name has zero national name recognition and it would set us back to ground level trying to get to the 10th floor.
Believe it or not....we have made so much progress with LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS and the use of UL for athletics that I would hate to change....my area is Calcasieu Parish and many would be surprised at the use of UL in this area...only the typical older types have a problem and let's face it, those will NEVER change no matter any changes.....would just add fuel to their fire....my .02!
OU - University of Oklahoma
KU - University of Kansas
CU - University of Colorado
LU - University of Louisiana
It would require a change in mindset from UL. But, if it could help solve our identity problem, it would be worth it. Our ONLY references would be LOUISIANA and LU. Makes much more sense than LARC.
That's all well and good guys, but the school has not and can not push UL. This was done by the fans and the media.
To make a splash and get a brand OUTSIDE of the local area, we are going to have to push LOUISIANA. Remember, change starts with the man in the mirror. I have been making myself use LOUISIANA for a year now. It's a game changer.
Interesting use of KU has nothing to do with anyone else in the state of Kansas but in reverence to Kentucky which used UK.
LU? Uhhh, no.
No casual fan outside of Texas and Louisiana knows who Lamar is.