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    This new effort is in the silent phase.


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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Has anyone seen anything official out of any administrative office on this change? I'm certainly not questioning Jays posted tweet that began this thread. It's just that this is so important to branding for our University that I would have thought it would have been very public.
    I believe there was an actual email from our SID that went to news media outlets. Which ones specifically, I do not know for sure.

    However, I'm now hearing the the solid, aggressive stance our Presidentwas supposedly going to take is now reversing.

    But again, that's just what has been rumored.

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    how did the UL credit union change the name so easily and successfully, Lafayette was never part of it, and no one tried to add it, or complained to banking regulators?


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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Has anyone seen anything official out of any administrative office on this change? I'm certainly not questioning Jays posted tweet that began this thread. It's just that this is so important to branding for our University that I would have thought it would have been very public.
    That last sentence was comical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    how did the UL credit union change the name so easily and successfully, Lafayette was never part of it, and no one tried to add it, or complained to banking regulators?
    Separate entity from the university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypremort View Post
    Separate entity from the university.
    true, and ok. but they had no trouble is the point. the principles and methods they used could still be attempted? or at least ask them what they did to see if it can apply or not. otherwise that implies there is a concerted effort specifically aimed against our university, which we have been told wasn't the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Has it ever even left the dock?
    We probably forgot to put the plug in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    I believe there was an actual email from our SID that went to news media outlets. Which ones specifically, I do not know for sure.

    However, I'm now hearing the the solid, aggressive stance our Presidentwas supposedly going to take is now reversing.

    But again, that's just what has been rumored.
    Yep....rumors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    That last sentence was comical!
    Yep....facetious

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    Now secspn-bristol has us listed as Ul Lafayette(l is lower case) , and monroe is Louisiana Monroe


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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    Now secspn-bristol has us listed as Ul Lafayette(l is lower case) , and monroe is Louisiana Monroe
    Ul Lafayette, UL LAF, Louisiana Lafayette, LA Lafayette, take your pick. They're all used every year by someone, somewhere. The more we try to "correct" some people, the more determined those people become to use whatever name it is that they want to use for us.

    No matter how many times I refer to us as UL in conversations with my LSU grad next door neighbor, he still calls us ULL. He'll never change. I refer to his beloved Tigers as LA State when the two of us visit, and though he doesn't like that any more than I like him using ULL, he still refuses to use UL. I quit trying to correct him long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    Ul Lafayette, UL LAF, Louisiana Lafayette, LA Lafayette, take your pick. They're all used every year by someone, somewhere. The more we try to "correct" some people, the more determined those people become to use whatever name it is that they want to use for us.

    No matter how many times I refer to us as UL in conversations with my LSU grad next door neighbor, he still calls us ULL. He'll never change. I refer to his beloved Tigers as LA State when the two of us visit, and though he doesn't like that any more than I like him using ULL, he still refuses to use UL. I quit trying to correct him long ago.
    Same feelings here. I work in BR tho. I use UL in conversations and most of my co-workers still say ULL to me. Even some family members do it.

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    Just ask how's Baton Rouge going to do vs Florida this Saturday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Just ask how's Baton Rouge going to do vs Florida this Saturday.
    They'll prob win, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    They'll prob win, why?
    Because it's such as awesome burn to call them Baton Rouge to their face!!

    Just like it's still fun to make fun of them for losing their National Championship game when we won our NOLA Bowl game.

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    Baton Rouge will never ever call us UL or Louisiana...the only chance we have to make the casual college football fans call us that is for ESPN and the AP to be on board and even that will take several years to stick and the older folks to die off because they always call us ULL or USL, just like they call Troy, Troy State and Texas State..Southwest Texas. It will take our administration to go all in with ESPN and the AP, not just half assed attempts. Plastering it on our football field and our jerseys alone will not do it. Until then we will never be UL or Louisiana on a national level, only to our city and Acadiana.

    I stopped fighting this fight. It is not our jobs or our medias jobs to remind people and try to change their minds about what to call us. That is our administrations job and our marketing department. I will continue to call us UL and Louisiana but I am not telling other fans what to call us until our admins step up and we arent fighting this fight alone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Baton Rouge will never ever call us UL or Louisiana...the only chance we have to make the casual college football fans call us that is for ESPN and the AP to be on board and even that will take several years to stick and the older folks to die off because they always call us ULL or USL, just like they call Troy, Troy State and Texas State..Southwest Texas. It will take our administration to go all in with ESPN and the AP, not just half assed attempts. Plastering it on our football field and our jerseys alone will not do it. Until then we will never be UL or Louisiana on a national level, only to our city and Acadiana.

    I stopped fighting this fight. It is not our jobs or our medias jobs to remind people and try to change their minds about what to call us. That is our administrations job and our marketing department. I will continue to call us UL and Louisiana but I am not telling other fans what to call us until our admins step up and we arent fighting this fight alone.
    Checking basketball scores this morning in the Houston Chronicle. It shows McNeese St. 88 Louisiana 47. I assume they were playing Louisiana College. Our name debacle continues until Dr. Sndecides to take a firm stand on use of Louisiana and LA. It appears our recent press release or whatever the hell we sent out is being ignored by the media and by the SBC. What gives with the SunBelt? I thought MAT said Bruno at ULM was in agreement with our use of Louisiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Checking basketball scores this morning in the Houston Chronicle. It shows McNeese St. 88 Louisiana 47. I assume they were playing Louisiana College. Our name debacle continues until Dr. Sndecides to take a firm stand on use of Louisiana and LA. It appears our recent press release or whatever the hell we sent out is being ignored by the media and by the SBC. What gives with the SunBelt? I thought MAT said Bruno at ULM was in agreement with our use of Louisiana.
    Hmm couldn't be..McNeese lost to Louisiana College (:

    http://mcneesesports.com/boxscore.as...mbball&id=4356

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    Ul Lafayette, UL LAF, Louisiana Lafayette, LA Lafayette, take your pick. They're all used every year by someone, somewhere. The more we try to "correct" some people, the more determined those people become to use whatever name it is that they want to use for us.

    No matter how many times I refer to us as UL in conversations with my LSU grad next door neighbor, he still calls us ULL. He'll never change. I refer to his beloved Tigers as LA State when the two of us visit, and though he doesn't like that any more than I like him using ULL, he still refuses to use UL. I quit trying to correct him long ago.
    this is the first time ive ever seen lower case, It is clear there is an agenda against us, so even if the ADMIN had said and done the right things to the right people all along I doubt it would have mattered. what can they possible do to change it in the future?
    if any English majors are out there, I cannot think of a situation where the first letter of a state's name is lower case?

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    The issue right now is two-fold. First, the SBC needs to be notified by Savoie, and they would honor that request if it does in fact come. As of right now, the SBC has only heard from the athletic department. Second, ULM has notified the league that, if the SBC were to accept our brand (Louisiana Ragin Cajuns), then they would brand themselves as Louisiana Warharks. The league cannot have two "Louisiana" teams.

    There is currently hope for some type of compromise, but that will be done between Savoie and Bruno. Its possible there could be some announcement before the end of the month.


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