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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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    Uhk this makes me hate Monroe even more than I already do


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Uhk this makes me hate Monroe even more than I already do
    One of my best friends is a big ULM guy. I have come to respect their point of view. There needs to be a middle ground between the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (which is currently illegal) and ULL/Louisiana-Lafayette/Lafayette/UL-L/etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Uhk this makes me hate Monroe even more than I already do
    It's pure BS. This is Bruno calling Savoie's bluff, knowing he'll cave. Monroe would be incredibly short sighted to get away from ULM. It's a recognized brand now. And to do it out of spite would be extra idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    One of my best friends is a big ULM guy. I have come to respect their point of view. There needs to be a middle ground between the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (which is currently illegal) and ULL/Louisiana-Lafayette/Lafayette/UL-L/etc.
    But they have NO desire to call themselves Louisiana...they are only doing it to stop us from calling ourselves that. And calling ourself simply Louisiana is not illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    It's pure BS. This is Bruno calling Savoie's bluff, knowing he'll cave. Monroe would be incredibly short sighted to get away from ULM. It's a recognized brand now. And to do it out of spite would be extra idiotic.
    exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    But they have NO desire to call themselves Louisiana...they are only doing it to stop us from calling ourselves that. And calling ourself simply Louisiana is not illegal.
    Never said Louisiana was illegal. Never said they had a desire to call themselves Louisiana, just that they would, which I think MAT is correct, it would be out of spite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    Never said Louisiana was illegal. Never said they had a desire to call themselves Louisiana, just that they would, which I think MAT is correct, it would be out of spite.
    Exactly, that is why its bs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    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.
    No compromise. ULM tried to brand themselves as Louisiana and gave up. They then requested ULM. That was granted. This does not oblige us to be ULL. We want Louisiana and LA. It's only fair.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame,_Indiana

    How about this, making campus a census designated place,call it louisiana, louisana, we may still be ULL but woukdnt be lafayette? Or could backfire to be ULLL


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    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.
    Someone is toying with you.

    12 years ago, UL went with Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. 12 years ago ULM dropped Louisiana efforts and went with ULM.

    If they haven't tried Louisiana again in all this time that we have been on using Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. They are not about to start now.

    ULM is a smooth brand.

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    I say call their bluff and let them waste money they don't have in an attempt to brand all their complexes with Louisiana logo. They would have to add a new turf, add signage. Not sure how much that would cost them but if they want to waste it, let em. We could end their program once and for all. They could Louisiana themselves into the Southland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Someone is toying with you.

    12 years ago, UL went with Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. 12 years ago ULM dropped Louisiana efforts and went with ULM.

    If they haven't tried Louisiana again in all this time that we have been on using Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. They are not about to start now.

    ULM is a smooth brand.
    I agree with you. They haven't shown an interest in the Louisiana effort. That doesn't preclude them from doing it in the future out of spite. Im not an expert on this; I will leave the history to you. What happens in the future is yet to be seen. They might get bored one day and decide (again, probably out of spite) to try to brand themselves differently.

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    What if we paid them an annual fee? They need money, we want the name without a legal problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ulXrunner View Post
    What if we paid them an annual fee? They need money, we want the name without a legal problem.
    to hell with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    to hell with that.
    Im not saying I would like to, just given out suggestions.

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