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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    La College is often referred to as LOU on ESPN. Luckily since they're not division one that's not a regular occurrence.
    Still, the fact remains that an institution called Louisiana College does exist, and it has been around for a very long time. When you couple that with the fact that there is also a university named Lafayette that's been around forever, you've got yourself one heck of a mess for an institution who's official name is University of Louisiana ... at Lafayette.

    Let's change our name to University of Acadiana and be done with it.

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    Still, the fact remains that an institution called Louisiana College does exist, and it has been around for a very long time. When you couple that with the fact that there is also a university named Lafayette that's been around forever, you've got yourself one heck of a mess for an institution who's official name is University of Louisiana ... at Lafayette.

    Let's change our name to University of Acadiana and be done with it.
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    Winning fixes things. As long as you play like someone called UL-L, you'll be called UL-L. Time to step it up no the field and this stupid name nonsense will be solved.


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    Winning fixes things. As long as you play like someone called UL-L, you'll be called UL-L. Time to step it up no the field and this stupid name nonsense will be solved.
    Im not positive this has been the case, i seem to recall louisiana having been used after loss... The rationale is a winning ULL is a threat, keep calling them ULL until threar subsides, a losing louisiana poses no threat. Not saying lose to grt name but just dont assume it will be magically fixed after winninh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasta View Post
    Winning fixes things. As long as you play like someone called UL-L, you'll be called UL-L. Time to step it up no the field and this stupid name nonsense will be solved.
    This has been proven to be incorrect. 4 straight bowl wins, UL-L. Baseball national seed & back to back supers, UL-L.

    The name has nothing to do with winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiler View Post
    Still, the fact remains that an institution called Louisiana College does exist, and it has been around for a very long time. When you couple that with the fact that there is also a university named Lafayette that's been around forever, you've got yourself one heck of a mess for an institution who's official name is University of Louisiana ... at Lafayette.

    Let's change our name to University of Acadiana and be done with it.
    Changing our names to Acadiana boat has sailed. Two reasons, first state law won't allow simply Acadiana, it would be ULA, UL Acadiana. Even if you could that would leave a power vacuum that ULM would fill, and they would gladly accept La, UL and on and on.

    So you are saying La College trumps La even though they appear in scrolls only during preseason against Div one schools, a total of maybe twice a season, and possible during NAIA playoffs if that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasta View Post
    Winning fixes things. As long as you play like someone called UL-L, you'll be called UL-L. Time to step it up no the field and this stupid name nonsense will be solved.
    When Adam Amin and Amanda Scarborough refused to call us Louisiana in the Regionals and Super Regionals, winning did not fix things.

    When ESPN refused to call us Louisiana in four straight bowl games, winning did not fix things.

    When CBS caved and reverted to Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA basketball tournament, even though the scoreboard and stadium announcer both said "Louisiana," winning did not change things.

    We could be the national champions and still have this name issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Changing our names to Acadiana boat has sailed. Two reasons, first state law won't allow simply Acadiana, it would be ULA, UL Acadiana. Even if you could that would leave a power vacuum that ULM would fill, and they would gladly accept La, UL and on and on.

    So you are saying La College trumps La even though they appear in scrolls only during preseason against Div one schools, a total of maybe twice a season, and possible during NAIA playoffs if that.
    Think of Boston College and Boston University. No problem with either identity, mainly because BU does not play major college football. Louisiana College should have no impact on Louisiana, provided we are recognized as Louisiana, which we are not presently.

    One thing changing to University of Louisiana at Acadiana would do is give us the ULA acronym, like UGA for Georgia or UVA for Virginia, pretty good company. No mistaking ULA as Louisiana. That would be similar to Minnesota, which officially is the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Let's find things that will work for us without a wholesale name change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllanclos View Post
    When Adam Amin and Amanda Scarborough refused to call us Louisiana in the Regionals and Super Regionals, winning did not fix things.

    When ESPN refused to call us Louisiana in four straight bowl games, winning did not fix things.

    When CBS caved and reverted to Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA basketball tournament, even though the scoreboard and stadium announcer both said "Louisiana," winning did not change things.

    We could be the national champions and still have this name issue.
    Great point and adam amin made it sound like it would have nothing ever to do with anything adiministration coukd ask him to do.

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    Think of Boston College and Boston University. No problem with either identity, mainly because BU does not play major college football. Louisiana College should have no impact on Louisiana, provided we are recognized as Louisiana, which we are not presently.

    One thing changing to University of Louisiana at Acadiana would do is give us the ULA acronym, like UGA for Georgia or UVA for Virginia, pretty good company. No mistaking ULA as Louisiana. That would be similar to Minnesota, which officially is the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Let's find things that will work for us without a wholesale name change.
    I like this!! How about make campus a census designated place, like notre dame did,.. acadiana, louisiana would be more feasible than louisiana, louisiana

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    Default Re: LA - The new "official" abbreviation for stats, crawls, etc

    The best solution is to change the cities name to Louisiana, like NY, NY. The Cajuns could then be UL LOUISIANA


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    The best solution is to change the cities name to Louisiana, like NY, NY. The Cajuns could then be UL LOUISIANA
    Everyone would then call us U-LA-LA.

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    Everyone would then call us U-LA-LA.
    Back to square one, lol. It is impossible to solve this puzzle, lets hire good will hunting as a janitor in the APC

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    The best solution is to change the cities name to Louisiana, like NY, NY. The Cajuns could then be UL LOUISIANA
    Saw UL Louisiana on a bracket once on SECN.

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    Default Re: LA - The new "official" abbreviation for stats, crawls, etc

    ESPN must have not seen the memo. Multiple Ls all over the place.


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    Default Re: LA - The new "official" abbreviation for stats, crawls, etc

    Turnaround is fair


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Changing our names to Acadiana boat has sailed. Two reasons, first state law won't allow simply Acadiana, it would be ULA, UL Acadiana. Even if you could that would leave a power vacuum that ULM would fill, and they would gladly accept La, UL and on and on.

    So you are saying La College trumps La even though they appear in scrolls only during preseason against Div one schools, a total of maybe twice a season, and possible during NAIA playoffs if that.
    No. La College doesn't trump LA or UL, it just adds more confusion to the matter.

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    Don't think it's adding any.


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    Default Re: LA - The new "official" abbreviation for stats, crawls, etc

    Here's a question:. Since the press release, has anyone seen the letters "LA" on anything?


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    Not I.


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