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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ........So still waiting for a rebuttal of sorts when we are called ull, Lafayette, UL laf, etc, that coach refers to them as state......example..."well we have had some great matchups in basketball and softball and won 2 this year in baseball. It is sure to be a fun thing when the Louisiana Cajuns and state match up. Tough playing state in BR." Can you imagine the tiger poo poo postings???
    I guarantee that they will use ULL on the scoreboard, but how many people will be watching at home with Louisiana at the bottom of the screen, and Louisiana on the uniform, a lot more on tv then in that stadium!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Check View Post
    I would like to see the most current tv numbers for NCAA Softball vs. men's NIT.
    NIT Championship game - 693,000 viewers
    2017 Softball Supers - Highest game was 805,000 viewers, average was 458,000 over 26 games
    2017 WCWS Finals - Avg 1.583 million viewers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin9221 View Post
    I guarantee that they will use ULL on the scoreboard, but how many people will be watching at home with Louisiana at the bottom of the screen, and Louisiana on the uniform, a lot more on tv then in that stadium!
    I hope we do wear the jerseys with Louisiana on the front and not Ragin Cajuns.

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    Beating LSU is not just because we dislike them, or the fact they are a in-state rival, every time we win one of these games specially at a regional they are hosting we are helping increase our fan base. There is a segment of the population that supports LSU because they are the top dog in Louisiana, well anytime we can show that we are better on the athletic field we are shifting fans that may have went to UL or from this region that support LSU to support UL.

    Specially after all the softball program has went through, it would be a way to show that no matter what this program has went through, that we are a contender Nationally , and in this state. We are here to stay!

    We got to beat Houston first.

    Geaux Louisiana!! Geaux Cajuns!!!


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    I'm more of a casual Softball fan, really paying attention only because of how great our UL program has been over the years and it has drawn me to it. Just my opinion, but I'm very proud of this years team and they have surpassed what I thought could happen. The future looks bright. Winning at BR would be nice icing.
    Geaux UL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Got it. I must say, if there are two souls we can rely upon to play the name game fight, its you and Boomer! LOL
    Yeah, I think Boomer and I are on the same page when it comes to our name.

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    I think as a athletic dept. we are making head way, every time we make it to the post season in basketball, baseball, softball they always like to pair us up. I say right on selection committee please do it!! We have created a situation that when we are paired up that it is always a game and we will compete!!

    Let's not shy away from it, what they really doing is creating opportunity for our program in this state. LSU can't do anything about it but what, flash ULL on the scoreboard thinking it is hurting us.

    What do you think happen in that NIT game? I honestly think someone at LSU told Will Wade you do not lose to these lowly Cajuns. He coached and acted like his job was on the line. Guarantee someone in that athletic department said something to him. We need to make every effort to beat LSU in any sport when we play.

    Hell they probably talking to LSU softball coach right now, probably shoved her in a room and gave her a ultimatum, you better not lose, talking about how important this regional is, and how you are expected to win against these ULLLLL Oh LALA wannabes.


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    Someone please help me understand how LSU has control of the scoreboard to put ULL . I thought this game and regional was controlled by the NCAA, who has agreed to call us by Louisiana and LA. If Dr. Maggard sent a letter to the NCAA requesting they place Louisiana or LA on the scoreboard, could LSU overrule the NCAA? Or if the formal request was released to the public prior to the game and LSU arbitrarily made the decision not to follow the NCAA usage of our legal brand, would there be damage to our branding efforts?
    Or is this not the battle to fight at this time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin9221 View Post
    I think as a athletic dept. we are making head way, every time we make it to the post season in basketball, baseball, softball they always like to pair us up. I say right on selection committee please do it!! We have created a situation that when we are paired up that it is always a game and we will compete!!

    Let's not shy away from it, what they really doing is creating opportunity for our program in this state. LSU can't do anything about it but what, flash ULL on the scoreboard thinking it is hurting us.

    What do you think happen in that NIT game? I honestly think someone at LSU told Will Wade you do no lose to these lowly Cajuns. He coached and acted like his job was on the line. Guarantee someone in that athletic department said something to him. We need to make every effort to beat LSU in any sport when we play.

    Hell they probably talking to LSU softball coach right now, Probably shoved her in a room and gave her a ultimatum, you better not lose, talking about how important this regional is, and how you are expected to win against these ULLLLL Oh LALA wannabes.
    We have made major headway on a national level. It appears Louisiana is accepted just about everywhere and by every network now ... except in the state of Louisiana outside of Lafayette. We also do still have a problem with an acronym for the university. LA has not yet fully caught on. I still see ULL used a lot. I think they want to call us UL, but we don't use that, so they revert to ULL. Saying LA vs. UL doesn't sound right. We need some kind of resolution to this. And, we need to figure out a way to get the rest of the state to accept our use of and recognize us as Louisiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Someone please help me understand how LSU has control of the scoreboard to put ULL . I thought this game and regional was controlled by the NCAA, who has agreed to call us by Louisiana and LA. If Dr. Maggard sent a letter to the NCAA requesting they place Louisiana or LA on the scoreboard, could LSU overrule the NCAA? Or if the formal request was released to the public prior to the game and LSU arbitrarily made the decision not to follow the NCAA usage of our legal brand, would there be damage to our branding efforts?
    Or is this not the battle to fight at this time?
    LSU has always done it this way to spite us on purpose. As far as it being an NCAA regional, I don't think the NCAA cares that much especially at the hands of a school like LSU, who makes a lot of money for them.

    Now, as far as ESPN and other media outlets, that's where the battle is won. The thousands of people watching the game on tv aren't going to see what's on the scoreboard inside the park. But they will see a big, bold "LOUISIANA" plastered across the bottom of their tv screens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCajun View Post
    Someone please help me understand how LSU has control of the scoreboard to put ULL . I thought this game and regional was controlled by the NCAA, who has agreed to call us by Louisiana and LA. If Dr. Maggard sent a letter to the NCAA requesting they place Louisiana or LA on the scoreboard, could LSU overrule the NCAA? Or if the formal request was released to the public prior to the game and LSU arbitrarily made the decision not to follow the NCAA usage of our legal brand, would there be damage to our branding efforts?
    Or is this not the battle to fight at this time?
    It's their scoreboard. They would more likely accept a hefty fine rather than allow LA up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    We have made major headway on a national level. It appears Louisiana is accepted just about everywhere and by every network now ... except in the state of Louisiana outside of Lafayette. We also do still have a problem with an acronym for the university. LA has not yet fully caught on. I still see ULL used a lot. I think they want to call us UL, but we don't use that, so they revert to ULL. Saying LA vs. UL doesn't sound right. We need some kind of resolution to this. And, we need to figure out a way to get the rest of the state to accept our use of and recognize us as Louisiana.
    I appreciate your efforts into making this name thing become a reality.

    With that being said, our own university has sometimes unintentionally shafted us with our acronym (remember UL-L a few years back?). The marketing department will have to find a way to consolidate ideas and stick with an abbreviation. Plus, our backwards state legislature decided to put in that "LSU Rule" that no school can officially use the abbreviation "UL" on any type of documentation. Again.......backwards state. So in that regard, it will take a little longer for the rest of the state to recognize us by that abbreviation and the name itself.

    This is definitely a process. As long as we promote the brand and continue the success, the name will catch on with everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    We have made major headway on a national level. It appears Louisiana is accepted just about everywhere and by every network now ... except in the state of Louisiana outside of Lafayette. We also do still have a problem with an acronym for the university. LA has not yet fully caught on. I still see ULL used a lot. I think they want to call us UL, but we don't use that, so they revert to ULL. Saying LA vs. UL doesn't sound right. We need some kind of resolution to this. And, we need to figure out a way to get the rest of the state to accept our use of and recognize us as Louisiana.
    An interesting aspect of the in-state buffoonery that we are faced with on this issue took place at the UL-LTUR game a few weeks ago: was reading on the mutt board that they were incensed ..... INCENSED, I tell ya ..... that their sorry ___z AD had 'caved in' to us in our name game, because the scoreboard went by the Ragin Cajuns vs the Bulldogs, instead of ULL & LTU, which they said has never been done before for any game/school. They also said the PA was diligent in referring to us solely as the "Cajuns" rather than ULL/etc., and that it was very obvious that they were doing so due to our request.
    That may not seem much, but if you think about it, it is one of the first times that we have made any progress at all with an in-state school. The dam has sprung a leak, and it is just a matter of time now when the flood will start.

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    someone should e mail Maggard now and ask him to contact the NCAA about the scoreboard and maybe get ahead of this thing.


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    Last night on WWL TV in NOLA Tulane lost a close game to Louisiana Lafayette.

    I'm pretty sure that the NCAA isn't going to tell LSU how to refer to the various schools. It's going to be ULL on the scoreboard. Y'all didn't see LA or Louisiana on the basketball scoreboard in the NIT did you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    someone should e mail Maggard now and ask him to contact the NCAA about the scoreboard and maybe get ahead of this thing.
    ??? Now the NCAA definitely has some stroke but really?? You expect them to go to bat for us and try to fight what LSU perceives as an issue of law in the state of Louisiana. All LSU has to do is point to "the LSU rule" and that is that. This is a fight not even worth fighting. All it will do is make things harder on us in the long run.

    We've won the battle on numerous fronts but this one is akin to Boudreaux using his crop duster against a Russian Mig. As others have stated the only name I'm concerned with is winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    I appreciate your efforts into making this name thing become a reality.

    With that being said, our own university has sometimes unintentionally shafted us with our acronym (remember UL-L a few years back?). The marketing department will have to find a way to consolidate ideas and stick with an abbreviation. Plus, our backwards state legislature decided to put in that "LSU Rule" that no school can officially use the abbreviation "UL" on any type of documentation. Again.......backwards state. So in that regard, it will take a little longer for the rest of the state to recognize us by that abbreviation and the name itself.

    This is definitely a process. As long as we promote the brand and continue the success, the name will catch on with everyone.
    Don't mean to hijack this thread, so feel free to move this to another if appropriate. But since we are talking about this, an option, not necessarily suggesting this, would be to do what many of the old Big 8 schools did that would certainly circumvent the law just as use of Louisiana does. Just trying to help figure out a way to dig out of this hole we were thrown into, although it might be a hard transition from UL to LU. Still, better than ULL and I don't think LA will ever catch on as a reference we would use like UL or LU. Image LU on a FDL as our logo in comparison to the other 3 below.

    OU - University of Oklahoma
    KU - University of Kansas
    CU - University of Colorado

    LU - University of Louisiana
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    Don't like it (LU) at all. Also think LU is also not kosher. Louisiana is our best option as the law currently exists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Don't mean to hijack this thread, so feel free to move this to another if appropriate. But since we are talking about this, an option, not necessarily suggesting this, would be to do what many of the old Big 8 schools did that would certainly circumvent the law just as use of Louisiana does. Just trying to help figure out a way to dig out of this hole we were thrown into, although it might be a hard transition from UL to LU. Still, better than ULL and I don't think LA will ever catch on as a reference we would use like UL or LU. Image LU on a FDL as our logo in comparison to the other 3 below.

    OU - University of Oklahoma
    KU - University of Kansas
    CU - University of Colorado

    LU - University of Louisiana
    Think that would work !! I like the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Don't like it (LU) at all. Also think LU is also not kosher. Louisiana is our best option as the law currently exists.
    Louisville quit using UL and U of L years ago and simply uses Louisville. It stuck.
    I agree Louisiana is our best option and it is sticking.
    Now can we quit talking about it?
    We are Louisiana!

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