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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
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School Name: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Arena: Cajundome
Capacity: 13,500
Conference: Sun Belt
Head coach: Bob Marlin

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Acadiana. It is the largest campus within the eight-campus University of Louisiana System and the second largest university in Louisiana.

The school's athletic program is known as the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. UL Lafayette, at that time known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana, was the first to adopt the nickname Ragin' Cajuns, using it initially in the 1960s to refer to its football team.

Prior to the 1960s, the team nickname was the "Bulldogs." In 1963 then football coach Russ Faulkinberry changed the nickname of the football team "Bulldogs" to "Ragin' Cajuns." By the 1970s, the athletic department, the sports information director Bob Henderson and the student body picked up on the nickname. As published in the 1974 football guide, the nickname became official that year. Until the 2006-07 academic year, women's teams were referred to as the Lady Cajuns, but they now use the same "Ragin' Cajuns" nickname as the men's teams.

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