Governor Edwards optimistic about a fiscal cliff solution as another special session begins
Posted on 5/22/2018 2:24:00 PM.

The sixth special session since Governor John Bel Edwards took office is underway. Edwards opened the session on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, as public colleges are at risk of budget cuts unless legislators approve 648-million dollars in taxes. Edwards hopes the legislature can come together on a plan.

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Governor Edwards spoke at UL Lafayette about possible budget cuts in special session
Posted on 5/22/2018 1:45:00 PM.
Governor Edwards spoke today at UL Lafayette breaking special session tradition of opening the proceedings by talking in the House chamber. The Governor is calling on the legislature to replace expiring sales taxes to avoid 638 million dollars in budget cuts. University of Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Edwards is hoping to draw attention to the importance to higher ed.

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Tigers hold off Cajuns 84-76 in spirited NIT contest
Posted on 3/14/2018 7:46:00 PM.
Based on what we saw on Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, LSU and UL-Lafayette need to play more often in basketball. In a very emotional contest, the Tigers took the Cajuns best shot, but came away with a hard fought 84-76 win in Baton Rouge.
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Cajuns play small ball to beat LSU 4-3 in extra innings
Posted on 3/7/2018 9:42:00 PM.
Despite striking out 14 times, UL-Lafayette mustered enough offense to beat LSU 4-3 in 10 innings. Jonathan Windham's soft liner into center field for only his second hit of the season drove home the winning run. 
 
The win snapped LSU's five game winning streak over their I-10 rivals.  
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Seven Louisiana college baseball teams to compete in conference tournaments
Posted on 5/20/2017 8:08:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo 
There are seven teams from Louisiana competing in conference tournaments this week. Highlighting the group is the LSU Tigers, who will be the #2 seed in the SEC Tournament and they'll play on Wednesday at around 1 PM.
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UL Lafayette expands Louisiana Legacy Scholarship
Posted on 2/18/2017 5:11:00 AM.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces the expansion of their Louisiana Legacy Scholarship. Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. DeWayne Bowie says the scholarship is designed to bring out of state students with Louisiana ties back to the state. He says the scholarship covers out of state fees for these students.
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Convention and qualifying highlight the week in politics
Posted on 7/17/2016 3:22:00 AM.

It’s a big week in politics with the Republican National Convention and qualifying for the federal elections. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Donald Trump’s acceptance speech as the Republican nominee on Thursday night is the most anticipated speech of the year. He says you never know what side of Trump you will get.
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Arizona beats the Cajuns twice to win Lafayette Regional
Posted on 6/6/2016 9:34:00 PM.
After beating Arizona 10-3 on Sunday, it seemed like UL Lafayette was destined for a trip to the Super Regionals.
 
But the Wildcats stormed back to win three games in a 24-hour period to win the Lafayette Regional and advance to play Mississippi State in the Super Regionals.
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Ragin Cajuns headed to Lafayette regional championship round
Posted on 6/5/2016 7:09:00 PM.
In a winner's bracket contest in the Lafayette Regional, UL Lafayette scored 3 runs in the first inning and went on to a 10-3 win over the Wildcats.
 
Stefan Trosclair drove in the first run and the last run of the game. The senior from Sulphur also homered for the 8th time this season.
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Five Louisiana teams are in the NCAA Baseball Tournament; LSU a national seed
Posted on 5/30/2016 11:46:00 AM.
The LSU Tigers are an #8 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Which means the Bayou Bengals will get to host a Super Regional, if they are able to win the Baton Rouge regional this weekend.

A record four teams from the SEC received national seeds, Florida, Texas A&M and Mississippi State, are the three other teams.
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