College Sports

LOUISIANA DRAWS LSU IN FIRST-ROUND OF 2018 NIT

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball will make the 50-minute trip east to Baton Rouge on Wednesday to face LSU in the first round of the NIT as the official 2018 bracket was released Sunday night.

Tipoff will be set for 6 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Louisiana (27-6), the No. 6 seed and Sun Belt Conference regular-season champion, will make its first appearance in the NIT since 2003 and its sixth trip overall. The Ragin’ Cajuns advanced to the NIT Final Four in 1984 after earning wins

Ragin' Cajuns Rise Into Top 20 of Both National Polls

Ragin' Cajuns Rise Into Top 20 of Both National Polls
LAFAYETTE – On the strength of a 5-0 season-opening weekend, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball made a significant move in the first regular season edition of both the USA Today/NFCA poll and ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.

Louisiana moved up six positions from its preseason ranking in the NFCA poll, climbing into the Top 20 at No. 16.

In the ESPN/USA Softball ranking, the Ragin’ Cajuns rose five spots from their preseason selection and into the Top 20 at the No. 19 slot.

LSUE to add three sports

LSU Eunice announced it will be adding three more sports to its varsity sports roster. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic school year, the Bengals will field a men's basketball team as well as men's and women's soccer.
The additions bring the total number of varsity athletics to six. LSUE competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and are members of Region 23, comprising of schools in Louisiana and Mississippi.

LSUE splits with Crowder

For the fourth double header in a row to open the season, LSU Eunice split games with its oppoments.
The top-ranked Lady Bengals exploded for seven runs in the first inning to cruise to a 9-1 win over Crowder Community College in the opener.
LSUE jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the finale, but the Lady Roughriders rallied to grab a 12-9 win.

Granger jersey holds special honor

It was his dream to play college baseball, but Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice.
On April 10, 2015, Granger signed with the Bengals and the left-hander pitcher was just 10 days away from starting his collegiate career before cancer ended his dream of playing college ball.
The son of Natham and Dana Granger from was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his brain stem and the 19-year old died on Nov. 11, 2016, as his former Erath football team beat Eunice High in the Class 3-A playoffs.
He was buried on Nov. 14 in his LSUE baseball jersey.

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