UL to ESPN: We're Cajuns, not leopards or wildcats

Kristin Askelson
The Daily Advertiser

ESPN seems to have a problem finding the correct logo for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette football team.

First, the network confused the Ragin' Cajuns with the Leopards of Lafayette College, which is in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Around here, those are some fighting words. The university has made clear that they don't want to be called UL-Lafayette. They have spent several years trying to build a brand around "Louisiana." That's what they want to be called.

Ragin’ Cajuns logo

ESPN's latest faux pas occurred in the coverage related to UL's Thursday's  game against Texas State at Cajun Field.

The network showed a logo that looked like a tiger.

An LSU tiger? Nope, not purple and gold. This one looked reddish-orange and blue.

An Auburn Tiger? Not quite. Auburn's is fierce and tightly focused on the animal's green eyes.

Louisiana College logo

This one is more friendly and cartoonish.

A quick Google search reveals the logo belongs to Louisiana College. And it's not a tiger, at all. They are the Wildcats.

UL football coach Mark Hudspeth tweeted this week about the errors, asking "the intern in charge of the logos," to please get his stuff together.

Well, at least they got the Louisiana part right.

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