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Football: Herbert Heymann Football Classic – 6:00 Saturday vs. Nicholls State – why Herbert Heymann?

Why is the first UL home football game since 2001 named the Herbert Heymann Football Classic?

On September 1, 2001, the University of Louisiana stepped up to make sure that the Heymann legend would live on. The first home football game of every season beginning with the 2001 season will be renamed the Herbert Heymann Football Classic. "This recognition is a small thank-you for the longtime support, dedication, and love he had for us," said director of athletics Nelson Schexnayder.
"It is only fitting that we begin our home football season in his memory."
Story by Kyle Liebersat, Spring 2002 L’Acadien.

Please click http://www.athleticnetwork.net/site366.php# to learn more about the outstanding contributions of this community legend.

 

Pictured above at the dedication of Moore Field are L-R: Dr. Ray Authement, USL President; Dud Lastrapes, Lafayette Mayor; Roland Begnaud; Herbert Heymann; Tigue Moore; Dr. Denbo Montgomery; Terry Don Phillips, USL Athletic Director.
March 31, 1979

Please click here for background information on the naming of what is now, "M.L. "Tigue" Moore, Jr." Field.
The story is posted in the Archived News dated March 31, 1979.  

Posted by Ed Dugas, Sept. 8, 2013