Men's Basketball Reunion 2011 News StoriesThe Athletic Network is deeply appreciative to those media contributors who helped document the " is Back" Reunion celebrating 100 years of men's basketball at the university. A special acknowledgement is owed to each of them and their special contributions are listed below. Please click the title to view the full stories.
It is regretable that the transcripts are not available (at this writing) of the ESPN 1420 AM Footnotes shows with Kevin Foote during the January 12 - 21 period. With Kevin hosting and Jim Champagne scheduling guests (some by remote), listeners were able to relive the excitment of our rich basketball history and traditions. The guests for the seven shows are included in the entry.
Jay Walker, ESPN 1420 AM, had two videos about posted on their website and it helped viewers relive those wonderful years. Linkage to the videos is available in that entry.
Some of the stories, blogs, editorials, video links, and news reports of events published before, during, and after the January 21-22 reunion are listed below. The titles of each may be clicked to view the full story.
It was felt appropriate to include some context surrounding the reunion. Thus, stories about current games, honors, and acheivements which occured after the reunion, plus one on the construction underway on the campus (which was observed by those who took the Campus Tour) are posted.
On Jan. 23, Kevin Foote, Daily Advertiser, wrote about the reunion offering healing of the past and a positive boost to the program's future. As many of the media were in attendance at the activities of the reunion, they witnessed much of this first hand and their stories strengthened Kevin's observations.
The final chapters for the 2010-11 season are yet to be written. The Cajuns won the reunion game and each game since...so the remaining chapters of this season will be written at a later date.
Peace, Ed Dugas
February 13, 2011
Delta State University Adds Seven to Hall of Fame: Shipley & Rich Named to Alumni Coaches HOF by Matt Jones 4/05/11
'Lights Out in Blackham': What Happened to UL's Top 10 Basketball Team? by Sam Stokes, ultoday.com 3/24/11
Spotlight on Former Athlete: Eddie Baseball/Basketball 60-63, Coach 67; Ross Mouton Basketball 03-07 - Bruce Brown, Athletic Network 3/6/11
Their final moment + UL coaches sizing up Hilltoppers for rematch - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 3/6/11
Marlin excited as March Madness begins - SBC Tournament Schedule - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 3/2/11
Beryl Shipley Documentary "Lights Out in Blackham" - links to become involved & keep up - Ed Dugas, athleticnetwork.net 2/23/11
Cajuns Issue 10 For 10 Challenge + 3 Seniors, Bureau, Daigle, Gary To Be Honored - ragincajuns.com 2/21/11
Six Straight! Cajuns Win at FIU - ragincajuns.com 2/10/11
UL campus gets face-lift - William Johnson, Daily Advertiser 2/9/11
UL's Bureau starting to flourish - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 2/09/11
Daigle honored - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 2/6/11
Bureau's Last Second FTs Seal 67-66 Win - ragincajuns.com 2/5/11
Inspiring leader - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 2/5/11
Marlin's Cajuns on hot streak - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 2/4/11
Ragin' Cajuns basketball deserves respect - Alison Moon, Vermilion Editorial 2/2/11
Cajuns Win on the Road, Top USA 76-70 - ragincajuns.com 1/30/11
Daigle enter exclusive UL group - Joshua Parrott, Daily Advertiser 1/29/11
Basketball centennial honors legacy, brings victory - Zane Hill, Vermilion 1/26/11
Moments in time: Even the bad ones were good - Don Allen, Special to the Acadiana Gazette 1/26/11
A time for healing - Ron Gomez Editorial - Acadiana Gazette 1/26/11
Shipley misses reunion, but isn’t forgotten - Ron Gomez, Acadiana Gazette 1/26/11
From the Bird's Nest: Reunion Weekend - Jay Walker, ESPN 1420 - Saturday 1/26/11
Thomas Tabbed With LSWA Honor - ragincajuns.com 1/24/11
From the Bird's Nest: Reunion Weekend - Jay Walker, ESPN 1420 - Friday 1/24/11
Reunion weekend offers healing from past, positive boost to program's future - Kevin Foote, Daily Advertiser 1/23/11
Top UL basketball players - Kevin Foote, Daily Advertiser 1/23/11
Top UL basketball games - Kevin Foote, Daily Advertiser 1/23/11
Top UL basketball teams - Kevin Foote, Daily Advertiser 1/23/11