Fall Sports Fan Day: Ragin' Cajuns Enjoy Fan Day + Football Update + Fan Day Photo Gallery
David Collins, Athletics Communications Assistant
LAFAYETTE – With just over one week of training camp in the books, Louisiana Football spent the better half of Saturday afternoon rubbing elbows with the Louisiana fan base during a heavily attended 2018 Louisiana Fan Day, presented by Cox, at the Cajundome Convention Center.
MEET AND GREET WITH THE CAJUNS: Joined by Louisiana Soccer and Louisiana Volleyball, the football team enjoyed a few hours of its Saturday away from the grind of Training Camp, signing autographs and getting to know the fans that will cheer them on come Sept. 1. Head coach Billy Napier, along with head coaches Scot Wieland (soccer) and Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot (volleyball) each spoke to the gathered fans to get them ready for each sport's upcoming seasons.
Roughly 2,000 fans attended the Fan Day event, with Louisiana's student-athletes busy signing everything from footballs, yard signs, t-shirts and anything else in between the fans could find to be autographed.
Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.
SATURDAY NIGHT WARMUP: Later in the evening, Louisiana took to Cajun Field for its first scrimmage of Training Camp 2018. It allowed for Coach Napier and his staff to see how the Ragin' Cajuns put together everything they have worked on so far in a real-game situation.
The weather held off and the atmosphere was only a taste of what is to come when the 2018 season kicks off under the lights at Cajun Field. Louisiana worked on several game situations as position battles across the team begin to iron themselves out.
COACH NAPIER SPEAKS: On Friday, Coach Napier met with the media to talk about the first week of camp and how the team was preparing for Saturday's scrimmage.
On Which Side of The Ball Is Ahead:
On Who Has Stepped Up on The Defense:
THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING: Louisiana opens the 2018 regular season on Saturday, Sept. 1, when the Ragin' Cajuns host Grambling at Cajun Field for the 17th Annual Herbert Heymann Classic. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
It's the first of six Saturday home games at Cajun Field throughout the season, with Coastal Carolina coming to Lafayette on Sept. 22 for the second home game during the month of September.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE: Both individual tickets and season tickets are available for purchase by either heading to ragincajuns.com/tickets or by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the Cajundome, (337) 265-2357, or by visiting the office in person.
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