Current Sports - Milestones/Ragin' Cajuns Firsts
During the Spring 2020, the Athletic Network posted a link in the History of UL Athletics entitled, “Milestones/Ragin’ Cajuns Firsts.” It included all sports which had been sponsored by the Athletics Department at the university at some time. Later, it was determined that this research undertaking would take longer than previously anticipated in view of the spread of the Corona-19 Virus and the closing of offices on the campus. It was incumbent for the Athletic Network to use resources available and continue moving forward.
The sports were divided into two groups. It was determined that the Athletic Network would initially focus on five sports which are no longer sponsored by Athletics. This link is entitled, “Former Sports – Milestones and Ragin’ Cajuns Firsts” and is the first link in the History of UL Athletics. This link was posted in the Spring 2020.
The unplanned discussion took many routes and I left there with a strong impression that these former players had a lot of information which needed to be documented.
I want to personally thank Tommie Rogers and Jimmy Poche and the players in the photos taken that day for their inspiration to consider such an undertaking. They provided factual information that is significant still today. Some of them were my former students in Health and Physical Education and that made it especially rewarding.
Do you have information on a "Milestone/Ragin' Cajuns First" Athletic Contest or special event to share with the Athletic Network?
If so, please email your "Milestone/Ragin' Cajuns Firsts" to Dr. Ed Dugas firstname.lastname@example.org - include your name, email address, and source. Sources may be media guides, game day programs, L'Acadien, Vermilion, newspaper articles, and/or other media sources or publications, etc. Photos are encouraged. You witnessing an event is considered a primary source.
The Athletic Network is attempting to provide broad overviews of each of our current and former sports. For more complete information and photos, please click the photo gallery on the left side of the home page at http://www.athleticnetwork.net/ and also visit the Archive News page. Click any article in the News Box, then Archive News in the upper left of that page. Click the month/year of the article you seek and that month of headlines will appear. Click on the headline for the full story. Thank you.
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