UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Bob Marlin

Team Mascot: Cayenne

Year Opened: 1985

Capacity: 11550

City / State: Lafayette / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

Rival Team: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

The Ragin’ Cajuns have an intense in-state rivalry with fellow Sun Belt members UL-Monroe. The rivalry extends across a variety of sports and there is no love lost between these two universities making it a must-see event whenever the Cajuns and Warhawks square off.

UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

Rival Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Ragin’ Cajuns and Red Wolves have a fierce rivalry on the gridiron, and there is plenty of bad blood between the two Sun Belt teams on the hardwood as well. You’ll be in for an intense matchup whenever these two rivals meet, so don’t miss it when the Red Wolves come to Lafayette.

UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Georgia State Panthers

Rival Team: Georgia State Panthers

You’ll be in for a physical and hard fought contest when attending a UL-Lafayette - Georgia State game. The Cajuns and Panthers don’t get along and often emotions boil over in these matchups making them the perfect time to take in a UL-Lafayette basketball game.

UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Stadium Guide

In Game

UL-Lafayette is home to some of the best fans in the Sun Belt, which makes a trip to Lafayette a great experience for any college basketball fan. The people of Lafayette love this team and win or lose you’ll find a rowdy crowd filled with diehard fans when entering the Cajundome. There is lots of Cajuns pride on display in Lafayette, so enjoy all the sights and sounds of a Cajuns basketball game.

In addition to the excellent displays by the fans, the university itself goes all out to make a Cajuns game an unforgettable experience. The Cajuns intro is top notch, and you’ll hear the Victory Bell following every UL-Lafayette victory.

Finally, take some time to enjoy Lafayette and the UL-Lafayette campus during your trip. Downtown Lafayette is home to some great restaurants, and there is a lot to see here, so take some time to explore the area before or after the game.

If you’re looking to experience one of the best basketball game days the Sun Belt has to offer, then you can’t beat UL-Lafayette where the incredible fan support and pageantry provide an unforgettable experience.

Things to check out

Victory Bell

Located at Cajun Field, the victory bell can be heard after every Ragin’ Cajuns victory. The bell is rung in celebration of wins in every UL-Lafayette varsity sport, so stop by and see the bell during your visit to Lafayette.


High above the court are banners honoring the Cajuns’ conference championships and retired numbers. The banners are a must-see for any longtime Cajuns fan and show off the pride and tradition of the basketball program.

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You can see the Ragin’ Cajuns mascot Cayenne entertaining the crowd throughout the game. Cayenne the pepper is beloved by UL-Lafayette fans young and old, so keep an eye out for him at games as you never know what kind of trouble he’ll get into next.

Ragin’ Cajuns Cheerleaders

The Ragin’ Cajuns Cheerleaders keep spirits high inside the Cajundome. Whether the Cajuns are up by 20 or down by 20, expect the Ragin’ Cajuns Cheerleaders to pump up the crowd with their routines.

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Ragin’ Jazz Dance Team

Don’t leave your seat when the Ragin’ Jazz Dance Team takes the court. These talented dancers perform a variety of different dance types, and their routines are a can’t miss part of any Ragin’ Cajuns basketball game.

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Pep Band

The pep band lends their support to the Ragin’ Cajuns throughout the game. The band plays a variety of school songs during the game, and are a big part of what makes attending a Cajuns such a great experience.

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Fight Songs

  1. Ragin’ Cajuns Fight Song

    Fight on, Cajuns, fight on to victory
    For the Red and White,
    We will sing of triumph and glory,
    For our team tonight,
    You will hear the rage of the Cajuns,
    So let’s give a yell, (yeah!)
    Hustle up and bustle up and
    Fight on to victory – go UL!

  2. Alma Mater

    Alma mater, beloved
    old Southwestern,
    Pride of our Southland so fair!
    Oaks and pines and sweet
    magnolia’s beauty,
    Show forth thy charms so rare,
    Alma mater, for honor, truth
    and wisdom
    Thy halls for aye shall stand,
    Loyal sons and daughters sing
    Here’s my heart and hand.

UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Bars & Restaurants

  1. Legends


    Legends offers a warm atmosphere, along with a respectful and genuine staff, while providing you with cold drinks and exceptional food.

    413 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Social Southern Table & Bar

    Social Southern Table and Bar

    Be real. Eat good. It's all about being true to who you are: sharing with friends and family and enjoying each other's company over a good meal.

    3901 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Marley’s Sports Bar

    Marleys Sports Bar

    A nice place to relax and enjoy good music with great selection of food and drinks!

    407 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruths Chris Steak House

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays “sizzling” hot.

    620 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  5. Café Vermilionville

    Cafe Vermilionville

    A taste of tradition, and a tradition of taste.

    1304 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. Pamplona Tapas Bar

    Pamplona Tapas Bar

    With bistro-style ambiance reminiscent of Hemingway's favorite haunts, Pamplona features succulent tapas, farm-fresh seasonal products, freshly prepped meats and seafood.

    631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Hungry Howie’s Pizza

    Hungry Howies Pizza

    As the original home of Flavored Crust Pizza, we strive to provide you with the highest quality food using only the freshest ingredients.

    2419 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    Freddys Frozen Custard Steakburgers

    Enjoying great food without a long wait doesn’t mean your meal has to be cooked before you order it.

    521 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Agave Mexican Cantina & Grill

    Agave Mexican Cantina and Grill

    Agave Cantina & Grill promises to be a destination as well as a restaurant for the busy families in the area.

    200 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  10. Deano’s


    We are a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant with a Cajun twist that you don't want to miss! Pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and more!

    305 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  11. Pete’s On Johnston

    Petes On Johnston

    Pete’s is a locally-owned, family-friendly restaurant located in the heart of Lafayette offering great food at an affordable price for the entire family.

    3903 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Twin’s Burgers & Sweets

    Twins Burgers and Sweets

    Really really good burgers that are made from scratch!

    2801 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Ground Pat’i

    Ground Pati

    Treat your stomach and your taste buds right and grab a table at the Ground Pat'i.

    2303 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. CC’s Coffee House

    Ground Pati

    We make our signature beverages and baked fresh pastries with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of love.

    130 N College Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  15. Joey’s Lafayette

    Joeys Lafayette

    With Lafayette's largest selection of prepared foods and specialty meats, Joey’s has become the destination for people who are passionate about food.

    503 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Fat Pat’s Bar & Grill

    Fat Pats Bar Grill

    "Great food and good atmosphere for watching football"

    626 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  17. BJ’s Pizza & Deli

    BJs Pizza and Deli sandwich

    For delicious pizza - and tasty pizza deals! - nobody beats BJs.

    2484 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$