There is one spot for the teams that aren’t in the Big 5 conferences to make a nationally relevant bowl game. Jerry Palm has it as the Peach Bowl, Phil Steele has it as the Fiesta Bowl. The game itself is up in the air, but there is one fact that doesn’t change: There is only one spot.
None of the preseason top 25 teams according to the USA Today media poll were from one of the...
After averaging 5.5 points per game on a team that reached the NCAA tournament in 2013-14, Louisiana guard Kevin Brown has reportedly decided to transfer to New Orleans according to a report Monday by Joshua Parrott of Basketball Times. As a result of his having graduated from Louisiana, Brown will be eligible to play immediately for head coach Mark Slessinger.
Joining the New Orleans...
With the 10th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select Elfrid Payton, the junior point guard from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Payton is a 6-foot-4 point guard with long, lanky arms. Heading into the draft season, Payton was a relatively unknown commodity. Now, he’s one of the most intriguing prospects in the class due to his combination of size, skill...
Talk about being confident. This year’s small-college darling, point guard Elfrid Payton, is feeling pretty good about his chances of not only landing in the lottery, but in the top ten overall.
Payton was a bit of an unknown heading into the draft process, but strong workouts with several teams has allowed him to vault up draft boards, moving into a likely lottery position after...
Name: Elfrid Payton Age: 20 School: Louisiana-Lafayette
Height: 6’4 Weight: 185 Projected Position: PG
19.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.3 spg, 3.6 tpg, 1.6:1 A/TO (35.9 minutes per game)
50.9 FG%, 60.9 FT%, 25.9 3FG%, 55.1 TS%, 52.4 eFG%
27.6 USG%, 3.6 STL%, 32.9 AST%, 17.2 TOV%, 9.4 TRB%
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Instead of giving fans of a state rival the business, a group of Ragin Cajuns baseball fans decided to kill them with kindness. A couple of Louisiana-Lafayette fans made their way up the stadium stairs and hand delivered UL gear to two fans in the stands that were wearing LSU shirts. We have to give both [&hellip
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The 2013 Sun Belt Conference co-champions Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and head coach Mark Hudspeth look to repeat the winning ways from last season. The Ragin' Cajuns have never had a losing season with Hudspeth at the reigns. The program has won three straight New Orleans Bowls and this year's team boast a total of 17 returning starters. Senior quarterback Terrance Broadway...
Louisiana-Lafayette junior point guard Elfrid Payton is heading to the NBA. Multiple sources told ESPN that the 6-foot-3 floor leader, who could be taken late in the first round of the NBA draft, will make an official announcement on Monday afternoon. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country. He averaged...
Elfrid Payton scored 22 points and Bryant Mbamalu 19 as Louisiana-Lafayette took control after halftime for an 85-67 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Mbamalu scored seven points - on two layups and a 3-pointer - in a 15-0 run that vaulted Louisiana-Lafayette (17-9, 8-5 Sun Belt) into the lead in the final 17 minutes. Arkansas State went dry for nearly...
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February 16, 2014
Elfrid Payton scored 28 points, making a career-high 13 field goals on 14 attempts as Louisiana-Lafayette continued its home dominance of Louisiana-Monroe with a 66-50 win on Saturday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette (13-9, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference) closed the first half on a 12-1 run, erasing an eight-point deficit to take a 24-21 lead into halftime. The Ragin' Cajuns never trailed...
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February 02, 2014
Shawn Long had 26 points with 12 rebounds and Elfrid Payton added 17 points and seven assists as Louisiana-Lafayette rolled past Central Methodist of the NAIA 90-58 on Monday night.
The Ragin Cajuns (9-4) pulled away early as Long had a three-point play, two 3-pointers and a jumper to spark a 17-0 run to open the game. Louisiana-Lafayette coasted to a 46-26 halftime advantage and...
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December 30, 2013
Elfrid Payton and Shawn Long combined for 44 points to lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Louisiana College 101-67 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Payton was 7 of 13 for 21 points, and made all seven of his free throws. Long was 11 of 17 for 23 points. Both played fewer than 26 minutes.
Eldrige Moore did not miss a shot while scoring 11 points. He was 4-4 from the field...
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November 09, 2013
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns kicker Hunter Stover performed the rare feat of kicking an onside kick to himself. As impressive as this was, the time he performed it was even more peculiar. ULL had just scored a touchdown to go ahead 28-24 with 8:07 left in the game against the Akron Zips. Lucky for him he recovered it, otherwise Akron would have had great field position...
This post is partially for The Lovely Bride, a graduate of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Yes, the the University of Louisiana-Lafayette has had (for them) unprecedented success the past two seasons. Both 9-4 seasons led to bowl appearances and wins under current head coach Mark Hudspeth.
Seizing on that momentum, the school is reaching for the stars. There...
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In what certainly isn't a match-up of NFL powerhouses, this year's New Orleans Bowl features the still very young East Carolina and a UDFA-talent filled Louisiana Lafayette.
With Melvin White of ULL being the star of the game, he'll be the one to focus on scouting-wise. But there are three other prospects to keep you eyes on.
Melvin White, CB, Louisiana...