Today, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns athletic department released revised branding standards for its athletic teams.

The official name of the University is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  UL Lafayette will continue to be used when referring to the academic side of the University.

However, the athletic department today issued official standards for referring to the school as it pertains to athletics.

First reference (to be used by print media when referring to teams for the first time in a story)  Louisiana

Nickname:  Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

Abbreviation:  LA is to be used for sports statistical purposes that require abbreviated characters.  Previously, the Sun Belt Conference and others have used UL-L for those purposes.

The changes are effective retroactive to November 1.