THE CHALLENGE

Every day, our Athletics staff strives to accomplish two things:

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Provide our coaches what they need to bring the highest quality student-athletes into our program

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Provide those student-athletes what they need to be successful on and off the field

In achieving those tasks, the Ragin’ Cajuns face a significant hurdle, one that cannot be cleared without a broad base of support. Among NCAA Division I-FBS schools, 75 percent have used private funds to improve their major sports facilities. More and more universities are being forced to solicit and use private support to reach their most basic goals.

State funding is limited and decreasing. If the Ragin’ Cajuns are going to continue to attract and retain the best student-athletes and coaches while competing and being successful at the highest level, our athletic facilities must improve to maintain a competitive balance with other universities.

At the same time, it is important to continuously improve our stadiums and arenas to maximize the fan experience. Therefore, we must provide state-of-the-art facilities so our student-athletes and fans can enjoy the Ragin’ Cajuns athletic experience.