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  1. #76
    Big Poppa is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTheJeweler View Post
    Thank you for proving my point. It had nothing to do with whether or not UL is a commuter school. If UL football games aren't "an event" they wouldn't go whether they lived in Berwick or off of Bertrand Dr.
    Chicken or the egg kind of a thing.

    If people went it would become an event. But no one goes because it is not seen as an event.

  2. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTheJeweler View Post
    I swear this logic is so myopic. You mean to tell me "commuter students" that live at home in Crowley, New Iberia, Opelousas, etc don't come to Lafayette on the weekends to party???? This excuse is really laughable
    Laugh all day long but they still are not going to sporting events. Calling it what it’s not surely will not help. But go ahead and beat that drum and get the same results. There is some saying about that . . . Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But laugh and have at it.
    CajunVic

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    Laugh all day long but they still are not going to sporting events.
    Ok, but misindentifying the problem helps not at all.

    Outside of perhaps Pecan Island, no location in core Adadiana is considered a driving hinderance to attending Louisiana sporting events.

    Your commuter glitch isn't the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Ok, but misindentifying the problem helps not at all.

    Outside of perhaps Pecan Island, no location in core Adadiana is considered a driving hinderance to attending Louisiana sporting events.

    Your commuter glitch isn't the problem.
    They drive home and stay home. There you go. I now have them where they are, now how do you get them back here for sporting event attendance.

    The failure to recognize where they are when you want their attention is the initial part of the problem. It may be the major “glitch” in arriving at a solution. One can’t solve a problem they fail to recognize. One thing that is certain is that the problem has not been solved.
    CajunVic

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    They drive home and stay home. There you go. I now have them where they are, now how do you get them back here for sporting event attendance.

    The failure to recognize where they are when you want their attention is the initial part of the problem. It may be the major “glitch” in arriving at a solution. One can’t solve a problem they fail to recognize. One thing that is certain is that the problem has not been solved.
    Solution: Market beyond Lafayette city limits and Parish.

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    Default Re: Commuter Schools Defined

    UL is not a commuter school.


  7. #82
    KajunKrazy is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Ok, but misindentifying the problem helps not at all.

    Outside of perhaps Pecan Island, no location in core Adadiana is considered a driving hinderance to attending Louisiana sporting events.

    Your commuter glitch isn't the problem.
    The problem is not the distance, the bottom line is the college student that lives at home with mom doesn't get engaged and involved in campus life. Which trickles into athletic support as well. That is not just here that is everywhere. The question is how do you change that mentality and get them to go to "college" instead of just going to school.

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    KajunKrazy is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Fan for Sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Solution: Market beyond Lafayette city limits and Parish.
    When your talking students you've got to reach them on campus. It should start day one at orientation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    UL is not a commuter school.
    It's not a commuter school when compared to SLU, Nichols, UNO, but it's hard to avoid the commuters when you're a state university in such a densely populated area such as Lafayette parish and Acadiana. Why would you live on campus if you're from Rayne, Church Point or Breaux Bridge?

  10. #85

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    Louisiana is a commuter school.

    Get used to it and address it or continue to lose student support at athletic functions.

    CajunVic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    UL is not a commuter school.
    You still beating that dead horse. When every body and their brother knows it is. It is not a computer school just like the McDaniel kid was a “fore gone conclusion a long time ago” and the athletes didn’t protest in the name of BLM at the police station. And you do a pod cast do you get anything accurate on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaston Thibodeaux View Post
    You still beating that dead horse. When every body and their brother knows it is. It is not a computer school just like the McDaniel kid was a “fore gone conclusion a long time ago” and the athletes didn’t protest in the name of BLM at the police station. And you do a pod cast do you get anything accurate on it?
    UL is not a commuter school.

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    As somebody who lives close to campus (The presidents house is across the street from my home) I can attest that the University is a ghost town on weekends. You can shoot a cannon down the boulevard and not hit anybody. Friday afternoon is an exodus Sunday afternoon and evening is the return. They go home. I see the few students that stay on campus make the trek to Dominoes for a pizza, KOK for wings or the Bulldog for a beer. The only real attraction on week ends are families that go to Cypress Lake to feed the fish and see the gators.

    It's pretty dead on the weekends.

    The other issue is outmigration. There are no jobs in this state.


  14. #89

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Not a bad idea but this isn't an either or equation.

    Louisiana needs to market to Acadiana, not just Lafayette. Not just Acadiana for that matter, but they need to start somewhere.
    THIS! We are not getting fans from outside Lafayette. All these students from Acadiana don't see UL in an athletic sense and it is strictly academic for them. How can we change this is the question we should be asking. Top 20 football team 2 years running, highest ranked team in the state two years running and most have zero awareness of this. Where's the billboard off I-10, 49 or 90? What have we done to get someone living in New Iberia, Carencro, Breaux Bridge etc..to want to attend a football game?

  15. Default Re: Commuter Schools Defined

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    Louisiana is a commuter school.

    Get used to it and address it or continue to lose student support at athletic functions.
    Having commuters doesn't define the school.

    Typically to be labeled a commuter, you have to travel outside the boundary of your commutity.

    No student domiciled in Lafayette Parish can be called a commuter because they never exit into the commuter zone.

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