Ragin' Cajuns aren't close to C-USA yet


LAFAYETTE, LA (TheAdvertiser.com) - UL Ragin' Cajuns athletic director Scott Farmer said there is "absolutely no truth" to a message-board rumor suggesting Conference USA officials traveled to Lafayette early this week to visit the UL campus.

UL, a longtime Sun Belt Conference member, previously has been identified as a candidate interested in joining C-USA should the conference decide to expand to 16 teams.

Four current Sun Belt schools – Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Florida International and Florida Atlantic – are leaving the SBC for C-USA on July 1, and another, Western Kentucky, will do so in 2014.

But Farmer said C-USA officials have never visited UL, and there are no current plans for them to do so.

"We have not met with officials from any league," the athletic director said when asked about the bogus online rumor.