Aug. 16, 2011
New Orleans - Tulane University Director of Athletics Rick Dickson announced today a home-and-home football series between the Green Wave and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette beginning with Tulane visiting ULL in 2012 and the Ragin Cajuns returning the game in New Orleans in 2016.
Tulane and UL-Lafayette will meet for the 26th time when the Green Wave visits Cajun Field on October 6, 2012, and the Ragin Cajuns will make their first trip to the Crescent City to battle Tulane since 1999. The TU-ULL contest in New Orleans is slated for Oct. 8, 2016.
The Tulane-UL-Lafayette series dates back 100 years since the team's first met on Oct. 18, 1911 in New Orleans. The Green Wave shutout the Ragin Cajuns 27-0 that day and now holds the upper hand in the series with a 21-4 advantage. Tulane boasts a 2-0 record in Lafayette and claimed a 38-37 victory in the last meeting between the two teams at Cajun Field in 2000. The only other meeting in Lafayette came in 1997, a 56-0 TU win.
The two teams played the first 21 games of the series in New Orleans and the Green Wave owns an 18-4 mark against ULL at home. In the last meeting at the Louisiana Superdome, Tulane posted a 48-32 victory over the Ragin Cajuns during the 1999 season.
The two Louisiana institutions met 11 times during the first 19 years of the series, but following an 84-0 Green Wave victory in 1930, the two teams didn't square off again for 44 years. The teams revived the gridiron series in 1974.
Over the last five years, Tulane has made a habit of playing its intra-state rivals, including LSU (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Southeastern Louisiana (2007, 2010, 2011), McNeese State (2009), UL-Monroe (2008) and now UL-Lafayette in 2012. Since 2001, a Louisiana school has dotted the Green Wave schedule every season with the except ion of the 2004 campaign, and has also included schools such as Northwestern State (2003) and Southern (2001, 2002).