Takes a trip down the Mississippi deep into the Louisiana Bayou for the start of their 3-month long white shrimp season. It may sound like fun in the sun, but life in the bayou ain't no day at the beach. Venice once was a thriving southern paradise, but just when these Bayou boys thought they had dug themselves out of the devastating hole that Hurricane Katrina created back in 2005, the oil spill of 2010 set them into another tailspin. Now the shrimping boats aren't the only things struggling to stay afloat. If they can't make it this season, their way of life and town may cease to exist. Feeling sorry for themselves, however, has never been an option. Between bar fights and boat fights, shrimping for food and scrimping for cash, these Ragin' Cajuns work hard and play even harder.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are the athletic teams of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The college has been competing athletically since 1901. The Ragin' Cajuns compete in NCAA Division I, fielding 16 varsity teams. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, was once known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana, this was just prior to the adoption of the nickname “Ragin' Cajuns,” using it initially in the 1960s to refer to its football team. Prior to the 1960s, the team nickname was the “Bulldogs”. In 1963 then–football coach Russ Faulkinberry changed the nickname of the football team from “Bulldogs” to “Ragin' Cajuns,” a nod to the school's location in Acadiana. By the 1970s, the athletic department, sports information director Bob Henderson, and the student body picked up on the nickname. As published in the 1974 football guide, the nickname became official that year.
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First Year of Baseball: 1903 First Year of Division I: 1972 Years of Baseball: 91st season All-Time Division I Record (since 1972): 1,301-885-4 (.595) All-Time Sun Belt Record: 315-181 (.635) NCAA Appearances/Last: Fifteen/2016 All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 20-25 Regular Season Conference Championships: 14 Gulf States Conference (1950) Southland Conference (1972, 1973, 1982) American South Conference (1989–91) Sun Belt Conference (1992, 1994, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014)
Last time in postseason: Lafayette Regional (2016) Finished tied for 3rd at 2000 College World Series after knocking off overall #1 South Carolina in Super Regional. Defeated Clemson and San Jose State, lost to Stanford twice.
Conference Tournament championships: 4 Sun Belt Conference (1998, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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