Ragin' Cajuns Homecoming events: Geaux show your pride

by Kari Walker

We've got spirit, yes we do - how bout you?

If you are a Ragin' Cajun fan, odds are you're aware it's Homecoming week - who can deny all the spirit flowing from local businesses that have painted the town red or the sparkles of glitter in the air as sororities wrap up construction of parade floats.

It's not too late to get in on some of the festivities before the Ragin' Cajuns take on the New Mexico State Aggies Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Check out some of the community events happening before kickoff:

Friday, Nov. 1
Tennis Tournament, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club
Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course
Paint the Town Red - Downtown Alive!, UL Lafayette Homecoming Pep Rally, Parc International, 5:30 p.m., with a performance by 5th Avenue
Ragin' Cajuns Lettermen Club Hall of Fame Reception, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Alumni Center

Saturday, Nov. 2
Ragin' One Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m., Alumni Center
Ragin' Road Race (5K run/walk), 8 a.m., Alumni Center
Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, Alumni Center
Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. to noon, viewing at Alumni Center
Red Jackets Reunion, noon, Alumni Center
Alumni Association Tailgating Party, 1 p.m., Cajun Field
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. New Mexico State Aggies, 4 p.m., Cajun Field

Photos from 2012 Homecoming festivities

Courtesy of Lauren Sarver