ESPN has been making headlines with college teams for all the wrong reasons recently.
First, ESPN was threatened with a cease-and-desist from North Texas after the network had used the “Mean Green” moniker to refer to Michigan State. Then, ESPN had a wild encounter with Washington head coach Chris Petersenn, as Petersen levied his unhappiness with the Huskies playing all kinds of (very) late kick-offs. Finally, an ESPN sideline reporter used cupcakes (!) during a demonstration about Washington’s non-conference schedule and even Kirk Herbstreit got involved with some not-so-nice comments about the Huskies.
Those situations made national news, and now Mark Hudspeth of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns is the newest name that isn’t very happy with the worldwide leader. In fact, he took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to share frustration about ESPN using the wrong logo for his team while promoting ULL’s next game against Texas State, which happens to be on ESPNU.
As you can see, Hudspeth even included the correct logo for future reference and, while he may have been exaggerating, indicated that it was the “10th time” this kind of thing has happened to his program. The logo used by ESPN appears to be for the Louisiana College Wildcats and, while that program likely appreciates the exposure as a D-III entity, it didn’t go over well with the Ragin’ Cajuns.
In the grand scheme, this may not seem like much but Louisiana-Lafayette relies heavily on these kind of broadcasts for exposure. It would be helpful if ESPN showed the right logo.