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Louisiana-Lafayette adds transfer guard from BYU

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Former BYU guard Frank Bartley IV will continue his college basketball career at Louisiana-Lafayette, the school announced in a release. The 6-foot-3 guard will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but has two years of eligibility remaining after.

“Frank is a young man that we recruited out of high school and is a strong, athletic player that can get to the basket,” Marlin said. “He had a great (high school) career at Christian Life Academy and played a vital part in the success the last two years at BYU. He comes from a great family and he wanted an opportunity to come back home. We’re excited that he has enrolled at UL and will join our team.”

The commitment to the Ragin’ Cajuns means that Bartley will follow in the footsteps of his father, Frank Bartley III. The elder Bartley was an all-conference football player at the school.

During his sophomore season at BYU, Bartley IV averaged 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. In the Sun Belt, Bartley could be more of an impact player, especially after sitting out an additional season and working on his game.

UL-Lafayette becomes first to have logo adorn hamburger at Sonic restaurants

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Granted, UL-Lafayette may have finished .500 overall last season, but there is a reason to be excited in Louisiana and it’s not necessarily because of the basketball team itself.

Now at Sonic, the drive-in hamburger eatery, you can order your own UL-Lafayette burger, with the Ragin’ Cajun logo adorning the top of the bun.

It may look like a sticker, as Mike Foss over at USA Today pointed out, but it’s actually food coloring that gives this bun school pride.

Would I buy one just for the logo? Probably not. But would it be awesome to see every Division I institution have its own Sonic burger? Absolutely. In fact, Sonic ought to take it one step farther.

Could we go as far as to have a deep red bun for Ohio State? Forest green for Michigan State? Baby blue for UNC?

The possibilities are endless, really, but UL-Lafayette was lucky enough to be first.

As for the team, the Ragin’ Cajuns basketball squad finished 16-16 overall last season, including 10-6 in the Sun Belt. They bring in five newcomers from the Class of 2012.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_