Athletics News
December 2009 NewsStand


December 31, 2009

Tulane men's basketball team building intensity
Times Picayune/
The sand in the Tulane men's basketball non-conference hourglass is slipping thin. But the Green Wave is relishing the final grains.

December 30, 2009

Tulane defeats North Carolina A&T 78-54 in a men's basketball game at Fogelman Arena
Times Picayune/
Live blog of Tulane vs North Carolina A&T.

December 29, 2009

Smaller lineup lifts Tulane Green Wave past Long Island Blackbirds
Times Picayune/
With both of its starting post players nursing injuries, Tulane played five guards for much of Monday night's game against Long Island.

Smaller lineup lifts Tulane Green Wave past Long Island Blackbirds
Times Picayune/
Tulane men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson and Times-Picayune beat reporter Tammy Nunez about the Green Wave's upcoming games this week and updates on some of the players for the season.

December 23, 2009

Tulane women's basketball team uses defense to thwart McNeese State
Times Picayune/
Tulane has made a habit of scoring a bulk of its points off turnovers this season. Tuesday night was no different. In a 75-45 victory over McNeese State at Fogelman Arena, the Green Wave converted 28 turnovers into 31 points.

December 21, 2009

Pressure no problem for Tulane in victory
Times Picayune/
Stephen F. Austin pressed Tulane's offense almost from the second the Ladyjacks jumped off the bus until the final buzzer Sunday. But the Green Wave did not crack under pressure.

Tulane men's basketball team looking for consistency
Times Picayune/
Tulane guard Kevin Sims said after the Green Wave's victory against George Mason three weeks ago he knew the bulk of the schedule was ahead, and the team shouldn't be satisfied.

December 18, 2009

Green Wave rallies past Bulls
Times Picayune/
The Tulane women's basketball team started the second half on a 26-10 run to overcome a seven-point deficit Thursday en route to defeating South Florida 76-72 at the Sun Dome in Tampa.

December 17, 2009

Tulane basketball lacks 'energy, determination' in loss to McNeese State
Times Picayune/
This time, both Tulane guards were on.Kris Richard scored 23 points and Kevin Sims scored 18. The Green Wave had a halftime lead and was only out-rebounded by seven. But yet again, it wasn't enough.

Live Coverage of Tulane vs McNeese State
Times Picayune/
Live Coverage of Tulane vs McNeese State

Tulane Coach Dave Dickerson's comments after 61-57 loss to McNeese State Wednesday night
Times Picayune/
Audio clip: Tulane Coach Dave Dickerson's comments after 61-57 loss to McNeese State Wednesday night

December 15, 2009

Tulane video: Men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson on McNeese State and his team
Times Picayune/
Tulane men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson sits down with Times-Picayune beat reporter Tammy Nunez to preview the McNeese State and VCU games and for a look at his team coming off exams.

December 14, 2009

Tulane Football Team Notes
There is some hope for the future. Coach Bob Toledo used a number of younger players, including redshirt freshman Ryan Griffin, who looks to be entrenched as the team's starting quarterback for the next couple seasons. There was also a nod to the present, with Jeremy Williams and Andre Anderson combining to be the first duo in school history to have a 1,000-yard receiving and 1,000-yard rushing season, respectively.

December 14, 2009

C-USA teams faring well in non-conference play
El Paso Times
Conference USA continues to fare well early in the non-conference schedule, with only two of the 12 teams having losing records. Here is a bit of news and a few notes about UTEP's Conference USA counterparts.

December 12, 2009

Tulane baseball offers winter camp featuring instructors Micah Owings and Tommy Manzella
Times Picayune/
Major Leaguers Micah Owings and Tommy Manzella accepted an invitation to be instructors at the Rick Jones Tulane Holiday Baseball camp. Owings, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds and Manzella, an infielder with the Houston Astros, will join Tulane coaches for the camps December 28th-30th at Tulane's McWilliams Athletic Complex, Greer Field at Turchin Stadium and the Sofio Hitting Facility.

December 9, 2009

Tulane's Morgan, Smith on C-USA coaches' All-Freshman team
Times Picayune/
Tulane guard Zach Morgan and strongside linebacker Shakiel Smith were selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, it was announced Tuesday. The team was voted on by the conference's 12 coaches. No Tulane player made the league's all-conference first or second teams, but seven Green Wave players received honorable mention.

Nine Green Wave Football Players Receive All-Conference USA Honors
A total of nine Tulane football student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Conference USA All-Conference teams with seven Green Wave players garnering honorable mention all-conference honors while the rookie duo of Skakiel Smith and Zach Morgan were each named to the All C-USA Freshman Team, as it was announced today following the selection of the teams by the league's 12 head football coaches.

December 8, 2009

Conference USA football coaches slight Tulane players on All-Conference team
Times Picayune/
Conference USA released its first, second, and honorable mention league awards today and the coaches who voted in it did not place a Tulane football player on the first or second team making the Green Wave the only program not represented.

December 6, 2009

Green Wave shoots by Longwood
Times Picayune/
It was unclear Saturday how severe Tulane forward Brittany Lindsey's shoulder injury is or how long she might be out of the lineup. But her replacement, Tiffany Aidoo, made sure the Green Wave didn't miss a beat.

Western Kentucky Beats Tulane 62-48
Steffphon Pettigrew scored a season-high 19 points to help Western Kentucky to a 62-48 victory over Tulane on Sunday.

Bob Toledo think road ahead looks smoother for Tulane football team
Times Picayune/
All was quiet on Tulane's football practice field last week, after a seventh season passed without a bowl bid. Progress was made in 2009, yet weaknesses crept up at inopportune moments.

December 4, 2009

LSU, Tulane volleyball know each other
Times Picayune/
When LSU and Tulane spike each other in volleyball, both schools -- win or lose -- use the match as a building block for the rest of their seasons. There's a much different outcome for the loser of tonight's match at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. The winner of their rubber match advances in its quest for a national championship, and the loser goes home. The Tigers (24-6) and Green Wave (18-9) will battle in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Tulane, UNO women's basketball teams host Big Easy Classic
Times Picayune/
Tulane and UNO won't play each other in this weekend's Big Easy Classic, which creates an interesting dynamic: For two evenings, Green Wave Coach Lisa Stockton will find herself rooting for her cross-town rival.

December 2, 2009

Tulane Green Wave basketball out to get upper hand versus UNO
Times Picayune/
Talk about a pregnant pause. Tulane guard Kris Richard let several moments go by Monday night before describing the UNO rivalry. The somewhat terse response?

Bob Toledo to stay on as Tulane Green Wave football coach
Times Picayune/
Put the rumors to rest. Bob Toledo will remain Tulane's coach and his staff has all been welcomed back, he said Tuesday morning before hitting the recruiting trail.

December 1, 2009

Kris Richard leads Tulane's men's basketball team to win over Alabama State
Times Picayune/
Dave Dickerson spent a lot of time sitting on the bench on Monday night - a quiet, calm expression gracing the Tulane men's basketball coach's face, his hands folded still in his lap.

Tulane women's basketball at South Alabama, by the numbers
Times Picayune/
Tulane at South Alabama by the Numbers

Tulane Green Wave Football Notes
USA Today
The 2009 season won't likely be looked back on with fondness. Not surprising sentiment considering the Green Wave went 3-9 overall and 1-7 in Conference USA play. Tulane had losing streaks of two, three and four games, and could only put together two solid games in a row onc time, with wins over McNeese State and Army in back-to-back weeks.


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