January 2011 News Stand


January 31, 2011

Big second half lifts Tulane Green Wave women to victory against UTEP
Full-game intensity had become a bit of a question mark the past couple of games for the Tulane women's basketball team. But it wasn't an issue for the Green Wave against UTEP despite trailing for much of Sunday's game.

January 28, 2011

Tulane football Coach Bob Toledo looking for an assistant with special teams know-how
Toledo has been executing an intense search for a coach to replace departed secondary Coach Tom Hayes, who took a similar position at Kansas State.

Tulane baseball picked to finish fifth in Conference USA by coaches
Just one season after finishing at the bottom of the Conference USA standings, the 2011 Tulane baseball team was picked fifth in the Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll. Along with the coaches poll, the conference office announced the Preseason All-C-USA squad, which features Garrett Cannizaro, the Green Wave's sophomore shortstop.

January 27, 2011

Danielle Dunn's return a welcomed sight for Tulane women's basketball team
Nunn scored 19 points in the Green Wave's victory over Tulsa on Sunday, her best output since returning from a broken right pinkie finger sustained in the preseason.

January 26, 2011

Tulane again looks to slow down UTEP guard Randy Culpepper
One of the most difficult matchups in Conference USA lurks for the Tulane men's basketball team tonight in El Paso, Texas.

January 25, 2011

M.L. LaGarde was all heart, gentle spokesman for Tulane athletics
If you asked Rick Dickson how he'll remember M.L. LaGarde, it took Tulane's athletic director only a few words.

January 24, 2011

Tulane gets to free-throw line often in 80-66 win over Tulsa
M.L. LaGarde, a pillar of Tulane University athletics as well as a former high school coach and sports reporter at The Times-Picayune, died Saturday.

M.L. LaGarde, fixture in Tulane athletics, dies at 82
Senior forward Danielle Nunn scored a season-high 19 points on the strength of a 15-of-19 performance from the free-throw line as Tulane defeated Conference USA foe Tulsa 80-66 Sunday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.

January 20, 2011

Tulane women eyeing 5-0 start in Conference USA play
Fortune is shining on the Tulane women's basketball team, and it in turn is starring in Conference USA -- even though the pollsters aren't taking notice (Tulane has not been ranked in the Top 25 this season).

January 18, 2011

Tulane men's basketball team's best ambassador is new coach Ed Conroy
There had to be some moment when Ed Conroy was standing in line to gain admittance to Bruno's Tavern near Tulane's campus Tuesday night when he questioned his decision.

January 15, 2011

Tulane ready to regroup on road vs. East Carolina
The Green Wave had won six in a row before Wednesday night's 69-58 loss to Texas-El Paso, its first since dropping a game at Virginia Commonwealth on Dec. 18.

January 14, 2011

Tulane's Danielle Nunn tough in Green Wave's 71-61 Conference USA victory against East Carolina on Thursday
Danielle Nunn is considering full body protective gear after a rough bout with East Carolina, but the Tulane forward's grit might have been the difference in the game.

January 13, 2011

Tulane forward Tiffany Aidoo is one of the nation's best 3-point shooters
Aidoo had the hottest 3-point hand Tulane women's basketball had ever seen as she set a single-game record and tied a Conference USA record with nine 3-pointers.

UTEP hands Tulane its first loss at Fogelman, 69-58
At times, Tulane Coach Ed Conroy said, you have to praise the opponent after unfulfilled expectations and move on. Wednesday night gave him an opportunity to do so.

January 12, 2011

Tulane basketball players have bought in to new system of Coach Ed Conroy
Tulane (12-3, 2-0) has won six in a row, including consecutive conference-opening victories for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

4 Point Play with Matt Drake
Ed Conroy is doing it again. He's turning around the fortunes of a program.

January 9, 2011

Tulane honors past by winning sixth consecutive game
There was no way the Tulane men's basketball team could escape the sense of history Saturday against SMU in Fogelman Arena.

January 6, 2011

Tulane women's basketball team to start C-USA play tonight
Tulane already came into this season as the hunted.

Conference USA inks a new television contract with Fox Sports Media Group
Tulane will bring in new exposure and added revenue thanks to a new multi-year television contract Conference USA signed with the Fox Sports Media group.

Tulane too much for Rice
Houston Chronicle
The Tulane Green Wave found a comfortable spot behind the 3-point arc Wednesday night.

January 5, 2011

Tulane's Kendall Timmons, Rice's Arsalan Kazemi impress, set to battle
Conference USA's two hottest players will match up at 7 p.m. tonight at the Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston, after Tulane's Kendall Timmons and Rice's Arsalan Kazemi shared the conference's Player of the Week honors.

January 4, 2011

Tulane's Aaron Holmes' life does 360 after family brings him in
It begins with a black high school athlete with a hardscrabble upbringing being taken in by a well-to-do white family.

January 3, 2011

Tulane's Brett Benzio is making a big impact on the women's basketball team
Tulane junior center Brett Benzio spent much of the last year wondering how to end a lingering pain in her foot that seemingly never wanted to subside.

Tulane basketball team off to best start in more than a decade
Tulane wanted new life in its men's basketball program and brought Coach Ed Conroy in last spring to head up the effort.

January 1, 2011

Tulane's Aaron Holmes' life does 360 after family brings him in
It begins with a black high school athlete with a hardscrabble upbringing being taken in by a well-to-do white family. He is misunderstood by a white community unaccustomed to a dark hue of skin, never mind the varied background. Said athlete blends seamlessly into family and goes to their college alma mater.