March 2011 News Stand



March 29, 2011

Tulane starting pitcher Kyle McKenzie is out for the season
Tulane's baseball program lost its second starting pitcher of the spring to a season-ending elbow injury, Coach Rick Jones said Monday afternoon.

March 28, 2011

Tulane's new assistant coach John Hendrick brings passion, expertise
Hendrick, a 51-year-old ordained minister who has coached for 29 years in the college and pro ranks, is a lot more like Tony Dungy than Rex Ryan. But it hasn't always been that way.

March 25, 2011

Pitchers roles are just pitching for Tulane's baseball team
A typical pitching staff is loaded with guys with labels. It has starters, middle relievers, set-up guys and closers.

March 22, 2011

Tulane football players get a special spark for Monday's spring practice
It's no secret the Tulane football team is emphasizing special teams work this spring, trying to upgrade the low-performing unit.

March 21, 2011

For Tulane football fans, on-campus stadium is key to program's future
Longtime Tulane fan Bob Segari didn't clap Wednesday as the school's president, Scott Cowen, and athletic director, Rick Dickson, gave their spiel in a townhall-style meeting about the administration's commitment to the football program.

Tulane's baseball team scores in the ninth to complete a sweep against UNO
Tulane's Bowen Woodson had one thought when he stepped to bat with the bases loaded, the score tied at 6 and a series sweep with UNO on the line in the bottom of the ninth.

March 18, 2011

Tulane women's basketball team routs Southern 61-31 in WNIT
No point for Tulane to sit back and let its WNIT opener against Southern become competitive. The Green Wave swarmed the Jaguars with a full-court press from the onset.

March 17, 2011

Tulane women's basketball team looks to impress in the WNIT
An NCAA Tournament bid slipping through its hands certainly stung the Tulane women's basketball team.

Tulane's Cowen pledges financial increase to support football, athletics
The impact is immediate. Tulane will increase the football budget by 45 percent while increasing the overall department budget by 30 percent.

Tulane president Scott Cowen tries to alleviate football frustration
Cowen took the podium at the Wilson Center in front of a somewhat skeptical group of football fans who stood or sat on chairs, some even hunkering down on the floor to hear Cowen and Green Wave Athletic Director Rick Dickson talk about the university's commitment to the program.

March 16, 2011

No. 22 Tulane beats Southeastern Louisiana 7-3
Tulane played merry-go-round in the first inning and toppled Southeastern Louisiana 7-3 on Tuesday night at Turchin Stadium.

March 15, 2011

Tulane's D.J. Ponder busy on the football field and baseball diamond
Tulane's backup quarterback is a little scruffy these days, but he has been a little busy.

Tulane brass to make presentation to its football fans on Wednesday evening
Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson and University president Scott Cowen are meeting with fans on 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Center to go over "The Playbook" for this season's football program.

March 14, 2011

Five spring questions for Tulane football
Tulane's big names won't be creating many highlights during the team's 15 spring football practices, the first of which is today.

Tulane's baseball team beats Wichita State 3-2 in 11 innings
Wayne Crohan hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning and Tulane beat Wichita State 3-2 at Turchin Stadium on Sunday.

Tulane women's basketball team takes a realistic look at NCAA selection
The thought process going into the Conference USA women's basketball tournament for Tulane was that it needed to repeat as champions to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament and that an at-large bid was likely out of the question.

March 11, 2011

Better hitting giving Tulane a reason to remain positive
The sun might be shining today in Turchin Stadium, but a huge cloud hangs over the Tulane baseball team after learning its freshman ace, Randy LeBlanc, is out for the season with an elbow injury.

March 9, 2011

Tulane's baseball team makes progress with wins at Ole Miss, but at a cost
Tulane went 4-1 last week with series wins over Northwestern State and Ole Miss.

Rebounding key as Tulane takes on Southern Miss in C-USA Tournament
Kevin Thomas is just beginning to understand Tulane's basketball frustrations with Southern Mississippi.

March 4, 2011

Tulane to begin weekend baseball series at Ole Miss
Tulane carries a five-game winning streak into this weekend, but it expects the competition to pick up.

March 3, 2011

Tulane snaps 12-game slide, defeats Houston 80-77 in a men's basketball game at Fogelman Arena
Tulane snaps 12-game slide, defeats Houston 80-77 in a men's basketball game at Fogelman Arena.

Tulane scores fifth-straight win
Tulane claimed its fifth consecutive victory Wednesday afternoon against Northwestern State off of 11 hits as Tulane plied a four-run fourth inning into a 5-2 victory at Turchin Stadium to gain a mid-week series sweep.