August 2011 News Stand



August 31, 2011

Tulane's Kyle Davis will get the start at strong safety against SE Louisiana
Tulane starting strong safety Taylor Echols spent much of fall camp battling for the top spot with Kyle Davis.

August 30, 2011

Tulane coach tries to use college suspensions as teaching tool
Other than mounting injuries this week, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo hasn't had to deal with many significant distractions, and nothing similar to what LSU is experiencing after last week's arrests of starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns.

August 29, 2011

Andrew Pratt replaces J.T. Horton as Tulane women's golf coach
Former Tennessee assistant Andrew Pratt is the new Tulane women's golf coach, the university announced Friday.

Beating Conference USA's best may put Tulane on path to bowl
For Tulane to get to the magic bowl eligibility number of seven wins, there's little wiggle room on the Green Wave's 13-game, bye-less 2011 schedule.

August 26, 2011

Tulane cornerback Ryan Travis leading way in secondary
Ryan Travis has a handy trait when playing cornerback. It seems he knows exactly where the ball is going before it is released by the quarterback.

Tulane volleyball team optimistic for an improved campaign
Compared to this time last volleyball season, things are much more settled at Tulane.

August 24, 2011

Tulane's Matthew Bailey proving to be precocious sort for Green Wave
Tulane has played many true freshmen throughout Coach Bob Toledo's tenure by necessity. Matthew Bailey isn't one of them, however. He is with the first-team defense by merit.

August 23, 2011

Tulane nose guard Chris Asumnu continues to make some noise
There's quite a bit of flash to Tulane's defense, but it's a fairly quiet group -- when Chris Asumnu isn't on the field, that is.

August 22, 2011

Tulane's packing power with equally talented defensive ends
Tulane defensive coordinator Steve Stanard believes in the yin and the yang. Dezman Moses and Austen Jacks have new-aged Stanard. The opposing defensive ends are his yin and yang -- forming a harmonious edge to his prized defensive line.

August 18, 2011

Tulane fifth-year senior Joey Ray finally getting his chance as starting center
For the first time in three seasons, there is no battle at Tulane's preseason camp between centers Joey Ray and Andrew Nierman. Nierman was the Green Wave's offensive line leader last season, and Ray, despite working hard, couldn't supplant him as a starter.

August 17, 2011

Matt Marfisi looking to beef up Tulane's versatile tight end corps
Marfisi, a Tomball, Texas, product, figures heavily into the Green Wave's plans to run a more pro-style offense.

Tulane track and field lands local pole vaulter via transfer
The Tulane track and field program got a little more New Orleans with its latest transfer. New Orleans native and Louisiana state pole vault record holder Merritt Van Meter transferred, the school announced Wednesday. The Country Day School graduate spent the 2010-11 academic year at North Carolina and competed during the indoor and outdoor seasons.

August 16, 2011

Tulane defense continues to shine in Monday's afternoon workout; offense working out kinks
Defense is typically ahead of offense in spring practices and fall camp -- that's a given. And that trend continued on Monday afternoon at Tulane's Westfeldt practice facility.

August 12, 2011

New Tulane assistant coach John Hendrick has a special mission
Calling the unit the team's Achilles' heel and desperate for a change after four consecutive losing seasons, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo hired John Hendrick in February.

August 11, 2011

Renaldo Thomas' collapse from heat rattles Tulane football team
Tulane's football team had its annual media day on campus Wednesday, but the show was upstaged by a scary incident a few hours earlier at morning practice.

It's time for the Tulane football team to step up and win
No attempt here has been made to hide partiality toward Bob Toledo.

August 9, 2011

Tulane's Orleans Darkwa is healing from torn toe ligament
About five minutes into the Tulane football team's first practice of the year, it was clear something wasn't quite right with sophomore starting tailback Orleans Darkwa.

August 8, 2011

Winning season, bowl game at the top of Tulane football coach Bob Toledo's wish list
The preseason smile is still there. Bob Toledo is wearing it as he prepares to embark on his fifth season as Tulane's football coach, the only coach in Conference USA facing a 13-game schedule.

Tulane's football team believes this could be a breakthrough year
Tulane senior defensive tackle Cedric Wilson looks a little hungry, and it's not because the 300-pounder missed breakfast.

Tulane football players report to camp and will begin practice today
The Tulane football team reported to duty Sunday morning, and most of it had nothing to do with playing the game.

August 4, 2011

Tulane players Joe Kemp and Cedric Wilson gearing up for camp
The players officially report on Sunday morning and have their first practice Monday afternoon.

August 1, 2011

Tulane QB Ryan Griffin hopes the tide is turning for the football team
Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin's working environment has vastly changed this season.

Coach Bob Toledo wants to 'finish the job' he started at Tulane, getting to a bowl game
There is one thing that will show Tulane's football team is back on track after eight consecutive mediocre-to-poor seasons: a bowl appearance.