August 2010 News Stand



Feb. 10, 2011

August 30, 2010

Better days are ahead for Tulane, Toledo say
As you listen to Coach Bob Toledo talk about Tulane's football team, it's almost like you're listening to Winston Churchill during those grim early days of World War II.

Breaking down Tulane football team's 2010 schedule
But talented team faces big challenges.

Hopes high as Tulane starts volleyball season
Tulane football will be better this season, a sentiment that all surrounding the program seem to share.

August 27, 2010

Sports programs experience slow renewal after Katrina
USA Today
"We think we're in a position where we should begin to see consistent improvement in our competitiveness and in our wins," school President Scott Cowen says, adding that he expects [football coach Bob] Toledo to deliver. He acknowledges that Tulane, as a private school, has had "more degrees of freedom" in working and spending its way back. "We control our own destiny," Cowen says.

August 26, 2010

Tulane celebrates 'Fan Day' after football practice Wednesday
This year's event featured student-athletes and coaching staffs from the Green Wave's football, volleyball, men's and women's cross country and women's golf teams.

August 25, 2010

Tulane middle linebacker Trent Mackey's studies are paying off
Mackey, Tulane's starting middle linebacker, is cramming just two days into class.

August 24, 2010

Tulane's Darryl Farley is hoping to be healthy this season
As a freshman, a left-foot fracture forced him to hobble with a boot during fall camp. Last season, he dealt with a sports hernia for four months before having surgery in January.

August 23, 2010

Athletics community banded together after Katrina
In the hours, days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the college athletics community came together in a way that it never has. Schools set aside rivalries, conferences set aside competitive-equity concerns, and the NCAA set aside its rule book to help affected schools get through a traumatic situation.

August 22, 2010

Tulane's Oscar Ponce de Leon ready to put pain behind him
Part 9 of Times-Picayune's position series: Defensive tackles.

Defensive end Dezman Moses in a rush to play for Tulane football team
Tulane's Dezman Moses is a muscle-ripped, 6-foot-2, 242-pound defensive end. But he isn't built to slam an offensive tackle to the ground, and he doesn't plan on winning an arm-wrestling contest with a 300-pounder..

August 21, 2010

Tackle Pete Hendrickson set on clearing path for something special for Tulane football team
Part 7 of Times-Picayune's position series: offensive tackles.

Offense gets reprieve in Tulane football team's scrimmage.
Three days before, the Tulane offense stuttered in a scrimmage in the Superdome. Quarterbacks and linemen shouted in frustration. Receivers shook their heads in dismay.

August 20, 2010

Development of freshman Adam Skidmore expected to boost Tulane's o-line
Part 6 of The Times-Picayune's position series: guards.

August 19, 2010

Tulane football: Best friends display leadership, maturity on line
Part 5 of The Times-Picayune's position series: centers.

August 18, 2010

Tulane's battle for the starting spot at tight end is undecided
The war of facial hair has been decided, but the battle for the starting job at tight end still rages between the two seniors, two weeks into training camp.

August 17, 2010

D.J. Banks' versatility will be important for the Tulane football team
D.J. Banks has been the guy to get the ball in other people's hands. Now it's his turn to receive.

August 16, 2010

Tulane football: Albert Williams front-runner to take Andre Anderson's spot
Carries from the tailback position in Tulane's spread offense are there for the taking -- or the sharing.

August 15, 2010

Tulane football: Ryan Griffin ready for leading role as Wave's starting QB
Griffin, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound returning starter, is an inch taller and has a stronger, tighter spiral on his passes. And although he's only gained 3 pounds since he arrived on campus two years ago, he seems bigger.

August 12, 2010

Tulane football: Influx of players gives defense new look
Tulane left defensive end Dezman Moses was yelling at himself after jumping offside as the offense was about to run a play in the red zone during practice Wednesday at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

August 12, 2010

Tulane football: Influx of players gives defense new look
Tulane left defensive end Dezman Moses was yelling at himself after jumping offside as the offense was about to run a play in the red zone during practice Wednesday at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

August 11, 2010

This is a defining week of fall camp for Tulane defensive line
Tulane's Justin Adams jogged under a football practice tent at the Westfeldt practice facility Tuesday morning. The senior defensive tackle dropped to his hands and knees in a rare space of shade, and groaned. Sweat saturated his uniform, and he felt ill.

Tulane quarterback Griffin bigger, smarter, ready to lead Green Wave
Playing the most important position on the field requires a special skill-set. Size is preferred, a strong, accurate arm is welcome, mobility is desired, the ability to visualize scenarios, think quickly and see the field is essential to achieve lasting success. Perhaps most important is the ability to lead. For Tulane sophomore Ryan Griffin, the latter characteristic separated him from his competition a year ago.

August 10, 2010

Tulane's offensive plays will be called from the booth this season
Dan Dodd needed to look into some eyes and pat some backs on the sidelines during games last season. The Tulane offensive coordinator was not only in his first year as the primary play caller, but he also was dealing with starting quarterbacks who had never started a college game before.

August 8, 2010

Tulane football media day introduces new coaches, announces suspension of three players
Tulane Coach Bob Toledo spent most of the press conference introducing his staff to the media and highlighting the various positions on the football field. There are several new coaches including linebackers coach Doug Colman, secondary coach Tom Hayes, and offensive graduate assistant Jordy Bernhard. The big news out of today's Tulane football media day is that three players will be suspended for the first two games of the season.

Tulane's football team is hoping to raise the level of expectations
With Coach Bob Toledo fully invested -- only five of the 97 players who reported for fall camp remain from before he was hired -- Green Wave fans certainly hope so. As Toledo heads into his fourth season at Tulane, he says he has plenty of youthful talent and depth. But the Green Wave has gone 9-27 during his tenure.

August 6, 2010

Tulane running back Payten Jason is coming off an injury and hopes to contibute
Tulane running back Payten Jason took a handoff and sprinted around left end in a drill Thursday at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

Tulane video: Freshmen are making a big impact in fall camp so far
Times-Picayune Video
The incoming freshman are making more and more of an impact at Tulane's football camp so far.

August 5, 2010

Tulane's football team opens falls camp with an emphasis on special teams
The first weeks of August camp often serve to expel ghosts of the season past. So Tulane opened fall camp Wednesday with special attention to, well, special teams.

Tulane's football team needs to focus on turning the tide of losing
It would be absurd to think we're more cognizant, plugged in or bothered than is Bob Toledo. Unless it's proven that he is just collecting a paycheck at Tulane without bothering to try to render services as head football coach, you assume his level of concern remains somewhere north of frustrated by the progress, or lack thereof, of his program.

August 4, 2010

2010 Tulane Green Wave Preview
Athlon Sports
Bob Toledo has made a career out of building an offense around a running back.

August 3, 2010

Tulane football: Freshmen eager to participate in first practice
Sixteen true freshmen saw action for Tulane's football team last season, 10 playing in at least 10 of the Green Wave's 12 games.