September 2010 News Stand



Feb. 10, 2011

September 30, 2010

Tulane's Ryan Griffin eager to regain his rhythm
A hearty beard has sprouted on Ryan Griffin's face. He is no longer the peach-fuzzed freshman breaking into the starting lineup to stabilize a reeling team. That was last season.

Tulane's Conroy, Citadel's Driesell face challenging new gigs
Tulane's Conroy, Citadel's Driesell face challenging new gigs.

September 29, 2010

Tulane's football team is getting thin at the quarterback postion
Just one of these times, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo wants to exit Houston's Robertson Stadium with a healthy quarterback.

September 23, 2010

Tulane welcomes back suspended players for big game against Houston
For two foes who have faced off regularly in Conference USA's West Division, there will be an element of mystery going into Tulane's game at Houston on Saturday.

September 22, 2010

Tulane's defense will be the key against high-powered Houston on Saturday
Tulane relished the extra seven days of preparation for Conference USA favorite Houston.

September 19, 2010

Orleans Darkwa quietly off to good start with Tulane football team
Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa sat by himself after the opening 27-21 victory against Southeastern Louisiana. He hung his head low and sat quietly. Darkwa, 18, had just scored three touchdowns -- more than any other Tulane freshman on opening night.

September 18, 2010

Tulane men's basketball lands coveted point guard
The Ed Conroy era at Tulane is in full motion. The men's basketball program secured the commitment of Ricky Tarrant, a 6-0, 165-pound point guard out of Pleasant Grove in Birmingham.

September 17, 2010

Tulane kicker Cairo Santos' waiver approved by NCAA
Tulane kicker Cairo Santos should be eligible in time for the Houston game next week.

September 16, 2010

Tulane football team has to come back from loss in big way
Playing well against Ole Miss did no good if Tulane doesn't do the same and shove Houston against a wall in nine days.

Tulane football team to travel to Hawaii for 2011 football season
All the pegs in the 2011 Tulane football schedule are falling into place, and the lineup could be finalized in the next 10 days, according to Green Wave Athletic Director Rick Dickson.

September 13, 2010

Tulane elicits another New Orleans commitment in Brandon LeBeau of McMain
Brandon LeBeau, the McMain quarterback, has committed to Tulane as an athlete. Lebeau averages 8.6 yards a carry and is already over 100 yards this season for rushing after just two games. In the St. Martin's game two weeks ago, the 6-0, 190-pound player rushed 14 times for 121 yards to help his team open the season with a victory.

September 12, 2010

Tulane's football team didn't lose the physical war against Ole Miss
For a losing coach, it came as no surprise what three plays Tulane's Bob Toledo would cite in the Green Wave's 27-13 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday night at the Superdome.

Tulane's defense got better in the second half against Ole Miss
Following Tulane's 27-13 setback to Ole Miss on Saturday night at the Superdome, Green Wave middle linebacker Trent Mackey had two cuts on his face. Tulane vs. Ole MissMichael DeMocker/The Times-PicayuneTulane linebacker Darryl Farley sacks Ole Miss quarterback Nathan Stanley in the Green Wave's game in the Superdome on Saturday.

September 10, 2010

Tulane linebacker Trent Mackey sees familiar faces at Ole Miss
There will be a lot of Tulane linebacker Trent Mackey's kin from Port Sulphur at the Superdome on Saturday for the Ole Miss game. But unfortunately, not all his family will be rooting for his team. Mackey, the Green Wave's leading tackler, will be facing his second-cousins who play for Ole Miss. Randall Mackey is a redshirt quarterback for the Rebels and another relative, Damien Jackson, is Ole Miss' starting free safety.

Aloha! Tulane to play at Hawaii in 2011
New Orleans.com
Tulane and Hawaii will meet in football next season, Hawaii's athletic department announced Thursday. The Green Wave and Warriors will play on Nov. 26, 2011, in Aloha Stadium.

September 9, 2010

Tulane kicker Cairo Santos quickly makes inroads
Everything that is supposed to freak out Cairo Santos doesn't. As the freshman lined up to kick off in last Thursday night's opener against Southeastern Louisiana, he caught a glimpse of himself on the Superdome's video screen.

What to Watch: College Football Nation
Can Tulane pull a Jacksonville State? Ole Miss is going to go into its game against Tulane looking to make up for an embarrassing home loss to Jacksonville State last week.

September 8, 2010

Tulane line looks to hold up against Ole Miss
Tulane football coach Bob Toledo won't be sending any valentines to Jacksonville State this February. The Gamecocks essentially poked a thousand little sticks into the sleeping giant that is Ole Miss on Saturday, and got out of town with a 49-48 double-overtime upset before the full fury of the Rebels could be felt.

Tulane bracing for an upset Ole Miss squad
USA Today
Tulane coach Bob Toledo says he would have preferred to see Mississippi win its season opener in a romp last weekend. Instead, Ole Miss wound up on the short end of a stunning double-overtime loss to Jacksonville State. Toledo says the Rebels should have won handily and now will want to take out their frustration on whomever's next on their schedule. That happens to be a Tulane team with some concerns of its own.

September 7, 2010

Tulane starts on right track with 27-21 win over Southeastern Louisiana
Eight years is a long time to wait for the right opening note. But Tulane finally hit that tone Thursday with an all-freshman scoring night against Division I-AA opponent Southeastern Louisiana in the Superdome.

September 3, 2010

That Tulane football team won this time is enough
Tulane beat Southeastern 27-21, and although it was nowhere near a thing a beauty, there's no inclination here to quibble over style points.

Freshmen make their presence felt in Tulane's win over Southeastern Louisiana
Youth served Tulane in its 27-21 season-opening victory against Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night.

Tulane holds off SLU, 27-21
Baton Rouge Advocate
RB Darkwa's three touchdowns lift Wave over Lions.

September 2, 2010

Bottom line: Tulane needs to start winning
As admirable as Coach Bob Toledo is, and as appreciative as we are of his candor and humor in a tough situation, and as much as all that leads to the wish that he'll be running the football program 15 years from now, we need to see some wins this season. And that begins with tonight's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana at the Superdome.

Warmsley looks to capitalize on chance
Tulane DE to start vs. Southeastern.

Southeastern to lean on its line tonight against Tulane
Southeastern Louisiana's statistical leaders from last season are gone heading into tonight's season opener against Tulane at the Superdome.

Deke preview: 2010 Tulane Green Wave
The 2010 Tulane Green Wave have some key players back this season, after having one of the nation's youngest teams in 2009.

September 1, 2010

Tulane, Toledo talking turnaround
Baton Rouge Advocate
Tulane begins its fourth season under coach Bob Toledo when it plays Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday in the Superdome, looking for evidence the program is headed back to respectability.

Tulane starting place kicker Cairo Santos breaks his wrist
Just two days after earning the starting place kicking job, Tulane freshman Cairo Santos broke his wrist. Santos got hit after a play in Monday's weather-shortened practice and X-Rays revealed a fracture in his left wrist.

Tulane football's switch to a spread offense has been smooth so far
Contrary to popular belief, losing a fullback did not push Tulane into a Spread-style offense.