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August 31, 2007
DL Shives-Sams shows improvement
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
In each of his seasons at Tulane, Julian Shives-Sams earned more playing time on the defensive line.

Domino's Invitational Awaits Tulane Volleyball Friday & Saturday
CSTV.com
The Tulane volleyball team travels to Huntsville, Texas for the Domino's Invitational hosted by Sam Houston State on Friday and Saturday. The Green Wave take on South Dakota State on Friday at 11:30 a.m., and Sam Houston State at 7 p.m.

STM's Kasey Stelly commits to Tulane
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser
The fullback legacy at St. Thomas More is a rich one and is seemingly forever growing.

August 30, 2007
Toledo says three OL ready to start
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
After Wednesday's practice, Tulane Coach Bob Toledo said only three starters along the offensive line have been determined.

Tulane announces nine baseball signees
The Baton Rouge Advocate
The Tulane baseball welcomed nine new faces for the 2008 season as three Division I transfers, a pair of junior college transfers and four freshmen attended the first day of classes Tuesday, head coach Rick Jones announced.

August 29, 2007
Green Wave gets past Privateers in volleyball
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Junior Sara Radosevic had 16 kills as Tulane spoiled UNO's volleyball home opener Tuesday, defeating the Privateers 30-20, 31-33, 30-22, 32-30 at the Human Performance Center.

Lumar pushes for starting job at CB with Wave
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
In a sequence of four plays during a scrimmage Tuesday, Tulane cornerback Josh Lumar showed his coverage and run-stopping skills.

August 28, 2007
Green Wave's defense steps up the pressure
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane's defense had several big hits and forced a handful of turnovers during drills Monday afternoon at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

August 27, 2007
J.P. Losman is rolling up his sleeves to beautify Buffalo, and invites others along
The Buffalo News
J.P. Losman loves the vibrancy of city life. He likes to connect with people. He likes to feel the pulse of the community in which he lives.

Tulane players relate to Hutson
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane's offense was having its nightly meeting during training camp, and it was offensive line coach Mark Hutson's turn to address the group about something other than what had transpired that day.

August 26, 2007
Toledo takes TU in new direction
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane parent Scott Holt is already hooked. Since Green Wave Coach Bob Toledo was hired Dec. 11, Holt has never been more eager for Tulane to start its season.

August 25, 2007
GREEN WAVE EMPHASIZE SPECIAL TEAMS
The Baton Rouge Advocate
In New Orleans, special teams were the name of the game for the Tulane football team as the Green Wave completed Day 14 of preseason practice at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

EARNING HIS KEEP
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane football coaches like to remind the players about the value of a scholarship -- now upwards of $150,000 over a four-year period.

August 24, 2007
Young Wave keeps its cool
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
On most college sports teams, younger players look to the upperclassmen for guidance as they head into a new season.

Secondary improvement key for Wave
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
One of the Tulane defense's biggest challenges is improving a secondary that allowed more passing yards last season than any other in Conference USA.

GREEN WAVE FOOTBALL PRACTICES TWICE
The Baton Rouge Advocate
In New Orleans, Tulane went through its third two-a-day practice of preseason drills and their second double session of the week as the Green Wave continued to work toward the Sept. 8 season opener against Mississippi State. The team went through an 18-period practice in the morning before going 24 periods in the afternoon.

August 23, 2007
Elliott, defense shine at Tulane scrimmage
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Junior quarterback Scott Elliott threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns, and Tulane's defense combined for four sacks and a quartet of turnovers, as the Green Wave wrapped up Day 12 of preseason practice with a 75-play scrimmage Wednesday afternoon at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

Covington High's Boullosa has change of heart
St. Tammany News
Covington High graduate Nick Boullosa, who back in March signed a national letter of intent to attend Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Fla., had a change of heart and will now attend Tulane University to play baseball for the Green Wave.

NCS' Mundt takes talent to Tulane University
St. Tammany News
Northlake Christian School graduate Karl Mundt, a standout catcher with the Wolverines, will attend Tulane University on a state legislative scholarship to continue his baseball career with the Green Wave.

'CLASS ACTS'
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
All Tulane's linebackers are missing this season are seniors and a Boy's Scout patch to faston to their jerseys.

August 22, 2007
TOLEDO PRAISES OFFENSE
The Baton Rouge Advocate
n New Orleans, the Green Wave went through its second two-a-day practice of fall drills and coach Bob Toledo commended the Green Wave offense as enjoying their best performance of the preseason.

ANCHORING THE LINE
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Quiet, shy and soft spoken, Tulane defensive end Antonio Harris doesn't talk much, even when you turn the conversation to his favorite subject -- his streak of 34 consecutive starts entering this season.

August 21, 2007
Part 2: Vikings running back Tommy Mason
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Minnesota's first draft pick ever, Tommy Mason of Tulane in 1961, was a productive running back and a colorful character.

Elliott named Tulane starting QB
The Baton Rouge Advocate
First-year Tulane football coach Bob Toledo named junior Scott Elliott his starting quarterback heading into the Green Wave's season opener Sept. 8 against Mississippi State.

Toledo ways all new for Tulane
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Even New Tulane coach Bob Toledo is curious to see what the 2007 Green Wave looks like.

POWER BOOST
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Don't even bring up sushi. Not much breaks up the familial bond of Tulane's offensive line, but raw fish does.

August 20, 2007
PLAYING CATCH UP
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
It was just one scrimmage, but for Chris Dunn, it was a golden opportunity.

QB Elliott gets nod to start the opener
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Junior Scott Elliott will be Tulane's starting quarterback for the Green Wave's opener against Mississippi State on Sept. 8 at the Superdome, Coach Bob Toledo said Sunday.

August 19, 2007
Wave fullbacks eager to join mix
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Here's a Tulane trivia question probably only the most diehard Green Wave fans can answer: Who was the team's last scholarship fullback?

August 18, 2007
Tulane turns up defense
The Baton Rouge Advocate
There is an old saying around football circles that offense puts fans in the seats, but defense wins championships.

SMOOTH TRANSITION
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Anthony Scelfo is accustomed to living in the shadows during his career at Tulane.

August 17, 2007
Green Wave taking fresh approach
The Alexandria Town Talk
It's a new era in Tulane football, fans hope, and to kick it off the Green Wave have a new kind of coach.

Leading by Example
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Senior leadership. Tulane's defensive line has it, and a trio of players -- right defensive end Antonio Harris and tackles Frank Morton and Avery Williams -- are eager for the Green Wave to get back on track after finishing 4-8 overall and 2-6 in Conference USA last season.

Getting to know the Green Wave
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
With the LSU Tigers currently ranked No. 2 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll just down the road, it's easy to lose sight of the football being played in our own backyard.

Fogelman boxes up spectacular sports memorabilia archive
Memphis Commercial Appeal
You probably didn't know it, but until this week there was a place in Memphis where the 1985 World Series trophy sat in a glass case flanked by Joe DiMaggio's glove, Joe Louis' championship belt and the uniform George Brett wore when he lashed his 3,000th hit.

August 16, 2007
During heat of TU practice, some lose cool
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Putting on full pads for the first time this fall couldn't have come at a better time for the Tulane football team.

Even-keeled Losman ready to deliver
ESPN.com
Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman doesn't know when it happened, but he's thankful that a valuable lesson on quarterbacking has settled into his consciousness.

August 15, 2007
Tulane's Toledo set for challenge
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Like its surrounding city, the Tulane football program continues to rebuild following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina two years ago.

Tulane: TOLEDO PLEASED
The Baton Rouge Advocate
In New Orleans, Tulane wrapped up Day 4 of preseason practice at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

August 14, 2007
Hot stuff: Tulane's post-Katrina comeback
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
When you think of hot, you might think of a rock star, an oh-so-trendy nightspot or, perhaps, the incredibly glamorous person you could never persuade to go on a date with you. But a college? No way.

Williams heads TU's promising receivers
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane's passing game will have a much different look this season compared to last fall. Besides losing starting quarterback Lester Ricard, the Green Wave also lost starting wide receivers Damacrus Davis and Preston Brown.

Intensity builds at Tulane practice
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Intensity and effort continued to climb as Tulane donned helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for the first time, Day 3 of preseason practice Monday afternoon at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.

Tulane adds an offensive lineman
ESPN.com?
Eric Jones has committed to the Green Wave over an offer from Louisiana Tech and interest from schools such as Wake Forest and Vanderbilt, the Times-Picayune.

Lineman commits to Wave
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Offensive lineman Eric Jones, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound two-year starter at Class 6A Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala., became Tulane's seventh football commitment Monday.

August 13, 2007
Tulane dials up intensity
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Tulane followed up its first practice Saturday with another two-and-a-half hour workout Sunday afternoon.

Tulane's new coach relying on Forte's healthy return to strengthen offense
NCAAFootball.com
Any time a new coach has to find a new starting quarterback, the results can vary widely.

Toledo keeps open mind about Tulane's quarterback
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane Coach Bob Toledo said he has been asked the question "too many times" from Green Wave fans from Shreveport to Uptown and everywhere in between.

August 12, 2007
Tulane finally hits field
The Baton Rouge Advocate
Tulane became one of the last teams in Division I-A college football to begin preseason practice when the Green Wave hit the field for a 2 1/2-hour workout Saturday afternoon.

TU's Toledo warms to task, still gets kick out of coaching
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
He's a 61-year-old coach with a new football family who doesn't mind introducing himself as "this ol' man."

Wave last with first practice
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane became the last Division I-A team in the country to begin preseason drills Saturday.

TU needs work: Toledo steamed up about conditioning of several players
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Bob Toledo emphasized hydration as he led his first fall practice as Tulane's head coach.

August 11, 2007
Around the State: Aug. 11: Tulane
The Shreveport Times
TULANE: Tulane's football team's welcomed back 58 returnees to campus one day prior to the first day of fall practice.

August 10, 2007
Wave's Guidroz returns with bowl on mind
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
For Tulane senior wide receiver Kenneth Guidroz, the 2007 season couldn't come any sooner.

Tulane football welcomes freshmen
The Baton Rouge Advocate
While the first day of practice will not be held for another two days, the 2007 Tulane football team began to take shape Thursday as new Green Wave coach Bob Toledo welcomed 24 freshman.

Camp Day 10: Ramsey's Wits Impress
DenverBroncos.com
Quarterbacks are supposed to be smart. Along with offensive linemen, they generally score the highest on the NFL's Wonderlic intelligence test. They're supposed to be quick learners.

Losman To Reunite With Trusted Confidant
BuffaloBills.com
Bills quarterback J.P. Losman is returning to the city where he played his college ball for Tulane as Buffalo plays New Orleans in their first preseason contest.

Conference USA Preview: Don't Miss out on this Southern program
CBSSportsline.com
6. Tulane: There's renewed optimism for the program with the hiring of Bob Toledo, but if he's to turn things around, it'll likely take two or three seasons.

August 9, 2007
Tulane freshmen to report today
The Baton Rouge Advocate
The Bob Toledo era officially gets under way at Tulane today when freshmen report for the start of fall camp.

Tulane freshmen report with high hopes
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Like many recruits, Andrew Nierman chose Tulane because he felt it offered him an opportunity to play right away.

August 8, 2007
Tulane In Final Days Before Pre-season Camp
Scout.com
During August camp Toledo and his offensive assistants will be looking to determine the starting quarterback.

August 7, 2007
First team all-state performer for Tulane
ESPN.com
Inside linebacker Trent Mackey has committed to the Green Wave, according to the Daily Advertiser.

August 6, 2007
Carencro linebacker Mackey commits to Tulane
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Trent Mackey Jr. is coming home, so to speak. Mackey, an All-State middle linebacker at Carencro, whose family formerly resided in Port Sulphur prior to Hurricane Katrina, became Tulane's sixth football commitment for 2008 on Saturday.

August 2, 2007
C-USA MEDIA BLITZ: Tulane's Forte hopes to carry a big load
Biloxi Sun-Herald
With the focus being on the [Houston] Cougars and [Tulsa] Golden Hurricane during the annual Media Blitz at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Tulane's Matt Forte sat patiently as writers from across the country bypassed the Green Wave's table in the ballroom.

August 1, 2007
Tulane using Rice as example
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Tulane is a unanimous pick for last place in Conference USA's West Division and is ranked among the bottom 20 teams in the country by every publication that does so. That isn't exactly what you'd call encouraging. But the Green Wave can take heart in that a year ago they were saying exactly the same thing about Rice.