November 2009 NewsStand



Dec. 2, 2009

November 23, 2009

VIDEO: Tulane football director of operations David Fox
Tulane's Director of Football Operations talks about the Wave's loss at UCF and upcoming season finale at SMU:

November 22, 2009

Tulane men's basketball team falls to LaSalle in Charleston Classic
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Kevin Sims' 10-foot jumper from the right side of the key fell off the side of the rim as time expired, and Tulane lost to LaSalle 61-59 in the final game of the Charleston Classic on Sunday in the Carolina First Arena in South Carolina.

Tulane Green Wave women get past Loyola Greyhounds
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Sophomore center Brett Benzio had 16 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season, and Tulane defeated Loyola (Md.) 58-43 in the consolation game of the Navy Classic on Saturday in Annapolis, Md.

Tulane Green Wave football stuck in reverse in loss to Central Florida
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Frustrated? Angry? Numb? Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Jeremy Williams was asked which one of those corresponding feelings applied after the Green Wave were mauled by Central Florida 49-0 at Bright House Networks Stadium on Saturday.

November 21, 2009

Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin braces for C-USA's best defense in Central Florida
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin was tossed into the lineup as a freshman against Southern Mississippi in the middle of the season. He held his own.

November 20, 2009

Tulane's men's basketball team defeats Penn State 63-60 in Charleston Classic
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane's Kevin Sims made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 19 seconds to play, and the Green Wave held on to beat Penn State 63-60 Friday in the second round of the Charleston Classic at Carolina First Arena.

Tulane Green Wave defense trying to handle the hurt
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
The question made Tulane defensive coordinator Steve Stanard laugh. Then it made him ponder. Tulane's leading tackler, is doubtful to play against Central Florida on Saturday, one of six injured Green Wave defensive players. Stanard was asked, "Has there been a member of the Green Wave starting defensive lineup that hasn't been injured enough to miss time this season?"

Tulane video with running back Andre Anderson on the UCF game
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
The Times-Picayune's Tulane beat reporter Tammy Nunez talks to Green Wave running back Andre Anderson about the upcoming Central Florida game and about his closing in on a rushing milestone.

November 18, 2009

Tulane Green Wave football team finds reason to persevere
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Bowl eligibility was the carrot Tulane Green Wave Coach Bob Toledo dangled in front of his team the past two weeks. Win out and get a shot at a bowl game, he said.

November 17, 2009

Tulane's Jeremy Williams Invited To Senior Bowl
Tulane University senior Jeremy Williams has received invitations to play in both the Under Armour Senior Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game, head football coach Bob Toledo announced in a news release Tuesday.

Tulane's final two football games will be televised locally
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
WNOL/NOLA 38 will broadcast the final two Tulane road football games of the season: Saturday's game at Central Florida and the Nov. 28 game at SMU. Saturday's game against the UCF Knights will be played at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, and will kick off at 1 p.m.

Tulane football coach Bob Toledo's weekly press conference video
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane football coach Bob Toledo addresses members of the area media to talk about last week's disappointing loss to Rice and this week's game against Central Florida.

November 16, 2009

Tulane men's basketball's first two games of this week's Charleston Classic will be broadcasted
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
CSS, a 24-hour sports channel carrying a full slate college sports programming, has announced it will carry Tulane's first two games in this week's Charleston Classic.

Tulane coach Bob Toledo expects tough going against UCF defense
Orlando Sentinel
Tulane coach Bob Toledo expects the UCF defense to cause a lot of problems for his team Saturday. The Knights (6-4, 4-2 in Conference USA) are riding a four-game conference winning streak and face the Green Wave (3-7, 1-5 in C-USA) in the regular-season finale at Bright House Networks Stadium.

November 15, 2009

Tulane loses early lead; Rice gets first win of season
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane discovered that Murphy's Law does exist. What could go wrong, went wrong. After a blazing start, Tulane lost its momentum in the second half and fell 28-20 to previously winless Rice on Saturday at Rice Stadium.

November 14, 2009

Greg Monroe, No. 20 Georgetown get best of Tulane in season opener
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane formed a pesky circle around Georgetown center and Gretna great Greg Monroe. They swatted, they swiped, and they tried to pester the former Helen Cox standout and the preseason No. 20 Hoyas into submission.

Georgetown defeats Tulane 74-58 behind Greg Monroe's 18 points
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
The Tulane men's basketball team battled the 20th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas for the first half but the Hoyas' superior size and shooting touch overwhelmed the Green Wave in the second half as Tulane lost its season opener 74-58.

Chapelle's Olivia Grayson gives 'great performance' in first game with Tulane
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
The Fogelman Arena stands were filled to capacity in the Tulane women's season-opening 86-52 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Friday night. The Green Wave dominated and many in attendance had come to see the college debut of former Chapelle star Olivia Grayson. Some fans were even wearing "TU-rtle" t-shirts, referring to Grayson's nickname.

Tulane defense focusing on plugging up middle against Rice
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
It's called a trap for a reason. Despite the fact Tulane pulled off a 45-38 overtime victory against UTEP last week, not everything went perfectly. Tulane's defense had six chances to stop the Miners' trap -- an inside running play that isolates defenders -- and the Green Wave succeeded four times.

Tulane's keys to victory against Rice
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Keys for Tulane in today's game at Rice. The thing that will have the biggest effect on Tulane's chances today in Houston has nothing to do with an X or O.

November 13, 2009

Wave Women's Basketball goes to great depths
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
As strange as it might sound, the Tulane women's basketball team is relying heavily on three men these days. With nine healthy players available for contact drills, the Green Wave has had no choice but to use three male students in five-on-five intrasquad scrimmages.

Green Wave to face stern test against Hoyas' offense
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
There is no special decoder ring Tulane's basketball team can use to crack Georgetown's Princeton offense in tonight's 8 p.m. season opener at Fogelman Arena. The only way the Green Wave can defend against the No. 20 Hoyas' perpetual motion and back-door cutting, Tulane Coach Dave Dickerson said, is to be disciplined on defense and maintain energy.

November 12, 2009

2009-10 Conference USA Men's Basketball Preview
Huntington News
As we all know, there are certain things in life that you just shouldn't do. Tug on Superman's cape. Spit into the wind. Pull the mask off the Lone Ranger. The Conference USA men's basketball coaches want to add another item to that list. Regardless of appearances, you should never assume that the Memphis Tigers are not a strong contender to win the C-USA championship.

Tulane linebacker Travis Burks talks about the UTEP win and the upcoming game with Rice
Huntington News
Tulane linebacker Travis Burks talks to Times-Picayune beat reporter Tammy Nunez about the big win against Texas-El Paso and the upcoming game with Rice.

Georgetown/Tulane Preview
The Georgetown Hoyas learned many painful lessons as a promising 2008-09 season spiraled into disappointment and ended with a first-round exit from the NIT. The young 20th-ranked Hoyas, anchored by a potential superstar in center Greg Monroe, begin their rebuilding process Friday night at Tulane.

Tulane topples Miners in an emotional victory
The Hullabaloo
As the Green Wave prepared to face off against Conference USA rival University of Texas-El Paso Miners, they knew that they would have to win this game to keep their slim chance of playing in a postseason bowl game alive. UTEP, who had already beaten two of the top teams in the conference in Houston and Tulsa, was also playing an important game to keep its postseason chances alive. This game proved to be one of the most exciting of the year, and Tulane showed heart and determination to come out on top 45-38 in overtime.

November 11, 2009

Tulane bowl hopes still alive
The Advocate
The way Tulane coach Bob Toledo sees it, November is a separate entity form the rest of the Green Wave's schedule. Even as Tulane was struggling through a midseason gantlet of games against Houston, Southern Miss and LSU, Toledo saw light at the end of tunnel. Though the Green Wave exited October on a four-game losing streak, Toledo took solace in the fact that the schedule lightened up in November.

VIDEO: Tulane football coach Bob Toledo's weekly press conference
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane football coach Bob Toledo discusses the 45-38 win against Texas-El Paso and the upcoming game against Rice.

Green Wave out to build on recent momentum
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
It's only one win, but it's seemed so much more than that for Tulane. The Green Wave entered last Saturday's Conference USA football game against UTEP a decided underdog and with no conference victories. Tulane trailed 38-31 with 1:13 remaining and no time outs -- not to mention a freshman quarterback (Ryan Griffin) at the helm.

Sims raises his voice so Wave can up its game
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
When Tulane basketball coach Dave Dickerson sat down with recruit Kevin Sims in 2006, Dickerson wasn't sure what kind of personality with which he was dealing. "Throughout the recruiting process, we knew he was a good player, but we never knew he could speak," Dickerson said. "His mom did all of the talking, and Kevin did none of the talking."

Tulane football: Andre' Anderson and Adam Podet achieve academic honors
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane football seniors Andre Anderson and Adam Podet have each been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District VI first team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both Anderson and Podet are now candidates for academic All-America honors.

November 10, 2009

Tulane Green Wave basketball tops Loyola in exhibition tuneup
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane still is tinkering with personnel rotations but hasn't found the right combination. That was evident despite a 78-64 exhibition victory against Loyola at Fogelman Arena on Monday night.

Tulane beats Loyola in basketball exhibition
The Advocate
Kris Richard poured in 27 points and Kevin Sims added 17 to lead the Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team to a 78-64 victory against Loyola in an exhibition game at Fogelman Arena.

Brittany Lindsey gets in done for Tulane Green Wave basketball
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Last week, Tulane Coach Lisa Stockton and power forward Brittany Lindsey were joking prior to the Saints-Atlanta Falcons game. Lindsey, who is from Lithonia, Ga. -- an Atlanta suburb -- needled her coach about how the Falcons would topple the undefeated Saints at the Superdome.

Tulane football: quarterback Ryan Griffin and receiver Jeremy Williams are voted Players of the Week
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane redshirt-freshman quarterback Ryan Griffin and senior flanker/kick returner Jeremy Williams were named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, following a vote by the state's media representatives.

Tulane men's basketball picked to finish eigth in Conference USA preseason media poll
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane was selected to finish eighth in Conference USA by a preseason media poll. Green Wave guard Kevin Sims made preseason second-team All-Conference.

November 9, 2009

Tulane men's basketball exhibition still on despite Ida
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
The Tulane men's basketball team will go on with its scheduled exhibition game against Loyola today in Fogelman Arena. The teams will tip-off at the scheduled 7 p.m., according to Tulane officials.

Tulane men's basketball tips off season with exhibition tomorrow
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane men's basketball head coach Dave Dickerson, who enters his fifth season, will lead his team onto the court of Fogelman Arena for the first time this season this Monday at 7 p.m. CST when the Green Wave hosts neighboring Loyola University in an exhibition game.

Djurdjevic helps lead Green Wave to sweep of Houston
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Sophomore outside hitter Visnja Djurdjevic and freshman middle blocker Marija Milosavljevic combined for 24 kills as the Tulane volleyball team swept Conference USA foe Houston 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19) Sunday afternoon at Fogelman Arena.

Uni Watch NCAA hoop preview
ESPN.com Page 2's Paul Lukas breaks down all the uniform changes for the 2009-10 NCAA men's college basketball season, including the Green Wave's new look.

November 8, 2009

Anderson, Williams lead Tulane to overtime victory
The Advocate
Tulane seniors Andre Anderson and Jeremy Williams made their final home game one they'll never forget. Anderson scored a touchdown on an 11-yard swing pass with one second left in regulation to force overtime, then provided the decisive points on a 7-yard touchdown run as the Green Wave rallied for an improbable 45-38 Conference USA victory against UTEP on Saturday afternoon in the Superdome.

Green Wave rewarded for keeping the faith
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane knew what almost no one else could have suspected Saturday, that it planned to do more than make a guest appearance in its final home game of 2009, that there actually was life left in the team.

METTLE HEALTH: Tulane shows strong resolve by catching UTEP in regulation before getting much-needed victory in overtime
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
There was bodily harm involved as Tulane celebrated a 45-38 overtime Conference USA victory on Saturday against UTEP in the Superdome. The Green Wave dog-piled like it was the World Champion New York Yankees, and though some minor cuts and bruised occurred, it was worth it. It had been 10 games since the Green Wave last won a conference game, and the victory snapped a four-game skid.

November 5, 2009

Echebelem delivering the hits for Green Wave defense
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
LSU running back Charles Scott typically makes mince meat out of safeties such as Tulane's Chinonso Echebelem. So the few times Scott tried to motor through Echebelem in the same fashion LSU steamrolled Tulane last Saturday night, Scott got plenty of resistance from the Green Wave strong safety. Twice Echebelem popped Scott near the line of scrimmage to stop the Tigers' battering ram for short gains.

November 4, 2009

Green Wave closes out home slate against UTEP
The Advocate
Sixteen Tulane seniors will play their final home game when the Green Wave meets UTEP in a Conference USA game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Superdome.

Kids bring an "A" paper or report card, get in free for Tulane football's game with UTEP on Saturday in the Superdome
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane Athletics will host "Bring Your 'A' Game - Celebrating Education in New Orleans" on Saturday, November 7, at the Louisiana Superdome when the Green Wave battles the UTEP Miners at 2:30 p.m.

Tulane football video: Fullback Kasey Stelly talks about breaking tackles, helmets, and practice for UTEP this week.
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Check out this Tulane athletics communications video of fullback Kasey Stelly after practice today. Starting fullback Antoine Duplessis has a bone chip in his hip and though he was cleared to practice today, he was in a lot of pain and it's not clear if he will be able to play in Saturday's game against UTEP.

Pitcher Alex Byo strikes out seven to kickoff the Green Wave's "Fall World Series" scrimmage
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane kicked off a fall classic of its own on Wednesday at Turchin Stadium with a five-game intrasquad series that concludes on Sunday. Game two is today at 2:45 p.m.

November 3, 2009

Green Wave baseball video preview of "Tulane Fall World Series"
Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Tulane baseball head coach Rick Jones announced the rosters for the annual Fall World Series this week at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. The intra-squad best-of-five series begins Wednesday with assistant coach Jack Cressend's Green squad taking on associate head coach Chad Sutter's Black squad.

Tulane Football Team Notes
USA Today
The season wears on for the Green Wave, who play their final home game of the season when they host UTEP this weekend.

November 2, 2009

Tulane Men's Basketball Team Notes
USA Today
Tulane is looking to build on the momentum it picked up to finish last season. Dave Dickerson's club won four of its final six games, with both losses coming to nationally ranked Memphis in the regular season finale and in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal round.

November 1, 2009

Struggles in red zone still haunting Tulane Green Wave football
Tulane has wrestled with many internal demons this season, but perhaps none have undercut its efforts more than red zone inertia. The Green Wave has scored 15 times in 23 trips within the 20-yard line and punched in only eight touchdowns.

Tigers take care of Tulane with 42-0 rout
USA Today
No. 9-ranked LSU (7-1) tuned up for this week's trip to No. 2 Alabama with a 42-0 victory over old rival Tulane herea Saturday night. Tulane, which has not beaten LSU since 1982, was no match for Coach Les Miles' team Saturday.

Tulane not helping its own cause
There's no use sugar-coating a 2-6 record, or trying to cobble a moral victory out of a 42-0 loss to No. 9 LSU on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. Enough of each has been done for Tulane this season, and frankly the Bill Parcells in us -- Tuna says a team is what its record says it is -- won't tolerate any more allowances.