Tulane News Stand

Welcome to the "Tulane News Stand," a listing with links to stories from around the country on the Green Wave brought to you by CapitalOne.

March 23, 2015

Just another game? Tulane's philosophy put to the test against LSU
The Advocate
Day after day and week after week, Tulane baseball coach David Pierce has remained steadfast in his comments that each of the Green Wave's 54 regular-season games hold significance.

Tulane-bred Andy Cannizaro faces his old program as LSU baseball assistant now
There will be New Orleanians with mixed allegiances in Turchin Stadium Tuesday night.

March 20, 2015

Tulane women are ready to face a familiar foe -- Mississippi State -- in a new place: the NCAA tournament
The Advocate
For a couple of teams that are only a few hours apart and know each other pretty well, Tulane and Mississippi State have traveled a long way to play each other.

March 17, 2015

Lewis: Lisa Stockton says Green Wave players make hard times `all worthwhile'
The Advocate
After 742 games as a college head coach, 501 of them victories, and after 21 seasons at Tulane, Lisa Stockton was not too jaded Monday to have tears in her eyes,

Tulane women back in NCAA tournament for first time in five years.
The Advocate
The screaming lasted for more than a minute. They had to wait and wait and wait, but the Tulane women found out Monday night they were in the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in five years.

After rocky first inning, Tulane regroups to beat Xavier 10-3 and complete sweep
The Advocate
Tulane's baseball team has been forced to find ways to win games this season, but one thing that it has been able to depend on almost universally has been its starting pitching.

Tulane women's basketball reaches NCAA tournament, will face Mississippi State Friday
It took nearly the whole NCAA tournament selection show, but Tulane women's basketball finally got the thrilling news Monday night.

March 9, 2015

Mia Schachter Becomes Tulane's First NCAA Qualifier In 11 Years
Swimming World Magazine
It has been 11 years since the University of Tulane sent a swimmer to the NCAAs.

February 26, 2015

Emerson Gibbs, Tulane make easy work of UNO with 4-0 win
The Advocate
Emerson Gibbs picked a nearly perfect way to win as a starter for the first time in his Tulane baseball career. He flirted with a no-hitter against UNO.

After redshirt year, Tulane's Josh Rounds back in the mix
The Advocate
Tulane running back Josh Rounds thought he was competing for a starting spot in August before the coaches told him he was going to be a rare junior redshirt.

February 25, 2015

Those `wow' plays are just part of the repertoire for Tulane freshman big man Dylan Osetkowski
The Advocate
Tulane freshman center Dylan Osetkowski backed into 7-foot Connecticut shot-blocker Amida Brimah, took one dribble, then went right around him with a nifty spin move for a layup.

February 23, 2015

The Gray Area: Top 5 Sleepers to Watch, College Baseball
CollegeBaseballCentral.com Tulane completes sweep of San Francisco with three homers, strong pitching
Tim Yandel pitched seven strong innings as three Tulane batters hit home runs for the Green Wave to beat San Francisco 5-3 and complete a three-game home series sweep Sunday.

February 20, 2015

Tulane finding ways to win under new coach David Pierce
The Advocate
After watching his team get within one strike of beating Tulane on Wednesday before losing, Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser came away impressed.

February 12, 2015

Season outlook: TULANE
The Advocate
New Wave coach Pierce relying on large group of sophomores

Top five things to anticipate about Tulane Baseball this spring
Two of Tulane's most exciting propects this season happen to weigh in at heavy-weight status.

What will make the biggest difference for Tulane baseball in 2015?
Tulane begins its season on Friday at Pepperdine. Tell us in this poll what you think will make the biggest impact for the program this spring.

February 11, 2015

Tulane officially names Carter Sheridan as its receivers coach
The Advocate
Former Saints receivers coach Carter Sheridan has been hired as the new receivers coach. Jason Rollins to co-defensive coordinator and Doug Lichtenberger were promoted to linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, respectively.

Tulane shortstop Stephen Alemais showing more maturity
The Advocate
Alemais, a Bronx, New York, native and the crown jewel in a highly rated 2014 recruiting class, is back for his sophomore season with the intent of living up to his hype.

Five Tulane things to look forward to in the coming week
The Tulane baseball team opens its new season and debuts its new coach, David Pierce, on the road Feb. 13 at Pepperdine with a three-game set.

Tulane women's golf team off to hot start after finishing second at UCF Challenge
The Tulane women's golf team got off to a record setting start in the 2015 spring season. The Green Wave fired a school record 54-hole total of 13-under-par 851 to finish second in the University of Central Florida Challenge at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday.

February 9, 2015

Tulane hoping new college baseball helps ignite offense
The Advocate
First-year coach David Pierce said he's seen the new baseballs increase the distance on balls swatted to the outfield by an average of 20 feet.

With trip to Connecticut on tap Saturday, Tulane women first welcome UCF on Tuesday
The Advocate
The Tulane women are on guard against a letdown. After Saturday's 77-63 victory over visiting Temple, the Green Wave welcomes Central Florida to Devlin Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

February 7, 2015

Baseball coach Rick Jones returns to `special place' for Tulane alumni game
The Advocate
There will be no shortage of familiarity for Rick Jones when he walks into Turchin Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Tulane men try for landmark win vs. defending national champion UConn
The Advocate
Coming off a shot-clock era low of eight points during the first half of a 55-37 loss to Temple, the Tulane men's basketball team has a chance to make more history against Connecticut on Saturday.

February 5, 2015

Tulane's 2015 signing class, at a glance
The Advocate
The Green Wave continues to go for talent on the offensive line, though it lacks in other areas.

Tulane puts emphasis on getting bigger with 2015 signing class
The Advocate
Tulane did not sign many big names in coach Curtis Johnson's fourth recruiting class, but "big" was the operative term when he talked about his haul of 17 players.

February 4, 2015
Bench is giving Tulane women a boost heading into Tuesday's game at SMU
The Advocate
The bench has been an asset for the Tulane women's basketball team this season, and two of those reserves have recently flashed their ability.

February 2, 2015

Tulane to try closer Ian Gibaut as a starter
The Advocate
Tulane baseball coach David Pierce doesn't want to waste a pitch.

February 1, 2015

Tulane coach Ed Conroy still looking for bench help
The Advocate
With Tulane almost hopelessly behind Tulsa late in the second half, reserve forward Payton Henson suddenly came alive on Tuesday night.

January 29, 2015

Lewis: Bringing new energy (but not too much excitement), David Pierce's rebuilding process at Tulane has begun
The Advocate
But if winning over the players the new Green Wave coach inherited from his predecessor is the key to rebuilding the program after 21 seasons under Jones, then Pierce is off to a bang-up start.

January 28, 2015

Tulane G Kajon Mack says loss made him stronger: video
Tulane guard Kajon Mack lost his mother at a young age and the grandmother who helped take care of him when he was in high school. All this made him stronger: video

Coach David Pierce brings new vibe to Tulane baseball
The Advocate
New Tulane coach David Pierce has earned bids to the regional round of the NCAA tournament in his past 14 years of college baseball.

New Tulane baseball coach David Pierce is all about connection and winning
New Tulane baseball coach David Pierce says he has superstitions -- though he won't reveal what they are. He facetiously says he's "mellow" but the players say he's all business come practice time.

Shooting woes spoil Tulane's upset try vs. Tulsa Tuesday night in men's basketball
Tulane's strategy was simple on Tuesday against the league-leading Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Balanced Green Wave women run by Houston
The Advocate
Looking to bounce back from its loss at South Florida, the Tulane women's basketball team beat Houston 63-46 Tuesday night.

January 12, 2015 Green Wave basketball gaining respect in American Athletic Conference
The Advocate
After winning consecutive road games to start American play, including its first win at Memphis since 1992, the Green Wave (11-4, 2-1 American) stood toe-to-toe with first-place Temple before succumbing in the final three minutes of a 64-56 loss on Wednesday.

Five Things We Learned about Tulane Men's Basketball
1. The Green Wave is better than we thought

January 6, 2015

After massive win at Memphis, Tulane men are proving their potential
The Advocate
The Tulane men's basketball team's 74-66 victory over Memphis on Saturday at FedEx Forum was so monumental, in so many ways, that the Green Wave coach could hardly get to everything.

Depth helps Tulane women's basketball team keep tempo up
The Advocate
Tulane's women's basketball team has not been relying on the performance of one or two players. Instead, the Green Wave has been able to use its bench frequently. During the 70-40 win over Houston on Tuesday, Tulane played 13 players, and 12 of them scored.

The Morgans, a basketball family
The Advocate
December 19 was a nonstop day of hoops for Detra Morgan, but she wouldn't have it any other way. Morgan is the mother of Tulane men's basketball player Malik Morgan, Tulane's women's basketball player Kolby Morgan and John Curtis sophomore Kai Morgan. Tulane OT Sean Donnelly selected for 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Tulane offensive tackle Sean Donnelly accepted an invitation to participate in the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl-- a game that will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Carson, California.

December 26, 2014

Tulane question of the day: Will men's basketball continue success in the new year?
Tulane opens American Athletic Conference play on New Year's Eve at East Carolina. The big question is whether Tulane and its lethargic strength of schedule (No. 305th in the country) can sustain the momentum.

December 10, 2014

12 Days of Tulane Football: Wave needs better quarterback play for 2015
The Advocate
12 Days of Tulane Christmas Series -- Leading into Christmas, we will look at something the Green Wave football team hopes to receive for a better season in 2015.

Tulane's Kenny Welcome sang the national anthem Saturday (Video)
Yahoo! Sports
Tulane's played at home in its final game of the season on Saturday, and for Senior Day, DT Kenny Welcome sang the national anthem.

December 4, 2014

Tulane offense still searching for points as season finale vs. Temple approaches
The Advocate
Even as season winds down, Tulane offense searching for ways to be more productive

Tulane beats Loyola Chicago 83-70 for sixth straight win
The Advocate
Tre Drye nailed all seven of his field goals, finishing with 18 points and pushing the Tulane men's basketball team's win streak to six with an 83-70 defeat of Loyola on Wednesday night.

Tulane senior RB Dante Butler reflects back on 4 years
Tulane senior RB Dante Butler will play his final college game on Saturday against Temple in Yulman Stadium. As one of the few Toledo era players still left on the team, he has been through a lot: video

Tulane LB Eric Thomas is a run-stopper, coach Curtis Johnson says after Wednesday's practice
"I like what Eric's doing," Johnson said. "All the time, since we've been here, we know this guy--he's a run stopper. Now he's working on his pass coverage and I think he's done that."

December 3, 2014

Tulane football team hopes for win in regular-season finale vs. Temple
The Advocate
Finishing the regular season in December for the first time in 10 years and on its latest date since 1947, Tulane has to create its own energy in preparation for Saturday's game against Temple at Yulman Stadium.

December 1, 2014

Tulane football team uses open week as `bowl practice' for younger players
The Advocate
Every rising program focuses on these practices when stating the importance of reaching a bowl game and playing into December.

Tulane women beat North Carolina State to remain unbeaten
The Advocate
Tulane's women's basketball team continued its surge Monday night as it defeated North Carolina State 60-51 at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Tulane men beat Tennessee Tech, extend win streak to five
It wasn't an easy task on Sunday afternoon, but the Tulane men's basketball team was able to extend their winning streak to five games with a hard fought, 73-68, victory over visiting Tennessee Tech at Devlin Fieldhouse in the final game of the Tulane Classic.

November 30, 2014

Tulane loses 34-6 to East Carolina, but Green Wave defense puts in solid effort
The Advocate
The Green Wave's bend-but-don't break defense, however, kept Tulane within shouting distance for much of the game, and behind that defense were a few good numbers.

Jay Hook-led Tulane rocks Miss. Valley
The Advocate
For the first time in 12 years, Tulane cracked triple-digits and lit up all three panels under the Green Wave's name, during a 100-61 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night in Devlin Fieldhouse.

November 20, 2014

Tulane women's basketball upends LSU late to win 51-45
For one team, the game marked a continuation of its resurgence against its in-state rival. For the other team, the game was a lesson it had to learn to get back to its NCAA Tournament-aspiring ways.

Tulane men's basketball vs. Mississippi Valley State preview capsule
Both teams are looking for their first wins this season. Mississippi Valley State has had some tough competition, however, losing to Indiana and Mississippi State.

Tulane linebacker Edward Williams starting to mature
The Advocate
Highly recruited linebacker Edward Williams was weighed down by too many factors to play fast after he signed with Tulane in 2013.

Green Wave tries to bounce back from season-opening loss
The Advocate
Louis Dabney didn't try to search for silver linings or seek out the positives.

November 17, 2014

Tulane hoops tip off tonight. This season marks the Green Wave's debut in a new conference, the American Athletic Conference (AAC.)

Tulane junior Louis Dabney is a known quantity as men's basketball opens the season vs. Wake Forest Monday night
As the Tulane men's basketball team opens its season Monday night against Wake Forest in Devlin Fieldhouse, it knows what it is getting this season--a big, soothing dose of seasoned guard Louis Dabney.

Tulane vs. Wake Forest preview capsule
Tulane opens its season tonight, while Wake Forest won its opener over UNC-Asheville Friday night, 80-69.

Curtis Johnson says final two games give Tulane a chance to grow
The Advocate
With nothing tangible to play for in its final two games, the Tulane football team will work on the intangibles after Saturday's disappointing 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis.

November 14, 2014

Long after most players had left the Wilson Center for classes last week after football practice, Lazedrick Thompson lingered.
Long after most players had left the Wilson Center for classes last week after football practice, Lazedrick Thompson lingered.

Why This Year's Homecoming at Tulane Matters
SB Nation
The Green Wave return to Yulman for their first homecoming game on campus in 40 years. Why does this game matter to the folks in Uptown New Orleans?

November 12, 2014

Tulane women's basketball eyes NCAA bid with core of four seniors back for 2014-15
Danielle Blagg remembered the blue plastic seats and flat metal bleachers. She remembered arriving at the basketball court an hour before the 6 a.m. start time. She remembered being nervous.

Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard adding to crowded backfield
The Advocate
After third-stringer Dontrell Hilliard racked up 208 rushing yards, 115 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the past two weeks, what began as a two-man operation has expanded into a trio as the Green Wave (3-6, 2-3 American) prepares to face Memphis (6-3, 4-1) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Yulman Stadium.

Tulane's Darion Monroe miffed by recent ejection
The Advocate
Three days after the most frustrating day of his career ended in jubilation, safety Darion Monroe still had not come to terms with his ejection in the second quarter of Tulane's 31-24 win at Houston on Saturday.

November 10, 2014

Tulane Football Coach's Brutal New Punishment--Holding Hands
So when two Tulane football players--right tackle Sean Donnelly and defensive tackle Tanzel Smart--fought at a recent practice, head coach Curtis Johnson took action.

Grading Tulane's 31-24 victory vs. Houston
Tulane upset Houston 31-24 to snap a 10-game losing streak against the Cougars and win on the road for the first time this season.

Tulane holds on to top Houston
Tanner Lee threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns leading Tulane to a 31-24 upset win over Houston on Saturday night.

Tulane displays newfound maturity in 31-24 win at Houston
The Advocate
For a team that gained 292 of its 361 yards Saturday from true freshmen or redshirt freshmen, maturity isn't a quality expected of this Tulane team.

Tulane Monday Morning Rewind
The Advocate
After beating American Athletic Conference co-leader Houston on the road, the Green Wave (3-6, 2-3) gets a crack at Memphis (6-3, 4-1), which has sole possession of first place, at Yulman Stadium.

Improved execution sparked the Tulane offense to win at Houston, QB Tanner Lee says
The Advocate
Tanner Lee could see Tulane coming together even when the scoreboard didn't show it.

November 7, 2014

The Cheat Sheet: What you need to know about Houston-- Tulane's opponent in Saturday's football game
This isn't a Houston team of old. The Cougars aren't the pass-happy, vertically streaking offense they were under Case Keenum.

Three keys for Tulane against Houston Saturday
Tulane has a tall task in playing at Houston on Saturday. The Cougars have a 10-game winning streak against the Green Wave.

Curtis Johnson gives us his 5 birthday wishes for Tulane football: video
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VIDEO: Curtis Johnson gives us his 5 birthday wishes for Tulane football

Tulane men's basketball team believes its newfound depth can make a difference
The Advocate
Picked to finish in the depths of the American Athletic Conference, the Tulane men's basketball team hopes its depth will carry it higher than most expect.

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee showing signs of maturity
The Advocate
Curtis Johnson saw the same player, wearing the same No. 12, lining up under center for his Tulane football team. But he noticed a completely different quarterback emerge.

Tulane passing game forced to turn to freshmen
The Advocate
With running backs Sherman Badie and Lazedrick Thompson unable to practice Tuesday because of ankle injuries, coach Curtis Johnson faced a tough question as Tulane (2-6, 1-3 American Athletic Conference) prepared for Saturday's trip to American Athletic Conference co-leader Houston (5-3, 3-1).

Tulane safety Sam Scofield earns another academic honor
Tulane senior safety Sam Scofield was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 6 team-- selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Tulane LB Nico Marley breaks down Houston offensive threats
VIDEO: Tulane LB Nico Marley breaks down Houston offensive threats

October 29, 2014

Tulane offense revs up at Tuesday's football practice
Tulane redshirt freshman quarterback Tanner Lee looked better than he has in a long time. Running back Sherman Badie was more involved after suffering a foot injury in the last game and the offensive line was in sync.

Matt Forte eclipses 100 yards, Cairo Santos kicks career-long FG to highlight former Tulane players in the NFL
Here's how former Tulane players fared in the NFL's Week 8.

Tulane running back Sherman Badie practices, ready to return for Cincinnati game
The Advocate
Tulane running back Sherman Badie pronounced himself 100-percent ready to play Friday night against Cincinnati after participating fully in practice Tuesday morning.

Feeling healthy again, Tulane QB Tanner Lee plans to start Friday against Cincinnati
The Advocate
Feeling healthy again, Tulane QB Tanner Lee plans to start Friday against Cincinnati

October 22, 2014

Tulane basketball coach Ed Conroy jazzed about 2014-15 campaign
Tulane coach Ed Conroy scanned Tuesday's basketball media day press conference crowd with the confidence of knowing his team and its foundations well.

Expections run high for Tulane women
The Advocate
Tulane women's basketball team will be playing its first season in the American Athletic Conference with most of last year's team returning.

Green Wave better prepared for tough new league
The Advocate
The task of playing in the American Athletic Conference is much easier with the players accounting for 91 percent of the Green Wave's scoring back from 2013-14.

Tulane's offense explodes in 20-3 exhibition victory
The Advocate
In its final fall baseball exhibition against outside competition, Tulane turned on the afterburners against UNO on Saturday as the offense exploded for 20 runs on 22 hits, while the pitching staff held UNO to eight hits over 14 innings in the Green Wave's 20-3 win at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium.

October 20, 2014

Tulane notebook: Defense, rushing game were bright spots in loss at Central Florida
The Advocate
t would have been easy for Tulane coach Curtis Johnson to dwell on the negatives of Saturday's 20-13 loss at Central Florida, but he maintained a positive public front after the game.

Tulane offense falls short in 20-13 loss at Central Florida
The Advocate
Nick Montana avoided what looked like a sure sack, stepped up in the pocket and heaved a deep desperation pass to receiver Leondre James.

Despite forcing four turnovers, Tulane falls to UCF, 20-13
Tulane forced four turnovers Saturday in Orlando but came up short for the fifth time in six tries against UCF, falling 20-13 in front of an announced crowd of 35,015 at Bright House Networks Stadium.

October 17, 2014

The Cheat Sheet: What you need to know about UCF-- Tulane's opponent in Saturday's football game
THE CHEAT SHEET--What you need to know about Tulane's opponent this week

Three keys for Tulane vs. UCF on Saturday
Tulane plays at UCF on Saturday in an American Athletic Conference game. Here are three keys for the Green Wave against the Knights.

Tulane's lack of size biggest question entering season
The Advocate
Despite returning 91 percent of its scoring and 85 percent of its rebounding, the Tulane men's basketball team will enter the season with one huge question.

Tulane football midseason report card: Plenty of room for improvement
The Advocate
The Advocate took the opportunity to hand out some grades to evaluate the performance of the Green Wave (2-4, 1-1 American) through six games.

Tulane running game now a strength
The Advocate
In a month shrouded by uncertainty at quarterback, Tulane has found some comfort by turning to its running game.

October 15, 2014

Kind Tulane fans made Connecticut visitors feel welcome: A letter to the editor
I'd like to provide a little feel-good story about Southern hospitality. I was with a group of 10 University of Connecticut fans that attended the Tulane game on Saturday.

October 13, 2014

Tulane rolls past UConn in 12-3 win at Yulman Stadium
Uptown Messenger
Tulane's defense led the Green Wave to a 12-3 victory over American conference opponent the University of Connecticut on Saturday evening at Yulman Stadium, with a forced fumble, an interception and a safety.

Defense leads Tulane over UConn
Nick Montana passed for a touchdown, Tulane's defense produced three turnovers and a safety, and the Green Wave defeated Connecticut 12-3 on Saturday night.

Find out what grades I gave Tulane after its 12-3 win against UConn on Saturday
It found relief on Saturday with a 12-3 victory against visiting Huskies. The Green Wave hadn't won a game in nearly a month and was seeking its first American Athletic Conference win as well as FBS victory this season.

Tulane notebook: Special teams give Green Wave boost
The Advocate
As Tulane coach Curtis Johnson walked away from the postgame interview, he shook the hands of a few players waiting to be interviewed, but gave one a prolonged embrace.

October 10, 2014

Rekindling That Old Tulane Spirit
New York Times
Aside from the pregame Mardi Gras-style miniparade that rolled through the middle of campus -- one that featured cheerleaders on floats tossing green beads to the assembled crowd -- the scene in and around Tulane's Yulman Stadium on Sept. 6 was one not unlike many others at college football games that day.

The Cheat Sheet: What you need to know about UConn-- Tulane's opponent in Saturday's football game
If Tulane can shut down the Huskies run game - not a huge challenge - then it can reap some game-changing plays from the UConn passing game.

Tulane QB Nick Montana might get a shot at redemption this week vs. UConn
Montana has started all week at practice with Tanner Lee injured and Devin Powell working the scout team and second-team defense.

Cairo Santos returns to help Tulane kickers
The Advocate
Cairo Santos surprised Tulane coach Curtis Johnson by showing up to watch practice Tuesday during the Kansas City Chiefs' off week.

October 1, 2014

CFB AM: Tulane players take strong stance vs. violence towards wome
What we do know is that no significant and lasting change will occur if the conversations simply fade out once the news cycle turns cold, so what the Tulane football program has done is important and vital.

Tulane football players make a stand against domestic violence: video
everal Tulane football players -- including quarterbacks Jordy Joseph and Tanner Lee -- made a video to raise awareness and promote the prevention of domestic violence against women.

September 23, 2014

Bob Marley's grandson excelling for Green Wave
VIDEO: Bob Marley's grandson excelling for Green Wave WWL September 22, 2014

Duke's David Cutcliffe sees plenty of similarities in Tulane under Curtis Johnson
The Advocate
David Cutcliffe knows what Curtis Johnson is going through.

Monday morning rewind: Tulane
The Advocate
Tulane (1-3) plays at new Big Ten member Rutgers (3-1), which upset previously unbeaten Navy 31-24 on Saturday while rolling for 284 yards on the ground.

After loss at Duke, Tulane searches for positives
The Advocate
Lazedrick Thompson, who had missed the final month of last season with a knee surgery, finished with a career-best 124 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Lewis: Night time is right time for football at Yulman Stadium
The Advocate
Last Saturday's second game at Yulman Stadium, the first played under the lights, demonstrated just how much the move from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is paying off for the Green Wave in atmosphere alone, especially after the sun goes down.

September 15, 2014

Find out what grades I gave Tulane after its 35-20 win against Southeastern
Tulane football needed this game. The Green Wave righted the ship on Saturday night with a 35-20 victory against FCS opponent Southeastern.

Lee leads Tulane to 35-20 win over SE Louisiana
Washington Post
Tanner Lee threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulane to a 35-20 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.

Tulane scores first win at Yulman Stadium in Southeastern 35-20 victory
Uptown Messenger
Yulman Stadium made some noise for the Tulane Green Wave in their well-deserved 35-20 victory over the Southeastern Lions. Tulane's defense was tight, and quarterback Tanner Lee secured touchdowns through big plays.

September 12, 2014

The Descendants: Growing up Marley on the football field, Jamaican hillside
Sports Illustrated
One day Marley would like to pass along his rapidly growing international coffee business to his eldest son, Nico, 19, a sophomore linebacker and business major at Tulane who is standing nearby.

Tulane has tweaks in store for second game at Yulman Stadium
The Advocate
Tulane announced that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for its 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff against Southeastern Louisiana, meaning Tulane is preparing for another near-capacity crowd.

The Cheat Sheet: What Tulane fans need to know about Southeastern
Look no further than who is taking snaps. Bryan Bennett, an Oregon transfer, leads the team in rushing (163 yards) and passing (535 yards).

September 10, 2014

Tulane's Yulman Stadium fills for first time
The Advocate
VIDEO: Tulane's new football stadium filled for the first time recently, and The New Orleans Advocate has time-lapse video of the event.

Tulane unwraps Yulman Stadium for season opener
Crescent City Jewish News
Dickson believes the new stadium will have the benefit of exposing Tulane and its campus to a great many more students, faculty and outsiders than it would were the university still utilizing the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for its football games.

September 9, 2014

Just off campus, neighborhood house parties celebrate Tulane spirit
Uptown Messenger
On-street parking may have been tough to find, but traffic was relatively light, and many neighbors were thrilled to revive the front-yard parties associated with memories of the old Sugar Bowl stadium.

Fans' spirits still high despite Tulane defeat in Yulman Stadium debut
The excitement was incredible at Tulane University, where football finally returned to campus.

September 8, 2014

High demand for Tulane football tickets could lead to Yulman expansion, AD Rick Dickson says
Roughly 1,500 tickets remain for the entire season at the new 30,000-seat Yulman Stadium, Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson said Thursday in advance of the sold-out home opener Saturday against Georgia Tech.

Yulman stadium atmosphere compensates for Tulane's on-field loss to Georgia Tech
Uptown Messenger
Tulane may have lost against Georgia Tech 21-38, but the home game experience of Uptown tailgating, pregame festivities, and on-field energy all contributed to vibrant inauguration for Yulman Stadium.

Fans' spirits still high despite Tulane defeat in Yulman Stadium debut
The excitement was incredible at Tulane University, where football finally returned to campus.

Yulman Stadium is a winner even on a day when the Green Wave was not
The official opening of Yulman Stadium, Tulane's new $73 million on-campus facility, this weekend harkened a new era for Green Wave football, its loyal fans and the school's eclectic student body

Richard Yulman issues 'Yulman Challenge' at dedication of new Tulane football stadium
Richard Yulman had a challenge up his sleeve during the dedication of the stadium that bears his family's name Friday afternoon.

Tulane fans came out strong for their debut home game
Nonetheless, the university and its students and alumni still won with a great day of tailgating back on hallowed ground.

Yulman Stadium kickoff party is a touchdown for Tulane University
With olive green and light blue illuminating the building's exterior and the glamorous crowd walking in -- making it akin to a big Hollywood movie premiere -- Mardi Gras World was the place to be on Friday evening

Tulane fans came out strong for their debut home game
Nonetheless, the university and its students and alumni still won with a great day of tailgating back on hallowed ground.

American Athletic Conference chief Mike Aresco calls Tulane a program on rise
The commissioner, clad with a green tie to support Tulane, said the opening of the newly constructed Yulman facility opened a big spotlight on the program.

September 5, 2014

Tulane Set To Host First Football Game On Campus In Nearly 40 Years
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Tulane University is preparing to host a football game on its Uptown campus.

Tulane Stadium unveils new stadium traffic plan
Tulane University's Yulman Stadium officially opens its bleachers to Green Wave fans this weekend. It is the first time since the 1970s that football aficionados will watch a home game on campus.

New stadium changes Tulane football culture
VIDEO: New stadium changes Tulane football culture

Businesses get ready for Tulane football
Thirty-five years after the last point was scored in Tulane stadium, football returns to campus as Yulman Stadium hosts its first game Saturday. FOX 8 talked with business owners in the area to see how they are getting ready for the return of football fans.

Tulane to sting Georgia Tech in New Orleans
FOX News
Tulane also was 7-6 in 2013, but that record came off the heels of back-to-back two-win seasons.

Where fans can park, tailgate, and more to know about the first game at Yulman Stadium
Tulane will play the first football game in the 30,000-seat Yulman Stadium on Saturday at Georgia Tech. Here is some of what fans should know for the full game-day experience.

Tulane players seek home-field advantage at new football stadium
The first practice last week at the new Tulane football stadium was a celebration as much as it was a workout. Players excitedly bounded onto the field as music blared and the large end-zone video screen flashed the Green Wave logo.

September 4, 2014

Tulane Green Wave Strengths and Tendencies
SB Nation
The Tulane Green Wave present an interesting opponent for the Jackets. They are a program with some real momentum, a new stadium, and increased support from the administration.

Tulane preps for home opener
VIDEO: Tulane preps for home opener

44 photos capture 53 years of Tulane Stadium memories for #throwbackthursday
When Tulane University football fans cross Willow Street on Saturday as they head to the first game in Yulman Stadium, they will walk on hallowed ground: the former site of Tulane Stadium.

Tulane football players tell you what they like best about Yulman Stadium: video montage
While most attending Saturday's Tulane-Georgia Tech football game in Yulman Stadium will be laying eyes within the new construction for the first time, the Green Wave players already feel at home in the 30,000-capacity confines.

September 3, 2014

Tulane students get first glimpse of Yulman Stadium
They were offered free food as well as T shirts, they learned cheers and they were able to pick up game tickets during the event.

Tulane University opens Yulman Stadium
The Gambit
A "Countdown to Yulman Stadium" digital timer on the Tulane University athletics website (www.tulanegreenwave.com) ticks down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until kickoff of the very first game at the new $73 million football arena on Tulane's Uptown campus

August 29, 2014

Tulane to receive occupancy certificate for new football stadium this week, athletic director says
NOLA.com Obtaining the certificate would signify the 30,000-seat stadium as officially cleared to host its first game Sept. 6 against Georgia Tech.

Paralyzed former Tulane player Devon Walker makes first trip to the stadium where he was injured
Yahoo! Sports
Former Tulane football player Devon Walker will make his first appearance at Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium since suffering an injury two years ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

August 28, 2014

An NFL scout's-eye view of Tulane's opener at Tulsa
Coming off an outstanding bowl run last year and armed with a new conference and stadium, these are exciting times for the Tulane football program.

John E. Hoover: A tragic play, a triumphant return; TU faces Tulane tonight
Tulsa World
Devon Walker is back in Tulsa, back where football and tragedy met in a head-on collision, back where he was rescued, allowed to live on, his body broken but his spirit renewed.

Green Wave facing increased expectations
Chicago Tribune
Tulane coach Curtis Johnson, starting his third season, is making believers out of folks in New Orleans after coaching the Green Wave to its first bowl since 2002 last season.

Devon Walker to meet EMS in Tulsa who saved his life
Thursday night, he'll face his biggest challenge to date. Not another surgery or another difficult therapy session -- Walker will meet the men and women who saved his life two years ago.

Tulane looks to new faces to carry load
The Advocate
A wry smile creeps across the face of Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford when he's asked about unveiling the 2014 version of the Green Wave offense.

Tulane's new stadium opens with family activities, tailgating
The Advocate
Tulane University will unveil its new, 30,000-seat stadium with a bang, fireworks included.

Lewis: Two years after injury, Devon Walker still loves game
The Advocate
But despite nearly dying on the field and being paralyzed from the neck down with two broken vertebrae, Walker hasn't soured on life, or even football.

August 25, 2014

On the move: Tulane safety Darion Monroe will play nickel corner is some situations
The Advocate
Darion Monroe learned to never be too comfortable. Tulane's starting safety for the past two seasons always knew his role could change, even if the adjustment had nothing to do with him.

Sam Scofield stands tall for Tulane
The Advocate
In his rare down time during Tulane's grueling preseason camp, safety Sam Scofield has been able to relive his first seminal athletic achievement.

Will Tulane make a second straight bowl? Jeff Duncan predicts the 2014 season
Jeff Duncan: One man's prediction for how the Tulane Green Wave will fare this season:

Tulane positional series: Is there any replacing Cairo Santos?
Most of the positional battles in Tulane's fall camp were settled in during the three-week practice span. But a few positions aren't defined and place kicker is one of them.

Ten things Tulane's fall practices tell us about the 2014 squad
CAMP CONCLUSIONS--10 things fall football camp showed us about the 2014 Tulane football team

TU Sports: Devon Walker to attend Tulane game
Tulsa World
Former Tulane football player Devon Walker will return Thursday to the University of Tulsa's H.A. Chapman Stadium, the site of the injury two years ago that left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Tulane's Devon Walker to return to site of injury at Tulsa for game Thursday, newspaper reports
Paralyzed former Tulane football player Devon Walker will attend the Green Wave game Thursday at Tulsa, site of the injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down in a game nearly two years ago. The game is Tulane's first at Tulsa since the injury.

Former Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa shines against Dallas Cowboys
Former Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa had quite the performance in the Miami Dolphins 25-20 victory.

Tulane positional series: Sam Scofield racks up tackles, plays off Darion Monroe
Senior Sam Scofield has operated largely in obscurity in his time at Tulane despite starting 17 times and playing in 33 games in his Tulane career at safety.

August 19, 2014

Tulane redshirt freshman Tanner Lee is expected to lengthen the field and bolster the offense
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound redshirt freshman displayed no nervous feet peppering the turf or tennis-match head swerving in a mad panic for a target.

Well-traveled Tulane football team looks forward to holding practices at new home stadium
There are days when Tulane receiver Justyn Shackleford would like to run extra routes after practice. But he can't. He would risk missing the bus if he did.

August 12, 2014

Yulman Stadium set to open in September
VIDEO: Yulman Stadium set to open in September

Commissioner Mike Aresco high on future of AAC, Tulane
The Advocate
Power tools clanged and churned in the background of Yulman Stadium as American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco was introduced to the New Orleans media for the first time.

TULANE CAMP REPORT: Lorenzo Doss returns to practice
The Advocate
Tulane welcomed their star cornerback, Lorenzo Doss, back to the practice field Monday after he missed the previous week of camp with a "minor" knee injury.

Tulane names Tanner Lee as its starting quarterback
The Advocate
Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson confirmed Monday what he hinted at after Saturday's scrimmage: redshirt freshman Tanner Lee is his No. 1 quarterback.

Tulane fall camp positional series: Center -- Nathan Shienle brings his brains, brawn, and hair to the job
You wouldn't want to play Trivial Pursuit with Tulane center Nathan Shienle. Especially if a science question came up. The redshirt sophomore is a physics major with long hair and a bushy beard, not to mention a lean-ish 6-foot-5, 300-pound frame.

Tulane's defense gets some players back and shines at Monday's practice
Following Saturday's Tulane football scrimmage where the offense rolled up close to 500 yards on the Green Wave defense, the defense made a statement on Monday.

Tanner Lee wins Tulane QB job over Nick Montana
Tulane has named redshirt freshman Tanner Lee its starting quarterback, and senior Nick Montana, Joe's youngest son, who started 11 games last season, now is the third-stringer.

August 11, 2014

Tulane football offense gets moving in scrimmage Saturday
Tanner Lee opened the Tulane football scrimmage Saturday by completing four of his first five passes to four different receivers. The running backs took things from there.

Tulane freshman quarterback Tanner Lee in command for starting role after impressive scrimmage
Tulane redshirt freshman quarterback Tanner Lee can be penciled into the lead for the starting role when the season starts Aug. 28 at Tulsa. Lee impressed coach Curtis Johnson enough during a scrimmage Saturday for him to make the statement.

Ryan Griffin looks like New Orleans Saints' quarterback of the future | Jeff Duncan
On Friday night at the Edward Jones Dome, the former Tulane standout enjoyed one of the best performances by a Saints quarterback not wearing No. 9.

Former Tulane receiver Ryan Grant, kicker Cairo Santos shine in NFL preseason debuts
Former Tulane receiver Ryan Grant caught three passes for the Washington Redskins, and former Tulane kicker Cairo Santos made a field goal and two extra points for the Kansas City Chiefs, in their NFL preseason debuts Thursday night.

August 7, 2014

Wednesday Tulane fall football camp notebook: Heat becomes a factor, Devon Walker appears, and players rise
The Green Wave moved outdoors to Newman High, and some players watched the end of practice from ice tubs or finished early because of heat issues.

August 1, 2014

Tulane football players get 'Happy' with Eyewitness Morning News crew
After unveiling their brand new team uniforms and talking about all of the changes Tulane football will see this upcoming season, some of the Tulane University football players danced and got down with members of the Eyewitness Morning News to the hit song "Happy" during Thursday's show.

Tulane football prepares for big changes, new season, unveils new uniforms
Big changes are happening Uptown as Tulane University counts down to the opening of its brand new Yulman Stadium, back on campus for the first time in 40 years.

Tulane University President Michael Fitts tours Yulman Stadium
As Michael Fitts walked out on the brand new, state of the art turf at Yulman Stadium Thursday, one of two giant scoreboards flashed the message "Welcome President Fitts."

July 31, 2014

Photos: Tulane Officially Unveils Revamped Logo, New Football Helmets
This year brings many new things for Tulane football. The team enters the American Athletic Conference, opens a new, much needed on-campus stadium, and now they've revamped their logo, and have new helmets to go with it.

Tulane coach Curtis Johnson calls the American a 'power conference' and relishes the challenge of playing 'the best'
Tulane coach Curtis Johnson met with the media Tuesday at the American Athletic Conference Media Day in Providence, Rhode Island. Here are some highlights from what he said; follow NOLA.com for more coverage.

July 29, 2014

Clambake kicks off AAC gathering for Wave
The Advocate
Before they dug into the renowned seaside clambake that launched the American Athletic Conference's Media Days on Monday, the players were reminded how a few years back one of their prominent peers consumed so much lobster -- It's called a clambake

July 18, 2014

Tulane's Yulman Stadium construction, game day plans shaping up
For the past 39 years, Tulane's Uptown campus had the predictable look on Saturday home football days: the same as any other weekend day. There were few hints around campus that the Green Wave was even in season.

July 17, 2014

Tulane cornerback Lorezno Doss shows off new Tulane football uniforms on Twitter
The Tulane football team will do more than just play in a new stadium and in a new conference this fall. It also will have new uniforms.

July 16, 2014

Tulane University Football Making Waves for 2014 Season
The Tulane Green Wave football program selected the UBU Sports® synthetic turf system to be installed on Benson Field inside the recently built, 30,000 seat, Yulman Stadium.

July 15, 2014

Green Wave adds Mississippi State to schedule
The Advocate
The first Saturday of December is going to be a busy one at Tulane.

July 14, 2014

Tulane QB Tanner Lee fresh off Manning Passing Academy weekend, psyched for fall camp
Lee got a chance to mingle with the storied Manning family this weekend when he crashed the family's passing academy camp to throw some routes.

July 7, 2014

See Tulane co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington featured on Louisiana Hall of Fame ceremony on TV
Tulane's Lionel Washington, a former Wave football player and current co-defensive coordinator, was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last month

Legally blind Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub is out to be more than just a feel-good story
The Advocate
Aaron Golub prefers to talk about other topics than his limited sight, but he is not blind to the visibility he has received because of it.

July 2, 2014

AAC Makeup Changes, Effective Today
As of July 1, the American Athletic Conference has expanded. Commissioner Mike Aresco issued a statement welcoming East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa as new conference members.

Tulane is swiftly approaching its entrance date to the American Athletic Conference -- July 1st.

Conference realignment returns to the spotlight this week
The Advocate
Meet your new neighbors, schools of the American Athletic Conference. The footprint of the former Big East now covers nine states, from Connecticut to Texas, with Tulane in the mix to add some Louisiana flavor.

Tulane to enter a bigger-money world when it joins the American Athletic Conference July 1
As the Green Wave braces for its entry into the American Athletic Conference on July 1, all the numbers aren't clear but one thing is luminous: it's a bigger business.

June 17, 2014

Lionel Washington's NFL longevity leads to Hall of Fame
The Town Talk.com
Following a standout career at Lutcher and Tulane that led to a 15-year NFL career, Lionel Washington is headed to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

June 16, 2014

Novato's Davis forged close bond with his paralyzed Tulane teammate
Marin Independent Journal
One of the greatest days for Novato's Jacob Davis came when he graduated from Tulane University a year ago. You get the sense from talking with Davis that even more special is the day last month his best friend Devon Walker graduated from Tulane.

June 13, 2014

Lewis: David Pierce's hiring shows Tulane still takes baseball seriously
The Advocate
The hiring of Sam Houston State coach David Pierce to take over the program run for the previous 21 seasons by Rick Jones, which was formalized Thursday with his introduction to local media and fans, was further proof that, as the school goes into the American Athletic Conference in less than a month, there is a new attitude on Ben Weiner Drive.

New Tulane baseball coach David Pierce is an initial hit for Green Wave
Pierce, who was introduced to the media in a Turchin Stadium press conference and later mingled with fans at Uptown's Bruno's Tavern, is the guy the Olive and Blue faithful hope will lead the program on a redemptive path.

June 12, 2014

Colleagues praise new Tulane baseball coach David Pierce
The Advocate
If the testimonials of the people who have competed against, worked with or watched Pierce are even close to accurate, Tulane hit a grand slam with its latest hire.

June 5, 2014

Game-By-Game Predictions for Tulane's 2014 Season
Tulane was desperate for a leader; someone that could come in and immediately change the culture and make the Green Wave competitive again. Curtis Johnson was that man.

Rick Jones will be tough act to follow at very different Tulane
Successful coaches in major college sports - and Jones was certainly one of those - are often appreciated a lot more years after they are gone.

June 4, 2014

Tulane women's golfer Emily Penttila grabs spot in U.S. Women's Open
Tulane sophomore Emily Penttila earned a spot in the U.S. Women's Open at a sectional qualifier in Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., with a 36-hole score of 3-under-par 141 on Friday.

Paralyzed Tulane player Devon Walker now advising for College Football Assistance Fund
Yahoo! Sports
Former Tulane defensive back Devon Walker has been named to the advisory committee of the College Football Assistance Fund.

June 3, 2014

Rant Sports College Football Rankings: No. 82 Tulane Green Wave
The Tulane Green Wave look to build on a successful 2013 season as they make the transition from Conference USA to the more competitive American Athletic Conference.

Tulane women's golfer Emily Penttila grabs spot in U.S. Women's Open
Tulane sophomore Emily Penttila earned a spot in the U.S. Women's Open at a sectional qualifier in Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla.

Interim coach Jake Gautreau, Illinois State's Mark Kingston to interview for Tulane baseball coaching job
The Advocate
Tulane's first baseball coaching search in more than 20 years is starting to take shape.

June 2, 2014

AAC commits to full cost of attendance for athletes
The Advocate
ot wanting to get left behind, the American Athletic Conference, including incoming member Tulane, on Friday committed itself to following the lead of the so-called Power Five conferences in their proposed NCAA governance changes, including supplying the full cost of attendance for athletes.

2014 College Football Rankings: #99 Tulane
Athlon Sports
Tulane had one of the best defenses in school history, ranking 22rd nationally in yards allowed (352.1 ypg), sixth in yards per carry allowed (3.2) and tied for second in turnovers forced (35).

With Mike Neu and Derrick Strozier, Saints' Tulane ties are running deeper
The Advocate
Two years ago, Saints quarterbacks coach Mike Neu and undrafted free agent running back Derrick Strozier were toiling away for a Tulane team that finished 2-10.

May 27, 2014

Tulane baseball coach Rick Jones retires
The Advocate
Tulane baseball coach Rick Jones is leaving with the most wins of any coach in school history, but that fact would be much less significant without four of those victories in particular.

High School Football Star Is Legally Blind, To Attend Tulane
Good Morning American, ABC
Aaron Golub talks about overcoming incredible odds to get on the field.

Blind Football Player Makes Top College Team, Proves 'There's Nothing You Can't Accomplish'
Huffington Post
The 17-year-old Newton, Mass., high schooler has been blind since birth, unable to see out of his right eye and has only a small amount of vision in his left. Despite this, Golub just achieved a lifelong dream: He has been offered a preferred walk-on spot to play football at Tulane University, a Division 1 program.

What impact did retiring Tulane coach Rick Jones have on baseball in New Orleans and Louisiana?
If Jones did anything during his 21-year tenure that ended Friday with the announcement of his retirement, it was raise the level of expectation not only for the Uptown-based school, but other schools through Louisiana.

Rick Jones' tireless work ethic helped build Tulane baseball into a power
And I don't think I've ever had as much fun or heard as many great stories as I did covering Tulane baseball that season. It was Rick Jones' first season at the school.

Video: Bogusevic says Jones built Tulane baseball into something special
The Advocate
Zephyrs left fielder Brian Bogusevic, a key player on Tulane's College World Series team, talks about the pending retirement of his former coach Rick Jones.

May 23, 2014

Emily Penttila leads Tulane up the leaderboard at NCAA Women's Golf Championships
Tulsa World
The Green Wave swept across the Tulsa Country Club golf course Thursday morning, and it meant business.

Paralyzed Tulane Star Devon Walker on Signing With the New Orleans Saints
ABC News
The paralyzed Tulane University football standout who was surprised after his college graduation by being signed with the New Orleans Saints says he made it through his career-ending football injury by realizing he was an inspiration for others.

May 22, 2014

Blind football player will live his dream this fall, play for Tulane
Fox Sports
Golub plays long snapper for the Newton South High School football team and is legally blind, with zero vision in his left eye and very little in his right.

Tulane Set to Make Blind Long Snapper Aaron Golub a Preferred Walk-on
Bleacher Report
Long snappers are often overlooked when football fans survey the field for positions of vital importance, but don't expect Aaron Golub to go unnoticed when he arrives at Tulane University later this year.

Tulane to give blind long snapper a walk-on shot
NBC Sports
Unbelievably, there's yet another heartwarming story connected to the game of college football to post about, and, just as it was a couple of days ago, Tulane again plays a starring role in it.

Tulane football welcomes legally blind deep snapper to 2014 roster
he Tulane athletic department confirmed several reports that legally blind deep snapper Aaron Golub of Newton, Mass., will walk on to the Green Wave football team this fall.

Tulane's Hunter Hope said he's 'honored' by C-USA All-Freshmen team selection
Hunter Hope made his biggest statement this spring with his bat. The Tulane freshman third baseman from Jupiter, Florida, is stingy with words but not with hits. He finished the spring with the Green Wave's highest batting average at .269.

May 20, 2014

Blind student gets a chance to play football at Tulane after starting as a long snapper for his high school team for two years
Aaron Golub is the long snapper for Newton High School outside of Boston and his skills on the field will be leading him to New Orleans this fall when he heads to college after being awarded a preferred walk on spot for the team.

Tulane's Derrick Strozier turns New Orleans Saints tryout into a free agent contract
Former Tulane defensive back Derrick Strozier became the latest Green Wave player to ink an NFL rookie free agent deal as the native of Edgewater, Fla., signed with the New Orleans Saints on Monday as announced by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Saints sign former Tulane player Strozier as RB; final unsigned draft pick agrees to terms
The Advocate
After playing cornerback at Tulane in 2013, Derrick Strozier took a chance when he asked the Saints to give him a tryout at running back during the team's three-day rookie minicamp that ended Sunday.

Tulane football: Julius Warmsley signs with Texans
The Advocate
Julius Warmsley made the most of his shot at the NFL. The former Tulane and St. Michael standout signed as a free agent with the Houston Texans on Monday after the team's rookie camp

Tulane women's golf team feels comfortable at NCAA Championship venue
The Tulane women's golf team has the luxury of knowing what to expect when it comes to the NCAA Championship and in more ways than one

Devon Walker's Dream Comes True
Pro Player Insiders
Walker showed so much strength with accepting that his career was now over, but Saturday was one of his emotional moments that he will remember for the rest of his life.

Hats off to Saints for signing Devon Walker
Fox8 Live
Walker is a game-changer who probably has displayed as much if not more courage than any football player I can think of. He inspired his teammates and coaches at Tulane, and the Green Wave's opponents as well. He has lifted the spirits of others in his position outside of the game. All of that while being confined to a wheelchair.

May 19, 2014

Saints sign paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker
Fox Sports
There were many memorable moments during this year's NFL Draft, but the New Orleans Saints might have the best story of the offseason.

Former Tulane player signs contract
ABC News
The New Orleans Saints surprised Walker by signing him to an official contract on Saturday afternoon -- just hours before Walker realized another dream by graduating from college.

Saints sign paralyzed safety Devon Walker on day of graduation
CBS News
Now, the Saints are poised to welcome Walker into their professional football family.

Saints sign Tulane's Walker to honorary contract
Washington Post
As Sean Payton spoke to a crowd of reporters after a rookie camp practice Saturday, he looked to his left and motioned for someone to join him. In rolled paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker, operating a motorized wheelchair with his mouth and smiling with his eyes.

Another goal achieved: Devon Walker signs with the Saints
The Advocate
"I don't know when Mickey's making him sign the contract," said Payton, setting up his own punch line. "I'd make sure to look it over, though."

Many possibilities remain for paralyzed former Tulane football player Devon Walker
As Devon Walker accepted his Tulane diploma this weekend and even signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints, his future has opened in a way he never imagined.

Tulane women's golf team's experience a big advantage heading into NCAA Championship
When Tulane's women's golf team tees it up for the NCAA National Championship beginning Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla., the head coach, Lorne Don, may be more nervous than his players. For four of the five Green Wave golfers, this is nothing new.

Tulane baseball team finishes 2014 season with walk-off win against FIU
Tulane finished its regular season with a walk-off victory against FIU, the second in two days and the seventh on the season. Tulane won 3-2 on Friday in the ninth.

May 16, 2014

Former Tulane safety Devon Walker presses on from his spinal cord injury to graduate this Saturday
On Saturday, Devon Walker will do exactly what he set out to do when he stepped on Tulane's campus five years ago. The former Tulane safety will graduate with a degree in cell and molecular biology.

Glazers: A driving force behind the Green Wave sports
The Advocate
It's impossible to walk the grounds of Tulane University and avoid the impact of Jill and Avie Glazer.

May 15, 2014

Stephen Alemais, Tulane close out season full of growing pains
The Advocate
He was part of a Tulane recruiting class that Perfect Game rated No. 23 nationally.

Tulane baseball team playing for pride this weekend vs. Florida International in season finale series
The three-game series--which begins with Thursday's 6:30 p.m. game in Turchin Stadium and concludes with Saturday's 1 p.m. season finale

May 14, 2014

Tulane coach Curtis Johnson cautiously optimistic about joining AAC
The Advocate
Asked if his goal was to get to six wins last year at Tulane's preseason media day, football coach Curtis Johnson said he wanted and expected more than six.

May 13, 2014

Tulane RB Orleans Darkwa signs instead with Miami Monday
Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa's NFL future took a twist Monday when the Miami Dolphins called and offered him an undrafted free agent contract. Darkwa thought he was headed to the Tennessee Titans minicamp but agreed to the Miami contract instead.

Tight ends could help Redskins compensate for lack of size at wide receiver
Washington Post
The team took 6-foot wide receiver Ryan Grant out of Tulane, as coaches were impressed with his versatility and ball skills, and they rated him as a better player than some of the larger receivers left on the board.

May 12, 2014

College Football Countdown | No. 109: Tulane
USA Today
Tulane's enough moment, according to third-year coach Curtis Johnson, came in last September's 41-39 loss to South Alabama.

Redskins draft: Jay Gruden on his team's selections
Washington Post
We're surprised that Grant was there. We had a little bit higher of a grade on him, obviously, and he was sitting there and we took him. We were impressed with him at the combine interview

NFL Draft: Washington adds WR Ryan Grant in fifth round
Washington Post
The Redskins used the 142nd pick of the draft to select wide receiver Ryan Grant out of Tulane.

Tulane draft summary: Green Wave has best showing since 2009
The Tulane football program came out of the 2014 NFL draft with its best showing since 2009.

Tulane women's golf earns berth to NCAA Championship, finishing seventh at East Regional
The Tulane women's golf team earned a spot in the NCAA Championship on Saturday by finishing seventh in the NCAA East Regional at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla.

Former Tulane receiver Ryan Grant ecstatic with being picked in fifth round by Washington Redskins in 2014 NFL draft
"When my phone rang he asked me what area code it was," Grant said. "I said it was Virginia. I answer the phone and it was (Washington Redskins head coach) Jay Gruden on the phone. He was like, 'Ryan Grant, it's Jay Gruden from the Redskins.' How do you feel about being a Redskin?"

May 8, 2014

Tulane's Ryan Grant riding high into the 2014 NFL draft
Ryan Grant should be the first Tulane player to hear his name get called in the 2014 NFL draft.

Tulane women's golfers happy to return to regionals
The Advocate
With a dominant performance at the Conference USA Championship, the Tulane women's golf team recaptured the feeling it had in an historic 2012-13 season.

Tulane football's newest staffer -- Wayne Cordova -- is a seamless addition to the program
The latest piece to Tulane football's recruiting system could not be more seamless. Wayne Cordova is a product of the area he will now scout and recruit.

Tulane golfer Gemma Dryburgh makes Curtis Cup team
Tulane golfer Gemma Dryburgh added one of the highest accolades to her golf resume today as she was one of eight players selected to the 2014 Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) Curtis Cup Team.

May 7, 2014

Tulane shortstop Stephen Alemais and Garrett Deschamp both took responsibility for the miscue afterwards but both came up big three batters later to end the game.

What are the 2014 NFL draft prospects for Tulane's Ryan Grant and Cairo Santos?
But there are a host of prospects who should get a chance in the NFL next season. Roughly 10 players with Tulane connections are draft hopefuls and potential undrafted free agents

May 5, 2014

After becoming paralyzed, Devon Walker shows will, grit in fight of life
Sports Illustrated
Walker's toes won't wiggle. Not today. He'll keep thinking, though, keep willing. He has to.

Tyler Mapes pitches Tulane to 3-0 win to seal Southern Miss series victory
Tyler Mapes has been the Tulane baseball player with the cape this spring. Though only one year out of having Tommy John surgery, the redshirt senior has been the ace.

May 2, 2014

Tulane women's golf team ramps up game at the perfect time
It seemed when the weather started warming up in early April, so did the Tulane women's golf team.

New Orleans Saints 2014 NFL draft outlook | special teams
The Saints could sign an undrafted free agent to compete as a camp body, perhaps Tulane product Cairo Santos

Tulane baseball upbeat after recent wins as it preps for Southern Miss
The mood lifted for the Green Wave after winning two out of three games against Wichita State last weekend and then defeating Nicholls State 8-1 Tuesday.

May 1, 2014

Alemais, Massey propel Tulane to 8-1 win over Nicholls State
Tulane interim coach Jake Gautreau called Tuesday night the most complete game of Tulane's season.

Tulane women's golf team dominates All-Conference USA squad
As it did the Conference USA Tournament, the Tulane women's golf team dominated the all-league team. Green Wave sophomore Emily Penttila and Tulane coach Lorne Don were honored as the C-USA Player of the Year and Coach of the Year on the squad, released Wednesday.

April 25, 2014

Tulane baseball team dips out of league play to face Wichita State at home this weekend
Sometimes a break from conference play can allow a baseball team to exhale.

Fletcher Mackel's Saints Mock Draft Version 4.0
Santos has been my guy with this pick from day one and I'm sticking with him. I'd love to see Cairo compete with veteran Shayne Graham.

Former Tulane player feeling at home during Zurich Classic
Hurricane Katrina got in the way and then it wasn't long before Tulane disbanded its golf program in wake of Katrina.

April 24, 2014

Terry will bowl for Tulane
Bowler Dayne Terry of Coarsegold has signed a letter of intent to attend NCAA D-1 Tulane University in New Orleans in the fall as a member of the university's Green Wave bowling team.

The big 2014 Tulane football preview: The future is suddenly bright
SB Nation
A new stadium, a 2013 bowl bid, and some solid recruiting have given Tulane fans more hope for the future than at any recent time.

April 17, 2014

Jake Rogers' emergence could help Tulane pull out of funk
Rogers already is outstanding defensively, having thrown out 21 of 41 base stealers this season, by far the most of any Conference USA catcher.

Tulane looks to move out of the bottom of the C-USA standings this weekend in Charlotte
The Green Wave sits 11th out of 13 teams in C-USA and has just four more league series left to try to finish among the top eight teams.

WWL-TV to air 'Tulane Coach's Show'
"This is a great partnership of two locally proud institutions", said WWL-TV General Manager Tod Smith.

Tulane has a new helmet for 2014
Tulane is now trending upward, and it'll be doing so in 2014 while sporting some new lids. Coach Curtis Johnson tweeted this Thursday morning.

April 16, 2014

Hunter Hope's walk-off heroics propel Tulane to 3-2 win over McNeese State
Tulane freshman third baseman Hunter Hope put the exclamation point on the chilly April night at Turchin Stadium when he smacked a walk-off hit to left field to drive in pinch runner Grant Brown and hand the Green Wave a 3-2 win.

April 15, 2014

Tulane notebook: Football adds three to staff
The Advocate
The Tulane football directory is growing. The Green Wave added positions to its coaching staff this offseason, including two directors of player personnel.

Top storylines to watch in the AAC
Orlando Sentinel
Tulane, meanwhile, underwent a miraculous turnaround as the Green Wave went from two-win apiece in 2011 and 2012 to seven-wins in 2013.

AAC Blog: Previewing 2014 Tulane Green Wave Football
Best College Sports News Network
The Green Wave come into the American facing a pretty tough schedule, but their season will be highlighted by a brand new on-campus football stadium.

April 14, 2014

Tulane's improved offense not good enough to beat Rice on Sunday
Tulane found its bats and burst with offense on Sunday for the first time since March 14.

April 11, 2014

New Stadium, New Conference Should Equal More Wins For Tulane Football
Sports Rants
Having an on-campus stadium provides a number of benefits to fans, current players and future recruits that will lead to more consistent success for the program.

April 9, 2014

Tulane baseball coach Rick Jones talks about his lifelong passion
Almost as soon as Rick Jones could stand as a toddler, he reached for baseballs. The Bennett, North Carolina, native was never lured by fishing holes, hanging around town with friends, hunting, or stamp collecting for that matter.

April 7, 2014

Crews work to complete construction on Tulane's Yulman Stadium
"You go away and recruit for a week, and there's more progress, so this is just phenomenal," Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson said."

Tulane's Yulman Stadium now 65% complete
Fox8 New Orleans
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Lewis: Yulman Stadium's likely a gamble, but a good one
The Advocate
A dust storm, followed by rain showers, followed by bright sunshine. "Well, folks wanted us to provide the outdoor football experience," Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson said Friday as all of the above occurred during a media tour of Yulman Stadium, the school's new football home. "So here it is."

In Yulman Stadium, Tulane strives for unique home, `taste of New Orleans'
The Advocate
t may not be ready for prime time yet, but Tulane is more than happy to show off Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave's new football home is 65 percent complete.

Media gets a glimpse of Yulman Stadium's interior and an update on construction and ticket sales Friday
Dust from the Yulman Stadium construction site swirled as a storm built in the New Orleans area, but Tulane University still got to show off its newest athletic venue to a cluster of media on Friday.

Tulane Football Stadium Construction "On Schedule"
This weekend will mark five months and counting to the opening of Yulman Stadium, Tulane's new on-campus football home.

April 2, 2014

Tulane athletic department releases football season ticket prices for Yulman Stadium
Tulane Athletics announced today the public launch of season tickets for the 2014 football season, the Green Wave's inaugural season at the new Yulman Stadium and as a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson says Ed Conroy and men's basketball program on right track
As the structures outside of his office have taken shape, so, too, have the programs housed in the new venues. The men's basketball program, in particular, is on course, Dickson said

April 1, 2014

Full complement of Yulman Stadium ticket options to go on sale Tuesday at Tulane
The Advocate
After years of planning and months of unveiling bits and pieces, Tulane fans finally will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for seats nearly anywhere in Yulman Stadium starting Tuesday morning.

March 26, 2014

Youth is power in Tulane's 3-2 upset win over No. 3/4 LSU
The "green" Green Wave team - struggling to keep its head above .500 the past few weeks - stood up to No. 3/4 LSU, went 11 innings deep and delivered a surprising blow.

Richard Carthon's walk-off RBI single propels Tulane to 3-2 victory against LSU in 11 innings
Tulane sophomore left fielder Richard Carthon couldn't have picked a better time for his first hit of the game Tuesday against No. 3/4 LSU.

March 18, 2014

Former Tulane player Matt Riser brings his Southeastern Louisiana club Uptown to take on Green Wave baseball Tuesday night
When the first pitch zips across the Turchin Stadium plate Tuesday evening, both head coaches will be a little bleary-eyed.

March 13, 2014

Tulane comes back to beat North Texas 66-61
Washington Post
Freshman Jonathan Stark scored 21 points as Tulane rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat North Texas 66-61 in the second round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.

March 6, 2014

Tulane's Lisa Stockton talks about the importance their double-bye will be in the Conference USA tournament | Video

March 5, 2014

Tulane baseball flips script on Sunday, delivers walk-off win against Sacred Heart
As parades rolled around Uptown and locals celebrated this Mardi Gras season Sunday, the Tulane baseball team gave fans something to cheer inside Turchin Stadium against Sacred Heart.

February 28, 2014

Lewis: `Spring' practice? At Tulane, it's already over
The Advocate
February, even with only 28 days, neatly accommodated the Green Wave's first-in-the-nation-to-start, first-to-finish workouts.

February 27, 2014

Tulane women's basketball holds off Tulsa's late push to win, 65-61
Coach Lisa Stockton knows the 20-win plateau very well, and she can add a fifth straight season and 13th overall of guiding her Tulane team to that mark.

February 26, 2014

From long range, Tulane's Jay Hook leaves foes shook
The Advocate
Jay Hook broke his shooting hand at the beginning of November. As March approaches, he is on the verge of breaking records.

Tulane men's basketball team eyeing Conference USA Tournament placement in Wednesday's home game vs. Florida Atlantic
Tulane is coming off a 68-56 victory over UTSA - a win on Saturday that helped the Green Wave right the ship after a hard loss to UTEP earlier in the week.

February 25, 2014

Tulane's Yulman Stadium expected to be complete for next season
Tulane students and fans will have an entirely new experience when a brand new stadium is complete. Yulman Stadium will hold 30,000 people. It's taking shape on the north end of the campus. Construction crews are nearly finished building stands and seating areas.

Tulane's Yulman Stadium on schedule for Sept. 6 opener
Tulane's Yulman Stadium is on schedule to be ready for the Green Wave's home opener Sept. 6 against Georgia Tech, a game set to be the first on-campus since the days in the old Tulane Stadium, a school official said.

Cancer is no match for Tulane redshirt freshman DE Luke Jackson
Tulane defensive end Luke Jackson didn't react to his diagnosis of testicular cancer in November the way many people would.

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says Tulane connection is important: notebook
The relationship between the New Orleans Saints and the Tulane football program has been give and take. But thanks to Green Wave coach Curtis Johnson, that relationship seems stronger than ever.

Mickey Loomis talks up Saints-Tulane pipeline
The Advocate
There's clearly a pipeline of talent established between New Orleans' NFL franchise and its most prominent university

February 24, 2014

Tulane women's golf team ready to prove they belong among nation's elite
When the Tulane women's golf team opened the spring season Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla., expectations were high for a good finish in the tournament.

February 18, 2014

Tulane PK Cairo Santos and WR Ryan Grant land coveted NFL Combine invitation
Santos, who won last season's Lou Groza Award, received an invitation shortly after Christmas to the NFL Combine that will be held Feb 22nd - 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana. He will join approximately 300 other invitation-only athletes to show off their skills to the League's scouts, coaches, and personnel.

Tulane OL Nathan Shienle transitioning to full-time center this spring
One thing is certain for Tulane's four quarterbacks as they prepare for the 2014 football season. A new man is snapping the ball to them.

February 17, 2014

Tulane's youth comes through big on opening weekend; Wave sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Jones replaced power hitters with speedy base runners with reputations for bunting, stealing and making timely hits, trying to the adjust to the deadened college ball and the changes to the NCAA rules that have stymied offense. He added big arms and savvy defenders. In all, 19 newcomers.

Tulane football holds only open spring practice Saturday; fans see positions changes and new faces
Tulane fans got a glimpse of what the future holds for Green Wave football as the squad worked in its only open spring practice on Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.

UAB can't keep pace with hot-shooting Tulane team in home loss (photos, video)
Tulane topped that mark at halftime Saturday, shooting 70 percent in the first half and hitting 8-of-12 3-pointers.

February 14, 2014

Tulane freshman shortstop Stephen Alemais brings Spanish flair to Green Wave
All many know about Tulane's freshman phenom shortstop is that Stephen Alemais is a smooth defender from the Bronx, ranked the second-best recruit at his position by Perfect Game.

February 13, 2014

Tulane junior guard Jay Hook goes from reserve to "hero" in one year
Jay Hook has become the Tulane men's basketball hero in the past two games. He has scored the winning points in to push the Green Wave to victory in the two consecutive contests.

February 12, 2014

Tulane women's basketball takes on first-time foe Florida Atlantic while in striking distance in Conference USA
The Tulane women's basketball team's past two games have something else in common besides a victory.

February 11, 2014

Tulane secondary 'flying' through three 2014 spring practices | Notebook
The No Fly Zone is back at Tulane. The Green Wave has only completed three spring football practices, but junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss - whose seven interceptions led Tulane in 2013 - and junior safety Darion Monroe are ready to wreak havoc again after two stellar seasons at Tulane.

The walk-on: Senior guard Max Keenan's story from the bench
The Hullabaloo
Senior guard Max Keenan stands toward the end of the bench energizing his teammates with his signature towel wave during most basketball games.

February 10, 2014

Tulane baseball exhibits future and past in alumni baseball game on Saturday
Turchin Stadium filled on Saturday a week before the season officially kicks off with Arkansas Pine Bluff. Middle-aged guys in blue jeans filed into the Uptown venue, clutching baseball gloves.

Tulane men's basketball pulls more weekend heroics to beat Marshall on Jay Hook's 3-pointer, 68-65
Win number 150 on Friday night for Tulane coach Ed Conroy had its own dramatic finish, and his 151st career victory Sunday was no different thanks to the same player with less than two seconds left - junior guard Jay Hook.

New Tulane quarterbacks coach Aaron Price gets toes wet Friday at spring practice
On Friday, the Tulane football staff added the AP to the EP on offense. Aaron Price, brother of Eric Price, will be the next Green Wave quarterbacks coach and was at some of Friday's first spring practice,

Tulane opens spring football with some depth issues, but a 'great' first day
The Green Wave kicked off its month-long spring campaign Friday in a closed workout at the New Orleans Saints practice facility.

February 7, 2014

Tulane baseball's pitching staff is finally getting healthier
Tulane faced as much adversity as ever last baseball season when several pitchers missed significant time with injuries.

Weighing effects of new Tulane president Fitts on Green Wave Athletics
For Tulane Athletics, he is the great unknown. Incoming school President Michael A. Fitts has a sterling reputation an academician and fundraiser.

T-Bob: Now is the time to jump on Tulane bandwagon
Per capita, Louisiana produces more professional athletes than any state in our blessed union. Tulane Football Head Coach Curtis Johnson seems aware of this fact and has taken advantage of it with his 2014 recruiting class.

Tulane baseball coach Rick Jones discusses the challenges his young players must focus on | Video
The Tulane baseball team welcomes 16 freshmen this season. Coach Rick Jones spoke at Media Day about two particular challenges to which young players must adapt.

February 5, 2014

Tulane basketball notebook: new players learning the ropes, team trying to rebound from Southern Miss loss
The Tulane men's basketball team played one of the toughest teams in Conference USA on Saturday - and on the road at that - and the result wasn't pretty. The Green Wave suffered a 78-47 loss in Hattiesburg.

Incoming Tulane President Vows To Back Athletic Programs
The incoming president of Tulane University is a big believer in the school's athletic programs. Tuesday afternoon, the school introduced Michael Fitts as its 15th president.

January 30, 2014

Tulane has plenty of options to fill pitching voids
The Advocate
Nearly a week into preseason practice, Green Wave coach Rick Jones is keeping his options open. And he has plenty of them.

January 27, 2014

Tulane baseball team looks strong in Saturday intrasquad scrimmage
A day after getting chased inside because of cold, sleet conditions in New Orleans, the Tulane baseball team took to Turchin Stadium for a sunny, though still chilly, Saturday afternoon intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon.

Tulane football's 2014 season opener against Southeastern Louisiana rescheduled to Sept. 13
The first two weeks of Tulane's 2014 football schedule have been altered due to construction on the university's on-campus football stadium--Yulman Stadium.

The Tulane-Georgia Tech series is back on, according to Tulane
Tulane University and Georgia Tech are pleased to announce that their previously scheduled football game will be played Sept.6 in New Orleans.

January 23, 2014

Adversity nothing new for Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant at Senior Bowl
Adversity is nothing new to Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant. So, during a week designed to get him some exposure, he started off flying even lower on the radar.

January 22, 2014

Tulane players Cairo Santos and Chris Davenport shine in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl over the weekend
Tulane place kicker Cairo Santos applied the finishing touches on his stellar collegiate career on Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl - an All-Star game held in Carson, California at the StubHub Center.

Senior Bowl 2014: Louisianans making a name for themselves
Grant is Tulane's first representative since Jeremy Williams in 2010, he knows he's representing himself and the progress of his university "It can definitely put Tulane on the map since Jeremy Williams and Matt Forte but it's really good for the program so I'm hoping to do some good things out here."

January 21, 2014

Senior Bowl 2014: Tulane WR Ryan Grant
There's lots of local flavor at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama including Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant, the Green Wave's leading pass catcher all year long.

January 14, 2014

Tulane women's basketball player Leslie Vorpahl nabs second Conference USA Freshman of the Week honor
Tulane freshman Leslie Vorpahl was named Conference USA's Freshman Player of the Week this week, making it the second time this season she has nabbed the honor.

Tulane basketball notebook: Both men and women's teams coming off C-USA wins will host home games this week
The Tulane men's basketball team (9-8, 1-1 in Conference USA) logged its first league win of the season with Saturday's 73-62 victory over North Texas at the Super Pit. The squad opened its C-USA season with a 97-71 loss at Tulsa.

Tulane's Jonathan Stark secures Conference USA's Freshman of the Week for third time this season
Tulane point guard Jonathan Stark earned his third Conference USA Freshman of the Week honor after scoring 17.0 points a game last week.

January 9, 2014

Tulane freshman Jonathan Stark gives big boost to men's basketball team as it heads to Tulsa
If you didn't hear about Jonathan Stark before this fall, you aren't alone. Stark came out of the gates on fire, averaging 16.7 points in the non-conference season.

January 8, 2014

Tulane PK Cairo Santos and WR Ryan Grant land coveted NFL Combine invitation
Santos, who won last season's Lou Groza Award, received an invitation shortly after Christmas to the NFL Combine that will be held Feb 22nd - 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

January 6, 2014

Tulane men's basketball team is finding its identity after concluding pre-conference play
Tulane guard Lou Dabney is breathing a little easier in the first week of January than he did the first week of November.

January 2, 2014

Tulane women's basketball uses a late surge to beat Indiana State, 51-45
One day after posting their most lopsided win of the year, the Green Wave found themselves in a slugfest, but once again came up with big plays when they were needed as the Tulane University women's basketball team defeated Indiana State, 51-45, in the championship game of the 18th Annual Tulane/DoubleTree Classic on Sunday afternoon in Devlin Fieldhouse.

Tulane men's basketball faces its final non-conference test Thursday against Hofstra
In the final non-conference game of the season and the opening contest of the 2014 calendar year, the Tulane men's basketball team hosts Hofstra at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday in Devlin Fieldhouse

December 20, 2013

Tulane, UL-Lafayette have a lot on the line in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl carries more importance for Tulane and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette than perhaps most other bowls do for their participants.

Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson is no stranger to bowl games even if his program is
This might be the first bowl game for Tulane football in 11 years and is its 11th in school history.

Lewis: Famous name or not, Nick Montana is a leader for Tulane
The Advocate
No, there has never been a time when Nick Montana wished his name were, say, Nick Wyoming.

Tulane LB Nico Marley is proving that size doesn't matter
If you haven't seen Nico Marley play football, treat yourself and check him out in the New Orleans Bowl on Saturday.

December 19, 2013

Tulane senior receiver Ryan Grant ready to finish out college with a bang in NO Bowl
And Grant was the best of the bunch, leading the Green Wave in all four games. But Coach Curtis Johnson said that the unit has made dramatic strides in bowl preparation.

UL-Lafayette players say they expect much tougher battle against Tulane than in 2012
But Cajuns center Andre Huval, who played in last year's contest, said this is a completely different Tulane squad from a year ago. Yeah, many of the names on the back of the jersey are the same. But they're much better than in 2012.

December 17, 2013

A ray of hope: Once paralyzed photographer draws inspiration from Devon Walker
Brian Lukas was assigned to accompany Juan Kincaid on a non-Super Bowl story of Devon Walker. The story was a moving experience for Juan and Brian, but especially for Brian, who had fought some of the same battles Walker was going through now.

Two Louisiana teams take over 2013 R&L Carriers New Orleans bowl
For the first time in its 13 year history, this Saturday's New Orleans Bowl is hosting two Louisiana teams, and that's just one thing the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation is looking ahead to this week.

Tulane kicks off New Orleans Bowl week
As the Tulane Green Wave arrived at their team hotel Monday afternoon, a local brass band got the party started for this week's New Orleans Bowl against the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Tulane's football team will call the Hilton Riverside home prior to the New Orleans Bowl
Gold beads and brass music welcomed the Tulane football team, as they "arrived" at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel Monday afternoon for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Green Wave relocates to Hilton for bowl week
The Advocate
On a trip they have repeated frequently this year, Tulane football coaches and players boarded buses on campus Monday afternoon and headed for Poydras Street. Only this time, the ride ended with a six-member brass band playing and attendants draping beads around their necks.

December 16, 2013

Tulane's Scott Cowen shares his presidential perspective
The Advocate
We knew when we hired CJ he was going to be successful. But quite honestly, it's coming faster than we thought.

Bowl games expected to lure more tourists to New Orleans
The Green Wave is headed for its first bowl game in over a decade. Nearly 50,000 fans, students and alumnae are expected to fill the Superdome in a week.

December 13, 2013

Tulane's Devon Walker ready to receive Disney Spirit award Thursday
The No. 18 is everywhere around the Tulane football program. It is on the players' helmets. It is on the white shirt they wear as they warm up for games. It is on the jersey that has been hung in the Green Wave locker room for games this season.

December 12, 2013

Tulane football team goes elbow deep in game prep for University of Louisiana Lafayette
The Tulane football team spent last week resting up its starters and getting the younger players some practice snaps.

Tulane QB Nick Montana is on the mend again, but should be a go for the New Orleans Bowl
"I just got hit right on the same spot but it feels good now," Montana said. "I got the time off, so my arm feels good. I'm rested. I'm ready to go."

December 11, 2013

Tulane turning a corner in Year 2 under Curtis Johnson
The Advocate
After notching a 7-5 record this season, clinching the Green Wave's first winning season since 2002, Tulane's administration made a statement to Johnson and the rest of the college football world by giving him and his entire coaching staff an undisclosed raise and extending Johnson's contract through the 2020 season.

Four Tulane football players are named All-C-USA first team
Defensive back Lorenzo Doss, defensive lineman Julius Warmsley, and kicker Cairo Santos have been to the All-Conference USA first team, the league announced Tuesday.

Tulane lands the most football players (four) on Conference USA's First Team in more than a decade
Tulane senior defensive tackle Julius Warmsley said he drew an estimated 10 or more double teams a game from opposing defenses.

December 10, 2013

Staunch run defense still buoys Tulane
The Advocate
Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson greeted Rice's 41-24 rout of Marshall in the Conference USA Championship Game on Saturday with a mixture of respect and regret.

December 9, 2013

Tulane snaps losing streak by defeating Jackson State 70-65
Tulane junior guard Jay Hook broke a school record by making eight 3-pointers as the Green Wave ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon, defeating Jackson State 70-65 at Devlin Fieldhouse.

He won't win coach of the year, but Curtis Johnson has done a remarkable job in just his second season at Tulane. The New Orleans native took over a program that hadn't had a winning season since 2002, and now it is headed to only its fourth bowl game in the past 30 years.

Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson to make more than $1 million and gets increases for assistants in contract extension
Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson has made no bones that his top priority in any contract extension talks would be increasing his assistants' salaries. Johnson got his wish and a big bump in his own compensation, as well.

Tulane's Curtis Johnson agrees to contract extension through 2020: Updated
It took Curtis Johnson two years to get Tulane to its first bowl appearance since 2002. It took the school just under a week to lock him up through the 2020 season.

December 6, 2013

Tulane is going bowling again, after a decade long drought
Tom Brady won his first Superbowl, Brazil won the WorldCup, and the Euro was put into circulation. All three of these events happened in the same year (2002) as when the Tulane Green Wave Football Team last made an appearance in a bowl game.

December 5, 2013

Tulane working on 2014 football scheduling possibilities to accommodate Yulman Stadium construction timetable
The maneuvering has begun to try to ensure the first home game on Tulane football's schedule is played on campus next season.

Tulane seniors Derrick Strozier and Orleans Darkwa feeling the love of campus after school accepts bowl berth
Derrick Strozier walked into the Tulane business school on Wednesday and was bombarded by cheers.

December 4, 2013

Dome-field advantage for the Green Wave's bowl?
The Tulane Green Wave will play at least one more football game at the Superdome before moving to the new Yulman Stadium on the school's Uptown campus next fall.

Tulane accepts bid to New Orleans Bowl
The New Orleans Bowl will definitely have a Louisiana flavor to it this year.

Quick update: Tulane AD Rick Dickson talks about Yulman possibly being ready early and what it will take to keep Curtis Johnson at Tulane
Tulane announced its acceptance of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl berth on Tuesday, but athletic director Rick Dickson also talked to reporters about some pressing issues about the football program.

With Tulane and ULL, New Orleans Bowl has Louisiana flavor
The (7-5) Tulane Green Wave accepted the invitation on Tuesday to play in the game. The team will match up against the (8-3) University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Tulane's home turf in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 21.

Tulane football team accepts R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl berth
The bid marks the first bowl appearance since 2002 when the Green Wave competed in the Hawaii Bowl and won 36-28.

December 2, 2013

Life Outside the Lines: Devon Walker talks about painful triumphs, new goals
This past year has been filled with many painful triumphs for former Tulane football player Devon Walker.

Tulane player to receive Disney Spirit
St. Augustine Record
Tulane senior Devon Walker will be presented with the award during the College Football Awards show at Walt Disney World Resort Dec. 12.

Report card on Tulane football after 17-13 Rice loss
On some level, it didn't matter if the Tulane football team won on Saturday in the regular season finale at Rice.

Tulane's offense drags in a 17-13 regular-season finale loss at Rice; Wave still will go a bowl
For as many hurdles as the Tulane football program has cleared this season, it could not vault itself into a Conference USA Championship game.

November 22, 2013

Much on the line for Tulane football as it faces UTEP on Saturday in home Superdome finale
As Tulane faces UTEP in Saturday's Conference USA game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Green Wave will conclude its final regular season of playing at the venue. The team has played 219 times in the facility and called it "home" for games since 1975.

Three keys for Tulane football vs. UTEP: Clean up the mistakes, pass big and stop the run
The entire emphasis of the program in the past two weeks has been cleaning up all the mistakes from two weeks ago and executing what it does best.

Tulane women's basketball is shooting to give coach Lisa Stockton her 400th win at Tulane
Nearly three years ago, Lisa Stockton earned her 400th career win as a college basketball coach when Tulane beat Southeastern.

November 18, 2013

Tulane gets hot late and rallies from 19-point deficit to defeat Loyola of Chicago Saturday
The Tulane men's basketball team looked like it would incur its first loss of the season on Saturday vs. Loyola of Chicago in Devlin Fieldhouse.

November 15, 2013>

Tulane in the New Orleans Bowl? It could happen
The Advocate
Tulane became bowl-eligible in October after a 10-year string of losing records. The Green Wave could make more history later this season by participating in the first all-Louisiana bowl game and the first to match teams from the same state since 2007.

Tulane volleyball to raise funds for paralyzed safety Devon Walker
Yahoo! Sports
The Tulane volleyball team, which is having one of its best seasons ever, is using Friday's match against in-state rival Louisiana Tech to honor former Green Wave football player Devon Walker.

Tulane men's basketball team gears up for Saturday's home game vs. Loyola of Chicago
Tulane fans might not have recognized New Jersey Institute of Technology on the road map of notable college basketball opponents, but Saturday's foe might draw more attention.

November 11, 2013

Late field goal drops Tulane
UTSA kicker Sean Ianno connected on a game-winning, 34-yard field with 14-seconds remaining to give the Roadrunners a 10-7 victory over Tulane in front of 24,606 at the Alamodome.

Tulane WR Ryan Grant receives Senior Bowl invite
According to multiple sources, the first member of Conference USA to get an invite to this year's Senior Bowl is wide receiver Ryan Grant from Tulane.

Tulane women's basketball routs UNO in season opener
Bayou Buzz
The Tulane women's basketball team started its new season by missing its first nine shots from the floor against city foe UNO. But ultimately, Tulane led for all but 2 minutes behind double-doubles from three players.

November 8, 2013

Tulane men's basketball opens season with rash of youth and a new leader
Asked who is leading this new-look Tulane men's basketball team into the 2013-14 season, baby-faced freshman guard Jonathan Stark didn't hesitate. "I would have to say Lou is the leader on the team."

It's one step at a time for Ed Conroy's new-look Tulane basketball team
The Advocate
It's 2 a.m. on Monday morning, and Tulane basketball coach Ed Conroy can't stop watching center Tomas Bruha's feet.

Lisa Stockton begins 20th year at helm of Tulane women's basketball: Season Preview
But fast forward to 2013, and she's won 396 games as the all-time winningest women's basketball coach in Tulane and Conference USA history.

Tulane, UNO women's basketball squads to meet in season opener Friday
Tulane and UNO's women's basketball teams open the season against each other Friday night at Tulane. The Green Wave is coming off a 24-9 season in which it finished second in Conference USA.

Tulane quarterback Devin Powell takes care of mother when he's not winning football games
A quarterback battle raged since the moment transfer Nick Montana arrived on Tulane's campus. But incumbent passer Devin Powell carried a perpetual air of unaffectedness.

November 7, 2013

Tulane's Johnson, UTSA's Coker share long friendship, respect
The Advocate
When Curtis Johnson ran into Larry Coker at Conference USA Media Day in August, the two long-time colleagues had a chance to rekindle an old friendship.

Tulane's Curtis Johnson eager to bounce back at UTSA
Fox 8
Tulane's four-game win streak came to a crashing halt Saturday with a 34-17 loss to Florida Atlantic but coach Curtis Johnson is encouraging his team to bounce back this week at UT-San Antonio.

Tulane's Johnson to keep rotating quarterbacks
The Advocate
Tulane's ongoing quarterback rotation has been a point of intrigue for more than a month, but now the line of questioning carries more significance.

November 4, 2013

Coach's Corner: Tulane's Curtis Johnson
USA Today
Today, under the direction of second-year coach Curtis Johnson, Tulane is looking at the program's most successful season in 15 years.

FAU beats Tulane, days after Pelini resignation
After a most bizarre week for Florida Atlantic, the Owls rallied around their new coach and each other.

2014 Tulane baseball schedule features 32 home games; 15 games against team coming off NCAA regional showings
The 2014 Tulane baseball program will travel to both coasts, and quite a few places in between, as they released their schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by 32 home games at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, and 55 games overall.

November 1, 2013

Tulane hopes to build on its four-game win streak vs. trouble-laden FAU
This game week started out for Tulane as an exercise in how well the Green Wave can process the success of obtaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2002.

Devon Walker is recovering from a broken neck, but still driving a young Tulane secondary to perfection
No one is more proud of what this Tulane secondary is achieving than one guy on the sideline. Devon Walker can't lift his arms in celebration each time Tulane makes an interception. There have been 15 such occasions this season.

October 31, 2013

'Devon's Den' dedicated for paralyzed Tulane player
FoxSports Southwest
Tulane University and many other supporters have helped create "Devon's Den," the construction of an additional bedroom and bathroom at his home. It was dedicated during a ceremony last Friday before the Tulane vs. Tulsa game.

Tulane juggling playing time for two talented quarterbacks
Devin Powell has helped lead the Wave to two victories in a row while Nick Montana has been nursing a shoulder injury.

Tulane's new football stadium is good news for New Orleans
Soon, it'll also be home to Tulane's new football stadium. It was quite a sight driving a little north past the old Tulane stadium site and seeing the new stadium coming out of the ground.

October 30, 2013

Tulane S Sam Scofield picks up national award: Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Tulane safety Sam Scofield added two more weekly honors to his resume on Tuesday as the junior safety was named the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week and was also selected as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Defensive Player of the Week.

Tulane football learning to handle success
Curtis Johnson has only been the head coach since 2012, but the bowl talk has arrived after the wave beat Tulsa this past Saturday "Like I told them this morning, now they've got even more girlfriends than last week, they've got more family members, they've got more everything."

Plenty of reasons for Tulane rise up the college football ladder
It's a new neighborhood for Tulane. The Green Wave resides in the land of winning football. Eight games into the season, Tulane coach Curtis Johnson is being asked (by me) which bowl would his team would like to play at the end of the season.

Bob Marley's grandson Nico is making his music on the field for upstart Tulane
Yahoo! Sports
The coolest name, though, is Marley. Nico Marley, freshman linebacker, is the grandson of one of the greatest musicians who ever lived.

The Teams That Make College Football
Wall Street Journal
College football is a game of patience, and Duke wasn't the only team that reaped its reward Saturday. Buffalo and Tulane also