Jan. 28, 2009
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane University Department of Athletics will host a pair of fan-friendly events early next month as the football program will announce its 2009 signees on Wednesday, Feb. 4, while the annual Spring First Pitch Luncheon is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 10.
The National Signing Day Party will be held in the atrium of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center with festivities slated to begin at 6 p.m. The Spring First Pitch Luncheon, however, will take place at The Hard Rock Café in the French Quarter from 12-2 p.m.
At the Signing Day Party, Green Wave head football coach Bob Toledo and his staff will be on hand to discuss the newest members to the Tulane football team. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with each of the coaches and learn first-hand information on each of the new signees.
The event will feature free food and drinks, and a cash bar, as well as highlight video clips of the 2009 class and player information.
During the day, Tulane fans can follow the entire signing day process online at www.TulaneGreenWave.com. Tulane Athletics will feature a blog highlighting the National Letter-of-Intent received from each of the Green Wave's signees, the happenings in the coaches' war room, a slideshow of action photos and information on each signee and fans can watch Coach Toledo's press conference announcing the program's latest signing class at 2 p.m.
Also scheduled during the morning hours on Wednesday are regular radio updates on Tulane's official flagship station, WIST-AM 690. Each update will feature interviews with the football coaching staff and official letters received.
The Spring First Pitch Luncheon, meanwhile, will feature Tulane head baseball coach Rick Jones, women's tennis coach Terri Sisk, women's golf coach John Thomas Horton and track and field coach Heather Van Norman and each coach will discuss their respective teams' outlook for the 2009 spring seasons.
In addition, Tulane Athletics will announce a unique incentive plan for early 2009 football season ticket renewals at the Football Signing Day Party and online at www.TulaneGreenWave.com. Season ticket holders from the 2008 season will have an opportunity to renew their tickets this spring and choose from an exciting list of benefits, exclusively available to loyal season ticketholders.
More information, including the ability to renew your tickets, will be available at the event, online or by calling (504) 861-WAVE (9283) beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4.