April 16, 2014
New Orleans - WWL-TV is happy to announce a new partnership with the Tulane University Athletics Department, bringing the "Tulane Coach's Show" to the leader in local sports, news, and weather.
The 30-minute broadcast will air this fall and feature Green Wave football Coach Curtis "CJ" Johnson and the members of the award winning Eyewitness Sports Team: Doug Mouton, Juan Kincaid, and Bryan Salmond.
"This is a great partnership of two locally proud institutions", said WWL-TV General Manager Tod Smith. "Green Wave football is a tradition in Southeast Louisiana and now our viewers will get the ultimate coverage during this exciting time in the program's history"
The announcement comes as Tulane football gets ready to kick of its first season in Yulman Stadium-- a state-of-the-art 30,000 capacity stadium located at the University. It marks the first time a Green Wave football game will be played on campus in almost 40 years.
"Tulane is thrilled to partner with the top station in the market," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "This is a great opportunity to showcase Coach CJ, our student-athletes and our football program throughout the fall on a professionally produced show. I believe it will be a tremendous benefit for our fans, potential recruits and, of course, all of our local players and their families. This partnership, which will reach throughout the state and region, is another in a series of upgrades for Tulane Athletics as we enter the American Athletics Conference and open our inaugural season in Yulman Stadium this fall."
"I am truly excited to partner with WWL-TV for the Tulane Coach's Show this fall," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. "This is a great opportunity to showcase Tulane football on one of the top television stations in the city, state and region. I look forward to working with WWL-TV to bring the best of Tulane football to our fans every Sunday night this fall."