Aug. 13, 2009
NEW ORLEANS- The Tulane football team completed its first two-a-day session on Thursday after having to cut short the first scheduled two-a-day practice due to inclement weather on Wednesday. Thursday morning found the Green Wave in full pads with the defense leading the way. Alex Wacha shined in the secondary, swatting down multiples passes to lead the Tulane defense, along with Chinonso Echebelem, who picked off a pass.
On the offensive side of the ball, freshman D.J. Banks broke off a long touchdown run, scampering 35 yards to the end zone.
In the afternoon session, the freshmen class performed well, with Shakiel Smith notching an interception. Freshman Ryan Grant tallied a touchdown reception while running backs Payten Jason and Steve Barnett continued to run the ball well.
The Green Wave will take to the field again on Friday morning, with practice beginning at 9:30am.
Tulane Football Items of Note:
Practice time for Friday has been changed to 9:30am at the Westfeldt Practice Facility.
Backup center Kevin Leary has been deemed academically ineligible for the upcoming season.