TULANE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The pressure of being Rick Jones

Back in December, Mack Brown, who once served as athletic director and football coach at Tulane in the 1980′s, announced his retirement from coaching after 16 seasons at the University of Texas. The move, which came days after the Longhorns lost their shot at the Big 12 championship to Baylor, put a capper on a four year stretch of Texas football that saw them go from playing...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulane Green Wave season preview

The Tulane Green Wave are coming off a successful 7-6 bowl season in their last year as a member of Conference USA. Tulane will step up the competition slightly by moving to the American Athletic for 2014 and with the 52nd overall strength of schedule. The Green Wave returns a strong base of players including 48 lettermen, 40 upperclassmen, 21 seniors, and 14 starters.  ...
Via College Football Universe
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Southern Miss’ Matt Bingaya Had Two Impressive Tip Slams vs. Tulane Today

Perhaps one of the most overlooked schools in college basketball this season is Southern Miss. After today’s win over Tulane, the Golden Eagles find themselves 19-3 overall and in first place in Conference USA. Perhaps sophomore guard Matt Bingaya can get the Golden Eagles a little extra attention — against the Green Wave, he had a couple of extremely athletic tip slams. Here’s...
Via College Spun
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulane's comeback try falls short at Old Dominion

Jonathan Stark scored 21 and teammate Lou Dabney poured in 17, but it wasn’t enough for Tulane to overtake Old Dominion late in Norfolk on Saturday night. The Monarchs held on to win 70-64, snapping the Green Wave’s two-game winning streak. The Green Wave fell to 11-10 overall and 3-3 in Conference USA. Stark hit a 3-pointer with 57 seconds left to cut the Old Dominion lead...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall offered job, declines it to stay at Tulane

Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall confirmed a report Monday that he was offered the defensive coordinator position at San Jose State but declined it, preferring to remain with the Green Wave. Sumrall, who also coaches defensive line, and all of the coaches on head coach Curtis Johnson’s staff, received salary increases when Johnson signed a contract extension in December...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulane’s secondary takes hit with Jordan Batiste transfer

Unexpectedly and abruptly, Tulane has seen its defensive backfield suffer a rather significant blow a couple of months ahead of spring practice. A school official confirmed to the Baton Rouge Advocate that cornerback Jordan Batiste has decided to transfer out of the Green Wave football program. No reason was given for the surprising departure. The paper also reported that Batiste...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 16 LSU stymies Tulane, 63-35

Reigning Southeastern Conference scoring champion Theresa Plaisance, playing in her hometown, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power No. 16 Louisiana State to a 63-35 win over Tulane Sunday afternoon. Coming off an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee Thursday, LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) has won three straight after a loss at NC State now has won 29 of 35 meetings with the Green Wave...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tulane CB Jordan Batiste Tweets Picture Of Special Bowl Helmets For The Green Wave

The Tulane Green Wave will be very well-dressed for its matchup with Louisiana-Lafayette tonight in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Sophomore cornerback Jordan Batiste revealed a little surprise to fans on Twitter tonight, posting a photo of a special helmet for the Tulane players:  pic.twitter.com/9YeSzdf5bW — Jordan Batiste (@jordan_batiste) December 21, 2013 The game will...
Via College Spun
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulane accepts New Orleans Bowl matchup with ULL

Tulane has accepted an invitation to play against Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl. The Green Wave's confirmation of the bowl bid Tuesday marks the program's first chance to play a postseason game since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002. Tulane had 10 straight losing seasons before second-year coach Curtis Johnson led the Green Wave to a 7-5 record this season. Tulane...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulane's Devon Walker wins Disney Spirit Award

A little more that a year after a freak accident on the field changed his life forever, former Tulane University football player Devon Walker is receiving this year's Disney Spirit Award for the way he's turned tragedy into inspiration. Walker has exhibited tremendous courage and perseverance after a severe spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the neck down last season...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

'Devon's Den' dedicated for paralyzed Tulane player

It has been more than two years since Devon Walker's life changed forever. Walker, a safety for the Green Wave, went in for a tackle in the first half against Tulsa on Sept. 8, 2012. The play was nothing out of the ordinary, but he did not get up after falling to the ground. Walker suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was fighting for his life. His playing career...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulane's new football stadium making progress

Residents of Uptown New Orleans and students at Tulane University are about to start seeing tangible signs of the next chapter in Green Wave history. Construction at Tulane's first on-campus football stadium in four decades is running right on schedule, and fans will soon see concrete evidence of the new Yulman Stadium. Tulane's Executive Vice President Yvette Jones says...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Montana's son to play QB for Tulane

Tulane says it has received a national letter of intent from junior college quarterback Nick Montana, the son of Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana. The younger Montana threw for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns this past season at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Tulane says the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Montana, who has two years of eligibility remaining, is enrolling...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulane to join Big East in 2014

Tulane is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014. "I would go as far to say as this is a historic day for Tulane University ... the Big East is coming to the Big Easy," school President Scott Cowen said. East Carolina will also join the rebuilding Big East for football only in 2014, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulane's new football home will be Yulman Stadium

Tulane says its new campus football facility will be known as Yulman Stadium. Richard Yulman is the owner of the mattress manufacturing company Serta International and a member of the Tulane board. He and his wife, Janet, donated $15 million toward construction of the $55 million stadium. The 25,000-seat facility is scheduled to open in 2014. The stadium will also carry the name...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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