TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE NEWS

Cougars track and field comes up short

Cougars fall one point short in C-USA men's indoor track and field The fact that the Tulsa Golden Hurricane moved from the second place finish they had in 2011 to first place in 2012 was a surprise even to their head coach. In the Conference USA indoor meet staged at the new Birmingham Crossplex coach Steve Gulley admitted to FSN's Jeremy Bloom he had been hoping for another...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cougars indoor team falls short of C-USA title

Cougars fall one point short in C-USA men's indoor track and field The fact that the Tulsa Golden Hurricane moved from the second place finish they had in 2011 to first place in 2012 was a surprise even to their head coach. In the Conference USA indoor meet staged at the new Birmingham Crossplex coach Steve Gulley admitted to FSN's Jeremy Bloom he had been hoping for another...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Walker will coach son in Tulsa secondary

Former NFL cornerback Darnell Walker Sr. has been hired as an assistant coach at Tulsa, where he will be able to mentor his son. Walker was hired Tuesday as the new cornerbacks coach for the Golden Hurricane. The former cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions had been the defensive backs coach for Southwest Baptist (Mo.) for the past three years...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa fires Doug Wojcik as coach

Tulsa has fired men's basketball coach Doug Wojcik after seven seasons during which he recorded the most wins in school history. Athletic director Ross Parmley called Sunday's move a business decision and cited sagging ticket sales and ''growing apathy'' among the fan base as the reasons for Wojcik's dismissal. Wojcik was 140-92 with the Golden Hurricane...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Revamped Tulsa staff has holes to fill in spring

Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship hears the jokes that he may have gotten it backward in hiring his latest assistant coach. When looking to fill an opening for a cornerbacks coach, he hired the father of one of the Golden Hurricane's latest signees. Usually, he says, it goes the opposite way and a coach will occasionally hire a prospect's dad in a bid to lure the coveted player...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

College of Charleston hires Doug Wojcik

The College of Charleston named Doug Wojcik as its new basketball head coach Saturday night. Wojcik, who was fired as Tulsa coach after a 17-14 season, replaces the retiring Bobby Cremins. "We had strong candidates, and a difficult choice to make," said Charleston president George Benson. "But Doug Wojcik stood out. Doug has had success at every level throughout...
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Manning joins impressive Tulsa coaching lineage

It didn't take long for Danny Manning to realize the lineage he was joining when he got hired as Tulsa's new basketball coach. In the coaches' locker room that he'll now occupy, the former NBA All-Star noticed the pictures of Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith and Bill Self - all three who went on to win national championships after their time coaching the Golden Hurricane...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA and Clarkson Mutally Interested

The talented transfer from Tulsa, Jordan Clarkson, could visit UCLA officially...
Via ucla.scout.com
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Haith adds another transfer

Courtesy: University of Missouri Athletics Department Columbia, Mo. University of Missouri Head Mens Basketball Coach Frank Haith has added another talented player to his roster, as Jordan Clarkson has signed a scholarship aid agreement to attend Mizzou. Clarkson, a 6-4, 188-pound guard out of San Antonio, Texas (Wagner High School), has spent the last two years playing at Tulsa...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Tulsa star Seals added to Manning's staff

Shea Seals, the former Tulsa star whose NBA career was cut short by a knee injury, is returning to the Golden Hurricane to serve on new coach Danny Manning's staff. Manning announced Wednesday that he has hired Seals as the director of player development and team manager. He says Seals will be a mentor to Tulsa's players, incorporate life-skills opportunities into the program...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Steven Idlet

Watching a player develop his game through the college years is always a treat, and is usually more so when it is a big man.  One player who took full advantage of the development process over the last few years was Tulsa’s Steven Idlet.  At 6’11, 250, Idlet has the size that most teams are looking for.  Add to that how he has developed not only an efficient offensive post...
Via NBA Draft Blog
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa suspends LB Shawn Jackson for 3 games

Starting linebacker Shawn Jackson has been suspended for the first three games of Tulsa's season. Coach Bill Blankenship announced Tuesday that Jackson would not play against Iowa State, Tulane or Nicholls State because of a violation of team policy. He will be eligible to return for a Sept. 22 game against Fresno State. Jackson started 23 games over his first two seasons with...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa suspends LB Shawn Jackson

Starting linebacker Shawn Jackson has been suspended for the first three games of Tulsa's season. Coach Bill Blankenship announced Tuesday that Jackson would not play against Iowa State, Tulane or Nicholls State because of a violation of team policy. He will be eligible to return for a Sept. 22 game against Fresno State. Jackson started 23 games over his first two seasons with...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

2011 Record: (8-5, 7-1 in C-USA) Head Coach: Bill Blankenship (second year head coach) Last Bowl Game: 2011 Armed Forces Bowl: lost to BYU 24-21 2011 Season Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Big Name Opponents: 9/1 at Iowa St, 11/3 at Arkansas Must Win: 9/8 vs Tulane, 9/15 vs Nicholls St, 9/29 at UAB, 10/11 vs UTEP, 10/20 vs Rice Revenge: 11/10 at Houston ...
Via College Football Zealots
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

#68 Tulsa Golden Hurricane: College Football 77 in 77

Does completely land-locked Tulsa really get a lot of hurricanes? And how exactly does one have a hurricane of the golden variety? I guess those are some pretty strong storms to come all the way from the Gulf of Mexico into Oklahoma. Such is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, who are becoming one of the more interesting college football programs in C-USA. This year, quarterback Cody Green...
Via The Sports Bank
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Blankenship confident in Tulsa's defense

In Tulsa's rise to relevance over the past decade, a big part of its reputation has been built around an offense that led the nation in total yards in consecutive seasons and could produce as well as any team in college football. And yet, the only time the Golden Hurricane have come away with a Conference USA title during that span was when they put together the league's...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Nebraska QB Cody Green gets new start at Tulsa

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer Cody Green will always cherish the fact that he accomplished something at Nebraska that got him mentioned in the same breath as national championship winner Tommie Frazier. Just don't count on him spending too much time looking back. After an auspicious start, the quarterback's time with the Cornhuskers...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa loses top receiver Burnham to knee injury

Tulsa will be without its top wide receiver for the rest of the season after senior Bryan Burnham tore a ligament in his right knee in the season opener. Coach Bill Blankenship announced after practice Tuesday night that an MRI showed that Burnham had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Burnham had led all Golden Hurricane wide receivers last season with 54 catches...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa loses Burnham to knee injury

Tulsa will be without its top wide receiver for the rest of the season after senior Bryan Burnham tore a ligament in his right knee in the season opener. Coach Bill Blankenship announced after practice Tuesday night that an MRI showed that Burnham had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Burnham had led all Golden Hurricane wide receivers last season with 54 catches...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulane Safety Stops Breathing After Helmet to Helmet Hit

Tulane safety Devon Walker was seriously injured after a helmet to helmet hit in the last play of the first half in the Green Wave's game against Tulsa. Walker stopped breathing after emergency personnel removed his jersey and shoulder pads and had to be revived on the field. A tracheotomy was performed on Walker and he is now in the trauma center at St. Francis Hospital in...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa starts anew with Danny Manning as coach

Danny Manning is starting out with a nearly clean slate in his first season as Tulsa's coach. Only three players with college experience are on the roster he inherited after being hired in the spring to replace Doug Wojcik. Three players, including leading scorer Jordan Clarkson, transferred out of the program. Three others graduated, and forward Kodi Maduka gave up the sport...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa 110, LSU-Shreveport 54

James Woodard scored 28 points in 20 minutes and Tulsa got off to a rousing start in Danny Manning's first game as coach, beating LSU-Shreveport 110-54 Sunday. Woodard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and was good on all five of his free-throw attempts. Scottie Haralson added 14 points for the Golden Hurricane, D'Andre Wright had 12...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Manning wins coaching debut at Tulsa

James Woodard scored 28 points in 20 minutes and Tulsa got off to a rousing start in Danny Manning's first game as coach, beating LSU-Shreveport 110-54 Sunday. Woodard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and was good on all five of his free-throw attempts. Scottie Haralson added 14 points for the Golden Hurricane, D'Andre Wright had 12...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulsa 76, Northern Kentucky 56

Rashad Smith scored 23 points and Tulsa won its second straight game with Danny Manning as coach, defeating Northern Kentucky 76-56 Thursday night in the NUCDF Basketball Challenge. Scottie Haralson added 10 points for the Golden Hurricane (2-0), who shot 59 percent from the field. Nate Snodgrass scored 12 points for Northern Kentucky (0-2), which is in its first year as a Division...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

UCF comes up just short in road loss to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Cody Green connected with Keyarris Garrett for three touchdown passes Saturday and Tulsa held on to beat UCF 23-21 in a battle of Conference USA division leaders. The win sealed the West Division title for Tulsa (9-2, 7-0) and gives the Golden Hurricane the upper hand for home-field advantage for the championship game Dec. 1. Trey Watts ran for 122 yards for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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