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TULSA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rutgers transfer Junior Etou commits to Tulsa

Faith Haith has had a strong impact on Tulsa Hurricanes basketball (22-10 record last season) from day one and he continued to make his presence felt on Saturday afternoon. The Hurricanes landed 6’7″ Rutgers transfer Junior Etou, who will sit out next season before having two seasons of eligibility remaining. Etou averaged 5.3 points per game, 4.3 rebounds and put up a double...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mascot Memoirs: the Tulsa Golden Hurricane

After a week off, I’m back with part eight in the “Mascot Memoirs” series. So how did Tulsa, a university in the landlocked state of Oklahoma, receive the Golden Hurricane moniker? And no, it wasn’t because Silver Tornado was already taken (cue rim-shot and turn on studio laughter sign). What is a “Hurricane?” According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Continue AAC Domination In 92-46 Win Over Tulsa

The UConn women’s basketball team came into Saturday’s game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with four games left in American Athletic Conference play. For a normal team, that would mean fighting for seeding with the conference tournament looming. But as we know, the UConn Huskies are no ordinary team. For them, it’s a matter of fine tuning the little things to prepare themselves...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

President not second-guessing decision to switch from Baylor to Tulsa

As whirring fax machines spit out signatures of prized future stars and Power 5 college football coaches grinned, a four-star, dual-threat quarterback ranked ninth nationally, anonymously attended class at Tulsa. Six weeks earlier Chad President was leading the Temple Wildcats in Texas' Class 5A state championship game against powerhouse Aledo. The week before he completed high school...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC Bubble Nation: Which Teams are Most Squarely on the Bubble

The following in an excerpt from a piece I wrote over at the Student Section. I recommend heading over there to fully check out the entire piece. Of course I do, I wrote the damn thing after all. Here I covered every league in the nation, right below I cover the AAC. AAC Locks: SMU, Cincinnati Cincinnati has four top 50 wins. The only top 50 loss is the same day that Mick Cronin...
Via Bearcats Blog
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa hires Baylor OC Philip Montgomery as head coach

Tulsa has hired Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery as its head coach. Montgomery has been calling the plays for one of the most prolific offenses in college football for the last four seasons. Baylor is the only team in FBS to be ranked in the top two in the country in total offense each of the last four seasons and the top four in the scoring offense over that same time...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Baylor OC to become Tulsa head coach

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Tulsa is close to an agreement to hire Baylor offensive coordinator Phillip Montgomery as its head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because a deal had not been completed. Montgomery has been calling the plays for one of the most prolific offenses in college football. Baylor is the only team...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s 2014 Season Report Card

A final 2-10 record. A seven-game losing streak. Head coach gets canned. Eight double-digit losses. Sounds like a horrible debut season in the American Athletic Conference for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Almost every stat recorded had a negative connotation next to Tulsa’s name, although a few ‘Hurricane players represented the program well in the stat column […] The post...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa fires coach Blankenship after second losing season

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa fired coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, three days after wrapping up a second consecutive losing season. The Golden Hurricane finished 2-10, with a 49-32 home loss to East Carolina on Friday night. Blankenship took over at his alma mater in 2011 after Todd Graham left for Pittsburgh. He went 19-8 in his first two seasons, including a Conference USA championship...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Ways Tulsa Can End the Season on a Positive Note

The 2014 season has been everything but spectacular for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. An inspiring 38-31 double-overtime win over Tulane in the season opener had ‘Hurricane fans believing a turn around from last year’s 3-9 debacle was starting to take shape. Well, instead of a turn around, the season became more of a fall down. […] The post 3 Ways Tulsa Can End the Season on...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons Why Bill Blankenship Must Step Down as Tulsa’s Head Coach

Just when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane appeared to have some momentum going in the last few games, they come crashing down, hard, back to the ground, bringing the hope of their fans down with them. Golden Hurricane head coach Bill Blankenship is and should be the first to blame for Tulsa’s descension that started immediately after the […] The post 3 Reasons Why Bill Blankenship...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa Coach Bill Blankenship Has ’50/50 Chance’ of Returning in 2015

Zero-and-6. That is Tulsa’s record since rocking the season’s opening Thursday night in a thrilling double-overtime 38-31 win over AAC rival Tulane, where the Golden Hurricane roared back from a 21-7 deficit and generated 592 yards of total offense. Photo used courtesy of krmg.com. In its six-game losing streak, Tulsa’s offense has fallen well below the bar set against...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners at Tulsa Golden Hurricane: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Saturday the No. 4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners will make the short trip to Tulsa to take on the unranked Golden Hurricane. This one is your classic mismatch with the heavy favorite Oklahoma (1-0) looking to pad its schedule early with wins over inferior opponents like Tulsa. (1-0) Coverage of the game between Oklahoma and Tulsa will air on ABC or ESPN2 depending on your...
Via Tireball.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

TULSA, Okla. -- Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. The 48-year-old Haith said the move came quickly: He was contacted Thursday and was particularly interested by Tulsa's upcoming move to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Haith Doesn’t Know What Conference Tulsa Is Joining

If you thought that the Frank Haith-to-Tulsa story would ever begin to feel normal, think again. Haith was introduced as the new coach of Tulsa men’s basketball today, and his introductory press conference reportedly had some awkward moments, according to local media members. Specifically, Frank Haith doesn’t know all that much about the conference that Tulsa is joining next...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

It's official, so let's take a very 2014 look at Haith's departure

It's official: Tulsa held a press conference Friday to introduce Frank Haith as the Golden Hurricane's new head basketball coach, replacing Danny Manning, who had left for Wake Forest. Considering that Haith informed his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, via text message Friday morning that he was resigning -- and used the same medium to tell his players -- it...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Frank Haith leaving Mizzou for Tulsa

ST. LOUIS -- With the basketball program at Missouri in disarray, Frank Haith decided to flee rather than fight. Haith is in final negotiations for the coaching job at Tulsa, multiple media outlets reported Thursday afternoon. Haith was under contract at Missouri for $1.6 million a year through the 2016-17 season, with built-in raises of $50,000 per year, according to the Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa Golden Hurricane season preview

Tulsa is not necessarily a perennial football powerhouse, but the team still has a nice tradition of winning football games. Which puts last seasons 3-9 record as a huge disappointment for the program. Tulsa won 11 games just the year before, but when your offense gives the ball away and your defense can't stop anybody thing can go downhill fast. Golden Hurricane head coach Bill...
Via College Football Universe
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Tulsa Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane was given a 13-seed in the South-region. Tulsa is coached by Danny Manning and hails from Conference USA. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against UCLA in San Diego on Friday. Why: Tulsa finished with a 13-3 record in Conference USA,...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa G Pat Swilling suspended

Tulsa has suspended senior guard Pat Swilling Jr. pending a university disciplinary investigation and hearing. Details were not disclosed Wednesday. A school spokesman said it is against university policy to discuss ongoing disciplinary proceedings. Swilling averages 8.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for the Golden Hurricane and coach Danny Manning. Swilling started...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulsa slides by Middle Tennessee 58-53

James Woodard scored 16 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lift Tulsa to a 58-53 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night. Tulsa (9-10, 4-1 Conference USA) took a 34-26 advantage into the break but had to scramble in the second half as Middle Tennessee took away the lead three times in the close contest. With the score tied at 53 and just 4 second left, Woodard nailed...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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