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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

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

OU Football: Five Thoughts And A Prediction Heading Into The Tulsa Game

 1. Underachieving Tulsa Squad - The 2013 rendition of the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes seems to be a mixed bag, as they lost their first game in horrible fashion and barely squeaked by their second game against Colorado State, so some of the high pre-season accolades seem to be off-base at least at this point.  Thier offensive line does not seem to be gelling and that is a good sign...
Via Sooner4OU
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulsa introduces golden retriever as its new ambassador for football games

You may not know much about the University of Tulsa’s football team, but the Golden Hurricane may have found a way to capture your hearts this upcoming season. Meet Goldie — the newest university ambassador. Goldie is a 5-month-old golden retriever who has been training to lead the Tulsa football team out onto the field […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Oh My God, The University Of Tulsa Has A Puppy Ambassador

As part of our ongoing 73 Sports Movies In 73 Days series, Burnsy put together a week of Air Bud film retrospectives, covering a dog’s “there ain’t no rule says a dog can’t play X” adventures in basketball, football, soccer, baseball and volleyball. If it’d gone on any further we would’ve been stuck covering **** like Air Bud: UFC Women’s Pant-amweight Champion....
Via With Leather
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Goldie, the Tulsa canine "university ambassador."

Here's video of Tulsa's new canine "university ambassador" Goldie, a five month old golden retriever. Because she's a golden retriever and Tulsa's nickname is the Golden Hurricane. Get it? Apparently having an living, breathing animal mascot is too good for Tulsa, and it has to give it's new puppy an amazingly embarrassing title. It's not quite...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Tulsa unveils chrome football helmet

The University of Tulsa unveiled shiny football helmets on Monday.Seen above is the Golden Hurricane's new lid in all of its chrome greatness.Apparently, South Carolina is going with chrome helmets this season, too. So, it won't be long before every team in America adopts them just as they did black uniforms a couple of years ago.The good news about wearing chrome helmets...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 4 Stanford 72, Tulsa 56

Chiney Ogwumike is accustomed to doing a little bit of everything for Stanford. The Cardinal needed all she had to get past the first round of the NCAA tournament - especially the spark she brings on both ends of the floor. Ogwumike scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and top-seeded Stanford pulled away in the second half to survive a hard-fought effort by 16th-seeded Tulsa...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulsa 75, UCF 66

Tulsa coach Matilda Mossman sounded as stunned as anyone when she let the realization dawn that a season that began 0-5 was going to culminate with the school's second berth in the NCAA tournament. ''I'm just so excited, a chill went through my body when I said we're going to the tournament,'' said the second-year coach after Tulsa defeated Central Florida...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2013  |  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

Bitson hired to coach Tulsa running backs

Former Tulsa receiver Dan Bitson is returning to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach. Head coach Bill Blankenship announced Friday that Bitson will be the Golden Hurricane's new running backs coach, filling a vacancy created when Holman Wiggins took a similar job at Memphis. Bitson, a 2007 inductee into the University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame, has spent the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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