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Wild West: AAC teams embracing offensive football

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Philip Montgomery has experienced more than his share of shootouts in his nearly two decades as a football coach, both on the high school level and later at Houston and Baylor. The first-year Tulsa coach should feel right at home in the American Athletic Conference's West division - where offenses of all shapes and sizes have put up touchdown after fan-pleasing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa QB Dane Evans ends first half against with a hail mary

In a rivalry that began with Tulsa stealing the show in the early twentieth century, the Oklahoma Sooners have never found themselves looking back since 1979, where the Sooners lead the series since then, 14-1. But after the conclusion of week three’s game, Oklahoma can tack on one more victory, though it didn’t come easy. All was well for the Sooners in the first quarter ...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Victim To Tulsa Hail Mary To End Half

We weren’t even halfway through Saturday games before we met our hail mary quota for the week. With seconds left in the first half, Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans uncorked a 43-yard hail mary that somehow receiver Keyarris Garrett came down with the ball to cut the deficit to 31-24 against #16 Oklahoma. TULSA! — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) September...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulsa scores 14 points in 15 seconds in furious rally attempt

The Oklahoma Sooners looked to be pulling away from Tulsa as the first half wound down -- and then a pretty incredible series of plays took place, allowing the Golden Hurricane to score 14 points in less than 15 seconds. Watch it all unfold in the video above. Trailing 31-10 with about 1:24 left in the half, Tulsa recovered a Sooner fumble and pulled off a touchdown drive, inching...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tulsa Scores Touchdown On Wild Hail Mary To End Half vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma raced out to an early lead against Tulsa this afternoon, but the Golden Hurricane has all of the momentum entering halftime. After scoring a touchdown to cut the Sooners lead to 31-17 late in the second quarter. Tulsa then recovered a surprising onside kick, and quarterback Dane Evans found Keyarris Garrett in the end zone on a 43 yard Hail Mary to cut Oklahoma’s lead...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa outlasts FAU in OT 47-44, new H.C. gets first win

In a match-up of the C-USA and American Athletic Conference, Florida Atlantic and Tulsa battled it out over four quarters, but weren’t quite satisfied with the outcome and so decided to give the fans in the stands more action at Chapman Stadium, sending it into overtime. Both offenses churned out over 1,100 combined yards (563 – FAU, 618 Tulsa) as well as 60 first downs in a...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa Unveils New Helmets at AAC Media Day

Hey Tulsa fans, per Kelly Hines, you guys will be rocking a new white helmet on opening day. Take my opinion for what its worth Tulsa, but I like the flakes embedded in the white, these are pretty nice. Tulsa football will wear this new helmet in the season opener. Don’t know what it’s named, but I call it sparkly white.   #TulsaFB will wear this new helmet in the season opener...
Via The Front Office News
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Birt has ‘an angel watching’ him after car crash

Car wrecks are never a fun thing to go through. For what seems like an eternity, you have no idea if you are going to live or die. I have never been in a rollover crash and I never intend to be, but to get out of them alive is nothing short of a miracle. Tulsa basketball player Pat Birt thinks that exact thing after his car crash on Sunday left him with nothing but scratches. Birt...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 25, 2015  |  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
April 23, 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

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

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 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

Will the UCF Knights Bounce Back Against Tulsa?

You can make all the excuses that you want, but Central Florida’s road loss to Connecticut was bad. Really bad. Photo used courtesy of However, UCF fans will be glad to know that there’s good news on the way. That good news will come in the form of Tulsa, a team that the Knights simply have no business losing to. Wait, we’ve been here before. UCF should have...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 12, 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 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

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

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