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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 Tulane...
Via AAC Football Fever
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s Midseason Report Card

Class, we’ve hit midterm, er, midseason for the 2014 campaign. Time to issue grades and see where each team in the American Athletic Conference stands after playing six games. Photo used courtesy of fantasycfb.com. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-5, 1-1 AAC) are one of the conference’s poorer performers in the first-half of the 2014 season. Tulsa started off with a bang by defeating former...
Via AAC Football Fever
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: UConn Men’s Soccer vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane – 10/11/14

Here are photos from the UConn Huskies men’s soccer team’s 2-0 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Saturday, October 11, 2014. You can catch the Huskies in action on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium when they’ll take on their former Big East rivals, the Syracuse Orange. photo credits: ian bethune
Via Sox and Dawgs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa Showing Why it Was Projected as AAC’s Worst

Just in case you forgot, here is the 2014 AAC preseason football media poll formulated during Summer Media Days: Cincinnati UCF Houston East Carolina SMU South Florida Memphis Temple UConn, Tulane (tied for ninth) Tulsa Obviously the preseason media poll is substantially flawed. For one, SMU is clearly not the fifth-best team in the conference; it’s probably not the fifth-best...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa’s Bill Blankenship is Coaching for His Job

Tulsa lost its third straight game last Saturday, falling to Texas State at home in triple-overtime—overtime was much kinder to the Golden Hurricane the last time they played beyond regulation, defeating Tulane 38-31 in double-overtime in Week 1. Photo used courtesy of collegesportsmadness.com. As each week passes and the schedule becomes more vigorous, Tulsa’s lone victory...
Via AAC Football Fever
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Four Games Critical For Tulsa’s Bowl Hopes

To illustrate how impactful Tulsa’s beating from FAU is, I probably wouldn’t be writing this column if Tulsa was 2-1. But after the Golden Hurricane’s destruction by a team that appeared to have major issues of its own, it’s obvious Tulsa (1-2, 1-0 AAC) has digressed substantially from its Week 1 win over Tulane. Tulsa has a much needed bye week to rest and diagnose the...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 18, 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

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

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

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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