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Tulsa beats cold-shooting Abilene Christian, 65-39

TULSA, Okla. (AP) D'Andre Wright scored 16 points and James Woodard added 13 to help Tulsa roll to a 65-39 victory over Abilene Christian on Wednesday night. Wright scored seven points and Woodard added five as part of a 16-5 run to open the second half and give Tulsa (2-1) a 49-24 lead with 13:59 to play. Abilene Christian made just seven of 21 shots from the floor in the second...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at UCF Knights: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Friday the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to take on the UCF Knights. Entering this game Tulsa (2-7) and UCF (5-3) each will be looking for another conference win. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, FL. The Odds: The UCF Knights are 19 point favorites against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  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 snyuconn.com. 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa snaps losing streak with 38-28 win over SMU

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Dane Evans threw for five touchdowns to lead Tulsa in a 38-28 victory over SMU and snap the Hurricane's six-game losing streak on Saturday. Evans threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Keyarris Garrett to put Tulsa up 7-6 in the first quarter, and the Hurricane's went on to lead by as many as 22 points, 35-13, with just over 5 minutes to play in the third...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa Quarterback Dane Evans Showing Progress

It sounds odd writing an article about player improvement in the midst of a six-game losing streak. But Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans has progressed from erratic passer to secure ball handler in the Golden Hurricane’s last three losses — Tulsa had the lead at some point in each loss. Photo used courtesy of tulsaworld.com Evans was the catalyst for Tulsa’s resurgence on offense...
Via AAC Football Fever
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UIC guard Pat Birt commits to Tulsa

Photo: UIC Athletics Junior college guard Pat Birt committed to Tulsa, according to a tweet by Eric Bossi of Rivals. Birt played his freshman season at UIC last year and earned All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League. He averaged 6.3 points and shot 38.7% from 3-point range. Birt is playing this season at South Plains College in Texas and will join the Golden Hurricane for...
Via The Catch and Shoot
27 days ago  |  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 Tulane...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 22, 2014  |  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
September 30, 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

We Want Bama: Tulsa edition

A Tulsa fan was seen waving a "We Want Bama" sign during the Golden Hurricane's game against the Marshall Thundering Herd.
Via Gamedayr
November 14, 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

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

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
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