TULSA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Taplin's career-high 24 helps Tulsa hold off Tulane 89-82

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sterling Taplin led Tulsa with a career-high 24 points, including 7-for-7 shooting at the foul line, as Tulsa held off Tulane 89-82 on Wednesday night. The Golden Hurricane (10-7, 4-1 American Conference) were a perfect 10-for-10 at the line in the final 1:32. Tulane (4-14, 1-5), which has lost seven of its last eight, closed to 79-73 on a Melvin Frazier 3-pointer...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Samuelson's career-high 34 lead No. 1 UConn past Tulsa 98-58

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 34 points to help No. 1 UConn beat Tulsa 98-58 on Tuesday night for the Huskies' 92nd consecutive victory. Napheesa Collier had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Gabby Williams added 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Huskies (17-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference), who also won their 33rd straight road game...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Etou, Taplin help Tulsa hang on to defeat Temple 70-68

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Junior Etou scored 15 points, Sterling Taplin hit a runner for the win with three seconds left and Tulsa edged Temple 70-68 despite a career-high 25 points by the Owls' Shizz Alston Jr. on Saturday. Neither team had a lead larger than eight points, but the Golden Hurricane (9-7, 3-1 American) outscored Temple 11-3 over the final six minutes. Taplin's runner with...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa's Etou with career-best double-double, beats Memphis

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Junior Etou had career-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Tulsa closed on a 16-5 run to beat Memphis 81-71 on Wednesday night. Memphis had its last lead, 66-65, with 4:40 to play before Etou's layup sparked the Golden Hurricane's final run. Etou scored five points, Jaleel Wheeler added four points, and TK Edogi made a dunk during the stretch. Sterling Taplin...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Laksa scores 37 to lead No. 22 South Florida women to win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kitija Laksa scored 37 points to lead No. 22 South Florida over Tulsa 84-68 on Saturday night for the Bulls' fifth consecutive win. Laksa was 13-of-25 shooting, making seven 3-pointers, and just missed tying her previous career best of 38 points set against SMU a year ago to the day. Laksa hit six 3-pointers in the first half in scoring 24 points to lead the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Miami Beach Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main events around New Year's.High-scoring football on tap for a Monday afternoon...
Via Yardbarker
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston beats Tulsa with late fumble return for TD and goal line stand

Tied at 31-31, Tulsa had the ball and a chance to win the game. Instead of the Tulsa offense driving the length of the field to take the lead, it was the Houston defense that made the big play. The Cougars stripped QB Dane Evans and then returned the fumble for a touchdown taking a 38-31 lead late in the fourth quarter…. Houston fumble return for TD https://t.co/WM6bG5CtK5 ...
Via The Student Section
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer gives heartfelt September 11 anniversary speech

On the eve of the 15-year anniversary of one of the greatest modern American tragedies in our history, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer gave a heartfelt speech honoring those who serve the nation. He gave the speech on Saturday morning before the Buckeyes were to take on Tulsa. “Tomorrow is September 11th. Fifteen years ago, the unthinkable happened,” Meyer told the crowd...
Via Sportsnaut
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

truTV’s 2016 First Four second-most-viewed ever thanks to Michigan – Tulsa

While many questioned Tulsa’s inclusion in this year’s NCAA tournament bracket, the Golden Hurricane’s presence didn’t hurt the ratings. Wednesday’s Tulsa-Michigan play-in game on truTV drew 2.2 million total viewers and a 1.4 U.S. household rating, both the second-most in history for a single First Four game, and that game (which the Wolverines won 67-62) helped the overall...
Via Awful Announcing
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA tournament selection, seeding and bracketing: a full evaluation

What follows is a review of NCAA tournament selection, seeding and bracketing: SELECTION: TULSA IN, MONMOUTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA OUT This was a year in which the last six to eight teams in the NCAA tournament were all going to possess highly flawed resumes. It was unavoidable that several selections would be disputed. Pundits knew this. Bracketologists knew this. Coaches and fans...
Via The Student Section
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Top NCAA Tournament Snubs Include Shocking Teams After Tulsa Makes Field

While the list of snubs for this year’s NCAA Tournament features a few surprises, the real controversy seems to surround two of the teams that made the field of 68. The Syracuse Orange lost five of their last six games and finished with a 19-13 record, but they made the field with some room to spare. Not only did Syracuse make the tournament, but it also avoided the First Four...
Via NESN.com
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulsa Field Goal Holder Gets Destroyed After Failing To Get Ball Set In Time During Independence Bowl

The first half of the Independence Bowl belonged to Frank Beamer's Hokies, but the majority of the second half belonged to Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane were in the midst of a furious comeback attempt when the holder made the one error he can't make during an attempted kick--he didn't get the ball in place on time for the kicker.After seeing him botch the hold the kicker pulled up...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa completes wacky Hail Mary to end first half (Video)

Tulsa isn’t faring too well against Memphis, but it didn’t stop them from completing a wild Hail Mary touchdown pass at the end of the first half. Quarterback Dane Evans avoids a sack and manages to chuck it up to the end zone, where two Tigers defenders collided, allowing Keyarris Garrett to haul it in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulsa WR hauls in Hail Mary on tipped pass

Lightning doesn’t strike twice, but Keyarris Garrett and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane evidently do. With time winding down in the first half of Friday night’s game, Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans miraculously slipped a Memphis sack attempt, looked down the field and heaved a pass toward Garrett. That’s when this happened. If Garrett’s grab looks familiar, that’s because...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Which ranked team is most likely to be upset in Week 8?

Where will we find upsets in week eight? The midpoint of the college football season is here. A lot of football has been played, but a lot of question marks remain. Many of those question marks concern top-25 teams. This week there aren’t a lot of “prime time” matchups. This brings us to our question of the week, as TSS associate editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join staff...
Via The Student Section
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baylor assistant suspended for Oklahoma game after being caught on Tulsa sideline

On Monday, news broke that Baylor passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby was spotted on the sideline of the Tulsa-Oklahoma game, which is obviously against scouting rules as Baylor and OU play in November. Tulsa head coach Phil Montgomery, an Art Briles assistant at Baylor from 2006-14, explained that the mistake occurred because Lebby and his wife were in town for a wedding and...
Via College Spun
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tulsa coach explains why Baylor coach was on his sideline

On Monday morning, news came out about Baylor assistant coach Jeff Lebby being spotted on the sidelines at Saturday’s Oklahoma-Tulsa game. Lebby’s presence violated the opponent scouting rule and OU head coach Bob Stoops wasn’t happy about him being there. It was speculated that Lebby, a former Oklahoma player, was there to support Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery, a former...
Via College Spun
September 21, 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

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 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 the home of...
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
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