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Playing school: NCAA athletes struggle to balance pressures

Playing school: NCAA athletes struggle to balance pressures

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Archives, Showcase, Sports

"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS," Cardale Jones, former third-string Ohio State quarterback, tweeted in 2012.Jones is not alone in his belief, and the NCAA has faced criticism for years over a lack of emphasis on athletes' acad...

Baseball shut-out for first time this season in loss to ULL

Josh Axelrod, Associate Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

Unable to score a run for the first time all season, Tulane baseball (18-19, 7-2 American Athletic Conference) was bested 1-0 by Louisiana-Lafayette (22-14-1, 10-4 Sun Belt Conference) the evening of Tuesday, April 19.The Ragin' Cajuns run came in the first inning, after four straight walks. Following...

Wave sweeps Huskies in weekend series, take sole control of AAC

Wave sweeps Huskies in weekend series, take sole control of AAC

Kevin Qualman and Josh Axelrod
April 20, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

With its 18-19, 7-2 American Athletic Conference record, underdog Tulane took down AAC champ UConn. In an early weekend series, the Wave swept UConn (21-14, 6-3 AAC).Heading into the series, UConn had not lost a game in conference play and sat atop the conference standings. After the sweep, the...

Do it live: Spring practices prepare football for consistency in 2017

Do it live: Spring practices prepare football for consistency in 2017

Jake Brennan, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the words of football legend John Madden, "Usually the team that scores the most points wins the game." Tulane football, however, is not often the team scoring the most points.With the spring football game on Saturday at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium, the Green Wave will try to show the strides...

#WaveCrushWednesday: Brandon Issa

#WaveCrushWednesday: Brandon Issa

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Archives, Baseball, Sports

This week’s #WaveCrushWednesday is Brandon Issa, a redshirt sophomore pitcher for the Green Wave. Issa, originally from Old Tappan, New Jersey, is studying public relations and has been playing baseball all his life. In his most recent appearance on Tuesday at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, Issa started...

Trans athlete Chris Mosier breaks barriers

Trans athlete Chris Mosier breaks barriers

Rebecca Neuman-Hammond and Kayla Harry
April 19, 2017
Filed under Archives, Sports

Assigned female at birth, Chris Mosier said he knew at a young age that that was not right."My mom would say, 'You can't wear your hat backwards, people are going to think you're a little boy.' And I said, 'Well, I don't see the problem with that.'"When told that little girls do not skateboard,...

From the Basement: Title IX devolves into ineffectiveness

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Archives, Sports

With the intention of providing equal opportunity to all athletes regardless of sex, Title IX proved beneficial in 1972. More than 40 years later, the law is faltering. Through the cutting of programs, fabrication of rosters and unattainable standards, the relevance and supposed benefits of th...

From the Basement: NFL should reconsider draft eligibility

From the Basement: NFL should reconsider draft eligibility

Shea Dobson, Contributing Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports

Marcus Lattimore was one of the most decorated high school football players in South Carolina history. Hailed as a rising star when he enrolled at South Carolina, many analysts expected him to be one of the best running back prospects in more than a decade. In his first collegiate season, he dominated...

Nike introduces first ever athletic hijab

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 15, 2017
Filed under Archives, Sports

After a 13-month design process, Nike will sell performance hijabs for Muslim athletes beginning in spring 2018.The Nike Pro Hijab consists of a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors. The fabric has small holes to make it breathable while remaining opaque,...

Sailing aims for new horizons

Sailing aims for new horizons

Jake Brennan, Sports Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Tulane sailing team operates in limbo. It is a club team in a sport not governed by the NCAA yet competes against varsity programs with what members feel are inadequate resources and coaching.But even lacking these same resources that other teams can rely on hasn't stopped the women's team...

Women’s rugby heads to the final four to defend championship title

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Archives, Sports

With its national title on the line, Tulane women's club rugby will head to the final four of Division II college rugby for the second year in a row.On the road back to its repeat attempt, the team played in the round of eight against South Carolina on Sunday. After beating the Gamecocks 15-12,...

Wichita State to play in American Athletic Conference next season

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The American Athletic Conference decided in a unanimous decision Friday to add Wichita State to the conference for the 2017-18 season.Wichita State will join the AAC in all sports except football, which the school disbanded in 1986. The Shockers will depart the Missouri Valley Conference, the conference...

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