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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...

Matter of trust: Pitcher-catcher relationship solidifies success

Matter of trust: Pitcher-catcher relationship solidifies success

Jordan Figueredo and Brandi Doyal
April 13, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

"The game starts [and] ends with the pitching," redshirt junior pitcher J.P. France said. "I mean, the starting pitcher is going to set the tone for the game and depending on what the score is, the closer's going to end the game."Many fans see pitching as the heart of the game of baseball, and while Fran...

From the Basement: March Madness in danger of being overrun with advertisements

From the Basement: March Madness in danger of being overrun with advertisements

Susan Fanelli, Sports Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Advertising and athletics go hand in hand, especially during championship games, but the ubiquitous nature of ads in college athletics, particularly basketball, has the potential to grow into an even larger beast.On Monday, America waved goodbye to March Madness as North Carolina defeated Gonzaga...

OPINION: Green Wave win over LSU marks turning point

OPINION: Green Wave win over LSU marks turning point

Jake Brennan, Sports Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Tulane's baseball team has been a shining star in a struggling athletic program in recent years. This season the team started off more reflective of the program as a whole. Despite the slow start, its win against LSU (20-10, 5-4 SEC) on March 28 could serve as momentum for the rest of the season.The...

Jake Stone sits down with The Hullabaloo

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 9, 2017
Filed under Archives, Football, Sports

The Tulane Hullabaloo: How did you get involved with the football team?Jake Stone: I started as an undergraduate assistant at the beginning of my freshman year as a student worker-type role with the old coaching staff. I got a foot in the door, I knew I wanted to coach and had an internship befo...

Conference play heats up for Green Wave against Cincinnati

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017
Filed under Archives, Baseball, Sports

Coming off a win in its first conference weekend series against South Florida, the Green Wave (12-17, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) will head to Ohio for a weekend conference series against the Cincinnati Bearcats (14-14, 1-2 AAC).In its final home game before heading north, Tulane fell 9-5...

Graffagnini: “Hang them, bang them baby”

Graffagnini: “Hang them, bang them baby”

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Archives, Sports

Radio personality Todd Graffagnini, better known simply as "Graff," has been calling Tulane sporting events for more than 20 years. Known for his energetic commentary, sassy quips, his phrase "hang them, bang them baby" and enthusiastic play-by-play, Graffagnini has become a Tulane staple.A New Orlea...

Jake Stone lives football dream as graduate assistant

Jake Stone lives football dream as graduate assistant

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Archives, Football, Sports

Football recruiting graduate assistant Jacob Stone begins every morning at 6 a.m. by watching ESPN while eating breakfast in the Wilson Athletics Center. Stone moves on to meetings and without fail, by 8:30 a.m. every morning, steps onto the turf on Benson Field at Yulman Stadium.From helping with ...

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