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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 ...

FULLABALOO: With help of Sherman Badie, Willie Fritz battles wolf, learns the value of preparation

FULLABALOO: With help of Sherman Badie, Willie Fritz battles wolf, learns the value of preparation

L. David Mech and Jake Brennan
April 1, 2017
Filed under Archives, Humor, Sports

In a bizarre turning of the tables, head football coach Willie Fritz came to rely on the coaching of one of his own players for survival.This past weekend, while on a walk through the Alaskan wilderness with redshirt and red-blooded junior running back Sherman Badie, Fritz encountered a lone North...

Tulane travels to Baton Rouge, faces rival LSU

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Archives, Baseball, Sports

The most anticipated Louisiana rival game returns as Tulane (9-15) takes on No. 4 LSU (18-7, 4-2 SEC) at 6:30 Tuesday at Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.From a sold-out Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in 2015 which ultimately ended with the Wave losing 13-7, to the first Tulane...

Tulane baseball loses to previously winless Columbia, Jewett still hopeful

Tulane baseball loses to previously winless Columbia, Jewett still hopeful

Jake Brennan and Josh Axelrod, Sports Editor and Associate Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Archives, Baseball, Sports

It was bound to happen at some point, and — considering the state of Tulane baseball (7-13) — it is fitting that it happened here.Previously 0-10 on the season, Columbia (1-11) defeated Tulane 11-5 on Saturday at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. While the Green Wave won the three-game series overall,...

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