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NBA and MLB players will compete in empty arenas without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bella Baff, Sports Editor

5 days ago

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. With Major League Baseball having begun its 2020 season less than a week ago and already embroiled in controversy, and the National Basketball Associa...

Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower arrested, charged in Georgia homicide

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Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

April 26, 2020

UPDATE 4/29: Hightower's attorney, Averick Walker, told ESPN that Hightower's brother had shot the gun in self defense, and that his client was not culpable. Hightower's brother, Jeffrey, was also arrested on charges of aggravated assault, felony murder, and possession of a firearm during the commissi...

NBA hosts H-O-R-S-E competition

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Jude Papillion, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

  Because of the postponement of the 2019-20 NBA season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA decided to host a nationally televised H-O-R-S-E shooting competition featuring star athletes while fans wait at home for sports to return.  The competition featured a number of both current and...

A world without sports: How coronavirus has impacted athletics globally

Hanson Dai | Art Director

Jude Papillion, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, sporting events around the world have either been canceled, suspended or postponed. This includes postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan — a move announced by International Olympic Committee Chairman Dick Pound. The games were set to take place between July 24 and Aug. 9. ...

Stay in on the action and scratch your gambling itch without professional sports

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Ezra Weber, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

So you’re a week and a half into quarantine and your bookie has stopped responding to your desperate texts? For the last time, he will not give you a line on the two kids playing roller hockey outside your front window, and shouldn’t they be practicing social distancing anyways? Don’t you miss...

FTB: Why Tom Brady joining the Bucs won’t be as good as people think

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Abe Seldowitz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

In one of the most high-profile free agency signings in the history of sports, Tom Brady agreed to a fully guaranteed two-year deal worth $50 million with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady will leave behind a 20-year legacy in New England in which he came in as a sixth-round draft pick and left with ...

6 ways to stay in shape while in quarantine

Stay in shape during quarantine by lifting those water jugs you've stocked up on!

Bella Baff, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

The gym is closed. You’re sitting in bed all day in front of your laptop. You’re trapped with your family and want to run up a wall, but both spatial constraints and the laws of gravity won’t let that happen. You have an unhealthy amount of carbs stockpiled in your basement, and all you’ve eate...

Tulane baseball climbing the rankings early in 2020 campaign

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Owen Scher, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

The Green Wave baseball team has had a fantastic start to its 2020 campaign. While the team posted a positive record last year, the improvement seen already this season is remarkable. In head coach Travis Jewett’s fourth year in charge of Tulane baseball, the team has returned to the national sp...

What it’s like to be a fan during March Madness

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Abe Seldowitz, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Approximately 70 million fans fill out and submit March Madness brackets every year. Fans race for their phones to check the latest scores to see how their brackets are doing. On a given day, there are numerous matchups to watch.  Games happen all throughout the day, giving fans an excuse to stay glued to their tele...

Tulane Athletics to limit home game attendance in response to coronavirus

The Tulane men's basketball team huddles before its exhibition game against Loyola New Orleans in Nov. 2014.

Bella Baff, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

With classes being moved online until the end of the semester and students being asked to evacuate on-campus housing, the entire Tulane community is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. Tulane Athletics announced that university sports will be conducted according to the teams’ listed schedules, though...

Women’s basketball team dribbles to 2020 season’s end

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Ben Friedman, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

This weekend, Tulane women’s basketball lost in the second round of the American Athletic Conference tournament, thus wrapping up their season. This season Tulane went 14-17 overall, 8-8 in conference, giving us a 45 percent win rate.     Head Coach Lisa Stockton finished her 26th season for Tulane. At the end of the playoffs, she stated, “I've never had a ...

And they’re off: Galloping wiener dogs race through the Fair Grounds

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Ezra Weber, Senior Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! These racing wiener dogs will make you more than just blush once the gates lift and they go streaking!  On Saturday March 7, New Orleans’ speediest galloping sausages participated in the ...