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Cavs’ Tristan Thompson’s Kardashian saga: two perspectives

Bella Baff and Cullen Fagan

April 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

There is perhaps nothing more heart-wrenching than witnessing the decline of one's favorite athlete: to watch a once vibrant and promising star become a mere shell of what he or she once was. Fortunately, this decay is typically a gradual process that occurs expectedly in the twilight years of a play...

Pelicans outhustle and outplay Blazers, sweep series

Julian Bombard, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a series many expected to be extremely competitive, the Pelicans dominated the Blazers in a four-game series that was never particularly close. After taking the first two games in Portland, the Pels returned home to New Orleans and played with the intensity of a team that was down in the series, despite...

Green Wave beach volleyball concludes successful season at CCSA Championship

Green Wave beach volleyball concludes successful season at CCSA Championship

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Following its successful 2017-18 campaign, No. 18 Tulane beach volleyball closed out its season in stride at this past weekend's Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Championship near Atlanta. While the team was not able to advance to the tournament's semifinals, it was able to topple two opponents ...

Baseball coach Travis Jewett: the man behind the madness

Baseball coach Travis Jewett: the man behind the madness

Cullen Fagan, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

This year, Travis Jewett began his second season as the head coach for Tulane men's baseball. It will be the Tacoma, Washington native's 20th year as a coach in D1 baseball. He spent 18 seasons as an assistant and associate head coach for various universities, including three years at baseball powerh...

Men’s tennis defeats USF to win first AAC conference crown

Colleen Drangines, Contributing Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

History was made last weekend as Tulane men's tennis claimed the American Athletic Conference crown, ending the University of Southern Florida's four-year hold on the title and earning the first AAC team title in school history.Seeded No. 2 heading into the tournament, the Green Wave's last conference championship appearance was in 2014 and its last win in 2005. Bypassing the first round, Tulane's road to success began in the quarterfinal...

A season in review: the ins and outs of spring semester sports

A season in review: the ins and outs of spring semester sports

Grant Barnes and Carrigan English

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Beach VolleyballTulane beach volleyball had a successful spring semester. The team finished 23-14 overall with impressive wins over then-No. 12 Grand Canyon University, then-No. 18 Florida Atlantic University and then-No. 12 Florida International University. While the team was unable to reach the...

From the Basement: playoff woes abound for reigning Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers

From the Basement: playoff woes abound for reigning Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers

Bella Baff, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The NBA Playoffs have been quite entertaining thus far for both hardcore and casual fans alike, with only one series ending in a four-game sweep. The victor of this matchup was the city's very own New Orleans Pelicans.It seems as if almost every team has something spurring its excitement. There is o...

New Orleans Pelicans gear up for playoffs, take on Portland Trail Blazers

New Orleans Pelicans gear up for playoffs, take on Portland Trail Blazers

Bella Baff and Julian Bombard

April 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2015 following a tumultuous regular season complete with injuries, last-minute trades and a brow-shaving April Fools prank that shocked the basketball world. The Pelicans finished sixth in the competitive Western Confer...

From the Basement: Gender discrimination allegations plague face of New Orleans Saints

From the Basement: Gender discrimination allegations plague face of New Orleans Saints

Cullen Fagan, Sports Associate Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Last month, headlines broke over the Saints' firing of cheerleader Bailey Davis and her subsequent complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Davis was fired after posting a picture to her private Instagram in a bodysuit, an action that her superiors claimed violated the policy p...

Baseball shocks Houston, takes three-game series

Baseball shocks Houston, takes three-game series

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Coming off of two consecutive series losses, Tulane baseball entered last weekend in dire need of a conference series win. This past Sunday, that wish came true as the Green Wave took down the University of Houston Cougars two games to one.The Wave opened its series against the Cougars on Friday ...

Honoring an icon: Tulane retires Devon Walker’s #18

Honoring an icon: Tulane retires Devon Walker’s #18

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Sept.8, 2012 was, for most, a Saturday like any other. The heat of the Louisiana summer was slowly beginning to fade, the leaves on trees were preparing to change and college football was quickly getting into full swing. For Tulane football's four-year letterman safety Devon Walker, however, this was the day when his life would change forever.About halfway through a game against the University of Tulsa, Walker was involved in a head-t...

From the Basement: Navigating tragedy in sports

From the Basement: Navigating tragedy in sports

Cullen Fagan, Sports Associate Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

Last Friday, a bus crashed while carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team. Fifteen passengers were killed, with 10 being young players from the team and one being the head coach. The response has been expansive: the GoFundMe for the families affected has topped $8 million and figures such as Pope Francis, Queen Eliza...

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