The Tulane Hullabaloo

NBA Update: the Finals, free agents, LeBron, oh my!

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

September 1, 2018

Following a postseason for the ages, the 2017-18 NBA season concluded this past summer in an absolute Finals mismatch. In this series, the perennial Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors once again completely dismantled the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in a sweep of utter dominan...

Manuirirangi returns home to compete in New Zealand’s Nationals competition

Manuirirangi returns home to compete in New Zealand's Nationals competition

Colleen Drangines, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics Few experiences compare to the opportunity to both follow your dreams and represent your home on a national scale, but that is exactly what junior Kayla Manuirirangi experienced as she took part in the New Zealand Women’s Basketball U23 Nationals competition this past month. Th...

From the Basement: LABron James’ Decision 3.0

From the Basement: LABron James' Decision 3.0

Bella Baff, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

Last summer, following the brutal four-game decimation that was the 2018 NBA Finals, professional basketball fans waited in eager anticipation for early July, when superstar forward LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers would select his free agency destination. Finally, on the afternoon of July 1,...

High Tide: Green Wave finds success in NFL, MLB, NBA Drafts

High Tide: Green Wave finds success in NFL, MLB, NBA Drafts

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

The dreadfully hot summer of 2018 proved to be, in fact, quite delightful for Tulane Athletics, as a whopping six former members of Green Wave teams were drafted into professional leagues. These six standout athletes were selected into three of the most prestigious leagues of competition in the nation: t...

Cavs’ Tristan Thompson’s Kardashian saga: two perspectives

Bella Baff and Cullen Fagan

April 26, 2018

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

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...

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

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

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...

Tulane basketball’s Melvin Frazier declares for NBA Draft

Tulane's Melvin Frazier and Cameron Reynolds give a high five mid-game. Frazier will be hoping for a good selection in this coming year's draft.

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018

NBA-bound? Tulane men's basketball has not seen a player drafted since Jerald Honeycutt in 1997, but the Green Wave's own Melvin Frazier has the opportunity to break this 21-year drought following the announcement that he is declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft. Frazier has seen steady performance improvements s...

One for the books: 2018 Hullabaloo NCAA bracket busted in first round

Grant Barnes and Carrigan English

April 4, 2018

The Hullabaloo Sports section bracket did not fare well in this 2018 March Madness Tournament. Thanks to dear friends at the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, the Final Four had only one correctly-picked team. That blessed team, the Villanova Universi...

From The Basement: NBA disassociation with mental health issues in its players

From The Basement: NBA disassociation with mental health issues in its players

Bella Baff, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

From the Basement is a weekly column in which the Hullabaloo Sports team discusses its opinion on contemporary sports issues. Professional athletes undoubtedly serve as powerful role models, and fortunately it appears that the majority of their influence is positive. Take two of the most prominent...

Tulane women’s basketball crosses finish line at AAC tournament

Kolby Morgan checks out from an AAC tournament game. Morgan will go down as the Green Wave's second leading scorer all time.

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

March 10, 2018

Though the season came to a close, Tulane women's basketball had an impressive final performance in the American Athletic Conference Tournament this past weekend in Connecticut. After pulling off an impressive 76-64 victory over the University of Memphis in Saturday's first round, the Green Wave fell 82-56 to No. 1 University of Connecticut on Sunday. Saturday's victory agai...