The Tulane Hullabaloo

Glory days: the rise and fall of Tulane football

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018

College football fans today do not see the Tulane Green Wave as a storied franchise by any stretch of the imagination. Nowadays, heads turn toward the "Power Five" conference teams and, at times, fans seem to forget that other conferences even exist. While the Wave may not be as much of a force today,...

The dynasty and the underdog: Tulane prepares for Super Bowl LII

Anh Nguyen | Design Associate

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018

The NFL season will end with Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Though the game will be played more than 1,000 miles away, Tulane students and staff alike are preparing to watch and celebrate this weekend's big game. This season finale features two starkly different teams:...

And then there were two: Patriots, Eagles gear up for NFL finale

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018

The entire NFL season now comes down to one final game. Most NFL fans could foresee another Tom Brady championship run, but who would have foreseen the Nick Foles-led Philadelphia Eagles coming this far? Foles is an unproven journeyman, and yet he has the opportunity to make his mark in denying the...

A stronger wave: Tulane football makes key additions in recruiting

A stronger wave: Tulane football makes key additions in recruiting

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018

Each year brings new talent for Tulane football. As the winter holidays came and passed, head coach Willie Fritz and the football staff celebrated the commitment of their 2018 recruiting class. Along with two early commitments, this recent haul brought Tulane's entire 2018 recruiting class to a size of 24. Though this class did not include an...

Tulane football season ends in disappointment, team looks ahead

Courtesy of Parker Waters

Grant Barnes, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017

Well, that's a wrap. After Saturday's hard-fought loss to SMU, 12 games, five wins and seven losses will serve as the final count for Tulane football's 2017 season. Some fans, however, feel like this should not be the case, as a controversial call at the goal line prevented a game-winning touchdown from...

Tulane pulls off late win over Houston to remain in bowl contention

Daniel Marguiles, Contributing Reporter

November 19, 2017

Tulane Football defeated Houston 20-17 to advance to 5-6 on the season and keep its bowl hopes alive. After an initial touchback, Tulane quickly picked up a first down after a strike from junior quarterback Jonathan Banks to junior wide receiver Terren Encalade. However, that was all the Green Wave...

Green Wave football clinches win over ECU

Green Wave football clinches win over ECU

Susan Fanelli, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017

Tulane football had not played an overtime game since the Green Wave's 2016 four-overtime win against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last season. On Saturday, Tulane (4-6, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) emerged victorious in a 31-24 overtime win against East Carolina (2-8, 1-5 AAC) at Dowdy-Ficklen...

From The Basement: Tulane must invest to treat athletics as a “revenue unit”

From The Basement: Tulane must invest to treat athletics as a “revenue unit”

Grant Barnes, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

It is no secret that Tulane Athletics has been, in general, quite lackluster as of late. Green Wave football, for example, has had just two winning seasons in the past 15 years. The Wave has been near the bottom of the American Athletic Conference standings for quite some time, with notable exceptions...

Tulane falls to No. 24 Memphis Tigers on the road

Grant Barnes, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2017

Another week, another ranked opponent. After battling back from a huge deficit against American Athletic Conference opponent University of South Florida, Tulane showed much of the same heart as it attempted a comeback from a 35-point deficit against the No. 24 University of Memphis Tigers. After...

Green Wave’s return to Yulman marred in bout against South Florida

Redshirt senior defensive end Ade Aruna runs the ball down the field Saturday against USF in Yulman Stadium.

Susan Fanelli, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017

Following a road loss, Tulane football's (3-4, 1-2 American Athletic Conference), return to New Orleans resulted in a conference loss to No. 16 University of South Florida Bulls (7-0, 4-0 AAC) in a down-to-the-wire 34-28 game. The Wave entered the game after a 23-10 loss to Florida International University (4-2, 2-1 ...

An Open Letter to Cam Newton

Grant Barnes, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

Dear Mr. Newton: "It's funny to hear a female talk about routes like — it's funny." Is it now? The fact that Jourdan Rodrigue is doing her job as a sports reporter is funny? My question to you, Mr. Newton, is this: do you not realize the hypocrisy of your comment? You yourself have spoken of the...

Tulane football prepares to take on Tulsa Saturday

Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

Coming off a bye week after its 21-17 victory over Army on Sept. 23, Tulane football will face off with the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa on Oct. 7 in the Green Wave's second game of American Athletic Conference play. Tulane (2-2, 0-1 AAC) will look to carry the momentum it gained from a game-winning...