The starting pitching has been strong recently, giving the Green Wave a chance to advance when it opens against regular-season champion Houston on Tuesday evening.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tulane will be in Florida for at least nine days, but the games that matter will not start until next Tuesday in the AAC tournament. The only thing a three-game series at UCF can effect is seeding.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
LAFAYETTE — UL-Lafayette pushed across five runs in the first two innings, and needed every one of them at the end to hold off Tulane’s Green Wave here Tuesday in the final mid-week game of the season for both teams.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wilkins, an Atlanta native, elected to return to his home town for a similar role at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets announced Tuesday. Originally hired by former Tulane coach Ed Conroy, he had been with the Green Wave for five years.
Granier, a 2014 South Lafourche alum, graduated from Vanderbilt last week with a year of eligibility left. He committed to Tulane in December and attended the spring game in April before changing his mind.
Monday, May 14, 2018
After missing his normal Saturday start due to illness, Gillies will start a midweek game for the first time since last year, setting him up to start Tulane's AAC tournament opener next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Green Wave came up empty four times with the bases loaded while dropping its seventh consecutive conference series ender as Memphis won for only the fourth time in 21 conference games, 3-2.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
The Green Wave clinched a spot in the American Athletic Conference tournament, winning 13-2 while blasting a season-best five home runs that included the third grand slam of the year by star center fielder Grant Witherspoon.
Friday, May 11, 2018
An irritated Grant Witherspoon gave the Green Wave the lead for good with a two-run blast after disagreeing with a couple of strike calls. His emotional bat flip as he neared first base was part of a bounce-back night for Tulane, which virtually clinched a spot in the AAC tourney with a comprehensive 9-1 win.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Hampered by an ankle injury in the past month, Roper has failed to win his last three starts while his ERA has ballooned by more than a run. Tulane needs a dominant performance from him against Memphis to secure an AAC tournament berth and give everyone on the team the confidence it can make a run there.
Already having blasted through one key barrier, the Tulane men’s tennis team will try to knock down a second one this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Coach Travis Jewett said the Green Wave appeared physically and mentally tired after getting outscored 23-9 over three games. Tulane never led at any time during the weekend.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
With Tulane starter Keagan Gillies having a rare off day, the Green Wave fell behind early and did next to nothing against soft-tossing ECU lefty Alec Burleson, who retired 14 in a row at one point and allowed only two hits through the first seven innings.
Friday, May 04, 2018
The Green Wave chased formerly untouchable ECU Ace Chris Holba with five runs early but had no success against the Pirates' deep bullpen. Tulane's bullpen handed the Pirates two runs in the eighth to break a tie at 5.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Tulane senior Constantin Schmitz was named American Athletic Conference men's tennis Player of the Year and the Green Wave's Mark Booras was named Coach of the Year on Thursday.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Gillies has gone from a nondescript freshman reliever to an outstanding sophomore starter for Tulane, leading the Green Wave in almost every pitching category and ranking among the top of the American Athletic Conference at a school where he dreamed of playing as a kid.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Frazier, who averaged a team-high 15.9 points as a junior for the Green Wave, told ESPN he would sign with Thad Foucher, who also represents Anthony Davis.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Green Wave is 4-14 away from Turchin Stadium this year, but coach Travis Jewett welcomed another opportunity to turn it around before the end of the regular season. Southern Miss, ranked 11th by D1Baseball.com, clobbered Tulane 12-3 at Turchin Stadium in March.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. — Grant Witherspoon hit a grand slam and Keagan Gillies threw a complete game as Tulane defeated Connecticut 7-1 to even their American Athletic Conference series.
Nickerson, nicknamed the Mayor of Uptown, is taking his act to the Big Apple after being drafted by the Jets. Aruna went a little later to the Minnesota Vikings, and former Tulane QB Tanner Lee went in between them to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Farris, who took leaves of absence from Curtis in 2013 and 2014 to be an assistant coach with the New York Liberty, is doing it again. She will return to Curtis in the fall as the Patriots try for a third consecutive state championship.
Friday, April 27, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and led throughout its 6-2 win over Tulane in American Athletic Conference action at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
After a rough start to the season, junior college transfer Acy Owen has gotten hot in April. Catching virtually every inning, he is one reason Tulane is starting to make Waves entering a pivotal series at No. 20 Connecticut.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nickerson, a ball-hawking cornerback who was first-team All-American Athletic Conference as a senior, and Aruna, a raw defensive end with the potential to improve, are expected to be taken Saturday.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
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The Green Wave raised its batting average by 10 percentage points in four gams last week, which is not easy to do this late in the season. It also received some quality outings out of the bullpen.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Green Wave won the opener 21-7 with a season-high 20 hits and three home runs, then came right back and took the nightcap 9-4. Grant Witherspoon, 0 for 5 on Friday night, had six hits, four doubles and a home run.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The baseball phrase “momentum lasts until the next day’s starting pitcher” was made for Tulane’s Friday night game against East Tennessee State.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
After LSU rallied to take the lead with two outs in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday at Turchin Stadium, Tulane found a way to walk off with the 10-9 victory in the 9th by virtue of a four-pitch, walk-off walk with the bases loaded.
The Green Wave responded to a pair of gut punches from the Tigers, scoring five in the third inning after LSU scored three and matching LSU's three-run outburst in the ninth inning for a dramatic 10-9 victory.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
If Zhang follows through on his commitment, he will be the highest rated of Tulane's three incoming freshmen under coach Mike Dunleavy. He had an active scholarship offer from UCLA among others.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Green Wave and Tigers will play in front of an expected sell-out crowd at Turchin Stadium on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. After coming back from a 10-run deficit to beat Houston in its last night game, Tulane anticipates a charged atmosphere.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
After beating the Cougars 2-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener behind Keagan Gillies and Ben White, the Green Wave wasted an outstanding performance by freshman Josh Bates in the finale, falling 5-3 despite leading 2-0 entering the seventh inning.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
After finishing its third year of spring practice under coach Willie Fritz, Tulane has the ingredients to get to a bowl game for the first time in five seasons as long as it cleans up some areas of concern.
Walker, who suffered a spinal injury that left him wheelchair bound in Tulane's 2012 football game at Tulsa, returned to graduate from Tulane with a degree in cell and molecular biology and is pursuing a master's degree in neuroscience.
Friday, April 13, 2018
When the Houston Cougars unloaded for 10 runs in the fourth inning against Tulane at Turchin Stadium, the Green Wave didn't look like it was cursed on this Friday the 13th.
Jonathan Banks connected with wide receiver Terren Encalade for two long pass plays, and running back Corey Dauphine ripped off two big runs in a balanced cap to spring practice. The format featured the offense versus the defense, which made some good stops in the red zone.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
After doing next to nothing in coach Willie Fritz' first two spring games, the Tulane offense appears poised for a breakthrough thanks to the development of quarterback Jonathan Banks. The potential for big plays is one of five things to look for on Friday night at Yulman Stadium.
A strong three-inning stint from Bates against UNO on Tuesday convinced coach Travis Jewett to start him on Sunday. Three big hits from Artigues validated Jewett's decision to drop him from first to fifth in the batting order.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Crabtree, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, took an official visit to Memphis in March but chose to honor his January commitment to Tulane. A stellar season at Hargrave Military Academy raised his profile considerably.
The Green Wave lost seven starters on defense and replaced another, but Fritz sees a group that is big enough and fast enough to succeed in the American Athletic Conference.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Jonathon Artigues delivered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Wave won 4-3 at Turchin Stadium, but UNO already had clinched the Pelican Cup with two one-run victories earlier in the year.
Monday, April 09, 2018
The Privateers already have clinched the Pelican Cup, winning each of the first two games by one run. Although they won the teams' only meeting in 2014, they have not swept the Wave in a season series since 1990.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Wanting to inject more speed at the back end of the defense, the Green Wave coaches moved natural cornerback P.J. Hall to strong safety at the beginning of spring drills. He won't go anywhere else. Through three weeks of spring drills, the experiment has been a rousing success.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
The Green Wave baseball coach had a hard time stomaching the mistakes in an excruciating 3-2 loss to UNO on Tuesday. With time left to salvage the season, he went through a laundry list of issues heading into a weekend series at Wichita State.