MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tulane bounced back from a loss early Saturday with an explosive performance at the plate to earn a doubleheader split against Memphis at FedEx Park.
The Southeastern and American Athletic conferences just got a lot closer — at least as far as basketball scheduling is concerned.
The Privateers scored eight times in the first inning with the help of six walks, and after the Green Wave tied it at 9, they scored the next six runs to take control again.
The Privateers have won four consecutive times against the Green Wave at Maestri Field, including two weeks ago, but hot-hitting Tulane has won six straight overall.
Sophomore Justin Campbell struck out the last five batters as the Green Wave won 6-4, equaling its best start ever in conference play.
What we learned, trending now and final thoughts after the Green Wave capped off five weeks of spring ball on Saturday morning at Yulman Stadium.
In a typically sloppy spring scrimmage, running backs Stephon Huderson and Amare Jones each had a receiving touchdown on a morning that featured six scores, including two by the defense.
The Wave missed some good scoring opportunities but it did not matter, while Kody Hoese blasted his nation's leading 18th home run.
Kevin Johnson, who has been with the Cajuns the past 10 years, joins four holdovers from Hunter's staff at Georgia State.
Coach Willie Fritz said quarterback Justin McMillan would play almost a full quarter in the two-quarter scrimmage, but the rest of the veterans will leave earlier.
The UL track and field team will host the Cole-Lancon Conference Challenge on Saturday at the Ragin’ Cajuns track facility.
Former Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss, who won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, was on hand Thursday to talk about the benefits of altitude training as the Wave unveiled its new training tool at the basketball practice facility.
Howard, who transferred from Southern Miss last August and had to sit out a year under NCAA rules, wants to put ball security issues of the past behind him.
The Wave has struggled to close out opponents recently, but Cellucci is becoming dominant entering Tuesday's 6 p.m. game at Southeastern Louisiana.
After a gut-wrenching loss in the opener on Friday night, the Green Wave baseball team bounced back to win its second consecutive American Athletic Conference series.
After blowing a six-run lead with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night, the Wave jumped out to a 9-0 lead after two inning and led all the way, evening the series.
The Green Wave, coming off back-to-back one-run losses, suffered a much more crushing one to Wichita State in 11 innings.
In addition to returning all four starters from a productive group, the Green Wave has five capable backups vying for more playing time.
The Green Wave has an RPI above 100 despite being one of the nation's best hitting teams and reducing its ERA by nearly a run from last year.
Daniels, who had a breakout sophomore season, and Crabtree, a promising freshman, both said they had not closed the door on staying with the men's basketball team.
The Green Wave wasted a 5-for-5, two-homer performance by Kody Hoese as the Privateers won in walk-off fashion for the third time in four years at Maestri Field.
Two-thirds of the way through spring practice, the Tulane football team is not shying away from high expectations coming off its first bowl victory since 2002.
The Privateers have beaten the Green Wave three times in a row at Maestri Field and took the cup last year in the revival of an old tradition.
Jones, who set the school record for kickoff return average as a true freshman, is excelling as a runner and receiver during spring drills.
Citing sources, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweeted Thursday that long-time college coach Ray McCallum would be one of the staff members following Hunter.
Financial terms were not released, but league commissioner Mike Aresco contradicted a story from Sports Business Journal last week that the league would have fewer games on the ESPN television networks than under the current deal.
Introduced Tuesday, Hunter said he wanted to retain as many players as possible while he worked to change the culture of a losing program.
In a rollicking introductory news conference, Hunter said he did not plan on waiting to win and hoped to set the NCAA record for improvement from one season to the next.
Struggling to solve Houston Baptist's pitching all weekend, the Wave was dominant on the mound while winning three low-scoring games.
The Green Wave's search to replace Mike Dunleavy lasted a week before landing on Hunter, who just took Georgia State to the NCAA tournament for the third time in five years.
Despite being only seventh on the team in at-bats, Haskin leads one of the best hitting teams in the country with 24 RBIs.
Citing sources, Sports Business Journal published information from the leaked contract on Tuesday night. The deal would be about a four-fold increase on the old one.
AD Troy Dannen said he was looking for a coach with NCAA tournament experience either as a boss or an assistant and who could upgrade the talent level quickly. Dunleavy insisted the talent already was on hand.
The diminutive Anderson finished third in his high school class academically in 2018 but opted for junior college to prove he could be a quality FBS player.
Rebounding from a 10-1 loss in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader, the Green Wave outclassed the Highlanders on Sunday in a 10-0 victory.
After continuing its season-long surge at the plate in the opener, the Green Wave baseball team did nothing right in the next game.
Dunleavy, who never had coached in college until taking the Tulane job, had two of three losingest seasons in school history and ends his tenure on a 21-game skid.
Mike Dunleavy is no longer Tulane's men's basketball coach after three losing seasons, the latest of which ended on an historic 21-game losing streak, according to a CBS Sports report.