DfromCT wrote:I agree, though I think it has a lot less to do with JUCO credits transferring and other admissions/credits issues than it does the cost of a Tulane education, other scholarship money available (see the thread about 11.7 scholarships, let's not re-hash all that!) and the change in NCAA rules requiring transfers to sit a year. Remember, our best team ever was lead by a transfer from GaTech that was (IMHO) by far the best player on the team and possibly ever to suit up in a Tulane baseball uniform. Under today's rules, Micah Owings probably doesn't consider coming to Tulane. Without him that team was a good team, but far from a #1 seed. That team probably wouldn't have made it to the CWS without him.galvezwave wrote:Not convinced we'll see Tulane baseball back to the level we Used to enjoy. Many factors. AC will probably end up thanking Dannon for the no hire.
Agreed. Also past admins kept baseball on the front burner. It became our flagship sport , which is a waste (sort of)financially. It just pulled so much clout. I think we're now seeing a shift to fix the sports that REALLY matter (not saying baseball doesn't) and I think baseball will suffer with less attention. And that's probably the correct thing even though it sticks in the craw of some of the old school guys. On top of all the things we talked about over and over on what is hurting Tulane baseball. I think we'll still make runs here and there , but sustained success is over. And was pretty much done before jones left. Me? I would sacrifice baseball for a consistent top 20 football team any day of the week.