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by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Where are you Mr. Slatten?
Replies: 85
Views: 11707

Re: Where are you Mr. Slatten?

No one is attacking Mr. Slatten. Are you crazy? We, the fans, simply want answers to very simple questions that will determine our fate as an athletic program. The questions asked have been done with the utmost respect. I admire Mr. Slatten for giving us a sliver of his time. Respect, not attacking...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 12, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Where are you Mr. Slatten?
Replies: 85
Views: 11707

Re: Where are you Mr. Slatten?

It appears the overwhelming majority are requesting answers cordially. And there are people who know exactly what is happening. We are just looking for one person closely associated with Tulane (employee, major donor, board member, etc.) to provide us the plan moving forward. I don’t think we shoul...
by HoustonWave
Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Where are you Mr. Slatten?
Replies: 85
Views: 11707

Re: Where are you Mr. Slatten?

What do you want him to say? Most likely there’s nothing remarkable going on outside of normal day to day stuff. The American Conference commissioner encouraged member schools to be open about realignment. Tulane is still mum and passive about it which would seem to indicate there are no great plan...
by HoustonWave
Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Corey Amos LB Opelousas
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: Corey Amos LB Opelousas

arkhou02 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:59 pm Would be a great addition. Wonder if anyone at Gibson Hall is paying attention. Football players want to play for Tulane University
For the moment at least, and to Gibson Hall's chagrin, we're a football school. :D
by HoustonWave
Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Where are you Mr. Slatten?
Replies: 85
Views: 11707

Re: Where are you Mr. Slatten?

What do you want him to say? Most likely there’s nothing remarkable going on outside of normal day to day stuff. The American Conference commissioner encouraged member schools to be open about realignment. Tulane is still mum and passive about it which would seem to indicate there are no great plan...
by HoustonWave
Tue Jul 09, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHOOLS
Topic: Memphis AD to get $250K bonus should they land a P4 spot
Replies: 42
Views: 2727

Re: Memphis AD to get $250K bonus should they land a P4 spot

You’re absolutely right. No one wanted SMU The Big 12 passed on them for years. Originally the ACC was going to vote no They identified NC State as one of the “no” votes and pressured them to flip. Kept sweetening the pot until they could force their way in with Calford. It meant the world for SMU ...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Recruiting Thread 2025
Replies: 32
Views: 5889

Re: Recruiting Thread 2025

tpstulane wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 5:47 am
Ruski wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:32 pm 👀 SMU currently with #21 recruiting class and five 4-star recruits...
Pony Express back in business
No doubt. And they'll be very competitive in the ACC--right out of the blocks.
by HoustonWave
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

Winwave is right on this one. An article on either SI or ESPN about SMU's move quoted the leader of their special purpose alumni working committee. 30 of them committed $1m each, annually for 9 years, for a total of $30m per year, grand total $270m. This gives SMU the same revenue as a full TV shar...
by HoustonWave
Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:11 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Could an Indoor Practice Facility be coming Nov ‘23? Stay tuned...
Replies: 313
Views: 52033

Re: Could an Indoor Practice Facility be coming Nov ‘23? Stay tuned...

NOLABigSteve wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 4:14 pm The saddest part of all of this is the title of the thread.... when we thought something was coming Nov '23.
Yep. Lucy pulled the ball once again. And people wonder why many of us doubt anything Tulane says.
by HoustonWave
Tue Jul 02, 2024 7:03 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

Winwave is right on this one. An article on either SI or ESPN about SMU's move quoted the leader of their special purpose alumni working committee. 30 of them committed $1m each, annually for 9 years, for a total of $30m per year, grand total $270m. This gives SMU the same revenue as a full TV shar...
by HoustonWave
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:12 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

The "cost" for SMU is whatever they are "forced" to spend in order to keep up with the rest of the conference. Those other schools have funding to pay for it. SMU does not. What is that amount? Who really knows? That's what bankrupted Rutgers Athletics, by joining the Big10 with...
by HoustonWave
Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

The only "cost" to SMU is the AAC TV revenue they are walking away from---and that isn't much. Can you even imagine Gibson Hall going through the process described in the article? They are not giving up the TV money. Before they made their offer to the ACC they got guarantees from their d...
by HoustonWave
Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

Donors plus school contributions can clearly put us in. However, Tulane would need a monumental philosophical change in order to make this work. I doubt the university cares that much about athletics. Tulane's past philosophy has continued to erode the university's reputation in both athletics and ...
by HoustonWave
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:38 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

AAC was their 3rd choice. They wanted the Big 12 and PAC-12 originally. Has NC St not flip their vote they would not have been invited. https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5598807/2024/06/28/smu-acc-conference-realignment-money/?source=user_shared_article “We’re all-in,” Hart said, “and we’re going to...
by HoustonWave
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: How SMU made it to the ACC
Replies: 39
Views: 3411

Re: How SMU made it to the ACC

The only "cost" to SMU is the AAC TV revenue they are walking away from---and that isn't much. Can you even imagine Gibson Hall going through the process described in the article?
by HoustonWave
Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:44 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Recruiting Thread 2025
Replies: 32
Views: 5889

Re: Recruiting Thread 2025

Certainly looks like we are aiming high which is encouraging but might want to reserve our excitement until they actually sign. Frequently these young men might have their sights on P5 offers but the P5 aren’t ready to take their commits while they chase higher rated guys. So they commit early to G...
by HoustonWave
Sun Jun 23, 2024 7:29 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

Lots of victims don’t want to press criminal charges, particularly in date rape situations where is nearly impossible to prove. She’s under zero obligation to pursue criminal charges, and if she didn’t/doesn’t want to, it doesn’t make her story any less credible. What she likely did was tell people...
by HoustonWave
Sat Jun 22, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

I can certainly look into it. Still using Twitter's Advanced Search, I looked at February 1 - June 7, 2023. The following are the months and the days that she Tweeted. (* = tweeted multiple times in one day). February - 1*, 2*, 3*, 5*, 6, 9*, 10, 12*, 13*, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26*, 27, 28*. ...
by HoustonWave
Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:27 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

You've got that wrong. On 6-7 23 she says if you're wondering why I've been gone this is why. So it happened before then. Indeed, it did happen before 6-7-23. I wonder how she defines "recently"? How long was she absent from her usual social media activity? Perhaps bbourne knows when her ...
by HoustonWave
Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

Bigschtick wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 11:09 am This place is likely the only place that anyone is talking about "WF & Dannen"!
And unless there is a formal investigation and/or charges, it will likely stay limited to the Tulane chat boards.
by HoustonWave
Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

The assault occurred on June 7, 2023--shortly after graduation of a 2022/2023 player? She seems to go south on Fritz and Dannen in late 2023--did they not help her with a career move between June 2023 and December 2023? Was she hoping for a gig in Washington or Houston? We can play sleuth all day w...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Houston AD Chris Pezman is Out
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Houston AD Chris Pezman is Out

While UH has a huge student and alum base in the Houston area, they are notoriously unsupportive of UH--weak attendance and probably even weaker financial support. So, their financial plight is hardly new, but Pezman may have not been able to generate any incremental improvement. Alternatively, ther...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

The assault occurred on June 7, 2023--shortly after graduation of a 2022/2023 player? She seems to go south on Fritz and Dannen in late 2023--did they not help her with a career move between June 2023 and December 2023? Was she hoping for a gig in Washington or Houston? We can play sleuth all day wi...
by HoustonWave
Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:12 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen
Replies: 56
Views: 8355

Re: Serious Allegations involving Willie Fritz & Troy Dannen

Are there any specific facts about what happened, and what Fritz and Dannen did or didn't do afterwards? Their level of vulnerability has to be a function of such specifics.
by HoustonWave
Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: From the AD
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: From the AD

One thing the "update" made clear, is that the Bubble now won't be completed until "sometime later this year". So much for it being completed by the end of August. It's laughable how the completion date keeps moving--reminds me of the old screen-saver joke "click on the box ...