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by HoustonWave
Sun Jul 21, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.
Replies: 87
Views: 8185

Re: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.

I wish I could believe this. You would think they would cite the clause that permits readmission. Even if this were true, would Gibson Hall request reinstatement?
by HoustonWave
Sat Jul 20, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.
Replies: 87
Views: 8185

Re: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.

Private equity brings alot of short term financial benefits, but long-term the risks outweigh the benefits since those companies will have control over the conference and can dictate the schools to do whatever they want. I hope Tulane avoids a situation like that. Very true. Private equity will dem...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 19, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.
Replies: 87
Views: 8185

Re: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.

All Big 10 members are AAU & neither Clemson nor FSU have any realistic shot at AAU status anytime soon. And, it is quite understandable that for SEC membership Florida will oppose and try to block FSU, and So. Carolina will block Clemson. And, if you are the SEC, what do FSU & Clemson brin...
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 19, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Boots Landry transfers in
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Boots Landry transfers in

golfnut69 wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2024 12:55 pm
TURVS71 wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:27 pm I can see the scoreboard graphics now for “Boots!”
que Nancy Sinatra
Ahh yes. The good ole days.
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.
Replies: 87
Views: 8185

Re: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.

It's hard to understand why Clemson and FSU would go through the legal and financial hassles of leaving the ACC, only to make a sideways move into the Big 12--a real head scratcher. I hope they and their fans enjoy many far-flung trips to the west, and small windswept venues on the southern plains....
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 19, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.
Replies: 87
Views: 8185

Re: Four ACC expansion candidates to replace Fla. ST.

It's hard to understand why Clemson and FSU would go through the legal and financial hassles of leaving the ACC, only to make a sideways move into the Big 12--a real head scratcher. I hope they and their fans enjoy many far-flung trips to the west, and small windswept venues on the southern plains.
by HoustonWave
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Where are you Mr. Slatten?
Replies: 97
Views: 13569

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: 97
Views: 13569

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: 97
Views: 13569

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: 2614

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: 97
Views: 13569

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: 3031

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: 6068

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 322
Views: 53738

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 40
Views: 3943

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: 6068

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: 8569

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: 8569

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: 8569

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 ...