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Story by Ed Daniels
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In 2023, after a 19-win regular season, the Green Wave won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and clinched an NCAA bid. A year later, Tulane won 36, the biggest single season improvement in Division I, and again played in the NCAA regionals.
So, my guess is Tulane has right coach for the job. Many of the high school coaches have told me the same thing. They respect the head coach and the fact that he recruits local high schools.


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Ed Daniels:

So, my guess is Tulane has right coach for the job. Many of the high school coaches have told me the same thing. They respect the head coach and the fact that he recruits local high schools.

So, what’s next? That’s a question only the Tulane administration can ask.

If they asked me, I would reply with questions needing answers. I would ask them, why have there been so few high water marks since the Jones era?

My second question would be, what are you doing in regards to financial aid to make sure the baseball team can compete with the top echelon in the sport?

One year at Tulane is now over $90,000, a number out of reach for most households in the USA.

So, what’s the harm in ramping up financial aid?

How much more does it cost to have two outstanding pitchers in a classroom on free rides?

Those are all legitimate questions.

Uhlman has had the bats and has had some quality pitching but obviously not enough. Arms win, and lack of them don’t. Just ask the head coach at LSU.

Every trip to Omaha is millions of dollars of free publicity for the school.


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He states the obvious! 19
years without advancing to a Super Regional . Frankly, i would prefer to see resources poured into football ..Just my opinion
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TURVS71 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:36 pm He states the obvious! 19
years without advancing to a Super Regional . Frankly, i would prefer to see resources poured into football ..Just my opinion
I don’t think baseball needs new resources to get there. It only needs admin help in regards to financial aid.
Very difficult to excel with 11.7 scholarships on a $90K cost of attendance these days.
We did win a National Championship in Sailing recently.
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Ed wrote something else that is obvious to us, but foreign to the Tulane "Bored" .... ATHLETICS is your PR department, so start investing in it, you damn morons ...
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tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:39 pm
TURVS71 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:36 pm He states the obvious! 19
years without advancing to a Super Regional . Frankly, i would prefer to see resources poured into football ..Just my opinion
I don’t think baseball needs new resources to get there. It only needs admin help in regards to financial aid.
Very difficult to excel with 11.7 scholarships on a $90K cost of attendance these days.
We did win a National Championship in Sailing recently.
Who are the people investing in sailing? Have the fund raisers approached them about donating to other sports?
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arkhou02 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:09 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:39 pm
TURVS71 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:36 pm He states the obvious! 19
years without advancing to a Super Regional . Frankly, i would prefer to see resources poured into football ..Just my opinion
I don’t think baseball needs new resources to get there. It only needs admin help in regards to financial aid.
Very difficult to excel with 11.7 scholarships on a $90K cost of attendance these days.
We did win a National Championship in Sailing recently.
Who are the people investing in sailing? Have the fund raisers approached them about donating to other sports?
They probably off limits to other sports with those large gifts.
$3 million recent gift. They have donated over $7 million in total for sailing. Libby Alexander, a member of the club sailing team at Tulane, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the university in 1984.

Libby and Robert Alexander are donating $2.75 million to Tulane Athletics to help Community Sailing New Orleans (CSNO) build a new multipurpose headquarters on Lake Pontchartrain that will expand the organization’s lakefront operations while continuing to serve as the home for Tulane’s varsity sailing program. The Alexanders also recently made a gift to create the Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science.

CSNO has hosted Tulane’s sailing program since it was first established as a varsity sport five years ago thanks to a crucial $4.32 million gift from the Alexanders that made CSNO the homeport of the Green Wave.

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Tulane baseball spends the 3rd highest amount of money among G5 schools. They don't really need to spend more. Focus on the high revenue sports first.
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Baseball can be better. If it turns out to be true that we can give full scholarships to every roster player under the new rules that are forthcoming that will be of great help. As to winning a NC in this sport there was a window to do so when we were investing in baseball and other schools, especially schools in major conferences, weren't, Unfortunately that window has closed with all the money the P schools have now. Hopefully we keep our access to the CFP and can get in that on a regular basis and snag wins here and there.
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tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:33 pm Story by Ed Daniels
https://crescentcitysports.com/baseball ... g-forward/
In 2023, after a 19-win regular season, the Green Wave won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and clinched an NCAA bid. A year later, Tulane won 36, the biggest single season improvement in Division I, and again played in the NCAA regionals.
So, my guess is Tulane has right coach for the job. Many of the high school coaches have told me the same thing. They respect the head coach and the fact that he recruits local high schools.
I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
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mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:39 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:33 pm Story by Ed Daniels
https://crescentcitysports.com/baseball ... g-forward/
In 2023, after a 19-win regular season, the Green Wave won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and clinched an NCAA bid. A year later, Tulane won 36, the biggest single season improvement in Division I, and again played in the NCAA regionals.
So, my guess is Tulane has right coach for the job. Many of the high school coaches have told me the same thing. They respect the head coach and the fact that he recruits local high schools.
I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
I don’t see where he says that Tulane is a baseball school. He’s simply pointing out the obvious. Out of FB, Basketball and Baseball, he like many feel baseball is perhaps our best chance at winning a National Championship. Kentucky is a “basketball” school but as I write this they are in a better position to win a National Championship in baseball.
We all know at this point the Power Conferences are now in charge. Just look at the 8 CWS teams. All ACC and SEC teams playing for the title. .
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tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:54 pm
mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:39 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:33 pm Story by Ed Daniels
https://crescentcitysports.com/baseball ... g-forward/

I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
I don’t see where he says that Tulane is a baseball school. He’s simply pointing out the obvious. Out of FB, Basketball and Baseball, he like many feel baseball is perhaps our best chance at winning a National Championship. Kentucky is a “basketball” school but as I write this they are in a better position to win a National Championship in baseball.
We all know at this point the Power Conferences are now in charge. Just look at the 8 CWS teams. All ACC and SEC teams playing for the title. .
“That is embarrassingly bad for a program that is still the signature sport at the school.”
How do you read that sentence?
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mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:06 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:54 pm
mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:39 pm

I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
I don’t see where he says that Tulane is a baseball school. He’s simply pointing out the obvious. Out of FB, Basketball and Baseball, he like many feel baseball is perhaps our best chance at winning a National Championship. Kentucky is a “basketball” school but as I write this they are in a better position to win a National Championship in baseball.
We all know at this point the Power Conferences are now in charge. Just look at the 8 CWS teams. All ACC and SEC teams playing for the title. .
“That is embarrassingly bad for a program that is still the signature sport at the school.”
How do you read that sentence?
Saw that. I think we once were but no more.
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mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:39 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:33 pm Story by Ed Daniels
https://crescentcitysports.com/baseball ... g-forward/
In 2023, after a 19-win regular season, the Green Wave won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and clinched an NCAA bid. A year later, Tulane won 36, the biggest single season improvement in Division I, and again played in the NCAA regionals.
So, my guess is Tulane has right coach for the job. Many of the high school coaches have told me the same thing. They respect the head coach and the fact that he recruits local high schools.
I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
You misinterpreted what he means about adding a second top quality pitcher. With a roster of 35 but only 11.7 scholarships there are better pitchers out there that may wish to come to Tulane but can't because of the cost. If they have the ability to offer full scholarships for the entire roster, it makes it much easier to recruit one or two BETTER arms than what we have.
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I agree with Ed. If the school would step up, it would make a world of difference. Football is going to be tough because you have to run the table just to get into the playoffs. Basketball is a disaster. We were a regional club with no pitching. Unfortunately, there are those on this board who do not like baseball to succeed.
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The school can't just offer more scholarships to baseball players. That would violate the all-important Title IX rules. In order to get more scholarship money to baseball players, they would need to give the same to every student in the school. That's nothing to sneeze at.
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Having watched most of the SR’s and CWS games the talent level of the final 8 or so is substantial. Very similar to our early 2000’s. We’ll be able to tell more with the draft. We have regional talent but to get further we’ll need additional studs besides pitching.
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We don’t have Regional talent. We have suffered 4 loses by 29 runs and have one win over Nicholls. We need better talent and better coaching.. .
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RobertM320 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:50 pm
mbawavefan12 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:39 pm
tpstulane wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:33 pm Story by Ed Daniels
https://crescentcitysports.com/baseball ... g-forward/

I like Ed a lot more than many but this article is very lazy. You can’t just add a player via financial aid, that’s not how it works. Pretty weak stuff by Ed.
Then to say Tulane is still a baseball school is also pretty silly at this point.
You misinterpreted what he means about adding a second top quality pitcher. With a roster of 35 but only 11.7 scholarships there are better pitchers out there that may wish to come to Tulane but can't because of the cost. If they have the ability to offer full scholarships for the entire roster, it makes it much easier to recruit one or two BETTER arms than what we have.
I did not misinterpret anything, he presented a useless impossibility for Tulane, it’s a dumb statement.
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winwave wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:30 pm We don’t have Regional talent. We have suffered 4 loses by 29 runs and have one win over Nicholls. We need better talent and better coaching.. .
At the plate we do.
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Are people on this board suggesting that if we "bought" the best players available through NIL or more proactive academic scholarships, that we wouldn't improve? Much cheaper to "buy" a regional/super regional baseball team than a national championship football team. Others will think that even with the infusion of NIL and stud players, the current coaching wouldn't get us there. You never know - look west to BR and see the results of a team that has EVERYTHING they need to succeed.

Baseball requires each player to trust and respect each other and commit to the team and coaches to succeed. Having a "paid for" team still requires them to play as a single unit, and not a showcase for their talents for the MLB.
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Pepper wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:38 am
winwave wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:30 pm We don’t have Regional talent. We have suffered 4 loses by 29 runs and have one win over Nicholls. We need better talent and better coaching.. .
At the plate we do.
It matters what competition you do it against. Our hitters can hit the weak pitching of the AAC and weak mid-week pitching but not much else. Like I said we are a good ways away from having Regional talent.
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winwave wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:18 am
Pepper wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:38 am
winwave wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:30 pm We don’t have Regional talent. We have suffered 4 loses by 29 runs and have one win over Nicholls. We need better talent and better coaching.. .
At the plate we do.
It matters what competition you do it against. Our hitters can hit the weak pitching of the AAC and weak mid-week pitching but not much else. Like I said we are a good ways away from having Regional talent.
Why are we not going after LSU Portal pitchers with mid 90's fastballs that face SEC caliber hitters. Moffett and Coleman along with their starting catcher???
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Probably because we can’t afford them.
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winwave wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:18 am
Pepper wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:38 am
winwave wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:30 pm We don’t have Regional talent. We have suffered 4 loses by 29 runs and have one win over Nicholls. We need better talent and better coaching.. .
At the plate we do.
It matters what competition you do it against. Our hitters can hit the weak pitching of the AAC and weak mid-week pitching but not much else. Like I said we are a good ways away from having Regional talent.
Agree to disagree,
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