Tulane Rumors & News

  • Former Tulane QB Tanner Lee transferring to Nebraska

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Tulane starting QB Tanner Lee tells FOX Sports that he will transfer to Nebraska. "I just think it's a great opportunity, and I am excited to get back to work," Lee said. "The timing is good for me. Coach [Mike] Riley is an unbelievable coach and person. I'm really looking forward to..." January 31

  • Tulane nears a deal to hire Georgia Southern's Willie Fritz

    USA Today "Tulane is nearing a deal with Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke with USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the school had not yet publicly announced the hire. Fritz, 55, is considered an offensive..." December 11

  • Tulane fires coach Curtis Johnson after back-to-back 3-9 seasons

    CBS Sports "One of the more challenging coaching jobs in FBS football is open again. Tulane announced Saturday that it has fired Curtis Johnson after four seasons at the helm for the New Orleans native and former New Orleans Saints assistant. Johnson's Green Wave gave up 31 second-half points in a..." November 28

  • Tulane to fire coach Curtis Johnson after regular-season finale vs. Tulsa, sources confirm

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson will be fired after Friday's regular-season finale against Tulsa, multiple sources at the school with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday night. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about..." November 26

  • Report: Rob Ryan could be candidate to take over at Tulane

    Fox Sports - College Football "If Tulane is looking to make a big splash with its next head-coaching hire, it’s to imagine a name making a bigger splash on the New Orleans campus than the one reported by NBC New Orleans on Wednesday night. As FS1 College Football Insider Bruce Feldman reported earlier Wednesday, the Green..." November 26

  • Tulane football will be with Royce LaFrance but without WR Leondre James this fall

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson shared some good news and bad news on Friday regarding his program. The good news is really good. Suspended star defensive end Royce LaFrance has worked his way back into Johnson's good graces with better work in the classroom and is expected to be a full-go..." June 08

  • Tulane loses LaFrance and James for spring football, but gained back Redwine

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football opened up the spring season with two subtractions and one addition. Seasoned senior defensive end Royce LaFrance is sitting out the spring because of academic issues, coach Curtis Johnson said Wednesday. LaFrance was at practice, conditioning on the sideline. Johnson followed..." February 19

  • Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss will enter 2015 NFL Draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune last week that he would make his final decision on whether he would enter the 2015 NFL Draft after the Temple game. According to Doss' Twitter account, he made a decision." December 11

  • Tulane WR Xavier Rush's season, Wave career done after ACL injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Senior Tulane wide receiver Xavier Rush is out for the season and likely his college career with a ruptured ACL, according to two sources. Rush left practice early on Wednesday with the knee injury, needing assistance to leave Yulman Stadium's field. Rush is a 6-foot-3, 202-pound three-year..." October 31

  • Tulane running back Robert Kelley facing robbery, battery charges after bike incident

    The New Orleans Advocate "Tulane senior running back Robert Kelley is facing criminal charges of simple robbery and simple battery after allegedly beating a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, WWL-TV reported Monday night. A July 30 incident outside The Boot led to Kelley’s Aug. 4 booking. He was freed after..." August 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Tulane WR Niguel "Teddy" Veal is reinstated after the rape charges are dropped

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane true freshman receiver Niguel "Teddy" Veal has been reinstated to the football team, after the Orleans Parish District Attorney dropped the rape charges against him. Veal had been booked on one count of simple rape, online records with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's website show. He was..." August 05

  • Legally blind long snapper headed to Tulane as walk-on

    NFL.com "Tulane has offered a preferred walk-on spot to a legally blind long snapper from the Boston area. Aaron Golub, from Newton (Mass.) South, has been blind since birth. He has no vision in his left eye but can see some out of his right eye. "For reference, close one eye and then make a fist with a..." May 21

  • Paralyzing hit hasn't kept Tulane's Devon Walker from chasing goals

    CBS Sports "Sometimes Devon Walker just wants to hear the roar. That would be the revved-up engine of his new 2012 Camaro SS. Throaty, loud, obnoxious. "You'd start it up and it sounds like a damn boat," said Jacob Davis, a best friend of the former Tulane safety. Wait, new Camaro? It was that way 19..." May 16

  • 2014 Tulane early enrollee Teddy Veal charged with rape

    College Football Talk "For the second time today, a player at an FBS program has been charged with sexually assaulting a female. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal was arrested early this morning and charged with one count of simple rape. The 17-year-old Veal — he will be 18..." April 23

  • Tulane safety Leonard Davis is ready for his new role

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Fresh off a Saturday scrimmage as one of Tulane's starting safeties, Leonard Davis appears to be a good fit. Coach Curtis Johnson this spring moved Davis, who will be a sophomore in the fall, to the free safety spot opposite rising senior Sam Scofield, and shifted rising junior Darion Monroe to..." February 19

  • Tulane safety Leonard Davis is ready for his new role

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Fresh off a Saturday scrimmage as one of Tulane's starting safeties, Leonard Davis is fitting right in early on. Coach Curtis Johnson this spring moved Davis, who will be a sophomore in 2014, to the free safety spot opposite rising senior Sam Scofield, and he shifted rising junior Darion Monroe..." February 18

  • Tulane secondary 'flying' through three 2014 spring practices

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The No Fly Zone is back at Tulane. The Green Wave has only completed three spring football practices, but junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss - whose seven interceptions led Tulane in 2013 - and junior safety Darion Monroe are ready to wreak havoc again after two stellar seasons at Tulane. And that..." February 11

  • Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall offered job, declines it to stay at Tulane

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall confirmed a report Monday that he was offered the defensive coordinator position at San Jose State but declined it, preferring to remain with the Green Wave. Sumrall, who also coaches defensive line, and all of the coaches on head coach Curtis..." January 28

  • Game (back) on! Tulane announces Georgia Tech game will be played

    College Football Talk "Just hours after Georgia Tech announced a 2014 game against Tulane had been cancelled, Tulane said the game is back on. “Tulane University and Georgia Tech are pleased to announce that their previously scheduled football game will be played Sept. 6 in New Orleans,” a statement from Tulane..." January 25

  • Tulane will pay Georgia Tech $300,000 to back out of four-game series

    College Football Talk "Georgia Tech, just days after revealing their 2014 football schedule, is already in need of making an adjustment. Tulane has chosen to back out of a four-year scheduling agreement with the ACC school, leaving the Yellow Jackets with a late schedule vacancy to fill for the second week of the..." January 25

  • Tulane’s secondary takes hit with Jordan Batiste transfer

    College Football Talk "Unexpectedly and abruptly, Tulane has seen its defensive backfield suffer a rather significant blow a couple of months ahead of spring practice. A school official confirmed to the Baton Rouge Advocate that cornerback Jordan Batiste has decided to transfer out of the Green Wave football program...." January 19

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