Topic: sports

David Harris in a blue suit sitting at a desk

New Director of Athletics

David Harris is the Green Wave’s new Director of Athletics and the Ben Weiner Director of Athletics Chair.

Kaia Todd runs on a track and Sion James runs with a basketball in a game

2023 Stephen Martin Scholars

Student-athletes Sion James and Kaia Todd are the 2023 recipients of the Stephen Martin Scholars.

Demeka Fields portrait wearing a black sweater

Impression: Demeka Fields

Demeka Fields (L ’16) never dreamed that less than a decade post-law school, she would be counsel for sportswear company New Balance.

Don Peters poses in room with paintings in background

$10 Million Gift from Don and Lora Peters to Upgrade Athletics Facilities

A lead gift from longtime Tulane supporters Don and Lora Peters to the capital campaign “Investing in Excellence” will upgrade athletics facilities and infrastructure.

Tulane baseball players celebrate win wearing championship caps and shirts

Anticipation builds for upcoming Tulane baseball season

Tulane baseball Coach Jay Uhlman has never been more pumped for a college baseball season. Last year’s post-season has him — and his team — itching for the 2024 season to commence.


Sports Studies

Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement, in collaboration with the university’s Center for Sport, announced its new online master’s degree and graduate certificates in sports studies. Students can receive graduate-level certifications in sport administration, sport coaching or sport security.


Teaming up

Students from the A. B. Freeman School of Business worked with the New Orleans Pelicans to study data to determine what influences attendance at Pelicans games. Students examined dates and times of potential games at the Smoothie King Center for the 2019–20 season. The analytics will be used by the Pelicans as the team collaborates with the NBA to solidify an official game schedule. The students who participated in the semester-long project are enrolled in Tulane’s Master of Business Analytics program.

Troy Dannen

Troy Dannen Sees Fan Base Rallying ’Round

Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen was as nervous as any Green Wave fan that November afternoon at Ford Stadium in Dallas.


Happy Winners

A jubilant Head Football Coach Willie Fritz celebrates with team members in the Green Wave locker room after Tulane’s 40-24 win against Memphis in Yulman Stadium on Sept. 28. At Tulanian press time, Tulane had a 6-6 overall and 5-3 American Athletic Conference record and was headed to the Auto Nation Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Emmanuel Rotich (center), team captain, keeps up the pace for cross country team members (left) Joshua Cheruyot and (right) Moses Aloiloi. Rotich took first place in the American Athletic Conference Championship for the second year in a row on Oct. 25. This year’s race was held in New Orleans in Audubon Park.

Cross Country Champ Pursues Architecture

Emmanuel Rotich never set out to be a competitive cross country runner, yet running was a big part of his life. Growing up in the remote village of Rift Valley, Kenya, he would run to school each morning and back home each evening. In between, he’d run home for lunch and then back to school for afternoon classes.