Tulane, Cal clash coming off tough losses

Tulane coach Ron Hunter portrayed Monday night’s 80-77 loss against Bradley as “two teams fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth.” If that’s the case, the Green Wave (3-1) need to fight harder Wednesday night when they battle California (2-3) for third place in the SoCal Challenge in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Tulane nearly erased an 11-point deficit in the last five minutes but a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Kolby King from the corner banged off

Prolific passers carry Tulane, UTSA into pivotal AAC showdown

Tulane’s quarterback just became the school’s all-time leading passer, and UTSA’s quarterback is coming off his own historic performance. The star quarterbacks take center stage when the Green Wave (10-1, 7-0) and the Roadrunners (8-3, 7-0) meet Friday afternoon in New Orleans for a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game. “Nobody will think we can win, and we’ll be the underdog on the road,” UTSA coach Jeff Traylor said. “Looking forward to that.”

Facing Florida Atlantic, No. 24 Tulane eyes 9th straight win

Tulane’s season, which includes a current winning streak of eight games, is not for the weak of heart. In each of its three most recent games, Tulane has won by three points or less. “We’ll stop scaring our fans one day,” Tulane cornerback Jarius Monroe said after last Saturday’s 24-22 home win over Tulsa. “But these exciting games, that’s what Tulane football is all about.” Perhaps the No. 24 Green Wave (9-1, 6-0) can play

No. 23 Tulane chasing eight in a row, clashes with Tulsa

Tulane is the highest-rated Group of Five team in the College Football Playoff rankings. The No. 23 Green Wave (8-1, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) can claim a New Year’s Six bowl berth for a second consecutive season if they keep winning. They face Tulsa (3-6, 1-4) on Saturday in New Orleans. Tulane has won seven straight games since a 37-20 loss to Ole Miss on Sept. 9, but the last few games have been a

No. 24 Tulane, seeking 7th straight win, meets East Carolina

A year after reaching a coveted bowl spot, Tulane is poised to do it again. The Green Wave last season earned a Cotton Bowl berth and an eventual win against Southern California as the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the nation. They began this year’s College Football Playoff rankings as the top-ranked G5 team again, settling in at No. 24 in the initial ratings revealed Tuesday night. Tulane will put that ranking on the

Rice seeking statement win against No. 22 Tulane

Tulane is off to a good start in trying to win its second consecutive American Athletic Conference championship. Rice is trying to stay in contention for the title in its first season in the AAC as it hosts the No. 22 Green Wave (6-1, 3-0) on Saturday in Houston. Tulane is in a three-way tie for first while the Owls (4-3, 2-1) are coming off their most lopsided conference victory in 10 years — a