The Tulane Green Wave football team represents Tulane University in the sport of American football. The Green Wave competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a member of the West Division of Conference USA (C-USA). Tulane University announced November 27, 2012 that they will leave Conference USA and join the Big East Conference in 2014 in all sports.
The football team is currently led by Curtis Johnson and plays its home games off-campus in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. In 2011, Tulane announced it would build a new on-campus stadium in time for the 2014 season.
Famous quotes containing the words football, wave, tulane and/or green:
“People stress the violence. Thats the smallest part of it. Football is brutal only from a distance. In the middle of it theres a calm, a tranquility. The players accept pain. Theres a sense of order even at the end of a running play with bodies stewn everywhere. When the systems interlock, theres a satisfaction to the game that cant be duplicated. Theres a harmony.”
—Don Delillo (b. 1926)
“As the bird trims her to the gale,
I trim myself to the storm of time,
I man the rudder, reef the sail,
Obey the voice at eve obeyed in prime:
Lowly faithful, banish fear,
Right onward drive unharmed;
The port, well worth the cruise, is near,
And every wave is charmed.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“1946: I go to graduate school at Tulane in order to get distance from a possessive mother. I see a lot of a red-haired girl named Maude-Ellen. My mother asks one day: Does Maude-Ellen have warts? Every girl Ive known named Maude-Ellen has had warts. Right: Maude-Ellen had warts.”
—Bill Bouke (20th century)
“by Spoon Rivergathering many a shell,
And many a flower and medicinal weed
Shouting to the wooded hills, singing to the green valleys.
At ninety-six I had lived enough, that is all,
And passed to a sweet repose.”
—Edgar Lee Masters (18691950)