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Tulane to host X's and O's, a play about football and traumatic brain injury
Six years ago, Tulane University assistant professor Jenny Mercein and playwright KJ Sanchez co-created a play called X’s and O’s that examines the lasting physical and neurological impacts from playing football. Mercein and Sanchez are now bringing their docudrama to Tulane’s campus. On Thursday,...
Mar 28, 2020 -

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University Athletics stepped up in a big way to battle the COVID-19 pandemic by donating materials to the Tulane Medical Center to support doctors and nurses that are providing care to those in need throughout Southern Louisiana. With area hospitals encountering a shortage of...

Mar 26, 2020 - I.S. Keino Miller, PhD

After reading this article by Bryan Kim, University of Hawai'i at Hilo professor of psychology, Center for Sport psychologist Keino Miller, PhD, decided to share his self-assessment on how well he is following Dr. Kim’s Top 10 suggestions for improving behavioral and mental health as we all cope...

Feb 17, 2020 -

Youth Sports Kits from the American Heart Association teach lifesaving skills like CPR and sports injury first aid. Dr. Gregory Stewart, Tulane Center for Sport Co-Founder / Co-Director, and & AHA volunteer Kristen Cobb Simpson spoke with Fox NOLA’s Liz Reyes about the importance of heart...

Feb 11, 2020 -

The Washington Post reports that Florida lawmakers want NCAA athletes to get paid as early as summer, 2020. Gabe Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, explains that the NCAA likely can't make a meaningful permanent change to compensate student-athletes that soon. The Post reports: "...

Jan 30, 2020 -

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University athletics announced today the addition of Michael Sandoz as the department's first dietitian. In his new capacity, Sandoz will counsel Tulane student-athletes on daily nutrition practices to improve performance and health. Additionally, Sandoz will deliver the latest...

Jan 24, 2020 - Paul Murphy

NEW ORLEANS — No question, Zion Williamson is the most popular sports figure in New Orleans -- not named Drew Brees. Wednesday night, he didn't disappoint scoring 22 points in 18 minutes in his first game back on the basketball court since undergoing knee surgery in October to repair a torn...

Jan 16, 2020 - Karen Beninato

Andre Labbe has been a physical therapist for 29 years — two years as an instructor at Tulane’s School of Medicine, Director of Rehabilitation and Return-to-Play for Tulane Athletics. He recently enrolled in the online Masters in Sport Studies program offered by the Center for Sport and Tulane...

Jan 07, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Ron Hunter was happy in Atlanta. He and his wife, Amy, had a brand-new grandchild, and the couple had just completed their retirement home. Hunter had built the perpetual losing Georgia State Panthers into a winning basketball program and during his eight-year tenure directed it to six postseason...

Dec 16, 2019 - Alina Hernandez ahernandez4@tulane.edu

A three-time Olympic gold medalist who became an attorney and advocate for the protection and support of girls and women in sport has joined Tulane Law’s faculty, teaching in the online Title IX  compliance certificate program. Nancy Hogshead-Makar joined the newest of the law school’s online...

Dec 16, 2019 -

At age six, Gavin Lewis Jr., caught a rare sight in New Orleans: kids playing baseball in a park. The Crescent City is known for its football, but after Lewis told his dad he wanted to try America’s favorite past-time, he “kind’ve fell in love with baseball,” he says. Lewis, now a 16-year-old...

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