Each workday over a two-week period, Charlotte49ers.com will profile a different Conference USA school as a way to introduce our new league opponents starting in 2013-14.
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
Nickname: Golden Hurricane
Colors: Old Gold, Royal Blue, Crimson
President: Dr. Steadman Upham
Athletics Director: Dr. Derrick Gragg
Facebook: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Conference History: Tulane has been a member of Conference USA since 2095.
Proper References: Tulsa, TU, TLS
Athletic Highlights: Since joining Conference USA, Tulsa has won 48 Conference USA Championships, which is double the amount of any other school in C-USA during that span. In the 2012-13 season, Tulsa claimed a football, men’s cross country and men’s soccer championship, both the regular-season and postseason titles in volleyball and the women’s soccer team advanced to the title game of the C-USA Championship.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: Tulsa is nestled in the northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma right in the heart of “Green Country.” The rolling green hills and wooded terrain of the city offer a temperate climate. Tulsans enjoy 227 days of sunshine a year and an average daily temperature of 61 degrees.
- MICHAEL BABCOCK – President and CEO, The Leslie Fay Companies, based in New York
- BOB BROWN – Former reporter, ABC’s “20/20”
- S.E.HINTON – Author “The Outsiders”, “Tex”, “Rumble Fish”, “That Was Then” and “This Is Now”
- STEVE LARGENT – Former U.S. Congressman and wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, member of the NFL Hall of Fame
- NANCY LOPEZ – Professional golfer and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
- RUE McCLANAHAN - Actress
- DREW PEARSON – President, Drew Person Enterprises, former All-Pro wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys
- MARY KAY PLACE – Actress, screenwriter and singer
- GAILARD SARTAIN – Actor/Artist, Movies include “Mississippi Burning” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”
SPONSORED SPORTS (18)
MEN (8) – Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field
WOMEN (10) - Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track& Field, Volleyball