Our community needs hope. Our student-athletes represent hope for them. They will carry the torch and be the face, and display the name of Tulane University and the New Orleans community until we are able to come home and do that on our own campus.
"Rick Dickson" is the athletic director at Tulane University. Since taking over in 2000, Tulane Green Wave/Tulane teams have won nine Conference USA Championships. They have advanced to NCAA postseason play 15 times. Tulane Green Wave baseball/Tulane advanced to the College World Series in 2001 College World Series/2001 and 2005 College World Series/2005.
Dickson is a graduate of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and the University of Tulsa. Previously he was athletic director at Washington State University.More Rick Dickson on Wikipedia.
Then, we'll put the logistics of the athletic piece together next.
A number of schools and athletic directors have stepped up and gone above and beyond more than anything I have experienced. We will never be able to express the amount of appreciation we have.
Until 4 p.m. on Friday, ... we didn't know the answer if we could compete in our sports programs.
Our preference is to first identify a home away from home venue for our football team. The possibilities, there are more than a handful right now. We haven't weighed in on any of them at this point, and we haven't ruled any of them out.
In the end, this is probably the best scenario, to return students to as normal a campus setting and experience as we could.
We're still absorbing everything that did happen. The worst national disaster in our country's history, and you're part of it.
Logistics have not even been tackled. The first priority between now and next week is to make a decision of where to place the team and to get them in class.