A weekly podcast covering Golden Hurricane athletics by Ryan Token, Matt Rechtien, and Pat Fox. We’re three TU alums, friends, and die-hard fans looking to spread the word about TU sports while offering some unique insight. Not affiliated with The University of Tulsa.
We're back with a special off-season episode! Pat and Matt dive into the Spring Game and what that means for Tulsa's football future, offer some updates on basketball moves a news, and celebrate DaQuan Jeffries' phenomenal performance in the National Slam Dunk Contest. We wrap it up with some NBA comps for Jeffries.
We recap the regular season finale at Memphis, discuss who wins the conference tournament and how far Tulsa will go, coaching possibilities, NCAA bids from the AAC, becoming proxy Big 12 champions, and plenty more.
Matt and Ryan recap our two wins last week to close out the home schedule, investigate Big Basketball vs Curran Scott, discuss Memphis becoming a conference power again, talk TU playing Rocket League, and plenty more.
This week, we spend a lot of time talking two things:
Our current and future lineup rotations
Our chances at a postseason berth
We also discuss our 2-0 record on the road last week, our relatively tough week coming up with Havoc in the Heartland at home and Temple on the road, and a very odd statement made by a ref during the East Carolina game.
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0:00 - 3:40: Intro and Follow-Up
3:40 - 29:20: Recap of Last Week
29:20 - 42:20: Current and Future Rotations
42:20 - 1:02:35: Previews for This Week
1:02:35 - 1:03:50 - Tweet of the Week & Faith in Haith Meter
1:03:50 - End: Postseason Possibilities
Mostly, we spend a lot of time discussing Tulsa's coaching options with Haith's contract expiring next year. We also recap last week's games against Memphis and Wichita State, preview our game on Saturday at home against Temple, talk National Signing Day results, discuss why we never wear blue or gold jerseys, and more.
Side note: we got a second microphone! Sound quality should be noticeably better.
After an 0-2 week and with Pat gone, Matt and Ryan discuss converting to Haitheism. On the other hand, we are finally out of the heretofore mentioned conference gauntlet and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Will Tulsa go undefeated from here on out and be a bubble team come NCAA tournament time, or will the decline continue? We also give a well-deserved shoutout to Redford Jones for signing with the Bears, preview this week's games against Memphis and Wichita State, and pontificate on why Curran Scott was benched. All that and more in this week's Hurricast.
Pat and Ryan talk Tulsa's solid win over UConn, our close loss at preseason favorite UCF, Haith and Hurley getting ejected, Tulsa's shot at making the NCAA tournament, next week's games against Cincinnati and #17 Houston, whether Haith has started looking for more sparks in the lineup, and more.
The gauntlet of conference play threw its first real punch at Tulsa this week, and we did not respond well. We recap our heartbreaking overtime loss to Cincinnati and question why we responded so poorly in our loss to SMU in Dallas; we also take a look forward at this week's home game against UConn and away game at pre-season favorite UCF. Pat then tells us why his faith in Haith has turned a complete 180 from two weeks ago, and women's basketball is doing surprisingly well so far this year. Enjoy!
Matt and Ryan recap Tulsa's tough loss to #17 Houston, our unnecessarily crazy win against South Florida, why Zeke Moore is transferring, the incredibly difficult gauntlet of games we have coming up, UCF, why bowl games kind of suck, and a lot more.
Happy New Year! In this weeks episode Pat and Matt look back at the 2018 out of conference results and look forward to preview the 2019 conference schedule. Matt's also really excited because he bought himself a subscription to KenPom for Christmas and we take a look at the stats that we think will define Tulsa's season.
We talk Tulsa's continued strong play, recap this week's wins over New Orleans and Dayton, discuss the potential of an emerging Zeke Moore, preview the Mayor's Cup against ORU, recognize the AAC's consistently impressive non-conference play, and pontificate on why Pat's faith in Haith is consistently growing.
With football season officially wrapped up, this was the perfect week to focus wholly on basketball. Tulsa beat TWO Big 12 teams this week: in-state rival Oklahoma State and a Kansas State team that went to the Elite 8 last year. We recap those huge games, discuss our players and plays of the game, preview our two games this coming week, check in with what's happening around the conference, and more.
After a week off, the Hurricast is back with an action-packed episode. We talk a lot of football as we recap Tulsa's season-ending win over SMU in the Boomtown Showdown, debate why there aren't more conference rivalries in the American, award our players of the year for the season, talk about who we're most excited about having back next year, and revisit our predictions from our first episode (spoiler: they were not accurate).
For basketball, we try to figure out why we're 1-3 for these past four games, what's going on with our rotation, Pat gives an update on his Faith in Haith meter, and we preview the biggest non-conference week of the year.
We end it all with some segments and shoutouts. Enjoy!
With Ryan out of town this week, we bring you a special episode from Pat and Matt's nook. Another close loss in football and a scary close basketball win are on the agenda for this episode. We also touch on Monty's future, bright spots for next season, and a preview to the #BoomtownShowdown. On the basketball side we talk about the close game against Cal Baptist, our prerecorded reaction to the win over Little Rock, and a preview for the big Nevada game on Turkey Day. Featuring Mox as a special guest.
It's back to reality after we were far too optimistic following last week's win against UConn. For football, we quickly recap Tulsa's ugly loss to Memphis, look ahead to this week's winnable game vs Navy, and hit Matt's depressing stat of the week. For basketball, we discuss our strong start to the regular season, our two wins against Alcorn State and South Carolina State, talk about how great Sterling Taplin and DaQuan Jeffries are looking already, potential rotations going forward, and a lot more. We end it with some shoutouts for Tulsa women's volleyball and men's cross country.
Tulsa won! A football game! By a lot! It was wonderful. For football, we talk about beating UConn on Homecoming and how well we played in every facet, the Five Factors make a comeback, and we preview Memphis coming up this week. For basketball, we dissect the exhibition win over Northeastern State and look ahead to our season/home opener against Alcorn State. We close it out with segments, shoutouts, and some righteous dabbing.
We have a basketball game this week!
Before we get into it, the guys recap losing the first edition of The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. We then debut a new segment, talk basketball and predict our stat leaders for the 2018 basketball season, and end it by prophesying our second win of the year against UConn for Homecoming.
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We quickly relive the sadness that was our game against Arkansas and knock out some segments before getting into the main event: our 2018 TU men's basketball preview!
We talk AAC media days, break down the season, run through our roster this year, and finish it off with some predictions for the year.
We end the episode with what we've been looking forward to all football season: The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. The Golden Hurricane takes on the Green Wave on Saturday in what will decide the superior color-based water phenomenon, as well as the better TU.
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The 🐐, the Slinger from Sanger, QB9, a TU legend — Dane Evans joins the show this week! We talk with him about his time in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats so far, his thoughts on Coach Montgomery, early comparisons between Dane and Seth Boomer, how to revitalize a team that’s down, and more. After the interview, we recap the heartbreaking loss against #23 South Florida, award our players of the game, debut a new segment, and analyze our big upcoming game against Arkansas. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or send us an email at email@example.com.
We finally had a legitimately entertaining game! We recap the game against Houston, debate whether Boomer's first start was actually good or not, discuss the QB competition that will definitely happen again in 2019, answer a listener's question, and more. Feedback? We're @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To end our bye week, we discuss who wins the re-opened quarterback competition, reflect on the season so far, talk winnable games in the future, revisit our preseason predictions from episode 1, and analyze the upcoming game vs Houston. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; or you can send us an email at email@example.com
The boys talk Skipper’s turnovers, whether there will be a QB change after the bye week, winnable games going forward, Golden Hurricast bingo, a very funny tweet of the week, and more. Also, we hit 250 total plays last week! Thank you for supporting the show. Feedback? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In episode four, we bring in our first ever guest to the show! Hunter Hart, creator and writer at Reign Cane Sports, joins us to talk about his thoughts on the team, the conference as a whole and how we stack up, the future of Reign Cane Sports, and more. Outside the interview, we discuss Tulsa’s disappointing showing against Arkansas State, award our players of the game, and debut some fun new segments to the show. Feedback? We’re @GoldenHurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; or you can email us at email@example.com.
We discuss Tulsa's hard-fought game against the Texas Longhorns, our players of the game, why Longhorn Network is the worst, next week's crucial matchup against Arkansas State, and a lot more. Feedback for the show? Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @goldenhurricast, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the second episode of The Golden Hurricast, we discuss our home opening win against Central Arkansas, players who stood out, our 18th ranked defense, Saturday’s game against Texas, and much more. Feedback for the show? We’re @goldenhurricast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or you can email us at email@example.com
The first ever episode of The Golden Hurricast!
To kick off the podcast, we discuss last year’s football season, AAC media days, notable players, the upcoming home opener against Central Arkansas, and give our predictions for the 2018 season.
Note: at the time of recording, the starting quarterback had not been announced. We discuss who we think it will be and why.