Press conference to welcome AAC commissioner

August 8, 2014 4:45 PM

Roger Dunaway

A new era begins for Tulane University and Green Wave Athletics this year with a new university president, the university’s entrance into the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and a return to campus to play football in the new Yulman Stadium.

Green Wave and American Conference logos
On Monday (Aug. 11) three of these entities will be showcased when new Tulane President Michael A. Fitts and Director of Athletics Rick Dickson host a press conference with AAC commissioner Mike Aresco in the new Yulman Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Following the press conference, a media tour of the stadium will be conducted by Dickson and Aresco.

Video and audio from the press conference will be streamed live on the official athletics website.

The press conference will mark the first event in the new stadium as well as the first public event for President Fitts. Aresco's visit to New Orleans will be the first since Tulane entered the league this past July.

Tulane will kick off the 2014 season on Thursday, Aug. 28, when the Green Wave travels to Oklahoma to take on fellow AAC newcomer Tulsa at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network before opening the home portion of the schedule on Saturday (Sept. 6) against Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. in the new, on-campus Yulman Stadium in front of a national audience on ESPNews.

For season ticket information, which features packages starting as low as $200, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office at 504-861-WAVE (9283).

The Tulane Ticket Office is located on the first floor of the James W. Wilson, Jr. Center and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, log onto the official website.

Roger Dunaway is assistant athletics director for Green Wave Athletics Communication.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000