May 29, 2001

Good Morning:

In last week's Tulane Talk I told you I would only contact you over the summer if there was some pressing information I thought you should know. Well, I think the magic that took place on the diamond of Turchin Stadium this past weekend is definitely something we should share as a community.

By defeating Oklahoma State in a thrilling 9-8 comeback victory on Sunday, Tulane's baseball team made history, advancing further than any baseball team before them in the quest for a national championship. Our journey to Omaha is far from over, but I know you all share my pride, enthusiasm and gratitude for what Coach Rick Jones and his young men have accomplished so far.

This Friday we will begin a best-of-three Super Regional series against LSU. This is college baseball at its best. I hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend the series. From now through Wednesday staff and faculty, along with season ticket holders and other Green Wave supporters will be given priority in reserving their seats. For more information on tickets and game times visit the athletics web site.

In the meantime, join me in giving our team a hearty "Hullabaloo Cheer" and wishing them continued success. Go Wave.


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