Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

From Tulane Hullabaloo: "Remembering Wave's match-up against Havana as Cuba, U.S. repair relations"

February 5th, 2015

Originally posted Monday, January 26, 2015 on The Hullabaloo

By Oliver Grigg

“Many fans have argued that last football season was an embarrassment for the Green Wave considering the hype and renewed energy that Tulane Athletics built prior to the season. In its inaugural season in the on-campus Yulman Stadium, Tulane football concluded its 2014-15 season 3-9 overall, 2-6 in American Athletic Conference play, without a bowl bid and with many questions to answer during the offseason.

The 2014 season, however, was far from a complete disappointment. Rest assured Tulane has endured more shocking moments in its history.

In 1909, the Wave, led by first year head coach Buster Brown, finished 4-3-2. In “A Review of the Football Season” in the 1910 edition of the yearbook, “Jambalaya,” Brown wrote that the Wave “displayed a strong offense but during the greater part of the season the men failed to work together in a satisfactory way, offering less offensive strength than the ability of the men warranted.” Tulane’s offense was held scoreless in three games, and the Wave tied with both Texas and Alabama.”

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Cuba + People
Guadalupe García
Assistant Professor - History