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The Golden Hurricast

By Ryan Token & Matt Rechtien

A weekly podcast covering Tulsa Golden Hurricane athletics by Ryan Token and Matt Rechtien. We’re two TU alums, friends, and die-hard fans who love talking Tulsa football, basketball, and all other University of Tulsa sports. Not affiliated with The University of Tulsa.
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6-11: Football Finale (Season Recap, Players of the Year, & Basketball)

The Golden HurricastNov 29, 2023

6-11: Football Finale (Season Recap, Players of the Year, & Basketball)

6-11: Football Finale (Season Recap, Players of the Year, & Basketball)

The 2023 Tulsa Football season has come to close as your Golden Hurricane closed out the year with a road win at ECU to finish the year 4-8 (2-6 AAC). We recap that game while also discussing Kirk Francis' efficiency, Braylon Presley, and more.

After that, we break down the 2023 football season as a whole while crowning our Offensive, Defensive, Breakout, and Special Teams Players of the Year.

We then get into the offseason and which players are likely coming back, which have already announced they're leaving, and which position groups we need to target in the portal.

We round out football talk with a look around the American as we get ready for championship weekend as Tulane hosts SMU in the AAC championship game.

Finally, we turn our attention toward basketball as we discuss both the men's and women's seasons so far and what we're looking at on both sides heading into this weekend.

0:00 - Intro
1:51 - ECU Recap
5:00 - Kirk Francis' Future
14:16 - Braylin Presley
16:51 - Turnovers
17:36 - Chase Meyer
20:15 - Players of the Year
44:59 - Portal Szn
1:04:02 - Around the American
1:12:12 - Men's Basketball
1:31:16 - Women's Basketball
1:37:54 - Outro
Nov 29, 202301:39:31
6-10: Gridiron Gloom and Basketball Boom (ft. Kelly Comarda from FTW Collective)

6-10: Gridiron Gloom and Basketball Boom (ft. Kelly Comarda from FTW Collective)

It was Homecoming weekend for the Golden Hurricane which made the loss to a 2-6 Charlotte team all the more painful. We talk about the specifics of that game, but also on what that loss means for the rest of Tulsa's season. After that we bring on Kelly Comarda from @FTWCollective to talk about the 2023 iteration of the #BattleOfTheColorBasedWaterPhenomena.

But it's not all bad for Golden Hurricane sports as the men and women's basketball teams both started off their seasons with wins! We break down those games and talk about what we liked (and a little on what we didn't like so much).


0:00 - Intro and Charlotte Recap

29:16 - Football Players of the Game

37:19 - Interview with Kelly Comarda from @FTWCollective⁠

1:14:42 - Around the American

1:22:21 - Basketball Opening Thoughts

Nov 10, 202301:47:44
6-9: Not a Nice Weekend (SMU Recap, Charlotte Preview, Basketball Season!)
Oct 31, 202301:21:04
6-8: Basketball is Almost Here (Rice Recap, SMU Preview, Basketball Preview ft. Head Coach Eric Konkol)

6-8: Basketball is Almost Here (Rice Recap, SMU Preview, Basketball Preview ft. Head Coach Eric Konkol)

We are back and in a big way! To talk about team #113 for Tulsa basketball we brought on Head Coach Eric Konkol to talk about roster construction, how the team looks so far, goals for this season and so much more.

But, unfortunately its not all good this episode as we start off breaking down the rough 42-10 loss to Rice and look ahead to a good and surprisingly balanced SMU team coming up this weekend.


0:00 - Intro

1:51 - Rice Recap

30:55 - Players of the Week

38:01 - SMU Preview

52:52 - American News

1:02:39 - Interview with Eric Konkol

Oct 26, 202302:06:29
6-7: Flawless Victory (Temple Recap & FAU Preview)

6-7: Flawless Victory (Temple Recap & FAU Preview)

Tulsa routed Temple to establish themselves as AT LEAST the second-best TU in the league. It was the most complete game we've seen from the Golden Hurricane in a long time and hopefully a good look into the future.

We recap that game before previewing the upcoming road trip against the FAU Owls, who draws Tulsa as their first-ever AAC game.

We also touch on the men's basketball non-conference schedule, the passing of George "Doc" Mauerman, and more.


00:00 - Intro

02:01 - Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

05:50 - George "Doc" Mauerman

07:05 - Temple Recap

08:54 - Who Starts at QB Going Forward?

21:20 - Defense Looking Good

28:53 - End-of-Half Strategy

34:50 - Players of the Game

43:15 - Penalties & Injuries

44:30 - FAU Preview

58:06 - Around the American

1:03:25 - Outro

Oct 05, 202301:04:40
6-6: Season Restart (Oklahoma Recap and NIU Preview ft. Eddie Carifio)

6-6: Season Restart (Oklahoma Recap and NIU Preview ft. Eddie Carifio)

Tulsa got handed a tough loss at home from the #19 Oklahoma Sooners to move to 1-2 this season. But the the rest of the season looks much more manageable. To recap the game we talk about the QB situation (again), whether or not the defense is bad (again), and some key pieces missing in action.

Afterwards we bring back Eddie Carifio (@DDCEddieCarifio), Sports Editor from the DeKalb Daily Chronicle (@Daily_Chronicle) to break down the matchup with the Huskies.


0:00 - Intro

1:31 - Tailgate Thoughts

7:30 - Gus T Revisited

13:31 - Oklahoma Recap Pt. 1 - QBs

31:19 - Oklahoma Recap Pt. 2 - Defense

42:04 - Oklahoma Recap Pt. 3 - Key Pieces Missing

50:28 - Players of the Game

1:02:40 - Interview with Eddie Carifio (⁠@DDCEddieCarifio⁠)

1:44:36 - Final Thoughts on NIU Matchup

1:46:48 - Around the AAC

Sep 21, 202302:00:58
6-5: Magic Can Happen (Washington Recap & OU Preview ft. Kegan Reneau)

6-5: Magic Can Happen (Washington Recap & OU Preview ft. Kegan Reneau)

Tulsa fell hard to #8 Washington 48-10 despite a solid effort from 3rd string QB Roman Fuller. To recap that game, we discuss the current QB situation, whether or not the defense is actually bad, and the returns of Keuan Parker and Braylin Presley before awarding our players of the game.

Following that, we turn our attention toward the #19 Oklahoma Sooners. OU comes to (sold out) Chapman Stadium for the first time since 2014 in a huge game for TU. To help us break down the Sooners, we welcome Kegan Reneau from The Franchise and RPM Data.

We get into some great stuff with Kegan, including his thoughts on Washington's receivers vs OU's receivers, the Sooners' vastly improved defense, Dillon Gabriel, the Jeff Lebby/Art Briles situation, and his thoughts on how this game goes.

After wrapping up the OU preview, we take a quick look around the conference in what was a pretty terrible week 2 for the AAC and close things down with a request for feedback.

If you have audio quality issues, specifically on Spotify, Matt's recommendation is to go into Spotify's settings and disable the "Audio Normalization" setting in Settings -> Playback.


0:00 - Intro

1:41 - Wear Blue against OU

2:10 - Washington Recap

4:38 - QB Situation

26:21 - The Defense... Might Be Bed

34:09 - The Returns of Keuan Parker and Braylin Presley

35:47 - Update on the Running Backs

37:50 - Players of the Game

48:46 - Oklahoma Preview ft. Kegan Reneau

1:02:21 - OU's Offense

1:25:43 - OU's (much improved) Defense

1:39:37 - The Jeff Lebby Situation

1:48:42 - Brent Venables Temperature Check

1:51:15 - Venables and Wilson Relationship

1:55:59 - Dillon Gabriel

1:58:15 - Potential Mismatches

2:00:51 - Score Predictions

2:09:41 - Post-Kegan Thoughts

2:13:26 - Around the American

2:22:24 - Outro

Sep 13, 202302:24:55
6-4: Zero Weakness (UAPB Recap & Washington Preview ft. Dub'd Up)

6-4: Zero Weakness (UAPB Recap & Washington Preview ft. Dub'd Up)

Despite a shaky start and an injured Braylon Braxton, Tulsa routed Arkansas - Pine Bluff to go 1-0 and kick the Kevin Wilson era off right.

We talk the biggest news of the week (SMU –> ACC) before getting into the game day experience and recapping the UAPB game.

After that, we welcome in some new friends from Washington! Noah and Izzo from Dub'd Up join the show to help us break down the #8 Washington Huskies and get us ready for Saturday's game.

Finally, we answer some listener questions, take a look at what happened in the AAC during week 1, and give some props to GJ Kinne and the Texas State Bobcats.


0:00 - Intro

1:28 - SMU –> ACC

8:04 - Replacing SMU

14:21 - End of the P6 Moniker

17:34 - The Return of Kelly Hines

18:48 - Game Day Experience

23:32 - Gus T

30:37 - UAPB Recap

1:00:25 - Players of the Game

1:10:45 - Washington Preview ft. Dub'd Up

1:55:35 - Post-Dub'd Up Thoughts

2:02:11 - "You Got Me, I Got You"

2:05:52 - Which Week 1 Game Troubled You the Most?

2:11:20 - Around the American

2:16:07 - GJ Kinne and Texas State

2:18:42 - Outro

Sep 06, 202302:21:15
6-3: Putting Our Season Predictions in Audio

6-3: Putting Our Season Predictions in Audio

The first game of the Kevin Wilson era at Tulsa begins this week when Arkansas Pine-Bluff come to town.

Before getting to our preview of that game we provide our early (and optimistic?) predictions for this season, hand out our annual preseason awards, and take a look at where TU finishes in the first year of the new American.

We wrap up the episode with our thoughts on why Herc >> any of the other mascot options.


0:00 - Intro

2:40 - Record Predictions

4:28 - Schedule Breakdown

23:00 - Conference Standings?

27:30 - Offensive Player(s) of the Year

37:20 - Defensive Player(s) of the Year

44:55 - Breakout Player(s) of the Year

52:25 - Special Team Roster Makeup

56:52 - Arkansas Pine-Bluff Preview

1:04:59 Mascot Predictions plz not Gale

Aug 29, 202301:10:50
6-2: Channel TU News (Football Season Preview ft. Cayden McFarland)

6-2: Channel TU News (Football Season Preview ft. Cayden McFarland)

Opening kickoff is fast approaching for the Golden Hurricane! We brought back Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) to talk about what's he's seen from camp thus far, his thoughts of starting personnel and way more.


0:00 - Intro

2:17 - Start of Interview with Cayden

4:38 - Kevin Wilson and the Coaching Staff

19:51 - Initial Personnel Thoughts from Camp

29:12 - Talking Offensive Side

40:38 - Switching to Defense

51:30 - Listener Questions

1:08:48 - Final Thoughts + Outro

Aug 24, 202301:20:36
6-1: TU As We Define It (Conference Realignment with Tulsa AD Rick Dickson)

6-1: TU As We Define It (Conference Realignment with Tulsa AD Rick Dickson)

We are BACK for the 6th (!) season of the Hurricast!

To kick things off, we welcome Tulsa Athletic Director Rick Dickson back onto the show to discuss the chaos that is conference realignment.

Apologies in advance for the tinny audio in the opening and closing of the pod. Still knocking off some rust from the summer.


0:00 - 3:24: Intro

3:24 - 5:26: Rick Dickson joins the podcast

5:26 - 13:04: New Tulsa mascot

13:04 - 22:26: Football stadium improvements

22:26 - 29:53: The death of the Pac-12

29:53 - 33:56: How well is the AAC positioned?

33:56 - 36:10: Linear TV vs streaming

36:10 - 39:21: Where do you think this will end up for the remaining Pac-4 schools?

39:21 - 44:12: Will the Pac-12 pull the best of the AAC and MWC?

44:12 - 46:23: What is the best-case scenario for Tulsa?

46:23 - 51:35: What happens to the 12-team playoff?

51:35 - 56:52: What is Tulsa's pitch when it comes to realignment?

56:52 - 58:45: Do academics and olympic sports matter as much as they used to in realignment talks?

58:45 - 1:00:40: Have Tulsa's academics slipped enough to matter?

1:00:40 - 1:07:44: More linear TV vs streaming for media deals

1:07:44 - 1:12:06: Not getting left behind & sticking with peers

1:12:06 - 1:13:14: Indoor practice facility

1:13:14 - 1:14:42: Is Rick sailgating?

1:14:42 - 1:23:25: Post-Rick thoughts

1:23:25 - end: Outro

Aug 14, 202301:25:57
5-22: AD Rick Dickson Discusses TU Hall of Fame Weekend & Answers Listener Questions

5-22: AD Rick Dickson Discusses TU Hall of Fame Weekend & Answers Listener Questions

TU Athletic Director Rick Dickson is back on the podcast for an offseason special! We discuss all kinds of things, including:

  • TU Hall of Fame Weekend
  • The Golden Hurricane Champions Fund
  • Media access for football
  • Contracts for assistant coaches
  • Facilities upgrades
  • NIL
  • The new mascot
  • How close TU was to dropping football
  • Plenty more

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0:00 - Intro

2:27 - Rick Dickson Interview

4:24 - New Women's VB Coach Lauren Ramatowski

8:52 - The Process of Hiring Kevin Wilson

14:51 - TU Hall of Fame Weekend

31:38 - The Golden Hurricane Champions Fund

38:09 - Change in Media Access for Football

44:22 - No Contracts for Assistant Coaches?

51:27 - Facilities Upgrades

56:36 - How Important is the Game Day Experience to TU?

1:00:25 - New Mascot Teaser

1:04:22 - NIL

1:23:52 - How Close Was TU To Dropping Football?

1:32:52 - If You Could Change Anything About Athletics at TU, What Would It Be?

Apr 22, 202301:42:12
5-21: Not a Tournament School

5-21: Not a Tournament School

Its conference tournament season and its not looking hot for Tulsa. The women's team was knocked out in their first round rematch with UCF on Monday, and the men's team opened up as 13-point underdogs against Wichita State on Thursday. We did a recap and preview for both before talking about some Tulsa football news - combine, draft trivia and more. 


0:01 - Women's Basketball Recaps

25:08 - Men's Basketball Preview

48:59 - Prince at the Combine

56:16 - Tulsa Draft Trivia

1:00:45 - Special Teams Coach

1:04:08 - Realignment Revisited

1:14:36 - Listener Questions

Mar 08, 202301:23:01
5-20: Sad Trombone Szn

5-20: Sad Trombone Szn

After some time off primarily spent crying over the current status of Tulsa basketball, we are back on our #Hurricast grind. Update: things are still not good! In this one, we ask:

  • Is this the worst season in Tulsa men's basketball history?
  • Would Frank Haith have a better record than Eric Konkol does right now?
  • Why is half the men's team sitting out?
  • What's going on with the women's team?
  • Why is the football coaching staff in such turmoil?

So many questions!


0:00 - Worst Season in Tulsa History?

08:00 - Would Frank Haith Be Doing Better?

11:11 - Why is Half the Team Sitting Out?

13:57 - Men's Basketball Recap

26:26 - Men's Basketball Previews

34:33 - What's Happening with the Women?

51:02 - Women's AAC Tourney Preview

57:01 - Around the American

1:00:48 - Football Coaching Staff Turmoil

1:13:19 - 2023 Football Schedule

1:18:54 - Dane Evans –> BC Lions

1:25:00 - Outro

Mar 01, 202301:26:18
5-19: Curtain Call for TU v UH (ft. The Scott and Holman Pawdcast)

5-19: Curtain Call for TU v UH (ft. The Scott and Holman Pawdcast)

We've got our final* matchup against Houston and to celebrate we've brought on Sam from The Scott and Holman Pawdcast (@SHPawdcast) to help us preview the Wednesday night matchup.

After the interview we dive into the Wichita State loss and preview the men and women's schedules for the next week. (M vs UCF, W vs SMU & Tulane). Finally a quick look at TU's eSports team.

*could actually meet in conference tournament


0:00 - Intro

01:19 - Interview with The Scott and Holman Pawdcast (@SHPawdcast)

42:12 - WSU Recap

53:50 - UCF Preview

58:30 - Women's Basketball Previews (SMU & Tulane)

1:05:45 - Around the AAC

1:09:03 - TU eSports Team

Feb 07, 202301:12:07
5-18: Basketball Struggles and Football Optimism

5-18: Basketball Struggles and Football Optimism

If you didn't already know, Tim Dalger is your father. The man has been playing harder than ever before.

However, it's been a down couple of weeks for both the men's and women's teams. The men have lost three straight by double digits, and the women went on their first losing streak of the year before bouncing back with a big win over Cincinnati.

On the flip side, there is a ton of optimism around football. Kevin Wilson's staff has been completed and his first signing day has come and gone. We discuss whether stats are actually for losers, break down his finalized staff, walk through all the new players, and debate who has the best name of the group.


0:00: Men's Basketball Recaps

26:57: Men's Basketball Previews

34:29: Women's Basketball Recaps

42:54: Women's Basketball Previews

48:57: Around the AAC

53:31: Stats are for Losers

58:47: Kevin Wilson's Staff

1:05:37: Football Signing Day and Transfers

1:21:51: Outro

Feb 04, 202301:23:34
5-17: Conference Openers and Coaching Hires

5-17: Conference Openers and Coaching Hires

We are back from the holiday break with a jam-packed episode looking at basketball and football news and notes. Starting off with a deep dive into the opening weeks of the men and women's basketball teams which has been great for the women, and not so great for the men. We then recap the flurry of hires that Kevin Wilson has made to fill out the coaching staff and offer our thoughts.


0:00 - Intro

1:20 - Men's Basketball Recap

31:41 - Temple + WSU Previews

44:52 - Men's Player(s) of the Week

48:01 - Women's Basketball Recap

1:06:20 - Women's Player(s) of the Week

1:10:00 - Houston Preview

1:15:36 - Around the AAC

1:19:23 - Football Coaching News and Updates

1:47:37 - Tulane Cotton Bowl Thoughts

Jan 10, 202301:56:15
5-16: Becoming Tulsa's Team

5-16: Becoming Tulsa's Team

After a flurry of local commits (Braylin Presley, Grayson Tempest, Devin Robinson) and the return of Braylon Braxton and Malachai Jones, Kevin Wilson is off to the hottest possible start as Tulsa's Head Football Coach. 

We discuss the latest football commitments before getting into men's and women's basketball, taking a look at what was another big week for the AAC, debriefing on Lauren Ramatowski - the new Tulsa Women's Volleyball head coach, and recapping the first tranche of AAC bowl games.

Dec 21, 202201:15:25
5-15: All Quiet On the Football Front, But Lots of BBall

5-15: All Quiet On the Football Front, But Lots of BBall

After the whirlwind of football news last week with the hiring on Kevin Wilson, things have mostly returned to normal. We haven't heard too much news out of the program other than some transfer news and notes in the last week. 

But basketball season is starting to ramp up for both the men and women's team who went 1-1 and 2-0 this week respectively. Both teams are closing up the non-conference schedule in the next week and we talk about our Players of the Week and look ahead to their next couple of matchups. 

Time Stamps

0:00 - More Kevin Wilson Thoughts and News

37:09 - Transfer Portal News

43:01 - Monty Lands at Auburn

46:35 - Men's Basketball

1:09:45 - Women's Basketball

1:28:39 - Around the AAC

Dec 14, 202201:36:24
5-14: The Kevin Wilson Era Begins (ft. Joey Kaufman from the Columbus Dispatch)

5-14: The Kevin Wilson Era Begins (ft. Joey Kaufman from the Columbus Dispatch)

Tulsa has found their new coach in Ohio State Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson. We have our initial reactions on the hire as well as on his introductory press conference. We then talk with Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) from the Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) about his thoughts on the Wilson.

Afterwards Ryan talks AAC Championship Game notes, men and women's basketball, some AAC basketball, and his thoughts on TU's decision to move on from Coach Ryan Wills.


0:00 - Kevin Wilson Reaction and Thoughts

43:21 - Interview with Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman)

1:14:13 - AAC Championship Recap

1:21:16 - Men's Basketball - ORU and More

1:30:23 - Women's Basketball - NET and More

1:32:46 - Around the AAC BBall Edition

1:37:25 - Volleyball Coaching Annoucement

Dec 07, 202201:42:53
5-13: Our #MontyWatch is Ended (ft. John Tranchina & Cayden McFarland)

5-13: Our #MontyWatch is Ended (ft. John Tranchina & Cayden McFarland)

The Philip Montgomery era at The University of Tulsa has come to a close, as the university parted ways with him on Sunday afternoon. 

To discuss the fallout of that decision, we bring on not one, but TWO, guests.

First, we welcome the Tulsa World's TU Beat Writer John Tranchina to the show for the first time to discuss whether Coach Montgomery should've been fired or not, thoughts on him as a man and a coach, how this move impacts the transfer portal, John's favorite Montgomery-era memories, and even some men's soccer talk. 

After that, Cayden McFarland joins the show to look into the future and debate which candidates make the most sense and why, whether TU is a "hard place to win", whether connection to the university matters, and plenty more. 

We round things out by giving our own thoughts on the coaching situation and briefly summarizing the rest of the recent events in the TU athletics world.


0:00 - Intro

2:49 - The End of the Montgomery Era (ft. John Tranchina)

38:22 - Head Coach Candidates (ft. Cayden McFarland)

1:18:21 - More Coaching Thoughts

1:37:56 - Football Recap

1:43:28 - Men's Basketball

1:50:52 - Women's Basketball

1:54:26 - Women's Volleyball Season Ends

1:56:28 - Men's Soccer Season Ends

2:01:59 - Outro

Dec 01, 202202:04:16
5-12: The #MontyWatch Returns (ft. Rob Steeg from The Daily Stampede)

5-12: The #MontyWatch Returns (ft. Rob Steeg from The Daily Stampede)

HOO BOY have we got a packed episode for you this week. 

After Tulsa football's loss to Memphis last week, we are officially bowl-ineligible and the #MontyWatch discussion is reignited. We dig into Coach Montgomery's status, potential names in the college football coaching world to watch for, and more. 

After that, we bring in Rob Steeg from The Daily Stampede to preview this week's game against the USF Bulls and also commiserate with us about head coaching woes. Rob was a blast as usual, definitely tune in for the interview. 

We round things out by talking men's basketball signing day, the win over Jackson State, and previewing the Myrtle Beach Invitational before getting into women's basketball, men's soccer headed to the NCAA Tournament, cross country heading to the NCAA National Championships, and more. 


0:00 - Memphis Recap

9:35 - #MontyWatch

37:33 - Players of the Game

45:56 - Future AAC Football Schedules

55:15 - Around the AAC (Football Edition)

1:00:49 - USF Preview ft. Rob Steeg of The Daily Stampede

2:06:57 - Men's Basketball Signing Day

2:08:58 - Men's Basketball Recap

2:31:41 - Myrtle Beach Invitational Preview

2:37:02 - Women's Basketball

2:44:30 - Around the AAC (Basketball Edition)

2:47:31 - Men's Soccer -> NCAA Tournament

2:50:00 - Cross Country -> NCAA National Championships

2:54:30 - Women's Volleyball

2:55:41 - Outro

Nov 16, 202202:57:34
5-11: Sports are Rough – Tulane Recap / Memphis Preview / BBall Recap

5-11: Sports are Rough – Tulane Recap / Memphis Preview / BBall Recap

Tulsa had a rough sports week, with the women's basketball team's domination of Alcorn State being the lone bright spot. Football dropped a somewhat boring game to Tulane, basketball was unable to closeout Oregon State in the second half, and men's soccer dropped their AAC tournament opener to Memphis at home in OT. Here's hoping this upcoming week plays out better.


0:00 - Tulane Recap

18:00 - Players of the Game

32:30 - Around the American

45:47 - Memphis Preview

58:08 - Men's Basketball Recap + Preview

1:19:54 - Women's Basketball Recap + Preview

1:29:01 - Around the American Part 2 Basketball Edition

1:34:27 - Men's Soccer (Season Maybe Over?)

1:43:33 - Volleyball

1:45:38 - Matt's Poorly Phrased Trivia Question

Nov 09, 202201:49:00
5-10: The Megasode Returns — Homecoming Recap, Tulane Preview (ft. JP Gooderham of Fear the Wave), & Basketball Season Previews

5-10: The Megasode Returns — Homecoming Recap, Tulane Preview (ft. JP Gooderham of Fear the Wave), & Basketball Season Previews

After a week away due to traveling and enjoying Tulsa's Homecoming festivities (and issues with Apple Podcasts), we're back with a PACKED episode for you. We've got a football recap, we've got a football preview with JP Gooderham from Fear the Wave, we've got BASKETBALL SEASON on deck with Men's & Women's basketball season previews. It's a busy one. 

Unfortunately it kicks off on a down note as we need to discuss yet another Tulsa football loss - this time dropping the Homecoming game vs SMU. 

We recap the SMU game before welcoming in JP Gooderham of Fear the Wave fame. After moving on from football, we turn to basketball season (which starts on Monday, November 7th for both squads) and preview both teams. Following that, we break down other sports including cross country's continued conference dominance, men's soccer looking strong heading into championship szn, women's soccer's unfortunate early end, the passing of Dale McNamara, and more. 


0:00 - SMU/Homecoming Recap

33:32 - Players of the Game

46:03 - Around the American

49:57 - Tulane Preview ft. JP Gooderham from Fear the Wave

1:29:32 - Men's Basketball Season Preview

2:11:54 - Women's Basketball Season Preview

2:24:29 - Cross Country Dominance

2:31:49 - Men's Soccer

2:32:39 - Women's Soccer (season is over ☹️)

2:37:52 - Women's Volleyball

2:39:24 - Women's Golf and Dale McNamara

2:43:00 - Outro

Nov 03, 202202:44:33
5-9: Goodbye Bye Week — Temple Preview and Tulsa Sports Roundup

5-9: Goodbye Bye Week — Temple Preview and Tulsa Sports Roundup

The bye week is over and football is back as The Golden Hurricane hit the road to take on Temple on Friday. This game offers Tulsa a much needed chance to get back on track, and hopefully showcase a healthier team. We break down this TU-TU matchup in depth before diving in to all the other sports happening around campus.


0:00 - Bye week thoughts and Temple Preview

28:31 - Around the American

43:00 - Women's Golf

45:32 - Cross Country

48:46 - Soccer

51:40 - Volleyball

53:30 - Basketball Preseason News

Oct 19, 202201:01:12
5-8: Vibe Shift — Navy Recap & J.J.'s No Sports Zone (ft. J.J. Cody Fox)

5-8: Vibe Shift — Navy Recap & J.J.'s No Sports Zone (ft. J.J. Cody Fox)

Y'all, Tulsa at Navy in 2022 will go down as one of the worst college football games I have ever watched as a Tulsa fan. Almost nothing good happened for TU as Navy boat-raced the Hurricane 53-21 in Annapolis. We discuss what went wrong, Monty's adjustments (or lack thereof), Brin & Braxton, special teams nightmares, and plenty more. 

The lone (very) bright spot was Keylon Stokes, who surpassed both his brother (Keevan Lucas) and Dan Bitson in Tulsa's all-time receiving yards list to take the #2 spot. The only hurdle left is Tulsa great Howard Twilley, who stands just 28 yards away. 

We recap the Navy game and talk other Tulsa sports from this past week, but Tulsa football has their bye week this week! So no preview this week. 

To switch things up, we welcome J.J. Cody Fox onto the show for the 3rd annual J.J.'s No Sports Zone! We talk about all kinds of things, including her recent marriage to former Golden Hurricast co-host Pat Fox, near-death experiences, Survivor, Oktoberfest,  AIM screen-names, halloween costumes, walk-up songs, and a bunch more. It was a blast as usual. Check it out!


0:00 - Navy Recap

38:50 - Players of the Week

47:07 - Around the American

52:30 - Other Tulsa sports this week

1:02:02 - J.J.'s No Sports Zone

Oct 11, 202202:20:44
5-7: An Ugly Game — Cincy Recap and Navy Preview (ft. Mike James from The Mid Report)

5-7: An Ugly Game — Cincy Recap and Navy Preview (ft. Mike James from The Mid Report)

The Tulsa v. Cincy rivalry has gotten uglier with each passing year and this last one was no different. We talk about all the ugliness that took place on the field, but also all the great stuff that TU is doing off the field - tailgates, food, gamely atmosphere, etc. We then bring Mike James (@navybirddog) from @TheMidReport to once again help us preview the Tulsa-Navy matchup this weekend.


Cincy Recap: 0:00

Tailgate Talk: 37:23

Nacho Review: 43:29

Players of the Game: 45:06

Navy Preview w/ @navybirddog: 1:11:48

Women's Soccer: 2:09:04

Men's Soccer: 2:12:20

Volleyball: 2:14:06

Cross Country: 2:15:51

Oct 04, 202202:19:54
5-6: Tulsa's Time is Now — Ole Miss Recap, the Future of TU Athletics (ft. Tulsa AD Rick Dickson), & Cincinnati Preview (ft. Brandon from GoBeercats)

5-6: Tulsa's Time is Now — Ole Miss Recap, the Future of TU Athletics (ft. Tulsa AD Rick Dickson), & Cincinnati Preview (ft. Brandon from GoBeercats)

The first multi-guest episode in Hurricast history! We recap the Ole Miss game and crown our Players of the Week before bringing in TWO different guests this episode. 

First, we welcome Tulsa Athletic Director Rick Dickson back onto the show. We talk about Ole Miss, the soon-to-be 12-team College Football Playoff and what that means for Tulsa, new upgrades coming to TU facilities, and answer some listener questions around an Indoor Practice Facility, scheduling non-conference games, and what the financial situation has been like before & after Rick arrived back on campus. 

After that, Brandon from the GoBeercats podcast and blog joins the show to break down the Cincinnati Bearcats for us. Always a blast chatting with Brandon, and I think we both agree that this will be a close game on Saturday. 

We round things out with a look at how TU's other teams are doing and give a shout out to a great breast cancer awareness t-shirt fundraiser that TU's Master of Athletic Training Program is putting on. 


GoBeercats: @GoBeercats on Twitter and

TU's MAT Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shit Fundraiser:


0:00: Ole Miss recap

42:08: 12-team playoff and TU facility improvements discussion with Rick Dickson

2:03:12: Around the American

2:20:28: Cincinnati preview with Brandon from GoBeercats

3:03:08: Additional Cincy preview discussion

3:07:26: Men's basketball schedule release

3:12:14: Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Cross Country

3:17:05: Breast Cancer Awareness  T-Shirt Fundraiser by TU's MAT Program

Sep 28, 202203:21:46
5-5: Taking Care of Business — JSU Recap and Ole Miss Preview (ft. Ruby Draayer from Red Cup Rebellion)

5-5: Taking Care of Business — JSU Recap and Ole Miss Preview (ft. Ruby Draayer from Red Cup Rebellion)

Ryan and Matt may have been at a wedding, but they're still going to talk about Tulsa's dominant win over Jacksonville State last weekend. We then bring on @RubyDraay from @RedCupRebellion to talk about this weekends matchup against Ole Miss in Oxford. The episode wraps up with some live reaction to a TU win and recaps for soccer and volleyball. 

JSU Recap: Start

Players of the Week: 17:17

Around the American: 32:24

Interview with Ruby: 44:08

Interview Thoughts: 1:09:30

Women's Soccer: 1:18:50

Volleyball: 1:21:55

Men's Soccer: 1:24:13

Sep 22, 202201:28:43
5-4: A Win's A Win — NIU Recap & Jacksonville State Preview

5-4: A Win's A Win — NIU Recap & Jacksonville State Preview

TU got out to one of the fastest starts we've seen from them in recent memory against Northern Illinois, going up 17-0 early and 24-7 at halftime; but it (almost) all came tumbling down in the 2nd half as the Hurricane pulled off a dramatic 38-35 victory over the NIU Huskies. 

We dig in to the Northern Illinois game and the gameday experience improvements before awarding our players of the week, previewing Jacksonville State, and talking other TU sports. 


0:00 – NIU Recap

26:45 – Gameday Experience Improvements

40:22 – Players of the Week

51:28 – Around the American

1:00:05 – Jacksonville State Preview

1:08:20 – Men's & Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball

1:11:43 – Update on TU players in the NFL 

1:13:50 – Outro

Sep 13, 202201:15:04
5-3: Why Oh Wyoming — Recap + NIU Preview (ft. Eddie Carifio from the Daily Chronicle)

5-3: Why Oh Wyoming — Recap + NIU Preview (ft. Eddie Carifio from the Daily Chronicle)

Tulsa suffered a frustrating loss in Laramie 37–40 to start off the season. We talk about some of the flukey plays and mistakes that cost Tulsa a very winnable game. But we also discuss some of the highlights and positive takeaways that we saw and how those will impact the season going forward. 

We then bring on Eddie Carifio (@DDCEddieCarifio) from the DeKalb Daily Chronicle (@Daily_Chronicle) to preview the matchup with the Huskies this week.

Wrapping up we talk about men and women's soccer, a note on Sam Crawford, basketball court redesign and a quick Tyler Smith update.

Time Stamps

Wyoming Recap: Start

Players of the Week: 48:05

Interview with Eddie Carifio: 57:46

Brin Analytics Article: 1:34:50

Men and Women's Soccer: 1:38:42

Sam Crawford: 1:40:41

Basketball Court Redesign: 1:42:48

Tyler Smith Note: 1:50:42

Sep 07, 202201:54:02
5-2: Season Predictions & Wyoming Preview (ft. Cody Tucker from 7220 Sports in Wyoming)

5-2: Season Predictions & Wyoming Preview (ft. Cody Tucker from 7220 Sports in Wyoming)


We are extremely psyched for the season opener at Wyoming this coming Saturday. Catch it on FS1 at 2:30pm central time. 

This episode, before previewing Wyoming, we round out our season preview with a focus on predictions and personnel. We discuss the major losses and additions to the roster, new faces on the coaching staff, and make our predictions for Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and the Breakout Players of the Year. We also get into Tulsa's schedule a bit more to discuss the home game themes and where we think the ceiling and floor is for the team this year. 

After that, we welcome in Cody Tucker from 7220 Sports in Wyoming and the Roaring Repeater podcast. Cody helps us get into what the Cowboys are like this year, their Week 0 blowout loss to the Illini, all of the new faces on their roster, and where things stand with Head Coach Craig Bohl as he enters his 9th season in Laramie. 

Follow Cody on Twitter @7220sports


0:00 - 26:55: Personnel Changes

26:55 - 1:01:24: Offensive/Defensive/Breakout Player(s) of the Year Predictions

1:01:24 - 1:25:10: Schedule Wrap Up (gameday improvements, home game themes, record ceiling and floor predictions)

1:25:10 - 2:16:51: Wyoming Preview ft. Cody Tucker from 7220 Sports and the Roaring Repeater podcast

2:16:51 - end: Men's & Women's Soccer, new basketball court design, other round-ups

Aug 30, 202202:26:39
5-1: THE GOLDEN HURRICA5T (Season Preview ft. Jerry Ostroski)

5-1: THE GOLDEN HURRICA5T (Season Preview ft. Jerry Ostroski)

Summer is almost over and The Golden Hurricast is back baby! To help us start our fifth season off with a bang we brought on TU legend Jerry Ostroski to help us talk football, football, and more football (and a little bit about cats).
We asked Jerry about his general thoughts on the team, did a deep dive looking at TU's 2022 schedule game by game, and wrapped up with some listener questions.
Aug 23, 202202:09:41
4-31: Good Juju & The Future of TU Athletics (ft. Rick Dickson)

4-31: Good Juju & The Future of TU Athletics (ft. Rick Dickson)

Tulsa Athletic Director Rick Dickson joins the show! 

We discuss Rick's return to Tulsa, his biggest moments as an AD, TU's forthcoming new mascot, conference realignment, adding sports, NIL, an indoor practice facility, and so much more. 

It was a jam-packed two hours. You'll want to tune in to the full thing. We had a blast with Rick and TU athletics is in great hands.

May 24, 202201:58:52
4-30: Year in Review

4-30: Year in Review

What a year it's been! Ryan and Matt take a look back at some of the best and worst games across all sports, discuss other memorable moments in athletics and hand out our first ever athletics report cards. Additionally we talk about the NFL draft and other big things happening in Tulsa's future.

May 17, 202202:55:11
4-29: Hurricane Party (ft. Eric Konkol)

4-29: Hurricane Party (ft. Eric Konkol)

Eric Konkol, the new Head Men's Basketball Coach at The University of Tulsa, joins the show! 

In what has got to be the best 1-2 episode punch in the history of this podcast, we bring on Coach Konkol after interviewing TU President Brad Carson last show. 

We talk National Signing Day, recruiting, what drew him to Tulsa, getting involved in the community, Jim Larrañaga, coaching styles, building programs, and a heck of a lot more in what is a jam-packed interview. Thanks @everyone for sending in such great questions for coach. 

After talking with coach, we spend some time discussing the Spring Game before some quicker notes on TU Women's Basketball signees, the Blue & Gold Gala, the Underdog Dynasty podcast, and some closing notes on merch and subscribers (thank you very much to our newest subscriber: Brett Gwartney). 

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!

Apr 15, 202201:34:31
4-28: Renaissance (ft. Brad Carson)

4-28: Renaissance (ft. Brad Carson)

A lot has happened in Tulsa sports in the last two weeks. The biggest news is, of course, Eric Konkol being named the new head coach of the men's basketball team. To discuss that huge hire and so much more around the world of TU, we brought in Brad Carson, the President of The University of Tulsa, to get his thoughts and to get some insight on athletics from an administration perspective.
Mar 30, 202202:12:53
4-27.5: Special WNIT Mini-Sode!

4-27.5: Special WNIT Mini-Sode!

Tulsa beat North Texas in the first round of the WNIT and takes on Wyoming, Sunday in the second round! Matt breaks down what happened in game one, and breaks down the matchup with the Cowgirls.

Mar 19, 202217:22
4-27: A Whole New World

4-27: A Whole New World

The Haith era at Tulsa is over. Welcome to our longest episode ever. 

Listen in as we recap the end of the men's basketball season, dig in to Frank Haith's resignation and what led to it, discuss a LOT of potential coaching candidates (the Mike Anderson dream is now dead 😢), get mad about the All-AAC teams, and break down Tulsa's matchup in the WNIT.


0:00 - 20:19: Men's basketball recap

20:19 - 1:00:34: Frank Haith resigns

1:00:34 - 2:08:32: Men's basketball coaching candidates

2:08:32 - 2:15:08: Tulsa's All-AAC snubs

2:15:08 - end: Tulsa –> Women's NIT

Mar 15, 202202:28:01
4-26: Tourney Time

4-26: Tourney Time

What a wild finish to the regular season for men's basketball. We talk about the incredible Senior Day win over UCF, recap and preview Wichita State and discuss the men's chances in the conference tournament. Afterwards we break down the final two games of the women's season and give some *very* early thoughts about next years squad.

Mar 10, 202201:21:22
4-25: Are We The Fighting School Now?

4-25: Are We The Fighting School Now?

We discuss fighting, men's and women's basketball as their regular seasons wind down, senior days, break down a bit of the women's AAC tournament, and take a look around the league. 

We also talk some USFL, Spring football, and a fresh transfer out of TU. 


0:00 - 4:40: Follow-up on last week's episode on attendance and apathy at TU

4:40 - 28:07: Men's basketball recap (and a discussion on fighting)

28:07 - 47:21: Men's basketball previews for Wichita State and UCF (Senior Day!)

47:21 - 58:23: Around the American

58:23 - 1:11:05: Women's basketball

1:11:05 - 1:15:05: Tulsa –> USFL

1:15:05 - 1:16:47: Women's basketball transition

1:16:47 - 1:17:41: Spring football

1:17:41 - 1:22:21: James Palmer transferring & an updated look at the TE room

1:22:21 - End: Shout out to the tennis teams

Mar 01, 202201:24:06
4-24: Imagine All the People

4-24: Imagine All the People

In this week's episode we spend a lot of time lamenting about the University's seemingly apathetic commitment to making TU athletics a fun experience for their fans. Afterwards we dive into some basketball recaps and finish off with some football schedule first thoughts.


0:00 - 30:30: Attendance rant

30:30 - 39:56: Men's basketball recap

39:56 - 47:18: Angie Nelp's Chalk Talk & more attendance ranting

47:18 - 1:02:30: Men's basketball preview (SMU & ECU)

1:02:30 - 1:14:30: Around the American

1:14:30 - 1:23:06: Women's basketball recap

1:23:06 - 1:25:01: Women's basketball preview (ECU & Wichita State)

1:25:01 - 1:32:05: Football schedule release

1:32:05 - end: The College Basketball Stories Podcast recap 

Feb 22, 202201:36:16
4-23: A Reason For Hope?

4-23: A Reason For Hope?

A few losses, a win, AAC CHAOS, fun football coaching hires, and even a section on textbooks!


0:00 - 7:45: Initial recap

7:45 - 15:50: What went wrong with the men's team?

15:50 - 19:37: Legends Days win over Cincy

19:37 - 28:30: Basketball Themes of the Week

28:30 - 31:50: Basketball Previews

31:50 - 37:08: Around the AAC

37:08 - 44:37: Women's Basketball

44:37 - 49:02: Craig Suits hired as TU's new LB coach

49:02 - 53:15: Gary McGraw hired as TU's new cornerbacks coach

53:15 - 56:04: Lovie Smith and Dennis Allen are NFL head coaches

56:04 - end: TU "buying" textbooks for freshmen

Feb 16, 202201:00:57
4-22: Extremes

4-22: Extremes

This week was like something out of a Charles Dickens' novel: the men's team suffered the worst loss in almost 20 years to Tulane, and followed it up with a 31-point route of South Florida. And the women's team beat Memphis on the strength of their speed and guard play, but faltered on the road against Cincy because of the inside game. We break down their weeks, talk a little football, Matt had to do some quick math live, and we wrap it all up with an exciting merch announcement.

Feb 01, 202201:03:42
4-21: Surrender the Outcome (ft. Angie Nelp)

4-21: Surrender the Outcome (ft. Angie Nelp)

New Tulsa women's basketball head coach Angie Nelp joins the Hurricast to discuss the record breaking start to the season, what led to it, how she plans to sustain the success, what Chalk Talk is, and if she has any advice for the men's team. She even breaks out a couple phrases that I think definitely count as life lessons (see the title). 

After we talk with Coach Nelp, we continue with women's basketball, talk some men's basketball, take a look around the league, discuss the Tulsa Tower play, break down the Luke Olson –> Defensive Coordinator promotion, and a bunch more. 

Come for the interview with Angie Nelp, stay for a fun breakdown of the Tulsa Tower play from 1916. 


0:00 - 36:55: Women's basketball with Angie Nelp

36:55 - 55:45: More women's basketball

55:45 - 1:03:33: Around the American

1:03:33 - 1:12:15: Men's basketball

1:12:15 - 1:16:28: Tulsa Tower Play

1:16:28 - 1:18:45: OT Tyler Smith declares for NFL Draft

1:18:45 - 1:19:37: Trevis Gipson earns Chicago Bears' 2021 Most Improved Player award

1:19:37 - 1:21:35: Dexter McCoil retires from football

1:21:35 - 1:23:38: Jaxon Player commits to Baylor

1:23:38 - 1:24:24: Jesse Williams promoted from just OL coach to OL coach & Defensive Run Game Coordinator

1:24:24 - End: Luke Olson named new Defensive Coordinator

Jan 24, 202201:30:30
4-20: Two More Failed Comebacks

4-20: Two More Failed Comebacks

The men's basketball team has four straight losses by five points or less, including two to Temple and Houston this week. But their Kenpom ranking actually improved over the same time. Meanwhile the women's team has continued their best season of the decade with a dominant win over East Carolina. We break down all of this plus more more!

Jan 18, 202201:07:43
4-19: Football Season Wrap Up (ft. Cayden McFarland)

4-19: Football Season Wrap Up (ft. Cayden McFarland)

After a few weeks off for a nice holiday break, we are back in a big way with our football season wrap up episode! 

We talk some basketball before welcoming in Cayden McFarland from 2 News Oklahoma (KJRH) to break down Tulsa's 2021 football season. We discuss what a "good" season looks like for TU, how this team and staff compare to past teams, our feelings about Philip Montgomery, the transfer portal, and much much more. We also hand out some end-of-season awards. 

To close things out, we take a look around the American so far this basketball season, talk some women's basketball, and discuss the latest transfer news and NFL draft declarations. 


0:00 - 13:40: Memphis recap & feelings about the season so far

13:40 - 23:55: Men's basketball preview for Temple & Houston

23:55 - 1:34:06: Football season wrap up & awards with Cayden McFarland

1:34:23 - 1:37:16: Around the American

1:37:16 - 1:45:07: Women's basketball

1:45:07 - 1:50:37: Transfer portal news, NFL draft declarations, other quick picks

1:50:37 - 1:51:50: Outro

Jan 10, 202201:51:50
4-18: Reign-y Day at the Beach

4-18: Reign-y Day at the Beach

Happy Holidays! In this episode we talk about Tulsa's big bowl win over Old Dominion, talk about the *lack* of men's basketball, the ongoing hot streak on the women's side, and Go-Go on some Brennan Marion speculation.

Dec 22, 202101:05:54
4-17: Just Beachy (ft. Harry Minium)

4-17: Just Beachy (ft. Harry Minium)

It's Myrtle Beach Bowl preview time! To help us break down the big game against the Monarchs on December 20th, we bring in Old Dominion Athletics senior writer Harry Minium. We talk with Harry about Old Dominion's 1-6 start, the many talented young guns on this team, the rebuild Ricky Rahne has undertaken, how he thinks this game will go, and much more.

No Matt in this one, so I take the rest of it solo style. I recap last week's basketball games against Loyola Marymount and Southern Illinois, preview this week's games vs Alcorn State and Colorado State, break down the Grey Cup (☹️), take a look at how the AAC has done in basketball so far this year, and plenty plenty more. Hope you enjoy!


0:00 - 14:00: Basketball recaps

14:00 - 23:10: Basketball previews

23:10 - 1:00:30: Myrtle Beach Bowl preview with Harry Minium

1:00:30 - 1:08:13: Grey Cup recap

1:08:13 - 1:15:00: AAC basketball week-in-review

1:15:00 - 1:18:07: AAC bowl game roundup

1:18:07 - 1:21:02: Joe Gillespie & Carlton Buckels update

1:21:02 - 1:22:25: Women's basketball on fire

1:22:25 - 1:24:17: Outro

Dec 14, 202101:24:19
4-16: Lots to Talk About

4-16: Lots to Talk About

Tulsa basketball had two games last week (spoiler: they lost both), but there is way more Tulsa news to talk about this week! Join us as we discuss the ORU / Boise State games, football playoffs and bowls, coaching news, transfer status, and Grey Cup action.

*This episode was recorded before the big Defensive Coordinator news came out, so Matt for sure jinxed us.

Dec 07, 202101:24:05