Tulane football to be recognized for Cotton Bowl win Wed. at Pels vs Heat game

Tulane safety Macon Clark, center, celebrates the team's victory over Central Florida in the...
Tulane safety Macon Clark, center, celebrates the team's victory over Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday (Dec. 3) at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)(MATTHEW HINTON | AP)
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 12:03 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It just gets better and better for Tulane football.

Teams officials for New Orleans’s NBA franchise confirmed that all Green Wave players and coaches will be in attendance when the Pelicans host the Miami Heat in the Smoothie King Center Wednesday (Jan. 18) at 7 p.m. so that they can be recognized for their historic 46-45 come from behind Cotton Bowl win and 12-2 season finish.

The major bowl win capped off what is arguably the greatest program turnaround in college football history. The season prior, Tulane finished with a forgettable 2-12 overall record.

The Green Wave run has made head coach Willie Fritz and his players folk heroes around the city. Fritz will ride in Endymion as Grand Marshall.


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The Pelicans say that when doors open at SKC Wednesday, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the Cotton Bowl trophy in section 105 until tip-off.

Like the Green Wave, the Pelicans are hoping to end their current season strong after taking off on one of their better starts in franchise history. The Pels are currently 26-18 and hold the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference.


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