In the morning hours of Monday, August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and forever changed,


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not just the city, but Tulane University, Tulane Athletics and the lives of all 308 student-athletes.

In one of the darkest hours for both the university and community, Tulane’s student-athletes rose above personal loss and chose to do what had to be done. The group forged ahead to “Carry the Torch, Represent the Name and Be the Face” of Tulane University and the City of New Orleans to the rest of the country. They competed and attended classes on four different campuses (Louisiana Tech University, SMU, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University) while never having a true home field.

The Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will honor its 2005-06 “Katrina Class” with their induction into the 2015 Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 at Yulman Stadium.

If you were one of those 308 Tulane student-athletes who lived through the Katrina year, what are your thoughts ten years after Katrina? We opened this blog, so former Tulane athletes can discuss issues like Katrina. Hopefully, we can open the blog to more events and remembrances in Tulane Athletic history. Thanks and ROLL WAVE!

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