Get to know the Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
Nickname: Golden Hurricane
President: Dr. Steadman Upham
Athletics Director: Dr. Derrick Gragg
Football Facility: H.A. Chapman Stadium (30,000)
Basketball Facility: Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355)
Media Market: No. 59 Tulsa (529,100 TV households)
Sponsored Sports: 18
Men (8) — basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor & outdoor track & field
Women (10) — basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor & outdoor track & field, volleyball
· Tulsa is nestled in the northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma, right in the heart of “Green Country.” The rolling green hills and wooded terrain of the city offers a temperate climate. Tulsans enjoy 227 days of sunshine a year and an average daily temperature of 61 degrees.
· The university's 4,187 students are engaged in 89 major fields of study and graduate programs in 25 disciplines, 10 of which lead to doctoral degrees. Administratively, Tulsa is divided into a graduate school and four colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, engineering and natural sciences and law. The average class size is 20 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 11-to-1.
· Since joining Conference USA, Tulsa has won 49 league championships, which is twice as many as any other school.
· The football program has been ranked among the Top 25 two of the last three seasons and won two Conference USA Championships (2005 & '12) in addition to finishing as runner-up in 2007-08.
· The Golden Hurricane also has earned bowl berths seven of the last eight years and that run includes the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl title.
· Michael Babcock — President and CEO, The Leslie Fay Companies
· Bob Brown — Former reporter, 20/20
· S.E. Hinton — Author, The Outsiders, Tex, Rumble Fish, That Was Then and This is Now
· Steve Largent — Former U.S. Congressman and former National Football League Hall of Fame wide receiver for Seattle Seahawks
· Nancy Lopez — Former Ladies Professional Golfers Association TOUR Hall of Famer
· Rue McClanahan — Actress
· Drew Pearson — President, Drew Pearson Enterprises; former National Football League All-Pro wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys
· Mary Kay Place — Actress, screenwriter and singer
· Gailard Sartain — Actor whose movies include Mississippi Burning and Fried Green Tomatoes