December 25, 2012

TU Bowl Breakdown

Tulsa is gearing up for its rematch with Iowa State on Dec. 31. Here's a breakdown of the Golden Hurricane as they prepare for the Liberty Bowl.

They would prefer to focus on football at Tulsa, where the athletic director was fired on Dec. 4. That decision was handed down as the Golden Hurricane learned it would face Iowa State for the second time this season in the 54th annual Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis, Tenn.

The day after Tulsa learned it would be searching for a new athletic director, second-year Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship was named Conference USA Coach of the Year. A day after that, Blankenship was in Memphis for a press conference at the Memphis Racquet Club.

"On behalf of our President, Stead Upham, and the rest of the University of Tulsa, we are so excited and thankful to be here for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl," Blankenship said. "We had to earn our way...

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