Tulane Green Wave Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Ron Hunter

Team Mascot: Riptide the Pelican

Year Opened: 1933

Capacity: 4100

City / State: New Orleans / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Tulane Green Wave vs New Orleans Privateers

Rival Team: New Orleans Privateers

The Tulane Green Wave and the New Orleans Privateers have an intense rivalry on the court. Bragging rights over the city of New Orleans are always on the line when the two meet, so don’t miss it when Tulane and New Orleans square off.

Tulane Green Wave vs LSU Tigers

Rival Team: LSU Tigers

Tulane and LSU compete for the Tiger Rag on the gridiron, and things get quite heated between the two on the hardwood as well. Tulane and LSU are the two largest schools in the state of Louisiana, creating quite a rivalry between the two. Make sure to be in attendance when the Tigers come to town as you wouldn’t want to miss it.

Tulane Green Wave Stadium Guide

In Game

The Tulane Green Wave play in the quaint 4,100-seat Devlin Fieldhouse. The building’s small size creates an intimate feeling that you won’t find at too many other venues throughout Division I college hoops. The arena’s small size puts you on top of the action and gives attending a Tulane basketball game a unique feel.

Another aspect of the arena that makes a Tulane basketball game a pleasant and enjoyable experience is the fact Devlin Fieldhouse is the ninth oldest continuously operating basketball arena in the nation. You can feel the history the minute you step into the building, so enjoy knowing the fact you’re attending a game at a historic venue when watching the Green Wave play.

While Devlin Fieldhouse may only accommodate 4,100 fans, those in attendance are all loud in their support of the Green Wave. You won’t find any bandwagoners here who are content to sit on their hands, and no matter what the score Green Wave fans can be heard supporting their team.

Finally, New Orleans is a great city to visit, and there are tons of great dining options for before or after the game. Camellia Grill is a great place to grab a burger, and you’ll be able to get an alligator sausage hot dog at nearby Dat Dog.

A Green Wave game is a good time for anyone looking to experience an intimate college basketball venue and is an excellent way to for any college hoops fan to spend some time in the Big Easy.

Things to check out

Center Floor Sign

Snap a picture with the old center floor sign at the front of Devlin Fieldhouse. The sign is a cool piece of history and presents an excellent photo op.


Hanging from rafters of Devlin Fieldhouse are banners celebrating the Green Waves three NCAA Tournament appearances and the best players in Green Wave history. The banners honor Tulane legends including Thompson, Arthur's, and Reed. Check them out to remember all of the best players and teams from the Green Wave’s past.

Team Shop

Those of you looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Tulane will want to stop by the team shop. Here you’ll find a wide variety of Green Wave apparel, so stop by and pick up a t-shirt or hat to commemorate your visit.

Post Game Shootaround

One of the things Devlin Fieldhouse is famous for is the post game shootaround. The post game shootarounds feature greats such as Karl Hoefer and Jack Pontin, so stay after the game and enjoy the post game shootaround.


Riptide is the Pelican mascot of Tulane Athletics, who represents the Green Wave at all major home sporting events. He pumps up the crowd at games, so look for Riptide to provide extra energy when needed to give the Green Wave as much of an edge as possible.

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Tulane Pep Band

The Tulane Pep Band puts on an incredible performance throughout the game and keeps spirits high with their renditions of school songs including “The Hullabaloo” and “The Olive and the Blue.” Win or lose, the pep band creates an incredible in-game atmosphere, so enjoy their tunes throughout the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Hullabaloo

    A One, A Two, A Helluva Hullabaloo
    A Hullabaloo Ray Ray
    A Hullabaloo Ray Ray
    Hooray-Hooray Vars Vars Tee Ay
    Tee Ay, Tee Ay Vars Vars Tee Ay

  2. Tulane Historic Drinking Song

  3. The Olive and the Blue

    Here’s a song for the Olive and the Blue
    Here’s a cheer for the team that’s tried and true,
    Here’s a pledge of loyalty to thee,
    Oh, Tulane Varsity,
    Here’s to the Greenbacks that never will say die
    And here’s to the hearts that are true,
    To the men of Tulane, who are fighting for her name
    For the Olive and the Blue.


    Roll, Green Wave, roll them down the field!
    Hold, Green Wave, that line must never yield!
    When those Greenbacks go charging thru the line,
    They’re bound for Victory,
    Hail Green Wave, for you we give a cheer.
    Hail Green Wave, for you we have no fear,
    So ev’ry man on ev’ry play,
    And then we’ll win the game today,
    Hurrah for Old Tulane.

  4. Alma Mater

    We praise thee for thy past, O Alma Mater!
    Thy hand hath done its work full faithfully.
    The incense of thy spirit has ascended
    And filled America from sea to sea!

    Olive Green and Blue! We love thee!
    Pledge we now our fealty true
    Where the trees are ever greenest,
    Where the skies are purest blue.
    Hear us now, O Tulane, hear us,
    As we proudly sing to thee!
    Take from us our hearts’ devotion,
    Thine we are and thine shall be!

Tulane Green Wave Bars & Restaurants

  1. TJ Quill’s

    TJ Quills

    A cool bar with great food and amazing drinks!

    7600 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge

    Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge

    Snake and Jake's is a small, late night, neighborhood bar that has been voted 'New Orleans Best Dive Bar' many times by our fabulous customers and is a favorite of folks around the world.

    7612 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  3. Redd’s Uptilly Tavern

    Redds Uptilly Tavern

    With over 50 beers available, Redd's offers an excellent authentic New Orleans neighborhood bar experience.

    7601 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. The Boot

    The Boot

    We are primarily famous for our killer specials and proximity to Tulane and Loyola universities.

    1039 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Cooter Brown’s

    Cooter Browns beer

    In the heart of the Black Pearl, Cooter Brown's has been a true New Orleans institution for generations. Come grab a beer, some raw oysters, and watch the game.

    509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Delachaise


    The Delachaise, a neighborhood Wine Bar & Bistro over 350 wines, 36 under $36, full top-shelf bar & handmade food to rival most any restaurant.

    3442 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Cure


    Inspired by the historical period when cocktails grew out of medicine and home remedies, their idea at Cure is to let guests experience having healthy, yet enjoyable cocktails and bites.

    4905 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Monkey Hill

    Monkey Hill

    "Drink. Laugh. Live!" Winner of Where Y'at's "Best Upscale Bar" award - 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

    6100 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. St Joes

    St Joes

    Home of the St. Joe's Blueberry Mojito

    5535 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Boucherie


    Chef Nathanial Zimet serves up seasonal Contemporary Southern Cuisine at Boucherie along side craft cocktails and a rotating selection of beer and wines.

    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  11. Cowbell


    Cowbell in New Orleans is where you can find food. Handmade. Simple. Delicious.

    8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Cochon Butcher

    Cochon Butcher

    Butcher is a butcher shop, a sandwich counter and a wine bar located next door to Cochon.

    930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Plum Street Snoball

    Plum Street Snoball

    Amazingly delicious ice cream and yoghurt that will definitely make your day!

    1300 Burdette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  14. Jacques-Imo’s Cafe

    Pasta Robertos

    Since 1996 Jacques Imo's has been one of the hottest tickets in New Orleans for anyone looking for 'real Nawlin' food.

    8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. The Camellia Grill

    The Camellia Grill fries

    This place serves great delicious food and has good service!

    626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine

    Vincents Italian Cuisine

    Vincent's has been serving great food in New Orleans for the last 20 years.

    7839 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  17. Satsuma Café

    Satsuma Cafe

    Freshly made juices, breakfast and lunch using quality, local and organic ingredients

    7901 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  18. Clancy’s

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    Good food and great service, making your dining experience an outstanding one!

    6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  19. Dat Dog

    Dat Dog

    Dat Dog is a place where amazing and affordable food, fun-loving staff, and bright colors provide you with a sanctuary of joy from the moment you cross its threshold.

    5030 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  20. Bruno’s Tavern

    Brunos Tavern

    Watch your favorite game on one of 10 High Def Plasma televisions, or play a game of darts, pool, or golf. Not in the mood to play? enjoy their 20 draft taps and more bottled beer to choose from.

    7538 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$