Tulsa Golden Hurricane Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Eric Konkol

Team Mascot: Captain Cane

Year Opened: 1998

Capacity: 8355

City / State: Tulsa / Oklahoma

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Mayor’s Cup

Rival Team: Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

Tulsa and crosstown rivals Oral Roberts play annually for the Mayor’s Cup. The teams have been playing regularly since 1974 creating a rather intense rivalry between the two Tulsa-based schools. The Golden Hurricane hold a 33-19 lead in the all-time series, and the matchups are always hard fought between these two so don’t miss it when Tulsa and Oral Roberts square off for the Mayor’s Cup.

Tulsa vs Wichita State

Rival Team: Wichita State Shockers

The rivalry between Tulsa and Wichita State dates back to the Golden Hurricane’s time in the Missouri Valley Conference. Tulsa left the Missouri Valley Conference in 1996, but the rivalry between them and the Shockers remains intense so get your tickets when Wichita State comes to town.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stadium Guide

In Game

If you’re in Tulsa, then take some time to attend a Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball game. You can get tickets for as little as $5, and you’ll find everything you would expect in a college hoops game at the Reynolds Center.

The pep band, spirit squad, Captain Cane, and Reynolds Rowdies create a fun in-game atmosphere that will rivalry most found around the American Athletic Conference. The Reynolds Rowdies can get especially loud when rivals are in town, so if you want to see the Reynolds Center at its best get tickets when Tulsa squares off with Oral Roberts, Oklahoma, or Oklahoma State.

In addition to the fun atmosphere, you’ll find plenty of extras to check out at the Reynolds Center. The venue is home to several luxury suites, for those looking for a premium in-game experience, and there are lots of posters and banners to check out as well. There is even a poster of the 1999-2000 Tulsa team, who made a run to the Elite Eight.

If you’re looking for something to eat or drink after the game, then you’ll have to drive a couple of miles away from the arena. Tulsa does, however, have some great options outside of the immediate vicinity of the Reynolds Center including the Coney I-Lander, so you won’t have worry about going hungry.

A Golden Hurricane is a fun experience for anyone in the Tulsa area or making a trip to all American Athletic Conference arenas, so don’t hesitate to attend a Tulsa basketball game.

Things to check out


Hanging above the court are banners celebrating the Golden Hurricane’s many accomplishments and greatest players. The banners honor legends such as Jim King and Steve Harris, as well as the team’s run to the Elite Eight in 2000, so check them all out when attending a Tulsa game.

Elite Eight Poster

On the concourse, the Golden Hurricane have a poster of the greatest team in Tulsa history. Stop by the poster and remember all of your favorite moments from Tulsa’s Elite Eight appearance in 2000.

Donald W. Reynolds Statue

Stop by the statue of the arena’s namesake Donald W. Reynolds to learn more about the man behind the venue. The statue does a great job of honoring him and is a must-see for anyone making their first trip to Tulsa.

Hurricane Storm Center

If you need to get some Golden Hurricane gear then stop by the team store inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The store has just about any Tulsa gear you could want, so you won’t have to worry about leaving empty handed.

Captain Cane

The mascot of the Golden Hurricanes, he is routinely seen on game day making the experience that of a lifetime for children. He also works as a hype man, as he is constantly urging the fans to make more noise.

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Basketball Band

The pep band at Tulsa games is comprised of members of the university’s incredible Sound of the Golden Hurricane Marching Band. The band creates an electric atmosphere at Tulsa games and is one of the best parts of any Golden Hurricane basketball game.

Reynolds Rowdies

The Tulsa student section, known as the Reynolds Rowdies, do an excellent job of spurring on their team to victory. The Reynolds Rowdies have helped the Golden Hurricane achieve an incredible .800 winning percentage at home, so come prepared to be serenaded with the cheers and taunts of the Reynolds Rowdies.

Spirit Squad

The spirit squad keeps spirits high with their cheer routines. No matter what the score the spirit squad will get everyone up on their feet and cheering. Join in on the cheers to give the Golden Hurricane as much of a home court advantage as possible.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Down the Field to victory
    On Tulsa on.
    Fight on University, Battle on and on.
    March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
    Score on mounting score.
    March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
    Let the Hurricane roar.
    Drive those (opponent) back and back,
    On Tulsa on!
    Gold, Blue, and Red, go right ahead,
    Down the field to victory!

  2. Alma Mater

    Hail to thee Alma Mater,
    Gold and Blue,
    Praise from thy sons and daughters,
    Old and new.
    Pride in our hearts,
    Our voices let us raise,
    Filled with devotion
    We will sing thy praise.
    Alma Mater, now we honor,
    Loyal, always true,
    We will lift our voice in chorus.
    Hail to Tulsa U!

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Bars & Restaurants

  1. Chimi’s Mexican Food

    Chimis Mexican

    Local chain serving classic Mexican fare & margaritas in a casual, traditional setting.

    1304 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  2. Lucky’s


    Lucky’s is Tulsa, Oklahoma’s choice for smart, stylish, and upscale dining.

    1536 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Empire


    Oklahoma family owned sports bar company. Empire has established a bar division, offered pub and developed a patio bar service for its Tulsa clients in Tulsa County.

    1516 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. Marshall Brewing Company

    Marshall Brewing Company

    Marshall Brewing Company’s goal is to bring the art, quality, and enjoyment of craft brewing to Oklahoma.

    1742 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer beer

    A great hole-in-the-wall dive bar that serves amazing drinks!

    1120 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Ed’s Hurricane Lounge

    Eds Hurricane Lounge

    We are a Cheers Bar where everybody knows your name! Serving you with the finest spirits since 1984!

    3216 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Hideaway Pizza

    Hideaway Pizza

    Fantastic pizza with lots of different options, perfect for kids, couples, family or friends!

    1419 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  8. Tacos Don Francisco

    tacos mexican

    Great authentic Mexican food and... tacos that you will love!

    4008 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74112, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  9. Andolini’s Pizzeria

    Andolinis Pizzeria

    Andolini’s is “Tulsa Style” Pizza infused with passion and Italian roots.

    1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  10. Lone Wolf Banh Mi

    Lone Wolf

    Specializing in banh mi, kimchi fries, and fried rice bowls with an emphasis on quality and creativity.

    3136 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  11. 918 Coffee

    918 Coffee

    Great coffee paired with delicious snacks!

    2446 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  12. Freddie’s Hamburgers

    Freddies Hamburgers burger

    Freddy's Frozen Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is not your traditional hamburger restaurant.

    802 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. El Rancho Grande

    El Rancho Grande

    El Rancho Grande has always been known as a place where delicious food and gracious service turns many first-time visitors into weekly regulars.

    1629 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$