Before the Whistle

Maddy Hudak is one of the rising stars in sports journalism. She provides her insights each week as a sideline reporter for Tulane University football, as a contributor to The Saints Wire for USA Today and ESPN 104.5, as well as many other television and radio programs. A lifelong student of the game, Maddy is also a graduate of The Scouting Academy. Before the Whistle isn’t about hot takes. The ”why” and the ”how” are just as important as the ”who” and the ”what.” If it impacts winning and losing, Maddy will be talking about it on Before the Whistle. New episodes each Tuesday and Friday.

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5 hours ago

Michael Pratt returned and the Green Wave romped in a 36-7 win over Nicholls at Yulman Stadium. The quarterback continued to add to his list of school records and now prepares to lead the Wave into conference play in search of a second straight AAC title.

5 days ago

Maddy welcomes back WWL Broadcaster and college football scout Mike Detillier as they examine the Tulane Green Wave after three games. Tulane expects to roll over Nicholls State back in Yulman this weekend, so get a deep dive into the waters of the Wave with two of the best.

Tuesday Sep 19, 2023

Tulane defeated Southern Miss 21-3 on Saturday in a show of defensive dominance. The Wave have been very solid this season on that side of the ball, something that brings particular joy to Maddy. She gives her view from the sidelines on how Tulane got back on the winning path and what's ahead for the Green Wave.

Friday Sep 15, 2023

Tulane is looking to bounce back from a tough home loss to Ole Miss by taking on a familiar face in Will Hall and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Both teams are 1-1 and looking to build some momentum before starting conference play. Maddy welcomes WDSU's Kendall Duncan, who covered USM before coming to New Orleans, to get some insight into this weekend's big game.

Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

The scene was set, but unfortunately a couple of last minute cast changes had a big impact on the Wave's battle versus the Rebels. There are no moral victories in big-time college football, though Maddy sees encouraging signs that Tulane will find their flow back to 1-0.

Friday Sep 08, 2023

It's the biggest game in the history of Yulman Stadium and Tulane is ready. For her weekly interview, Maddy welcomes Ole Miss sideline reporter John Darnell as they discuss this historic matchup. All eyes will be on uptown New Orleans on Saturday night. Time to get ready before the whistle!

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

23rd-ranked Tulane opened the 2023 season with a convincing 37-17 victory over South Alabama. The Kings of Carnival were led by Michael Pratt's near perfect passing performance on offense, while the Green Wave defense created five turnovers and five sacks. Maddy gives her thoughts from the sidelines.

Friday Sep 01, 2023

With just over 24 hours until kickoff Maddy welcomes Dave Schultz, host of the Locked on Sun Belt podcast, to look at the matchup between the Tulane Green Wave and South Alabama Jaguars. From the coaches to the players and everything in between, here's your best pregame prep before the first whistle of the season is blown.

Tuesday Aug 29, 2023

As Tulane approaches its first game of possibly the most-anticipated season in program history, Maddy gives her final breakdown and preview of the 2023 campaign.

Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

With the start of football season closing in quickly, Maddy decides to tackle both the Saints and the Green Wave in this week's Before the Whistle. She's breaking down preseason game number two vs the LA Chargers and giving her thoughts on the Wave's last scrimmage.


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