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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Episodes

3 days ago

The Tulane defensive line added some much needed talent and depth in the form of FCS standout Terrell Allen and All-Sun Belt selection Adin Huntington. What do these highly coveted prospects bring to the table? Maddy and Sam Lockwood take a look.
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Maddy Kicks Some Butker

Thursday May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

Following a post-Spring Game/NFL Draft/Jazz Fest hiatus, Before the Whistle is back talking football. Maddy Hudak isn't one to hold her tongue, so this week she addresses the commencement address made by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker last weekend. Spoiler Alert: she didn't like it.
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The First Anniversary Episode

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Tuesday May 07, 2024

It's been a long, strange trip over the last year on Before the Whistle. Maddy reflects on 86 episodes, life on the sidelines, and what's ahead.
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NFL Draft Recap & Review

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

From Jha'Quan Jackson to Michael Pratt, the NFL Draft was certainly eventful for the Tulane Green Wave. Maddy takes a deep dive into Jackson's reunion with Tyjae Spears in Tennesse, Pratt's fall to the Packers, and the continued presence of Olive and Blue in the NFL.
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Friday Apr 26, 2024

It's a big week for the Green Wave. Following the Spring Game a few surprise names entered the transfer portal. The NFL Draft also began on Thursday, meaning players like quarterback Michael Pratt are waiting to hear their names called. It may be the offseason, but football never sleeps.
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Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

The Jon Sumrall Era is in its infancy, but Tulane took a big step forward with its Spring Game this past weekend. Who/what stood out? Maddy Hudak tells you what she saw in part one of her breakdown.
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Friday Apr 19, 2024

Sam Lockwood, writer for the blog Wave After Green Wave, returns to Before the Whistle to preview this weekend's Spring Game. For the first time, fans will get to see how Tulane has adapted to the "Sumrall Way." Who and what should you be keeping your eyes on? Maddy and Sam have you covered.
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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Before the Whistle looks at what we’ve learned about this era of Tulane football through two scrimmages. Roster talent is crucial to success. But sustaining a legacy takes a player-led team. Both a challenge & opportunity exists to fill that void.
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Friday Apr 12, 2024

The Tulane Green Wave are not relying on the past to build their future. Following last week's scrimmage the Wave are back on the practice field, learning each other and competing for their spots. Maddy looks back at another week of prep as we build towards the Spring Game.
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Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

As we get closer to the Spring Game, Tulane football held a 70-play scrimmage this past Saturday. Maddy Hudak gives her perspectives on the pace, the offense, the battle for QB1, and the new-look Green Wave defense. Who and what stood out? Find out on Before the Whistle.
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