The Tulane Green Wave football team represents Tulane University in the sport of American football. The Green Wave compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the American Athletic Conference, the football team is coached by Willie Fritz, and plays its home games in Yulman Stadium on its campus in Uptown New Orleans. The Green Wave have played their games in Yulman Stadium on its Uptown campus since 2014. Prior to that season, Tulane played home games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for nearly 40 seasons, because Tulanes campus is landlocked within Uptown New Orleans, Yulman is tightly fit within its athletic footprint and directly abutting the surrounding neighborhood. The stadium has a capacity of 30,000 spectators and was constructed with the ability to expand, the Tulane University Marching Band was founded in 1920 as a military band. It dissolved shortly after the move to the Superdome in the 1970s. The TUMB performs at home games each fall and in Mardi Gras parades each spring, riptide the Pelican debuted in 1998 with the re-branding of Tulane athletics. Prior to that, the school used an angry wave nicknamed Gumby by fans, Tulanes biggest and oldest rival was LSU. It began in 1893 with a 34–0 Green Wave victory over the Tigers, the teams stopped meeting every year in the Battle for the Flag in 2009. Between 1979 and 1982, Tulane won three out of four games against the Tigers, the 1982 win was the last win to date, the two schools stopped playing annually after the 1994 game, however, they have met six times since. LSU lead the series 69–22–7 and won 45 of the final 50 games, as a condition of the broken series agreement made in 2006, a potential future game will be played in a future season in New Orleans. Known as the Battle for the Bell, Tulanes rivalry with Southern Miss was played yearly from 1979 until 2006, as a result of Conference USA splitting into East and West divisions in 2005, the game was played two out of every four years. The rivalry is paused indefinitely as a result of Tulanes move to The American Athletic Conference in 2014, Tulane has won nine conference football championships in four different conferences. Its three Southeastern Conference titles are more than seven current members of the SEC, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas A&M, records current as of November 27,2015 Tulane has had 19 players named to first-team All-America teams. Of those 19, five were consensus selections, with one being a unanimous selection, the team has had 39 head coaches and 1 interim head coach since Tulane began playing football in 1893. While Tommy Bowden led the 1998 team to a perfect 11–0 regular season, six coaches led the team to conference championships, Clark Shaughnessy, Bernie Bierman, Ted Cox, Red Dawson, Henry E. Frnka, and Tommy Bowden. Clark Shaughnessy and Chris Scelfo are tied as the leaders in games coached at Tulane with 94 each. Clark Shaughnessy is the leader in years coached and total wins
Yulman Stadium Student Section
TUMB and Shockwave perform at halftime in Yulman Stadium
The 13th Battle for the Flag, a 0-0 tie in New Orleans on November 26, 1914.