The Golden Hurricast

The Golden Hurricast
A weekly podcast covering Golden Hurricane athletics by Ryan Token, Matt Rechtien, and Pat Fox. We’re three TU alums, friends, and die-hard fans looking to spread the word about TU sports while offering some unique insight. Not affiliated with The University of Tulsa.

2-28: Not the End We Wanted
Mar 18 • 71 min
In what unfortunately is our final episode of the (regular) season, we face the reality of the end of not only Tulsa’s basketball season, but sports across the country as well. We reminisce about the basketball season and hand out our highly sought after…
2-27: Conference Champs & Postseason Predictions
Mar 10 • 54 min
Tulsa’s 2020 bid to become the outright American Athletic Conference Champion was spoiled by Sunday’s beatdown at the hands of Wichita State. The fact that the Hurricane still tied for 1st place and a share of the conference title, however, should not be…
2-26: Have Yourself a Week Lawson
Mar 3 • 42 min
Tulsa took care of business in their last two home games of the season notching wins against both Tulane (on Mardi Gras) and UCF thanks in large part to Lawson Korita’s career week. After tying his three-point career high against the Green Wave, he set a…
2-25: Legends (ft. Trevis Gipson)
Feb 24 • 61 min
Tulsa star Trevis Gipson joins the Hurricast to talk about his time at TU, the Senior Bowl, the upcoming NFL Combine and Draft, and his relationship with his brother. We really appreciated catching up with him during his busy schedule, and we hope you all…
2-24: Race 4 the AAC
Feb 18 • 57 min
After going 0-2 two weeks ago, Tulsa basketball got back on track and won two straight over ECU and USF to stake their claim again as one of 4 legitimate contenders for the AAC title. We recap last week’s wins over ECU and South Florida, preview this…
2-23: TU and the No Good, Very Bad Three Point Defense Week
Feb 10 • 57 min
To add on to the tragedy of last week’s lost episode, Matt and Ryan recap the back-to-back losses at the hands of UConn and UCF – which saw Tulsa’s three point defense regress in a big way. Then we take a look at the suddenly more important ECU and USF…
2-22: We Can’t Be Stopped
Jan 28 • 59 min
What a week it was in the land of Tulsa basketball. I’m still in slight disbelief while typing this, but Tulsa beat #20 Memphis by 40 POINTS on Wednesday, 80-40. Literally doubled them up. They then followed that by beating everyone’s favorite team to…
2-21: #1 in the AAC
Jan 21 • 61 min
Due to our win over Houston on the 11th, Tulsa is currently in sole possession of first place in the AAC. We’re also currently at #95 in KenPom, the highest we’ve been all year. With a 2-0 week on the road behind us and a huge week ahead, there is plenty…
2-20: Threes are the Bees Knees (ft. The Sports Objective Podcast)
Jan 14 • 53 min
This week Matt and Pat cover the split week that the basketball team experienced. At the heart of both the lopsided loss to Cincinnati and the thrilling victory over Houston were important storylines about three pointers. Plus Ryan sat down and talked…
2-19: Conference Chaos
Jan 6 • 59 min
After a nice break for Christmas and the New Year, we’re back with our first episode of 2020! Matt and Ryan sit down to recap the crazy previous three games against Colorado State, Kansas State, and Temple, and we also get you ready for a big week this…
2-18: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Dec 17, 2019 • 63 min
It’s our first basketball-centric episode of the season! We cover something good (Boise State win), something bad (Arkansas loss), and realize something ugly (this doesn’t look like a tournament-bound team). We preview the BOK Invitational, take a look…
2-17: And Now Our #MontyWatch is Ended
Dec 9, 2019 • 87 min
Philip Montgomery will officially still be Tulsa’s head football coach when TU opens the 2020 season against Toledo on September 5th. In this, the last joint football/basketball episode of the year, we had a lot to talk about: On the football side of…
2-16: The Ugly Week (ft. The Sports Objective Podcast)
Nov 27, 2019 • 54 min
It was an ugly week. Tulsa basketball went 1-0 in an ugly one vs Southeastern Louisiana, but football couldn’t do the same in an ugly game against Houston on Senior night. In the opener, Ryan said he was going to break down some stats on the football…
2-15: Crude Control (ft. The Scott & Holman Pawdcast)
Nov 20, 2019 • 65 min
Still riding the high of the win over UCF, Matt and Ryan sit down to recap a bit of basketball and to get you ready for Tulsa’s final home game of the year. The Houston Cougars come to H. A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday night for Tulsa’s senior night game…
2-14: Ok, Boomer! (ft. Ron Clements)
Nov 12, 2019 • 90 min
Tulsa pulled off the upset of the season last Friday with a huge win over UCF after Seth Boomer took over for an injured Zach Smith in the second half. We break down the best win of the season, look sadly at the disappointing first week of the basketball…
2-13 Part 2: The Happy Basketball One
Nov 5, 2019 • 44 min
The second half of our extra long episode is all about basketball! Ryan previews all the new pieces on Tulsa’s roster, we breakdown what our expectations for this season, and try to pick some potential upsets that Tulsa could pull off this season. For the…
2-13 Part 1: The Sad Football One
Nov 5, 2019 • 46 min
The first half of our extra long episode. This half features the recap of the Tulane game (including the infamous punt), our preview of our upcoming matchup with UCF, and results from around the conference. This is a sad episode because for the third…
2-12: The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons (ft. Fear the Wave)
Oct 31, 2019 • 75 min
It’s time for the world’s favorite rivalry game: The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. That’s right, it’s time for Tulsa vs Tulane, the Golden Hurricane vs the Green Wave, Herc vs the Angry Wave. To celebrate, we’re joined by JP Gooderham from…
2-11: LLLosing Streak
Oct 22, 2019 • 59 min
Tulsa couldn’t capitalize on what may have been their best defensive game of the 2019 season, and Cincinnati escaped a potential upset with a 24-13 win last Saturday. We talk about TU’s many, many turnovers, the refs blowing a call for the third straight…
2-10: Collapse
Oct 15, 2019 • 48 min
Tulsa badly needed a bounce-back game after blowing a 30-9 fourth quarter lead against now #19 SMU in triple overtime. It didn’t happen. TU came out with energy in the first quarter against Navy, but couldn’t capitalize - missing a 30 yard field goal…
2-9: Everything is Not Awesome
Oct 8, 2019 • 63 min
TU hadn’t won a game against a ranked opponent since 2010, and hadn’t won a game on the road against a ranked team since 1976. On Saturday, at #24 SMU, we were up 30-9 in the 4th quarter. We still haven’t won a ranked game since 2010/1976. We are sad. We…
2-8: Eye of the Hurricane
Oct 1, 2019 • 66 min
We’ve reached the first bye week of the season, a brief period of calm in the storm that is college football. We start off this episode with a preview of Tulsa’s matchup against #24 SMU in Dallas, and then review how some of the predictions we made at the…
2-7: Sack Smith
Sep 24, 2019 • 58 min
Zach Smith was sacked SEVEN times in our game against Wyoming. Despite blowing a 17-7 lead, Tulsa somehow came away with a win against the undefeated Cowboys in what was an absolutely crazy finish to the game. With Pat out, and with a bye week this coming…
2-6: Whatoming
Sep 17, 2019 • 60 min
People are always asking Wyoming, nobody ever asks Howoming. This week the Golden Hurricast crew look in-depth at the loss to Oklahoma State (hint: run defense) and break down what the Golden Hurricane need to do to get the win over the next set of…
2-5: No Pokes
Sep 10, 2019 • 62 min
TU knocked off San Jose State 34-16 for their first true road win since 2016. We break down the victory (especially Denzel Carter’s contriubtion) and look towards next week’s home opener against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. #NoPokes
2-4: Meet the Spartans (again)
Sep 3, 2019 • 54 min
It’s been a week since our last episode, and once again Tulsa is gearing up to play the Spartans. In much better news for TU, though, these are not the Spartans from Michigan State; rather they are the Spartans from San Jose State - a preseason bottom 10…
2-3: Meet the Spartans
Aug 28, 2019 • 61 min
The second half of our two episode week focuses on our matchup with Michigan State this weekend at 6:00 (even though we mistakenly said 6:30 about 10 times in the episode) as well as our overall season preview. We discuss who will be our best player, the…
2-2: Game Week (ft. Dekota Gregory)
Aug 26, 2019 • 45 min
The boys sit down with Dekota Gregory from the Tulsa World as TU gets ready to kick off the 2019-20 season against Michigan State on Friday night. We get the latest on the quarterback competition (and learn that Mason Fine absolutely should have been TU’s…
Season 2 Episode 1: 2 Golden 2 Hurricast
Aug 15, 2019 • 60 min
Helloooo world! The hurricast is back for another season of Tulsa sports. We rested up over the summer and have some fresh ideas for the pod this year, including some very exciting guests. Spoiler: Dekota Gregory from the Tulsa World will be on our show…
Offseason Special: Dunks and Zave
Apr 11, 2019 • 47 min
We’re back with a special off-season episode! Pat and Matt dive into the Spring Game and what that means for Tulsa’s football future, offer some updates on basketball moves a news, and celebrate DaQuan Jeffries’ phenomenal performance in the National Slam…
26: Do or Die
Mar 12, 2019 • 54 min
We recap the regular season finale at Memphis, discuss who wins the conference tournament and how far Tulsa will go, coaching possibilities, NCAA bids from the AAC, becoming proxy Big 12 champions, and plenty more.
25: Hot for Scott
Mar 6, 2019 • 51 min
Matt and Ryan recap our two wins last week to close out the home schedule, investigate Big Basketball vs Curran Scott, discuss Memphis becoming a conference power again, talk TU playing Rocket League, and plenty more.
24: Pray for the Postseason
Feb 20, 2019 • 75 min
This week, we spend a lot of time talking two things: Our current and future lineup rotations Our chances at a postseason berth We also discuss our 2-0 record on the road last week, our relatively tough week coming up with Havoc in the Heartland at home…
23: Down with the Thicc-ness
Feb 12, 2019 • 66 min
We talk Discord, boxing out, Darien Jackson, color-based water phenomenons, Joe Dooley, Curran Scott’s height, Tulsa’s 2019 football schedule, thicc kangs, and a lot more.
22: Coaching Consternation
Feb 8, 2019 • 67 min
Mostly, we spend a lot of time discussing Tulsa’s coaching options with Haith’s contract expiring next year. We also recap last week’s games against Memphis and Wichita State, preview our game on Saturday at home against Temple, talk National Signing Day…
21: How to Become a Haitheist
Jan 29, 2019 • 45 min
After an 0-2 week and with Pat gone, Matt and Ryan discuss converting to Haitheism. On the other hand, we are finally out of the heretofore mentioned conference gauntlet and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Will Tulsa go undefeated from here on…
20: Whip It
Jan 22, 2019 • 51 min
Pat and Ryan talk Tulsa’s solid win over UConn, our close loss at preseason favorite UCF, Haith and Hurley getting ejected, Tulsa’s shot at making the NCAA tournament, next week’s games against Cincinnati and #17 Houston, whether Haith has started looking…
19: Pain Cane
Jan 15, 2019 • 52 min
The gauntlet of conference play threw its first real punch at Tulsa this week, and we did not respond well. We recap our heartbreaking overtime loss to Cincinnati and question why we responded so poorly in our loss to SMU in Dallas; we also take a look…
18: Into the Gauntlet
Jan 9, 2019 • 77 min
Matt and Ryan recap Tulsa’s tough loss to #17 Houston, our unnecessarily crazy win against South Florida, why Zeke Moore is transferring, the incredibly difficult gauntlet of games we have coming up, UCF, why bowl games kind of suck, and a lot more.
17: Pat, Matt and a Stack of Stats
Jan 2, 2019 • 64 min
Happy New Year! In this weeks episode Pat and Matt look back at the 2018 out of conference results and look forward to preview the 2019 conference schedule. Matt’s also really excited because he bought himself a subscription to KenPom for Christmas and we…
16: WWWWinning Streak
Dec 18, 2018 • 58 min
We talk Tulsa’s continued strong play, recap this week’s wins over New Orleans and Dayton, discuss the potential of an emerging Zeke Moore, preview the Mayor’s Cup against ORU, recognize the AAC’s consistently impressive non-conference play, and…
15: Your 2018 Big 12 Champions - The Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Dec 11, 2018 • 61 min
With football season officially wrapped up, this was the perfect week to focus wholly on basketball. Tulsa beat TWO Big 12 teams this week: in-state rival Oklahoma State and a Kansas State team that went to the Elite 8 last year. We recap those huge…
14: Football is Dead. Long Live Football
Dec 4, 2018 • 75 min
After a week off, the Hurricast is back with an action-packed episode. We talk a lot of football as we recap Tulsa’s season-ending win over SMU in the Boomtown Showdown, debate why there aren’t more conference rivalries in the American, award our players…
13: The Nook Special
Nov 20, 2018 • 54 min
With Ryan out of town this week, we bring you a special episode from Pat and Matt’s nook. Another close loss in football and a scary close basketball win are on the agenda for this episode. We also touch on Monty’s future, bright spots for next season,…
12: Back to Reality
Nov 13, 2018 • 60 min
It’s back to reality after we were far too optimistic following last week’s win against UConn. For football, we quickly recap Tulsa’s ugly loss to Memphis, look ahead to this week’s winnable game vs Navy, and hit Matt’s depressing stat of the week. For…
11: Tulsa is Better than UConn
Nov 6, 2018 • 56 min
Tulsa won! A football game! By a lot! It was wonderful. For football, we talk about beating UConn on Homecoming and how well we played in every facet, the Five Factors make a comeback, and we preview Memphis coming up this week. For basketball, we dissect…
10: It’s Basketball Season!
Oct 30, 2018 • 52 min
We have a basketball game this week! Before we get into it, the guys recap losing the first edition of The Battle of the Color-Based Water Phenomenons. We then debut a new segment, talk basketball and predict our stat leaders for the 2018 basketball…
9: Faith, Haith, and Color-Based Water Phenomenons
Oct 25, 2018 • 63 min
We quickly relive the sadness that was our game against Arkansas and knock out some segments before getting into the main event: our 2018 TU men’s basketball preview! We talk AAC media days, break down the season, run through our roster this year, and…
8: The Hamilton Tiger-Cast (ft. Dane Evans)
Oct 16, 2018 • 66 min
‪The 🐐, the Slinger from Sanger, QB9, a TU legend — Dane Evans joins the show this week‬! We talk with him about his time in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats so far, his thoughts on Coach Montgomery, early comparisons between Dane and Seth Boomer, how…
7: Signs of Life
Oct 10, 2018 • 68 min
We finally had a legitimately entertaining game! We recap the game against Houston, debate whether Boomer’s first start was actually good or not, discuss the QB competition that will definitely happen again in 2019, answer a listener’s question, and more.…
6: The Boomerang Cometh
Oct 3, 2018 • 43 min
To end our bye week, we discuss who wins the re-opened quarterback competition, reflect on the season so far, talk winnable games in the future, revisit our preseason predictions from episode 1, and analyze the upcoming game vs Houston. Feedback? We’re…
5: TUrnovers
Sep 26, 2018 • 54 min
The boys talk Skipper’s turnovers, whether there will be a QB change after the bye week, winnable games going forward, Golden Hurricast bingo, a very funny tweet of the week, and more. Also, we hit 250 total plays last week! Thank you for supporting the…
4: Blown OpporTUnities (ft. Hunter Hart)
Sep 19, 2018 • 76 min
In episode four, we bring in our first ever guest to the show! Hunter Hart, creator and writer at Reign Cane Sports, joins us to talk about his thoughts on the team, the conference as a whole and how we stack up, the future of Reign Cane Sports, and more.…
3: A Tale of TU Halves
Sep 11, 2018 • 58 min
We discuss Tulsa’s hard-fought game against the Texas Longhorns, our players of the game, why Longhorn Network is the worst, next week’s crucial matchup against Arkansas State, and a lot more. Feedback for the show? Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram,…
2: The Real TU
Sep 5, 2018 • 61 min
In the second episode of The Golden Hurricast, we discuss our home opening win against Central Arkansas, players who stood out, our 18th ranked defense, Saturday’s game against Texas, and much more. Feedback for the show? We’re @goldenhurricast on…
1: Stay Golden
Aug 29, 2018 • 76 min
The first ever episode of The Golden Hurricast! To kick off the podcast, we discuss last year’s football season, AAC media days, notable players, the upcoming home opener against Central Arkansas, and give our predictions for the 2018 season. Note: at the…