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|CARRYING THE TORCH|
|Aug. 28||Jackson, Miss.||Team evacuates New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Katrina|
|Aug. 31||Dallas||Unable to return home, team moves to Dallas hotel.|
|Sept. 7||Ruston, La.||Team relocates to upstate Louisiana; players attend classes at Texas Tech.|
|Sept. 17||Shreveport, La.||With Superdome damaged, Wave opens season at Independence Bowl with 21-14 loss to Mississippi State.|
|Sept. 24||Dallas||Wave heads back to Dallas for game relocated to SMU. Win first game, 31-10.|
|Oct. 1||Baton Rouge||Eighty miles from campus, Wave defeats SE Louisiana, 28-21 in homecoming game.|
|Oct. 8||Lafayette, La.||Another rescheduled Superdome game, Houston beats Tulane, 35-14.|
|Oct. 14||Ruston, La.||UTEP beats Tulane, 45-21, in Wave's "home game."|
|Oct. 21||Orlando, Fla.||Central Florida beats Tulane 34-24. Wave falls to 2-4.|
|Oct. 29||Mobile, Ala.||Another home game in another town, and another loss for Tulane, which fell 27-26 to Marshall.|
|Nov. 5||Annapolis, Md.||Navy picks up the $200,000 bill for Tulane's traveling costs, then beats home-team Wave 49-21.|
|Nov. 12||Houston||Rice beats Tulane, 42-34.|
|Nov. 19||Monroe, La.||Tulsa defeats Tulane, 38-14.|
|Nov. 26||Hattiesburg, Miss||Nomadic Wave end wrap up season with 26-7 loss at Southern Miss.|
|POWER OF THE BOOSTERS|
It's a love-hate relationship that binds a college and its boosters. They are often the first ones pointed to when recruiting violations surface. And the first ones called upon when facilities need an upgrade. With their money comes their two cents. Some call it influence. Others say it's meddling. ESPN.com examines the role of the college booster: TUESDAY
• Just do it! It's not just a Nike catch phrase, it's heady advice in dealing with billionaire philanthropist Phil Knight, who lords over his alma mater.
• Money talks: Giving $100 million to his alma mater does more than get Boone Pickens' name on OSU's football stadium, it buys him decision-making influence.
• Corporate $upport: Joe Malugen didn't graduate from Troy University, but he saw the giant-killing football team as a marketing vehicle for his company.
• Wave of support: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Tulane's athletes have served as roving ambassadors for the storm-ravaged university.
• The high price of supply and demand: The face value of a seat at a college football game is but a fraction of its real cost, thanks to mandatory donations tied to season-ticket sales.
• A Tiger of a trustee: He might be slight of frame, but none throws his weight around like the Most Powerful Booster in college sports.
• Power Brokers: The power to pull strings isn't always decided by those with the fattest wallets in ESPN.com's top-10 list of college boosters.
• Boosters Gone Wild: Deep pockets, dirty deals and death threats make for college football's "most unhealthy rivalry."