February 2016

Expanding a Poor Idea


Several months ago, I became fed up with bank regulators and their never-ending lawsuits against the major banks. I wrote a column when the fines imposed on J.P. Morgan Chase reached $25 billion. My brother Frank, who headed the American Bankers Association, liked the article and sent it to Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan’s chairman. Mr. […]

Editorial: Buying votes for a sales tax hike


Tulsa officials have gone to the extreme to buy votes for the upcoming $884,634,000.00 city sales tax increase vote on April 5. It’s not unusual for the mayor and City Council to try to buy votes by including wasteful projects that should never be funded by taxpayer funds but this vote is about as far […]

Oklahoma gets new life in 76-62 win over West Virginia


Buddy Hield outscored the starting five for West Virginia Saturday as Oklahoma raced past the Mountaineers 76-62 in a key Big 12 road win. No. 3 Oklahoma had lost three out of the last four before Hield, the favorite for college basketball player of the year, poured in 29 points. The starting five for WVU […]

Win keeps Tulsa in league race


Tulsa vaulted into a tie (with Cincinnati) Sunday with a 75-67 win over Central Florida in Orlando. Pat Birt scored 26 points and Marquel Curtis had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane are 10-5 in the American Athletic Conference, only two games back of Temple (11-3). Tulsa […]

Red-hot T. Tech wins at Stillwater


Oklahoma State’s slide continued as the Cowboys fell to a red-hot Texas Tech team, 71-61, in Stillwater Saturday. Oklahoma State hadn’t lost to Texas Tech in Gallagher-Iba Arena since 2003 – a span of 12 straight wins over the Red Raiders. Overall, OSU is 21-4 at home against TTU. OSU leads the overall series, 41-19, […]

Oral Robert tops Denver at home


The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team got 28 points from its starting front court and 26 more from senior Obi Emegano as the Golden Eagles held on to beat Denver 62-58 Friday night in the final home game of the year. Emegano scored 26, Albert Owens scored 15 points and the pair tied for the […]

Specialty uniforms spice up life in minor league sports


One of the hottest trends in minor league sports these days is specialty uniform jerseys and the Tulsa Oilers have certainly worn their share them this season. This past Saturday, the Oilers wore a camouflage jersey in honor of the National Wild Turkey Federation. After the game the jerseys were auctioned to fans to raise […]

Cincinnati may be a target for Big 12 Conference expansion


According to some reports, the Big 12 Conference will meet this summer and reconsider expansion of its membership. The University of Cincinnati reportedly has expressed an interest in joining the Big 12 and some schools have warmed up to the idea. Cincinnati is redoing its football stadium with an $86 million upgrade. It seats 40,000, […]

OU spring drills March 5


University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said that the Sooners will begin spring practice on March 5. Stoops also said that Oklahoma’s Pro Day will be conducted March 9. Kickoff for the 2016 OU Spring Game is set for 2 p.m. on April 9 at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU Football season […]

TU inks adidas contract


The University of Tulsa Department of Athletics has signed an eight-year agreement with adidas to become the exclusive apparel provider for all 18 Golden Hurricane intercollegiate sports. The Portland, Oregon-based sports brand will be the official uniform, apparel, footwear and accessory provider for Tulsa Athletics beginning July 1, 2016 through the 2023-24 athletic season. “The […]