March 2016

FINAL FOUR: Oklahoma has a rematch with Villanova Saturday in Houston


Charles Barkley says that Buddy Hield is the best player in the NCAA Tournament and that he is going to be “very, very rich.” Hield added to his draft value Saturday when he scored 37 points as the No. 2 seed Oklahoma Sooners raced to an 80-68 victory over No. 1 seeded Oregon and a […]

OU swamped Villanova 78-55 in Hawaii Tournament


Then-No. 6 Oklahoma played then-No. 9 Villanova December 7 in the Pearl Harbor Invitational in Hawaii. The Sooners blasted Villanova 78-55. Villanova earned a trip the Final Four  in Houston with a 64-59 win over Kansas Saturday night. The two teams play a rematch Saturday in Houston in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. […]

Woodard leads OU past No. 3 Texas A&M


No. 2 seeded Oklahoma doesn’t always have to have a big night from Buddy Hield to win convincingly. Point guard Jordan Woodard led OU with 22 points and Hield had 17 as the Sooner raced past No. 3 seed Texas  A&M 77-63 on March 24 in the Sweet Sixteen. “I just wanted to lock in,” […]

New OSU basketball coach Underwood expects to win


No basketball coach in NCAA history has more wins in their first three seasons than Brad Underwood, the new coach at Oklahoma State. Underwood’s career win percentage is a sizzling 86 percent, which is tied with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for the fourth best three-year start in NCAA history. Underwood replaces Travis Ford and will […]

Soccer season is underway


Soccer season brings out the Roustabouts and the cheering crowd was in full force Saturday night as the Tulsa Roughnecks defeated the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, 2-0, in the USL season opener. There were 5,328 fans in attendance at ONEOK Field. The Roustabouts is the name given to the group of rabid fans that […]

Almost everyone in Tulsa knows – and likes – Bill Biggs


Mention Bill Biggs in Tulsa and you will get a smile in return. William Estle Biggs was born on April 1, 1946, in a little town in West Virginia. There are certain days you don’t want as a birthday – December 25, October 31 and April 1 (April Fool’s Day). If you are born on […]

Christian genocide in the Middle East another Holocaust


In recent weeks I have been writing about a report from the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians entitled “Genocide against Christians in the Middle East,” the purpose of which was to draw attention to the fact that a genocide has been occurring in the Middle East. The report was directed toward Secretary […]

It’s Not About Winning


It never was.  It’s always been about preserving the nobility for those who control the levers and exercise power. As Peggy Noonan wrote two weeks ago, there are two classes of citizens – the protected and unprotected.  The former makes the rules and the latter lives by them. Ms. Noonan wrote, “The protected are the […]

March Madness appears to be a theme for presidential politics


As the calendar shows, the day of the Spring Equinox fell this year on March 20, one week after March 13 when at 2 a.m., clocks moved forward one hour in states observing Daylight Savings Time. This year, the Spring Equinox is the earliest it has been since 1896 and it also happens to be […]

Converted kidnapper meets pastor


Last week I was in Nuevo Laredo with two groups of students. While other young people went to the beach or goofed off, these two student teams wanted to use their week to bring glory to God. This past Thursday, one of the teams went to minister among the women being held in the maximum […]