Charles Biggs

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Mixed results from the backyard garden this summer


Now that spring has sprung and fall has fell, it is time for our backyard garden update. We sort of cut back this summer for several reasons. First, our daughter got married in August, so we anticipated marital activities might draw us away from a big garden. We were right. I planted three varieties of […]

2017 has no resemblance to 2014 in OU-Baylor preview


NORMAN – In 2014, then-No. 10 Baylor rolled into Norman and blistered then-No. 16 Oklahoma 48-14 as the Bears’ passing attack amassed almost 400 yards. Former quarterback Bryce Petty (now with the New York Jets) connected with former Bear Corey Coleman who had 15 catches and 224 yards receiving. With that victory, Baylor had won […]

Here are just some of the big problems with cellphones


People don’t believe me when I tell them I don’t carry a cellphone but it’s true. I worked in Denver for six months back in 2000-2001 and I had a cellphone back then because it was a temporary assignment and I didn’t want to pay to have a phone installed where I lived. But I […]

Teachers can play an important role in a student’s life


On the Tuesday after Labor Day when I was 5 years old, I was scared to death. In 1959, my Mother passed away and my Dad loaded up my four brothers and me and moved back to Tulsa from Huntington, West Virginia. We moved in with my grandparents (my Dad’s folks) in a neighborhood near […]

National aspirations at stake as OU travels to Ohio State


NORMAN – First-year Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley will take a young but talented team to No. 2 Ohio State Saturday for a national game with playoff implications. Ohio State could be the best team the No. 7 Sooners face all year. Last season, the Buckeyes beat OU 45-24 under Coach Bob Stoops in Norman. Riley […]

Rudolph races past Tulsa; at South Alabama on Friday


STILLWATER  – Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph hit 20 of 24 passes for 303 yards, no interceptions and three touchdowns in the season opener against Tulsa. Rudolph cemented his reputation as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation in the 59-24 win over Tulsa in Stillwater last Thursday night. “I thought coming into it […]

Golden Hurricane host high-scoring Louisiana Saturday


Look for a lot of points to be scored Saturday. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hosts Louisiana at 3 p.m. on Saturday. TU ran into a buzzsaw in Stillwater against Oklahoma State last week but still managed to score 24 points against a very athletic Cowboy defense and even though TU started an untested quarterback. TU […]

Labor Day family reunions were fun in Conway, Ark.


September 4 is Labor Day. When I was a boy and young man, sometimes we would go to Arkansas on Labor Day weekend for a family reunion. It wasn’t the Biggs Family but it might as well have been. It was actually the Williams Family. My Grandmother (my Dad’s Mother) was part of the Williams […]

Fall means one thing for sure in Oklahoma – football


Fall is my favorite time of year. The temperature gets cooler in the fall. Your wardrobe gets more interesting. The leaves on trees turn into spectacular colors. Fall signals the holiday season, beginning with Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and then eventually Christmas and New Years. That’s five big holidays in four months. And, of course, […]

Football is tough to play but it is so much fun to watch


My Dad had two rules for my four brothers and me growing up – don’t ride motorcycles and don’t play organized football. Why? Because you can really get hurt with either activity. My Dad loved to watch football and he actually played varsity football at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Oklahoma, back in the late […]