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Jeff Brucculeri is a freelance writer and broadcaster. You can contact him at, or follow him on Twitter @JeffBSports.

Where are the TU, ORU basketball fans?


In the past week, I’ve been to two men’s basketball games at Oral Roberts University and one men’s game at The University of Tulsa. There are a few things both teams have in common. Both ORU and TU are not drawing very many fans to their games. The Golden Eagles are averaging only 2,191 fans […]

Sports legends passed away in 2017


As we begin a new year, we take a moment to look back on some of those in the world of sports who died in 2017. On January 22, one former Major League Baseball player and one current player died in separate car accidents in their native Dominican Republic. Former infielder Andy Marte (33) and […]

Santa: Not New England this season


The following has become a tradition of this column, and this year we present my 17th Annual Sports Fan’s Letter to Santa Claus. Dear Santa Claus, It’s been quite a year in sports, from Clemson beating Alabama for the College Football Championship, to Mississippi State upsetting UConn to claim the NCAA Women’s Basketball title, to […]

The Bills should draft Mayfield


Baker Mayfield became the sixth Oklahoma Sooner in history to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, but it’s the journey he took to get to this point that truly is the story. Mayfield went from what he described himself as being, “a chubby, unathletic kid” to becoming the best player in college football. He walked […]

Why pick Alabama over Big Ten champion Ohio State?


Alabama fans are celebrating the team’s entry into the College Football Playoffs, but you might offend them if you suggest the got in through the back door. The College Football Playoff is in its fourth season, and features the four best teams in college football as determined by a 13-member selection committee comprised of current […]

A disappointing year ends for Tulsa


A very disappointing season for The University of Tulsa football team came to an end on Saturday as Temple defeated TU, 43-22, in front of 17,032 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Temple’s record improved to 6-6, 4-4 American Athletic Conference, making them bowl eligible, while the Golden Hurricane finished the season 2-10, 1-7 AAC. “Well, […]

Murray falls sick; TU closes Saturday


Tulsa Oilers head coach Rob Murray had quite a scare last Friday night during the Oilers game at Quad City. The coach collapsed behind the bench and had to be taken from the ice on a stretcher. An official with the Oilers, who wished to remain anonymous, said Murray was treated for a pulmonary embolism […]

NFL’s Goodell is asking for too much


It was reported last week that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in the middle of contract negotiations, has made a demand for a lifetime salary of $49.5 million per year, plus use of a private jet for the rest of his life, and health insurance for his family. Currently he makes about $30 million per year […]

TU falls to Memphis before off week


Memphis proved its No. 21 ranking is well deserved, as the Tigers dominated on offense and defense in a 41-14 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium. A crowd of 17,383, sat in the cold and wind, but many didn’t stay to the end. The Tigers scored first with 6:46 […]

If the Dodgers win, it might help Tulsa


By the time you read this, the World Series will have been decided, but at the time of this writing, the series is tied 2-2. No matter which team wins, I won’t be disappointed. I’ve never been a big Houston Astros fan, but in the early 1990s, I was an associate scout for the Astros, […]