Jeff Brucculeri

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

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, […]

TU vs. SMU Friday Night in Dallas

    

It’s never easy to play Connecticut in football and it’s especially difficult when things just aren’t going your way. That’s what The University of Tulsa encountered on Saturday as the Golden Hurricane lost 20-14 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Harford, Conn. Tulsa’s record dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the American Athletic […]

Tulsa comes alive in the second half to upset Houston

    

It took a long time for Tulsa’s offense to get on track, but when it did, the Golden Hurricane blew through the Houston defense and beat the Cougars, 45-17, Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. There were 19,198 fans that came to game; those that suffered through the first half, and stuck around for the second […]

After losing badly to Tulane, 1-5 Tulsa will host Houston

    

Things got decidedly worse for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday at Tulane, as the Green Wave routed the Golden Hurricane, 62-28. It was the fourth consecutive loss for Tulsa, and their record dropped to 1-5 overall all on the season. Tulsa is now 0-2 in the American Athletic Conference. Tulsa’s offense took a while […]

Navy scores 31 points in a row to top Golden Hurricane

    

Tulsa scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, but Navy’s offense proved to be too much for the Golden Hurricane defense as Navy beat Tulsa 31-21 Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. A crowd of 21,354 watched as Tulsa’s running back D’Angelo Brewer and quarterback Chad President each scored on one-yard runs, to give the Golden […]

For the second week in a row, TU falls late in the game

    

For the second week in a row, a field goal at the end of the game decided the fate of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. This time it came down to a 53-yard field goal with no time left on the clock, as New Mexico defeated Tulsa, 16-13, Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. “The biggest part […]

Brewer excels as Tulsa races past Louisiana in slugfest

    

Not much defense was to be found, but if you’re a fan of offense, then Saturday’s football game between the University of Tulsa and University of Louisiana was everything you’d expect. The two teams combined for over 1,200 yards of total offense, while Tulsa ran away with a 66-42 home victory at H.A. Chapman Stadium. […]

Almost 90, baseball great Tommy Lasorda still going strong

    

Tommy Lasorda will turn 90 on September 22, but he hasn’t let his age or health problems slow him down. Last week, Lasorda was in town to watch the Tulsa Drillers for three days, and I had the opportunity to sit with him and chat with him in the Drillers press box prior to a […]