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.

Once again, the Professional Bull Riders show was fun

    

It was a bucking good time at the BOK Center last weekend as the Built Ford Tough Series Professional Bull Riders rode into town for their annual visit. Many Oklahoma bull riders competed in the Express Employment Professionals Classic, and when the two days of competition were over, Hulbert native Ryan Dirteater finished second place, […]

With two good years under his belt, Montgomery settles in

    

Philip Montgomery is beginning his third season as head coach of The University of Tulsa football team, and over the past two years, he and his family have acclimated well to the school and the community. “The kids have been going to school here, my son has graduated from school now, my daughter and my […]

Go visit BB&T Ballpark in Downtown Charlotte, N.C.

    

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – I recently performed the National Anthem prior to a Charlotte Knights baseball game and this was the second year in a row I had the honor to do so. I always enjoy visiting BB&T Ballpark in Downtown Charlotte, but in a lot of ways it reminds me of home – the Tulsa […]

NASCAR fans will enjoy Curb Museum for Motorsports

    

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Mike Curb is an amazing man. He’s a musician, recording artist, record label owner, owner and sponsor of several race cars, politician, and philanthropist. Recently, I toured the Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The museum is appropriately located on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard; Curb was friends with Earnhardt […]

Prammanasudh chosen for TU HofF

    

Former University of Tulsa golfer Stacy Prammanasudh, will join an illustrious class of inductees into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Other inductees will be Ed Dubie (football, baseball, track  and basketball, 1928-31), David Smoot (men’s track and field, 1960-63), Wes Hamilton (football, 1971-75), Lauren Lindsay (softball, 2007-10), and the 1982 TU football […]

Mr. Billings was a fine writer and friend

    

This column is dedicated to a true newspaper man, who inspired me to be the writer I am today. Henry Damon “Hank” Billings, died on June 23, just six days after celebrating his 91st birthday. He died peacefully in his sleep while in hospice care in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Billings wrote for the Springfield News-Leader […]

The truth about Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs

    

Can we put this John McEnroe – Serena Williams debate to rest? Maybe McEnroe was exaggerating when he said Williams is the greatest female player ever, but “would be ranked like 700th in the world” if she played on the men’s tour. Maybe she would be ranked higher or maybe not, however, many feminists and […]

TU great Tony Liscio taken by ALS

    

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a terrible disease, not that any disease is any better or worse than the others, but I have personally watched people I know who have battled ALS and ultimately lost that battle. ALS robs the individual of all motor activity, while their mind remains sharp […]

ORU Athletic Department mourns the death of a player

    

It’s a sad time at Oral Roberts University, as the athletic department and entire ORU community mourn the death of women’s basketball player Ashley Beatty, 20, who was found dead in her dorm room last week. “ORU Security and Tulsa Police did investigate her death in one of the dorms Thursday evening but have found […]

Rob Murray named new Oiler coach

    

Former Alaska head coach Rob Murray has been named the new head coach and director of hockey operations for the Tulsa Oilers. He replaces Jason Christie, who decided after two seasons with the Oilers, to not return next season. The Oilers missed the ECHL playoffs both seasons under Christie. Murray, 50, has a long history […]