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.

Bill Polian, others inducted in HOF

    

Enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t hold the same mystique and aura to me, as being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, I understand the magnitude of the honor and this week salute those that were inducted on Saturday. I suppose the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t excite […]

Tulsa Oilers affiliate with Winnipeg

    

One week after hiring a new head coach, the Tulsa Oilers announced an affiliation agreement with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. This is the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Oilers will have a direct affiliation with an NHL team. That season, the Oilers were affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche […]

Baseball Hall of Fame is like a walk through our history

    

While growing up in Western New York, I had the opportunity to make the baseball fan pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York, many times and to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, I never had the chance to be there during Hall of Fame induction weekend, when the little town in Eastern New York […]

At age 87, Tommy LaSorda still loves his LA Dodgers

    

Tommy Lasorda, the Los Angeles Dodgers longtime employee and Hall of Fame manager, was in town last week visiting the Tulsa Drillers and visiting with fans. Over a three-day period, Lasorda did two autograph sessions, a Q&A with the local media, spoke to the Drillers players and watched three ball games at ONEOK Field. The […]

Minor league personality in Kannapolis, North Carolina

    

This was not my first trip to Kannapolis, North Carolina, nor was it my first time to watch their minor league baseball team, the Intimidators, play. It was, however, my first time to meet and watch self-proclaimed cheerleader, the “Uh-huh Guy” perform. His name is Paul Buchanan and he’s a 66-year-old retired school teacher and […]

Shock must adjust after losing their best player to injury

    

It’s never easy when your leading scorer goes out with a season ending injury, and for the Tulsa Shock, they will certainly be struggling for wins without Skylar Diggins in the lineup. Tulsa’s star point-guard will miss the remainder of the 2015 WNBA season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). She will undergo […]

Roughnecks fall to Sacramento

    

Local sports fans had plenty to do this past weekend as both the Tulsa Roughnecks and the Tulsa Shock had a pair of home games. For the first time in four weeks, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC played a home match at ONEOK Field Thursday night, but unfortunately the team came up short in front of […]

Jordan Spieth wins a difficult U.S. Open

    

If you watched the U.S. Open golf championship, you may have thought you were watching the British Open. However, don’t be fooled – the Chambers Bay course is really in the state of Washington. Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open with an overall score of 5-under par and he becomes only the sixth golfer to […]

Skylar Diggins hits scoring milestone

    

It didn’t take long for Skylar Diggins to reach the 1,000-point milestone. The Tulsa Shock guard reached the mark in last Wednesday’s home game against the Seattle Storm. Tulsa won the game 68-45. This is her third season in the WNBA and it was only the 69th game of her career. Diggins reached the career […]

Two and out for Golden Eagle baseball

    

It was two-and-out for the ORU Golden Eagles baseball team at the NCAA Regional at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater last weekend. ORU lost the first game to Arkansas on Friday, 8-6, and dropped the second game, 10-4, to St. John’s on Saturday. The Golden Eagles fell to 34-50 all-time in the NCAA tournament. […]