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.

Big names at Memorial Tournament

    

Each year, Folds of Honor hosts one of the biggest gala events and golf tournaments in the area, known as The Patriot Cup Invitational. The annual fundraiser is held during Memorial Day weekend at the Patriot Golf Club in Owasso. Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the spouses […]

Summit Tournament coming

    

If you haven’t watched the Oral Roberts University baseball team play this season, you’ve missed some very good college baseball. However, with the Summit League baseball tournament coming to J.L. Johnson Stadium next week, you still have time. The Golden Eagles have had some very impressive performances this season, having swept a three-game series at […]

Charlie Hough had a great MLB career

    

Charlie Hough had a very successful 25-year career in Major League Baseball as a pitcher. His bread-and-butter pitch wasn’t a screaming fastball or a hooking curve, it was a floating and fluttering knuckleball. Hough was in Tulsa this week working with the Tulsa Drillers, filling in for the team’s pitching coach. His current title with […]

‘We Are Baseball’ is coming to Tulsa

    

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, but just haven’t made the trek to upstate New York, here’s your opportunity, as the We Are Baseball Hall of Fame Tour makes a stop in Tulsa this week. The innovative collaboration of baseball and technology, will be set […]

Baseball fans mourn both Joe Preseren and Roy Sievers

    

Two gentlemen of baseball died recently – Joe Preseren, former general manager of the Tulsa Drillers, and Roy Sievers, former Major League All-Star. Preseren died April 12 at the age of 58, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm on March 10. Preseren is survived by his four children, and had been a widower the past 14 […]

‘Disgraced’ documentary examines Coach Dave Bliss

    

It seems the verdict is still out on how corrupt or how changed a man is former NCAA basketball coach Dave Bliss. In the documentary, Disgraced, airing this month on Showtime, Bliss first denies any wrong doing relating to the investigation of the death of one of his former players, and yet admits he had […]

Baseball great Ty Cobb wasn’t as bad as we’ve been told

    

It appears “fake news” is not a recent phenomenon. In fact, baseball hall of famer Ty Cobb has been the victim of fake news for over 50 years. I’ve been a big baseball fan since I was a kid, and over the years everything I heard about Ty Cobb was negative. There were stories about […]

Baseball and soccer seasons underway

    

Springtime usually means a time of new beginnings, and as such, two sports seasons have sprung anew in the past week. The Tulsa Roughnecks FC are now two games into the 2017 USL season, and the Tulsa Drillers have opened Texas League play. Tulsa Roughnecks FC have played two home games thus far on the […]

Bob Tway, four others named to OK Golf Hall of Fame

    

Bob Tway and Doug Tewell, are two of golf’s greats who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame this year. Joining them in this year’s class will be Mark Hayes, Ernie Vossler and Joe Walser. The induction ceremony will be Oct. 1 at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club and the Hall […]

Kansas and Baylor in the Sweet 16 after wins in Tulsa

    

It all began at 11:40 a.m. Friday morning as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first round tipped-off at the BOK Center in Tulsa. For the second time in the building’s history, the BOK Center was hosting the NCAA Tournament. The last previous time was in 2011. It’s thanks to vision of building an 18,000-plus seat […]