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.

ORU women are one-and-done in Summit Tournament

    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Faith Ihim and Maria Martianez each scored in double digits to lead the ORU Golden Eagles, however, it wasn’t enough as South Dakota State defeated ORU, 65-50, in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center here on Sunday. Unfortunately for the ORU ladies, […]

Will ORU make a coaching change?

    

For the first time in Scott Sutton’s 18 years as head coach of the ORU Golden Eagles, the basketball team has failed to make the conference tournament. In fact, it may be the first time ever, as far as anyone at ORU can remember. Last Wednesday, the Golden Eagles played their final home game of […]

Positive signs for the coming soccer season

    

Things are looking up for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC, and the season is still several weeks away. A coaching change was made and an affiliate agreement has been reached with a Major League Soccer team, both developments mean big steps in the right direction for a team that has struggled in its first two seasons […]

Tolerating a Super Bowl party without any politics

    

Remind me again why I like hosting people at my house for a Super Bowl Party. I’m sure you know what I mean, and you may have had that same thought this past Sunday. There’s always plenty of food, in fact, usually too many leftovers. But, it’s not the food that’s the issue. It’s the […]

Immigration ban won’t affect international NBA players

    

In what seems to me as an attempt to amplify an issue, the National Basketball Association this week contacted the U.S. Department of State requesting clarification of how President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration and visas for citizens from certain countries will impact player travel. The current ban is in place for the next 90 […]

Raines finally in the HOF

    

With the announcement, this past week, that Tim Raines has been selected for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it brought back some great memories of my time working for the Montreal Expos. Joining Raines in this year’s induction class in July will be former Tulsa Drillers and Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez, […]

Super Bowls can be memory makers

    

With Super Bowl LI two weeks away, I recently began thinking about some of my memories of Super Bowls past. It seems the Super Bowl, like Major League Baseball’s World Series, can hold quite a bit of significance over the years, and some can be more unmemorable. My earliest recollection of even caring about the […]

McCants, Dechert, Kamangila, Saladino to ORU HofF

    

Oral Roberts University will induct four former athletes in ORU Athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of the men’s basketball game this Saturday. The Golden Eagles are set to take on IUPUI in a game that will tip off at 3 p.m. The 2017 induction class includes Sam McCants, Charleton Dechert, Faithy Kamangila and Tyler […]

We lost Tony Phillips, a great friend

    

Each year at this time, I look back at those in the sports world who died in the previous year. In 2016, however, it seems there were are larger number of deaths than usual. One sticks out more than the others, because it was someone I knew. Gone in 2016 were greats in their sport, […]

My 16th Annual Sports Fan Letter to Santa Claus…

    

The following has become a tradition of this column, and this year we present my 16th Annual Sports Fan’s Letter to Santa Claus. Dear Santa Claus, It’s been a decent year in sports, and even the Rio Olympic Games went off without too much of a hitch, considering all the issues leading up to the […]