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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.

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 […]

Driver Jackie Stewart is a class act

    

While watching the World Baseball Classic on MLB Network, my attention was drawn to a commercial featuring former racecar driver Jackie Stewart. I hadn’t seen Stewart on television in many years, so it led me to do a little research. The commercial is for a brand of beer, and in the ad, there are several […]

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 […]