Jeff Brucculeri

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Jeff Brucculeri is a freelance writer and broadcaster. You can contact him at, or follow him on Twitter @JeffBSports.

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 […]

Larry the Cable Guy, other celebrities attend golf tourney


On Memorial Day, I attended the annual Folds of Honor Patriot Cup Golf Tournament at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso and had the opportunity to interview a few of the participants who come from all over the country to support such a good cause. Many celebrities from country music, comedians, and professional golfers join […]

Pitcher/politician Jim Bunning passes


Former Major League Baseball pitcher turned Congressman, Jim Bunning, died on Saturday. He was 85. Bunning was born in Northern Kentucky, on October 23, 1931. He went to high school at the Jesuit-run St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, where he excelled in basketball, football and baseball. After college, Bunning attended Cincinnati’s Xavier University on […]

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 […]