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.

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 […]

TU’s record-setting offense to face C. Mich. in Miami Beach Bowl

    

On Monday, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will cap off a great season by facing the Chippewas of Central Michigan in the 2016 Miami Beach Bowl. The game will be played at 1:30 p.m. (Central) at Marlins Park (34,000 capacity) in Miami, Florida, and will be televised on ESPN. The Golden Hurricane enter the bowl game […]

Wow! What a TU comeback vs. Cincy; TU waits for bid

    

“Wow, what a season.” That’s the first thing that came to my mind Friday evening when The University of Tulsa defeated Cincinnati, 40-37, in overtime, in front of 18,555 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium. With the win, Tulsa’s record improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the American Athletic Conference. It’s the most wins in […]

I am thankful for all that I have experienced in sports

    

With a grateful heart, I present this message of Thanksgiving for a life spent working in sports. I’m thankful that I grew up in a city that, although small, offered many opportunities for me to be exposed to many different sports – as a player, coach, official and spectator. When I was young, Jamestown, New […]

Navy edges TU after controversial call on a QB fumble

    

What a game it was as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane battled the Midshipmen of Navy, but came up just short, on a controversial call near the end of the game. Navy defeated Tulsa 42-40, in Annapolis, Maryland, last Saturday. The controversial play came with 1:40 remaining on the clock, as Jesse Brubaker stripped the ball […]

TU keeps rollin’ to another win

    

When I think of The University of Tulsa football team, I can’t help but think of the old theme song from the television show, Rawhide. “Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, go the lyrics. Keep movin’, movin’, movin’ Though they’re disapprovin’, keep them doggies movin’, rawhide.” That’s exactly what the Golden Hurricane has been doing throughout most of […]