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.

Dear Santa, why haven’t the Oilers won a championship?


The following has become a tradition of this column, and this year we present my 15th Annual Sports Fan’s Letter to Santa Claus. Dear Santa Claus, Wow, what a year. Things have been going pretty well for some of our local sports teams that I hesitate to even request a whole lot, but there are […]

Why weren’t fans excited at the TU/ORU basketball game?


It was a close and exciting game throughout, but you couldn’t always tell by the fans, as Oral Roberts defeated Tulsa, 70-68, in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Reynolds Center. It was the third straight Mayor’s Cup victory for the Golden Eagles. This game should have attracted a sold-out crowd, with the two cross-town […]

TU tops Tulane for a bowl


I don’t think calling it a miracle win for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane is far fetched but something supernatural was going on in the second half allowing TU to come from behind to defeat Tulane and earn a bowl game invitation. Tulsa won the game, 45-34 on Friday night in New Orleans. Tulsa was trailing […]

TU must beat Navy or Tulane to get a bowl invitation


And then there were two. There are only two games left on the schedule for the University of Tulsa Football team and they must win at least one of those games to become bowl eligible. On Saturday, Tulsa and Cincinnati battled in what has become the norm for TU this season – a high scoring […]

TU hangs on vs. UCF; 1 win away from bowl eligibility


Averting a third quarter collapse, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane hung on to defeat Central Florida, 45-30, Saturday in American Athletic Conference play at H.A. Chapman Stadium. “You know, terrific team win; I mean, it took all of us,” said Tulsa head coach Phillip Montgomery. “I thought we really played a complete game…I loved the competitiveness […]

SMU win gets TU closer to a bowl; Summit in Sioux Falls


It was a much-needed win on Saturday for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as TU defeated SMU, 40-31, in front of 18,217 at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas. This win was Tulsa’s first American Athletic Conference win of the season, keeping the team’s hopes alive for winning their division and taking part in the conference championship […]

Tulsa struggles against MU


It certainly wasn’t for a lack of offense or scoring, but The University of Tulsa football team would have had to play the game of the century to beat an extremely talented Memphis Tigers team, last Friday night at H.A. Chapman Stadium. No. 17 Memphis defeated Tulsa, 66-42, in American Athletic Conference play, extending the […]

TU hosts No. 18 Memphis


A slow start and turnovers hurt the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, as the East Carolina Pirates beat Tulsa, 30-17, in American Athletic Conference football action in front of 43,065 fans in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina scored off an interception and a TU fumble in the first half and led 20-0 at halftime. The Golden […]

TU beats ULM; Oilers open on Friday


Tulsa scored 14 points in a span of 2:30 to come from behind in the fourth quarter and beat Louisiana-Monroe, 34-24, in a nonconference match up, in front of 17,490 fans on Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tulsa led 20-7 at halftime, but the ULM offense came alive in the third quarter and scored 17 […]