Sports

Thunder overcomes Dallas to advance

 

Oklahoma City will face another Texas team – San Antonio – in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs after the Thunder dispatched Dallas in five games. Oklahoma City won at home Monday night by a score of 118-104. The Thunder is now the only Western Conference team to win each of its […]

The late sportswriter Jim Riggs was a mentor and a friend

    

I was a 13-year old batboy for the Jamestown Expos when I first met Jim Riggs in 1978. He was the beat writer for our local newspaper, The Post-Journal, covering the team and working as the official scorer. With his quick wit and my quirky sense of humor, we hit it off real fast and […]

Cowboy fans get a look at young players in spring game

 

Fans got to see some young players Saturday as the black team defeated the orange team 23-7 in the annual spring football game at Oklahoma State. “The scrimmage went well for us from a health standpoint,” coach Mike Gundy said. “We were able to tackle and had a physical scrimmage. We had 100 plays and […]

TU signs five basketball players, class increases to nine

 

Tulsa has signed five new basketball players, two high school seniors and three college transfers. That’s a total of nine new players for Tulsa for the fall. Joseph Battle and Will Magnay are high school seniors, while Eugene Artison, Curran Scott and Jaleel Wheeler are transfer students. Artison is a freshman at The College of […]

What can a sports fan do when a DVR goes kaput?

    

This may seem like a petty issue, but for a sports fan, on a weekend, having your DVR crash could be quite devastating, especially when it holds programming that has true value. For the second time in less than ten years, we’ve had our DVR at our house just die; no warning, no way to […]

FCA BANQUET

 

The annual Northeast Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spring Banquet will feature special guest athletes from OU, OSU and TU. The banquet will honor area high school student athletes, and will include a barbecue dinner. It is one of the biggest fund raisers of the year for the local FCA. The banquet will be on […]

Quarterback depth sparks interest at OU’s spring game

 

More than 42,000 fans gathered in Norman Saturday  and for many, the big topic was the performance of backup quarterbacks. The Red team beat the White team 17-16 but all eyes were on the new quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield is the starter and could be a Heisman candidate this year after a stellar year in 2015. […]

Oilers just miss the playoffs

    

There is a lot of truth to the fact that every game and every point matters, especially in a 72 game hockey season – just ask the Tulsa Oilers. The Oilers barely missed making the East Coast Hockey League playoffs last weekend, as the team finished just one point behind eighth place Quad City for […]

Line play is a strength, rushing a question mark for OSU

 

The Oklahoma State offense looks to improve this year with the return of quarterback Mason Rudolph, receiver James Washington and one of the most experienced offensive lines in the Big 12. Most of the question marks revolve around the Cowboy defense and the loss of All American defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah to the NFL. And […]

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield wins James Naismith Trophy

 

After spearheading the Sooners’ postseason run to the Final Four, University of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has been named the 2016 James A. Naismith Trophy winner as the most outstanding men’s college basketball player, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. Hield, who becomes the second Sooner to claim the award (Blake Griffin, 2009), was honored at the […]