Sportswriters pick Tulsa to finish last in American Conference East Division


If sportswriters who cover the American Athletic Conference are correct, first-year coach Philip Montgomery and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have nowhere to go but up. At the recent AAC media days, a poll of sportswriters picked Tulsa to finish last in the West Division of the conference. “We have got a lot of work ahead […]

Bill Polian, others inducted in HOF


Enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t hold the same mystique and aura to me, as being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, I understand the magnitude of the honor and this week salute those that were inducted on Saturday. I suppose the Pro Football Hall of Fame doesn’t excite […]

Stoops mum about who will start at QB for Oklahoma


Who will be the Oklahoma starting quarterback this season? According to Coach Bob Stoops, the battle among Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas is up in the air. Two years ago, Stoops shocked OU fans by announcing that Knight would start over apparent incumbent Blake Bell. And at the end of the 2013 season, […]

Gundy is confident Rudolph will be a great quarterback


TCU has a quarterback who is a Heisman hopeful but some think that Oklahoma State has the second best quarterback in the Big 12 Conference. And the Cowboys may have the best backup quarterback in the conference, if not the country. Quarterback Trevone Boykin of TCU was named the preseason All Big 12 quarterback and […]

Tulsa Oilers affiliate with Winnipeg


One week after hiring a new head coach, the Tulsa Oilers announced an affiliation agreement with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. This is the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Oilers will have a direct affiliation with an NHL team. That season, the Oilers were affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche […]

Class of ‘13 NFL quarterbacks battling for playing time


Quarterback is arguably the toughest position in football and perhaps in any sport. Conventional wisdom says that NFL teams carry three quarterbacks – a franchise quarterback, a seasoned veteran as backup and a young prospect who can be groomed to be a starter or at least a second team pro. Here’s a look at the […]

American Athletic teams play nonconference powers


American Athletic Conference teams will match up with some of the best football squads in the nation this fall in nonconference battles. AAC teams will play the three top preseason picks in the Big 12 – TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma. TU will travel to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners – a team with a […]

Baseball Hall of Fame is like a walk through our history


While growing up in Western New York, I had the opportunity to make the baseball fan pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York, many times and to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, I never had the chance to be there during Hall of Fame induction weekend, when the little town in Eastern New York […]

OU No. 3, OSU is No. 4 in Big 12 football poll


Oklahoma has been selected third and Oklahoma State fourth in the 2015 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, which was voted on by media representatives who cover the conference. OU got 312 total points in the poll. TCU (408 points; 32 first-place votes) was voted the preseason favorite for the first time while Baylor (384 points; […]

At age 87, Tommy LaSorda still loves his LA Dodgers


Tommy Lasorda, the Los Angeles Dodgers longtime employee and Hall of Fame manager, was in town last week visiting the Tulsa Drillers and visiting with fans. Over a three-day period, Lasorda did two autograph sessions, a Q&A with the local media, spoke to the Drillers players and watched three ball games at ONEOK Field. The […]