Sports

89-year-old Marques Haynes passes

 

Legendary Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes – considered by many to be the greatest basketball dribbler of all-time – died of natural causes last week in Plano, Texas, at the age of 89.  He passed away peacefully with family and friends in his presence. In a four-decade career, Haynes played in more than 12,000 games, traveled […]

TU basketball conference schedule

 

The American Athletic Conference announced the basketball conference opponents for the 2015-16 season, and Tulsa will play eight opponents twice, including defending champion SMU, UConn, Cincinnati and Temple. American Athletic Conference teams play an 18-game league schedule with each team playing eight of its 10 opponents twice and the other two opponents once each, one […]

TU helmet in College Football HOF

 

A University of Tulsa throwback football helmet that was worn in the 2011 season will be displayed as part of a new exhibit at The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Alternate Helmet — Modern Styles” in the Specialty Exhibit Delivered by UPS, which opened to the public […]

Youth Rowers perform well at district competition

 

On May 2-3, the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association competed at the U.S. Rowing Central District Youth Rowing Championships in Oklahoma City. Rose Stewart-Maddox (Booker T. Washington High School) rowed to a silver medal place in the girls under-17-single competition.  The club also won the bronze medal in the boys’ lightweight fours and earned an invitation […]

OU vs. LSU and OSU vs. Auburn in Big 12/SEC Challenge games

 

Oklahoma will play at LSU and Oklahoma State will travel to Auburn on Jan. 30 in the 2015-16 Big 12/SEC Challenge. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every game of the third annual event matching every Big 12 squad with 10 members from the Southeastern Conference. Each league will host five games and […]

WNBA suspends lesbians for 7 games

    

This is a story you don’t see everyday, and let’s hope it becomes even less frequent. Domestic violence is no joke, nor is violence in general, but when it involves a same sex couple, we’re not exactly sure how to respond. Last month, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson and her lesbian partner Brittney Griner of […]

Recovering Bradford impressing new Eagle teammates

 

Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, part of a trade that sent him from St. Louis to Philadelphia in the offseason, is making an impression among his new teammates even though he is not 100 percent recovered from his ACL injury. Bradford has been able to throw with his receivers. Tight end Zach Ertz on a […]

Suspended OU running back Keith Ford will transfer: Loaded backfield

 

The crowd at the running back position at Oklahoma is getting thinner. Keith Ford has been granted a full release and will transfer to another school. “The past 2 years with the Oklahoma Sooners has been a great experience, however after my injury last season I never fully recovered. Since that time I have had […]

OU’s Thomas’ NBA tryout

 

Former Sooner TaShawn Thomas was one of 63 players who participated in the NBA Combine in Chicago last week. The on-court portion of the combine was last Thursday and Friday as NBA coaches, general managers and scouts observed prospects in advance of the league’s draft on June 25. Thomas, the Big 12 Newcomer of the […]

OSU president on playoff board

 

Oklahoma State University President V. Burns Hargis has been named to the Board of Managers of the College Football Playoff. The 11-person group manages the administrative operations of the playoff and governs its business, property and affairs, including budgets, policies and operating guidelines. “It is an honor to represent the Big 12 Conference in this […]