Greater Tulsa Reporter
Basketball stars Michael Ruffin and Jillian Robbins, 1991 Freedom Bowl quarterback T.J. Rubley and legendary football coach Elmer “Gloomy Gus” Henderson were announced recently as The University of Tulsa’s Athletic Hall of Fame Class for 2015.Read More
Editor’s Note: Terrell Lester enjoyed an award-winning career as a sports writer and columnist for the Tulsa World. This article is his remembrance of the Tulsa Challenge tennis event in 1985.
It was stretching on into the afternoon, a comfortable Sunday afternoon in July 1985.
Once it was an autumn exercise. Three months of Friday night and Saturday afternoon football confrontations.
High schools and colleges dominated the sporting calendar from September to October to November.Read More
There is a memory of fiery Tulsa Oilers defenseman Tom Karalis that stands out after all these years. Following the Oilers’ victory over Oklahoma City in game two of the 1993 Central Hockey League championship series, Karalis and his teammates were making their way through the open tunnel toward The Myriad locker room.Read More
Tommy Dial is always looking to improve his impressive pole vaulting credentials. Competing at the highest levels on a national basis has made the Jenks High School senior’s name well-known in track and field circles.Read More
Ever since the Tulsa Shock came to town in 2010, the WNBA franchise has treated fans to narrow losses and disappointing seasons. Entering its sixth year at the BOK Center, the team has frequently seemed on the verge of a breakthrough campaign. Finally, the time may have come.Read More
On Monday, June 22, the Henry P. Iba Citizens Athlete Awards banquet is scheduled at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. The Iba awards annually recognize a male and female athlete who have excelled in their sport and are personally involved and dedicated to helping others.Read More
The Tulsa Shock and the YMCA of Greater Tulsa have reached a marketing partnership agreement for the summer of 2015 that will promote the values of health, fitness, education and character development.Read More
The American Athletic Conference has 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.Read More
Billy Donovan has become the third head coach in Thunder history after spending the past 19 years at the University of Florida where he led the Gators to two National Championships and four trips to the Final Four while amassing a record of 467-186 (.715).Read More
Note: The Annual Polo Classic to benefit the The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges (The Center) has been postponed due to the weather forecast.Read More
The WNBA Tulsa Shock has become much stronger due to its choices in the recent draft. The Shock has strengthened its inside game with the additions of Amanda Zahui B, a 6’5” center from Minnesota, and Mimi Mungedi, a 6’8” center from Nevada. Brianna Kiesel, a 5’7” guard from Pittsburgh, will help in the shooting and assist game.Read More
What’s in a name? Everything and nothing if you listen to new Tulsa Drillers manager Anthony “Razor’’ Shines.
Said to have the “most bad-ass name of all time in baseball’’ by Maxim Magazine in 2009, Shines wears his middle name proudly while also trying to down play its unique status in the American pastime. He’s both proud and modest about the family moniker that has given him a claim to fame in the sport he loves.Read More
With the 13th overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Tulsa Shock selected Brianna Keisel (bree-ANN-uh KEY-sull).Read More
With the second overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Tulsa Shock selected Amanda Zahui B (ZOW-ee BEE).Read More