It’s Official, Detroit Shock to Relocate to Tulsa

Tulsa Hoops, has officially announced its acceptance into the and that the Detroit Shock will relocate to Tulsa.

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Detroit to Tulsa Shocker

Daniel C. Cameron

News outlets nationwide are reporting on the Associated Press report that an official with the Detroit Shock has announced the team will be relocating to Tulsa. The official reported with anonymity because he is unauthorized to make the announcement.

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GTR Student Athlete of the Month

The recipient of the first Newspapers Student Athlete of the Month award is Miranda Kiser.

Kiser has a 3.3 and is a four-year starter for Union’s fast pitch softball team. She can play anywhere on the field and has played second base, shortstop and in the outfield. Kiser also mentors young elementary softball players.

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66ers Call Tulsa Convention Center Home

: Moses Ehambe joined Tulsa 66ers players, cheerleaders and officials recently at the Tulsa Convention Center where the team has moved.

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Drillers Set Sod at ONEOK Field

GOING GREEN: Representatives gathered for the ceremonially laid first sod at ONEOK Field. The sod was placed early enough that it will root well before winter and be ready for spring play. Riverview Sod Ranch, an Oklahoma company that also installed the grass at the original Drillers field, raised the sod and placed the sod at ONEOK Field.

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TU’s Holloway Raises Cancer Awareness

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the University of Tulsa joined forces along with TU football player Wilson Holloway, a Hodgkin lymphoma survivor, to raise awareness of blood cancers during the October football game vs. Boise State.

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TSC Honors Courageous Athlete

ONEOK John Gibson presents the Larry Brummett Courage Award to cancer survivor Caleb Tiger at the Sept. 28 Tulsa Sports Charities Legends in Sports Rivalry Dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Edison Eagles Cross Country Teams Setting High Goals

John Barham

Adam Gist, head coach of the boys/girls cross country teams for the Edison Eagles, stated, “As a team we are much more improved as a group this year. It would not surprise me if we would be in contention to win the All City, September 17, 2009. The Regional meet is October 24th, and the State meet is November 1st at Edmond High School. Both teams should make it to this final meet.”

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Court Denies Injunctive Relief Request Regarding Downtown Tulsa’s ONEOK Field

A Tulsa County Court hearing today resulted in a favorable ruling for the Tulsa Stadium Trust and property owners who support the assessment district for the downtown ballpark. Judge Dana Kuehn denied the request for preliminary injunctive relief that was filed by 21 downtown property owners who represent less than 2 percent of the assessment total. This follows a favorable ruling on Oct. 2 that approved a request to intervene by property owners who favor the assessment district and by the Tulsa Stadium Trust. The property owners who intervened in support of the project represent nearly 10 million square feet.

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Oklahoma State Equestrian Opens Season with SMU

The Oklahoma State equestrian team kicks off the 2009-10 season Saturday at 10 a.m. at Animal Science Arena with the hunt seat taking on Southern Methodist. The western team will scrimmage the Texas Tech Red Raiders and will start regular season action when the Cowgirls face New Mexico State on the October 10
th in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Tulsa Air Corps: The Johnsons

RECEIVING SPECIALISTS: Trae, left, and Damaris Johnson are two of the most productive wide receivers in the nation. The big play deep game is a true threat to defenses this season as the Golden Hurricane aim to be busters. Damaris Johnson is listed on the pre-season All-Conference team and preseason Special Teams Player of the Year.

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End of an Era in Midtown

ROUNDING : From left, Mayor Kathy Taylor, Drillers owner Chuck Lamson and ONEOK John Gibson ceremonially take the bases from Drillers Stadium to ONEOK Field. The new ballpark is still “on time and under budget,” according to Manhattan Construction’s project manager for ONEOK Field, Bob Jack.

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Heisman Winners Help Celebrate Kickoff

FOOTBALL BLISS: Celebrating the Fair Meadows Sports Grill Football kickoff are, from left, Billy Sims, 1978 Heisman; Jason White, 2003 Heisman; John Smaligo, Tulsa County Commissioner; Siegmund Brown, ExpoServe Owner; Kaila Westerfield, ExpoServe Director of Sales; and Steve Owens, 1969 Heisman.

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Amateur Champion

Byeong- Hun An displays his new hardware to the world after he won the 2009 U.S. Amateur Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in August. An, a 17 year old from South Korea, is the youngest player to ever win the Amateur Championship.

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Special Tailgate

Nielsens and Travers Mahan hosted an early season tailgate party at the Plaza on Sept. 3. From left are Mike Carter, athletic director; Gary and Andrea Bartlett of Nielsens; Ed Richard of Hebert’s Specialty Meats; and Doug Wojcik, head coach of TU basketball.

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