GTR Newspapers was the proud winner of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake bowling pin auction. As a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event, many of the media outlets decorated old, used bowling pins with a splash of style.
IBA AWARDS BANQUET: TU Head Football Coach Todd Graham, right, was an honored guest at this year’s Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet, held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel June 4.
TU Head Basketball Coach Doug Wojcik, right, and his wife Lael enjoyed this year’s “TU Uncorked,” an Alumni event held at the Mayo Hotel in June. With the Wojciks are, from left, Co-Chair Andrew Habinger, Rita Moschovidis and co-honorary chair Cheryl Forrest.
Todd Graham spoke at a Rotary Club of Tulsa luncheon meeting in June and brought along his associate head coaches.
From left are Doug Collins, Assistant Head Coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzahn, Assistant Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator Paul Randolph and Jerry Dillon.
KVOO protected its first place title in the Zebco Media Fishing Challenge held on Friday, June 1 at LaFortune Park. The ninth annual media challenge kicked off National Fishing and Boating Week, while also allowing local radio, television and newspaper staffs to test the water before Zebco’s “Take Me Fishing” day.
The Sports Animal announces it will be the new radio home for Oral Roberts University men’s and women’s basketball and baseball for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons. Men’s basketball will air on 97.1 FM with a non-conference slate that includes games against Texas A&M, Tulsa, Arkansas and Oklahoma State. The women’s schedule features games with Tulsa, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State with most games broadcast on AM 1550.
The third floor of TU’s new Case Center houses a huge room that overlooks the field. It can be divided into several rooms for meetings and also can be used as a game day suite or suites. The 30,000-square-foot building also houses a Letterman’s Lounge.
Tulsa’s locker room, as well as throughout the Case Center building, has memorabilia honoring past TU players and teams. The jersey depicted is of All-American Marvin Matuszak who played in the early 1950s.
FOOTBALL ENHANCEMENT: The three-story Case Athletic Complex has opened inside of what is now known as Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Football Stadium on the University of Tulsa campus. It will provide facilities to consolidate services to support TU’s student-athletes and the football program.
Going to a Tulsa Driller’s baseball game these days can lead to all sorts of goodies. At a recent Wednesday afternoon game Greater Tulsa Reporter David Jones got a haircut (free) from Angie Wilson of Owasso’s Mane Review while watching batters be mowed down in the fifth inning. At the same time County Commissioner John Smaligo had a shoeshine, also free, from Victor Poteet. “Mondays through Wednesdays,” says Driller promotions head Tom Jones.
More than 100 local and national media representatives met at Southern Hills Country Club June 4 for the 89th PGA Championship Media Day, as the renowned course makes final plans for hosting the season’s final major, Aug. 6-12.
The University of Tulsa men’s and women’s tennis teams were invited to participate in the NCAA tournament this year. Above, during a watch party at the Case Tennis Center, they watched ESPNews to hear and see where they would play. Standing is Coach Vince Westbrook.
Tina Cunningham, right, wife of University of Tulsa Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, hosted the Women of the Hurricane Club at her home June 7.
Almost 1,000 people including over 35 coaches, former NBA and NFL players, Olympians and sports celebrities gathered at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel to honor three outstanding, professional athletes.
No one is more excited about the coming improvements to Skelly Stadium than incoming coach Todd Graham. Graham is not really a newcomer to Tulsa football, having served as defensive coordinator under previous coach Steve Kragthorpe. Many of his “new” charges are players he recruited before leaving for a year to be head coach at Rice University.