Drillers Announce Schedule, Radio
The Tulsa Drillers will begin the 2007 Texas League season with a 6-game home stand at Drillers Stadium with the season opener scheduled for Thursday, April 5 when the Drillers will host the San Antonio Missions. The initial home stand will include three games against the Missions April 5-8, followed by a three games against the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Storied Sequoyah Slays Giants, Wins Oklahoma’s Best Tournament
The success of Sequoyah High School’s Lady Indians at the 8th Annual Oklahoma’s Best Girls Basketball Tournament held recently at Tulsa’s Reynolds Center is a testament to just how well this little school in Tahlequah is doing these days. In a true David vs. Goliath match up, the 3A Lady Indians (enrollment: 376) won over the top-ranked 6A Lady Chieftains of Sapulpa (enrollment: 1,162) 40-38 in an overtime thriller.
Long-Driver Sean Fister to Appear at Golf Expo
Three-time world long drive champion Sean “The Beast” Fister will be among the celebrities appearing at the South Central Golf & Travel Expo Feb. 9-11 at the Expo Center at Expo Square.
Tulsa Hall of Fame to Induct Nolan Richardson, Three Others
Nolan Richardson, who turned Tulsa basketball fortunes around in the 1980-81 season, and three former Golden Hurricane student-athletes will be inducted into The University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 27, 2007. The banquet will take place on the TU campus at 5:00 p.m., prior to the Tulsa-SMU men’s basketball game. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the game.
Matt Holliday Featured at ORU Dinner
Colorado Rockies outfielder and Oklahoma native Matt Holliday will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual John A. Ferguson Diamond Dinner Benefiting ORU Baseball, Sunday, January 28 at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills.
Tulsa Oilers Stay Strong; Look Forward to Arena
Fifteen years ago Jeff Lund was trying to get a fledgling hockey team off the ground and he had no idea what the fan response would be.
Ice Hockey had been a sometime thing in Tulsa. The old Tulsa Oilers played in Sam Avey’s Coliseum for several decades and then the building burned down. The franchise was revived in 1964 but failed financially a decade and a half later.
Biff Jones the Forgotten OU ‘B’ Coach
Attention Sooner football fans: there are five “Bs”, not just three.
The Oklahoma faithful have been referring to the three Bs since 2000 when Bob Stoops stunned collegiate football by winning the national championship in just his second year as OU’s head coach. That immediately elevated him into a Pantheon with Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer, the other two coaches whose first names began with a B who have led the Sooners to the national championship.
Erin Hoefer Stays Busy with Tulsa 66ers
David Kahn may own 80 percent of the Tulsa 66ers with the remainder split among 14 local co-owners. Joe Berry may be president of the team.
But as important as they are, the whole operating might come to a crashing halt if it weren’t for people like the five-foot, seven-inch slip of a young woman named Erin Hoefer. She is the director of public relations and on her slender shoulders lie a multitude of duties.
TU Women On The Rise
The University of Tulsa women’s basketball team earned a No. 25 preseason ranking by CBS Sportsline.com in the 2006-07 College Basketball Preview.
PGA Gearing For Next Summer’s Event
The PGA Championship and its historic Wanamaker Trophy return to Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa for the 89th PGA Championship, Aug. 6-12, 2007.
Drillers On The Buzz
The Drillers and Clear Channel Radio announced that the Drillers 2007 radio broadcasts will again be heard live on Sports Radio 1430, The Buzz. It will mark th 22nd consecutive season that the Drillers and Clear Channel have partnered on the game broadcasts.
ORU’s Green Named to Wooden Preseason List
Oral Roberts University’s Caleb Green is one of 50 players named to the Wooden Award Preseason All-America team. This is the first step toward being eligible for the Wooden Award, given annually to college basketball’s top player.
A Salute to OU’s Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson, a 6-2, 218 pound junior running back from Palestine, Texas, is one of the great running backs in college football history. He was on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy candidate when he broke his collarbone in the well-known touchdown leap against Iowa State.
Tulsa’s Own Forrest Gump Runs for Special Olympics
Special Olympics Oklahoma is pleased to announce that Steve Kime (aka Forrest Gump) will be running on behalf of our Oklahoma athletes. For the eighth consecutive year, Kime is running the Tulsa Run dressed as the fictional character “Forrest Gump,” accepting donations and pledges for Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes. You’ll watch him run in his plaid shirt, khaki pants, carrying a suitcase and a box of chocolates.
Ride `em Cowboys
Mike Gundy is true orange.
When he became the face of Oklahoma State football in January of 2005, he promised to do everything necessary to put the Cowboy program on the solid footing it would need to compete for supremacy in the Big 12 Conference.
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