Drew Pearson Writes ‘Hail Mary’
If Drew Pearson is going to write a book, it has to be titled ‘Hail Mary.’ Not only for the pass he caught against the Vikings in 1975, but because his whole life has been about Hail Marys. “I’ve wanted to write a book for some time, but it’s been a while coming,” he says. “Things started falling together last December when Jim Rogers of Zone Press approached me with some solid ideas. Jim is a former teacher and coach, and has written two sports novels himself. I am extremely comfortable with him, and he couldn’t be more pleased with the product that has evolved. The story follows a track starting in New Jersey, where I grew up, to the University of Tulsa, to the Dallas Cowboys, to life after football.”
Tulsa Pro Baseball Calendar Celebrates 100 Years of Fun
Tulsa baseball historian Wayne McCombs has compiled and edited a unique Tulsa Baseball Calendar, which features significant photos and information of the past 100 years of professional baseball in Tulsa. The calendar includes copies of baseball cards of players who have played in Tulsa, Tulsa baseball park locations, major league affiliates and resulting records, photos of personalities such as Roy Clark, the great home run hitter of the 1920s Lyman Lamb, Hank Blalock, Dizzy Dean, Warren Spahn, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Sammy Sosa. Photos of Tulsa media members over the years are also included. Each date in the calendar lists information about Tulsa baseball history.
Globetrotters Coming to Tulsa
The world-famous Halem Globetrotters are bringing their 2005 “World of Fun” North American tour to Tulsa. The Globetrotters will take to the court on Saturday, January 8, 2005, against the New York Nationals at the Mabee Center. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $12 and are available at the Mabee Center box office, by phone at 495-6000 or 800-955-5566, online at www.tickets.com, and at select Homeland grocery stores.
Golden Eagles Poised For City Dominance
Scott Sutton has come a long way since he entered the Oral Roberts University basketball program in 1995 as a color radio announcer along side play-by-play man Al Jerkens. He became an administrative assistant then an assistant coach to Bill Self and later Barry Hinson. When Hinson left in 1999, the head position was given to Sutton, who has steadily built the team into a strong contender to enter the NCAA tournament.
Tulsa Drillers Receive Texas League Honor
The Texas League recently announced that the Tulsa Drillers have been selected as the 2004 Texas League Organization of the Year. It is the third time that the Drillers have received the award. Tulsa was previously recognized in 1992 and 1996.
Much is abuzz in the local sports world about the Jenks-Union football game to be played at Skelly Stadium Thursday, September 9. MidFirst Bank has surprises in store for its promotion of the game.
Name Golfers Ready for JQH Classic
The John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic has received commitments from LPGA Tour Hall of Famer Beth Daniel and fan favorites Laura Diaz and Rosie Jones for the September 6–12 event to be held at Cedar Ridge Country Club. The field will also include University of Tulsa grads Stacy Prammanasudh, Kelly Robbins, Carin Koch, and two of the tours most recent winners, Karen Stupples and Meg Mallon. The $1 million JQH Hotel Classic is the premier golf event in Oklahoma. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-877-583-9925 and at any Tulsa-area Quik-Trip location.
TU Savors 1964 Season, 61–14 Win Over OSU
Members of the legendary 1964 Golden Hurricane football team gathered together last fall for induction into the University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kickoff Nears for Football-Crazed Oklahomans
It’s a year-round phenomenon, this sport of football.
No longer is the Labor Day cookout viewed as a rite of passage from summer fun and frolic to fall football fanaticism.