Iba Dinner to Fly High with Eagles

The Rotary Club of Tulsa will present a President’s Award to the Philadelphia Eagles sports franchise at the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards in June. In the 18-year history of the awards program, only two other President’s Awards have been presented — one to former coach John Wooden in 2004 and one to Olympic medalist speed skater Joey Cheek in 2007. The award was created to honor individuals who promote and advance the qualities of leadership, education and compassion and who inspire others to do the same.

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Shock Coach Kloppenburg Expects Team Turnaround


New Tulsa Shock Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg has a major challenge entering the 2012 season. All the veteran assistant has to do is take a team that finished 3-31 a year ago and transform it into a postseason contender.

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Tulsa Rowing Club Offers Summer Camps

The Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors are looking for seventh- and eighth-grade and high school aged athletes to join their competitive program. The team regularly competes on the national level, and the athletes are also successful in gaining college scholarships at universities all over the U.S. The team will host summer camps in the month of June to allow participants to try rowing for the first time. Sign-ups are available on the program website at www.tulsarowing.org/juniors.

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The Tulsa Shock continue to build through free agency as they added former University of Connecticut standout Lorin Dixon to the training camp roster, Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg announced earlier today.

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Tulsa’s Manning Names Three to Basketball Coaching Staff

Newly appointed University of Tulsa Head Basketball Coach Danny Manning has made three appointments to his coaching staff, it became official today.

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OU Men’s Basketball Signs Isaiah Cousins

Guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., led high school team to state titles each of last two years.

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Nebraska’s Khiry Cooper Admitted at Tulsa

Tulsa Head Football Coach Bill Blankenship confirmed today that Khiry (KY-ree) Cooper has signed scholarship papers and has been admitted to The University of Tulsa as a graduate student. Cooper will receive his degree from the University of Nebraska in May, but still has one season of football eligibility remaining and will complete that year at Tulsa.

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Adrian Peterson Pledges $1 Million to OU Athletics

Former University of Oklahoma All-America running back Adrian Peterson pledged a $1 million donation to the OU Athletics Department today. The donation will support the construction of Headington Hall — OU’s new student housing facility — and will also establish the Adrian Peterson Football Scholarship Endowment.

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Danny Manning Introduced as Tulsa Basketball Coach

The University of Tulsa Director of Athletics Ross Parmley introduced Kansas’ Danny Manning as the school’s 29th head basketball coach today at a 2:30 pm news conference at the ONEOK Club on the TU campus.

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Luper Earns Second Scholar-Athlete Honor

Junior guard Kevi Luper of Oral Roberts University has been named to the 2012 Division I- Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team, it was announced today.

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Drillers Opening Roster Announced

Top Prospect, Arenado, will open Season with Tulsa

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