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Track and field looks bright at OU


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Jay C. Upchurch
At this past weekend's 2007 NCAA Track and Field Championships, a record 22 Sooners competed and 14 returned home with All-America honors. That second number matches the combined school ...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Capitol Hill hoops star's whereabouts unknown


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Jay C. Upchurch
There was a time when the mere mention of Winford Boynes' name automatically raised debate as to whether or not he is the best basketball player the state of Oklahoma has ever produced. That beg...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

No Hornets, but still plenty of sports in city


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Jay C. Upchurch
The local sports scene is offering plenty of alternatives to all of the folks going through recent NBA withdrawals. There's probably nothing on the slate fully capable of replacing t...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

OU adding women's rowing as new sport


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Jay C. Upchurch
Having announced plans for a women's rowing program, the University of Oklahoma will join more than 80 other Division I schools already competing in varsity rowing, a sport traditionally limited...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Earnhardt Jr. leaving father's team behind, but not legacy


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Jay C. Upchurch
On May 10, Dale Earnhardt Jr. officially announced he will leave his father's racing team at the end of the 2008 race season. While Earnhardt Jr. realizes there might be some negativ...
 
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Clemens returning to Yankees, but will he help?


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Jay C. Upchurch
On Sunday " in the kind of dramatic fashion only the Yankees can conjure up " Roger Clemens stood up with a microphone at Yankee Stadium and announced himself as the savior to all who we...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oklahoma's only Derby horse enjoying retirement


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Jay C. Upchurch
On May 6, 1989, a thoroughbred named Clever Trevor became the first and only Oklahoma-bred horse to ever run in the Kentucky Derby.   He finished 13th, but became the first accredited Oklahoma-bred to...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Despite injuries, Oklahoma's Peterson too good to pass up in NFL draft


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Jay C. Upchurch
If one believes the so-called experts, University of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson is the third-best prospect available heading into Saturday's 2007 National Football League draft. T...
 
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Former baseball commissioner should be removed from hall of fame


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Jay C. Upchurch
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Major League Baseball's first commissioner, gave baseball a black eye in his 24-year run in that office. "For 24 years, Judge Landis wouldn't let a black man play. I had his ...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Former OU, NFL player traded football for ministry


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Jay C. Upchurch
Willie Franklin was thrilled with the opportunity to play football at the University of Oklahoma and for the Baltimore Colts in the Seventies, but something was still missing from his life. "I found...
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007

OKC 1955 high school football game paved way for integrated schools


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Jay C. Upchurch
On Nov. 3, 1955, with a crowd of more than 8,000, Douglass faced off against Capitol Hill in Oklahoma City's first integrated high school sporting event. The long-awaited matchup served to bridge th...
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Genre-hopping Webber among OKC's best vocalists


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Jay C. Upchurch
Carrie Webber is part rock, pop, folk, blues, funk and country. Even if she's hard to label, one well-respected local music source said she's the real deal.   "Whatever Carrie decides to sing " no mat...
 
Thursday, February 15, 2007

OKC's The Stringents rock out with classical instruments


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Jay C. Upchurch
While artists such as Elvis Costello and Sting recently have dabbled in classical music, four classically trained Oklahoma City musicians have joined forces to form what they call a "rock string quart...
 
Thursday, January 25, 2007
 
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