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Sports fanatics embracing March madness, Okie-style


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Jay C. Upchurch
It's that time of year again: March Mania. It's a sports fan's paradise, especially here in Oklahoma, where over the next 22 days, hockey, hoops, hardball, hooves and horsepower will be featured...
 
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big 12 coaching ranks still have great talent


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Jay C. Upchurch
In just a few days, the fast-paced world of Big 12 basketball will descend upon Oklahoma City. Two tournaments, 12 schools, 24 teams and thousands of rabid fans, anxious to see how it all plays ...
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009

OU women quietly putting together remarkable season


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Jay C. Upchurch
Blake Griffin and his Oklahoma teammates have been the talk of college basketball over the last few weeks. And for good reason. WIN STREAK RECORD CROWD ...
 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thunder showing significant signs of life in stretch run


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Jay C. Upchurch
Remember just a few weeks ago when you were ready to trade in your Thunder tickets for a scratch-off lottery card and a couple of discount drink coupons for McNellie's Public House? Well, sha...
 
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Big 12 tourneys return to OKC for a second run


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Jay C. Upchurch
Exactly one month from today, the encore comes to town. The Thunder heads west for a three-game road swing and leaves the Oklahoma City spotlight shining brightly for its basketball brethren (an...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Recruiting process can be pressure-filled for prospects


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Jay C. Upchurch
Calls at all times of the day and night. Text messages that pile up by the dozens. Letters from coaches, information packages from schools and e-mails from just about every scouting service know...
 
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Legendary Harlem Globetrotter acquired his skills on Crescent's red dirt courts


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Jay C. Upchurch
Hubert Ausbie has traveled around the world, many times over. He has played to sold-out arenas in dozens of different countries on six different continents. Over the course of his career, he has earne...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blazers hoping continued success will overcome Thunder's arrival


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Jay C. Upchurch
When Doug Sauter looks into the Ford Center stands on game nights lately, he sees a lot of familiar faces. After all, his Oklahoma City Blazers led the Central Hockey League in both average and overal...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

OU fans do best to stay positive in face of another BCS loss


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Jay C. Upchurch
A funny thing happened while making my way back from Miami over the weekend: I kept running into Oklahoma fans who weren't as angry, frustrated or depressed as I might have expected. I've come to exp...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

OKC company responsible for producing prestigious awards


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Jay C. Upchurch
You know that seemingly endless slate of college football bowl games that has kept you sequestered along with your big screen over the past few weeks? Well, lean forward in your recliner the next time...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Former Sooner quarterback hoping to impress NFL scouts


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Jay C. Upchurch
As a kid growing up in the football-crazy state of Texas, Rhett Bomar dreamed of making a name for himself in high-stakes January bowl games. As he played out various fictional postseason scenarios in...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Plenty of great stories to choose from as we look back at year's best


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Jay C. Upchurch
There is still a little over a week left in 2008, and all of the big stuff that can truly be defined as "big stuff" has already unfolded this year, at least where the world of sports is concerned. BE...
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Figuring out a few items to include on a holiday wish list


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Jay C. Upchurch
Only eight days left until Christmas and I've finally taken time out of my hectic holiday season schedule to jot down a few items on my annual wish list. It's been a great 2008 so far, and while I pro...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blake Griffin's fabulous exploits lost in football-focused shuffle


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Jay C. Upchurch
There is one longstanding fact everyone knows or needs to know about the University of Oklahoma and athletics: Football is king. Plain and simple. OU is a football school. Always has been, always w...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bradford's performance makes a strong case for Heisman


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma has made its BCS case by being the hottest team in college football over the last month, and Sooner faithful everywhere have Sam Bradford to thank. OUT OF THIS WORLDTITLE TILT With all of t...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008
 
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