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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

Sooners, Cowboys have plenty riding on weekend Bedlam game


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Jay C. Upchurch
ESPN's "College GameDay" crew didn't have to go very far between stops this week. After setting up shop in Norman over the weekend for the Oklahoma-Texas Tech game, it made the 80-mile trek north up I...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fans can't let bad start temper their excitement for Thunder


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Jay C. Upchurch
Patience, please. There's still a long row to hoe this NBA season, and we all knew the Oklahoma City Thunder's initiation was going to be anything but easy. 1-9 OVERALLNOT ENOUGH CONCERN So don't g...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Local golf legends follow lead of still-viable Arnold Palmer on, off course


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Jay C. Upchurch
Long before Tiger Woods began attracting enormous galleries with his record-obliterating victories and negotiating $100 million endorsement deals as a result of those performances, corporate America's...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Former OKC football standout, retired U.S. Army hero feels encouraged


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Jay C. Upchurch
By the time you read this " barring another hanging chad fiasco down in Florida " this country will have officially elected its 44th president. And barring some unforeseen shift in the momentum that c...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Former OKC football standout, retired U.S. Army hero feels encouraged


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Jay C. Upchurch
By the time you read this " barring another hanging chad fiasco down in Florida " this country will have officially elected its 44th president. And barring some unforeseen shift in the momentum that c...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oklahoman Jack McCracken helped revolutionize roundball


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Jay C. Upchurch
With Oklahoma's centennial statehood celebration so prevalent in the local news cycle over the past couple of years, there have been plenty of stories written about famous Oklahomans, ranging from pol...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oklahoma State trying to make believers out of Big 12 rivals


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma State's football squad is on a mission this season. It's central focus is gaining national respect. So far, so good. PILING UP 'W's' SOURCE OF MUCH CONSTERNATION The Cowboys have opened up...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

First sign of trouble and fair-weather fans show true colors


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Jay C. Upchurch
Losing sure brings out the ugly in people. The Oklahoma-Texas game from Oct. 11 produced the ideal example of unsightliness. The Longhorns scored to take a 45-35 lead with 4:02 left in the game, and ...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

New rowing center promises to make waves in OKC


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Jay C. Upchurch
It wasn't all that long ago the North Canadian River more resembled a cavernous ditch filled with sandbars, rocks and weeds, and an occasional trickle of murky water than a flourishing waterway. By a...
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sooners back on top in college football as OSU climbs


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Jay C. Upchurch
Guess who's back on top? Here's a hint: No other team in the history of college football has held the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll longer. Notre Dame? Good guess, but no. Alabama? Nope. ...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Latest Ryder Cup conclusion swayed by Oklahoma influences


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Jay C. Upchurch
As expected, Tiger Woods was absent from Valhalla over the weekend. And without the services of the world's No. 1-ranked player, most experts figured the outcome of the 2008 Ryder Cup was a forgone c...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stoops' success helps put Sooners in league of their own


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Jay C. Upchurch
Contrary to popular belief, at least among Oklahoma football fans, Bob Stoops is a mere mortal. He is flesh and bone, and bleeds Sooner crimson. Any stories being circulated about the coach's ability...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Golfer turned love for golf into ticket around the world


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Jay C. Upchurch
More than 4,000 miles separate the tiny Oklahoma Panhandle community of Beaver from the eastern shore of the old North Sea, wherein lies golf's legendary birthplace, St. Andrews, Scotland. Finding so...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Publinx event presents rare opportunity for Oklahoma golfers


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Jay C. Upchurch
A trip to Augusta National and an opportunity to play for the coveted green jacket " it's every golfer's fondest dream. But for 99 percent of those who play the game, the Masters will always be an un...
 
Thursday, September 4, 2008
 
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