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Football fodder can help ease those back-to-school blues


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Jay C. Upchurch
Summer is over. OK, not officially, at least according to the traditional seasonal calendar. But for all intents and purposes, the part of summer we all know and love has packed its bags and caught t...
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Former Sooner trades in pro golf dream for teaching


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Jay C. Upchurch
Over the course of two years, Kelsey Cline drove more than 100,000 miles, crisscrossing the country in hopes of someday earning a spot on the PGA Tour. During that stretch, he practically lived out o...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Searching for a reason to watch the Olympics


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Jay C. Upchurch
I've tried, really, I have. But I just can't get into the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. I realize we are only a few days in, and I usually love that kind of stuff, especially the track and field c...
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008

OU's Courtney Paris spent summer gathering news, not making it


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Jay C. Upchurch
Interview requests are nothing new to Courtney Paris. Recently, however, she gained an entirely different perspective on the process. Instead of giving interviews on an almost daily basis like she do...
 
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Harve Collins' legacy lives on every fall Friday night


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Jay C. Upchurch
A modest stone marker bearing a name and dates, sitting in solitude amidst the Ashland section of Norman's IOOF Cemetery. Except for the occasional curious soul seeking out the final resting place of ...
 
Thursday, July 31, 2008

Time for Favre to shut up


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Jay C. Upchurch
One would be hard-pressed to find a bigger Brett Favre fan than myself. I've been a Green Bay Packer fan for the better part of three decades and pretty much bleed green and gold, especially where No....
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Amateur Softball Association celebrates diamond anniversary


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Jay C. Upchurch
Seventy-five years strong. Traditional wedding terms identify that particular milestone as the "diamond anniversary." It just so happens the definition could not be a more perfect fit for the Oklahoma...
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Former Sooner football player shares struggle in new book


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Jay C. Upchurch
Eric Thunander once viewed the world through the eyes of an abused child, and tried desperately to wish it all away. When he realized that was not possible, he simply found a way to survive. DOUBLE-H...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oklahoma State raising curtain on 'new era' of Cowboy football


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Jay C. Upchurch
If you build it, will they come? Oklahoma State University officials figure to get an early answer to that question this fall when Boone Pickens Stadium opens its gates for the 2008 collegiate footba...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

OU gymnast rides momentum to spot on U.S. Olympic team


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Jay C. Upchurch
Jonathan Horton has a trophy case stuffed full of medals and a résumé highlighted with countless honors and accomplishments. He's been part of three national championship teams, won six individual nat...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Football fanatics count down


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Jay C. Upchurch
University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football fans circled Aug. 30 on their respective calendars months ago and are already chomping at the bit in anticipation of the arrival of the 20...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Big Brown's performance breaks Remington Park bettors' hearts


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Jay C. Upchurch
Local horse-racing fans flocked to Remington Park June 8, which bristled with excitement and anticipation of a possible Triple Crown winner for the first time in 30 years. After Big Brown won the Kent...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Former Sooner swimmer still making waves at age 77


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Jay C. Upchurch
A former Oklahoma Sooner swimmer originally from South Africa who qualified for the 1952 and 1956 Olympics recently celebrated a birthday. Graham Johnston turned 77 years young last week. He celebrat...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jack Mildren etched out memorable legacy in his lifetime


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Jay C. Upchurch
Like a lot of little boys growing up in Oklahoma during the late Sixties and early Seventies, my fall Saturdays revolved solely around Sooner football and the exploits of such players as Steve Owens, ...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Binger hopes Johnny Bench museum will aid town's economy


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Jay C. Upchurch
Former major league baseball catcher and Hall of Fame member Johnny Bench's Binger hometown hopes to build a museum in his honor. Simply put, Binger is a modest little town. Neither the city nor its ...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008
 
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