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Late OSU basketball coach Aubrey earned 'hero' label


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Jay C. Upchurch
Next to the word "star," "hero" is probably the most overused term in sports. Its common application by the media in describing a story or by fans in their daily idolization of players almost cheapens...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Norman pro angler Hill's victory on the water proves bittersweet


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Jay C. Upchurch
Kenyon Hill has always had a passion for fishing. It's something his father instilled in him when he was a young boy growing up in Oklahoma. Over the weekend, the 43-year-old Hill saw his passion pay...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Edmond's Tway vital part of OSU's links success


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Jay C. Upchurch
Kevin Tway couldn't close the deal on Sunday. The best he could do was second. Then again, a runner-up finish in the Big 12 Conference Men's Golf Championships isn't exactly a forgettable performance...
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008

After trading basketball for jazz, Tisdale now conquers cancer


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Jay C. Upchurch
Former University of Oklahoma and three-time All-American basketball player Wayman Tisdale took the stage with his band and delighted the audience with a unique blend of jazz and rhythm and blues, wit...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Woods' hopes for Grand Slam vanish with Masters loss


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Jay C. Upchurch
The Grand Slam. No golfer has ever won it, at least not the modern version " which includes: the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. Not even Tiger Woods. You see...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Risinger deserves more notice as Okie women's baseball great


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma has long been known for producing its fair share of exceptional baseball talent. The list of diamond heroes is lengthy and most impressive, including: " Bullet Joe Rogan, " Lloyd and Paul Wan...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

OU's Sam Bradford proved skeptics wrong in QB role


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Jay C. Upchurch
When Sam Bradford arrived in Norman as part of the University of Oklahoma's 2006 recruiting class, almost all of the stories produced about the team's incoming crop of talent mentioned the Putnam City...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Late, great Coe gave Masters some Okie flavor


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Jay C. Upchurch
As Tiger Woods and company begin final preparations for the 72nd Masters, something is missing from its tradition-rich atmosphere: a certain Oklahoma flavor. It has been absent since Charles R. Coe pa...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Passion carried Favre to one of greatest NFL careers


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Jay C. Upchurch
Upon hearing the news my beloved Green Bay Packers had traded their upcoming first-round draft pick for some unknown quarterback named Brett Favre back in 1992, I was, to say the least, a bit incensed...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

OKC set to host NCAA basketball regional for the first time


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma City will host the NCAA women's basketball Division I Regional March 30 and April 1.   Only one of the four teams playing in the OKC-hosted Division I Regional will advance to the Suns...
 
Thursday, March 6, 2008

City votes on big-league chances on Tuesday


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma City voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide on a proposition that would extend the MAPS for Kids sales tax for an additional 15 months. The penny tax, which is set to expire at the end...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

First sign of hope for black golfers shone in tiny Oklahoma town


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Jay C. Upchurch
More than 30 years before Tiger Woods captured his first PGA title, a little-known golfer named Pete Brown rolled into the tiny Oklahoma town of Burneyville and made history. The 29-year-old Mississi...
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Peterson caps magic rookie season with MVP honors


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Jay C. Upchurch
Adrian Peterson got hurt this season, just like some members of the NFL brass feared he might. That was the knock on the former University of Oklahoma running back going into the NFL draft last sprin...
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008

College football recruiting fraught with drama


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Jay C. Upchurch
All of that commotion you hear outside your window today is the celebrating, lamenting and absolute craziness known throughout the sporting world as national signing day. After months of courting, co...
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008

OKC native Wes Welker worth cheering for in Super Bowl


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Jay C. Upchurch
Local football fans have good reason to take even more interest in Super Bowl XLII: Wes Welker. When the New England Patriots and the New York Giants clash on Sunday, Welker will be one of the reason...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008
 
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