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Hornets could return to OKC, where they belong


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Jay C. Upchurch
The way things are shaping up, the New Orleans Hornets could very well be back to the Ford Center in the not-too-distant future. And this time, it would be on a permanent basis. All we have to do is...
 
Thursday, January 24, 2008

OSU Cowgirls reverse Bedlam fortunes


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Jay C. Upchurch
Another women's Bedlam basketball game, another blowout. Similar to the last 11 encounters, last Saturday's meeting between the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State University teams ended wi...
 
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Eddie Sutton should have stayed retired


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Jay C. Upchurch
Three games. Three losses. Not exactly what Eddie Sutton had in mind when he signed on as interim head coach for the San Francisco University men's basketball program back in late December, admittedl...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Former Norman High coach deserves field named after him


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Jay C. Upchurch
One New Year's wish involves the late Gene Corrotto, who passed away in November at age 93. The Arkansas native and former OU football captain helped establish Norman High as a prep football power dur...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Retired Norman sports editor worthy of hall of fame


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Jay C. Upchurch
I have but one sports-related item on my holiday wish list this year: I would like to see the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame committee take a serious look at inducting Jim Weeks. Weeks spent almost ...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Debate rages in OU vs. OSU argument for athletic supremacy


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Jay C. Upchurch
While surfing the Internet the other day, I ran across a locally based message board featuring an all-too-familiar debate over which school has the more successful athletics program: the University ...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

As 46th state, Oklahoma shares number with sports facts


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Jay C. Upchurch
Happy 100th birthday, Oklahoma! There is certainly no shortage of deserving names on the who's who list where the 46th state of the union is concerned. Near the top of that eclectic mix are the ath...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Being a Sooner was 'best thing,' says former OU running back


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Jay C. Upchurch
The list of accomplishments Tommy McDonald realized as a college and professional football player is nothing less. Not only did he play his way into the College Football Hall of Fame during his day...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Current college football chaos calls for new playoff system


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Jay C. Upchurch
At no point in recent memory has any college football season produced so many jaw-dropping upsets, so much overall pandemonium in the polls and such a level of mass paranoia among high-profile program...
 
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Memorable year for golfer Verplank began with emotional triumph


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Jay C. Upchurch
In his 21st full season on the PGA Tour, Scott Verplank has had a year to remember. Not only did the former Oklahoma State standout win the Byron Nelson, but he ended the year with 10 top-10 finishes ...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bedlam football made a splash even before statehood


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Jay C. Upchurch
Even before Oklahoma officially became a state on Nov. 16, 1907, teams from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University were battling it out for gridiron supremacy. In fact, the first-e...
 
Thursday, November 8, 2007

After years of frustration, Red Sox making up for lost time


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Jay C. Upchurch
DENVER " I could get used to this World Series champions stuff. It's seriously cool. Used to be, I began each spring with renewed optimism, maintained high hopes through the dog days of summer and ev...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Former OU QB embraces past


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Jay C. Upchurch
Steve Davis gets it. In this sports-crazed world, where fans pay outrageous ticket prices and line up around the block to get a close-up glimpse of their favorite players " the bottom line is not los...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Former OSU slugger trades bat, glove for family


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Jay C. Upchurch
There may come a time when Robin Ventura decides he is ready to return to baseball in some capacity, but three years after officially ending his 16-season Major League playing career, he is doing ju...
 
Thursday, October 18, 2007

College football season rife with crazy upsets


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Jay C. Upchurch
What gives with all the craziness in college football these days? Over the past two weekends, no less than eight " count 'em, eight! " top-10 teams have taken it on the chin. That kind of carnage is ...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007
 
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