Sports figures and teams from near and far are pitching in to help those impacted by the tornadoes in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday.
We were alerted to one of the most interesting efforts by an email from AAA of Oklahoma.
The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation are working with the American Red Cross to collect money for storm relief. American Red Cross volunteers will be taking donations at all CONSOL Energy Center gates before Friday’s Game 5 of Pittsbur...
Sports figures and teams near and far are offering their help to the victims of the tornadoes Sunday and Monday in Oklahoma.
One of the most interesting national aid efforts came to our attention in an email from the AAA of Oklahoma.
Susan Meek of AAA Oklahoma pointed us toward the efforts of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation, who are raising money to help the folks of Moore.
American Red Cross volunteers will be accepting donations from P...
Sports teams throughout the Tulsa area are finding ways big and small to help the Moore tornado relief effort.
John Hoover is writing about many of the sports-related relief efforts in Wednesday's paper.
In advance of that, here's a look at three fund-raising events being held.
The Oilers are partnering with the Salvation Army to collect donations for the victims of the Moore tornado.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, donations can be dr...
Oklahoma City made its last stand Monday night.
But as is often the case with last stands, this one proved futile.
What more could the Thunder ask?
* It built a 17-point lead.
* It shot a high percentage from the field in the first half.
* It got early contributions from Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin.
* There was a great defensive play from Kendrick Perkins to force overtime.
And despite all those things, OKC finds itsel...
This time last year, we were planning a trip to Illinois to write a story about new Oklahoma State starting quarterback Wes Lunt’s high school graduation.
A year later, Lunt is returning home from Stillwater for good.
Oh, how quickly things change.
The timing of Lunt’s decision to transfer from OSU may be a surprise, but the decision itself shouldn’t be.
Oklahoma State has three quarterbacks. Unless something unexpected happens – despite what OSU coach...
Our friends at USA Today are really good with databases.
They released their latest today, listing 228 Division I schools in order of 2012 total athletic department revenue.
Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are in the top 25 of this important list. The Sooners come in at ninth, with revenue of more than $106 million ($106,456,616).
OSU, with revenue of $87,270,598, is No. 22.
The Bedlam brothers’ Big 12 rival, Texas, leads the list. The Longhorns broug...
As uninspiring as the NBA regular season can be, the league’s playoffs usually make up for it.
How good were the NBA playoffs Monday night? The defending champion and presumptive 2013 winner lost at home, and that wasn’t even the biggest story of the night.
I was only able to watch the last half of the fourth quarter and both overtimes in the San Antonio-Golden State game, but wow, that was something special.
Every time I want to discount the Spurs as over the hi...
After a quick turnaround and with fragile confidence, Oklahoma City got just what it needed in Game 1 against Memphis -- a come-from-behind win despite a variety of errors early and late.
The Thunder struggled with its confidence in Game 5 against Houston, but it should recover what it hadn't already after beating Memphis on Sunday.
OKC couldn't score to start the game, got no field goals from Kevin Durant in the second quarter, had another third-quarter let down, got a ter...
It’s officially OK to panic if you’re an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.
It would be hard for the Thunder to have looked more lost than it did in Wednesday’s Game 5 home defeat to Houston.
The strategy of fouling Rockets big man Omer Asik continuously through the fourth quarter pretty much sums up where OKC is these days.
(As a side note, when it comes to strategy, I’m for anything within the rules that helps you win. I still think college basketball should be played...
Two games in to life after Russell Westbrook, and I’m still not sure what to make of the new Oklahoma City Thunder.
OKC shot 48.6 percent from the field in Game 4, got 38 points from Kevin Durant and still lost.
But it took 12 made 3-pointers by the Rockets, 20 forced turnovers and a missed put-back at the buzzer on the road.
Actually, Game 4 of this series was much like the one regular season game Houston won against the Thunder. In a 122-119 win by the Rockets ...
Game 1 of the post-Russell Westbrook era for Oklahoma City was at least exciting.
The Thunder made an early statement, then blew a 26-point lead before hanging on for a Game 3 victory.
As we figured, OKC isn't in danger of losing this series against Houston even without Westbrook.
But what about the rest of the postseason? There were reasons for both optimism and pessimism Saturday night.
* Durant the enforcer: Kevin Durant was in attack ...
I received an email a couple of weeks ago from Sarah Ritchie.
Ritchie performs weddings in New York City, but she is a native Oklahoman and a big college basketball fan.
This year's fantastic NCAA Tournament prompted Ritchie to write about her memories of Tulsa native Wayman Tisdale and cheering for the University of Oklahoma basketball team.
"...I recall my years at OU... I watched with great enthusiasm “my” spirited basketball coach, Billy Tubbs. And, front in ...
Friday’s news that Russell Westbrook will soon undergo surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee again teaches us about the fine line between winning and losing in professional sports.
You have to be good. But you definitely have to be lucky.
A year ago, Kevin Durant hit a 15-foot jumper with one second left to give the Thunder a 99-98 win over Dallas in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Without that jump shot, maybe the defending champion Mav...
I gave you guys a day to catch your breath.
So Thunder fans, how do you feel about your team after Wednesday’s near-epic fourth-quarter collapse against the Houston Rockets?
You had to figure Oklahoma City wasn’t going to win every game in the series by 30 points, but you do have to be a little worried – at least for the Western Conference semifinals and finals.
Then again, maybe not. You could easily chalk up the Thunder’s fourth-quarter malaise to disinterest g...
If Oklahoma State basketball player Marcus Smart wanted a cautionary tale about staying in school for an extra season, he could look no farther than Norman.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones will hear his name called sometime this week during the 2013 NFL Draft. But Jones will wait a lot longer than some draft experts thought he would have last season.
Considered by some a first-round selection had he come out a year ago, Jones is now projected to go in the third or fourth ...