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Catching Up With Tulsa Great Shelby Estocado

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A four-year letterwinner who started 221 games and appeared in 226. She hit .288 on 193 hits with 130 RBI, 33 doubles, six triples, 30 home runs, a .490 slugging percentage and a .349 on-base percentage. Estocado closed her career ranked fourth in program history with 30 homers, fifth with 130 RBIs and seventh with 328 total bases.


Secor and Screen Continue Summer Slate

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NORMAN -- Oklahoma women's golfers Ellen Secor and Hannah Screen both continued their summer seasons away from Norman over the past week. Secor competed in her home state at the Oregon Women's Stroke Play Championship and Screen made her return to competitive golf at the Rose Ladies Series at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in England.


On This Date in TU Sports History – July 3

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Forever My Home

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Looking back, it is crazy how close I was to not ending up at OU at all, but God 100% put his hands on me and placed me on the greatest campus in the world – The University of Oklahoma.


OU Announces Cost-Cutting Measures

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With the start of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced today initial cost-cutting measures that are now in place as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.


OU Announces Cost-Cutting Measures

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With the start of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced today initial cost-cutting measures that are now in place as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.


OU Announces COVID Testing Data for Football Team

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The University of Oklahoma football team has returned to campus and its student-athletes began voluntary workouts Wednesday. Following is data related to coronavirus testing of players and football staff.


OU Announces COVID Testing Data for Football Team

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The University of Oklahoma football team has returned to campus and its student-athletes began voluntary workouts Wednesday. Following is data related to coronavirus testing of players and football staff.


100 Sooners Named to Academic Rookie Team

Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

NORMAN — One-hundred University of Oklahoma student-athletes have been named to the 2019-2020 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the conference announced Wednesday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – July 1

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Kinley, Sanders Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12

Preseason All-Big 12

Oklahoma volleyball defensive specialist Keyton Kinley and outside hitter Sarah Sanders have both been named to the 2019 All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team, the league office announced Monday.


Kinley, Sanders Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12

Preseason All-Big 12

Oklahoma volleyball defensive specialist Keyton Kinley and outside hitter Sarah Sanders have both been named to the 2019 All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team, the league office announced Monday.


Catching up with Tulsa All-Time Team Starter: Julia Hollingsworth

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Tulsa Softball fans have voted and selected the starting lineup for the Hurricane All-Time Team. Each week we highlight the starting lineup with this week being former Golden Hurricane Julia Hollingsworth .


Football Checking in with Protocols in Place

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The University of Oklahoma will re-open its facilities to members of the football team on Wednesday, July 1.


Football Checking in with Protocols in Place

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The University of Oklahoma will re-open its facilities to members of the football team on Wednesday, July 1.


Sooners Ink Grad Transfer Sheehy

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NORMAN – Oklahoma men's tennis coach Nick Crowell announced the addition of graduation transfer Jonathan Sheehy on Friday.


OU Student-Athletes Extend Record GPA Streak

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OU student-athletes extended their streak of classroom success by posting a record 3.17 cumulative GPA during the spring 2020 semester.


OU Student-Athletes Extend Record GPA Streak

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OU student-athletes extended their streak of classroom success by posting a record 3.17 cumulative GPA during the spring 2020 semester.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 24

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Dickies Arena To Host 2021, 2022 American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championships

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American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco announced today that the 2021 and 2022 American Women's Basketball Championships will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The 2021 women's tournament will be held March 8-11 in conjunction with the men's championship, which is set to take place March 11-14 at Dickies Arena.


Tulsa Incoming Freshmen Named Gatorade Oklahoma Players of the Year

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Incoming soccer freshmen Madison Tokarchik and Will Edwards were named the Gatorade Oklahoma High School Players of the Year, as announced by Top Drawer Soccer.


Lorenz Named to Academic All-America Team

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma golfer Blake Lorenz was among the 376 student athletes named Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Sunday.


Lorenz Named to Academic All-America Team

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma golfer Blake Lorenz was among the 376 student athletes named Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Sunday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 19

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Join Us in Celebrating Juneteenth

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Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States.


Catching Up with a Quintet of Football Players

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This week we caught up with a group of Tulsa football stars that made NCAA history in the 2016 season.


Tulsa Student-Athletes’ Begin Returning to Campus on June 21

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa announced today that the first phase of Golden Hurricane student-athletes' return to campus will begin on June 21.


Tulsa Student-Athletes’ Begin Returning to Campus on June 21

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa announced today that the first phase of Golden Hurricane student-athletes' return to campus will begin on June 21.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 17

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Stoops, Heupel, Williams on Hall of Fame Ballot

2021 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced the 2021 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.


Tulsa’s Dr. Derrick Gragg to Chair American Athletic Conference’s Racial Equality Action Group

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PROVIDENCE, RI – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the creation of a Racial Equality Action Group consisting of administrators, head coaches and student-athletes from The American's member institutions along with select ex officio members of the conference staff.


Tulsa Partners with Affinity Licensing

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TULSA, Okla. ––The University of Tulsa announced today that it has partnered with Affinity Licensing for exclusive licensing agency representation effective July 1, 2020.


Limited Number of Season Tickets Available June 17

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The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department has announced three football season ticket plans for the 2020 season that will go on sale Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m. CT.


Nine Tulsa Rowers Earn CRCA Scholar Athlete Awards

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Nine University of Tulsa rowers earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Athlete honors, as announced today by the same organization.


Catch Up on Recently Posted Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts

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TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


Three Sooners Selected on Second Day of MLB Draft

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NORMAN — Three more University of Oklahoma baseball players heard their names called Thursday night, as Levi Prater, Brady Lindsly and Dane Acker were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft.


Three Sooners Selected on Second Day of MLB Draft

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NORMAN — Three more University of Oklahoma baseball players heard their names called Thursday night, as Levi Prater, Brady Lindsly and Dane Acker were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft.


Sooners Add Transfer Jonathan Brightwell to Roster

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University of Oklahoma men's golf head coach Ryan Hybl announced the addition of graduate transfer Jonathan Brightwell to the Sooners' 2020-2021 roster on Thursday.


Humphrey a Preseason Walter Camp All-American

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NORMAN — The Walter Camp Football Foundation, caretaker of the nation's oldest college football All-America team, announced Thursday that Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey is a member of its 2020 preseason All-America first team.


Cavalli Selected in First Round of MLB Draft

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma right-handed pitcher Cade Cavalli became the program's 10th first-round MLB draft pick when he was selected 22nd overall by the Washington Nationals Wednesday night.


Cavalli Selected in First Round of MLB Draft

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma right-handed pitcher Cade Cavalli became the program's 10th first-round MLB draft pick when he was selected 22nd overall by the Washington Nationals Wednesday night.


The American Announces Women’s Basketball Home and Away Opponents

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The American Athletic Conference announced today the home and away opponents for league women's basketball games for the 2020-21 season.


2020 OU MLB Draft Central

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Despite an abbreviated 2020 MLB Draft -- slated for just five rounds -- Oklahoma is expected to continue its steady pipeline to the pros.


What is Your Favorite Thing About Game Day?

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OU football is more than just a game. It's an event, it's a family tradition, it's among our favorite things to do. Tell us your favorite thing about it today!


Tulsa’s Chris Paul Named to NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –– University of Tulsa offensive lineman Chris Paul has been appointed as the American Athletic Conference's representative to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and will serve as chair of the conference's SAAC executive board for the 2020-21 academic year.


Tulsa Hurricane App is Now Available

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The University of Tulsa athletics department has unveiled the new Tulsa Hurricane app powered by Vast.Bank, it was announced today.


Purpose in a Pandemic

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A Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard since she was 18, Serafina King has played a critical role in protecting the homeless population in her hometown from COVID-19.


Winans and Secor Shine in State Women's Opens

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Oklahoma women's golfers Libby Winans and Ellen Secor both got back on the golf course this week as both student-athletes competed in separate summer events. They were joined by a host of former Sooners at both 54-hole tournaments.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 7

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Sooners Add Transfer Jana Johns

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso announced Friday the addition of transfer infielder Jana Johns from the University of South Carolina.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 5

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Bennett, Graham Earn Freshman All-America Honors

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma freshmen Jake Bennett and Peyton Graham were honored as Freshmen All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced.


Golf Sports Report

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We caught up with women's golf coach Annie Young to recap the shortened 2020 season.


Softball Signs Five for 2020

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NORMAN — Oklahoma softball head coach Patty Gasso announced Monday the signings of five incoming freshmen set to join the Sooners in fall 2020.


Batchev, McGinnis Earn Gautt Scholarship

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Former University of Oklahoma rower Andrea Batchev and football player Connor McGinnis are among the 20 student-athletes from Big 12 Conference schools who were named recipients of the 2019-20 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship.


On This Date in TU Sports History – June 1

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


The Championship Mindset

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It was one of those World Series that changed the game forever.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 30

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Catching up with Softball's All-Time Team Member: Stacey Walkingstick

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Tulsa Softball fans have voted and selected the starting lineup for the Hurricane All-Time Team. Each week we highlight the starting lineup with this week being former Golden Hurricane Stacey Walkingstick.


20 Years Later

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It was one of those World Series that changed the game forever.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 29

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Golden Hurricane Club Impactful Giveaways

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The Golden Hurricane Club is excited to announce Impactful Giveaways as a month-long June promotion. Any current GHC member or anyone who joins or renews their membership before June 30th, 2020, will automatically be entered to win one of four exclusive prizes. A video will be posted at 12:00 o'clock p.m. each Friday on the GHC Facebook and Twitter accounts during the month of June.


Golden Hurricane Club Impactful Giveaways

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The Golden Hurricane Club is excited to announce Impactful Giveaways as a month-long June promotion. Any current GHC member or anyone who joins or renews their membership before June 30th, 2020, will automatically be entered to win one of four exclusive prizes. A video will be posted at 12:00 o'clock p.m. each Friday on the GHC Facebook and Twitter accounts during the month of June.


Richards Named Honda Inspiration Award Winner

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NORMAN— Oklahoma soccer junior Jazzy Richards has been named the 2020 recipient of the Honda Inspiration Award, Chris Voelz of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda (CWSA) announced Thursday.


Women’s Tennis Sports Report

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We caught up with women's tennis coach Dean Orford to recap the shortened 2020 season.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 28

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Sooners to Face Georgia in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's basketball will travel to Athens, Ga., to face Georgia in the 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 6 as both conferences unveiled the event's 10-game slate on Thursday.


Sooners to Face Georgia in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's basketball will travel to Athens, Ga., to face Georgia in the 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 6 as both conferences unveiled the event's 10-game slate on Thursday.


Four Sooners Collect All-America Honors

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NORMAN — Four University of Oklahoma track and field student-athletes were named 2020 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans, the association announced Tuesday.


Four Sooners Collect All-America Honors

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NORMAN — Four University of Oklahoma track and field student-athletes were named 2020 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans, the association announced Tuesday.


Rowing Sports Report

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We caught up with rowing coach Kevin Harris to recap the shortened 2020 season.


OU Planning to Re-Open Facilities to Football July 1

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The University of Oklahoma announced today that it will re-open its facilities for voluntary football workouts on July 1.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 25

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 24

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Batchev Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

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Oklahoma rower Andrea Batchev was one of 88 NCAA Division I student-athletes named to a CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team, the organization announced Thursday.


Catching up with Softball's All-Time Team Member: Morgan Neal

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Tulsa Softball fans have voted and selected the starting lineup for the Hurricane All-Time Team. Each week we highlight the starting lineup with this week being former Golden Hurricane Morgan Neal.


Kellogg Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

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Oklahoma men's gymnast Collyn Kellogg was one of 88 NCAA Division I student-athletes named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team, the organization announced Thursday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 22

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Reband Named Jack Nicklaus Award Finalist

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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma men's golf returning senior Garett Reband has been announced as a finalist for the 2020 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year award, the Golf Coaches of America announced Thursday.


#OUDNA Ep. 5: The Mastermind

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Oklahoma's next wave of pro prospects gathered before OU's annual Pro Day to reflect on their college careers and how Oklahoma prepared them for the next level.


Track & Field Sports Report

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We caught up with track & field coach Steve Gulley to recap the shortened 2020 season.


Track & Field Sports Report

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We caught up with track & field coach Steve Gulley to recap the shortened 2020 season.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 21

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Tulsa Athletics Transitions to Digital First Ticketing for All Ticketed Events

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa athletics will transition to Digital First ticketing for all reserved and general seating at ticketed Golden Hurricane athletic events beginning with the 2020 football season.


Golden Moments in Tulsa History

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This Golden Moment features on a recent inductee into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame.


Hurts, Nichols Up for Big 12 Athlete of the Year

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The Big 12 Conference announced Oklahoma's nominees for the 2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday. Women's gymnastics' Maggie Nichols and football's Jalen Hurts will vie for the league's top athletics honors, with the winners announced on May 28.


Hurts, Nichols Up for Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Big 12 Athlete of the Year Finalists

The Big 12 Conference announced Oklahoma's nominees for the 2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday. Women's gymnastics' Maggie Nichols and football's Jalen Hurts will vie for the league's top athletics honors, with the winners announced on May 28.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 20

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


OU Athletics Announces Digital Ticketing

Digital Ticketing

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Wednesday it will fully transition to digital ticketing at all of its venues, as well as for football parking.


OU Athletics Announces Digital Ticketing

Digital Ticketing

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Wednesday it will fully transition to digital ticketing at all of its venues, as well as for football parking.


Catch Up on Recently Posted Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts

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TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


Men’s Tennis Sports Report

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We caught up with director of tennis and men's tennis coach Vince Westbrook to recap the shortened 2020 season.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 19

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


OU to Face Florida in Home-and-Home Series

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Oklahoma has scheduled a home-and-home men's basketball series with Florida for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.


Q+A with David Sandro

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Catch up with Sooner freshman David Sandro.


Two Tulsa Student-Athletes Earn National Academic Momentum Awards

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa women's basketball star Kendrian Elliott and football student-athlete Robert Revels III were among 47 collegiate student-athletes selected as recipients of the 2019-20 Academic Momentum Award, it was announced today by The Scholar Baller program in conjunction with the Institute for Sports and Social Justice (ISSJ).


You Pick the Game

You Pick the Game

Vote for the Courtney Paris classic you want to see and we'll stream it live Wednesday.


Sooners Add Transfer Mitch Moore

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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma wrestling head coach Lou Rosselli announced the addition via transfer of two-time NCAA qualifier and ACC Freshman of the Year Mitch Moore to the roster on Monday.


Mandlik, Beiler Earn Regional Awards

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NORMAN – Two Sooners have garnered ITA Central Region accolades, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday. Freshman Mark Mandlik was named regional Rookie of the Year while Mason Beiler was tabbed Player to Watch, the award given annually to the top returning player in each of the ITA's districts.


Capurro Named Regional Player to Watch

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NORMAN – Junior Martina Capurro has been named the ITA Central Region Player to Watch, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 17

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Saving Lives as Rowing Crew Alumni

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A well-known acronym for TEAM is Together Everyone Achieves More, and that is certainly something Dr. Cassandra Duncan-Azadi, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital, draws upon each day.


Catching up with Softball's All-Time Team Member: Katie Torres

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Tulsa Softball fans have voted and selected the starting lineup for the Hurricane All-Time Team. Each week we highlight the starting lineup with this week being former Golden Hurricane Katie Torres.


Catching Up wIth Jerry Ostroski

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We caught up recently with the "Big O" Jerry Ostroski, an All-American football offensive lineman for the Golden Hurricane in 1991.


Catch Up on Recently Posted Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts

Eye of Hurricane podcasts

TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


Richards Named Honda Inspiration Award Finalist

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NORMAN— Oklahoma soccer junior Jazzy Richards is one of three finalists for the Honda Inspiration Award, Judy Sweet, CWSA Board Member and Chair of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) Inspiration Award committee announced Thursday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 14

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Moments of the Year

Moments of the Year

The 2019-20 season gifted Sooner Nation with legendary comebacks, extra-inning thrillers, perfect routines, and a no-hitter hero. Join us in looking back at the top moments of the academic year.


Langford Named Track/Cross Country Head Coach

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NORMAN – Tim Langford, who was named the interim head coach of Oklahoma's men's and women's track and field and cross country programs last August, has formally been named to the position. OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione made the announcement today that the interim tag has been removed from Langford's title.


Courtney Paris Joins OU Coaching Staff

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NORMAN – Courtney Paris, the most decorated player in University of Oklahoma women's basketball history, is returning to her alma mater to serve her former program as an assistant coach. OU head coach Sherri Coale made the announcement on Wednesday.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 13

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


OU, K20 Issue Second Series of Learning Activities

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The OU Athletics Department and the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal have announced a joint project to provide educational resources for families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thirteen Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

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NORMAN — Thirteen University of Oklahoma baseball student-athletes were named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference office announced Wednesday. The Sooners were represented by five first-team selections and eight second-team honorees.


#OUDNA Ep. 4: A Different Mentality

#OUDNA Episode 4

Oklahoma's next wave of pro prospects gathered before OU's annual Pro Day to reflect on their college careers and how Oklahoma prepared them for the next level.


Tulsa Softball Report

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We caught up with first-year head softball coach Crissy Strimple to recap the shortened 2020 season..


Tulsa Softball Report

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We caught up with first-year head softball coach Crissy Strimple to recap the shortened 2020 season..


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 12

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 11

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Joe Castiglione on OU President Joe Harroz

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University of Oklahoma Vice President Joe Castiglione released the following statement regarding Joe Harroz's appointment to the full-time presidency at OU on Saturday:


Joe Castiglione on OU President Joe Harroz

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University of Oklahoma Vice President Joe Castiglione released the following statement regarding Joe Harroz's appointment to the full-time presidency at OU on Saturday:


Tulsa Athletics Recognizes Golden Hurricane Spring Graduates

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TULSA, Okla. –– With today's virtual Final Bell Party and Graduation Celebration at The University of Tulsa, Golden Hurricane athletics celebrates its 52 student-athletes, eight spirit squad members and three student managers that are graduating this year.


Tulsa Athletics Recognizes Golden Hurricane Spring Graduates

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TULSA, Okla. –– With today's virtual Final Bell Party and Graduation Celebration at The University of Tulsa, Golden Hurricane athletics celebrates its 52 student-athletes, eight spirit squad members and three student managers that are graduating this year.


Congratulations Class of 2020!

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Congratulations to the class of 2020! This is just the beginning.


Sooners Play4Kay National Winners

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Oklahoma women's basketball team has been selected as the2020 Play4Kay National  Division I BCS winner, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund announced Friday.


25 Rowers Claim Big 12 Academic Honors

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma rowing team earned 25 spots on the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team, surpassing last year's total of 17. The conference announced Friday the 197 student-athletes receiving the academic honors.


Coach Montgomery Discusses the Tulsa Defense

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Returning all-conference linebacker Zaven Collins leads a Tulsa defense that showed steady improvement each of the last two seasons and comes into the 2020 season with only 4 returning starters but also returns seven players who have combined to start another 51 games.


On This Date in TU Sports History – May 7

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


50 Sooners Earn Big 12 Academic Honors

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma track and field team put 50 Sooners on the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field Team, the most honorees for OU in six seasons. The conference announced Wednesday the 384 student-athletes receiving the academic honors.


TU Fans Donate More than $10,000 to Provide Over 1,700 Meals for Healthcare Workers as part of the #ForOurCity Fund Initiative

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TULSA, Okla. –– The generosity of TU Golden Hurricane fans through the #ForOurCity Fund initiative has provided over 1,700 meals for healthcare workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic


National Nurses Week with Some of Our Own

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Sarah Lamsam, Laura Holley, Russ Czeschin and Madison Mooring previously experienced the stress of being University of Oklahoma student-athletes. During the last two months, their levels of stress have become immeasurable.


OU and Arkansas Announce Hoops Series in Tulsa

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Oklahoma and Arkansas have agreed to a multi-year, neutral-site men's basketball series that will take place at BOK Center in Tulsa.


Catching Up with Trevis Gipson

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Recently drafted by the Chicago Bears as the 10th pick in the 5th round and the No. 155 overall selection of the NFL Draft, we caught up with the new Bear, Trevis Gipson.


Kindler Adds Duo for 2021

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NORMAN —Head coach K.J. Kindler and the Oklahoma women's gymnastics program announced the addition of a pair of Oklahoma gymnasts to the program for the 2020-21 season. Audrey Lynn and Sheridan Ramsey will join an incredible signing class that includes
Audrey Davis, Julianna Fehring, Bell Johnson, Katherine LeVasseur, Quinn Smith and Meilin Sullivan.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Tulsa Student-Athletes Honored with Annual Awards

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TULSA, Okla. –– Despite cancelation of the 25th Annual Golden 'Cane Award Gala due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of Tulsa athletics still recognized the deserving student-athletes for the 2019-20 academic year with a Virtual Golden 'Cane Awad throughout the past week.


Four Sooners Honored for Academic Achievements

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MANHEIM, Pa. -- Four Sooners were named Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the organization announced on Thursday.


2020 #1OklahomaFan: Bruce Burdette

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The winner of this year's #1OklahomaFan contest, as decided by Sooner Nation... Bruce Burdette from Birmingham, Ala.


Dales Named to Academic All-America Hall of Fame

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NORMAN – Former University of Oklahoma basketball star Stacey Dales has been named to the College Sports Information Directors' Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2020 Class, the organization announced Friday.


Six Sooners Named Academic All-Big 12

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma softball team had six student-athletes named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 teams, the conference announced Thursday.


Catching Up with Willie Wright

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This week we caught up with former Tulsa offensive lineman Willie Wright. Since leaving Tulsa in the spring of 2019, Wright has been with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He spent the 2019 season on the practice squad with the Browns.


OU Rowing: Meet the 2020 Class

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma head rowing coach Leeanne Crain and the Sooner rowing team are set to welcome several new Sooners to the squad in the fall. Get to know a little about each member of the class and their accomplishments on and off the water.


Hybl Announced as Finalist for Dave Williams Award

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Oklahoma men's golf head coach Ryan Hybl was selected as a finalist for the NCAA Division I Dave Williams Award, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday.


Sooners Announce 2020 Team Awards

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NORMAN – The Oklahoma wrestling team celebrated the 2019-20 season by announcing its team awards as voted on by head Coach Lou Rosselli and his staff on Thursday morning.


Tulsa Goalkeeper Lends a Helping Hand

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Lucas Cline saw a need and he acted.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


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Catch Up on Recently Posted Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts

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TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


Ball, Haley Earn National Recognition

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's gymnastics associate head coaches Lou Ball and Tom Haley were named the National Assistant Coaches of the Year, the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) announced Wednesday.


Ball, Haley Earn National Recognition

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's gymnastics associate head coaches Lou Ball and Tom Haley were named the National Assistant Coaches of the Year, the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) announced Wednesday.


#OUDNA Ep. 3: Family Forever

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The next wave of OU pro prospects gather to reflect on their college careers and how Oklahoma prepared them for the next level.


Trio Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team

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NORMAN – Three Sooners have earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, the league office announced Tuesday.


Record Seven Sooners Earn Big 12 Academic Honors

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NORMAN – Seven members of the Oklahoma women's tennis team have earned Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced Tuesday.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Champions' Column: Lauren Chamberlain

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You are capable, strong and beautiful. That's the message I want women and girls of all ages to know.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Three Sooners Selected to First-Team Academic All-Big 12

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Three members of the Oklahoma men's golf team were among 45 student-athletes selected to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Monday.


Four Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

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NORMAN - Four members of the Oklahoma women's golf team were named to 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Monday.


Four Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

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NORMAN - Four members of the Oklahoma women's golf team were named to 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Monday.


Reggie Robinson II Becomes a Dallas Cowboy

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TULSA, Okla. –– University of Tulsa cornerback Reggie Robinson II was selected by the Dallas Cowboys Saturday with the 17th pick in the 4th round of the NFL Draft, No. 123 overall. Robinson returns to the DFW area, as he attended Cleburne High School, nearly 50 miles southwest of Dallas.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane All-Time Team Starters Announced

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TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Golden Hurricane All-Time Team starting lineup is set, selected by Hurricane fans through Twitter polls over the past 12 days. The polling started on April 13 with fans voting on the starting catcher and ending on April 24 as the starting pitcher was confirmed.


Tulsa Golden Hurricane All-Time Team Starters Announced

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TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Golden Hurricane All-Time Team starting lineup is set, selected by Hurricane fans through Twitter polls over the past 12 days. The polling started on April 13 with fans voting on the starting catcher and ending on April 24 as the starting pitcher was confirmed.


Hurts, Gallimore Taken on Day Two of NFL Draft

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Oklahoma sent two more players to the next level Friday night.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Lamb, Murray Taken in NFL Draft First Round

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Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and linebacker Kenneth Murray became the program's 46th and 47th first-round NFL Draft picks when they were chosen No. 17 and No. 23 overall, respectively, Thursday night. The Dallas Cowboys selected Lamb while the Los Angeles Chargers picked Murray.


Sooners Duo Announced to PING First-Team All American

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University of Oklahoma men's golfers Quade Cummins and Garett Reband have been selected as Division I PING First-Team All-Americans, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Thursday.


OU, K20 Partner on At-Home-Learning Activities

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The OU Athletics Department and the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal have announced a joint project to provide educational resources for families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Tulsa Women’s Soccer Adds Two to 2020 Roster

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Tulsa women's soccer head coach Kyle Cussen announced today the addition of two players for the 2020 roster, including graduate transfer Emma Malsy and incoming freshman Ramona Naghi.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Vote for the 2020 #1OklahomaFan

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As we set out in search of the #1OklahomaFan this year, the stories that stood out the most were of those who cultivate the Sooner spirit in others.


OU Mourns Passing of Zac Henderson

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma mourns the passing of former safety Zac Henderson, who was a two-time All-American in the 1970s and played on OU's 1974 and '75 national championship teams. He was 64.


Skylar Vann Signs NLI

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's basketball head coach Sherri Coale announced the signing of high school senior Skylar Vann to a national letter of intent on Tuesday.


Doolittle's Career By the Numbers

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While Kristian Doolittle finishes up his college degree from home and prepares for pursuing his professional dream, SoonerSports.com takes a look back at his career by breaking down the numbers of his four years in the Crimson and Cream.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


2020 OU NFL Draft Central

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Follow along as the next wave of Sooners hear their names called during the 2020 NFL Draft.


Nichols Earns Prestigious AAI Award

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NORMAN – Maggie Nichols became the first Oklahoma women's gymnast to capture the prestigious AAI Award, the organization announced Thursday.


10 Questions with Nicole Mendes

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#OUDNA Ep. 2: Top Receiver

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The next wave of OU pro prospects gather to reflect on their college careers and how Oklahoma prepared them for the next level.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Philip Montgomery Discusses the Tulsa Offense

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Tulsa Head Coach Philip Montgomery talks about the Golden Hurricane offense this week. Click HERE.


Tulsa’s Frank Haith Adds Chicago Prep Standout Christian Shumate to Signing Class

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TULSA, Okla. –– University of Tulsa Head Basketball Coach Frank Haith added explosive Chicago high school senior Christian Shumate to the Golden Hurricane incoming class, it was announced today.


Thousands Strong. #TogetherAsOne

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Thousands strong. #TogetherAsOne. We stand with you, Sooner Nation!


Volleyball Signs Guewe Diouf for 2020

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NORMAN - Oklahoma volleyball head coach Lindsey Gray-Walton announced Friday the signing of Guewe Diouf to a National Letter of Intent for the 2020 season.


Seven Sooners Named to Big 12 Academic At-Large Team

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NORMAN – Seven University of Oklahoma men's gymnasts were among sixty-two selections to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team, the conference announced Friday.


Guess the Coach Answers Revealed

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How well do you know OU's head coaches? Earlier this week, we released a series of polls on social media. Today, we reveal the answers.


Tulsa Women's Tennis Inks Leonor Peralta Dias de Oliveira to National Letter of Intent

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TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa women's tennis team signed Leonor Peralta Dias de Oliveira to a national letter of intent for the 2020-21 season on Thursday, as announced by head coach Dean Orford.


2017 OU-Texas Live Saturday Night

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Follow along as we live stream and live Tweet the 2017 OU-Texas game Saturday at 6 p.m. CT.


Tulsa Basketball Adds Transfer Rodgerick Brown from No. 1-Ranked Junior College to Signing Class

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa men's basketball team added a fifth student-athlete to this year's signing class as Rodgerick Brown, from the Nation's No. 1-ranked Pearl River Community College, inked his national letter-of-intent today, Golden Hurricane Head Coach Frank Haith announced.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Play OU Trivia

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#OUDNA Ep. 1: The Decision

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The next wave of OU pro prospects gather to reflect on their college careers and how Oklahoma prepared them for the next level.


Coale Adds Greer for 2020

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NORMAN – Oklahoma women's basketball head coach Sherri Coale announced the signing of forward Heavenly Greer on Wednesday.


Sooner Sports TV to Air Varsity-Alumni Games

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Sooner football legends will take to Owen Field this Saturday! Sooner Sports TV is re-airing the 1956 and 1961 OU varsity-alumni contests for the first time.


Tulsa’s Frank Haith Adds Three Student-Athletes to Basketball Signing Class

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa basketball program added three newcomers to the defending American Athletic Conference Champions roster today for the 2020-21 season, it was announced by the AAC's Coach of the Year Frank Haith.


Tulsa’s Cooper Edmiston Named to 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

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TULSA, Okla. –– The University of Tulsa senior football student-athlete Cooper Edmiston was named to the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced today by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF).


Tulsa Women’s Hoops Add Maya Mayberry and Sommer Blakemore to the Roster

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The Tulsa women's basketball team added junior-transfers Maya Mayberry and Sommer Blakemore to the 2020-21 roster, as announced today by Head Coach Matilda Mossman.  The duo join the three 2020 freshmen signees, Makenna Burch, Olivia Clayton and Jessika Evans, that signed in the fall.


Sooners Add Pair of Transfer Guards

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Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday that transfer guards Umoja Gibson and Elijah Harkless have signed financial aid agreements with OU and will join the Sooners' men's basketball program.


You Pick the Game

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No Spring Game Saturday, but how about reliving one of these instead? You choose. #RivalryWeek #BeatTexas


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


10 Questions With Grace Lyons

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10 Questions with Grace Lyons


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Tulsa Softball All-Time Team Voting Announced

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TULSA, Okla. – The University of Tulsa announced today that fans will have the opportunity to vote on the All-Time Tulsa Golden Hurricane Softball starting lineups beginning on Monday, April 13.


Battle of Alberta: Edmonton, Calgary orchestras unite to perform physically distanced ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

Since sports are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another way to get your Battle of Alberta fix.


Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament in Montreal cancelled

The Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dead at 25

The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., had been in a medically-induced coma in a Toronto hospital.


Denver closing Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre amid coronavirus outbreak

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre will close until further notice beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Denver Parks and Recreation announced Friday afternoon via Twitter.

The amphitheatre has been closed for concerts since March 16, and the cancellation of the traditional Easter sunrise services was announced last month, but the park has remained open. Roads and trails in the park are popular for runners, hikers and tourists.


Alberta golf courses deemed non-essential service: ‘It could be devastating for the industry’

The general manager of an Alberta golf course says not being allowed to operate this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be devastating, both financially and mentally.


Former Calgary Flames scout Tom Webster dead at 71

The man responsible for signing and drafting beloved Flames, capturing championships in the WHA and throwing a punch or two as an NHL head coach has passed away.


Former Calgary Flames scout Tom Webster dead at 71

The man responsible for signing and drafting beloved Flames, capturing championships in the WHA and throwing a punch or two as an NHL head coach has passed away.


Tagovailoa’s agent says he’s healthy, will be ready for camp

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp.

Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Video of Tagovailoa’s workout will be sent to NFL teams.

Tagovailoa injured his hip on Nov. 15 and had season-ending surgery two days later. He is expected to be among the top five picks in the NFL draft later this month.

“His health is just fine,” agent Leigh Steinberg told The Associated Press. “There’s two doctors that have seen him, Dr. Lyle Cain (Alabama’s orthopedic surgeon), and Dr. Chip Routt, who performed the surgery. Both have said that he is healthy and he’ll be lively and ready to go for training camp and the likelihood of recurrence is very low.”

Doctors cleared Tagovailoa to run and begin football activities on March 9 and he has been training with Dilfer, who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

“He’s running around, he’s bouncing around with high energy,” Steinberg said.

Tagovailoa replaced Jalen Hurts in January 2018 and rallied Alabama to a victory over Georgia in the national championship game. He won the starting job that fall, beating out Hurts, then led Alabama back to another title game, where it lost to Clemson.

Tagovailoa was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2018.

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Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts

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TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Inside the Championship Mindset

Inside the Championship Mindset

Some of the games biggest names sat down with Sooner Sports TV's Jessica Coody to reflect on a generation of excellence.


Steamboat rafters return to a different world after 3-week raft trip

By Shelby ReardonSteamboat Pilot

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When Steamboat Springs residents Patrick Keogh and Michelle Johnson concluded an 18-day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, they emerged to discover an unfamiliar world.

“That’s always a joke on the Grand Canyon. I did a trip in November 2018. There was some conflict in the world, talking about nuclear weapons across the world,” Keogh said. “You always joke, what if things are different? What if we come out, and there’s a nuclear war going on? This time it was actually true.”

The world wasn’t flattened or poisoned from nuclear warfare, but it still had a post-apocalyptic feel to it. As the couple traveled, they drove by lighted signs that said “Stay Safe,” “Stay Healthy” and “Wash Your Hands,” which Keogh said reminded him of zombie movies. The scene resembled a movie, like something out of “2012” or “The Day After Tomorrow.”

Roads were empty, gas station bathrooms were closed, toilet paper shelves were bare and there were new words and phrases circulating on social media. Keogh and Johnson had to look up the terms “social distancing” and “flatten the curve.”

Read the rest on our partner site Steamboat Pilot & Today.

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Nest-wrecking bald eagle attacks beloved Standley Lake pair, replaces mother eagle

Sports might be canceled in the coronavirus age, but at Standley Lake Regional Park and Wildlife Refuge in Westminster, an epic heavyweight bout just took place.

It was a brutal showcase of real life in the Colorado animal kingdom — between three bald eagles.

Standley Lake has been home to nesting bald eagles since 1993 when a first pair settled an estimated 30-feet high in the branches of a Cottonwood tree on the northwest side of the lake. Over the past 72 hours, an HD online live stream video from a camera posted near the nest captured footage that, quite frankly, has stunned park rangers and thousands of viewers.

Starting Monday afternoon, an intruding female bald eagle attacked the nest and appeared to peck at three eggs within. Their status is currently unknown, but the park’s office said the father continued incubation as if the eggs were healthy. Up-close viewing is closed to the public outside of a designated “eagle blind” area roughly a half-mile from the nest, requiring a scope or binoculars.

What happened next further shocked park officials.

On Tuesday morning, a female bald eagle with blood on her face and talons appeared at the nest and she was not attacked by the father. Park officials initially debated whether the female was the original mother or the intruder. Lexie Martinez, 26, is the park naturalist at Standley Lake. She told The Denver Post on Wednesday afternoon that it is now believed the bloody bird is the intruder.

As Kanye West rapped in a self-titled 2011 single: No church in the wild.

“While it might not happen to every bald eagle nest, it does happen regularly in nature,” Martinez said of the incident, which was caught on video. “Typically, we see a lot of floaters taking over a nest because they lost their own nest, or maybe they lost a mate. This a great deal for this intruder if she comes in and the eggs are already laid and a mate is waiting for her.”

Park officials have since ground-searched the area for the original mother — who, if injured and alive, likely needs to regain strength through food and rest, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager. She would then be transported for rehabilitation.

Officials hope the injured bald eagle could be isolated in recovery with a chance for a new start. Eagles typically mate with one partner until death or physical separation, Martinez said, and the previous pair had occupied their nest together for 5 years at Standley Lake.

Now, her search for a new mate likely begins.

“We do think mom is young, under 10 years, we suspect,” Martinez said. “They are able to heal.”

Standley Lake Regional Park is mostly closed amid the pandemic, but its public bald eagle viewing area is open with strict social distancing policies. So, those seeking an in-person look at the bald eagle drama should respect fellow birdwatchers at open parks across the state.

Getting between a mother bald eagle and her eggs has potentially dire consequences.

“The females are bigger than the males and can have up to a 7-and-a-half-foot wingspan,” Martinez said. “(They have) an extremely powerful beak, big feet, talons they use mostly for hunting fish and prairie dogs in our case at the park. I assume it would hurt very badly if you got attacked.”

The positive spin on this tale is the introduction, hopefully, of three new bald eagles into Colorado’s thriving population. There are an estimated several hundred of them currently living across the state, Martinez said, a massive upswing from the handful of bald eagles that populated Colorado in the early 1970s. They were near extinction before the ban of the pesticide DDT.

Bald eagles are not endangered in the U.S. but are federally protected. Continued wildlife conservation efforts ensure Coloradoans have the opportunity to view them for decades to come, even if that means the savage circle of life continues uninterrupted.

“We had a lot of people asking if we were going to intervene,” Martinez said. “Nature needs to take its course.”

Think about it this way: Is a significant other driving you crazy during Colorado’s quarantine?

Try being a bald eagle.

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On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


U.S. Forest Service discourages dispersed camping, hiking and river activities

The U.S. Forest Service has announced new fire restrictions and released more information about recreation site closures in the Rocky Mountain Region and due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Forest Service already announced a series of closures in Colorado but further clarified them this week. “Developed” recreation sites are temporarily closed, according to a news release, while dispersed camping, hiking and river activities are “allowed but discouraged.” Developed recreation sites include campgrounds, day-use areas, picnic areas and any other amenities involving a “constructed facility.” That includes potable water stations, fire rings and grills, picnic tables, restrooms and trash cans.

Parking facilities, trails and trailheads remain open. Dispersed camping essentially means backpacking on national forests or grasslands where there are no facilities or services.

RELATED: Boulder threatening to close open space parks if crowding continues amid coronavirus pandemic

The Rocky Mountain Region includes Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota. Colorado is home to 11 national forests and two national grasslands.

“While we know that going outside provides forest and grassland visitors needed space, exercise and satisfaction, we are taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously,” acting regional forester Jennifer Eberlien was quoted in the release. “We are providing some recreation opportunities where we can, while protecting and keeping employees, the public and our communities safe from the virus, as well as protecting and keeping communities and natural and cultural resources safe from unwanted human-caused wildfires.”

Igniting, building, maintaining and using fires is prohibited, including charcoal grills, barbecues, coal and wood-burning stoves and sheepherders stoves.

The U.S. Forest Service has asked users to:

  • Stay close to home to keep other communities safe
  • Observe the 6-foot social-distancing rule
  • Avoid crowding at parking lots, trails, scenic overlooks and other areas
  • Observe CDC precautions regarding the spread of COVID-19
  • Be prepared for limited or no services
  • Pack out trash and human waste

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WATCH: Coronavirus canceled their wrestling tournament, then they turned their singlets operation into face mask making

The Rocky Mountain Nationals wrestling tournament was set to begin weigh-ins. Around 10,000 competitors and spectators from across the country arrived in Colorado. Trophies were on display and mats were laid ready to go.

On the day the tournament was set to start, Gov. Polis banned gatherings of more than 250 people to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The tournament was canceled.

The Gutierrez brothers, organizers of the event, were devastated. “It was like a gut punch,” said Adam Gutierrez. They tore down their preparations and went home to hunker down.

As they watched the news, they wondered if there must be something they could do. The brothers also own Xtreme Pro Apparel that makes wrestling singlets and athletic gear. Masks, they thought, we could make masks. Within a day they had a prototype, within a week and a half they’d produced three thousand masks.

The masks, which are double layered and made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex, have not been certified as medical grade. There is no definitive evidence backing up the effectiveness of cloth masks in general, and it is uncertain what protection Xtreme Pro Apparel’s masks offer — if any. A filter can be added to the masks, but it is also unknown how much of a safeguard an insert would provide.

“Our take on it right now is a mask is better than no mask,” Adam Gutierrez said.


Boulder threatening to close open space parks if crowding continues amid coronavirus pandemic

Boulder officials on Tuesday put a city open space system closure on the table as a potential step to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements meant to slow the global coronavirus spread locally, but less stringent measures are going to be tried first.

City leaders are also continuing to struggle with dispersing gatherings of sizes against public health recommendations at private residences throughout Boulder, especially among University of Colorado students.

Officials have received requests for an open space closure, as open space visitation is booming in good weather even on weekdays, which is atypical for this time of year.

“Closure is something that on the sidelines we are putting plans together for how it would work and how it would be rolled out,” Boulder open space director Dan Burke said. “It couldn’t be done overnight, it would take a series of steps. There are over 254 access points onto our system, we have a very porous system. What we learned from 2013 (during the flood), even if we did officially decide to close the system, we know we’re going to have a lot of noncompliance with that.”

Officials estimate that 25% to 30% of open space users are wearing a mask over their mouths and noses, as is recommended by the state as the virus remains on the move.

Read more on our sister site The Boulder Daily Camera.

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Boulder threatening to close open space parks if crowding continues amid coronavirus pandemic

Boulder officials on Tuesday put a city open space system closure on the table as a potential step to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements meant to slow the global coronavirus spread locally, but less stringent measures are going to be tried first.

City leaders are also continuing to struggle with dispersing gatherings of sizes against public health recommendations at private residences throughout Boulder, especially among University of Colorado students.

Officials have received requests for an open space closure, as open space visitation is booming in good weather even on weekdays, which is atypical for this time of year.

“Closure is something that on the sidelines we are putting plans together for how it would work and how it would be rolled out,” Boulder open space director Dan Burke said. “It couldn’t be done overnight, it would take a series of steps. There are over 254 access points onto our system, we have a very porous system. What we learned from 2013 (during the flood), even if we did officially decide to close the system, we know we’re going to have a lot of noncompliance with that.”

Officials estimate that 25% to 30% of open space users are wearing a mask over their mouths and noses, as is recommended by the state as the virus remains on the move.

Read more on our sister site The Boulder Daily Camera.

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PHOTOS: Largest supermoon of the year rises over a Colorado under lockdown

As the largest supermoon of the year rose into the sky on Tuesday, Coloradans watched it from their homes or in parks, social distancing from others. As the country fights against the coronavirus outbreak, it provided a moment of peace. Or, conversely, it gave the city something to howl at. Regardless, it was a delightful sight.

See the gallery on The Know Outdoors.


The 1999-2000 Golden Hurricane Crowned Tulsa Madness Champions

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TULSA, Okla. – The 1999-00 Tulsa Golden Hurricane team captures the title of Tulsa Madness Champions after taking out the 1993-94 squad in the championship game.


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TULSA, Okla. –– It started on Monday, March 23 and will end on Wednesday, April 8, as fans have been voting on the top post-season teams in Golden Hurricane basketball history.


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Wildlife may turn up in unusual places because of increased human activity at open-space parks

Wildlife along the Front Range seems to be reacting to increased human activity at open-space parks and trails during the coronavirus quarantine by moving to places where there are fewer people, a state wildlife biologist says.

“Everything with wildlife is risk assessment, especially this urban wildlife,” said Shannon Schaller, a wildlife biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “They learn how to manage the risk, and if open space has five times the number of people they normally have, but the golf courses don’t, being on the golf course is a lot less risk and a lot more comfortable for them.

“I think that’s what we’re seeing, this shift in their ability to be comfortable and live around people but definitely adapting to what we’re doing differently right now.”

One local elk herd splits time between the Fossil Trace and Rolling Hills golf courses in the Golden area, although Fossil Trace head pro Jim Hajek says elk sightings there haven’t increased.

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“We have a herd of about 110 that will camp out here most of the winter,” Hajek said. “They are still here, but I would expect that we probably see them leave after this next cold spell that happens this weekend. Since the golf course was built, this is Candyland for them, so they have a tendency to hang out with us. As soon as we get to a certain temperature where it’s too warm down here, they head back over Sixth Avenue and back up into the hills. I would expect if it gets warm next week, this weekend probably will be the last time we see them until fall.”

Fossil Trace closed due to coronavirus on March 26 but will reopen Wednesday. Tee times are sold out through Saturday.

Spring is normally a time when there is a lot of wildlife movement because dormant vegetation is turning green. Wild animals that like to summer in the mountains come down in elevation because there’s still snowcover higher up.

“They’re coming out of the winter, they’re getting that much needed new growth and nutrient boost,” Schaller said. “You also have baby animals that are hitting the ground now. Then animals that eat other animals tend to prey on those babies. This is just an active time for wildlife.”

In recent years, wildlife biologists have noticed by following tracking collars that some elk herds are spending more time in the foothills or on the edges of the urban area than they have historically.

“Those elk which should be going up into the mountains and away from people this time of year as winter is alleviating and the snow is receding, they are actually staying in the foothills closer to people, even in town, year-round,” Schaller said. “A growing number of elk are starting to do that. They’ve just learned that life is easier on golf courses or around people for the most part.”

And that, combined with the crowds massing on open space lands, means you may be more likely to see elk in unusual places.

RELATED: Crowded trails force Jeffco Sheriff to step up enforcement of “physical distancing”

“I think it’s a combination of what we are seeing on the Front Range, which is a growing number of elk around people, but also this time of year when it’s greening up and our activity level is really high on some of the open spaces where they live,” Schaller said. “It’s an interesting year for all wildlife, even those bigger ones like elk.”

And like bears. This time of year, they are coming out of hibernation with hungry cubs to feed back at the den. Bears cubs typically are born in January.

“If it’s a sow, she still has little cubs, so she’s really going to be thinking about taking care of those guys until they’re out and about in, like, June,” Schaller said.

This time of year, bears like to eat aspen catkins, those fuzzy, cylindrical blooms on aspen trees that come out in the spring before leaves appear. They are blooming now around Front Range homes.

“That’s a really important food source for bears,” Schaller said.

So are serviceberries, chokecherries, huckleberries and raspberries, as well as oak brush.

“Where we have the most oak brush is where we have the most bears,” Schaller said. “We have quite a bit of it in Douglas County, so we tend to have higher concentrations of bears there.

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“But also, unfortunately, you tend to have a lot of bears where you have available human food sources, whether that is trash or bird feeders or stuff like that. They are very much tied to what’s available to them in the wild. In a good food year for bears, when we have a lot of berries and acorns — when we don’t have a late (spring) frost and all that stuff comes on really well — that’s where you will find the bears, up in the hills eating that stuff. In a year when we have a frost and everything dies, you’re going to find them closer, in and around people.”

Either way, Schaller urges Front Range homeowners to take measures to make sure their yards don’t have treats that might attract bears.

“Even in a year when we have a frost, there is food in the wild for them,” Schaller said, “but they will go to the easy sources around homes if people don’t do their part by keeping attractants away from bears.”

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On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Aidan Atkinson has sex assault preliminary hearing rescheduled for June

Aidan Atkinson has had the preliminary hearing on his sexual assault case pushed back to June, one of many hearings to be delayed due to court restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Atkinson, 18, was arrested and charged in November as a juvenile after investigators say he sexually assaulted multiple young women on a party bus in September 2018.

Atkinson was set for a preliminary hearing on March 31 to determine whether there is probable cause to move the case forward, but that hearing was canceled after Chief District Judge Ingrid Bakke ordered all non-essential hearings be delayed due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Because Atkinson is out of custody on a personal recognizance bond, the preliminary hearing was not one of the hearings exempt from Bakke’s order.

Atkinson is now scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 5, according to court records.

Bakke has already ruled that the hearing will be closed to the media and most of the public due to concerns about coverage of the case affecting Atkinson and the named victims, all of whom were juveniles at the time of the alleged incident.

Bakke noted Aktinson, formerly a star quarterback at Fairview, has received more press coverage than a typical juvenile defendant because of his athletic career.

Named victims can be present or have up to two representatives at the hearing.

Atkinson is charged with three charges of sexual assault, one charge of attempted sexual assault, and five charges of unlawful sexual contact. He is also facing additional charges that were added to the case but have not yet been made public.

According to an arrest affidavit, a student told officials she was on a party bus for homecoming in 2018. She said she became too drunk to stand and sat next to Atkinson, who began to sexually touch her.

The girl said she told Atkinson to stop and that others saw what was happening but did not intervene, and the girl said Atkinson’s behavior continued at a restaurant.

While the Daily Camera does not typically name juvenile defendants, it is naming Atkinson because of the serious nature of the allegations and the fact that his initial arrest and charges were public record because he was 18 at the time.

Marilyn Lori, a mental health worker accused of failing to report accusations against Atkinson while embedded at Fairview High School, also had her case delayed as a result of the court restrictions.

Lori, 46, is now set for a case management conference on June 15.

She is charged with one count of failure to report suspected child abuse in relation to the Atkinson case as well as a second count of failure to report that is not related to the Atkinson matter.

Lori is also free on bond.


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80 Vail Resorts employees from Ecuador are stuck in Colorado’s mountain towns

A month ago, Grace Barrera had a seasonal job picking up trash and cleaning tables for about $12 an hour at a mountaintop restaurant on Vail Mountain. It was a job she liked because the people where she worked  “were very kind,” she said.

But now, the 28-year-old is one of about 80 Ecuadorians stranded in Eagle and Summit counties because the ski areas have been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. She has a plane ticket to return home on April 30, but she could not afford the exorbitant change fee to re-book for an earlier flight, she said. And even if she could, Ecuador closed its borders because of the coronavirus outbreak the same weekend Colorado ski resorts were closed.

So with two parents and a sister back in Ecuador, Barrera lives rent-free in Vail employee housing, and she waits.

“I’m sad because I can’t go back home and see my family,” said Barrera, who is from Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. “If I had the money, I would buy the flight, but I can’t.”

Susy Osorio-Kinsky of Denver, a native of Ecuador who has been a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen for 20 years, is working on behalf of Ecuador’s consul general to assist the workers who are stuck in the mountains of Colorado, 3,200 miles from home. They are here on J-1 exchange student work visas for a few months during the ski season. 

“Some of the students left when Vail Resorts closed,” Osorio-Kinsky said. “But the majority of the students, I was told, said they needed to clean the kitchen for next season, so they didn’t leave right away. For them, it was shocking, like, ‘What am I going to do?’ They have a ticket to go back (home), but the ticket was booked for May. For them to call the airline, it was like, ‘Yes, you can go, but you have to pay $1,500,’ things like that.”

Most of the stranded workers range in age from 18 to 26, Osorio-Kinsky said, working as cooks, hostesses or on the cleaning staff. A few were able to find other places to stay.

“The ones who had relatives or friends in the United States, those were the ones who left (Summit and Eagle counties),” Osorio-Kinsky said. “The ones who were unlucky and did not have that, they had to stay because they didn’t know what to do. They were freaking out. These are young adults who didn’t know what else to do.”

Barrera worked for Vail Resorts last winter and enjoyed the job so much, she reapplied for this year. Barrera was working at Vail’s Two Elk Lodge, perched above China Bowl, when Gov. Jared Polis closed the state’s ski resorts on March 15. She is living at Vail’s Timber Ridge apartments, which is one of the sites Vail Resorts uses for employee housing.

“Sometimes I feel sad, but I’m good here because Vail Resorts has helped us,” Barrera said. “We don’t have to pay rent for this month. I can be happy for that, grateful.”

Barrera said she does not know anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. She has been tested, just as a precaution.

“I have to wait for the results,” Barrera said, “but I am healthy.”

With the blessing of Ecuador consul general Laura Machuca, who is based in Phoenix, Osorio-Kinsky has written a letter to Gov. Jared Polis asking for his help. She has contacted non-profit organizations in Eagle and Summit counties to provide food and other supplies for the workers who are not being paid, and she is working with the Denver Lions Club Foundation to get them more help. On the Lions Club’s website, people can donate money specifically to help the Ecuadorian students. Enter the words “Ecuadorian students” in the memo field to make sure the money gets to them, she said.

“I know Americans are the most generous people in the world,” Osorio-Kinsky said. “I was an exchange student myself, when I was 18 years old. When I came as an immigrant with my two little kids, Americans and people in Colorado were so generous, oh my gosh, I cannot describe the help that I received. I consider myself now an American, and that’s why I’m giving back. I have to do this.”

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80 Vail Resorts employees from Ecuador are stuck in Colorado’s mountain towns

A month ago, Grace Barrera had a seasonal job picking up trash and cleaning tables for about $12 an hour at a mountaintop restaurant on Vail Mountain. It was a job she liked because the people where she worked  “were very kind,” she said.

But now, the 28-year-old is one of about 80 Ecuadorians stranded in Eagle and Summit counties because the ski areas have been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. She has a plane ticket to return home on April 30, but she could not afford the exorbitant change fee to re-book for an earlier flight, she said. And even if she could, Ecuador closed its borders because of the coronavirus outbreak the same weekend Colorado ski resorts were closed.

So with two parents and a sister back in Ecuador, Barrera lives rent-free in Vail employee housing, and she waits.

“I’m sad because I can’t go back home and see my family,” said Barrera, who is from Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. “If I had the money, I would buy the flight, but I can’t.”

Susy Osorio-Kinsky of Denver, a native of Ecuador who has been a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen for 20 years, is working on behalf of Ecuador’s consul general to assist the workers who are stuck in the mountains of Colorado, 3,200 miles from home. They are here on J-1 exchange student work visas for a few months during the ski season. 

“Some of the students left when Vail Resorts closed,” Osorio-Kinsky said. “But the majority of the students, I was told, said they needed to clean the kitchen for next season, so they didn’t leave right away. For them, it was shocking, like, ‘What am I going to do?’ They have a ticket to go back (home), but the ticket was booked for May. For them to call the airline, it was like, ‘Yes, you can go, but you have to pay $1,500,’ things like that.”

Most of the stranded workers range in age from 18 to 26, Osorio-Kinsky said, working as cooks, hostesses or on the cleaning staff. A few were able to find other places to stay.

“The ones who had relatives or friends in the United States, those were the ones who left (Summit and Eagle counties),” Osorio-Kinsky said. “The ones who were unlucky and did not have that, they had to stay because they didn’t know what to do. They were freaking out. These are young adults who didn’t know what else to do.”

Barrera worked for Vail Resorts last winter and enjoyed the job so much, she reapplied for this year. Barrera was working at Vail’s Two Elk Lodge, perched above China Bowl, when Gov. Jared Polis closed the state’s ski resorts on March 15. She is living at Vail’s Timber Ridge apartments, which is one of the sites Vail Resorts uses for employee housing.

“Sometimes I feel sad, but I’m good here because Vail Resorts has helped us,” Barrera said. “We don’t have to pay rent for this month. I can be happy for that, grateful.”

Barrera said she does not know anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. She has been tested, just as a precaution.

“I have to wait for the results,” Barrera said, “but I am healthy.”

With the blessing of Ecuador consul general Laura Machuca, who is based in Phoenix, Osorio-Kinsky has written a letter to Gov. Jared Polis asking for his help. She has contacted non-profit organizations in Eagle and Summit counties to provide food and other supplies for the workers who are not being paid, and she is working with the Denver Lions Club Foundation to get them more help. On the Lions Club’s website, people can donate money specifically to help the Ecuadorian students. Enter the words “Ecuadorian students” in the memo field to make sure the money gets to them, she said.

“I know Americans are the most generous people in the world,” Osorio-Kinsky said. “I was an exchange student myself, when I was 18 years old. When I came as an immigrant with my two little kids, Americans and people in Colorado were so generous, oh my gosh, I cannot describe the help that I received. I consider myself now an American, and that’s why I’m giving back. I have to do this.”

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Hartman Honored by Tulane Hall of Fame

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Oklahoma men's basketball assistant coach Carlin Hartman will be inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 induction class.


The biggest supermoon of 2020 will shine Tuesday night

Well, there’s at least one thing you can enjoy this week while practicing social distancing: a supermoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see the largest supermoon of the year as the lunar orb makes its closest approach to Earth in 2020.

The moon will be only 221,918 miles from Earth on Tuesday. The average lunar distance, according to NASA, is 238,855 miles. On March 24, the moon was 252,700 miles away, the farthest it will be in 2020.

The moon will rise Tuesday at 7:16 p.m. and will be the highest in the sky at 12:25 a.m. On Wednesday it will rise at 8:32 p.m. Skies are expected to be clear both nights, making this supermoon easy to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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The biggest supermoon of 2020 will shine Tuesday night

Well, there’s at least one thing you can enjoy this week while practicing social distancing: a supermoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see the largest supermoon of the year as the lunar orb makes its closest approach to Earth in 2020.

The moon will be only 221,918 miles from Earth on Tuesday. The average lunar distance, according to NASA, is 238,855 miles. On March 24, the moon was 252,700 miles away, the farthest it will be in 2020.

The moon will rise Tuesday at 7:16 p.m. and will be the highest in the sky at 12:25 a.m. On Wednesday it will rise at 8:32 p.m. Skies are expected to be clear both nights, making this supermoon easy to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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Nichols Named Honda Sport Award Finalist

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NORMAN – For the fourth time in her career, Maggie Nichols has been named a finalist for the Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics, the Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) announced Tuesday.


Nichols Named Honda Sport Award Finalist

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NORMAN – For the fourth time in her career, Maggie Nichols has been named a finalist for the Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics, the Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) announced Tuesday.


In the midst of pandemic, Brockville Ontario Speedway prepares for the best in 2020

"Any night you can lose in the summer but not opening night," said the owner of the track, Paul Kirkland.


Meet the Castle Rock sisters on the front lines of the coronavirus battle

They don’t finish each other’s sentences. They capsize them, warmly, the way sisters do.

“It helps with us having different personalities,” Cheryl Padaken says, “because I’m more …”

“Assertive,” Hydelene Batson interjects.

Everybody laughs.

“I’m more assertive, A to B,” Padaken confirms, picking the thread back up again.

“And I know how to get through things,” Batson says. “You have to pick and choose your battles.”

They didn’t pick this one. But the campaign to defend some of the most vulnerable among us along the Front Range from the coronavirus pandemic roped them in anyway.

Padaken and Batson’s front line is Abundant Life Assisted Living in Castle Rock, where the sister team are live-in care-givers, a combo who’ve devoted more than three decades of service to older people.

“It’s just more being vigilant about who comes in,” Padaken says. “And under my watch, (we’re) sanitizing and wiping everything now. We’d do that anyway, but it’s about being more assertive about washing the hands and touching. And washing the residents’ hands and not really following them around, but being cautious.”

Abundant Life is based inside a 6,000-square-foot, two-story home about a mile from the Red Hawk Ridge golf course. The facility has six residents and is licensed for nine, with ages ranging from the mid-80s to the mid-90s.

Padaken and Batson alternate shifts in order to make sure that one or the other is on call around the clock. Essential visitors have to fill out a state-provided form, sanitize their hands, get their temperatures taken and wear face masks and gloves just to make it past the front door.


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Sisters Hyde Batson, left, and Cheryl Padaken, right, pose for a portrait outside of the Abundant Life residential home on March 31, 2020 in Castle Rock. The sisters are from Hawaii and have been in health care for more than 25 years professionally. They moved to Colorado to join the Abundant Life team in Nov. 2018, and they’ve never seen anything like COVID-19 before. They are able to continue providing care at Abundant Life because they live on sight.

“For the other health care workers that come through, we have a table stationed outside,” Padaken says. “I’m like, ‘Everybody gets screened outside the house.’ Because once they get in, it’s too late, because (the virus) is airborne. The less we have to bring in, the less we have to worry about.”

In other words, COVID-19 just picked a fight with the wrong ladies.

“Yeah, they work well together,” Abundant Life owner Allyson Gehring says. “So each gives strengths that are applied to the home.”

Padaken took on a life’s work on a lark. The fork in the road hit about 1987. While teaching in her mid-20s, she applied for, and landed, a position as a nursing aide.

“(And) took it because the pay was good,” she says. “And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t know if I can — how should I say it — change diapers.’

“At the time, my husband said, ‘Well, you won’t know if you like it until you try, versus passing on the opportunity and not knowing. If you try it and you don’t like it, you can always quit.’”

She never did. The next 30 years saw Padaken run the health care gamut, from hospitals, care homes and nursing homes to her own consulting service with clients spread across the country.

“And to this day, they still find me,” Padaken cracks, “as much as I change my number.”

Batson, the older of the two, went into the health care field back in their native Hawaii to help support four boys. With the nest empty, Padaken queried her big sister in the fall of 2018 as to whether she’d be keen on becoming an assisted-care package deal in Colorado.

“And I was like, ‘Why not? You know, I’ve never been to Colorado, give it a try,’” Batson says.

Padaken, whose areas of expertise include Alzheimer’s, dementia and hospice care, joked that a few residents are even enjoying a mini-vacation, of sorts, from frequent family visits. The social distancing and stay-at-home edicts remind her of the fallout from volcano eruptions back home. Only on steroids.

“When we had lava flows in Hawaii, it was pretty much on lockdown,” says Padaken, author of the book “Making Sense of the Death and Dying.” “But not so extreme, like it is in this situation. As live-ins, we’re locked down anyway. This is, to us, to me, not a crisis. Not being able to go to Starbucks for two days, that’s a major crisis.”

And where caffeine fails, teamwork turns the engine over. The tandem’s skill sets are as complementary as their personalities: Batson, for example, handles more of the cooking; Padaken takes on the majority of the house management. One’s a planner. The other’s a hugger.

“I’m the good cop,” Batson laughs.

I’m the bad one,” Padaken counters.

“It’s like (parenting) kids. One’s got to be the disciplinarian and one’s got to be the one who goes, ‘That’s OK, come here.’

“So we each have our roles. Which is nice.”

They play them with love. Which is even better.

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On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Huntsville figure skater describes COVID-19 impact

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Athletes all over the world are having to put their lives and normal routines on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Belle Buehrle, a junior at St. John Paul II Catholic High School, has been figure skating for nine years.

She was getting ready for her first competition of the season when she found out it had been canceled. Now, she doesn't know the next time she'll be back on the ice.

"I can't even explain how weird it is. It's more than half of my life has just been taken away and I just don't know what to do with myself," Buehrle said. "Staying active and staying motivated is one of the big struggles that I'm seeing from a lot of people. Like, why am I getting out of my bed today and going for a lap around the neighborhood instead of just sitting here and my sweats watching Netflix? Like, why am I doing that? I've had those days myself, and it's really hard to stay motivated."

Buehrle said she doesn't think there's much of a bright side during this difficult time, but knowing she's not alone through all of this helps her spirit.

"The thing that makes me feel just a little bit better is that I'm not the only one suffering. I'm not the only one who's being held back. Everyone else that I know in the skating community is without ice," Buehrle said. "We're all kind of miserable, but also kind of together."

Buehrle says she's not sure what it'll be like when she gets back on the ice, but she misses skating and will love getting back to the sport that she has trained so hard for.

"I'm expecting to cry a lot because I just missed it," Buehrle said. "I really don't know. I have no idea how it's gonna be, but even if I have a terrible practice I'm just gonna take away from this whole experience and never take a moment on the ice for granted because it can just all be taken away from you faster than you can imagine."


TULSA MADNESS FINAL FOUR SET FOR MONDAY

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TULSA, Okla. –– Three No. 1 seeds and one No.2 seed have advanced to the 'Tulsa Madness' Final Four, as the fans' vote to decide on the best team in Tulsa basketball history. The voting has taken place on Tulsa's social media accounts the last three weeks and has now come down to the final four teams.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Together As One

Together As One

In uncertain times, here is the certainty we cling to… we are the Sooner family.


Seven Sooners Earn MPSF Academic Honors

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NORMAN – Seven University of Oklahoma men's gymnasts were recognized as Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic selections, the conference announced Friday.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


Eleven Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12

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NORMAN — Eleven members of the No. 1 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team were named 2019 Academic All-Big 12 selections, the conference announced Thursday.


Tulsa's Philip Montgomery talks Golden Hurricane Football

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Tulsa Head Football Coach Philip Montgomery took some time this week to discuss his football team's abrupt end to spring football, as well as how the Golden Hurricane team and coaching staff has adapted during these uncertain times.


Reband Named to Haskins Final Watch List

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Oklahoma men's golf senior Garett Reband was selected to the Haskins Award Watch List, Golfweek announced on Tuesday.


An Athlete's Ache

An Athlete's Ache

Just over two weeks ago, the sports world ground to a palpable and immutable stop.


Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts Featuring Tulsa’s Postseason Basketball History

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TULSA, Okla. –– Beginning this week and running thru April 3rd, the Eye of the Hurricane Podcasts will feature radio broadcasts from some of most exciting postseason basketball games in Tulsa Golden Hurricane history.


Reband, Cummins Named to U.S. Palmer Cup Team

Palmer Cup Selections

Oklahoma seniors Quade Cummins and Garett Reband have been selected to represent the United States at the 2020 Palmer Cup, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Friday.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


OU Athletics Coloring & Activity Book

Coloring & Activity Book

Print the OU Athletics Coloring & Activity Book and submit your drawings online using #SoonerSketches.


Tulsa Madness Upset in 80s Quadrant

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TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Madness "Elite Eight" matchup between the No. 1 seeded 1983-84 Golden Hurricane team and the No. 2-seeded 1980-81 squad ended in an upset with the '80-81 NIT Championship team securing 66% of the Twitter votes to take down Nolan Richardson's fourth Tulsa team.


Doolittle Named To NABC All-District Team

Doolittle Lead

Oklahoma senior forward Kristian Doolittle has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District 8 Second Team.


Tulsa’s Frank Haith Named NABC District 24 Coach of the Year

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TULSA Okla.  –– The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today its District Coach of the Year award winners, and Tulsa's Frank Haith was selected as the District 24 Coach of the Year.


TU ATHLETICS COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE – MARCH 23

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On March 19, The University of Tulsa announced that classes will be held in a virtual learning environment for the remainder of the semester, beginning on Monday, March 23. Interim President Janet Levit's communication to the campus community can be found here.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


The Year That Was: 2019-20

The Year That Was

Another successful year is in the books, and while the 2019-20 season came to an abrupt, abbreviated end, there is still plenty to celebrate. Football's won its fifth straight Big 12 title, six teams finished the season ranked in the top 10, including No. 1 men's golf and women's gymnastics, and a plethora of individual records and achievements. Take a sport-by-sport look back at the year that was.


Tulsa Football Spring Game Canceled

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TULSA, Okla. –– The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Spring Football Game, scheduled for April 4, has been canceled, as has all remaining spring football practice sessions. On Thursday, The University of Tulsa announced that for the remainder of the semester, classes will be held in a virtual learning environment (online).


Dyer, Guimaraes Earn CGA All-America Honors

Gage Dyer and Vitaliy Guimaraes

NORMAN - Oklahoma's Gage Dyer and Vitaliy Guimaraes were named 2020 Regular Season All-Americans on Saturday by the College Gymnastics Association.


Selection Friday for Tulsa Madness

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TULSA, Okla. – Selection Friday for Tulsa Madness is here! Watch host Bruce Howard reveal the 16-team field comprised of some of the greatest Hurricane teams of the past four decades.


Update on Season Ticket & Sooner Club Renewals

Ticket Office

In the spirit of good communication and given that we're in the midst of our traditional football season ticket renewal period, we want to help provide some assistance when it comes to your short-term and long-term planning.


On This Date in TU Sports History

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During this time of the global coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of collegiate sporting events, Tulsa athletics will help fill the void with ON THIS DATE in TU history. We'll take a look at some of the biggest moments in Golden Hurricane sports history via our social media accounts. We hope you enjoy.


The Golden Hurricane Announces "Tulsa Madness"

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TULSA, Okla. – The University of Tulsa announced today that "Tulsa Madness" will begin this weekend. "Tulsa Madness" is where fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Hurricane postseason teams from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.


Support Our Local Restaurant Sponsors

Restaurant Sponsors

The following restaurants are open and ready to serve you.


Update on Spring Football Game

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Due to the suspension of athletics activities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding when those activities will resume, OU's 2020 spring football game will not occur on April 18 as originally scheduled.