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Basketball,Wrestling and Rodeo

Basketball is around every corner this month. At OU, you can catch the men Feb. 9, 15 and 26, and women Feb. 5, 16 and 26, all at the Lloyd Noble Center. If you’re more of a Cowboys fan, visit the Gallagher-Iba Arena Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 21 for men and Feb. 9, 12 and 23 for women. And...

Just About Everything

If sports are more your jam, you’re in luck – racing, hockey, wresting, volleyball and lots and lots of basketball await you. The Tulsa Oilers play at home at the BOK Center Jan. 8-9, 14, 16, 22-23, and 27-28. Also in Tulsa, the annual Chili Bowl runs from Jan. 10-15 at Expo Square, where racing events are sure to get...

Hoops and Horses

Fans of motorcross are excitedly awaiting the BMX Sooner Nationals on Feb. 12-14 at Tulsa’s Expo Square. This adrenaline-pumping competition offers events for men and women of all age groups and skill levels.  For those looking to view some mixed martial arts action, XFN Xtreme Fight Night 369 runs Feb. 19 at Tulsa’s River Spirit Casino Resort. See some talented...

Part of NBA Royalty, Sooner Than Most

In three years, sharp-shooting Trae Young has gone from lighting up the gym at Norman North High School to being one of the National Basketball Association’s best players. The 6-foot-1 point guard, a starter in February’s NBA All-Star Game, has averaged around 30 points and 9 assists per game in his second season with the Atlanta Hawks. That’s up from...

From Rodeos to Wrestling

Tulsa Oilers home hockey matches are scheduled for March 3, 14, 20, 22 and 24 at the BOK Center, which also hosts the alpha male drama of the Big 12 Conference wrestling championships March 7-8. Visit Tulsa’s Expo Square for two equine events: the Route 66 Morgan Classic on March 18-21 and the Green Country Spring Fling, showcasing Arabian horses,...

Blessed by Basketball

Kelenna Azubuike, London-born and Tulsa-raised, says he’s been blessed by basketball. And just seeing where the sport has taken him, his good fortune is quickly apparent. As a sophomore, Azubuike led Victory Christian to the Oklahoma Class 3A title in 2000 and an appearance in the Class 4A championship game as a senior. After playing three seasons at the University...

Ex-TU Player Takes Stock(ton)

DaQuan Jeffries’ professional basketball career hasn’t begun like some thought it might. The Edmond native, who played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Tulsa, was once a projected second-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft. But Jeffries went undrafted and landed in Orlando before being released in October. He wasn’t without a home for long after he...

Moving Up the Coaching Ranks

Time spent in Oklahoma as a collegiate basketball player and a minor league assistant coach has helped Tyrone Ellis work his way into the head job of the Stockton (California) Kings of the NBA G-League. The Dallas native, 42, competed at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, graduated in 2001 and embarked on an 11-year career that spanned the United States...

A Natural Progression

Ethan Chargois admits that his first two seasons playing basketball at Southern Methodist University flew by. Taking those experiences and learning opportunities to heart, he has become a leader for the Mustangs. As a freshman, the Tulsa Union product averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds; last season, as a starter in 31 of 32 games, he averaged 12.4 points, 6.2...

Simply Unshakable

When     Malik “Shake” Milton left Southern Methodist University for the NBA after his junior year, the Owasso High School graduate knew exactly what to expect. Selected in the second round of last year’s NBA Draft by Dallas, Milton, 22, was quickly traded to Philadelphia on draft night. Before the season, he signed a two-way contract, meaning he would play most of...