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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...

The Hits Keep Coming

July heat brings the hottest acts to Tulsa’s BOK Center with singer/songwriter Michael Bublé on July 15; pop sensation Shawn Mendes on July 20; and Latin rap artist Cardi B on July 23. You can also enjoy the venue’s annual charitable dodgeball tournament July 13. Stick around downtown Tulsa for The Fray at Osage Casino at 7 p.m. July...

Heat(ed) Ice Cream Cravings

Anytime Edmond native Josh Richardson returns to this part of the country during the NBA season, the fourth-year Miami Heat player always stops at a specific Oklahoma City-based chain. “I love Braum’s,” he says after a morning shoot-around before a game in Dallas. “Anytime Oklahoma or Texas, I try to go to Braum’s.” Richardson, Miami’s second-round pick in the 2015...

Hitting the Peak

Concerts and basketball comprise a month of madness at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC Thunder games run throughout the month, with opponents including the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. P!nk makes a stop on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour on March 23. Mercy Me visits March 30. And don’t miss the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference...

Dribbling to the Bank

For college basketball aficionados, March Madness provides ecstasy and heartbreak. For employers, it often leads to lost productivity. And for cities hosting games this month, such as Tulsa, hoops hoopla produces a sweet sound – not the thump thump of dribbles on hardwood, but the cha-ching cha-ching of cash registers … to the tune of millions of dollars. Tulsa’s BOK Center...

At the Peak

From sports to concerts, OKC’s Chesapeake Energy Arena is packed with events for all ages. The month kicks off with the Professional Bull Riders’ elite-level invitational Feb. 1-2. Enjoy adrenaline-pumping action with some of the best athletes on the planet. The Harlem Globetrotters swing by for games at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9. On Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma’s own Blake Shelton...

BOK Bounces and Rocks

The BOK Center in Tulsa enters February with a variety of concerts and events appealing to entertainment lovers of all ages. The basketball-wielding Harlem Globetrotters take on their continued rivals, the Generals, at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Tickets start at $23. Kelly Clarkson, one of the most successful American Idol alums, makes a stop on her Meaning of Life Tour with...

A Thunderous Lot of Games

The Oklahoma City Thunder, the state’s only major professional sports team, has a full slate this month at Chesapeake Energy Arena with seven games in a little more than three weeks. The Thunder host the Washington Wizards on Jan. 6, the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 8, the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 12, the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 17,...