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Red Dirt Strong

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Coleman Proctor, five-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in team roping, describes rodeo as a sport that was born out of everyday jobs. An exciting world of dedicated athletes has sprung from the tasks performed by cowboys and ranch hands. In events from bull riding and barrel racing to steer wrestling and tie-down roping, rodeo athletes use...

From Rodeos to Wrestling

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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...

Football, soccer and rodeo

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College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...

Sooner State Sports Shrines

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The exploits of Jim Thorpe, Shannon Miller and Mickey Mantle, among the highest-profile athletes in state history, are chronicled in numerous forms. However, they are not Oklahoma’s only notable sports stars, whose stories are told at a variety of museums and halls of fame. The Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City, offers a shrine...

Fun For Everyone

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Wet and wild fun is planned Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at OKC’s Riversport Rapids, with whitewater rafting, yard games, rides on the Big Water Bull and food from the Big Water Grill. Sundays are the perfect opportunity to head to Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown OKC for the Twilight Concert Series starting Aug. 4 with Red Dirt music from Wight...

Bulls, Buckskins, Bays and Baseball

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Catch the excitement when Professional Bull Riders fill Tulsa’s BOK Center for heart-pounding action Aug. 10-11. Equine competition is also on display Aug. 2-10 at Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship. Equestrians from all over the nation vie for prizes Aug. 25-Sept. 1 at the Tulsa Reining Classic at Expo Square. And...

Where Everything’s Just Brine

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Whether you’re having a cup o’ joe at Maria’s Cafe, a cold one at the Cimarron Saloon or a look-see at the city museum, you have the Freedom to step back in time in Oklahoma’s smallest city. “Freedom takes you back to the old days,” says Roger Gagnon, manager of the Cargill solar salt plant seven miles west. “It’s where...

All Things Equestrian

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The Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals gallops into State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and features some of the world’s foremost youth riders and their Arabian horses July 21-27. Tulsa’s Expo Square plays host July 23-28 to the American Buckskin 32nd Annual World Championship, along with the Route 66 Morgan Horse Classic from July 25 to 27. Both offer numerous...