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Season Openers and Closers

September presents a beautiful melange of sporting activities as some seasons end and others begin. You can view the final games and matches of the baseball and soccer seasons for the Tulsa Drillers, Tulsa FC and OKC Dodgers this month. The Drillers play at home Sept. 1-4, 13-18 and 22-23 and the Tulsa FC play Sept. 7 at ONEOK Field....

Sports and Art Prevail

From art and sporting events to barrel racing and rodeos, Oklahoma is chock-full of events around the town. For art enthusiasts, visit 108 Contemporary from Aug. 5-Sept. 25 to view Kite & Natani Notah: In the Realm of Miracles. Another stop in Tulsa should be at Philbrook to view Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, on view through Sept....

Time to Get Tough

Outdoor sporting events can be found most weekday and weekend nights this summer. Prep your water bottles, sunscreen and enthusiasm for Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, rolling back into town June 10-12 in downtown Tulsa. One of Tulsa’s most beloved annual traditions, this cycling competition brings spectators front and center for three days of action as riders go head-to-head.  The Tulsa FC...

Working Hard, Raising Spirits

Top collegiate athletes don’t have to clunk helmets or make three-pointers; sometimes, elite athletes wear big hair bows and take a 15-foot spinning plunge into their teammates’ arms. Cheerleaders Caylin Cannady and Maggie Grappe often devote around 25 hours a week during football season to training and fitness. “And then we have school,” says Grappe, a pre-med student. “It’s a lot.” Grappe...

Exceeding Perceived Limitations

The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University have arguably two of the finest Big 12 College wrestling programs of all time. Coach John Smith has led the OSU Cowboys to 21 out of OSU’s 53 Conference Championships, which is more than double any other coach in the history of the program. Most recently, Smith led his squad to...

Life on Ice

Being a hockey player in Oklahoma is no easy task. Like any sport, it takes time, dedication and skill to make the cut with competitive groups around the state. Oklahoma has an array of hockey teams in different leagues and tiers, although several have come and gone throughout the years. Two prominent teams are the Tulsa Oilers – part...

Wintertime Activities

To escape the hustle and bustle of holiday stress, pop in to one of many sporting events around the state this month. In Tulsa, the Oilers are keeping up with regular season hockey games at the BOK Center. Visit Dec. 2-3, 5, 9-10, 12 and 19 to cheer on the city’s team.  In OKC, the Thunder are swiftly working through the...

Nothin’ Bad About It

One of the greatest challenges of maintaining a club sports program at a university is continuity, considering every year a new batch of potential members comes on to campus while another departs.  For the University of Oklahoma club badminton program, the challenge is no different, save for one exception: Shawn Lam. Lam, who has been involved in the sport for more...

A Bit of Everything

It’s nearly time to say goodbye to regular season baseball, but you can catch the Tulsa Drillers Sept. 1-5 at ONEOK Field. The OKC Dodgers take Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Sept. 2-7, 16-21 and 29-30. Soccer’s still kickin’ – Tulsa FC plays at ONEOK Field Sept. 8, 11 and 18, and the Energy FC storm Taft Stadium Sept. 12, 26 and...

They’ve Got it All

It may be sweltering, but that’s not stopping a bevy of sporting events from running in Oklahoma this month. As always, baseball reigns supreme. The Tulsa Drillers play July 1-4, 21-25, 27-31 at ONEOK Field, with firework finales after several games. In OKC, the Dodgers return to the field July 1-6, 15-20, 22-27 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Fear not, soccer fans...