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Sports in the COVID Era

By Stephen Hunt and Mary Willa Allen The Life of a Student Athlete Collegiate student athletes are creatures of habit, with lives featuring rigid in-season schedules on top of classes, meetings, study halls, practices and games.  However, when COVID-19 struck in mid-March, seasons were canceled, immediately sending collegiate athletes into a state of flux.  “That’s been weird for sure,” says Dylan Gardner, a...

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...

Football, soccer and rodeo

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...