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Magical Baseball Season Comes to a Close in Oklahoma City

Published in Urban Tulsa Weekly, September 2013

The summer of 2013 has been very kind to baseball fans in Oklahoma City.

With a little more than a week to play in the regular season, the OKC RedHawks find themselves sitting atop the American South division of the Pacific Coast League and in command of a destiny that includes reaching the PCL playoffs for the first time in five years.

But beyond simply winning more games than their competitors, the RedHawks have crafted one of the most memorable seasons in Oklahoma baseball history.

This season alone, the RedHawks have seen players like Jonatha...

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2013 WNBA Draft and Portraits

Skylar Diggins: Basketball’s Next Big Thing

 Published in Urban Tulsa Weekly, May 2013

Skylar Diggins could be a supermodel.

Actually, she could be a lot of things.

But Saturday she sat behind a small table, flanked by Tulsa Shock team president Steve Swetoha to her right and head coach Gary Kloppenburg to her left, and looked pensive.

It was a hectic couple of days for Diggins.  A final week of classes at the University of Notre Dame ended with bidding farewell to family, friends and the town that helped create the basketball legend she’d become...

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Conference USA Tournament a Slam Dunk for Tulsa

From March 13, 2013 edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly

With the initial tipoff of Wednesday’s Conference USA Championship Tournament opening game, the City of Tulsa began a four-day soiree that will yield an estimated $3 million in local tax revenue.

It’s not something the average citizen thinks all that much about — especially if they’re not too interested in sports — but major sporting events like this week’s tournament are as much about the reputation of their host city and potential city growth as they are about the on-field or on-court action they provide.

While the most memorable moments wi...

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Murdering Heroes: Hall of fame voters continue to hinder baseball

Already this year, without a single game being played, Major League Baseball has made history.

With the help of a select few sportswriters privileged enough to determine the destinies of some of the game’s greatest players, 2013 will mark the first year since 1960 that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America didn’t elect anyone to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Though it’s a well-known fact that many recent potential inductees enjoyed careers during baseball infamous “steroid era,” the association has undoubtedly changed the game and the tradition that accompanies it forever.

Fan fav...

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