Emig and Haisten, episode 21: Plenty of excitement for sports junkies in this great sports state
Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor has been named interim dean of the University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business, effective July 1, the university announced Wednesday.
TU women’s golf postponed again
Zaven Collins' life changed on July 22, 2016. Now, he is the unassuming star of a TU football team during a surprise turnaround season, a big-bodied linebacker from a small town in line for national recognition and on the verge of an NFL career.
Collins emerged as the top defensive player in college football last year, shining in the biggest moments to elevate his draft stock.
"The true native peoples of where I reside in northeastern Oklahoma are those whose ancestors originally inhabited the land, and from whom it was stolen, with the Caddo, Osage and Wichita most often identified as being indigenous," said Tulsa resident Bobbie Henderson.
Pritchard, one of the top in-state players this past season, signed with the Hurricane after receiving a release from Tennessee Tech so he could attend college closer to home.
Philip Montgomery is as Texan as a Texan can be, and yet by this time next year, he will have been in Oklahoma longer than he was in any Texas community.
TU will conclude spring practice Tuesday but will first showcase the team with an open scrimmage for fans Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Best known to the public for his four years in Congress from eastern Oklahoma's 2nd District, Carson has legitimate academic credentials. He grew up in Jenks, earned his bachelor's degree at Baylor University with Phi Beta Kappa honors, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Virginia, teaching courses in national security and the public sector.
Carson grew up in Jenks and represented Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District from 2001-05.
A versatile 6-foot-7 forward from Overland Park, Kansas, Horne was an exciting player for two seasons at TU, averaging 10.6 points and five rebounds.
After having not recruited him originally, TU gets Anthony Pritchard — the best basketball senior in the Tulsa area.
“I think I did great,” Collins said. “I left everything out there on the field. Whatever happens happens.”