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Tulsa narrowly beats Memphis 58-57

Jan. 17, 2021 6:42 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rey Idowu made 1 of 2 free throws, followed with a jump shot, Tulsa took the lead with 4:48 left and went on to hold off Memphis 58-57 on Sunday. DeAndre Williams' layup with two seconds left pulled the Tigers within a point but they ran out of time. Elijah Joiner posted 16 points to...

FILE - In this  Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 file photo, Alfre Woodard arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 of a once-thriving African American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition during America's reckoning over police brutality and racial violence. Emmy Award-winning actress and Tulsa native Alfre Woodard and U.S. Sen. James Lankford both delivered remarks via video to a small crowd that gathered in chilly, snowy weather at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

Jan. 1, 2021 6:18 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Friday of a once-thriving African American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition during America's reckoning over police brutality and racial violence. Emmy Award-winning actress and Tulsa...

Mississippi State linebacker Aaron Brule (3) hits Tulsa safety TieNeal Martin (7) on the facemask during a postgame fight after Mississippi State's win in the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Brawl mars Mississippi State's Armed Forces win over Tulsa

Dec. 31, 2020 11:27 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that broke out Thursday shortly after the Armed...

Pinzan leads No. 21 South Florida women over Tulsa 63-35

Dec. 30, 2020 9:31 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Elisa Pinzan made 3 of 5 from 3-point range and had 13 points to help No. 21 South Florida beat Tulsa 63-35 on Wednesday night. Pinzan finished 5 of 9 from the field and had four assists and two steals. The Bulls (6-1, 3-0 American) won their fifth straight and third straight road game...

Tulsa's Elijah Joiner is guarded by Houston's Marcus Sasser during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw)

Rachal's late free throws lift Tulsa past No. 5 Houston

Dec. 30, 2020 12:48 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Frank Haith has coached various teams to some huge wins over the years, and he wanted everyone to know how much Tulsa's gritty performance against unbeaten No. 5 Houston meant to his team. “This one was special,” Haith said of Tulsa's 65-64 win on Tuesday night....

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) defends during an NCAA football game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Rose was selected as the Big 12 defensive player of the year.  (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards

Dec. 24, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Iowa State running back Breece Hall and linebacker Mike Rose are The Associated Press Big 12 offensive and defensive players of the year after the Cyclones' best conference season ever also earned Matt Campbell coach of the year honors. The Big 12 runner-up Cyclones will play in a New Year's Six bowl for the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 4, 2004 file photo, living survivor of the 1923 violence in Rosewood, Fla., Robie Allenetta Mortin, is comforted by Florida Rep. Ed Jennings Jr. after he unveiled the Rosewood, Florida Historical marker at a dedication ceremony. On Jan. 1, 1923, a white woman in the neighboring community of Sumner alleged that she had been attacked in her home by an unidentified Black man, according to a 1993 report written by five scholars for the Florida Board of Regents. As the news of the woman’s report spread to the white community, violence broke out. A Black church was burned, and then days later, a mob of at least 100 white people “gathered and watched” the burning of the remaining structures in the Black part of Rosewood. (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Reparations after Fla. massacre a model, descendants say

Dec. 24, 2020 12:04 PM EST

(RNS) — As each new year approaches, Ebony Pickett looks back to the dark history of the massacre that began in the little-known majority-Black enclave in Rosewood, Florida, on Jan. 1, 1923. Pickett, descended from residents of Rosewood, feels the legacy of the massacre in personal ways. She was one of the...

Williams lifts Tulsa past Southwestern Christian 102-45

Dec. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Keshawn Williams had 20 points as Tulsa easily beat Southwestern Christian 102-45 on Wednesday night. Brandon Rachal had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Tulsa (4-3). Emmanuel Ugboh added 11 points. Darien Jackson had 11 points. It was the first time this season Tulsa scored at least 100...

FILE - Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins (23) runs back an interception for a score against South Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla., in this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, file photo. Zaven Collins is a small-town player with big-time talent. He was overlooked after a stellar high school career in Hominy, Okla., a town with about 3,500 people. He’s got the nation’s attention now -- the 6-foot-4, 260-pound linebacker is a finalist for the Butkus and Nagurski Awards. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Tulsa LB Zaven Collins wins Nagurski Trophy

Dec. 23, 2020 2:56 PM EST

Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins has won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy honoring the nation’s best defensive player. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Collins totaled 54 tackles and 11.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions. The junior had three sacks against Oklahoma State. Two of his interceptions were...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against San Diego State on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

Shrunken bowl season makes it more important to watch'em all

Dec. 22, 2020 11:44 AM EST

Well, hope you're happy, Mr. (or Miss) There Are Too Many Bowls guy (or gal). This long season through a pandemic has whittled the bowl lineup from the 43 games that were originally scheduled to fewer than 30. That's a lot less college football and there is no reason to be happy about it. Most of us will miss the...