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DOUGHERTY: Major college tourney time starts Wednesday for Oklahomans

March 18, 2013

It all starts Wednesday at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

That's when the University of Tulsa, which drew a bid in the relatively unknown College Basketball Invitational Tournament, kicks major-college tourney action off for Oklahoma fans. The Golden Hurricane goes on the road to challenge the Wright State University Raiders of Dayton, Ohio. Wright State is a member of the Horizon Conference. Though the team nickname is the Raiders, the logo usually features a wolf.

No TV coverage has been anounced for the game.

DOUGHERTY: Spring and ping are in the air

March 15, 2013

I love spring because with it comes the warmer weather, fresh possibilities and the eternal optimism that comes with a new baseball season.

Yes, I am a baseball fanatic, but I hate the pinging sound of aluminum bats. The trend for some colleges and summer leagues is a switch to new composite bats, but the great majority of youth leagues still hang on to their “traditions” of the past 30 years or so and the supposed cost savings of using aluminum bats.

DOUGHERTY: Mullin to have phone conference with journalists

March 12, 2013

News Editor Ken Milam and I hope to participate in Congressman Markwayne Mullin's telephone conference call with members of the media scheduled for Friday morning.

Mullin, a Westville Republican who represents Oklahoma's 2nd District, will give a brief update on legislative activities as well as the work his office is doing on behalf of the district, according to Angie Gallant, a member of Mullin's staff.

The congressman then will open the floor for questions, she said.

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