The University of Tulsa is one of two schools the Big 12 Conference has added as an affiliate member for the sport of rowing beginning with the 2024-25 academic year, the league announced today.
Tulsa and Old Dominion will join UCF, Kansas, Kansas State and West Virginia in the Big 12 Conference.
“We are excited to announce Tulsa as an affiliate member in rowing,” Big 12 Vice President for Women’s Basketball & Competition Dayna Scherf said. “The addition of Golden Hurricane rowing supports the continued growth of women’s sports across our Conference. We look forward to welcoming the Tulsa rowing coaches, student-athletes and fans to Big 12 competition.”
By Rarchar S. Tortorello, Managing Editor, CityNewsTulsa
In a stirring display of determination and advocacy, Women for Tulsa is set to galvanize the community with an event that’s more than just a gathering—it’s a movement. The group is hosting a noteworthy event featuring Riley Gaines, Ambassador at the Independent Women’s Forum and a celebrated 12-time NCAA All-American Swimmer.
This event, which is free to all ages and the public, is scheduled for February 9, 2024, at the Cove at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa and represents a clarion call for action.
Gaines, a symbol of determination and perseverance, is the group’s chosen face to inspire young women and men to stand for their beliefs. According to Julie Woolslayer, co-spokeswoman of Women for Tulsa, Riley’s message is clear and universal: “Protect women’s sports, protect women’s spaces. This message transcends political boundaries and should resonate with liberals, conservatives, and moderates alike.”
This past week the top homeschool football teams from across the country descended on Florida to compete to take home the trophy. Hosted by the National Homeschool Football Association (NHFA), qualifying teams from Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri made their way out to Panama City Beach to compete for the win.
Ryan Chapman as published on SI.com is one of many writers to praise the 2022 Oklahoma University Softball Team writing that the “Sooners closed the year as the best team to ever take the field.”
The praise is justified.
“Oklahoma dominated in the early stages of the season, breezing through the Mark Campbell Invitational where Bahl fanned 14 UCLA Bruins, as well as conquering the Mary Nutter Classic despite a welcome befitting of a world renowned rock band,” Chapman wrote.