Tahlequah Daily Press

College Sports

August 13, 2013

Tulsa to trot out dog as new sideline mascot

State briefs

TULSA — The University of Tulsa has a new fuzzy mascot that reflects its Golden Hurricane nickname.

It’s not a student in a costume but a golden retriever, who will be roaming the football sidelines starting with the Sept. 7 home opener against Colorado State.

Goldie is nearly five months old and the Tulsa World reports she’ll make her first public appearance on Aug. 21 at a Tulsa Drillers baseball game. ONEOK Field has a “Bark in the Park” promotion that day.

Goldie will sniff her way around pre-game tailgate parties and serve as a TU ambassador at other functions, too.

She’s the first live mascot the school has had in decades.

ORU releases basketball schedule

TULSA — Oral Roberts University has released its 2013-14 college basketball schedule that includes games with cross-town rival Tulsa, Bit 12 member Kansas State and 2013 Final Four team Wichita State.

The schedule released Monday shows ORU hosting exhibition games on Nov. 2 against Northwood and Nov. 6 against Rogers State.

The regular season opener will be Nov. 10 at Tulsa followed by a trip to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State on Nov. 13. The Golden Eagles play Wichita State on Dec. 7. The schedule also includes a Dec. 30 game at Baylor of the Big 12.

ORU’s home opener is Nov. 16 against Texas State.

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