ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor John Anderson will receive the Bill Teegins Award, given annually to an outstanding sportscaster with Oklahoma ties.
Anderson will be presented the award at the Warren Spahn Award Gala on Jan. 26 at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City. The banqueted is hosted by Oklahoma City's Bricktown Rotary Club and the Jim Thorpe Association.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will be presented with the Warren Spahn Award, given annually to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, at the banquet.
Before joining ESPN, Anderson was a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor at Tulsa's KOTV from 1990 to 1996 and a sports photographer and reporter at Tulsa's KTUL from 1988 to 1990. Anderson worked with the late Bill Teegins on Oklahoma City Blazers and Tulsa Oilers simulcasts in the mid-1990s.
Teegins was OSU men's basketball play-by-play announcer and sports director for KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City when he died in a 2001 plane crash along with 10 OSU basketball players and support personnel. He was inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Sports of Fame in 2001.
For more information on the banquet or tickets, visit OKCSpahnAwards.com or call Bill Hickman at (405) 605-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COWGIRLS TO FACE ILLINOIS
The No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State soccer team will play Illinois at 5 p.m. Friday in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships in Stillwater. OSU (20-1-2) advanced to the second round via its 9-1 rout last week of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Illinois (17-4-2) beat Notre Dame, which eliminated Oklahoma State from the tournament a year ago. The winner of the OSU-Illinois game will play the victor between Maryland (11-5-4) and Auburn (15-6-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday in Stillwater.
U.S. SITTING VOLLEYBALL WINS
The U.S. Men's Sitting Volleyball Team, which trains at the University of Central Oklahoma, won its third match at the Parapan American Games. The Americans beat Canada 3-1 late Tuesday. Eric Duda had 14 kills and two aces for the U.S., which was scheduled to play Costa Rica and Colombia on Wednesday. Those results were not available at press time.