OU softball banquet Feb. 1
The Oklahoma softball program will host its annual Meet the Team Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
Coach Patty Gasso will give a preview of the season, while a silent auction and player autographs also part of the event.
The banquet at the Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman is open to the public. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Barbara Stemm of OU's Diamond Club at (405) 799-8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting OU Director of Operations Sharon Bell at (405) 325-8377 email@example.com.
Tickets should be purchased by Wednesday, Jan. 25.
OSU's Chionuma honored
Oklahoma State wrestler Chris Chionuma was named the national wrestler of the week by TheMat.com for his performance against No. 10 Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa in Sunday's dual in Stillwater.
Chionuma, ranked No. 15 nationally at 184 pounds, upset the All-American Lofthouse, 3-2, tying the team score at 12 and propelling the Cowboys (8-0) to an 18-12 victory.
Pro indoor soccer team coming to Tulsa
The Professional Arena Soccer League has awarded an expansion franchise to Tulsa.
The Tulsa Revolution will begin play for the 2013-14 season. An official with the Tulsa Convention Center told the Tulsa World that no home dates are penciled in as of now for the Revolution, but added there should not be a scheduling conflict once games dates are released.
The regular-season PASL schedule begins in November and ends in February. Tulsa will most likely be part of the Central Division with three Texas teams and either Chicago or Rockford, Ill., or possibly both.
Owner Adam Mellor is no stranger to the soccer business. Tulsa had a team in the American Indoor Soccer League in the 2007-08 season. However, the league folded after that season.
Oklahoma sophomore Erica Brewer earned Big 12 gymnast of the week honors, and senior Brie Olson was named co-Big 12 specialist of the week for their efforts in OU's win at Arizona State. ... The American Hockey League, where the Oklahoma City Barons play, is discontinuing the use of hybrid icing starting with Friday's games because the NHL hasn't adopted the rule.