U.S. Senior Open tickets on sale
Advance tickets for single-day rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship at Oak Tree National in Edmond are now available to the public. Practice rounds are scheduled July 7-9, and championship rounds are July 10-13.
Practice round tickets are $20 per day. Championship round tickets are $45 per day. A weekly ticket package is $125. Tickets give access to the championship grounds and free parking. Tickets can be purchased at www.2014ussenioropen.com or at Buy for Less and Uptown grocery stores.
BOOMER WEEKEND STARTS FRIDAY
The Oklahoma athletic department is having an event triathlon Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Norman. Sooner fans will receive a punch card that can be validated at checkpoints at various athletic event sites throughout the weekend; after five punches, fans will receive a free ticket to the OU spring football game, scheduled for April 12. Fans will also qualify for a grand prize drawing, which includes the use of a 10-person suite and VIP fan experience during the spring game.
Events Friday are an OU softball game at 4:30 p.m.; men’s tennis at 5; a baseball game at 6; and women’s gymnastics at 6:45. Saturday’s schedule includes the Big 12 Wrestling Tournament, which runs all day; a baseball game at 2 p.m.; and a softball doubleheader at 4 and 6:30. Sunday’s schedule is baseball at noon; men’s tennis at noon; a softball game at 12:30 p.m.; and men’s gymnastics at 4.
Participating fans need to be registered through Sooners Rewards at http://rewards.soonersports.com.
ON THE DOCKET
•Due to inclement weather, Oklahoma’s scheduled baseball game Tuesday against Abilene Christian has been moved to 3 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Park in Norman. The Sooners and Wildcats will play 6 p.m. Wednesday as scheduled. OU will then host Rutgers for a three-game series at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.
•The Central Oklahoma men’s basketball team will play its final home game of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hamilton Field House, taking on Missouri Western in the first round of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Tournament. The winner advances to Friday’s quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo., against Fort Hays State (Kan.). UCO is 17-9 this season. Missouri Western is 11-15.
DEVILS DOWN OSU
Arizona State pitcher Ryan Kellogg trailed early but rebounded for a stellar game to help the Sun Devils beat Oklahoma State 6-1 late Sunday on the last day of the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Ariz. Kellogg gave up a run on two hits in five innings. He walked three — all in the second inning that led to the Cowboys’ only run — and struck out 10 in a game that was delayed by rain. OSU (10-2) will host Grambling State at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
•Mark Arcobello of the Oklahoma City Barons was named the American Hockey League Player of the Week. The veteran forward, who is expected to return this week to the Edmonton Oilers, had seven points over three weekend wins at the Cox Center.
•Kirubel Erassa of Oklahoma State was named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association National Male co-Athlete of the Week. Erassa became the first OSU athlete to win three individual indoor conference championships at the same meet. He won the 5,000-meter run, the mile and 3,000 last weekend to help the Cowboys win the Big 12 Indoor Championships.
•Semar Farris of Mid-America Christian University was named Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year. Farris led the Evangels in points (20.2 average), assists (140), steals (83) and 3-pointers (66). ... Yvonte Neal of Oklahoma City U. was chosen as Sooner Conference Women’s co-Player of the Year after averaging 16.0 points per game, and Casi Bays of Oklahoma Baptist was named Coach of the Year. She led the Bison to a 25-5 regular season record. The league’s Freshman of the Year was former Midwest City standout Adrianna White, who averaged 15.0 points a game for Southwestern Christian.
From Staff Reports