Sports matters so much more than the final score. Jenni Carlson has spent her career showing how sports acts as the connecting influence to make the world a better place. This is why we love sports.

What Oklahoma sports fans have to be thankful for during the holiday season

Sports Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

You already know that these are tough times in our neck of the sports woods. The Thunder is wounded. The Sooners have disappointed. The Cowboys are struggling. But it’s Thanksgiving week, and that means we’re contractually...

How the Sooners help one family fight cancer

Sports Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

COMMENTARY — William McClendon is waging the fight of his life at OU Children’s Hospital. The school that his family loves is now trying to save his life, while its football team brings them even closer together.

How McGuinness' Zack Tillotson learned to excel at football despite missing hand and lower arm

Sports Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

McGuinness offensive lineman Zack Tillotson was born without his left hand and part of his lower left arm, but he hasn’t let that stop him from playing sports. On Friday, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound guard will anchor an...

The best season ever

Sports Published: Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Why one season of T-ball meant the world to one Edmond family

Meet Fay Bailey -- the Thunder's Blue Angel

Sports Published: Sun, Oct 27, 2013

Want more proof of how the Thunder has captivated Oklahomans? Meet Fay Bailey, the 92-year-old pie lady of Choctaw.

Paddle People becoming a fixture at Cowboys football games

Sports Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

OSU PADDLE PEOPLE — The group started informally in the 1990s but really took off in the early 2000s. Now, the OSU Paddle People are nearly 200 strong. If you’ve ever been to a game in Stillwater or watched one on TV,...

What it means to be a friend

Sports Published: Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Keegan Erbst from being part of the team

Taking care of the man who once cared for him

Sports Published: Thu, Oct 10, 2013

Under the Friday night lights, Anthony McLeod is a starting running back for Coyle High. But the rest of the time, the 17-year-old nicknamed Woodle is the primary caretaker of his disabled grandfather.

Life-saving meds cheat Roger Wenzel out of competing

Sports | Published: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Roger Wenzel has Parkinson's disease, a condition that slowly destroys brain cells controlling muscle function. To manage the disease, the 64-year-old grandfather from Yukon takes numerous prescription medications. Among them is...

Kindness can be found anywhere on depth chart

Sports | Published: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

The OU defensive tackle wanted to make a difference, so he reached out to Keegan Erbst and his Sequoyah Middle School friends.

Quadriplegic chasing a NASCAR dream

Sports Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Pointing a sensor attached to his NASCAR hat at the screen by tilting his head this way and that, he designs paint schemes for race cars.

Brie's hero

Sports Updated: Thu, Mar 31, 2011

NORMAN — Hunter Olson dwarfs his older sister, Brie. He's a foot taller. He's a few dozen pounds heavier.