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Tisdales mourn death of ‘great man’
A jazz musician who recorded eight albums, Wayman Tisdale died while in the midst of a national concert tour. This week, he was scheduled to perform three shows — In Seattle on...
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Sooner great Wayman Tisdale wore a smile to the end
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Wayman Tisdale: Family appreciates support from nation
05/18/2009 TULSA -- During a Monday press conference at the Friendship Baptist Church, family members spoke publicly for the first time since the death of Wayman...
Oklahoma House honors Wayman Tisdale
05/18/2009 The Oklahoma House has honored the life of former Oklahoma and NBA star Wayman Tisdale with a resolution that acknowledges his accomplishments.
Wayman Tisdale brought change
05/17/2009 Wayman Tisdale arrived on the OU campus in August 1982 amid much fanfare. But don’t overestimate the euphoria. Remember, he was a basketball player....
Collected Wisdom: Wayman Tisdale
05/17/2009 We always intended to sit down with Wayman Tisdale and interview the basketball legend and jazz superstar for our "Collected Wisdom” series....
Memorial service set for Wayman Tisdale
05/17/2009 A public memorial service has been scheduled for former Oklahoma basketball great and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale’s service will be held...
Wayman Tisdale: 'Biggest heart ... biggest smile'
05/16/2009 Wayman Tisdale sat in the OU sports information office one night after study hall, practicing a speech. All these years later, Cindy Cloutier, then an...
Readers react to Wayman Tisdale's death
05/16/2009 Reaction to the death of Wayman Tisdale: God’s basketball team just received their star player. — Greg Cole, Blair Wayman was a great ambassador...
Quotes on Wayman Tisdale
05/16/2009 "Oklahoma has lost one of its most beloved sons. Wayman Tisdale was a hero both on and off the basketball court. Wayman played at OU during the time I...
To the end, Wayman Tisdale was an inspiration
05/16/2009 The gray-haired, one-legged man just had to meet Wayman Tisdale. He knew, of course, that the big fellow sitting in an exam room had been a basketball...
Wayman Tisdale: Tubbs family lost one of their own
05/16/2009 Tommy Tubbs tried to speak, but couldn’t. There were too many tears, too much pain. When cancer conquered 44-year-old Wayman Tisdale on Friday morning,...
Wayman Tisdale: By the numbers
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Music world lost a star in Wayman Tisdale
05/16/2009 Known as a stellar bass player, Wayman Tisdale’s discography totals eight studio albums. He released his debut 1995 CD "Power Forward” for...
Wayman Tisdale: The Timeline
05/16/2009 A life full of smiles, challenges and big-time accomplishments →June 9, 1964: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale is born in Tulsa. →March 15, 1982: Tisdale...
Wayman Tisdale led Hornets to title as a junior
05/16/2009 Wayman Tisdale played three seasons on Booker T. Washington’s varsity basketball team.
He led the Hornets to the state championship in 1981, his junior...
Oklahoman columnist to host radio show about Wayman Tisdale's music career
05/16/2009 Mi-Ling Stone Poole will have an exclusive conversation with Tulsa saxophonist, Eldredge Jackson, the last artist to be produced by superstar and bassist...
Memorial service set for Wayman Tisdale
05/16/2009 A public memorial service has been scheduled for former Oklahoma basketball great and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale.
According to the Web site of Biglow...
Oklahoma basketball great Wayman Tisdale dies
05/15/2009 Wayman Tisdale had a way with making an impression, often initiated with his signature broad smile.
Even in death, Tisdale’s influence seemed to grow...
Former Sooner Tisdale changes his tunes Hoop star makes mark in contemporary jazz
07/08/2001 NEW YORK - Wayman Tisdale was an All-America basketball star at Oklahoma, part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1984 Olympics and a 12-year NBA veteran...
Tisdale Enjoys Triumphant Return Ex-Sooner Feels Like Kid Again
10/16/1994 For the second time in his life, Wayman Tisdale has experienced love at first sight. Tisdale initially was smitten his junior year at Tulsa's Booker T....
Tisdale Tunes Former OU Basketball Star Focuses on Career as Jazz Musician
12/16/1998 Wayman Tisdale was once a basketball player. Three times an All-American at Oklahoma, a first-round selection in the NBA draft, a U.S. Olympic athlete. He...
Get well, Wayman
09/15/2008 Get well, Wayman.
The words are so simple, and yet, they are exactly what Wayman Tisdale needs right now.
Three weeks ago today, the basketball...
NBA players inspired by Wayman Tisdale’s courage
04/08/2009 One by one, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder stopped their halftime warmup of a tight NBA game and walked over to the man sitting on the front...
Thunder notebook: Wayman Tisdale honored
04/08/2009 Tisdale honored Oklahoma basketball legend Wayman Tisdale received a standing ovation when he was presented with the Thunder Community Hero award after the...
Ex-Sooner Wayman Tisdale selected for Hall
04/03/2009 The legend of Wayman Tisdale delivers vast descriptions. Basketball star. Jazz great. Cancer survivor. Thursday brought a new superlative: Hall of Famer....
Wayman Tisdale plans return to the road in January
12/18/2008 Wayman Tisdale knew his cancer was bad the day the music stopped. Even though the basketball legend is identified in these parts mostly for his sport, his...
With a new leg, Tisdale taking steps to recovery
10/22/2008 Wayman Tisdale hiked up his black gym shorts and showed off his prosthetic right leg.
His crimson and cream leg.
The massive carbon fiber sleeve that fits...
Star athlete, jazz musician kicks off tour this weekend
04/18/2008 Former NBA star and jazz guitarist Wayman Tisdale kicks off a tour in support of his upcoming release "Rebound” with opening shows today in Tulsa and...
Griffin to wear No. 23 for OU
Tisdale ‘really cool' about number being worn again
05/15/2007 NORMAN — When he was asked by Oklahoma basketball coach Jeff Capel what jersey number he'd like to wear next season, Blake Griffin had a couple different...
Tisdale entertains OU fans
11/12/2000 NORMAN - In recent years, the annual Tip-In Club banquet has had a national flavor with Dick Vitale and Billy Packer as featured speakers. This year,...
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