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Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant: Power and principle, strength and humility, skill and wisdom

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  by Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 1,000 readers across varied platforms posting or publishing my work viewed a question I posed on Facebook: “Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City?” A few dozen wrote in response. Answers were uniformly positive about the Thunder basketball star, leading with the […]

Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City?

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

  A new question to readers, from Pat McGuigan: In one sentence of 15 words or less (one word answer is ok): Is Kevin Durant the most powerful man in Oklahoma City? Why or why not? Please send your responses to: sports@city-sentinel.com

Appreciating Kevin Durant: OKC’s MVP (most valuable person) and the power of words

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – I was not initially enthusiastic about the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA franchise formerly known as the Sonics. I oppose the tax givebacks and special incentives that accompany professional sports ownership these days. Still, daily reading and watching most playoff matches these past few years […]

Dialogue Institute dinner to honor Kevin Durant and others for community service

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This will be the 10th year the Dialogue Institute has held […]

Kevin Cox gains induction into McGuinness Atheltic Hall, joined by James P. Kelly, Thomas C. Wolf, M.D., and Sarah Jane Connelly Lyssy

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City will induct four alumni at a gala ceremony on October 19 in the Commons assembly area at the school on N. Francis Avenue. Former state Rep. Kevin Cox, class of 1968, is among the […]

Smart Play: OSU’s all-star Freshman of the Year honored along with Burke, Larranaga, Izzo

From left, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State University, named Wayman Tisdale Basketball player of the year for men's NCAA basketball, greets Jason Stverak, president of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Smart, who decided late last week to return to the Cowboys squad for his sophomore season, received his award at the 2013 Devon College Basketball Awards dinner, held last week at the National Cowboy Museum. Stverak was one of the “Frosh” sponsors for the awards program. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Throughout the evening at last week’s Devon Energy College Basketball Awards, fans gently lobbied Marcus Smart, the star player for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, to stick around for a second season at the school in Stillwater. At the end of the evening, it was Michigan State University head […]

Bishop McGuinness senior, Elyse Hight recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Notre Dame.

Bishop McGuinness senior Elyse Hight signs a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Notre Dame. Front row left to right: Bishop McGuinness Head Girls Soccer coach, Sally Schmidt and Elyse Hight. Back row left to right: McGuinness Athletic Director, Gary Savely, McGuinness Head Girls Basketball coach, Shawn Clark, McGuinness Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Holly DeRousse, McGuinness Track Shot Put coach, Bryan Pierce, McGuinness Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Serai Cerano and McGuinness Principal, David Morton. Photo provided

Staff Report Bishop McGuinness senior, Elyse Hight recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Notre Dame. Elyse is the daughter of Joe and Nannette Hight of Edmond. A three year member of National Honor Society, Elyse currently serves as the club Historian. She has been an active member of […]

Anthony Davis, Mike Krzyzewski to be honored with Wayman Tisdale Awards at Cowboy Museum

County music star Toby Keith, left, hugs Regina Tisdale at the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Awards dinner in Oklahoma City. The event designates a men's college basketball player of the year, and a leading humanitarian, in honor of Regina's late husband, Wayman. This year's honorees are Anthony Davis of Kentucky and Coach Mike Kzyzewski of Duke. File Photo, The City Sentinel

Staff Report Anthony Davis of Kentucky, winner of the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award as the men’s National Freshman of the Year, will be honored Monday, April 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) chose Davis for the honor. This year’s winner of the Tisdale […]

Basketball Freshman of the Year finalists announced

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor This morning (Wednesday, February 15), the five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year award were announced. (Some fans got the word early, form a twitter release at halftime of the Ohio State vs. Minnesota basketball game on ESPN. The finalists for the honor, recognizing the […]

Stars stand atop NAIA baseball rankings

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Staff Report Oklahoma City University has been slated as the top-ranked team in NAIA baseball in the preseason coaches poll. The Stars collected four first-place votes and 481 points to make their 28th appearance as the No. 1 team in the NAIA baseball rankings since 2000 to rank second behind Lewis-Clark State (Idaho). OCU has […]

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