2012

Okies too much on this night

By Nick Gholson Sunday, June 10, 2012 Waiting in a lunch line Friday, I asked Jim Garfield if his Texas team was going to win the Oil Bowl. He just smiled and said “yes.” It wasn’t exactly a Joe Namath-like guarantee, but I also didn’t expect the Rider coach to predict a Texas loss.

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Kuykendall has vivid memories of 1st game

Nick Gholson June 9, 2012 C. F. Kuykendall played in the Oil Bowl eight years before I was born. And that’s a long, long time ago.  I am now one of those oldies but goodies.  They let me hit from the senior tees. Kuykendall has been doing that for more than a quarter of a…

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75 Years and Counting – Oil Bowl celebrates major milestone today

By Zach Duncan Saturday, June 9, 2012 The Oil Bowl celebrates its 75th anniversary tonight, and Texas coach Jim Garfield’s offense will feature an offensive relic older than the game’s existence. Just like he has done at Rider, Garfield’s Texas squad will periodically sprinkle in the single wing tonight at Memorial Stadium. “They’re fired up…

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Our Opinion: Game celebrates 75 years of devotion to kids

Times Record News Friday, June 8, 2012 The first Wichita Falls Times story on the birth of the Oil Bowl read: “The game conceived by Henry Ford, Wichita Falls hotel owner and Shriner, will bring outstanding Class B football stars and two brilliant coaches to Coyote Stadium each year to play a game that will…

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A Donation From The Heart

By Ted Buss Friday, June 8, 2012 Begging sports fans for support rarely works. It’s like the great Yogi Berra once said, “If people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s gonna stop them.” To plead is to lose every time. Attempting to shame someone into a positive action does not work either,…

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Wilson ready to shine at Oil Bowl

By Nick Gholson Thursday, June 7, 2012 Sheldon Wilson admits he cried during his first day of football practice. He was only 6 years old. Ever since then, he has left the opposition crying in their Gatorade. Oklahoma’s Offensive Player of the Year set a state record with 7,774 yards rushing in his four years…

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JOSEPH LESTER GOLDING

By Nick Gholson WF Times Rcord News Some may argue about how he did it. But no one can argue with what he did. Joseph Lester Golding was one hell of a football coach. In his 15 seasons as head coach at Wichita Falls High School (1947-1961), Golding’s Coyotes were an amazing 152-22-2. They won…

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