We get our game on in this mid-October edition. (In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a big game Oct. 27 when Notre Dame visits OU.)
IKE’S WOUNDED KNEE: Joe Medina, head football coach at Tulsa’s Cascia Hall High School, goes back to 1912, when the Dwight Eisenhower-led Army team played Jim Thorpe’s Carlisle Indian School.
THE TULSA IRISH: Notre Dame junior—and This Land intern—Claire Spears enlightens on the very Tulsa-sounding campus in South Bend.
CIVILITY IN AMERICAN POLITICS: In the spirit of bipartisanship, University of Oklahoma President David Boren throws up a political “Hail, Mary!” while his Notre Dame counterpart, President John I. Jenkins, lays out a playbook for the Golden Rule.
ROCKET TO THE MOON: Holly Wall profiles surprise Congressional candidate Jim Bridenstine.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A CHOCTAW WITCH KILLER: We revisit Solomon Hotema’s early 1900s murder of three Choctaw Indians via press accounts from the University of Oklahoma’s Western History Collections.