Late OU star Tisdale honored
ARDMORE, Okla. -- A $20 million health clinic that will be built in Oklahoma will be named after former Sooners basketball star Wayman Tisdale.
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents voted Wednesday to name the facility the University of Oklahoma Wayman Tisdale Health Center. It will be built in Tisdale's hometown of Tulsa, where he died on May 15 at the age of 44, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Tisdale played for the Sooners for three seasons and in 1983 became the first freshman to be a first-team All-American since freshmen were allowed to play again in the 1971-72 season.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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