In popular culture, singing karaoke is usually the latest in a night full of bad decisions. After all, most of us wouldn't exactly volunteer to take to belt out Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" on a job interview.
That wasn't the case last week, however, as head coach Bill Blankenship and the Tulsa offensive line entertained a group of patients at Tulsa's Cancer Treatment Centers of America last week. As he told the Tulsa World, the visit was inspired by Blankenship's own bout with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the 1980's. "I went through about nine months of chemotherapy and surgery, and ... I'm pretty dang healthy. There are a lot of us survivors out there, and we don't want it to be a secret. ... We understand what you're going through."
"We do things like this all the time. Coach Blankenship's really for going out with the public and helping people that are in need," said junior guard Blake Alexander. When the team was in Memphis, Tenn., "we went to St. Jude (Children's) Hospital, and that was a good experience. I always like to put a group together. ... We like to have fun with it."
So now the questions is, which Conference USA offensive line has more talent - Tulsa or Louisiana Tech?