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Volney Meece, a native of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, joined the Oklahoman and Times sports department in 1950, serving as a sports columnist from 1952 until his retirement in 1991. He was Sports Writer of the Year in 1962, received the College Sports Information Directors Association “Jake Wade Award” in 1974 for contributions to college athletics and in 1990, won the “Contributor to Amateur Football Award” from the Oklahoma chapter of the National Football foundation. He was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 1971, and served as that organization’s executive director from 1973 until his death in 1995.