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Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church
Oct22

Comebacks: Kansas City Royals & a local church

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Kansas City Royals begin play in Major League Baseball’s World Series tonight (Oct. 21), the first time the team has been in the series — or post-season play — since 1985. Kansas City church planter Mark Clifton draws parallels between the Royals’ resurgence and the re-launch of the Kansas City church he has led. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) — Most of us who call Kansas City home never...

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Georgia quarterback plays to ‘glorify God’
Oct20

Georgia quarterback plays to ‘glorify God’

ATHENS, Ga.—Alfred Lord Tennyson, in his poem “Locksley Hall,” wrote, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” If that is true, it surely can be said without fear of contradiction, “As autumn approaches, the fancy of both young and old turn to thoughts of gridiron contests and football frenzy.” One of the bastions of football legends and lore is Sanford Stadium in...

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Behind the Mask: Pistol Pete alum
Oct13

Behind the Mask: Pistol Pete alum

STILLWATER—”I think I’m going to be Pistol Pete,” he said as a random goal. “When people think of OSU they think of three people. They think of Boone Pickens, Pistol Pete and Barry Sanders. Well, I don’t have a million dollars, I’m not athletic, so that only leaves one option.” That became Austin Bowles’ goal starting his freshman year at Oklahoma State University (OSU). As a sophomore, Bowles tried out and was...

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Kiser’s comeback caused by prayer, encourages community
Oct06

Kiser’s comeback caused by prayer, encourages community

  SULPHUR—He is currently a freshman at East Central University (ECU). Ty Kiser may not look much different from other students on the Ada campus, but the many who know his story can say he overcame much adversity in the past few years. Kiser grew up enjoying hunting, horseback riding and especially football. His mother Janis said he had been playing football since he was in fourth grade and looked forward to playing in high...

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NFL analyst Heath Evans commits each day to God
Sep29

NFL analyst Heath Evans commits each day to God

>> by Roman Gabriel Biblical Recorder columnist Editor’s Note: The following was featured in the July 19 edition of the Biblical Recorder, the state paper for North Carolina Baptists. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Heath Evans in the third round of the 2001 National Football League (NFL) Draft. He previously played football at Auburn University, was a fullback for 10 years with the Miami Dolphins and then the New England Patriots....

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OBU enjoying successful start to football season
Sep22

OBU enjoying successful start to football season

SHAWNEE—The 2014 season has had a different start than last year for the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team. Of course, last year, the Bison were experiencing their first season on the gridiron in 73 years, concluding with a 4-7 record after an 0-5 start. Prior to facing Panhandle State University on Sept. 20, OBU was undefeated (3-0) and outscored their opponents 168-61 in those first three contests. “We knew at...

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