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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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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ doesn’t stoop on character
Sep15

‘When the Game Stands Tall’ doesn’t stoop on character

Football season is upon us. Throughout the next three months, many will be enjoying the gridiron action live and through multiple television broadcasts. For many years, I have commemorated the start of football season by watching one of my all-time favorite movies, “Rudy.” However, this year, I chose a different flick. “When the Game Stands Tall” stars Jim Caviezel, known for portraying Jesus in “The...

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OBU Football starts season with a road win
Sep08

OBU Football starts season with a road win

WINFIELD, Kan.—What a difference a year made for the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team. After seven turnovers led to a 26-22 opening day loss to Southwestern (Kan.) College in 2013, the Bison posted a 47-17 win Sat., Aug. 30 to start the 2014 campaign against the Moundbuilders. OBU turned the ball over just once, and that on a deep throw down the field late in the first half. The Bison got a Zack Bishop fumble recovery...

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