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NFL’s Watson: ‘Changed hearts’ can heal racial divide
Dec14

NFL’s Watson: ‘Changed hearts’ can heal racial divide

>> by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS assistant director of news & information NEW ORLEANS (BP)—Race is an issue that continues to divide, said New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson during a book signing at the LifeWay campus store at New Orleans Seminary (NOBTS). The solution is “changed hearts” in Christ, Watson said. The event fell on Nov. 24, the one-year anniversary of the ruling in the racially charged Ferguson, Mo.,...

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3-day bike trek spotlights Cooperative Program
Dec07

3-day bike trek spotlights Cooperative Program

>> by Jean Bihn  AZSBC writer YUMA, Ariz. (BP)—Eight men. Sixteen wheels. 182 miles. One objective—to draw attention to the Cooperative Program’s (CP) vital work. Decked out in matching blue and white cycling jerseys, an eight-man team began a grueling three-day, 182-mile bicycle ride Nov. 9 from the site of the 2016 Arizona Southern Baptist Convention (AZSBC) annual meeting, Palm Vista Church in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise....

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Lady Bison receive at-large berth to NCCAA Nationals
Nov30

Lady Bison receive at-large berth to NCCAA Nationals

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) makes its first appearance at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Volleyball National Championship with an at-large berth. OBU is seeded fourth in the eight-team field, heading to the tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., with a 23-12 record. The Lady Bison open pool play against No. 5 and host Warner at 1 p.m. (Central) Thurs., Dec. 3, and continue that day against...

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Prayer prevails on the playing field
Nov23

Prayer prevails on the playing field

Prayer in athletics remains a hot topic today. Two recent examples involve a high school football coach in the state of Washington and, here in Oklahoma, an overturned policy that prevented prayer offered during high school football playoff games. Joe Kennedy is an assistant high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash. who has made a tradition of praying on the field after every game. Kennedy has been put on administrative leave...

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OBU women’s basketball previews
Nov19

OBU women’s basketball previews

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) women’s basketball meets a new league and a new level of competition this year with a proven veteran team. How that translates in the Great American Conference (GAC) and NCAA Division II plays out this season. “I think the GAC is very competitive all the way across the board,” said OBU Coach Casi Bays. “Every game will be a challenge for us, and we’ll have to prove ourselves and work hard....

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OBU men’s basketball previews
Nov19

OBU men’s basketball previews

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) begins its first men’s basketball season with a new coach, a new schedule and almost an entirely new roster. Incoming Head Coach Quinn Wooldridge, a Hall of Fame Bison, made his big splash on Bison Hill earning Freshman of the Year honors in 1995. Twenty years later he brings a lot of experience to OBU’s freshman year in the Great American Conference. “I’ve been back here several times, came...

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