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Bison football eyes improvement in 2016
Sep05

Bison football eyes improvement in 2016

SHAWNEE, Okla.—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) enters its second year against Division II opponents a little bit wiser, a lot more experienced and ready to improve. “I’d say that we definitely figured out what we need to do to be more competitive in the NCAA level,” said OBU Coach Chris Jensen. “We know we have to improve our depth up front. You play five starters, but you need to have at least nine guys you’re comfortable playing....

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OBU softball prepare for NCAA play
Feb09

OBU softball prepare for NCAA play

SHAWNEE—Picked last in the Great American Conference (GAC), Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU)may have a few tricks up its sleeve as they transition to the NCAA and the GAC schedule. The team features a deep pitching staff and what is expected to be a strong defense. “Our pitching and defense are strengths,” said OBU head coach Pam Fink. “That’s not to say we didn’t do well offensively this fall, but I think looking at it overall...

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OBU baseball prepare for NCAA play
Feb09

OBU baseball prepare for NCAA play

SHAWNEE—The 2016 version of Bison baseball includes a new league, different postseason opportunities and a reconstructed roster that leaves Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) putting together a puzzle without the benefit of the box top. “I don’t think we’ll know the full impact of going into the NCAA until the season is over,” said OBU Coach Bobby Cox. “We have a lot of question marks going in. We had a good group of seniors and we...

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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 wins third-straight Learfield Sports Cup
Jun22

OBU wins third-straight Learfield Sports Cup

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) claimed its third consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup as the best overall athletics program in the NAIA, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Thursday. OBU, in its final season in the NAIA, won the Cup by one of the narrowest margins in the history of the award’s standings. “It’s very gratifying to get this third Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in our...

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