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Gillespie remembered by Clemson’s Dabo Swinney
Apr08

Gillespie remembered by Clemson’s Dabo Swinney

VILLA RICA, Ga. (BP)—Frank Irvin Gillespie’s last year playing football at Clemson was 1949—20 years before Dabo Swinney, coach of the university’s national championship football team, was born. However, Coach Swinney called Gillespie’s son Frank the day after his dad died to offer his condolences—a call evidencing that Gillespie’s influence at Clemson is legendary and still being felt nearly 70 years after his last football game....

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OBU trackster helps others clear hurdles
Apr01

OBU trackster helps others clear hurdles

SHAWNEE—Recently the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) men and women’s track and field teams won the national title at the NCCAA National Championship in Houghton, New York. Among the team was junior english education major, Dakota Kappelle who mostly competes in hurdling events. Being able to compete in New York his first year, he said, was a great experience. “New York was just amazing,” he said. “I know not too many teams get that...

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OKC, Northwest’s Spring Break sports camp serves city
Mar25

OKC, Northwest’s Spring Break sports camp serves city

Spring Break is a popular time for mission trips and service projects among church youth groups. For the past 19 years, Oklahoma City, Northwest, has taken the time off from school and served the children of the Oklahoma City area. Champs Camp is a popular destination for those not on the beach or in the mountains for Spring Break. One would quickly know why many chose to spend their Spring Break at Oklahoma City, Northwest after...

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Manning gives inspiring message at OBU’s Green & Gold Gala
Mar18

Manning gives inspiring message at OBU’s Green & Gold Gala

Oklahoma Baptist University believes strongly in the quality and value of an OBU education. As such, the University continually strives to provide more funds in scholarships for students, with the hope that no student who desires to attend OBU will be unable to do so for financial reasons. With that goal in mind, the University hosts the Green and Gold Gala, an annual event with the sole purpose of raising funds for student...

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The wages of ‘March Madness’
Mar11

The wages of ‘March Madness’

March was once defined by a lion and a lamb, not from a Christian perspective, but based on the weather.  That’s all changed. The word now most often associated with the third month is, “Madness,” as in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. March Madness runs for three weeks, ushering fans through the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight and finally to one our nation’s most iconic events, The Final Four.  It is a tournament best characterized...

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OBU women’s & men’s track claim national indoor titles
Mar04

OBU women’s & men’s track claim national indoor titles

Lady Bison Crowned National Champions HOUGHTON, N.Y.—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) was crowned champion Saturday at the NCCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field National Championship for the second straight year. The Lady Bison dominated the field at the Kerr-Pegula Field House with 227 points, more than doubling the score of runner-up Dallas Baptist at 113. Bethel (Ind.) finished with 71 points in third place. With the win, OBU kept...

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