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Dear Christian sports fan, coaches are people too
Jan06

Dear Christian sports fan, coaches are people too

>> by David Prince Southern Seminary Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching Dear Christian sports fan, coaches are people too. It seems like something that should not have to be said, but we live in an era that tends to dehumanize coaches. The dehumanization goes in two opposing directions. On the one hand, coaches are often idolized to the point of being deified. And on the other hand, coaches are spoken about in...

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College football ref draws from faith
Dec23

College football ref draws from faith

>> by Grace Thornton The Alabama Baptist correspondent BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)—It was a simple “yes” in 1987 that changed the next 30 years of Marc Curles’ life—yes, he did want that extra ticket to a University of Georgia football game. “When I was in college, my sister was a year behind me, and her roommate’s father was an official,” Curles said. “He sent tickets to his daughter, and they had a spare ticket to the game he was...

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Mary Lou Retton to speak at OBU’s Gala March 8
Dec16

Mary Lou Retton to speak at OBU’s Gala March 8

SHAWNEE—Mary Lou Retton, one of America’s best-known Olympians, will be the featured speaker during the sixth annual Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Green and Gold Gala Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The event raises funds for student scholarships at OBU. Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All-Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los...

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OBU wide receiver studies to be compassionate caregiver
Dec09

OBU wide receiver studies to be compassionate caregiver

SHAWNEE—Cagney Roberson is a man on a mission. The junior natural science major from Coweta can be seen wearing number 15 on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football team on Saturdays in the fall. As a wide receiver, he makes an impact catching the football. Yet, that’s not the only impact he makes these days. As a student, Roberson has a passionate calling to one day become a primary care physician assistant working in a...

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Norris brothers make OBU hoops about family
Dec02

Norris brothers make OBU hoops about family

>> by Kedrick Nettleton OBU Athletics Communications Intern SHAWNEE—For Zach and Caleb Norris, two players on the revamped Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) men’s basketball team, being a Bison isn’t something new. For them, it’s a family affair; green and gold runs in their blood. “I took my first steps on the OBU basketball court,” Zach said, smiling widely. “So that’s kind of a cool story.” It turns out that the Norris family...

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Four OBU football players honored by GAC
Nov25

Four OBU football players honored by GAC

SHAWNEE—Four Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) football players were honored by the coaches of the Great American Conference in the postseason awards announced Tuesday, Nov. 14. Running back Isaiah Mallory, receiver Cagney Roberson and outside linebacker Dante Foster were named Second Team All-Conference. Linebacker Josh Arnold earned honorable mention All-Conference status. Mallory, a junior from Aledo, Texas, rushed for 723 yards on...

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