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Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies
Jun28

Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history who professed her faith in Christ four years ago through baptism, died today (June 28) at age 64 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team from 1974-2012, was a member of Faith Promise Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Her pastor, Chris...

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OBU to add swimming & diving complex
Jun27

OBU to add swimming & diving complex

SHAWNEE—In December 2010, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) administrators and members of the Board of Trustees decided to offer swimming and diving as new competitive varsity sports. Soon thereafter, OBU hired legendary swim coach Sam Freas to develop and lead the team into its inaugural season. The result has far exceeded expectations. Freas became the first coach in collegiate swimming and diving history to lead the men’s team to...

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OBHC resident succeeds  in state high school track
Jun20

OBHC resident succeeds in state high school track

EDMOND—Ask anybody at Boys Ranch Town about Dashawn Collins, and they will say, “He is fast!” An accomplished high school varsity sprinter, Collins recently completed his freshman year at Edmond Memorial High School. He has been competing in track since seventh grade and has collected an abundance of medals from track meets. He also claims the state freshman record for the fastest time in the 400 meter relay. “I was always fast,”...

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OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown
Jun06

OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown

MASON, Ohio—Little boy dreams came true Sat., May 28, and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) got the NCCAA baseball national championship with an 8-4 walk-off win over Bethesda, Calif., University. Hunter Heath ripped a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give OBU an 8-4 win and the NCCAA National Championship. “It’s amazement,” said Head Coach Bobby Cox. “To have it end in that fashion. Coach (Chris) Cox and I were...

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Elk City’s Fields of Faith features OU & OSU football players
May30

Elk City’s Fields of Faith features OU & OSU football players

ELK CITY—University of Oklahoma (OU) football players Samaje Perine and Nila Kasitati and Oklahoma State University (OSU) football player Keegan Metcalf highlighted Fields of Faith on May 4, as the event experienced six students making professions of faith and 12 rededicating their lives to Christ. Leaders from Elk City churches and churches from surrounding communities teamed up with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to put on...

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OBU track sweeps NCCAA Championships
May23

OBU track sweeps NCCAA Championships

ROME, Ga.—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) captured the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) outdoor track crowns on Sat., May 14, giving the Bison and Lady Bison a sweep of the association’s track and field titles. OBU swept the indoor championships in February. Blake Bartlett was named Outstanding Performer of the Meet after winning the 100, 200, 4×100 and 4×400—all with meet records. OBU also won...

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