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Super Bowl: Eagles coach embraces unique resume
Feb10

Super Bowl: Eagles coach embraces unique resume

ST. PAUL, Minn. (BP)—Among the list of men who have coached in a Super Bowl, Frank Reich may have a resume that’s unique. It’s not the “former NFL quarterback” component that qualifies him for that distinction. It’s the combination of “former NFL quarterback” and “former seminary president” that gives Reich, the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, one of the most unusual paths to football’s pinnacle. “I would think so,”...

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OBU Men’s & Women’s BKB in closing stretch of season
Feb03

OBU Men’s & Women’s BKB in closing stretch of season

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) men’s and women’s basketball teams are now full-fledged NCAA Division II programs and eligible for post-season play. The Bison and Lady Bison squads are beginning the second half of their respective seasons, ranked in the middle of the Great American Conference (SAC) standings. OBU Women OBU Head Coach Kasi Bays said the Lady Bison started the season well in spite of losing some players to...

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OBU tennis player excels on court & in classroom
Jan27

OBU tennis player excels on court & in classroom

>> by Joshua Midgley OBU Communications Coordinator EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in OBU Magazine SHAWNEE–Caroline Abbe is a junior finance major at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), as well as an accomplished tennis player, who manages her time wisely to succeed as both a student and an athlete. For most university students, balancing coursework, a social life, a job and adequate sleep is an overwhelming...

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NFL player Watson to speak at pro-life event
Jan20

NFL player Watson to speak at pro-life event

“Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is again being recognized for his work away from the football field,” is how the Baltimore Sun’s Jan. 5 article began. The Sun reported Watson, a 16-year NFL veteran, is to be the 2018 recipient of the Bart Starr Award, which “honors the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.” On Jan. 4, the Ethics and Religious Liberty...

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Chicago Bears owner to speak at March for Life event
Jan13

Chicago Bears owner to speak at March for Life event

For those disappointed in politically-related news coming from the National Football League, this should be an encouraging alternative. Chicago Bears co-owner Pat McCaskey, grandson of legendary Bears founder George Halas, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 March for Life Chicago event, Jan. 14, according to LifeNews.com. According to his online bio, McCaskey is “a Chicago Bears board member and the Bears’ senior director of special...

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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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