Founder's Day Athletic History
An aerial photo taken in 1929 shows the campus with the football and track complex on the left.
The 1930 OBU relay teams won the mile at Texas and SMU and the 880 at SMU and Kansas. Quarter-miler Riley Williamson won the National Union championship and was selected to run in the national AAU meet.
In the summer of 1930, OBU’s annual “Coaching School” featured three of the nation’s top coaches: Glenn (Pop) Warner, Stanford football coach, who is better known for coaching Jim Thorpe at the Carlisle Indian School; Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, famed University of Kansas basketball coach; and OBU’s Vic Hurt, who was the track specialist.