January 2005 News Articles

Bison Go 2-3 at Joplin Tournament

January 30, 2005—January 30, 2005 JOPLIN, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist University’s top three men competed at the Wild Card Tennis Tournament in Joplin, claiming a 2-3 record. “Our guys really did a great job and raised their level of play to meet the challenge,” said OBU coach Sue Dick.…

Bison lose heartbreaker in OT

January 30, 2005—Northwestern jumped out 71-66 and never looked back in overtime as the Rangers beat the Bison 81-77. The loss sends OBU to 3-6 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 15-7 overall. The Rangers improve to 6-3 in the SAC and 14-7 overall. Northwestern led the majority of the second half of play…

Lady Bison survive overtime with Northwestern

January 30, 2005—For the second straight game OBU was forced into overtime. This time it only took one extra period for the Lady Bison to pick up a 70-65 win Saturday night at the Noble Complex. Another highlight to the night was Layla Schwarz joined the 1,000-point club in the first half with 4:40 left. OBU…

OBU Hits 15 Qualifying Standards at KU

January 30, 2005—OBU posted 15 qualifying times in a dozen events Friday in the 2005 Jayhawk Indoor Track Invitational. Mirriam Kaumba won the women's 5000 meters in 16:56.80, beating the qualifying standard by more than 90 seconds. OBU's Women's Distance Medley Relay team won in a qualifying time of…

Bison Pound USAO 81-56

January 27, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist's Bison got a needed conference victory over USAO, 81-56, and looked sharp doing so Thursday night. Against a team that took front-running Oklahoma Christian to overtime, the Bison used a 52-point second half to torch the Drovers and blew open a five-point game. OBU shot 64…

OBU Women Stop USAO in Triple Overtime

January 27, 2005—After never leading in regulation, Oklahoma Baptist University took three overtimes to knock off the University of Arts & Sciences of Oklahoma, 84-80, Thursday night. USAO scored the game's first seven points and lead by as many as 12, 18-6, with 14:54 left in the first half. OBU scored the…

Bison Post 19 Qualifying Times at OC Invitational

January 24, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's track squads posted 19 national qualifying times at the Oklahoma Christian Indoor Invitational at the University of Oklahoma Friday. In their second meet of the season, OBU qualified 17 athletes in 13 events that hadn't already qualified in those events for the…

Golden Eagles shoot lights out at OBU

January 24, 2005—John Brown shot 57.1 percent from three point range and shot OBU right out of the gym. John Brown withstood every run OBU put up to defeat the Bison 80-71. OBU falls to 2-5 in the conference and 14-6 overall. John Brown improves to 4-3 in the SAC 13-5 on the year. The Golden Eagles got 19…

Lady Bison get needed conference win

January 24, 2005—January 24, 2005 Oklahoma Baptist held John Brown University to just 44 points Monday night at the Noble Complex as OBU cruised to a 56-44 win. The Lady Bison did the majority of their damage on the defensive end with OBU forcing 20 turnovers. OBU's man-to-man defense rattled the John Brown…

Rhoades Gunning for Saves

January 24, 2005—When you think of baseball closers you might think of a tall, lanky Mariano Rivera or a hulking Eric Gagne, Lee Smith or Goose Gossage. In the world of baseball, closers should be more Goliath than David. Unless you're armed like OBU's Chad Rhoades, that is. Then you can be more like David…

Bison break three games losing streak at SNU

January 22, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist ended a four-game road trip with a 67-58 win over the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm. "We're just glad to pick up a win tonight," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "Of the 60 games played on the road there have only been about four wins on the road, so anytime you win a…

Lady Bison Fall at SNU

January 22, 2005—Southern Nazarene got a game high 25 points from Khady Ngom and 21 from Katie Snodgrass as the Crimson Storm defeated the Lady Bison 68-62 Saturday night in Bethany. Much like last years game in which OBU was just one shot away from tying the game, the Lady Bison stayed with the defending…

Bison fall to Oklahoma Christian 72-59

January 20, 2005—Despite the poor performance of Jerred Merril, who scored only 12 points for the Eagles, Oklahoma Christian defeated Oklahoma Baptist University Thursday night 72-59. Keith Harris led the way for OC as he scored 25 points on four-of-five from beyond the three-point line. With Merrill drawing…

Lady Bison upset No. 12 Lady Eagles

January 20, 2005—It took two overtimes to pull it off but the Lady Bison walked out of the Eagles Nest Thursday night with a their first over at Oklahoma Christian since 1999. Shannon Plumb led the way for OBU with 18 points as she was seven-of-12 from the field in their victory over the 12th -ranked Lady…

Sam Shaw, ‘74, and the Tsunami Crisis

January 19, 2005—If a crisis ever demanded that Christians take risks to help people in desperate need, the suffering of millions of tsunami victims around the Indian Ocean is that crisis, the senior pastor of Germantown Baptist Church near Memphis, TN, has told his congregation. Sam Shaw was with his parents…

Bison Swept at Lubbock Christian

January 18, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison and Lady Bison suffered a sweep in a Sooner Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday at Lubbock Christian University. The Lady Bison dropped a 73-67 decision before the OBU men lost a 78-69 decision. It was the first time in the Doug Tolin and John…

OBU Loses Two at WBU

January 18, 2005—The first leg of Oklahoma Baptist University's two-game trip to Texas started with a thud as the Bison hoopsters suffered their first sweep of the season at the hands of Wayland Baptist Thursday night.  OBU's men lost a hard-fought 79-76 decision after the Lady Bison dropped a 57-50…

OBU Teams Drop Out of Top 25

January 18, 2005—There's no mercy in the NAIA Top 25 this year for teams that drop two games - even if those are two of the longest road trips of the season. The Bison dropped 27 places from seventh to 34th and the OBU women fell out of the poll entirely from 12th in the Jan. 18 NAIA Top 25. Both teams came…

Cultural Awareness Matters

January 14, 2005—J-term nursing mission trips began back in 1984 as the dream of an OBU nursing graduate, Rhonda Peacock, who went to serve as a nurse in Guadalajara, Mexico. “Rhonda worked at the Mexican American Hospital in Guadalajara. During furlough she came to visit with us. She said she would like…

Finding Art at OBU

January 14, 2005—Ever wondered what's behind that corner of Ford Music Hall? You know, where the sidewalk pokes out from beneath the shrubs and curves outward towards a small, one level red brick building? Built in the early 1930's, the art building originally was a dime store. In later years, it was the…

I Was BlindBut Now I See

January 14, 2005—January 14, 2005 For someone to receive the miracle of sight, one must first understand blindness. Bartimaeus, the roadside beggar, knew it. In his blindness he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” A similar cry came from Saul on the Damascus road when Jesus blinded…

Let the Play Begin

January 14, 2005—There are many criteria that go into the selections of plays and productions that are chosen each year at OBU. "We at OBU Theatre make every effort to provide quality live entertainment to our campus and community. We strive for excellence in the work of the faculty and in the work of the…

New Worship in an Old Gospel Place

January 14, 2005—It's not your typical church time at 9pm on Tuesdays. And it's not your typical service for a 150-year-old church building.  But that is the hour and Stubblefield Chapel is the place for one of the most meaningful worship times on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus. The student-led…

2005 Golf Preview

January 11, 2005—OBU's golf teams are poised to make a strong move forward in 2005 after both the men and women had successful fall showings. "This past fall, the teams both closed the gap in competing with traditional powers in our region - the women probably more so than the men," said OBU golf coach Rick…

2005 Tennis Preview

January 11, 2005—The OBU tennis teams have made strides to be more competitive within a conference and region that annually produces national championship caliber squads. "Our men's team has the potential to be very competitive this spring," said OBU coach Sue Dick. "Our goal is to place second in our…

Bison Hold Seventh, Women Dip to 12th

January 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's Bison basketball team held their No. 7 ranking despite a loss to unranked St. Gregory's, while the OBU women dropped six spots with a loss to defending NAIA runner-up Oklahoma City. In the NAIA Top 25 released Jan. 11, the Bison stayed at seventh, thanks in part…

OBU Signs Boyer for 2005-06

January 11, 2005—Shawnee High School's All-State catcher Jayme Boyer signed a scholarship agreement Tuesday to play softball at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2005-06 season. "Jayme is perfect for OBU," said Lady Bison softball coach Pam Fink. "She's a terrific athlete and student and she loves…

Bison bounce back with win over Oklahoma City

January 8, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist showed no ill effects of a one-point loss Thursday against St. Gregory's as they defeated Oklahoma City University 82-69. "We played much better tonight then we did Thursday," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We have to keep getting better if we want to have a chance in this…

Lady Bison lose first game to Oklahoma City

January 8, 2005—OBU committed 33 turnovers on the night as the Bison lost their first game of the year to the No. 16 Stars, 74-62. The loss makes OBU's overall record 12-1 and 1-1 in the conference. OCU improves to 11-4 on the year and 2-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Sadio Sangare dropped 34 points…

Lady Bison open SAC play with a 51-34 win

January 7, 2005—OBU has already improved over last years opening games in the Sooner Athletic Conference after their 51-34 defeat of St. Gregory's University. The Lady Bison opened up the 2003-2004 conference season with five straight losses, but open this conference season with a win. With the win OBU…

St. Gregory's knocks off seventh ranked OBU

January 7, 2005—Patrick Jones hit two free throws with one second on the clock to cap a 15-4 rally and give St. Gregory's its first win, 61-60, over Oklahoma Baptist University since Doug Tolin became head coach of the Bison. The Cavaliers' win breaks a nine game losing streak to OBU and drops the Bison to…

2005 Baseball Preview

January 6, 2005—Bison Baseballers Hope to Strong Arm Opposition Armed with a strong pitching staff and quick position players, Oklahoma Baptist University hopes to improve on last year's 36-25 squad that reached the Region VI Tournament. Chris Ryan joins returning starting pitchers Tabor Woolard, Sean…

2005 Softball Preview

January 6, 2005—For OBU softball coach Pam Fink, flipping the calendar to January 2005 couldn't happen soon enough. The nine-win 2004 season is now just a bad memory and the 2005 squad hopes to regain the form that saw the team reach the NAIA Tournament in 2002 and 2003. "We've worked really hard and all of…

Basketball Teams Open SAC Action Thursday

January 4, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's seventh-ranked Bison and sixth-ranked Lady Bison will open the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball season Thursday with their shortest road trip of the season - a jaunt down MacArthur Street to St. Gregory's University. Both OBU squads will enter W. P. Wood…

OBU Squads in NAIA Top Seven

January 4, 2005—OBU's basketball teams are one of the highest-ranked duos in the NAIA as of the rankings released Jan. 4. The OBU women moved up from ninth to sixth while the Bison held onto seventh in the men's poll. That combined ranking of 13 is second only by Union University, whose women are ranked No.…