February 2008 News Articles

Bison Drop Two to LCU

February 29, 2008 | Permalink

Eighth-ranked Oklahoma Baptist lost in Sooner Athletic Conference action for the first time Friday, dropping two games to No. 4 Lubbock Christian, 4-1 and 12-1. "Those were two good arms they threw out there at us today," said OBU coach Bobby…

Lady Bison Go 1-2 in Classic

February 29, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist continued its offensive assault in the Mid-America Nazarene Tournament, but the defense didn't follow suit as the Lady Bison softball team went 1-2. OBU lost to Grand View 7-6 and Park 13-9 before whipping pool champion…

Bison Knock Off Rogers State

February 28, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist went into Thursday night's game in a log jam tie for fourth place and emerged with a 69-56 win over Rogers State that put them on the up-side of a tie for third. OBU's win, coupled with Oklahoma City's win at Northwestern and…

Lady Bison Add Noble’s Solomon

February 28, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has signed Noble High School softball player Kelsey Solomon to play for the Lady Bison, beginning in the 2008-09 school year. Solomon, the daughter of Frank and Dee Solomon, was a three-time All-Conference softball…

Lady Bison Complete Perfect Home Season

February 28, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison completed the program's first perfect home season Saturday, beating Rogers State 67-52. The game was the last on the Noble Complex floor for seniors Keely Tolin, Betsy Simmons and Ashley Gamble."That…

Bison Ranked Eighth in Poll

February 27, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's 16-1 start has gotten notice. The first regular season Top 25 poll has the Bison, who received no votes in the preseason poll, ranked eighth in the nation.The Bison will be tested quickly. Their first opponent as a…

Cameron Shuts Out OBU Teams

February 27, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist had its home debut spoiled by a strong pair of Cameron teams, losing both the men's and women's matches, 9-0. OBU was blanked in singles sets for the day.The Bison and Lady Bison return to action this weekend in the Wichita…

Lady Bison Sweep MACU

February 27, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist put together a strong start by Sonya Beach, a stellar relief job from Alicia Avilla and swept Mid-America Christian Wednesday, 2-0 and 12-6. Beach (3-3) tossed a two-hit shutout in the opener without issuing a walk. Avilla…

Bison Trim Chargers 6-4

February 26, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist and Briar Cliff came into Tuesday's baseball game with the top two run-scoring offenses in the NAIA. They were no match for the north wind as OBU won a rather routine-looking 6-4 contest. The game's only extra-base hit came…

Alum Captures USATF Indoor 60 Meters Title

February 25, 2008 | Permalink

Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers won the USA Track and Field's Indoor 60 national championship Sunday. Rodgers, who set the NAIA meet record last year in 6.65 seconds, won the USATF meet in 6.54 seconds in…

Bison Complete Sweep of USAO

February 25, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist completed its three-game sweep of USAO Sunday, taking the Drovers 9-5 in Chickasha. The Bison got eight strong innings from Doug Hurn, who took a shutout into the sixth inning, when USAO struck for four runs.OBU had taken a 3-0…

OBU Honors 1957-58 Team

February 25, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist honored its 1957-58 basketball team Saturday, recognizing the 50th anniversary of OBU's first national tournament team. The team was feted at a reception, dinner and a pre-game ceremony before the 2008 Bison took on the…

Rodgers Captures USATF Indoor 60

February 25, 2008 | Permalink

Former Oklahoma Baptist University national champion Michael Rodgers won the USA Track and Field's Indoor 60 national championship Sunday. Rodgers, who set the NAIA meet record last year in 6.65 seconds, won the USATF meet in 6.54 seconds in…

Baseball Sweeps USAO

February 23, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist recorded a double-header sweep of USAO, 14-4 and 6-1. The Bison had their streak of double-digit scoring games stopped at six games, but moved to 5-0 in the SAC, while handing USAO their first conference losses.OBU won the…

Bison Hold Off USAO

February 23, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist got a near-perfect night from Al Moore and held off USAO 67-62 in a key Sooner Athletic Conference battle Saturday. Moore hit all seven of his field goal attempts and scored seven free throws in nine attempts for a 21-points…

Lady Bison Go 1-2 in Cowtown Classic

February 23, 2008 | Permalink

OBU had a rough day at the Cowtown Classic when a foul ball call cost them a game. OBU went 1-2 on the day. Brittney Day launched what appeared to be a walk-off grand slam in the consolation finals against Northwood, but the home plate umpire…

Lady Bison Rout USAO

February 23, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist got even for its first loss of the season, drilling USAO 86-62 Saturday. Taujhnae Travis, who was not yet eligible the first time the teams met this season in Chickasha, scored 30 points for a season high for the team this…

Hobart's Funkhouser Signs with Bison

February 22, 2008 | Permalink

Hobart High School track and cross country standout Dalton Funkhouser has signed to run for Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning next fall. Funkhouser, the son of Shane and Lorie Funkhouser, was a two-time cross country All-Region selection…

Lady Bison go 2-1 in Fort Worth

February 22, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist took two out of three in the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, rebounding form an opening loss. First-year program Houston-Victoria shut out the Lady Bison for a 2-0 win with Lauren Garza holding OBU to two hits -…

Lady Bison Rally Past SNU

February 21, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist scored a huge road win Thursday night, completing its first sweep of Southern Nazarene since 1986-87 with a 71-63 come-from-behind victory. Down 53-44 with 13:18 left in the game, OBU called timeout and coach John McCullough…

Bison Ranked 21st in Men's Tennis Poll

February 20, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University is ranked 21st in the first regular season NAIA men's tennis poll, dropping six spots from the preseason poll. OBU's men have yet to play a match. The schedule will test the Bison this season. OBU has matches with…

OBU Adds Qualifiers and a Home Meet

February 20, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist added four more to the national meet field with performances at the Oklahoma Christian meet Saturday in Norman. Olabusomi Bashorun and Dominique Matthews hit qualifying marks in the men's 60 meters. Bashrorun's time of 6.91 is…

Bison Score 48 in Sweep of Northwestern

February 19, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist banged out 10 home runs among 31 hits and hung 48 runs on host Northwestern Oklahoma State in sweeping the Rangers 20-7 and 28-8 Tuesday in Alva. OBU's Joshua Collazo had his home run streak stopped at six after homering in…

Bison Sweep SGU 76-61

February 19, 2008 | Permalink

For a few moments, it looked like St. Gregory's would take Shawnee bragging rights away from Oklahoma Baptist, but order was restored and the Bison captured a season sweep with a 76-61 win Tuesday night. "We see these guys at Wal Mart and talk…

Ladies Fall at NSU

February 19, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist dipped to 0-3 in women's tennis Friday with a 8-1 loss at Northeastern State University. The lone winner for OBU was the doubles tandem of Brooke Mowery and Camber Robinett, who defeated Michaela Romanova and Karolina Chichon,…

Lady Bison Pummel St. Gregory's

February 19, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist cruised to a second easy victory of the year, sweeping St. Gregory's with an 86-34 win Tuesday. OBU out-rebounded the Lady Cavaliers 59-34, held them to 18 percent shooting from the field and won the battle of the benches…

Garner Named SAC Pitcher of the Week

February 18, 2008 | Permalink

Adam Garner earned Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors for Feb. 11-17. Garner, a senior pitcher from Toronto, Ontario, had a perfect earned run average, allowing four hits and no walks while picking up 10 strikeouts…

Grace Sets Three-Point Record in Win

February 16, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's Evan Grace, who earlier this season tied the single game record for three-pointers made and then later hit a half-court buzzer-beater to knock off Oklahoma City, said he needed a dose of confidence. "I worked all…

Glory Shakes The Ground Featured On OBU Centennial Book Series

February 15, 2008 | Permalink

A unique collection of written prayers by the late Dr. James E. Hurley is the latest addition to the Oklahoma Baptist University Centennial Book Series. Glory Shakes the Ground: Written Prayers of James E. Hurley is a paperback work which…

Shawnee's Fink Signs with Lady Bison

February 15, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University softball has added a familiar face to its roster for the 2008-09 season with the addition of Shawnee High School left fielder Kelly Fink. She is the daughter of OBU head softball coach Pam Fink and OBU sports…

Bison Lose at OCU

February 14, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist rallied back from 18 points down in the first half, to climb in close before the wheels came off in an 88-60 loss at Oklahoma City Thursday. OCU took a large 27-9 lead with 7:24 left in the first half, but OBU charged back to…

Bison Run-Rule Northwestern 13-3

February 14, 2008 | Permalink

Bison Run-Rule Northwestern, 13-3 Adam Garner struck out 10 batters, Josh Collazo hit two home runs and OBU scored a 13-3 run-rule win the Sooner Athletic Conference opener with Northwestern Oklahoma State Thursday. Garner went seven innings,…

Lady Bison Fall at OCU

February 14, 2008 | Permalink

The Oklahoma City women avenged their only conference loss with a three-point, 61-58 win over Oklahoma Baptist, securing a win that will go a long way to helping them in a possible regular season conference crown. The Stars held the Lady Bison…

Lady Bison Sweep Texas Wesleyan in Opener

February 12, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist posted 25 runs and 27 hits in its first softball doubleheader of the season, sweeping Texas Wesleyan 8-7 and 17-3 in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday. "We came out and hit the ball well today," said OBU coach Pam Fink. "I'm pretty…

Collazo Named Player of the Week

February 11, 2008 | Permalink

Josh Collazo of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.Collazo, a junior first baseman from Tampa, Fla., drove in 17 runs and scored 11 more in leading Oklahoma Baptist to a 5-1 record for the…

Two More Qualify in Norman

February 11, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist had two athletes qualify Saturday in three events at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational for the NAIA national meet next month.Kirsten Morrow reached the automatic qualifying time in the 1000 meters with a time of…

Bison Take Down Northwestern

February 9, 2008 | Permalink

After a loss by the Bison Thursday, Northwestern Oklahoma State came to town breathing down the necks of Oklahoma Baptist. OBU responded Saturday with a 62-57 win over the Rangers to keep for now a spot in the upper third of the Sooner…

Bison Win Two in Texas

February 9, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University closed out its Texas trip with two wins Saturday, knocking off host Hardin-Simmons 12-6 and College of the Southwest 17-10. The Bison avenged its first loss of the season in the win over HSU, allowing no earned runs…

Lady Bison Double-Up Northwestern

February 9, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University showed no signs of fatigue in their third game since Tuesday with a 90-45 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State in the Noble Complex Saturday. OBU scored 45 points in each half, got all but one player 10 minutes or…

Bison Take Down CSW, 14-3

February 8, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist racked up another blowout Friday and moved to 7-0 with a 14-3 run-rule victory over College of the Southwest at the Hardin-Simmons University Classic in Abilene, Texas. OBU, earlier national leaders in runs per game at 16…

Win Streak Ends in Texas

February 8, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist had its season-opening win streak stopped at seven games when Hardin-Simmons knocked off the Bison Friday night 13-5. OBU trailed 3-0 after the first inning but tied the game in the top of the second with three runs on a rally…

Bison Lose at Buzzer

February 7, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist suffered a home loss for the first time this season, dropping a 68-66 decision on a buzzer-beater by Jason Taylor. The shot almost didn't have a chance to happen, as an OC player moved both feet on a sideline in-bound pass…

Lady Bison Roll Past OC

February 7, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist didn't care much about duplicating its 55-point win over Oklahoma Christian, settling for an 82-62 win in the Noble Complex. OBU beat OC in the Eagles Nest 96-41 earlier this season. Like that first game, Oklahoma Christian…

Lady Bison Softball Ready for 2008

February 7, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's softball team puts itself up against a season of tough competition this year, hopeful of getting the attention of the NAIA and a shot at its first national tournament appearance in five years. "Our schedule is…

Track Adds Four More for 2008-09

February 7, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has signed four more athletes for the 2008-09 season, including three from Texas. Alexis Thurmond of Wichita Falls, Texas, Katy Palmer of Bowie, Texas, and Gunnar Sewell of Holliday, Texas, join Okemah's Kayla Smith…

Bison Walk Past Tabor

February 6, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist didn't have any trouble scoring runs Wednesday in sweeping Tabor College, but getting it all done before dark was another matter. OBU took both ends of the doubleheader 16-10 and 19-7, sending pitchers to pinch hit and swing…

Bison Hold Off John Brown

February 5, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist couldn't get the separation it wanted against a tenacious John Brown team, but it got the victory it needed Tuesday, holding off John Brown 66-60. Though the game never carried the air of an upset, OBU didn't dispatch the…

Lady Bison Add All-State Keeper Robinson

February 5, 2008 | Permalink

All-Region and State Champion goalkeeper Sarah Kathryn Robinson of Roebuck, S.C., signed a letter-of-intent to play soccer at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in the 2008 season. Robinson, the daughter of Glenn and Rhonda Robinson,…

Lady Bison Roll Past JBU

February 5, 2008 | Permalink

Taujhnae Travis didn't want to be the show, but she was in the spotlight coming off the bench Tuesday night, scoring 21 points and leading Oklahoma Baptist to a 79-54 rout of John Brown. Travis shot 56 percent form the field and canned 10 of…

Solving Visual Problems

February 5, 2008 | Permalink

Lana, OBU associate professor of art, has a definite vision for the University's newest academic major. " /> "If I can teach kids to think creatively and to solve visual problems with effective solutions, they are going to be more…

Bison Lose at Rogers State

February 2, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's defense struggled with a variety of Rogers State scorers en route to a 78-71 loss to the Hillcats in the first-ever men's basketball game between the two schools. RSU enjoyed the home win with five different…

Bison Open Baseball Season with Sweep of Hillsdale

February 2, 2008 | Permalink

After opening 2007 with eight straight losses, Oklahoma Baptist began the 2008 season with a pair of easy wins over Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College Saturday, 15-5 and 10-0. Both games were shortened by the run-rule. The pitching was…

Lady Bison Drop Two at OU

February 2, 2008 | Permalink

The Lady Bison tennis team started the season with a hurdle it couldn't quite manage, losing two duals in Norman to the University of Oklahoma Friday, 7-0, 7-0. The Sooner women didn't lose a set, but OBU had its best showing in the second…

Lady Bison Rally Past RSU

February 2, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's first journey to Rogers State ended with a hard-fought 58-48 Lady Bison win Saturday. OBU had a brief first-half lead that evaporated quickly and the Hillcats had a 28-20 lead by halftime. The Lady Bison shot 29…

OBU Qualifes Four More at OU

February 2, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University's track teams came up with 11 qualifying times, including four new national meet entrants, in the J.D. Martin Invitational at the University of Oklahoma this weekend. Dominique Matthews won the 200 meters in a new…

Clark Signs With OBU

February 1, 2008 | Permalink

Caleb Clark has signed to run track and cross country at Oklahoma Baptist University, beginning in 2008-09. Clark ran track for Dewey High School and cross country from Bartlesville High. The son of Keith and Dela Clark, Caleb has excelled…

Monsen Named Head Volleyball Coach

February 1, 2008 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University has hired former Big XII co-Libero of the Year Anna Monsen as its head volleyball coach. Monsen, who played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma, will rebuild the program at OBU, which has been dormant since…