Sports

How To Sports: Equestrian

I’m here again, telling you about a cool sport that I knew nothing about until a couple days ago. The SNU Equestrian Team, “The Storm Riders,” won Reserve High Point Team at last week’s show and took home many other individual awards. Ok. Yes. I know what you’re thinking right now. “We have an equestrian team? What does ‘equestrian’ mean? ... Read More »

How To Sports: Tennis

Tennis season is starting at SNU and if anyone is like me, you know nothing about tennis (or sports in general).  This is why I did some investigating. Why should you go to a tennis match? Wow. What a great question. Here are several reasons. First, the tennis team has some super cool people on it. Second, tennis is an ... Read More »

Video: Men’s Basketball Team

  Four Years. Four Seniors. LB Willis (#10), Deshon Portley (#3), Anton Kankaanpaa (#23) and C.J. White (#21) have made a name for themselves in the Sawyer Center. These men are getting gritty this season leaving everything on the court. Through hard work, perseverance and a focus on one goal, nothing is holding the team back. This video story gets ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball: A Season Preview

On Friday, November 11, the Crimson Storm women’s basketball team kick off their season against the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma at 8:00p.m. in the Sawyer Center. Led by coach Derek Dorris and assistant coach Logan Martin, the team went 6-19 in the 2015-16 season but are hopeful for this year. I sat down with Rachel Doerneman (#42) ... Read More »

Football Players Talk Summer Training

I interviewed Derrick Gillis, sophomore, and Breyon Jackson, freshman, about how they will be training for the next season and making sure they are ready by the time the first game arrives. Jackson is a Defensive Back for Southern Nazarene University. After asking what he will be doing this summer to improve his overall game he responded, “I plan to ... Read More »

March Madness 2016

March Madness, which is the NCAA Division 1 Men’s basketball tournament, is arguably the biggest sporting event of the year, next to the Super Bowl. 64 teams make the tournament. There are 32 conferences, which means 32 teams get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by winning their conference tournament and the other teams make the tournament based on ... Read More »

Feature Friday: Polina Chala and Judit Mas

To get inside information on the 2016 tennis team at SNU, I sat down last week with returning player Polina Chala and true freshman Judit Mas. Polina Chala is a returning sophomore from Khariv, Ukraine. After asking her what it was like her freshman year adjusting to a new country and meeting new people, she responded, “It was a big ... Read More »

Men’s Soccer Storms into Offseason

The Crimson Storm Men’s Soccer Team are a month into offseason workouts and have hit the ball rolling. In mid-January, the men’s soccer team started off the semester with futsal. Futsal is a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller court that is generally inside. It’s a high intensity, fast-paced game that requires quick ... Read More »

SNU Graduate Discusses His Journey as a Sportscaster

Toby Rowland, who is the current voice of the Oklahoma Sooners for basketball, football and baseball along with being a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, talked with me this past week about what the road has been like for him starting when he was a college student here on campus. Rowland started off as an accounting major on the men’s ... Read More »

New Football Coach Talks About Transition to SNU

As the football team is approaching spring football of 2016,everyone at the school is getting very excited to see how well the team does from here with the brand new coaching staff. To find out more on the subject, I interviewed the new Head Coach Andy Lambert, who came from Sterling College in Kansas, and senior Dakota Chandler from Deer ... Read More »

Intramural Drafts: What’s So Special?

If I’ve said it before, I’ve said it a thousand times: intramural sports at SNU are a pretty big deal. It allows athletes and “regular Joes” to compete for both bragging rights and the coolest championship T-shirts ever designed. Whether you were a standout high school athlete who was one injury short of getting a scholarship to play college sports ... Read More »

The Scoop on the 2016 Baseball Season

As the 2016 baseball season gets into full swing, many Crimson Storm fans are wondering what the SNU community can expect from the team this year. To find out more on this subject, I interviewed Anthony Wiggins, a junior on the baseball team out of Chula Vista, California, and Dante Archuleta, a senior out of Brighton, Colorado who transferred from ... Read More »

New Assistant Coach Joins Basketball Coaching Staff

Southern Nazarene has a new face in the athletic department. It is the new assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, Ryan Mahoney. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Mahoney so we could get a better feel for who he is. The first question I asked him regarded why he chose SNU. “My wife attended SNU ... Read More »

Baseball Field Renovations

With the spring baseball season right around the corner, what better way to start the season then with major improvements to the home baseball field? The baseball field is under construction until Dec. 20 and has many exciting renovations to highlight. The first major improvement is the double layer press box. The press box towers over the field and will ... Read More »

The History of the Gatorade Shower

In 2015, Disney and Pixar released a wonderful film simply known as “Inside Out.” This charming movie went inside a human mind to see the five main emotions. If someone has ever played any organized sport, they know very well that those emotions run rampant through any sport. Anger appears when something does not go the way you want it ... Read More »