Sports

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 »

Nutrition Discipline in Sports at SNU

With the push forward to the GAC division II conference, SNU is making its best effort to help its student athletes succeed. With major improvement including a new turf field for the football team and a new press box for the baseball team, it is obvious the university is in the right direction. The success of the athletics at the ... Read More »

A Day in the Life of an SNU Broadcaster

In this first video news story from The Echo journalist John Haile, we go into a behind-the-scenes look at our SNU sports broadcasters as they prep and wrap-up after an SNU football game. We see one of our broadcasters from early in the morning all the way through to the end of a broadcast. Read More »

The Boys of Fall

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Fall is here which means bonfires, flannels and hot chocolate; but that’s not all. Here at SNU, it means something else: intramural flag football. Easily the most anticipated sport of all intramural sports offered, over 110 students (both guys and girls) have signed up for this year’s competition to see who ... Read More »

Baseball Team Competes in “Steak Series”

The Southern Nazarene baseball team is currently competing in the Fall Steak Series.  Coach Robert Lee explained that each Fall, two captains are selected who draft teams for the SNU roster and compete against each other in a three game series.  The winning team in the series gets a steak dinner prepared by the coaches while the losing team eats ... Read More »

Keeping It Classy

Every college athlete competes at a very high level of performance for his or her sport. They put in hours and hours of practice, training and drilling in order to play their very best. But what happens when the competition gets the best of them and they cross the line of what is acceptable? “When we are running out on ... Read More »

Campus Golf is IN

Do you find yourself wandering the campus grounds when dark has fallen, wishing there was some kind of laid back sport you and your buddies could waste time playing while at the same time acquiring practical skills to use later in life? Fret no longer, friends. I have your solution. Campus golf has been alive and well on our campus ... Read More »

A Different Kind of Sport: The Equestrian Team

To those of you who know (or those who may not know), SNU has a team that enjoys horsing around. Literally. However, do not think that it is all fun and games. It is hours of hard work for steep competitions. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, or IHSA, got its start in 1967 with two small teams. Today, there are ... Read More »