Sports

New master’s degree at SNU generates interest through campaign

Staff Writer    Dr. Sylvia Goodman, Professor of Kinesiology at SNU, said the campaign for the new master’s degree offered by the School of Kinesiology is “off to a roaring start.”    According to Goodman, this degree is for people with a focus in Athletic Administration or Sports Business. People who already have a Bachelors or are already active in this field ... Read More »

Former Thunder point guard wins NCAA Championship

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    Who is the young coach that just won the Men’s NCAA Championship one might ask? Well, some would be surprised to find out that he used to be a part of our Oklahoma City Thunder (2009-2010). That’s right, this mystery man was right there on the court playing alongside our very own Durant and Westbrook. The ... Read More »

The dark side of rushing the courts

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    As humans and sports fans, we always appreciate and find sympathy for the weaker team. Yes, I’m talking about the famous “Underdog.” There is nothing more exciting than cheering for the underdog, but there may be a problem when the “underdog” wins and manages to upset the stronger team.    A trend has developed in collegiate sports ... Read More »

The “psycho” coach who busted your bracket

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    There has been a lot of talk of the coach who ruined everyone’s March Madness brackets, with the upset of Duke. Who is this “psycho” man of a coach? Well, his name is Bob Hoffman, and you may be surprised to know that he is one of our very own!     Bob Hoffman was born ... Read More »

The king returns

Cass White, Staff Writer    The NBA’s four time Most Valuable Player, two time Champion and one time scoring leader LeBron James had another outrageous night a few weeks ago when he combined 61 points against the sixth best defensive team in the league, the Charlotte Bobcats.    During his after game press conferences interviews, James said “After three quarters, I wanted ... Read More »

SNU Tennis starting out strong

Carlos Font, Staff Writer     The 2014 tennis season has started and the team has had a really good start. As of March 24, the girls have an overall 4-2 record and 2-1 in conference play. The team is composed of six girls: Masha Andrianov, Haley Cantwell, Karina Katova, Natalia Moreno, Marina Shipilova and Bekah Stewart. The team is coached by ... Read More »

Blade Runner on trial

Katelyn Lamb, Content Editor    Oscar Pistorius, affectionately dubbed Blade Runner by fans, has long made waves in the sports world as the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games in addition to participating in numerous Paralympic games. The South African runner has won six gold medals as a paralympian, set and broken world records in track and ... Read More »

Russia and U.S. World Cup tension

Amy Calfy, Guest Writer    Russia and the United States are trying to get each other kicked out of the 2014 World Cup.    Tensions between Russia and the West have been surfacing recently, ever since the revolution in Ukraine and its attempt to separate itself from Russia. Ukraine’s powerful neighbor was not happy about the overthrow of its pro-Russia president. Russia’s ... Read More »

Oklahoma City brings new “Energy” to town

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    We’ve got Thunder basketball, Barons hockey and Redhawks baseball. Now, Oklahoma City has welcomed a brand new addition to the list of sports teams that get to call the 405 home. The Oklahoma City Energy FC is an American professional soccer team in the United Soccer Leagues’ Professional Division (USL PRO) and has recently moved to ... Read More »

Homosexuality barrier broken in pro sports

Carlos Font, Staff Writer    This world and its people are constantly changing. Today, things that were once unacceptable are become more and more normal.    For the most part, in our culture, being homosexual, lesbian or bisexual is becoming one of those newly acceptable things in the world. Sports, like every aspect of culture, are changing as well. Recently, more athletes ... Read More »

Why I believe figure skating is a sport

Celeste Forrest, Staff Writer    I remember when I was seven years old, I participated in the 2002 Winter Olympics as a World Champion figure skater.    All right, in all honesty, I never participated in the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics as a figure skater, nor was I ever an olympic champion at age seven, but for what it is worth, I ... Read More »

FCA hosts Courts of Praise: Former OU player speaks

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Southern Nazarene University’s FCA hosted an event in the Sawyer Center. If you have ever attended Fields of Faith, Courts of Praise is not much different. Well, except for the setting, of course.     At every FCA event, the students or coaches in charge of hosting the event try their very best ... Read More »

Switching to SNU

Saydi Dowd, Staff Writer    Like in athletic departments everywhere, a new season means new faces, new players and new competition. These mysterious new athletes are called transfers. But with all these new faces comes a few questions. Where are these students coming from? Why are they here? Are they happy with their choice to transfer to Southern Nazarene University? Read More »