Sports

Two individuals taken from Sawyer Center by ambulances during women’s and men’s basketball games

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-Chief Today’s basketball games against Arkansas Tech University were far more tense than usual, but it was not because of what happened on the court. Over the course of the women’s and men’s games, two individuals were taken on stretchers from the Sawyer Center by paramedics. The nature and extent of their injuries were not announced. The ... Read More »

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: What it’s all about

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor Fellowship of Christian Athletes takes place every other Monday on the second floor of the Sawyer Center and is an opportunity for any SNU athlete to get connected and spend some time in worship together. According to co-president, Colby Connel, it is a great opportunity for athletes to get together and use sports to relate ... Read More »

Baseball season is approaching quickly

Kira Roberts, Layout Editor It’s finally baseball season! Well, almost. The guys’ first game is on Friday, Feb. 1 at home. With the weather slowly starting to warm up and the semester still just getting started, getting outside for the games is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. First baseman Nate Bidelman said, “We are a lot more solid ... Read More »

Women’s soccer nationals recap

By Matthew Wellman, Staff reporter The SNU women’s soccer team played in the NCCAA National Championship this past weekend. They advanced further than any women’s soccer team from SNU. They breezed through the first round and semi-finals, but were unfortunately taken down by California Baptist University in the championship. It took only a single goal by Junior Kayla Thompson in ... Read More »

The Thunder Cat speaks out about fans, humor

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief What exactly is a thunder cat? Despite appearances throughout the year, this festive feline is still something of a mystery. To help our readers learn more about our school’s mascot, we sat down for an interview with the person beneath the mask. When asked what a thunder cat is, the mascot focused on the interaction with ... Read More »

Students talk favorite sports teams

By Ashleigh Buchanan, staff writer Webster’s dictionary defines fanatic as, “marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion.” We all know people who show “excessive enthusiasm” about their favorite sports teams. Everyone has a different level of adoration towards his or her favorite teams, but where does this love originate? I asked some SNU students why they root for ... Read More »

Women’s soccer team advances to nationals

By Matthew Wellman, staff writer The Southern Nazarene women’s soccer team swept the NCCAA Central Regional tournament to punch their ticket to Kissimmee, Florida to play in the national championship. They beat MACU 5-1 in the semifinals and then took down Oklahoma Wesleyan 3-0 to win the regional tournament. It started Friday against Mid America Christian University. MACU got an ... Read More »

Homecoming recap: Teams win decisively

By Matthew Wellman, Staff Writer This weekend was Homecoming at SNU, which meant a busy weekend for the Crimson Storm sports teams. Men and Women’s basketball both played Friday night, and football played Saturday. The Lady Crimson Storm basketball team led off the weekend with their home opener against Southwestern Christian University. They took the lead early and never looked ... Read More »

Intramurals offer chance to connect, make friends

By Matthew Wellman, Staff Writer Intramural sports are a fairly big deal on campus at SNU. It gives everyone a chance to get out and play a few different sports and have fun with their friends and even make new ones. It can get intense at times, but everyone knows that it is all in good fun. There are all ... Read More »

International Athlete Feature: Luis Hernandez

By Matthew Wellman This week, I interviewed one of my teammates, Luis Hernandez. He is a junior baseball player from the Dominican Republic. MW: How did you find out about SNU? LH: A friend of mine told me about the school needing a player, so I contacted Coach Lee, who I met in summer of 2011, and I visited the ... Read More »

The Student Athletic Advisory Council

By Kira Roberts, Layout Editor The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a somewhat overlooked, but important, group of students on campus.  While not many people even know they exist, they spend a lot of time and effort as the voice of student athletes to the athletic administration, faculty and student body. The Athlete Ministry Council was formed in 2006, ... Read More »

Baseball team adapting to NCAA rules on practices

Matthew Wellman, staff writer The switch to NCAA from NAIA has not only affected the fall sports, but has already affected winter and spring sports. Offseason schedules for every sport have been very different, including less practice time and workout time. The baseball team has had much less practice this fall than in years past when SNU was a member ... Read More »

Women’s soccer team advances to regionals

By Matthew Wellman The SNU women’s soccer team clinched their spot in the NCCAA Regional Tournament in with their win on Sunday against NWOSU. They are 9-6-1 on the season and will close out their regular season play at East Central this Friday. The team had a few kinks to work out early on in the season before going on ... Read More »

International athlete feature: Mike Hearne

By Matthew Wellman Here at SNU we have quite a few international student athletes. This week I got to know sophomore golfer, Mike Hearne, a little better. Hearne is from Bridgend, Wales. He has been playing golf since he was five years old when his Dad first put a golf club in his hands. He has played competitive golf since ... Read More »