Soccer seasons come to an end

The men’s and women’s soccer teams finished their seasons this week. Both teams ended their seasons with the semifinals of the men’s and women’s Sooner Athletic Conference Tournaments. The men played against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Nov. 9 at Drover Pitch at USAO in Chickasha, Okla. The Stars lost 3-2. […]

Gamma Phi Beta sweeps homecoming

OCU wrapped up the 2015 homecoming festivities by announcing Gamma Phi Beta as the overall homecoming champions. Second place overall went to Alpha Chi Omega, and Phi Mu took third. This year’s homecoming theme was “unite.” Activities included banner, window, spirit structure, and Lip Sync. Six campus organizations competed in every event: Alpha Chi Omega, […]

Men’s basketball team aims to beat expectations

Oklahoma City University looks to exceed advance projections for the 2015-16 men’s basketball season. The Sooner Athletic Conference preseason men’s basketball poll has Oklahoma City University slotted to finish sixth in the SAC for the 2015-16 campaign. OCU begins their season under new head coach Vinay Patel with an exhibition game during Homecoming at 2 […]

Women’s basketball team to use multiple skills to compete

Oklahoma City University will employ several multi-skilled athletes in an effort to contend in women’s basketball. The Stars will be in their first season under coach Bo Overton. Oklahoma City has been picked to take second in the Sooner Athletic Conference and placed at seventh in the preseason top 25. OCU comes off winning the […]

SGA repurposes LED sign

Student Government Association officials donated a $2,500 sign to the athletic department after students and faculty complained about it. The electronic sign, which hung last spring in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center, now hangs in Abe Lemons Arena in Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. SGA officials purchased the LED sign last year […]

Top men’s wrestlers win in Blue-Black ranking matches

The Blue team tallied two technical falls and five decisions to beat the black team 25-13 in the Black-Blue Ranking Matches Thursday Oct. 29 at Abe Lemons Arena. The OCU men’s wrestling team begins the season ranked second in the NAIA, the highest ranking ever in school history. “We are a really well balanced team,” […]

Volleyball team wins, continues in SAC play

The volleyball team posted a 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 win over Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on Saturday at the Sheaffer Center. Sophomore Manon Soraru topped OCU with 14 kills. The Stars improved to 17-7, 12-2 in Sooner Athletic Conference volleyball action. Soraru notched her first double-double of the season as she had 13 digs as well […]

Basketball coach takes new job ‘day-by-day’

The new men’s basketball coach enjoys big-city living, trying new restaurants, going to concerts with his wife, and watching the Dallas Mavericks. Vinay Patel started at OCU on Oct. 15 by leading the team’s practice. He replaced Dionne Phelps, former head coach, who left Oct. 9 to be assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, […]

Men’s golf pulls off win in Southern Plains Intercollegiate

The men’s golf team closed out the fall season by winning the Southern Plains Intercollegiate on Tuesday Oct. 27 at Gaillardia Country Club. The team, ranked third in NAIA men’s golf, took its third tournament title in four starts this fall. The Stars turned in a 288-297-288–873 on the par-72, 7,018-yard course. OCU rallied from […]

Volleyball team sets goals for national championship

The volleyball team is seeking to return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship for the first time in five years. The women’s volleyball team is ranked 24th in NAIA. The team was undefeated in conference play until suffering a loss Saturday to Wayland Baptist. “The team does not rely on odd superstitions for success,” […]

Men’s soccer beat Wayland Baptist 2-0

The men’s soccer team won against Wayland Baptist University (Texas) 2-0 on Wednesday Oct. 28 at J.V. Hilliard Field. Junior midfielder Fabian Henningsen and freshman defender Henrik Verolet each scored a goal against Wayland Baptist. OCU improved to 6-8 and 6-2 in Sooner Athletic Conference men’s soccer. Henningsen’s goal came in the 29th minute off […]

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 against Wayland Baptist

The women’s soccer team lost its first Sooner Athletic Conference game of the season to Wayland Baptist University (Texas) 1-0 on Wednesday Oct. 28 at J.V. Hilliard Field. The loss snapped freshman goalkeeper Kirsten Thomas’s five game shutout streak. Thomas recorded four saves and moved to 9-4-1 on the season. The Stars, ranked 23rd in […]

Baseball team to celebrate Halloween with special game

The baseball team will have a special game to celebrate Halloween. The team is expanding its annual Halloween game fundraiser this year to include the student body. The team is scheduled to host an inter-squad baseball game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Jim Wade stadium. Players will wear costumes throughout the game and spectators are […]

Alumna honored in National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Alumna Emily Webster will be honored as the person of the year by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Missouri Chapter Oct. 25 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. Webster, originally from Sedalia, Mo., finished her OCU career with four 101-pound Women’s College Wrestling Association national championships and a 118-0 record. Webster is sharing the […]

Men’s basketball team receives new coach

Vinay Patel is the new head coach for the men’s basketball team. Patel is taking over for Dionne Phelps, former head coach. Phelps’ last day was Oct. 9 after accepting a position as assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Patel spent the 2014-15 season as assistant coach at Roger State University in Claremore, […]

The Full Story: Men’s basketball coach resigns

The men’s basketball team is starting its season without a coach. Head Coach Dionne Phelps announced Oct. 7 he was leaving to be the assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. His last day was Oct. 9. “The timing is very poor,” Athletic Director Jim Abbott said. “I’m upset for the team to have […]

Women’s basketball team prepares for season with eight players

The women’s basketball team has its smallest roster in years, with six new players and two returning players. “Everyone that we have right now is what we need,” Head Coach Bo Overton said. “We have eight good players and that’s really all we need. We’ll be just fine. We’re not going to make any excuses […]

Men’s basketball season starts without coach

The men’s basketball team is starting its season without a coach. Head Coach Dionne Phelps announced Oct. 7 that he was leaving to be the assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Oct. 9 was his last day. “The timing is very poor,” Athletic Director Jim Abbott said. “I’m upset for the team to have […]

Golf alum secures third consecutive PGA tour

Tyrone Van Aswegen, OCU alum and former member of the men’s golf team, has secured his PGA Tour berth for the third consecutive year after tying for fifth place in the Tour Championship on Sunday, Oct. 4 at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course. Van Aswegen ended in 34th place on the Tour priority […]

Women’s soccer team ties with JBU

The women’s soccer team tied John Brown (Ark.) 1-1 on Tuesday Oct. 6 at Stars Field in the Stars’ second Sooner Athletic Conference game of the season. OCU moves to 5-3-1, 1-0-1 in the SAC, while JBU now stands at 6-5-1, 2-0-1. Freshman goalkeeper Kirsten Thomas registered two saves in the game including a penalty […]

Men’s soccer team falls to JBU

The men’s soccer team lost to John Brown (Ark.) 2-0 on Tuesday Oct. 6 at Stars Field in the Stars’ second Sooner Athletic Conference game of the season. The Stars moved to 1-7, 1-1 in the SAC, while JBU improved to 7-4-1, 3-0. The sophomore goalkeeper Vladimir Kalajdzic notched seven saves in the losing effort. […]

Christian athletic group works to increase presence

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is attempting to reestablish the group on campus again. FCA is a faith-based, interdenominational, nonprofit organization. Their mission is “to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the […]

Coach inspires players, community

Brian Harvey is the first and only head soccer coach at OCU. But before he was coaching, he was a professional soccer player himself. Harvey played for the Dallas Tornadoes in 1968 and traveled the globe playing 38 games in six months, according to the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics  website, The Tornadoes were […]

Volleyball Comes Up Short Against D-II Competition

The women’s volleyball team lost Saturday Oct. 3 against NCAA Division II teams West Texas A&M and Southwestern Oklahoma State at the WTAMU Fieldhouse. The Stars lost straights sets 27-25, 25-21, 25-11 to West Texas A&M in the first match, then dropped the second match 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18 to Southwestern Oklahoma State. OCU, ranked […]

Baseball program receives endowment

Denney Crabaugh, head baseball coach, will leave behind the legacy he’s always dreamed of when he retires. The Denney Crabaugh Endowment will be invested permanently to benefit OCU baseball and provide funds toward the program’s needs such as scholarships, equipment and travel. “Coach Crabaugh has given countless hours to build our nationally prominent program, positively […]

Mitcham becomes SAC setter of the week

Senior Setter Hannah Mitcham became the Sooner Athletic Conference setter of the week in the first weekly league honors of 2015. The SAC selected Mitcham as its setter of the week for the fourth time in her OCU career. Mitcham produced 91 assists, 18 digs, six kills and two aces during the Stars’ first three […]

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