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  1. 2 points
    Yeah, Jason...amazing how ORU pitching can hold a top 30 team like OU to two runs twice....yet we get hammered by Western Illinois for 24 runs in 3 games with our top 3 starters on the mound.....mind boggling.....nice win in front of a good home crowd last night but the victory makes TheEagleman scratch the thinning hair on his head.....Good Guys (now 17-17) have to win this series in Fargo...it's huge....
  2. 2 points
    I played on the Law School's intramural team as catcher/pitcher. Normally I was catcher. When we played the Athletic Dorm team I loved talking trash as each one of those guys came to the plate. I especially remember talking trash to both Cat Johnson and Mark Acres, trying to get them distracted. They would look at me and shake their heads like who is this idiot. It was all in good fun. They looked at our team as the "old guys". It was a lot of fun. It was also a true pleasure watching guys like Cat, Mark Acres and his brother Jeff and Steve Bontrager play in Mabee. Great times.
  3. 2 points
    Cat, on the Athletic Dorm's intramural Team, took away a bunch of hits as shortstop, running in the hole and throwing people out against our team. It wasn't fair, it seemed playing the Athletic Dorm in intramurals, was like playing the Dream Team!
  4. 2 points
    It's a nice thought and maybe he will come in and light it up BUT going from playing in one game to playing 25 minutes is quite a stretch. Obanor didn't play 25 per game last season...
  5. 2 points
    Happy now to share details on the upcoming documentary "Praise The Lord & Pass The Ball", focusing on the meteoric rise of ORU basketball in the early 70's. Following several months of planning and several days of shooting interviews in Tulsa and Nashville, the project has now reached the editing and post-production stage, and a Kickstarter.com site has been established to complete the financing, which to this point has been footed by former ORU coach Ken Trickey's daughter and son: Praise The Lord & Pass The Ball (Kickstarter.com) This is a fantastic project that will provide a legacy of the glory years of "ORU Titan" basketball for generations to come. Here's hoping that ORU basketball fans young and old will contribute to this endeavor, so a finished product can be realized as soon as possible!
  6. 2 points
    "GOOD MORNING..." "...GOOD AFTERNOON..." "...AND GOOD NIGHT!!"
  7. 2 points
    For everyone who was looking at Milton as some sort of savior for next season, I tried to tell you he wasn't that good back in October before he got hurt. Now everyone's wants to hang their hat on Abmas, a true freshman who put up big numbers at a small private high school, but seems to have commitment issues. Which begs the question: is he Johnathan Bluitt, or Beloved Rogers? Tim Gill, or Hunter McClntock? Just not a fan of these guys who seem to have one toe in the water, trying to decide. "PICK A LANE, BRO - PICK A LANE".
  8. 2 points
    Strike while the iron is hot. I bet Sutton still regrets not parlaying the Tutt/Green success to a step up the coaching ladder. Would SDSU give Saul Phillips a look?
  9. 1 point
    Holy bleep....ORU rallies from 5-1 down with an 8 run 9th inning to stun NDSU 11-5....a pair of HRs for Spencer Henson and four scoreless and hitless relief innings by Hunter Swift for the win....now lets get the sweep!!!...GO BLUE!!!
  10. 1 point
    TU loses its top 3-point shooter to the grad transfer portal: If you ask me, this whole grad transfer thing is out of control. Am I the only one who is reminded of NBA free-agency, and the inherent risk of injecting older, perhaps skeptical vets into a locker room? How is a young rising star (like a Kevin Obanor) supposed to react to these one-season hired guns? With respect for what they've been through, or with suspicion of their ultimate motives? What's it like for underclassmen to have a revolving cast of "seniors" their first two or three seasons?
  11. 1 point
    Dodgeball???....sounds like a great opportunity for a few knee injuries.....TheEagleman loves the bonding but let's just take it easy until the opening of fall practice, eh coach?.....
  12. 1 point
    If (big if) ORU doesn't have any additional outgoing transfers the floor for next year in the Summit should be 3rd place.
  13. 1 point
    TULSA, Okla. – Graduate transfer Deondre Burns will play his final year of college basketball for Oral Roberts University, it was announced by ORU Head Coach Paul Mills on Wednesday. Deondre Burns // 6-2 // 185 // Yazoo City, Miss. // Newman Smith HS // Little Rock Played in 75 games with 19 starts for the Little Rock Trojans in three years Averaged 10.0 points and 2.8 rebounds last season, shooting 41 percent from the field. Shot 45 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore. Scored a career high 29 points against Howard on November 23, 2018, going 9-10 from the field and 4-5 from 3-point range. Had 12 double figure scoring efforts as a junior and has 20 career games with at least 10 points. Averaged 24.6 points as a senior at Newman Smith HS to earn All-Region and All-District and District MVP honors in Texas 5A. Son of Deon Burns, who played basketball at Jackson State, and Belinda Smith Coach Mills on Burns "Deondre is an experienced guard who will help immensely in providing leadership and playmaking abilities to our backcourt. He was one of the top shooters in the country during his sophomore season at UALR. This past season he transitioned to a point guard and is phenomenal in ball screen decision making. He will be one of the more athletic players we have had and has great size and speed for a guard. I am excited that Dre will be part of our 2019-20 season." For the latest information on ORU men's basketball, follow @ORUMBB on Twitter or Instagram, or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the ORU Athletics Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or the ORU Golden Eagles Live App in iTunes or the Google Play Store. For tickets, visit mabeecenter.com or call 495-7ORU (7678).
  14. 1 point
    Big rematch tonight....the Sooners head in to JLJ looking for some revenge for the ORU extra inning win two weeks ago....should be a real good game with a nice home crowd if it's a pleasant evening in Tulsa.....TheEagleman wishes he could be there....GO BLUE!!!...
  15. 1 point
    What a game. ORU wins in 9th. 3-2 with Spencer Henson on the mound. Great effort and go eagles!
  16. 1 point
    Services for Cat were held today in Joplin. Here’s a great article from The Joplin Globe, including quotes from Cat’s high school coach at Joplin Memorial, Mike O’Rourke, who followed Cat to Tulsa and served as an assistant coach on Ken Hayes’ staff at ORU before a successful run at Tulsa Memorial High School. https://www.joplinglobe.com/sports/local_sports/gary-cat-johnson-remembered-as-consummate-team-player/article_64672d8a-5c0d-11e9-8b38-9b2e36ad6f32.html
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    Sad to report that ORU Hall of Famer Gary "Cat" Johnson passed away Tuesday at a St. Louis hospital at the age of 58. Cat had been dealing with a number of health issues the past few years, but that didn't stop him from a number of business ventures in his hometown of Joplin (MO), the latest of which was a restaurant called "Cat Johnson's Taste Of The South". Here's a tribute posted from one of his friends: https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/one-of-joplin-s-greatest-athletes-gary-cat-johnson-has-died/1912698096 Cat was a schoolboy legend in Joplin, leading his Joplin Memorial high school team to back-to-back state championships in the late 70's against much larger schools from St. Louis and Kansas City. Here's a link to his bio from the Joplin Sports Hall of Fame website: https://joplinsports.org/hall-of-fame/entry/gary-cat-johnson At ORU, Cat teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Steve Bontrager to form arguably the greatest back court duo in school history. He had a flamboyant yet controlled style that reminded me of Isaiah Thomas. He really was "quick as a cat"; and he had a personality as flashy as his nickname. Cat was instrumental in convincing teammate Calvin Garrett to return to ORU in 2018 for Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and coordinated a reunion of former ORU players from that time as part of the festivities. Cat was one-of-a-kind, and I'm sure there will be other tributes coming in the next few days that I will try to post as I find them.
  18. 1 point
    Number of quality arms has been a huge advantage ORU has had over the years, but it's just not there this year. I don't know if this is a fluke year or if the recruiting has fallen off since Snedeker left for Lamar. Would this be the first year ever ORU has failed to win a team championship in any sport while a member of the MidCon/Summit?
  19. 1 point
    Wooohooo!!..not so fast, my friend...ORU with an 8-7 walk off comeback win!!!
  20. 1 point
    O T and i both got to see cats last oru game in a rocking mabee center until a guy named little got hot! Had contact with him cause he knew herman ken stan who were on my wing. fun loving guy and fortunate to play with the "blur"at the a c .best point guard i ever played with. last memory of him was when we played the athletic dorm in softball and of course cat was great as a shortstop. prayers of Gods comfort and strength to his family
  21. 1 point
    Great read on grad transfer Hunter Wilson's return to Fayetteville Tuesday night - quite a character (and a bat flip for the ages): http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2019/apr/10/wilson-return-fayetteville-among-biggest-memories/
  22. 1 point
    ...unless he's signing with a juco or an NAIA school? The "like" from the ORU coach may have just been a nod to former ORU assistant Conley Phipps, head coach of the state champion Hornets. Conley's son Trey (Conley Phipps III) was a junior point guard this season and has already committed to TU; his running mate Bryce Thompson (son of former TU star Rod Thompson) is being heavily recruited by blueblood programs all over the country for 2020. Lots of horses on that BTW squad; there might just be a Ken Tutt-like story hidden amongst all that talent (Ken famously went virtually unrecruited while buried on a star-studded team his senior year of high school in Texas).
  23. 1 point
    TheEagleman is very saddened to hear this news.....Cat Johnson played at ORU a few years after I graduated but I am very familiar with his exploits during the late 70s-early 80s when ORU basketball was still a force in D-1.....58 is far too young to go....especially since I am well past that....those photos of Cat in the old ORU uniforms bring back many memories....love the pic of Cat, Bontrager and Showman........sincere sympathies to his family.....Gary "Cat" Johnson will always be an ORU legend and HOFer.....
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  25. 1 point
    free baseball....tied 2-2 going to the tenth. win or lose, a really nice outing by the good guys
  26. 1 point
    I don't understand SDSU's move at all. If the assistant couldn't secure Grill and Jenkins why not conduct a search? Now they may be stuck.
  27. 1 point
    If the quick Henderson hire by SDSU was an attempt to keep the current players and commits....epic fail!
  28. 1 point
    Just based on his stats at Little Rock, he averaged 10 points and 1.6 assists. So he seems more like a shooting guard then point guard because he looks to score first and pass second. Anyway he should be able to come in and help next year as a redshirt senior. Just need to find a center now.
  29. 1 point
    This announcement, coupled with landing the grad transfer Burns, makes for the best news cycle ORU Basketball has enjoyed in quite some time. Congratulations to Kevin.
  30. 1 point
    The 4-12 Bison in town for a weekend series at JLJ.....NDSU won a series at WIU last weekend so they aren't going to just roll over....ORU needs to show some stones and take all three here....is that putting some pressure on the Good Guys?...probably yes....but it must be done if ORU is going to show that we are still the team to beat in the Summit....gotta smoke these mediocre (at best) Summit teams at home.....GO BLUE!!!...
  31. 1 point
    ORU is victorious in the series opener over NDSU, 9-3 coming from 3-1 down early in the game.....Josh McMinn gets victory and Trey Wolf cleans up with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.....Blake Hall with a 3 hit night and Trevor McCutchin with 2 hits and 2 RBI....the Good Guys are back at it on Saturday afternoon vs. the Bison.....ORU now 12-11(5-2)….
  32. 1 point
    Abmas played his high school career in Texas 6A so it's not like he was playing at Holland Hall or something.
  33. 1 point
    Just a reminder for those of you who are down on the ORU baseball program.....this is from the ORU game notes: NOT SHYING AWAY: ORU put together one of its most difficult schedules to date for 2019. The Golden Eagles face seven teams that advanced to a NCAA Regional a season ago accounting for nearly a third of its 56-game slate. Five of ORU's first eight opponents advanced to the postseason in 2018 providing an early test......hummmm....combine this with the fact that this 2019 squad is very young and inexperienced....so TheEagleman is willing to give the Good Guys another few weeks before coming to any conclusions......remember....it's still March......
  34. 1 point
    Although not definitive, Saul Phillips has let it be known that he has coaching options that he is looking at. Where and with whom is unknown. He does claim to being looked at regarding other coaching positions. He also was at NDSU's play-in game with North Carolina Central in Dayton last week cheering on the Bison.
  35. 1 point
    For the most part, I agree. We've had some *stronger* seasons for the last couple of years and lost a lot of those guys. So it's fair to call this a rebuilding year and assume we'll be better next year. But I also think it's fair to say that the baseball program has not performed to expectations considering our investment. When was the last time we had a Win in the NCAA tournament, let alone a meaningful one? I was curious so I went and looked at our past records. We last won in the NCAA tournament in 2017, but this is our lone win in postseason play since we moved to the Southland after the 2012 season and missed the next two post seasons, which seems to me to be a disappointing record over the past 6 seasons. Obviously, just judging the past six seasons based on post season success is tough. We've had some great wins in the regular season in those six seasons, and I don't expect to make it to the CWS every year, but is it unrealistic to hope for some postseason success? Not a rhetorical question, I do not know how our baseball spend compares to the P5 or to mid-majors, though I have to assume it would be far better than most other mid majors.
  36. 1 point
    Thunder fans dealing with the bitter disappointment of realizing this doesn't actually say "Billy Donovan".
  37. 1 point
    Because of the huge advantages ORU had in baseball, it has taken longer for the reality of the overall decline in ORU Athletics to hit baseball. We will see where things end up, but right now SDSU looked like the better team. ORU has not even been competitive in any of the midweek games...thank goodness a few got rained out to save another couple of L's. Perhaps missing a regional will wake some people up. Having said that all that, I hope this looks like a sky is falling post in a month or so and ORU is clicking on all cylinders heading to a regional with a chance to make some noise.
  38. 1 point
    SDSU has done pretty well the past 4-5 seasons completely disregarding the defensive end.
  39. 1 point
    We miss Moses, don't we? https://www.tulsaworld.com/sports/college/oru/oru-basketball-ncaa-appearances-with-golden-eagles-jump-started-non/article_e301b9a0-1be0-5e48-852e-5c54fb449223.html
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