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  • Posing on the “Ruston Gridiron”Consisted of:“Doggonit” Talbot“Sten-o-graphe” “Camel” Wallis, the gritty center“Thrasher”“Boss” who broke a rib that season“the hobo”Joshua who fractured a knee“Old Rye”“Long-head”“Chicken”“Cat”“Gerve”Manager Rogers, who also answered to the names “Brownie,” “Susie,” or “Jane”
  • Consisted of:-“Tag” Sain, the fastest short-stop that ever hit the Ouachita diamond-W.F. Rogers, the champion college pitcher of the south, known as “the Southern Preacher” because he would not play Sunday ball
  • -Two basketball teams: the Blacks and the Reds-“Examples of what girls can do in Athletics”-The team demonstrates that “beauty is useful as well as ornamental”
  • Members included: “Zeb,” “Physic” McGough, “Abraham” Jordan, “Elephant” Goodner, and “Young Jack Conger”
  • Notice the caption
  • Boating club (not to be confused with the newly created fishing club) and the Hunting club
  • Men’s: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis and swimmingWomen’s: volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, cross country, tennis and swimming
  • Women’s golf: Gulf South ConferenceMen’s Wrestling: Independent program that travels to nearby states
  • -Expenses: -scholarships: award about 200 annually -facilities -coaching staff -sports information, athletic director-Downfalls: -Television revenue: no “big-buck” generating tv contracts like division 1
  • OBU versus Kentucky State exhibition game (2008)Baseball ranked #2 in the nation last yearGirl’s basketball advanced to Sweet 16 last season
  • -An international program designed to build a bridge from here to Rwanda and transform lives at both ends-Award presidential scholarships to top math and science students in Rwanda to receive 4-year undergraduate degrees at U.S. colleges under stipulation that students will return to Rwanda to work for a certain amound of time to better the advancement of the country-Elisee is one of these students
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    • 1. OUACHITA ATHLETICS
      CAMPUS LIFE
    • 2. A BIT OF HISTORY
      1907 OUACHITONIAN
      FOOTBALL · BASEBALL · BASKETBALL · WOMEN’S BASKETBALL · TRACK · TENNIS
    • 3. FOOTBALL
    • 4. BASKETBALL
    • 5. BASEBALL
    • 6. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
    • 7. TRACK
    • 8. TENNIS
    • 9. ALSO…
    • 10. CURRENT ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
    • 11. COMING SOON…
    • 12. OUACHITA ATHLETICS IN SOCIETY
      Division II
      Expenses
      Downfalls
      Gate receipts
      Television revenue
      Low fan base
      Media coverage
    • 13. PROBLEM WITH MEDIA COVERAGE
      Television Coverage
      Football Championship (ESPN)
      Basketball Championship (CBS)
      Women’s Basketball Championship (ESPN2)
      CBS College Sports
      6 regular football games each Thursday
      One men’s basketball game each Saturday
    • 14. PROBLEM WITH MEDIA COVERAGE
      Ouachita seldom sees airtime
    • 15. RADIO COVERAGE
      Rarely receive attention from national or state-wide stations
      Local radio stations
      KYXK Arkadelphia
      KELD El Dorado
      KZHS Hot Springs
      KVMA Magnolia
      KNAS Nashville
      KQOR Mena
    • 16. BENEFITS TO SOCIETY
      Red Cross Blood Drive
    • 17. BENEFITS TO SOCIETY
      BRIDGE2RWANDA Soccer Fundraiser
      EliseeHabimana
      OBU vs. Presidential Scholars Team
      Raised over $700
    • 18. BENEFITS TO CAMPUS LIFE
      Battle of the Ravine
    • 19. BENEFITS TO CAMPUS LIFE
      Homecoming week
    • 20. BENEFITS TO CAMPUS LIFE
      Spirit of Athletics: Intramurals
    • 21. BENEFITS TO CAMPUS LIFE
      Contributions to diversity
      40%
      52%
    • 22. BENEFITS TO CAMPUS LIFE

      Athletics are a great thing for higher education. Games bring a spirit of competition and camaraderie to the student body and help bond the students together under one common goal.

      DAVID SHARP, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR