Athletics News

  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #14 - Men's Soccer Earns National Attention
    June 28, 2017
    A hot start to the season that included a win over Michigan State, earned the Oral Roberts men’s soccer team votes in the NSCAA Top 25 poll.
  • 2016-17 #TopORUMoments; #15 - Nzekwesi Named Top Freshman; Selected for National Team
    June 26, 2017
    Oral Roberts freshman Emmanuel Nzekwesi was a force all season, and was honored for his efforts after the year, earning Summit League Freshman of the Year honors. Nzekwesi's rookie season is #15 on the #TopORUMoments countdown for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ausua Selected as Summit League Male Athlete of the Month
    June 23, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League selected Oral Roberts baseball player Miguel Ausua (Peñuelas, Puerto Rico) and South Dakota men’s track & field student-athlete Chris Nilsen (Kansas City, Mo.) as the Male Athletes of the Month and South Dakota women’s track & field athlete Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) as the Female Athlete of the Month for May/June.
  • #ORUMBB Practice Update
    June 21, 2017
    Get an update on summer practice from new Head Coach Paul Mills
  • ORU Infographics Named "Best in the Nation"
    June 21, 2017
    The Oral Roberts men’s basketball #NextDayNumbers infographic series was voted “Best in the Nation” by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The infographic earned its honor in the university division of the 2017 CoSIDA Publications Contest. Award winners were announced at the CoSIDA Convention in Orlando, Florida, June 11-14.
  • Purnell Named USTFCCCA All-American
    June 19, 2017
    After a breakthrough sophomore season that included a run to the NCAA National Championship meet, triple jumper Jaden Purnell has picked up USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, it was announced by the organization.
  • ORU Mourns the Loss of Ashley Beatty
    June 16, 2017
    Oral Roberts University is deeply saddened by the death of women’s basketball player Ashley Beatty. ORU Security and Tulsa Police did investigate her death in one of the dorms Thursday evening but have found no evidence of foul play.
  • ORU Women’s Tennis Inks Luisa Agudelo
    June 16, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women’s tennis team signed Luisa Agudelo from Palmira - Valle, Colombia, on Friday, June 16.
  • Get to Know: #ORUMBB Assistant Coach Talvin Hester
    June 15, 2017
    Get to Know: #ORUMBB Assistant Coach Talvin Hester
  • All-America Honors Bestowed on Ausua, Cummings by NCBWA
    June 15, 2017
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Oral Roberts baseball's Miguel Ausua and Noah Cummings were recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on its 22nd Annual All-America Teams.
  • ORU Women’s Tennis Signs Gorana Kadijevic
    June 15, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women’s tennis team signed Gorana Kadijevic from Omis, Croatia, on Thursday, June 15.
  • Ausua, Whatley Grab ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Spots
    June 15, 2017
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miguel Ausua and Matt Whatley represented the Oral Roberts baseball team on the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Midwest Region teams.
  • Trio of Golden Eagles Selected on Day Three of 2017 MLB Draft
    June 14, 2017
    SECAUCUS, N.J. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had three players selected on the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft as Dylan Snypes, Bryce Howe and Josh McMinn all had their names called Wednesday.
  • #ORUBase Pair Lands on Academic All-Summit League Team
    June 14, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – Sam Grellner and Matt Whatley representing Oral Roberts baseball were named to the 2017 Academic All-Summit League Team as announced by the league office Wednesday. A total of 11 student-athletes were named to the team and honored for their academic and athletic performances this season.
  • Whatley Drafted in Round Three by Texas Rangers
    June 13, 2017
    SECAUCUS, N.J. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected in the third round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday afternoon with the 104th overall pick by the Texas Rangers.
  • Golden Eagles Announce 2017 Volleyball Schedule
    June 13, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Featuring 11 home matches and four opponents that reached the NCAA Championship a year ago, the Oral Roberts volleyball team has announced its schedule for the 2017 season beginning August 25, highlighted by trips to West Lafayette, Indiana, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Tampa, Florida.
  • Summit League Adds Valparaiso as Men’s Tennis Affiliate Member
    June 12, 2017
    ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced the addition of Valparaiso University as an affiliate member for men's tennis beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The Crusaders were original members of The Summit League, then known as the Mid-Continent Conference, from 1982 to 2007.
  • Purnell Takes 19th in Triple Jump at NCAA Championships
    June 09, 2017
    Jaden Purnell lived on the edge throughout the postseason as the Oral Roberts sophomore claimed one of the final spots in the west preliminary meet and the very last qualifying spot in the NCAA Championship. Purnell made the most of his opportunity Friday moving up to finish 19th in the nation in the triple jump with a mark of 15.50m (50-10.24).
  • Get to Know: #ORUMBB Assistant Coach Sam Patterson
    June 09, 2017
    Get to Know: #ORUMBB Assistant Coach Sam Patterson
  • Burrows Named Summit League Golfer of the Year
    June 09, 2017
    Oral Roberts’ Cody Burrows was named the league’s Men’s Golfer of the Year following a vote of the head coaches it was announced today.
  • Whatley Nabs Spot as Johnny Bench Award Finalist
    June 05, 2017
    WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by He becomes the first finalist from ORU since the award's inception in 2000.
  • ORU Baseball Takes No. 11 Arkansas to the Brink in NCAA Regional
    June 04, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team had 11th-ranked Arkansas on the ropes Sunday afternoon before the top seed rallied back for a 4-3 victory in an elimination game in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
  • Offensive Outburst Sends Golden Eagles over Cowboys, 14-6
    June 03, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – All nine starters tallied at least one hit in a true team effort as Oral Roberts baseball staved off elimination in a dominating, 14-6 win over in-state rival Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon at Baum Stadium in the NCAA Baseball Championship.
  • ORU Baseball Unable to Capitalize on Chances at Arkansas in NCAA Regional
    June 02, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team stranded 10 runners on base as it could not break through against the top seed, No. 11 Arkansas in a 3-0 loss Friday night in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium.
  • ORU Superfan Soars to Regionals with Golden Eagles
    June 02, 2017
    Every team has that one special fan, the one that is there through the good, the bad and the ugly. The dedication from that person is more than just support, it's love. For the team, that specific individual is more than just a fan, they’re family. Oral Roberts baseball has that fan, and his name is Gage McCool.
  • Golden Eagles Ready for NCAA Fayetteville Regional
    June 01, 2017
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts baseball team is ready for a postseason run starting Friday night at sold-out Baum Stadium in the opening game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. The Golden Eagles face No. 1 seed and host Arkansas at 7 p.m. in the double-elimination event. Catch the action all weekend on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app or tune in live to the ORU Sports Network for audio coverage.
  • Friday Tickets Sold Out for ORU Baseball, Limited Number Remain for Saturday
    May 31, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Tickets for Friday night's Oral Roberts baseball game at Arkansas in the 2017 NCAA Fayetteville Regional are sold out, while a limited number of tickets for Saturday's session still are available.
  • Golden Eagles Off to Fayetteville for NCAA Baseball Regional
    May 29, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team learned it will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2017 NCAA Regional June 2-5 as announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show on ESPN2 Monday.
  • #ORUBase 2017 NCAA Regional Selection Watch Party
    May 29, 2017
    ORU Baseball learned it's headed to the NCAA Fayetteville Regional with Arkansas, Missouri State and Oklahoma State June 2-5. Check out reactions from the Golden Eagles' head coach and several players #SoarAbove
  • Ausua Pitches ORU Baseball to Summit League Championship
    May 27, 2017
    TULSA, Okla. – Miguel Ausua went the distance throwing a complete-game shutout to send Oral Roberts to a 7-0 victory over North Dakota State in the Summit League Championship earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Baseball Regionals.
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