| **For Immediate Release**
Four OPSU Teams Hit the Road for Big Weekend Games
by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 02-08-06
Goodwell, OK - A huge weekend
of exciting college athletics is in store for Oklahoma
Panhandle State University teams. Unfortunately for area
fans, all of the games are on the road, but a good deal
of the action will be on the airwaves.
Friday through Sunday, the Lady Aggie
softball team, coached by Nikki Cothran, will face tough
competition in the West Texas A&M tournament. The games
will be played in Amarillo.
Also on Friday, the OPSU baseball team, coached by Jason
Kueffler, will be in Ada to face East Central Oklahoma in
a doubleheader. From there, they will head to Texas to face
Angelo State on Sunday.
The basketball season may be winding
down, but things are heating up for the Heartland Conference
playoffs. The Aggies, under head coach Curt Connor, have
five regular season games left, and the Jerry Olson coached
Lady Aggies have four – all
of them very important for purposes of seeding and location
in the conference tournament.
Currently, the men’s basketball team is 3-4 in league
play and is locked in a tight battle with Western New Mexico
and St. Mary’s for third and fourth place. Only the
top four teams will qualify for the league tournament. On
Friday, the Aggies will be in San Antonio to play the University
of the Incarnate Word, and they’ll stay in the same
city for a Saturday battle with St. Mary’s.
The Lady Aggies, 6-2 in the league,
trail only Montana State-Billings (7-1) in the race for
the top seed in the post season tourney. The women’s team will follow the same weekend trail
as do the men with a Thursday game against Incarnate Word
and a Saturday contest with St. Mary’s.
All of the basketball games will be
carried by KGYN radio, live via internet broadcast. The
Incarnate Word women’s
tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, and immediately following
the men will play. On Saturday, the St. Mary’s broadcast
will begin with the Lady Aggie game at 5:30 p.m., followed
by the men’s game. Log on to www.opsu.edu and click
on Athletics to find the link. Fans may also listen to the
games on PTCI’s DITV channel 150.