Sweetheart Shoot-Out Planned February 14 at SWOSU


An upcoming Sweetheart Shoot-Out is planned by the Collegiate Activities Board at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The event will be part of SWOSU’s men’s and women’s basketball games on Wednesday, February 14, which is Valentine’s Day. Winners of the shoot-out will win iPod Nanos.

Shameika Williams, chair of CAB, said everyone is encouraged to wear their Rankin Rowdies t-shirt that evening at the 6 and 8 p.m. ballgames. As Rankin Rowdies walk in the door, each couple who wants one will receive a numbered ticket. This will make the couple eligible to be one of two couples in the shoot-out. Williams said only one member of the couple must be wearing a Rankin t-shirt.

During half-time of the boys’ game, there will be a couple’s shoot-out for the iPod Nanos. Two couples will be competing at opposite ends of the basketball court. The couple will compete as a team in a 30-second shoot-out from the freethrow line. Both members of each team must attempt to shoot. The couple that makes the most baskets in 30 seconds will win the two iPods.

The winning couple then must kiss at half court. Williams said there are no specifications on the type or length of the kiss, but it must be G-rated.

Cindy Dougherty, dean of students at SWOSU, said the Rankin Rowdies t-shirts have been so popular that they are now sold out. As always, every person in a Rankin T, competing or not, will receive a free drink during either game, courtesy of CAB.