SWOSU Blue Team Advances to Mind Games Semifinals


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Blue team won its quarterfinal match of the  inaugural Mind Games on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City and now advances to the semifinals on November 9.

SWOSU Blue won, 440-50, over Northeastern A & M and won $2,250 in scholarship money.

SWOSU’s White team will play its quarterfinals match on Wednesday, November 2, at 8:30 p.m. against the University of Central Oklahoma Bronze team. The program will air on KSBI-TV, which can be seen on Channel 8 of the Weatherford cable system or Channel 52 on Direct TV and Dish Network.

The new academic challenge quiz show brings together teams of students from Oklahoma’s colleges and universities in a weekly battle of the brains.

SWOSU is the only university to have both of its teams still alive in the competition.

Coach of the SWOSU teams is Kevin Collins, associate professor in the SWOSU Department of Language & Literature.

The students compete for scholarship money. So far, SWOSU has won $6,750 in scholarship money. Scholarship money is provided by The Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Energy Resources, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Stafford Air & Space Museum. 

Members of the SWOSU Blue team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Tanner Fisher, Calumet; and Kayla Argo, Plains KS. Alternate is Trent Boesen, Ninnekah.

The SWOSU White team members are: Gaston Hart, Edmond (Santa Fe); Erika Christner, Drummond; Jim Ferguson, Elk City; and alternate Dillon Gunter, Binger-Oney.