SWOSU Academic Team Gearing Up for 2nd Season of Mind Games


Oklahoma’s channel 52, KSBI-TV, is starting a new season of their hit game show, Mind Games. Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will again be competing against 15 other state universities for $200,000 in scholarship money.

Mind Games is a buzzer quiz game, much like Jeopardy, that pits teams against each other in a battle of knowledge. Last semester, SWOSU competitors won $10,750 in the inaugural season of the TV show.

SWOSU has one team entered this season with five returning players including—Ezekiel Mills of Springfield (MO), Gaston Hart of Edmond (Santa Fe), Tanner Fisher of Calumet, Erika Christner of Drummond and Jim Ferguson of Elk City—and one new player, Abigail Meyer of Weatherford. SWOSU’s first matchup of the season has the Bulldogs taking on Connors State College. The game will air on Wednesday, March 28, at 8 p.m.

SWOSU fielded two teams for the competition last fall. The teams were divided equally, not in an A and B style. Team coach Dr. Kevin Collins is very hopeful for the upcoming season. He said the teams made a strong showing last season and hopes to build on that success.

Teams competing this season include: Tulsa Community College, Southern Nazarene University, Rose State College, Southwestern Christian University, Northern Oklahoma College, University of Central Oklahoma, East Central University, Rogers State University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Redlands Community College, Oklahoma City Community College, Cameron University, Seminole State College and Connors State College.

The first matchup started on February 8 and will continue weekly. For more information, contact Dr. Collins at kevin.collins@swosu.edu or at 580.774.3735.