SWOSU Mind Games Team Opens Play on September 30


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team will play its opening match against Oklahoma City Community College on Sunday evening, September 30, at 6 p.m. on KSBI-TV.  

SWOSU is the defending champion of Mind Games, winning the spring semester title from earlier this year. The Oklahoma academic challenge competition is a buzzer quiz game based on knowledge in all academic fields. Sixteen Oklahoma colleges and universities are competing this fall, and students will be competing for scholarship money.

Coach of the SWOSU team is Dr. Fred Gates, who is associate professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences. This is Gates’ first year as coach. 

Members of the SWOSU team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Jim Ferguson, Elk City; Erika Christner, Enid; Tanner Fisher, Calumet; Josh Olivera, Cordell; and Connor Holland, Duncan.

If SWOSU wins its opening match, the team will play the winner of Rogers State University/Western Oklahoma State College on November 25.