SWOSU Defeats Rogers State University in Mind Games


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team won its quarterfinal match on November 25 with a 720-150 win over Rogers State University on KSBI-TV.

SWOSU, the defending champion of Mind Games, will now play January 6 in the semifinals against the winner of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University/Northern Oklahoma College quarterfinal match.

Mind Games, an Oklahoma academic challenge competition that is a buzzer quiz game based on knowledge in all academic fields, has competitors from 16 Oklahoma colleges and universities. The students compete for scholarship money and SWOSU has now won $4,500 in the two matches this semester.

Coach of the SWOSU team is Dr. Fred Gates, who is associate professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences. 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.

SWOSU won its opening match of the 2012 fall semester with a 690-130 victory over Oklahoma City Community College.